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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
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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
Employees at the Zarfati Garage in Mishur Adumim vote to strike on July 22, 2014. (Photo courtesy of Ma’an workers union)

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cny5szixeaatnwy.jpg imageΣτα στρατόπεδα Παρ&#... 18:03 Thu 21 Jul by «δυσήνιος ίππος» 0 comments

Την Τετάρτη 20 Ιούλη διαδηλώσαμε μαζί με συντρόφους και συντρόφισσες από την Ελλάδα και πολλές χώρες της Ευρώπης στα κέντρα κράτησης μεταναστών και προσφύγων στο Παρανέστι Δράμας και στην Ξάνθη. Στο στρατόπεδο συγκέντρωσης στο Παρανέστι, ισχυρές αστυνομικές δυνάμεις είχαν αποκλείσει κάθε πρόσβαση προς το χώρο και μόνο ένας μικρός αριθμός διαδηλωτών κατάφερε να μπει στο χώρο και να έρθει σε επικοινωνία με τους πρόσφυγες και τους μετανάστες, οι οποίοι μετέφεραν πως αντιμετωπίζουν πολλά προβλήματα σίτισης και ιατρικής περίθαλψης.

578591f8baa1d.jpeg imageA mes y medio del paro camionero: ¡La lucha viva en las carreteras! 10:22 Thu 21 Jul by Steven Crux 0 comments

Se completa cerca de 44 días de, quizás, el paro más largo y radical que ha vivido el gobierno Santos. Las noticias se llenan de disturbios, llantas quemadas, autos estrellados, intervenciones policiales, la subida de los precios de la canasta familiar y de discursos presidenciales, por supuesto, acompañando al gobernante de la nación siempre los altos comandantes de la policía y el Ejército.

13734764_548758241978847_977224745_n.jpg imageSantiago de Chile: Marcha Multisectorial-Territorial en la Zona Norte 06:50 Tue 19 Jul by Camila Jiménez 0 comments

Los y las integrantes de sindicatos, organizaciones estudiantiles, territoriales y de pobladoras y pobladores de la zona norte se reunieron esta tarde frente a la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Chile con motivo de la jornada de protesta por la educación.

turkeycoupimage300x197_1_1.jpg imageO golpe na Turquia: tirania contra tirania não leva à liberdade 16:38 Mon 18 Jul by Black Rose Anarchist Federation / Federacion Anarquista Rosa 0 comments

Está em curso um golpe militar na Turquia. Não é certo qual será seu resultado, mas tanques estão nas ruas, soldados tomaram a televisão estatal, aeroportos foram fechados, e tiros de arma de fogo e explosões foram ouvidas em Instanbul e na Turquia. Parece claro que uma substantiva seção militar liderou essa ação contra o governo e está no controle de partes do país. Até o momento há informes de soldados matando manifestantes. Dada a fraqueza histórica do exército turco como um poder político relativo aos períodos em que se realizaram os golpes anteriores, há uma forte chance que o governo irá prevalecer.

fuckdaeshwall.jpg imageAfter Nice attack - ISIS and Pegida want a clash of civilisations - lets resist their project 19:17 Fri 15 Jul by Andrew 0 comments

At least 84 dead in Nice as a truck is deliberately driven through the huge crowds marking the anniversary of the French Revolution. The driver who was shot be police after plowing through the crowd for 1.2km is reported to be a French citizen of Tunisian descent. The method of attack which is very similar to one advocated in the ISIS magazine strongly suggests an ISIS /Daesh attack.

textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle is still kicking even if on lower level* 17:34 Tue 12 Jul by Ilan S. 1 comments

The joint non armed struggle of the Israeli anarchists against the wall with local activists which confronted the Israeli state forces was unique at the beginning and drew to it less radical Israelis. Along the years were efforts to unite the local struggles and rise the level of activity but both Palestinian and Israeli authorities thwarted it. Alternative projects in the less radical Israeli circles diminish the pool the AAtW recruit. In the Palestinian side some of the successes and softening of the Israeli suppression contributed its share for dropping out of the on going joint struggle. The radical change of suppression of the Friday demos in Bil'in - mainly not shooting us any more with bullets and tear gas grenades, and the Ramadan rose some second thoughts even in the most persistent activists. But, the Tsumud (persistent) moral was regained in the relative big demo of 8 July.

2127890.jpg image[Chile] Segundo Encuentro por la defensa de nuestros territorios 03:26 Mon 11 Jul by Matías Angulo 0 comments

El pasado día 2 de julio se realizó en Valdivia, el Encuentro por la defensa de nuestros territorios realizado por el Lof Michillanca, Colectivo de Estudiantes Chilotes, Estudiantes Mapuches en Valdivia y CEAC (Centro de Estudios Antropológicos Comunitarios). La actividad se llevó a cabo en la Universidad Austral con la participación de diversas organizaciones de carácter de territorial, en el marco de las jornadas por la defensa de los territorios.

pu5.jpg imagePasacalle en el centro de Santiago en defensa del Pucara de Chena 02:03 Mon 11 Jul by Nahuel Valenzuela 0 comments

En octubre de 2014 la Inmobiliaria Canquén Norte S. A., destruyó con una retroexcavadora más de 30 metros del Capac Ñan (camino Inca), 15 metros de Pircas (construcción Inca de piedra) y las dos piedras guardianas que custodiaban el acceso al antiguo centro ceremonial Inca ubicado en el cerro Chena de la comuna de San Bernardo. El lugar fue un centro de observación de estrellas y un espacio espiritual y político sagrado muy importante para este antiguo pueblo indígena.

a51.jpg imageEstudiantes realizan mitin y marcha territorial en zona sur de Santiago 16:00 Fri 08 Jul by Nahuel Valenzuela 0 comments

Ayer por la tarde, las y los estudiantes del Campus Antumapu de la Universidad de Chile –ubicado en la Comuna de La Pintana-, que llevan más de un mes en paralización, realizaron un mitin y una marcha territorial en el paradero 25 de Santa Rosa. En la movilización no solo participaron estudiantes, sino también, pobladores y pobladoras del Movimiento Solidario por la Vida Digna, representantes de la Coodinadora No más AFP y profesores de la zona sur, lo que evidencia una incipiente coordinación multisectorial, que esperamos se vaya ampliando cada vez más.

textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle continue in spite of the drop out of activists* 02:41 Wed 08 Jun by Ilan S. 1 comments

Two consecutive Fridays without being shot at after 11 years can destabilize even long time activist like me.... For 13 years the anarchists against the wall initiative and Palestinian partners continue the struggle even when the expectation for practical gains diminished. Changes in the separation fence/wall are less likely than ever. The remaining road blocks are the ones which are not just for marginal harassments. The diminishing hardship inflicted on activists opened other personal options than struggle. However, there are still a hard core of old time activists and some new of the younger generation. The contribution of the joint struggle to gains in the international support is more obvious than ever, and even less radical joint struggles continue in parallel like Sheikh Jarakh, Taayush in the south and "militants for peace".

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imageAlgunas reflexiones en torno al “mayo chilote” Jul 22 by Derek Ángulo 0 comments

Durante enero de este año la llegada de la marea roja desató una serie de movilizaciones en la Región de Los Lagos. Esta era la causa principal presentada por el gobierno para la crisis socioambiental que azotaba la región, silenciando las consecuencias de la depredación de las empresas salmoneras en la zona. Una salmonera había vertido el día 9 de mayo, 9 toneladas de desperdicios a 17 millas de la costa de Ancud, con la aprobación de Directemar y Sernapesca. Pero este no era un hecho aislado, ya habían pasado 40 años de industria salmonera en el territorio.

imageSpagna 1936 - le collettività Jul 20 by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 0 comments

dal libro di Gaston Leval, "Né Franco né Stalin : le collettività anarchiche spagnole nella lotta contro Franco e la reazione staliniana" Istituto Editoriale Italiano, 1952

textIrriducibilità al capitalismo significa lavorare in termini di partecipazione Jul 20 by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 0 comments

post-fazione al libro "Biologico, collettivo, solidale: Dalla filiera agricola alle azioni mutualistiche, il modello partecipativo della Cooperativa Iris" di Monia Andreani, ed.Altreconomia 2016

imageLe coup d'État raté, un "don de Dieu" pour exacerber la dérive autoritaire en Turquie Jul 18 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 0 comments

La tentative de coup d'État, mal ficelée et ratée, a été décrite par le président turc Erdoğan "comme un don de Dieu". Certains sont mêmes allés jusqu'à dire que le président turc avait finalement eu son "incendie du Reichstag", qu'il va utiliser comme un prétexte parfait pour continuer à imposer son projet autoritaire et réduire au silence les voix critiques dans le pays comme à l'étranger.

textControriforme e conservazione Jul 17 by Lucio Garofalo 0 comments

Una volta ero convinto che la scuola pubblica italiana fosse un ambiente impermeabile e refrattario alle novità (intese qui in un'accezione deteriore), una categoria sociale restia e diffidente rispetto alle "rivoluzioni di destra" imposte dal capitalismo. Mi sbagliavo clamorosamente...

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imageUruguay: 40 Años, León Duarte, presente Jul 22 LISTA UNITARIA 5-1930 / FUECYS 0 comments

13 de julio de 1976, León “Loco” Duarte

13 de julio de 1985, Washington “Perro” Pérez

image80 χρόνια κοινωνική ε... Jul 22 0 comments

Γιατί η ιστορία του ανθρώπου δεν έχει τέλος, είναι η ιστορία της ελευθερίας. Και μέσα σε αυτήν, οι άξεστοι εργάτες και οι ξωμάχοι αγρότες της Καταλονίας, της Αραγονίας, των Αστουριών, υπήρξαν οι πρώτοι αληθινοί ενήλικες ανάμεσά μας: Χωρίς θεό και χωρίς αφέντη.

imageΝα απαλλάξουμε την &... Jul 21 0 comments

Να απαλλάξουμε την ανθρωπότητα από τη δολοφονική μηχανή των κρατών, των θρησκειών και του Κεφαλαίου. Να αναδείξουμε την τρυφερότητα της ελευθερίας και της αλληλεγγύης.

imageDarbe Devlettir, Devrim Özgürlük! Jul 20 DAF 0 comments

1980 darbesinden bu yana, bu topraklardaki devlet varlığının kaçınılmaz bir siyasi gerçeği olan darbe, 36 yıl sonra 15 Temmuz’unu 16’sına bağlayan gece vuku buldu. İstanbul ve Ankara merkezli gerçekleşen askeri hareketlilikte pek çok devlet binası bir süreliğine bloke edildi. Ankara’da savaş uçaklarının havalanması ve İstanbul’da köprülerin askerler tarafından trafiğe kapatılmasıyla başlayan darbe, Genelkurmay Başkanı’nın rehin alınması, sokaklarda tank ve silah seslerinin yükselmesiyle devam etti. MİT Müsteşarlığı binasından TBMM’ye birçok devlet binası F16’lar ve helikopterlerle vuruldu; pek çok yerde asker ve polis arasında silahlı çatışmalar yaşandı. Bu gelişmeleri izleyen süreçte devlet televizyonunun yayını kesilerek canlı yayında “Yurtta Sulh Konseyi” imzası taşıyan darbe bildirisi okundu. “5 saatlik darbe” sona erdiğinde yüz üzerinde asker, 80 üzerinde polis ve 80 üzerinde darbe karşıtı protestocu öldü. Aralarında çok sayıda yüksek rütbeli komutanın bulunduğu 2839 asker gözaltına alındı.

imageCoup is the State, Revolution is Liberty! Jul 20 DAF 0 comments

The coup, which has been an inevitable reality of the state presence in this geography since the military coup of 1980, arose after 36 years, on the night of July 15. Many state buildings were blocked for a few hours during the military mobilisation based in Istanbul and Ankara. The coup started with flypast of fighter jets in Ankara and blocking of bridges in Istanbul by soldiers, and continued with taking hostage of chief of general staff and tank noise and gun shots in the streets. Many state buildings were shot by F16s and helicopters including the parliament building and the headquarters of National Intelligence Organisation; There were clash of arms in many places between soldiers and police. Following the events, national state television broadcast was cut and the coup declaration signed 'Peace at Home Council'' was read. When the ''5 Hour Coup'' ended, more than one hundred soldiers, more than eighty police officers and more than eighty anti-coup protesters died. 2839 soldiers, among them many high ranked ones, were taken into custody.

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