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ireland / britain / workplace struggles Monday December 07, 2009 22:26 byAndrew
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This is a table of what public sector workers in Ireland really earn based on the data given in the reply to a Dail question in Feb 09.

The cancellation of the December 3rd strike is a blow to the developing movement against the cuts on the scale of the cancellation of the March 30th strike at the start of the year. The so called compromise ICTU have been negotiating for is a further blow, it seems designed to drive a wedge between workers and fails to answer the main problem public sector workers have, the inability to take further cuts. But the strike that did happen on 24th November has brought 250,000 workers into their first experience of the power we collectively hold and points towards an alternative

Reports from the picketlines of the strike on 24th November
WSM press release: Anarchist organisation welcomes public sector strike and calls for further action
Report from the mass picket of the Department of Education (with text of INTO leaflet)
Reports from Cork from the General Strike
Interview with CPSU pickets in Cork
"This Is A Statement ..." Kinsale Strike Report
ireland / britain / anarchist movement Wednesday April 08, 2009 20:57 byBill Stickers
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When it was announced that London would host the first G20 meeting since the beginning of the worst financial crisis in almost a century, everybody knew it was a matter of time before protests were called. First the Climate Camp network – known for their annual ecological direct action camps – announced it would set up a ‘flashcamp’ in the City to make sure the G20 leaders put stopping climate change on their agenda. Their language was inoffensive and acceptable – the media found nothing to demonise in it – but they were well aware that any attempt at direct action protests in the City came with a precedent of serious disturbance and radical anti-capitalist politics, from the Stop the City marches in the 1980s to June the 18th 1999.

The second group to call a protest, “G20 Meltdown”, were all too happy to publicly embrace this legacy, with publicity calling to ‘storm the banks’ and ‘eat a banker’. This exceptionally loose coalition centres around a 66-year-old university professor called Chris Knight who is currently suspended from work for telling the media that ‘if the police want violence, they’ll get violence’. Funnily enough, G20 Meltdown were united by anything but violence, more their love of making strange statements and dressing up – having a ‘zombie pancake walk’ for instance, the message being that ‘capitalism is dead and bankers are therefore zombies’. Indeed.

Also see Le G20 ne changera rien!; ما الذي تفعله عندما تخسر عملك أو منزلك ؟

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ireland / britain / anarchist movement Wednesday March 25, 2009 18:07 byStu
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Liberty & Solidarity

Liberty & Solidarity is a political organisation aiming to build workplace and community democracy through direct action and struggling with all those fighting for change. We stand for the power of workers and local people against the bosses and politicians in order to bring about radical social change, to build a society based on freedom, democracy, cooperation.

Only six months ago, L&S was officially founded in the historic Freedom Bookshop in East London. Even at that early stage, we had brought together several of the UK’s most serious class struggle activists involved in various workplace and community. Since then we’ve helped reform the IWW and seen successes through LCAP, community gardens in Reading and local newssheets in Glasgow. However, if the tone was set at the first conference, the volume was most definitely turned up at the second.

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ireland / britain / economy Thursday February 19, 2009 18:01 byAndrew
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A call to arms this Saturday in Dublin

On Saturday tens of thousands of workers will be marching through Dublin, Ireland demanding that the public sector pay cut ('pension levy') imposed by the government to pay for the capitalist crisis be withdrawn. Over the last couple of weeks there have been dozens of local union meetings of workers in the public sector, demanding strike action to halt the cuts. The march will be a chance not only to put pressure on the government but also to demand that our unions do the only thing that can halt the cuts - call a national strike.

The Irish anarchist organisation, the WSM, will be meeting up to leaflet the march at 1.30 at the Parnell monument. We will then be joining the demonstration with a banner demanding a National Strike. Please come along and give us a hand if you're in Ireland. Otherwise this collection of articles written by WSM members details both the depth of the crash and the growing resistance to the attempt to make the working class pay for the bust.

ireland / britain / economy Thursday September 18, 2008 23:07 byPaul Bowman
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Everything comes tumbling down

With financial giants toppling at rates that shock even seasoned financial commenter, many of us are left wondering, how did this state of affairs come to pass. What is becoming obvious is that the financial markets have become increasingly complex. In this article, Paul Bowman looks the nuts and bolts behind the economic headlines, explaining what is it that is being sold and why nobody seems to be able to stop the chaos from unfolding.

This is the first part of a series of articles investigating the capitalist financial markets from a critical perspective. With such a large topic it is tricky finding a route into the subject and a plan of enquiry. The chosen road is to start with a look at the financial markets, particularly focusing on the mechanics of some of the instruments that have led to a momentous transformation of the workings of global financial markets in the most recent decades.

At first sight, this approach may seem odd, perverse even, like examining the internal workings of a clock as a prelude to discussion the social relations of time. However this "inside-out" approach is justified by the fact that as well as a system of social relations, capitalism is also a system with internal mechanics. Those mechanics evolve in response to the historical development of struggles over exploitation, but what new directions the new mechanics make possible in terms of capitalist strategies, in turn, shape the new struggles of today and tomorrow. The next article in the series will place these market mechanics in their fuller historical context. But for now let's start by investigating the mechanics of capitalist financial markets.

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irishnewsbuildingscare.jpg imageAnarchists Condemn G8 Scaremongering May 23 15:29 by Glykosymoritis 0 comments

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garda.jpg imageDublin city council's new rubbish police - a solution or just more bureacratic nonsense? May 15 19:15 by James McBarron 0 comments

clownsstrike.jpg imageCroke Park proposal shows why we have to take our unions back & organise to win Mar 22 19:17 by Andrew Flood 0 comments

we_can_do_it.jpg imageVoting NO to Croke Park - what happens next? Mar 20 19:09 by Andrew Flood 0 comments

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