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ireland / britain / community struggles / news report Thursday September 13, 2012 - 15:36 bySean 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
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ireland / britain / workplace struggles / news report Sunday April 22, 2012 - 15:07 bySean Matthews   image 1 image
Workers direct action- An injury to one is an injury to all Ⓐ ... read full story / add a comment
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irlanda / gran bretagna / lotte sul territorio / cronaca Friday February 03, 2012 - 16:55 bySeán 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 bySean 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 bySean 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 bySean 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 bySean 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
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sud-est asiatico / lotte sul territorio / cronaca Thursday July 14, 2011 - 15:42 bySean 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
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asie du sud-est / luttes dans la communauté / nouvelles Wednesday July 13, 2011 - 23:55 bySean 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
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south-east asia / community struggles / news report Monday July 11, 2011 - 18:11 bySean 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
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ireland / britain / repression / prisoners / news report Monday June 27, 2011 - 23:09 bySean 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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Ιρλανδία / Μεγάλη Βρετανία / Αναρχικό κίνημα / Νέα Thursday July 09, 2009 - 22:32 bySean 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 bySean 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 bySean 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 bySean 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 bySean 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 bySean 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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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).

Bil'in, 10.07.15. Foto: Mohammed Yasin Photography imagePalestina-Israele, gli attivisti della lotta unitaria invecchiano... ma la lotta è sempre giovane e ... 15:49 Thu 06 Aug by Ilan S. 0 comments

E' dura per molti attivisti, quando il significato reale della lotta non si concretizza in conquiste tangibili, ma in una lotta globale a livello mondiale. Questa settimana, il livello globale e quello della concretezza si sono combinati nella lotta contro la distruzione del villaggio di Susiya che ha avuto eco e sostegno a livello internazionale, costringendo Israele a rinviare se non a cancellare la demolizione del villaggio. Alle pressioni delle potenze imperiali su Israele si è aggiunto l'avvertimento della UE sull'approssimarsi di sanzioni contro il sistema bancario israeliano per il suo sostegno ai progetti dei coloni nella Cisgiordania occupata. [English]

efrineconomy.jpg imageΚοινοτική οικονομ ... 20:38 Wed 05 Aug by Dmitri (republishing) 0 comments

Η Rojava γίνεται γρήγορα ένα κέντρο εμπορίου και παραγωγής, παρά τις ελλείψεις και τα δεινά που προκαλούνται από το συνεχιζόμενο πόλεμο. Η οικονομική ανάπτυξη σημειώνεται κατά μήκος των γραμμών που ορίζονται από την ηγεσία του Κουρδικού Κινήματος Ελευθερίας, και η τρέχουσα οικονομική ανάπτυξη καθοδηγείται από τις πρόσφατα οικοδομημένες κοινότητες, επιτροπές, συνδικάτα και πολιτικές οργάνωσεις, ως μέρος του δημοκρατικού προτύπου της οικονομίας.

Bil'in, 10.07.15. Photo: Mohammed Yasin Photography imagePalestine-Israel, The activists participating in the joint struggle get old... but the struggle is s... 15:10 Tue 28 Jul by Ilan S. 0 comments

It is hard for many activists when the real meaning of the struggle are not concrete achievable gains, but a global worldwide struggle. This week, the concrete and the global merged when the struggle against the destruction of Susiya village recruited international support and forced Israel to delay or even cancel the demolition of the village. Pressure from the imperial powers on Israel was joined by European warning about approaching sanctions against the Israeli banking system for its involvement in the settlers' projects in the occupied West Bank. It seems the erosion of Israeli immunity from paying for its war crimes is collecting momentum. The Israeli media is full of news about B.D.S. - the joint struggle in which thousands of international activists participate, contributing a lot. The heroic Bil'in, Ni'lin, Nabi Saleh, Qaddum, Ma'sara, and Sheikh Jarrah keep the weekly flame from extinguishing. [Italiano]

presospoliticosposter205x300.png imageCarta de Felix Gutiérrez al Grupo Estudiantil Anarquista (G.E.A) 04:52 Sun 26 Jul by Félix Mauricio Gutiérrez 0 comments

El compañero Félix Mauricio Gutiérrez es estudiante de Filosofía de la Universidad Pedagógica Nacional y actualmente se desempeñaba como profesor en colegios urbanos y semiurbanos de Cundinamarca para preparar estudiantes a las pruebas Saber, con la Corporación Educativa ASED. Félix, estudiante libertario, fue capturado junto a otras 12 personas el 8 de Julio pasado, en un operativo que, a modo de falso positivo judicial, pretende estigmatizar a los movimientos sociales con una supuesta vinculación con el Ejército de Liberación Nacional.

textPalestina-Israele, il mondo in subbuglio; il vecchio ordine mondiale non sarà più lo stesso; e la lo... 15:42 Fri 24 Jul by Ilan S. 0 comments

L'1 gennaio del 1994 in Chiapas le masse innalzarono la bandiera della ribellione giusto dopo che il mondo capitalista aveva celebrato il suo trionfo sulle rivoluzioni del 20° secolo e si accingeva a lanciare la globalizzazione neoliberista a livello mondiale. Ma la lotta è proseguita con nuove modalità. I sorprendenti sviluppi nella Rojava, in cui le principali potenze imperialiste si trovano a dare sostegno aereo ai Curdi antiautoritari ed anticapitalisti di Siria, sono come uno stormo di passeri che segnano l'arrivo della primavera. In questo imminente cambiamento, si sviluppa il panico delle classi dirigenti sioniste israeliane di fronte alla veloce avanzata della campagna B.D.S.... Non possiamo misurare il contributo di ciascuna lotta al cambiamento, ma sembra che una quota importante spetti alle migliaia di attivisti internazionali che hanno condiviso con noi la lotta unitaria non-armata contro il muro della separazione, contro gli insediamenti e contro l'occupazione. [English]

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imageWhy the media is biased - understanding the propaganda model Sep 03 by Based on an article by Kevin Doyle in Workers Solidarity No 0 comments

When the Watergate Scandal brought down the Nixon Government in the States in the mid-70s, it was heralded as one of the finest examples of media power in modern times. Nixon's fall from grace, along with the story of corruption in high places, was the stuff of drama. In no time, the journalists at the centre of the Watergate exposé - Bernstein and Woodward - became celebrities. They went on to win Pulitzer Prizes for their journalistic endeavours and even became the subject of a Hollywood touch-up in All The President's Men.

imageAsylum seeker, homeless - We Rebel! We support decent housing for all! Sep 02 by Tom Murray 0 comments

Last week, three children under the age of six slept rough in Dublin city centre while their parents stayed awake to watch over them. As of August 2015, this family is but one of 620 families in Ireland, including more than 1,300 children, who are homeless. The root of the current crisis of housing is the current crisis of capitalism.

imageStiamo vincendo la battaglia sull'acqua Sep 02 by Brian Ancom 0 comments

L'imminente nostra dimostrazione di forza a Dublino il 29 agosto sarà una grandiosa mobilitazione di popolo da ogni angolo dell'isola per dire un sentito "No" al programma di tassare l'acqua deciso dal governo di Fine Gael e Laburisti. [English]

textDal salario di esistenza al contropotere della classe lavoratrice Sep 02 by Lucien van der Walt 0 comments

Pur facendo parte della lotta, il salario di esistenza in sè non dovrebbe esserne il fine, bensì dovrebbe essere collegato alla più ampia lotta della classe lavoratrice per costruire quel contropotere che rovesci l'esistente struttura di potere.

imageThe general orientation of anarchists/ syndicalists to the United Front and NUMSA Sep 02 by Jakes Factoria and Tina Sizovuka 0 comments

Will the United Front (UF) address the crises we are currently facing in South Africa? I am concerned about how the UF works and who leads it. In my own view we don’t need a leader, we need to all have equal voice. How can we build the UF as a basis for a stateless, socialist, South Africa?

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imageΚοινό Αναρχικό κάλ&#... Sep 03 0 comments

Το κοινό κείμενο καλέσματος στη διαδήλωση της ΔΕΘ, των ομάδων που συμμετέχουν στη διαδικασία συγκρότησης της ΑΠΟ

imageΕκλογική Απεργία Sep 03 0 comments

Στη φετινή ΔΕΘ κάνουμε την πρώτη κινηματική εμφάνιση της Πρωτοβουλίας για τη συγκρότηση Αναρχικής Ομοσπονδίας, προτάσσοντας τη συλλογικοποίηση των αναγκών μας και τη συνολικοποίηση των αγώνων της τάξης μας ενάντια στον σύγχρονο ολοκληρωτισμό. Στηρίζουμε τους ακηδεμόνευτους κοινωνικούς και ταξικούς αγώνες, όπως αυτούς των εργατών της ΒΙΟ.ΜΕ. και των κατοίκων της Χαλκιδικής ενάντια στην εξόρυξη χρυσού, αλλά και όλες τις προσπάθειες αυτοοργάνωσης των από-τα-κάτω με τις οποίες θα πορευτούμε μαζί στη διαδήλωση της ΔΕΘ. Ενάντια σε κράτος, Ε.Ε., ντόπιο και διεθνές κεφάλαιο βαδίζουμε στον δρόμο της κοινωνικής επανάστασης, της αναρχίας και του κομμουνισμού.

imageΓράμμα στην τοπική &... Sep 02 0 comments

Μπροστά σε αυτές τις συνθήκες δεν μπορούμε παρά να στεκόμαστε δίπλα τους. Βλέπετε, είμαστε και εμείς κόσμος που αγωνιά για το τι θα του ξημερώσει. Οι περισσότεροι και οι περισσότερες εξαντλώντας τις μέρες μας σε κακοπληρωμένες δουλειές ή ψάχνοντας για μία. Άλλοι από εδώ και άλλες έχοντας επιλέξει αυτόν τον τόπο για να ζήσουμε. Ζώντας μέσα σε μία συνεχή ανασφάλεια καταλαβαίνουμε πολύ καλά τι μας φταίει και ακόμα περισσότερο ποιοι-ες. Και σίγουρα δεν είναι αυτοί οι άνθρωποι που φτάνουν…

imageΓια την πολιτική συ&... Aug 31 0 comments

Οι μάσκες έπεσαν. Η κυβερνώσα αριστερά έχει δείξει πέρα κάθε αμφισβήτησης, το εξουσιαστικό και καταπιεστικό της πρόσωπο. Το προηγούμενο διάστημα, εκμεταλλευόμενη τα κινήματα, έσπειρε αυταπάτες στους καταπιεσμένους για λύση μέσω της ανάθεσης˙ επιχείρησε την ανανέωση της κοινωνικής νομιμοποίησης στο πολιτικό προσωπικό και τους «δημοκρατικούς θεσμούς» και αποπειράθηκε να εμπλέξει τους εκμεταλλευόμενους στο σχέδιο της υποτιθέμενης λύτρωσης τους μέσα από τον μεσσιανισμό.

textItalia: manifestazione in appoggio alla resistenza curda Aug 31 0 comments

Nella Rojava la lotta per l'indipendenza si è sviluppata in una rivoluzione sociale. Attraverso quello che i Kurdi chiamano Confederalismo Democratico, che ha una chiara dimensione libertaria, femminista ed ecologista, non si vuole creare un nuovo Stato, ma una rete di comunità che si autogovernano nel pieno rispetto di tutte le popolazioni che vivono o vogliono vivere nel territorio.

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