user preferences

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events.
Search author name words: Andrew Flood

gezimeetingsq.jpg
international / the left / opinion / analysis Monday February 24, 2014 19:51 byAndrew Flood   text 3 comments (last - sunday april 13, 2014 00:38)   image 1 image
Horizontalism is an emerging term used to describe the key common characteristics of the waves of rebellion of the last decade. Occupy in 2011 was the peak to date but the term Horizontalism itself appears to originate the rebellion in Argentina after the 2001 banking crisis there. Marina Sitrin in her book on that rebellion says the term (in Spanish obviously) was used to describe the neighborhood, workplace & unemployed assemblies that emerged to form "social movements seeking self-management, autonomy and direct democracy." Image by Author:Meeting in Gezi Park, June 2013 read full story / add a comment
nostalgicleft.jpg
international / the left / opinion / analysis Saturday February 15, 2014 20:10 byAndrew Flood   image 1 image
The nostalgic left is a bit of shorthand I’ve started using for those on the left who have reacted to the disintegration of the old left by wishing for idealised simpler times. And perhaps more strangely blaming the collapse on what they see as threatening new developments, like intersectionality. They hold such newfangled nonsense responsible for the current failure of the left to get an echo from the general population. read full story / add a comment
choicechanting.jpg
ireland / britain / gender / opinion / analysis Monday July 15, 2013 21:58 byAndrew Flood   image 1 image
Despite spending in the region of a million euro and getting the backing of the catholic church its now clear that the anti-choice extremists of Youth Defence & the Pro Life Campaign were resoundingly defeated when the Dail finally voted though legislation implementing the X-Case judgment of 21 years ago. This time last year they were confident that they already had enough Fine Gael TD's on board to block the required legislation but they reckoned against the wave of public anger that followed the death of Savita Halappanavar after she was denied a potentially life saving abortion in a Galway hospital. read full story / add a comment
kidonbarricadesnight.jpg
greece / turkey / cyprus / the left / feature Tuesday June 25, 2013 15:17 byAndrew Flood   text 2 comments (last - wednesday june 26, 2013 14:46)   image 1 image
Tear gas is a very good place to start trying to understand what is happening in Turkey.  The main purpose of tear gas is to terrorise and thus break up large crowds of people.  In Istanbul over the last weeks huge quantities have been used over and over to prevent large anti-government demonstrations developing. This wasn't about 'riot control' - generally there was no riot to control.  In this piece I'm going to put the Gezi park revolt in the context of the cycle of struggles that began in 2010 and of the specific economic, politcal and historical situation of the Turkish republic to try and draw out the lessons for all of us fighting global capitalism read full story / add a comment
clownsstrike.jpg
ireland / britain / workplace struggles / opinion / analysis Friday March 22, 2013 19:17 byAndrew Flood   image 1 image
We have to ask ourselves how we have found ourselves in unions where the leadership was allowed take such an approach. And we have to work out how we create unions that we control and which will help us organise together to defend our common interests. How has it come to this? read full story / add a comment
we_can_do_it.jpg
ireland / britain / workplace struggles / opinion / analysis Wednesday March 20, 2013 19:09 byAndrew Flood   image 1 image
The government says if we Vote no to Croke Park they will impose it anyway. Many of the union leadership try and scare us into voting Yes with this threat and by saying the only alternative is strike action. Both are right. If we just vote no than the government will attack us. And when they do the only way we can win is if we are willing to fight back - that will mean industrial action. It will almost certainly mean at least the credible threat of an indefinite strike. read full story / add a comment
techbehind.gif
internaţional / anarchist circulaţie / opinion/analysis Wednesday January 30, 2013 10:27 byAndrew Flood   image 2 images
În ultimul deceniu, o critică generalizată a civilizației a fost formulată de către un număr de autori, predominant din SUA. Unii dintre aceștia au ales să se identifice drept anarhiști, deși auto-indentificarea generală este de primitivist (sau din păcate “anarho”-primitivism). Argumentul lor general este că “civilizația” în sine este problema care duce la incapacitatea noastră de a trăi o viață plină de satisfacții. Astfel, lupta pentru schimbare este o luptă împotriva civilizației și pentru un pământ unde tehnologia a fost eliminată.
Critica primitivistă a anarhismului se bazează în jurul susţinerii că ar fi descoperit o contradicție între libertate și societatea de masă. În alte cuvinte, ei văd ca o imposibilitate orice societate care implică grupuri mult mai mari decât un sat să fie o societate liberă. Dacă acest lucru ar fi fost adevărat, atunci ar face propunerea anarhistă a unei lumi a “federațiilor libere formate din municipii, orașe și sate o imposibilitate. Astfel de federații și centre de populație sunt în mod evident o formă de societate de masă/civilizație. [English] read full story / add a comment
choice12womenday.jpg
ireland / britain / gender / news report Wednesday December 19, 2012 17:40 byAndrew Flood   image 1 image
This afternoon the government had finally confirmed that it is to legislate for abortion access under the conditions of the X-case. While we can welcome the failure of the anti-choice movement to stop this announcement, despite frantically spending a quarter of a million dollars euro in ten days, this is so little so late that it is almost meaningless. read full story / add a comment
anarkismotent.jpg
internazionale / movimento anarchico / cronaca Tuesday September 04, 2012 19:09 byAndrew Flood   image 1 image
Un paio di migliaia di anarchici da tutto il globo si sono radunati a St-Imier, la piccola città che ospitò nel 1872 la fondazione dell'Internazionale Anarchica, per commemorare questo evento con dozzine di eventi politici, organizzativi e culturali. Quale componente di questo raduno, la rete internazionale Anarkismo, di cui il WSM è la sezione irlandese, ha tenuto sia una conferenza europea che un raduno mondiale. [English] read full story / add a comment
ssnbudgetday.gif
ireland / britain / the left / review Thursday August 23, 2012 16:10 byAndrew Flood   image 1 image
The Social Solidarity Network came into existence in the Autumn of 2009 in Dublin as an initiative of the Workers Solidarity Movement. It faded out of existence a few short months later and never amounted to all that much in the interim beyond a couple of meetings, a leaflet distribution at a mass ICTU march and a badly organised and executed protest at the Dail on budget day. Nevertheless there are some useful lessons (mostly of the ‘how not to do it variety’) to be taken from its short existence. read full story / add a comment
anarkismotent.jpg
international / anarchist movement / news report Wednesday August 22, 2012 16:13 byAndrew Flood   text 4 comments (last - sunday august 26, 2012 15:58)   image 1 image
August saw a gathering of a couple of thousand anarchists from all over the globe in St Imier, Switzerland. This small town was the site of the founding of the Anarchist International in 1872, the gathering was organised to commemorate this event and involved dozens of political, organisational & cultural events. As part of this gathering Anarkismo, the international network that the WSM is the Irish section of, held both a European conference and a global gathering. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
shellma.jpg
ireland / britain / community struggles / news report Wednesday August 01, 2012 15:47 byAndrew Flood   image 1 image
A huge secretive Garda security operation last night swung into operation in Dublin Port as Shell's Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) left the port as part of a huge convoy of Garda vehicles. News of the operation had leaked at the last minute meaning that with only an hours notice a handful of Shell to Sea campaigners managed to get down to the port entrance despite the pouring rain. Most of us were pulled over and questioned by Garda at least once and the Garda helicopter stayed overhead as various Garda vehicles including a van load of riot cops with the door open drove past us repeatedly. read full story / add a comment
resistancecantbeignored.jpg
irlanda / gran bretagna / la sinistra / opinione / analisi Monday June 04, 2012 18:05 byAndrew Flood   image 1 image
Con lo spoglio ancora in corso, è chiaro che un amplissimo numero di aventi diritto si è rifiutata di andare a votare per il referendum sul fiscal compact, sottraendosi alla scelta obbligata di chi diceva che si doveva votare o per la "stabilità" o contro la "austerità". Appare possibile che il numero di coloro che ha scelto di astenersi sia maggiore della somma dei votanti per il "SÌ" o per il "NO". [English] read full story / add a comment
ods.jpg
irlanda / gran bretagna / lotte sul territorio / cronaca Friday March 09, 2012 19:19 byAndrew Flood   image 1 image
Una consistente forza composta da polizia e operai comunali è stata impiegata alle 3.30 dell'8 marzo, Giornata Internazionale delle Donne, per sgomberare la tendopoli di Occupy Dame Street. La tendopoli è stata del tutto demolita nel corso dello sgombero, intimiditi i camperisti e sequestrati i loro beni personali. Uno spiegamento di forze del tutto sproporzionato rispetto ai numeri presenti nella tendopoli a quell'ora (circa 15 persone) e fortemente in contrasto con la addotta mancanza di risorse da impiegare per le indagini su cosa è successo alla Anglo-Irish Bank, il cui collasso ha lasciato un debito di €26.000 pro-capite per ogni irlandese. [English] read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / community struggles / news report Thursday March 08, 2012 21:19 byAndrew Flood
A large force of Garda and council workers were deployed at 3.30am today, International Women's Day, to clear Occupy Dame Street (ODS) camp. The camp was completely demolished in the course of the eviction, campers intimidated and their personal property stolen. This was a level of force way out of proportion with the numbers in the camp (about 15 people) and stands in contrast with the lack of resources put into investigating what happened at Anglo, the collapse of which has left a debt of 26,000 Euro on every single person in the country.   [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
usicops.jpg
ireland / britain / education / news report Friday November 18, 2011 00:17 byAndrew Flood   image 1 image
Over twenty thousand students demonstrated in Dublin today against the introduction of student fees and the cutting of student grants. The main demonstration organised by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI)also included a Free Education for Everyone (FEE) bloc comprised of rank & file students in disagreement with the passive lobbying tactics of the USI leadership.  USI stewards formed a line with Garda to prevent FEE rejoining the demonstration after they led a breakway protest at Fine Gael HQ. (Pic: From FEE twitterstream
USI stewards form 3 rows
to stop USI members
in FEE joining march) read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / economy / opinion / analysis Friday October 28, 2011 00:10 byAndrew Flood
An Irish anarchist perspective on today's EU crisis summit decision to reduce Greek debt by 50%, in the face of the recent resistance by the Greek working class. Particularly as contrasted with the differing levels of resistence in Ireland and the corresponding dictat of making the people of Ireland pay 100% of the debts incurred in the Irish property boom casino by globalised finance. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / community struggles / news report Wednesday October 12, 2011 23:56 byAndrew Flood
The 'Occupy X' movement arrived in Ireland over the weekend when a core group of around 50 people set up camp at the Central Bank Plaza on Dame street. Numbers grew to a few hundred at times over the next days and nights as supporters came down to join in for a while and the curious stopped to see what was going on. Issues highlighted by participants included the bank bail out, IMF intervention & the ongoing Great Oil & Gas Giveaway. read full story / add a comment
(Immagine di <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brqnetwork/">B.R.Q.</a> via Flickr su licenza Creative Commons)
nordafrica / imperialismo / guerra / opinione / analisi Monday September 05, 2011 20:14 byAndrew Flood   text 2 comments (last - monday september 05, 2011 21:47)   image 1 image
L'improvvisa caduta del regime di Gheddafi, circa 6 mesi fa in seguito alla rivolta libica, solleva alcune domande difficili a cui la sinistra non ha saputo rispondere. La determinazione di Gheddafi nel reprimere fisicamente la rivolta, l'ha invece trasformata in una guerra civile che ha visto un notevole intervento imperialista dalla parte dei ribelli, decisivo per una loro eventuale vittoria. Questo intervento e il ruolo storico di Gheddafi hanno portato certa sinistra a prendere le sue parti nel corso della guerra civile, mentre altre organizzazioni hanno cercato di bilanciare l'appoggio della "primavera araba", giunta anche in Libia, con l'opposizione all'imperialismo. [English] read full story / add a comment
north africa / imperialism / war / opinion / analysis Thursday August 25, 2011 21:29 byAndrew Flood   text 23 comments (last - thursday october 27, 2011 22:41)
The sudden end of the Gaddafi regime some 6 months after the start of the Libyan revolt leaves some difficult questions unanswered for the left. Gaddafi’s determination to physically crush the revolt quickly transformed it into a civil war, a civil war that saw considerable imperialist intervention on the rebel side, intervention that was essential to their eventual victory. This and Gaddafi’s historic record led to some on the left taking his side in the civil war while other organisations tried to balance support for the ‘Arab spring’s’ arrival in Libya with opposition to imperialism. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
Revista "Socialismo Libertário" num. 2

Latest News

Wed 16 Apr, 21:38

browse text browse image

textPalestine-Israel The struggle and the joint struggle continue in spite of the stand still* 13:34 Mon 14 Apr by Ilan S. 0 comments

katharistries.jpg imageSolidaridad con la lucha 20:19 Fri 11 Apr by Unión Sindical Libertaria (ESE) 0 comments

katharistriesporeia3.jpg imageΕνίσχυση από το Ταμ&... 20:14 Fri 11 Apr by Ελευθεριακή Συνδικαλιστική Ένωση (ΕΣΕ Αθήνας) 0 comments

733819_233433610131107_1771872175_n.jpg image[Colombia] Declaración IV Asamblea Semestral Del Grupo Estudiantil Anarquista 11:21 Fri 11 Apr by Grupo Estudiantil Anarquista 0 comments

big3cl6ieaawweg.jpg imageΑλληλεγγύη στις απ&#... 18:00 Wed 09 Apr by Βιομηχανικοί Εργάτες του Κόσμου / Ελληνικό Τμήμα 0 comments

Not actually the book fair poster imageThe Dublin anarchist Bookfair returns to Liberty Hall on Saturday 12th of April this year 19:43 Tue 08 Apr by Andrew 0 comments

fob.jpg imageSolidariedade aos companheiros e companheiras da FOB de Rosário 18:28 Mon 07 Apr by Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira (CAB) 0 comments

croppedlogo_blogcopy_1.jpg imageΑνακοίνωση για φυλ&#... 10:46 Mon 07 Apr by ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΙΑΚΗ ΠΡΩΤΟΒΟΥΛΙΑ ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΙΚΗΣ 0 comments

textPalestina-Israele, lotta unitaria continua su sfondo di "negoziati" senza cambiamento 03:44 Mon 07 Apr by Ilan S. 0 comments

460_0___30_0_0_0_0_0_cgtanimada_1.jpg imageCGT denuncia el aumento de la represión contra la protesta social 02:13 Mon 07 Apr by Confederación General del Trabajo 0 comments

more >>

Opinion and Analysis

imageΤα χίλια πρόσωπα το&... Apr 16 by Άνθος του Κακού 0 comments

image¿Por Qué es Vigente el Anarquismo? Apr 10 by Vargarquista 0 comments

textOn Dogmatism Apr 07 by Jan Makandal 0 comments

image"Για να τελειώνουμε ... Apr 05 by Νίκος Νικολαΐδης 0 comments

imageΔέσμευση - ευθύνη - α`... Mar 30 by Federação Anarquisa do rio de Janeiro – FARJ 0 comments

more >>
© 2005-2014 Anarkismo.net. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Anarkismo.net. [ Disclaimer | Privacy ]