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ireland / britain / community struggles / news report Thursday September 13, 2012 - 15:36 by Sean Matthews
People in deprived areas in Northern Ireland are three times more likely to take their lives. Health minister Edwin Poots said, ‘Unemployment rates in deprived areas further affect people and this is a major concern. Studies indicate that a 1% increase in unemployment is met with a corresponding 0.79% increase in suicide. ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / workplace struggles / news report Sunday April 22, 2012 - 15:07 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
Workers direct action- An injury to one is an injury to all Ⓐ ... read full story / add a comment
irlanda / gran bretagna / lotte sul territorio / cronaca Friday February 03, 2012 - 16:55 by Seán Matthews e Seán Dubh   image 1 image
Nonostante l'opposizione del partito Sinn Féin al governo, i parenti delle vittime della Bloody Sunday ed i loro sostenitori politici, tra cui anarchici irlandesi, hanno manifestato alla loro memoria lo scorso sabato. Ecco un report da parte degli anarchici presenti ed uno spaccato delle motivazioni di coloro che sono determinati a non mancare questa commemorazione anno dopo anno. [English] ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / community struggles / news report Thursday February 02, 2012 - 17:56 by Sean Matthews & Sean Dubh
Despite the opposition of the governing SInn Fein party, relatives of families of the victims of Bloody Sunday and political supporters, including Irish anarchists, marched in remembrance last Saturday. A report from the anarchists present and a background to the issues behind those determined to continue the annual commemoration. [Italiano] ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / crime prison and punishment / news report Friday November 11, 2011 - 21:03 by Sean Matthews
The sixty million payoff to prison officers in Northern Ireland could be much better spent on addressing the causes of crime such as poverty, social deprivation and prison rehabilitation. Prison officers who served during the Troubles could walk away from their jobs with packages of more than £120,000 plus pension as part of a £60m redundancy programme aimed at ‘modernising’ the service.

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ireland / britain / anarchist movement / news report Friday September 09, 2011 - 23:55 by Sean Matthews
Historian Mairtin O Cathain’s ‘Wee Black Booke’ has now been added to our archive for you to read or download. In it he pulls together reports of anarchism in and around Belfast in the years from 1867 to 1973. With no local movement for much of this period, the pamphlet looks at some individuals whose political activity merited mention in the media of the time. O Cathain’s work stops before the emergence in the late 1970s of the groups from which contemporary anarchist organisations Workers Solidarity Movement and Organise! can trace their roots.

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south-east asia / community struggles / news report Friday July 22, 2011 - 00:25 by Sean Matthews
More than 20,000 people demonstrated for electoral reforms across Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital, on Saturday in a rare protest that was declared illegal by police. The protest was called for by opposition groups, including the Coalition for Free and Fair Elections, Bersih. Police fired tear-gas and water cannons at demonstrators and arrested more than 1,400 people, including top opposition leaders, according to protest organisers. The activists' demands include an overhaul of voter registration lists, tougher measures to curb fraud and fairer opportunities for opposition politicians to campaign in government-linked media. Malaysia's next general election is planned due in 2013.  Anarchists were also present on the march and one participant sent us this un-edited brief report and the picture with this article ... read full story / add a comment
sud-est asiatico / lotte sul territorio / cronaca Thursday July 14, 2011 - 15:42 by Sean Matthews   text 1 comment (last - thursday october 06, 2011 - 11:14)   image 1 image
Più di 20mila persona hanno manifestato sabato 9 luglio nella capitale Kuala Lumpur per la riforma elettorale in una manifestazione dichiarata subito illegale dalla polizia. La manifestazione, un caso raro nel paese, era stata indetta dai gruppi dell'opposizione, tra cui la Coalizione per Elezioni Libere e Sicure nota come Bersih. La polizia ha sparato lacrimogeni e getti d'acqua irritante contro i manifestanti, arrestandone più di 1.400 compresi i dirigenti dell'opposizione. [English] ... read full story / add a comment
asie du sud-est / luttes dans la communauté / nouvelles Wednesday July 13, 2011 - 23:55 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
Plus de 20 000 personnes ont manifesté pour des réformes au processus électoral à travers la ville de Kuala Lumpur, la capitale de la Malaisie, durant la journée de dimanche alors que cette rare manifestation était déclarée illégale par la police. La manifestation avait été appelée par des groupes de l’opposition, dont la Coalition pour des Élections Libres et Équitables, BERSIH. La police a fait usage de gaz lacrymogène et de cannons à eau envers les manifestant-e-s et a arrêté plus de 1400 personnes. [English] ... read full story / add a comment
south-east asia / community struggles / news report Monday July 11, 2011 - 18:11 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
More than 20,000 people demonstrated for electoral reforms across Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital, on Saturday in a rare protest that was declared illegal by police. The protest was called for by opposition groups, including the Coalition for Free and Fair Elections, Bersih. Police fired tear-gas and water cannons at demonstrators and arrested more than 1,400 people, including top opposition leaders, according to protest organisers. The activists' demands include an overhaul of voter registration lists, tougher measures to curb fraud and fairer opportunities for opposition politicians to campaign in government-linked media. Malaysia's next general election is planned due in 2013. [Français] [Italiano] ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / repression / prisoners / news report Monday June 27, 2011 - 23:09 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
The reality behind the new beginning to policing was once again revealed on the streets of the North yesterday whenever children returning from a bus trip to Dublin where terrorised by heavily armed PSNI members for up two hours. The bus trip organised by the Republican Network for Unity contained 13 children and 6 adults were returning from a trip to Kilmainham Gaol was stopped and searched allegedly for explosives just outside Banbridge by up to 60-70 PSNI officers with a forensic lab and helicopters.

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Harold H Thompson 1942-2008
Ιρλανδία / Μεγάλη Βρετανία / Αναρχικό κίνημα / Νέα Thursday July 09, 2009 - 22:32 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
Ο θάνατος του φυλακισμένου Αμερικανού αναρχικού Harold H Thompson τον Οκτώβρη που μας πέρασε ήταν το τέλος ενός επαναστάτη, ενός μαχητή των ελευθεριακών ιδεών, που παρέμεινε ανυπότακτος μπροστά σε μια κοινωνία βασισμένη στην εξουσία και την εκμετάλευση. ... read full story / add a comment
Harold H Thompson 1942-2008
ireland / britain / anarchist movement / news report Monday July 06, 2009 - 02:12 by Sean Matthews- personal capacity   text 2 comments (last - friday july 10, 2009 - 06:28)   image 1 image
The passing of US anarchist prisoner, Harold H Thompson last October marked the end of a revolutionary, a fighter for the libertarian ideal, who remained unbowed and unbroken in the face of a social order built on domination and exploitation. ... read full story / add a comment
ierland / groot-brittannië / workplace struggles / news report Wednesday June 03, 2009 - 19:28 by Sean Matthews
De bezettingen bij Visteon tonen aan dat we verre van apathisch zijn als het gaat om het verdedigen van onze banen, lonen en levensstandaard. Arbeiders begonnen op 31 maart met het bezetten van de Finaghy fabriek, nadat bestuurders het verlies aankondigden van rond 600 banen bij Visteon/Ford fabrieken in Belfast, Basildon en Enfield in Engeland. ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / workplace struggles / news report Wednesday May 27, 2009 - 17:53 by Sean Matthews - personal capacity
In April, twenty six traffic attendants were sacked for resorting to a half-day un-official strike, after management ignored their grievances over working conditions. The health and safety issues include faulty and inadequate equipment, deplorable sanitary and toilet facilities. ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / miscellaneous / news report Thursday April 23, 2009 - 21:54 by Sean Matthews
If truth be told, should we be surprised by revelations in recent weeks concerning the expenses of ‘our’ politicians? ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / economy / news report Thursday October 09, 2008 - 01:22 by Sean Matthews
The recession in the economy means that working people are having to come to terms with growing house repossessions, below inflation pay-increases, and a steep rise in the cost of living. Meanwhile, property developers and banks are busy using the credit crunch and the downturn in the housing market to get Government bail outs, despite the fact that it was their speculative polices that helped created the mess in the first place. ... read full story / add a comment
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dsc_0061.jpg imageAthens, Greece; Housing Squat for Refugees 18:46 Fri 02 Oct by Dimitri (republishing) 0 comments

This squat serves as a temporary housing space hosting refugees and migrants regardless of race, origin, religion, gender and sexuality.
As it is a self-organized housing space, its right operation is based on the participation of its guests: in other words ‘you’. Everyone of you depending on your abilities, could and should participate in the management and maintenance of this space.

textPalestine-Israel, The non armed social struggle increase in response to increase in Israeli assaults... 21:54 Mon 21 Sep by Ilan S. 0 comments

The Israeli state which failed in its year ago offensive on the Hamas in Gaza, suffer also from its diminishing bargain power in the international arena, manipulate the internal discomfort of public opinions by increasing the encroachment on Palestinian spaces - both in the 1967 occupied west bank and within the 1948 borders. The diminishing in the support of the Israeli elite to the prime minister Netaniahu and his group push him to increase his political gambling that can crash him in the first big loss. His failure to pass his Gas scheme and the civil case in court in which his wife is grilled, may be the first signs of his approaching doom. In spite the efforts to lower the social pressure in the west bank by increasing the employment of west-bakers within Israel the popular resistance increase both in the occupied Jerusalem and in the west bank.

textPalestina-Israele, la lotta unitaria ha davvero cambiato il mondo 14:25 Mon 07 Sep by Ilan S. 0 comments

Il video del mancato arresto del ragazzino di 12 anni a Nabi Saleh è stato visto da milioni di persone in tutto il mondo. Quel fatto e la manifestazione unitaria del venerdì successivo hanno dimostrato ancora una volta quanto la presenza degli ebrei Israeliani Anarchici Contro il Muro abbia impedito in passato ed impedisca ora l'esaurirsi della lotta palestinese non-armata in fiumi di sangue. Furono gli spari contro Gil Naamati nel 2003 in una azione unitaria con gli Anarchici Contro il Muro che causarono uno vero e proprio scandalo mediatico in Israele (tanto da costringere il capo di stato maggiore dell'esercito a recarsi in ospedale per le scuse ufficiali) e che portarono ad un cambiamento nell'ordine di fare fuoco allo scopo di disperdere manifestazioni non autorizzate nei territori occupati, se in quelle manifestazioni vi erano presenti degli israeliani. [English]

textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle really changed the world* 20:50 Sat 05 Sep by Ilan S. 0 comments

The failed arrest of 12 year old child in Nabi Saleh caused a million views storm in the media. This situation and the next Friday of the joint struggle demonstrated again how the involvement of the AATW Israeli Jews prevented in the past and prevent now the extinguishing of the non armed Palestinian struggle with rivers of blood. It was one shooting of Gil Naamati in 2003 in a joint action of the anarchists AATW that caused a real wide media scandal in Israel (which forced the higher commander of the army to visit him at hospital and apologize) that resulted in the change of shooting order about dispersing non armed demonstrations in the occupied lands when Israelis are involved. In addition to our helping to distribute the news, Our main contribution is the supply of "life insurance" to the Palestinians and even to the stone throwers in the demos.... though it is not perfect and along the years about 20 were killed and many more were injured. [Italiano]

rubon34473944.png imageAlternative Libertaire n° spécial de l'été est en ligne ! 20:49 Sat 05 Sep by Commission internationale A.L. 0 comments

Dossier sur l'éducation populaire

textPalestina-Israele, la lotta unitaria non armata ha perso il suo carattere entusiastico di novità ma ... 15:42 Wed 02 Sep by Ilan S. 0 comments

Nessuno poteva prevedere che un campeggio unitario di attivisti palestinesi ed israeliani a Masha 12 anni fa sarebbe stato la scintilla di un ampio movimento di lotta unitaria non armata che il sistema di occupazione israeliana non è riuscito a distruggere. Nessuno si aspettava la partecipazione di migliaia di attivisti e di decine di migliaia di manifestanti. Molte piccole vittorie e la campagna internazionale B.D.S. riscaldano i cuori dei non più tanti che persistono nella lotta unitaria nonostante il lutto per coloro che sono caduti, l'empatia con i feriti e la solidarietà con gli arrestati. Il forte legame di partnership tra gli attivisti palestinesi e gli Anarchici Contro il Muro è stato sorprendente. Deludente ma non sorprendente è il modo con cui gli ambienti anarchici israeliani si sono tenuti alla larga dagli Anarchici Contro il Muro quale prioritario obiettivo di mobilitazione. Bil'in, Ni'lin, Ma'sara, Nabi Saleh e Qaddum tengono ancora alta la bandiera. [English]

textPalestine-Israel, The joint non armed struggle lost its excitement of novelty but it earned its repl... 16:22 Mon 17 Aug by Ilan S. 0 comments

No one could predict that the joint camp in Masha 12 years ago of Israeli and Palestinian activists will ignite a wide movement of a joint non armed struggle which the Israeli occupying system will fail to extinguish. The thousands of activities and the tens of thousands of participates were not expected. Many small victories and the international B.D.S. warm the hearts of the not too many who persist in the joint struggle in spite of the mourning of those killed, empathy with the injured and solidarity with those arrested. The strong bond of partnership between the Palestinian activists and the Israeli Anarchists Against the Wall initiative was surprising. Disappointing but not surprising is the way the people of the Israeli anarchist scene refrained from adopting the initiative as the main recruiting mission. Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Ma'asara, Nebi Saleh, and Qaddum are still holding high the banner. [Italiano]

textItalia/Francia no border: si balla a Ponte San Luigi 22:18 Tue 11 Aug by Presidio Permanente No Border di Ventimiglia 0 comments

Essere presenti a Ventimiglia, così come al Brennero, a Lampedusa o a Calais significa contribuire a sgretolare le frontiere di questa Fortezza Europa ormai in crisi. Un giorno sulle frontiere di quest’Europa balleremo, ricordando i tempi in cui ancora provavano a respingerci.
We are not going back!

10982782_400702316785877_3447241981251257262_n.jpg imageAmnesty International is holding its International Council Meeting in Dublin 17:07 Mon 10 Aug by Andrew Flood 0 comments

Amnesty International is holding its International Council Meeting in Dublin this week and earlier today many of the delegate attending staged a protest at the Dail (Irish Parliament) against the criminalisation of women under Ireland's anti-choice laws.

ese.jpg imageSome words about the Solidarity Fund of ESE 16:56 Mon 10 Aug by ΕΣΕ Αθήνας 0 comments

The Solidarity Fund of the Libertarian Syndicalist Union (ESE Athens) has been in operation for 5 years. The idea for a permanent solidarity fund was born, when on the 31st October 2009 we gathered after a music night, 1060 euros, which we sent to cover the legal expenses of 6 arrested members of ASI (Anarchosyndicalist Initiative of Serbia).

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imageNotas en torno al movimiento anarquista chileno actual Oct 09 by Claudio Narváez 0 comments

A partir de la lectura de un artículo publicado por el periódico La Boina titulado “Llamamiento anarquista” es que comencé a plantearme la necesidad de debatir de manera pública con compas que no militan en nuestras propias organizaciones, colectivos, grupos de afinidad, etc., de manera de comenzar a superar, poco a poco, el sectarismo que aqueja al movimiento anarquista chileno actual.

image(Perú) Rechazo popular a la Reunión Anual del BM y el FMI Oct 08 by Chilalo 0 comments

Para entender con precisión la influencia que el BM o el FMI han tenido y tienen sobre el Perú, es necesario que el análisis vaya más allá de establecer porcentajes (con sesgo optimista y mentiroso como se publican en la prensa oficial dictadas por el BCR), pues se trata de identificar acciones, comprender decisiones, evaluarlas, obtener aprendizajes y establecer responsabilidades sobre los más de cincuenta años de dependencia que padecemos.

imageEl ataque de los especuladores y la tijera de los neoliberales Parte I Oct 07 by BrunoL 0 comments

06 de octubre 2015, Bruno Lima Rocha.

Introducción: De las medidas recesivas del equipo económico de la Presidencia brasileña

Las medidas anunciadas por los ministros Joaquim Levy (Hacienda) y Nelson Barbosa (Planificación) anuncian los recortes generales en el Palacio del Planalto (sede del gobierno de Brasil) para asegurar la arbitraria meta, de superávit (deseables 0.7% para 2016, según la indicación del propio ministro de la Hacienda) y el vergonzoso e inmoral volumen de R$ 35 mil millones de reales de intereses para el espolio del pago permanente de la deuda interna.

imageΤο Χρονικό μιας Ήττ&... Oct 02 by Silence_Infinis / Κενό Δίκτυο 0 comments

Για την ώρα, πάντως, βρισκόμαστε στο χείλος της τρύπας· εκτείνοντας το βλέμμα φαίνεται μια παγκόσμια οικονομία σε κατάσταση νευρικής κρίσης ενώ η εξαθλίωση, η βαρβαρότητα και το κοινωνικό χάος ως αποτελέσματα αλλά και τεχνικές διαχείρισης των παγκόσμιων ροών του κεφαλαίου διευρύνονται. Επικεντρώνοντας στον ελλαδικό χώρο διακρίνεται ο ορίζοντας μιας μακράς λιτότητας και κάμποσα ατομικά και συλλογικά αδιέξοδα. Η εκτίμηση μου είναι ότι, έξω από μια σταθεροποίηση και ανάκαμψη της οικονομίας, ο εσωτερικός ανταγωνισμός θα συμπυκνωθεί σταδιακά στο δίπολο “μέσα/έξω από την Ε.Ε.”, άρα και στο δίπολο Ευρώ/Δραχμή.

imageBuilding a mass anarchist movement: the example of Spain’s CNT Oct 02 by Thabang Sefalala* and Lucien van der Walt 0 comments

The ideas of anarchism have often been misunderstood, or sidelined. A proliferation of studies, such as Knowles’ Political Economy from Below, Peirats’ Anarchists in the Spanish Revolution, and others, have aimed to address this problem – and also to show that anarchism can never be limited to an ideology merely to keep professors and students busy in debating societies. Anarchists have been labeled “utopians” or regarded as catalysts of chaos and violence, as at the protests in Seattle, 1999, against the World Trade Organization. However, anarchism has a constructive core and an important history as a mass movement – including in its syndicalist (trade union) form. It rejects the authoritarianism and totalitarianism often associated with Marxist regimes, and seeks to present a living alternative to classical Marxism, social democracy and the current neo-liberal hegemonic order. It rejects both the versions of Marxism that have justified massive repression, and the more cautious versions, like that of Desai in his book Marx’s Revenge, which claim that a prolonged capitalist stage – with all its horrors – remains essential before socialism can be attempted. It rejects the ideas that exploitation and oppression are “historical necessities” for historical progress.

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imageAλληλεγγύη στο αναρ&... Oct 08 0 comments

Τον Ιούνη του 2008, το στέκι "Αντίπνοια" δέχεται επίθεση από παρακρατικούς , κατά την οποία δύο σύντροφοι που βρίσκονται στο στέκι μαχαιρώνονται και ο ένας μάλιστα πολύ κρίσιμα. Ώρες αργότερα προσαγάγονται δύο άτομα σε κοντινή απόσταση (Βασίλης Σιατούνης και Αθανάσιος Στράτος) τα οποία κατέχουν μαχαίρια και τσεκούρι και ομολογούν οτι την συμμετοχή τους στην επίθεση.

imageΣχέδιο πρότασης Κα&#... Oct 04 0 comments

Το ΚΑΡΑΒΑΝΙ ΑΓΩΝΑ & ΑΛΛΗΛΕΓΓΥΗΣ καλεί όλο το μαχόμενο εργαζόμενο και άνεργο πληθυσμό να μπει τώρα στον αγώνα ενάντια στους ωμούς εκβιασμούς του κεφαλαίου, εντός κι εκτός της χώρας, που απαιτεί τη σωτηρία του καπιταλισμού και που μας οδηγεί στην απόλυτη υποταγή και στην εξαθλίωση. Το ΚΑΡΑΒΑΝΙ ΑΓΩΝΑ & ΑΛΛΗΛΕΓΓΥΗΣ στέκεται στο πλευρό όλων των μαχόμενων τμημάτων της κοινωνίας που δεν άφησαν ούτε στιγμή κανένα πεδίο αγώνα, εργατικού ή κοινωνικού, μικρού ή μεγάλου, στα πέτρινα μνημονιακά χρόνια που συνεχίζονται, στα χρόνια της λιτότητας, της ανεργίας, της κοινωνικής καταστροφής, στα χρόνια της παγκόσμιας καπιταλιστικής κρίσης που έσπειρε εκατομμύρια άνεργους και φτωχούς κι αμέτρητα θύματα στα πεδία των μαχών και στο μεγάλο νεκροταφείο της Μεσογείου.

imageΟι δικαιολογίες τω&#... Oct 04 0 comments

Τα τελευταία χρόνια μαζί με το “ξεχαρβάλωμα” της εργατικής νομοθεσίας (βλ.μνημόνια) που είχε αναγκαστεί το κράτος να θεσπίσει, παρατηρούμε και την οξυμένη επίθεση των αφεντικών να σχεδιάζεται και να επιτελείται εναντίον των συνολικότερων όρων ύπαρξης αυτών που βρίσκονται στο παιγνίδι της επιβίωσης ως μισθωτοί. Αυτή η επίθεση γιγαντώνεται τόσο σε “μοριακό” επίπεδο στην καθημερινότητα (από τους ίδιους τους μισθούς και την αγοραστική τους δύναμη, μέχρι τους εκβιασμούς που οδηγούν από την ανεργία στην εργασία και το ανάποδο έως και τα λεγόμενα capital controls) όσο και μέσα από τις υποδόριες τεχνικές των κοινωνικών σχέσεων που οι κυβερνώντες θέλουν να τις ορίσουν στο σύνολο και στην έκτασή τους.

imageΊδρυση Αναρχικής Ο&#... Sep 28 0 comments

Το ζήτημα της οργανωτικής ανασυγκρότησης των αναρχικών στην Ελλάδα έχει τεθεί επιτακτικά και με εμφατικό τρόπο εδώ και αρκετό καιρό. Εκδόσεις βιβλίων, πολιτικές εκδηλώσεις, συζητήσεις σε αμφιθέατρα, δημόσιες, ηλεκτρονικές ή μη αντιπαραθέσεις, δημιουργούσαν αφενός ένα κλίμα κριτικής στις ανεπάρκειες του αφορμαλισμού και του μέχρι τώρα τρόπου οργάνωσης και πολιτικής δράσης και αφετέρου μια διάθεση για να ξεκινήσει να συζητιέται το θέμα με όρους που θα μπορούσαν να οδηγήσουν σε έμπρακτες αλλαγές και ορατά αποτελέσματα.

imageΟ καφές της ελληνικ&... Sep 25 0 comments

Μια νέα Μανωλάδα, βρίσκεται μπροστά μας με ένα ακόμη περιστατικό εργοδοτικής ασυδοσίας και απανθρωπιάς από την περιοχή του Πύργου. Ο εργοδότης, όταν μία εργαζόμενη του, του ζήτησε το ποσό των 120 ευρώ που της χρωστούσε, όχι μόνο δεν της τα έδωσε αλλά εκνευρισμένος για το «θράσος» που επέδειξε διεκδικώντας τα δεδουλευμένα της, έλουσε την ίδια αλλά και το 2χρονο εγγονάκι της, που κρατούσε στην αγκαλιά της, με καυτό καφέ.

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