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ireland / britain / community struggles / news report Friday July 29, 2011 - 22:22 par Gregor Kerr
The announcement from the Irish government that households are to face a charge of €100 per annum from January 1st with separate water and property taxes to follow by 2014 has met with fierce opposition across the country.  Radio and television shows have been inundated with texts and phonecalls from irate people who see this latest tax as a step too far and who have been pledging to resist the charge.  In a TV3 IrelandAM poll this morning, Wednesday, 87% of people answered ‘Yes’ to the question “Would you consider boycotting the household charge?” ... read full story / add a comment
international / community struggles / news report Wednesday July 06, 2011 - 21:21 par Gregor Kerr
Attempts by the Israeli government to sabotage the International ‘Stay Human’ Freedom Flotilla to Gaza have resulted in 2 ships – the Greek-Swedish Juliano and the Irish-owned MV Saoirse – having to withdraw from the Flotilla following damage to both. An emergency demonstration was held at the Spire in Dublin Thursday 30 June to protest the sabotage, see the pictures below. ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / community struggles / news report Wednesday July 06, 2011 - 21:14 par Gregor Kerr
The government has made it clear that it is determined to press ahead with its attempts to impose not one but two new taxes on us.  Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan is preparing to bring plans to government for a household tax, probably starting at €100 per year, from 1st January.  This tax will be added to by a water tax, expected to be introduced within the next couple of years. ... read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / workplace struggles / news report Thursday January 27, 2011 - 22:00 par Gregor Kerr   image 1 image
In what is clearly a concerted effort to smash their union organisation, over 170 Aer Lingus cabin crew have been ‘removed from the payroll’ by management in a dispute about rostering arrangements in the Irish airline. ... read full story / add a comment
irlanda / gran bretagna / la sinistra / cronaca Monday December 13, 2010 - 15:43 par Gregor Kerr
Durante le proteste contro la finanziaria davanti a Dáil Éireann [camera dei deputati] il 7 dicembre 2010, Gregor Kerr ha pronunciato il seguente discorso a nome del Workers Solidarity Movement. Ricordando la necessità di contestare questa finanziaria, Kerr aggiunge che bisogna guardare oltre e sottolineare il fatto che il capitalismo in quanto modo di organizzare la società è moralmente e politicamente bancarotta. Se vogliamo assicurarci che questa crisi finanziaria, e la miseria economica che ha portato a milioni di lavoratori e lavoratrici in tutto il mondo, sia l'ultima allora occorre organizzarci, non per cambiare gli amministratori del capitalismo bensì per rovesciare il sistema capitalista e sostituirlo con un sistema che mette i bisogni dei molti al di sopra dell'avidità dei pochi. ... read full story / add a comment
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southern asia / environment / news report Wednesday August 18, 2010 - 22:03 par Gregor Kerr   image 1 image
Radio, television and newspaper reports of the recent devastating floods in Pakistan are at last beginning to refer to the sheer scale of the problems faced by the victims. Figures for the number of people affected vary widely. According to the Irish Minister of State for Overseas Development Peter Power, reported in today’s (Tuesday) Irish Times, “the United Nations estimated that 40 million people had been left homeless; that eight million of those were in urgent need of immediate food and shelter; and that the combination of rising water and humidity had made a cholera epidemic a real danger”. RTE’s website says “Aid agencies are saying that the world does not fully understand the scale of the flooding disaster ….. One fifth of the country has been hit by severe flooding, with more than 20m people affected…..The UN believes up to 3.5m children are now at risk of contracting water-borne diseases….”. ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / workplace struggles / news report Saturday March 13, 2010 - 22:40 par Gregor Kerr - Workers Solidarity 114
Since the middle of January civil and public servants have engaged in a work-to-rule in an attempt to force a reversal of the pay cuts announced by the government in the December budget. Across the country workers in government offices, colleges, schools, hospitals etc. are taking action, which they hope will result in a change of government policy. ... read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / workplace struggles / news report Thursday August 27, 2009 - 17:05 par Gregor Kerr   image 1 image
Several hundred protestors chanting ‘Scabs out. Dockers In’ engaged in a mass trespass on the premises of Marine Terminals Ltd. in Dublin’s docklands 24th August. ... read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / economy / news report Thursday April 09, 2009 - 19:03 par Gregor Kerr   image 1 image
The minister of Finance Brian Lenihan’s budget has continued the political strategy of defending the wealthy. Where is the reaction? Where is the anger? ... read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / anarchist movement / news report Wednesday March 26, 2008 - 19:19 par Gregor Kerr   text 1 comment (last - wednesday march 26, 2008 - 19:34)   image 1 image
The Dublin Anarchist Bookfair – held this year on the weekend of 14th and 15th March – has firmly established itself as the biggest and most exciting event on the political left in Ireland. ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / repression / prisoners / news report Sunday December 23, 2007 - 17:58 par Gregor Kerr
Over 200 people packed into the Royal Dublin Hotel on Dublin’s O’Connell Street in early December for a public meeting on the topic ‘Democracy and Policing: How accountable are the Gardaí to the Irish people?’ ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / workplace struggles / news report Thursday April 05, 2007 - 21:27 par Gregor Kerr
The nurses’ work-to-rule and their threat to escalate the action next week has been met with an outraged onslaught by Mary Harney and Bertie Ahern. The sight of a group of workers standing up and demanding their rights has become so unusual that it seems as if the government cannot believe the temerity of the nurses in doing just that.
Nurses – through the Irish Nurses Organisation and the Psychiatric Nurses Association – have put forward two key demands
· A 10% pay increase to bring their pay back in line with other health workers
· The introduction of a 35-hour working week, again bringing their working hours in line with other health workers ... read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / education / news report Wednesday January 31, 2007 - 17:26 par Gregor Kerr   image 1 image
Anyone who has had a child in primary school over the past couple of years has no doubt heard of the ‘Tesco Computers for Schools’ scheme whereby in return for vouchers collected when you do your shopping, Tesco give ‘free’ computer equipment to schools. You’ve probably also heard about Tesco’s ‘Sport For Schools and Clubs’ and SuperValu’s ‘Kids in Action’ schemes. If you’ve seen the TV ads for the SuperValu version, you’ll probably associate SuperValu with healthy, happy kids. ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / community struggles / news report Friday February 24, 2006 - 22:36 par Gregor Kerr
The battle by the community in Rossport Co. Mayo (Ireland) to prevent Shell from riding roughshod over their rights and safety shot to national prominence late last year when 5 local men (who became known as the Rossport 5) spent over 3 months in jail. The men were imprisoned for protesting against attempts by Shell to bring a high-pressure gas pipeline across their lands in close proximity to their homes. ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / community struggles / news report Wednesday December 07, 2005 - 19:42 par Gregor Kerr
Almost 300 people attended a packed public meeting in the Teachers Club, Parnell Square, Dublin on Wednesday night 30th November to protest at the loss of Special Needs teachers in a number of primary schools in Dublin's North inner city. ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / migration / racism / news report Tuesday August 09, 2005 - 21:41 par Gregor Kerr
The Dublin City North Branch of the INTO has passed a motion endorsing the call by outgoing union president, Austin Corcoran, that all schools become safe places for all children -to be given the status of embassies. It is hoped that more branches within the union will take up this issue and that by next year's annual congress a campaign will be launched in the union to make this a reality ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / workplace struggles / news report Tuesday May 17, 2005 - 06:09 par Gregor Kerr
Round 2 of the get up stand up leafletting took place last Saturday afternoon (14th May). ... read full story / add a comment
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img_3731.jpg image1° de Mayo Clasista logra multitudinaria convocatoria en Chile 19:04 Tue 05 May by Solidaridad 0 comments

Miles de personas se manifestaron en contra de las limitaciones de la Reforma Laboral impulsada por el Gobierno. La actitud condescendiente de la dirigencia de la CUT dejó en evidencia un creciente descontento durante el Día del Trabajador.

2.png image[Colombia] ¡Con nuestra alegre rebeldía, a conquistar los derechos como clase! 23:09 Sun 03 May by Acción Libertaria Estudiantil (ALE) 0 comments

La urgente necesidad de aprender del pasado para construir nuevos caminos que permitan llenar de victoria y dignidad las luchas de las de abajo, se presenta hoy como una tarea inaplazable tras la fatídica derrota que ha significado para el grueso de las trabajadoras[1] y la población en general la avalancha neoliberal que amenaza con destruir todos los derechos básicos que en su momento la organización y la lucha conquistaron.

Hoy, en medio de incesantes discursos que desde los medios hegemónicos de comunicación reproducen la idea de la prosperidad económica que prepara los caminos para la “paz”, muchas de nosotras vivimos una realidad muy distinta que protagoniza el grueso de las trabajadoras: la miseria y el hambre que ocultan las estadísticas oficiales, la degradación de las condiciones de trabajo que hoy evocan más del 50% (cifras oficiales) de la población laboral, llamada eufemísticamente informal, que se rebuscan la vida trabajando durante horas, a veces días enteros, para poder sobrevivir, soportando la imposibilidad de acceder a un servicio de salud digno y gratuito, a una estabilidad laboral que le permita tener la certeza de un buen mañana, o simplemente a envejecer con las garantías de que la vida de entrega al trabajo será recompensada con estabilidad económica.

ese.jpg imageΗ απεργία των αφεντ&... 19:54 Thu 30 Apr by ΕΣΕ Θεσσαλονίκης 0 comments

Εδώ και μερικά χρόνια διεξάγεται στην Χαλκιδική ένας κοινωνικός αγώνας ενάντια στη καταστροφή του φυσικού περιβάλλοντος της περιοχής από διάφορες εταιρίες εξόρυξης χρυσού οι οποίες μπροστά στα κέρδη τους χρησιμοποιούν κάθε μέσο και είναι διατεθειμένες να μην αφήσουν τίποτα όρθιο. Από την άλλη ένα δυναμικό τοπικό κίνημα που δεν έχει πτοηθεί από τις 300 και πλέον διώξεις και συνεχίζει να παλεύει για τα αυτονόητα, για να ζουν και να δουλεύουν σε μια περιοχή που δεν θα τους σκοτώνει βιολογικά και δεν θα αποτελεί νεκρή γη μέσα σε λίγα χρόνια. Απέναντι τους έχουν από την αρχή την ίδια την Eldorado Gold, το κράτος με κάθε του μορφή, τους κατασταλτικούς μηχανισμούς του, καθώς και τους εργαζόμενους της εταιρίας.

1911969_838023129582624_8413502021203256319_n.png imageΣυγκέντρωση-Πορεί ... 19:44 Thu 30 Apr by IWW Greece 0 comments

1η Μάη 1886 Σικάγο - 1η Μάη 2015 Αθήνα: 129 χρόνια μετά το πρόταγμα των εργαζομένων παραμένει ίδιο και σύγχρονο!

images.jpg imageEXPO 2015: nutrire il capitalismo, energie per lo sfruttamento 23:44 Sun 26 Apr by Alternativa LIbertaria/FdCA 0 comments

1 Maggio manifestazione internazionale a Milano

contro un'altra grande opera inutile,

contro 6 mesi di menzogne e annichilimento dei diritti,

per liberare l'agricoltura dal profitto e dallo spreco

to_arms1.jpg imageEnd ANZAC Day 20:18 Sun 26 Apr by MACG / Melbourne Antifascist Initiative 0 comments

Instead of glorifying the military prowess of the Anzacs, we should be building the working class movement which can sweep away all capitalist States. We need a revolution that will establish libertarian communism, a world of liberty, equality and solidarity, where war and militarism exist no more, except as exhibits in museums and lessons from history.

protesta.jpg imageTrabajadoras y trabajadores de Metro protestan contra su privatización 16:05 Fri 24 Apr by Solidaridad 0 comments

Manifiestan su preocupación ante el anuncio del Gobierno de concesionar Línea 7. Esta podría ser la puerta definitiva para la entrada a capitales privados, que no sólo afectará al pasaje de los usuarios, sino también posibilita una mayor precariedad laboral.

sinttulo1.jpg imageTemuco: “Forjemos una Universidad al servicio de la comunidad” 16:02 Fri 24 Apr by Forjemos 0 comments

En la Universidad Católica de Temuco nos encontramos ad portas de la elección de una nueva Federación de Estudiantes, luego de cerca de 9 años sin una mesa directiva. Nos hallamos dentro del proceso de campaña, iniciado el lunes 13 de abril. La fecha de las votaciones será el 27 y 28 de abril, donde las y los estudiantes podrán votar por las secretarías y mesa directiva de FEUCT.

textAnarkismo message of support to 1st Congress of Columna Libertaria Joaquín Penina 17:47 Wed 22 Apr by Anarkismo 0 comments

We are very pleased to be able to congratulate you on the realisation of your First Congress as a specific anarchist political organisation. In light of the disbanding of the Federación Anarco-Comunista Argentina we believe that this is a very important step both for our shared especifista tendency as well as for the development of anarchism in general, both in Argentina and the region.

textSaludos Anarkismo al Iº Congreso Columna Libertaria Joaquín Penina 17:45 Wed 22 Apr by Anarkismo 0 comments

Estamos muy contentos de poder felicitarles por la realización de su primer congreso como organización política anarquista específica. A la luz de la disolución de la Federación Anarco-Comunista Argentina creemos que esto es un paso muy importante tanto para la nuestra tendencia especifista compartida, así como para el desarrollo del anarquismo en general, tanto en la Argentina como la región.

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imageRodrigo Cisterna: a ocho años de tu ausencia May 07 by Marina Lanalhue 0 comments

Un nuevo 3 de mayo azotó estas costas, esta tierra, este pueblo, y nos trae el recuerdo de ese 2007 cuando fue asesinado el joven trabajador Rodrigo Cisterna, acribillado hace ya 8 años por la policía en la Provincia de Arauco, situada en la devastada región del Biobío.

imageRadicalising Democracy: Power, Politics, People and the PKK May 06 by Joost Jongerden 0 comments

In 2005, the Partiya Karkêren Kurdistani (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) (PKK) announced that it considered the nation-state a hindrance on the road to freedom, and that its strategic objective was not the establishment of a state but of an interlinked network of councils as the basis of self-determination and a new way of living together. The objective of this article is to discuss and explain the PKK’s understanding of politics as it evolved in the 2000s by looking at two concepts: ‘democratic autonomy’ and ‘democratic confederalism.’ This article will put these concepts in a historical and comparative perspective, and contextualise them in wider discussions in political and social sciences. The question central to this contribution is how these concepts make sense in the context of political theory, and how they have the potential to address fundamental shortcomings in modern democracy. Data has been collected by the study of primary sources and interviews.

imagePalestina en la Corte de La Haya y su nueva opción estratégica May 06 by BrunoL 0 comments

Por Bruno Lima Rocha

A partir del primero de abril la Autoridad Nacional Palestina (ANP) pasó a ser miembro pleno de la Corte Internacional de Justicia de la ONU, el Tribunal de La Haya. Aunque no haya poder coercitivo, la corte de La Haya refuerza tanto el frente diplomático como la guerra de propaganda por la constitución de un Estado Palestino. La participación de la ANP es parte del derecho internacional refuerza la legalidad, al reconocimiento de hecho de este Estado inicial.

image[Chile] Un nuevo 1ero. de mayo entre robos y fraudes ¿reformar el modelo para quiénes? May 05 by Solidaridad 0 comments

Editorial del periódico anarquista chileno Solidaridad N°28, Mayo-Junio 2015.

imageTroubled South Africa must take May Day seriously May 05 by Sian Byrne, Warren McGregor, Lucien van der Walt 0 comments

May Day – a call to build an international movement of working class and poor people across lines of race, nation and religion for workers’ control and democracy from below, social justice and freedom from political and economic oppression – remains critical. In a country racked by anti-immigrant violence, racial and ethnic tensions, the fragmentation of the labour federation Cosatu, corporate scandals and political corruption, it is time to remember May Day’s roots and aspirations.
**A version of this appeared in the South African weekly, "Mail & Guardian" (30 Apr 2015).

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image[Colombia] ¡Con nuestra alegre rebeldía, a conquistar los derechos como clase! May 03 Acción Libertaria Estudiantil (ALE) 0 comments

La urgente necesidad de aprender del pasado para construir nuevos caminos que permitan llenar de victoria y dignidad las luchas de las de abajo, se presenta hoy como una tarea inaplazable tras la fatídica derrota que ha significado para el grueso de las trabajadoras[1] y la población en general la avalancha neoliberal que amenaza con destruir todos los derechos básicos que en su momento la organización y la lucha conquistaron.

Hoy, en medio de incesantes discursos que desde los medios hegemónicos de comunicación reproducen la idea de la prosperidad económica que prepara los caminos para la “paz”, muchas de nosotras vivimos una realidad muy distinta que protagoniza el grueso de las trabajadoras: la miseria y el hambre que ocultan las estadísticas oficiales, la degradación de las condiciones de trabajo que hoy evocan más del 50% (cifras oficiales) de la población laboral, llamada eufemísticamente informal, que se rebuscan la vida trabajando durante horas, a veces días enteros, para poder sobrevivir, soportando la imposibilidad de acceder a un servicio de salud digno y gratuito, a una estabilidad laboral que le permita tener la certeza de un buen mañana, o simplemente a envejecer con las garantías de que la vida de entrega al trabajo será recompensada con estabilidad económica.

imageΗ απεργία των αφεντ&... Apr 30 0 comments

Εδώ και μερικά χρόνια διεξάγεται στην Χαλκιδική ένας κοινωνικός αγώνας ενάντια στη καταστροφή του φυσικού περιβάλλοντος της περιοχής από διάφορες εταιρίες εξόρυξης χρυσού οι οποίες μπροστά στα κέρδη τους χρησιμοποιούν κάθε μέσο και είναι διατεθειμένες να μην αφήσουν τίποτα όρθιο. Από την άλλη ένα δυναμικό τοπικό κίνημα που δεν έχει πτοηθεί από τις 300 και πλέον διώξεις και συνεχίζει να παλεύει για τα αυτονόητα, για να ζουν και να δουλεύουν σε μια περιοχή που δεν θα τους σκοτώνει βιολογικά και δεν θα αποτελεί νεκρή γη μέσα σε λίγα χρόνια. Απέναντι τους έχουν από την αρχή την ίδια την Eldorado Gold, το κράτος με κάθε του μορφή, τους κατασταλτικούς μηχανισμούς του, καθώς και τους εργαζόμενους της εταιρίας.

imageΣυγκέντρωση-Πορεί ... Apr 30 0 comments

1η Μάη 1886 Σικάγο - 1η Μάη 2015 Αθήνα: 129 χρόνια μετά το πρόταγμα των εργαζομένων παραμένει ίδιο και σύγχρονο!

imageEXPO 2015: nutrire il capitalismo, energie per lo sfruttamento Apr 26 0 comments

1 Maggio manifestazione internazionale a Milano

contro un'altra grande opera inutile,

contro 6 mesi di menzogne e annichilimento dei diritti,

per liberare l'agricoltura dal profitto e dallo spreco

imageEnd ANZAC Day Apr 26 Anarkismo 0 comments

Instead of glorifying the military prowess of the Anzacs, we should be building the working class movement which can sweep away all capitalist States. We need a revolution that will establish libertarian communism, a world of liberty, equality and solidarity, where war and militarism exist no more, except as exhibits in museums and lessons from history.

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