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ireland / britain / economy / opinion / analysis Monday May 27, 2013 20:17 by Gregor Kerr   image 1 image
The "Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Bill 2013", published by the government on Thursday last (23rd May), is a clear attempt to bully public sector workers into voting for the re-hashed terms of the Croke Park II deal emphatically rejected by them just a couple of weeks ago. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / economy / opinion / analysis Thursday May 03, 2012 16:45 by Gregor Kerr   image 1 image
Analysis of the forthcoming referendum in Ireland regarding austerity read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / community struggles / opinion / analysis Sunday April 22, 2012 14:53 by Gregor Kerr   image 1 image
Peoples movement in Ireland, opposing Irish government austerity measures. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / community struggles / news report Friday July 29, 2011 22:22 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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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ireland / britain / economy / opinion / analysis Friday November 19, 2010 19:57 by Gregor Kerr   text 1 comment (last - friday november 19, 2010 20:56)   image 1 image
The years from 1995 to 2007 saw record levels of housing construction in Ireland. Construction output went up, land and house prices mushroomed and it seemed as if there was a never-ending bandwagon on which everyone was going to get rich by simply waiting for their pile of bricks to increase in value. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / workplace struggles / opinion / analysis Tuesday September 21, 2010 19:10 by Gregor Kerr
Many trade union activists have known for years that “social partnership” comes at a huge price for union independence and the ability of trade unions to defend the interest of their members. The myth that government and employers on one side and workers on the other side have some form of common interest has been peddled for over twenty years. This has resulted in a trade union movement whose leadership seems incapable of independent thought and whose membership has been browbeaten into accepting pay cuts, ‘pension levies’ and various attacks on our working conditions and living standards over the past couple of years. read full story / add a comment
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southern asia / environment / news report Wednesday August 18, 2010 22:03 by 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
irlanda / gran bretagna / lotte sindacali / opinione / analisi Tuesday August 03, 2010 18:09 by Gregor Kerr
A metà giugno si è fatta la conta dei voti. Gli organismi dirigenti del sindacato dei Servizi Pubblici dell’Irish Trade Union Congress hanno accettato “l’accordo di Croke Park”. Il “partneriato sociale”, che si pensava morto e sepolto quando nel dicembre 2009 il governo aveva imposto unilateralmente il taglio agli stipendi nel pubblico impiego, sembra essere resuscitata a nuova vita. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / workplace struggles / news report Saturday March 13, 2010 22:40 by 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
ireland / britain / economy / opinion / analysis Wednesday November 04, 2009 03:19 by Gregor Kerr
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions’ ‘Get Up Stand Up’ protest on Friday 6th November is of huge importance. The government have made it clear that they intend to make ordinary workers pay for the financial crisis. Friday can be the start of us finally standing up and saying that we are not going to accept this. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / economy / opinion / analysis Thursday September 17, 2009 00:01 by Gregor Kerr   image 1 image
NAMA is nothing short of straight class robbery – robbery from ordinary workers in order to shore up the property developers and big bankers who got us into this mess in the first place. It can be described as unfair, it can be described as immoral but in reality it’s naked capitalism at work. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / workplace struggles / news report Thursday August 27, 2009 17:05 by 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 / workplace struggles / interview Thursday August 27, 2009 17:03 by Gregor Kerr   image 1 image
Dublin football fans will want to forget the August Bank Holiday weekend as the Dubs failed to perform in Croke Park against the might of the Kingdom. But one group of Dublin workers are unlikely to forget the 5 days from Friday 31st July to Tuesday 4th August. When the workers in the Thomas Cook office at the top of Grafton Street in Dublin’s city centre went to work as usual on the Friday morning little did they realise that before going home again they would spend 3 days and (almost) 4 nights in occupation of their workplace, that they would be hauled off at 5a.m. in the morning of the 4th night by a force of 80 – 100 gardai who blocked off the street and battered in the door as if they were on the trail of a dangerous terrorist group, and that they would spend several hours held in the Bridewell Garda station before finally being released by the High Court and allowed to go home. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / economy / news report Thursday April 09, 2009 19:03 by 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 / education / opinion / analysis Sunday February 08, 2009 20:20 by Gregor Kerr   image 1 image
The Education Cuts announced in October’s Budget have unleashed a wave of protest across the country. During the months of November and December approximately 120,000 people took to the streets of Dublin, Galway, Tullamore, Cork and Donegal to register their anger at the government’s attempts to make schoolchildren pay for the financial crisis. Cowen, Lenihan and O’Keefe have been left in no doubt about the level of popular opposition to these cutbacks. In addition thousands of 3rd level students have also taken to the streets and participated in marches, pickets and blockades to protest at the proposed re-introduction of fees. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / workplace struggles / opinion / analysis Tuesday December 02, 2008 19:31 by Gregor Kerr   image 2 images
As the Irish economy officially went into recession, as electricity bills go up by 17.5%, as food bills are officially 6.4% higher than this time last year, the leaders of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions negotiate through the night and emerge bleary-eyed from the ‘social partnership’ talks with 1) a pay pause and 2) pay increases, when Irish workers eventually get them, lower than the rate of inflation read full story / add a comment
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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.

loisurlerenseignementopposant.jpeg imageLoi sur le renseignement : halte au pilonnage de nos libertés individuelles et collectives 13:20 Tue 21 Apr by Relations Extérieures de la CGA 0 comments

Le projet de loi sur le renseignement dévoilé en mars par le gouvernement vient s'inscrire dans la continuité des lois sécuritaires dont s'arme l’État pour affermir son pouvoir, quelles que soient les tendances politiques des gouvernant-e-s.

Cette loi, en gestation depuis presque un an, fait suite à celle « contre le terrorisme » promulguée en novembre 2014, dont nous avions déjà dénoncé le caractère liberticide et hautement répressif. Le gouvernement s'appuie maintenant sur la pseudo union nationale post-attentats de Paris pour renforcer son discours « antiterroriste », faire valoir la légitimité de cette loi liberticide au nom de la « sécurité », et décider de la faire voter en procédure accélérée.

Alors que chacune des nouvelles mesures économiques (ANI, Pacte de responsabilité, loi sur les retraites, loi Macron, etc.) accentue la casse sociale, détériore nos conditions de travail et de vie, et nous appauvrit un peu plus au profit des classes dominantes que sont les actionnaires et le patronat, l’État durcit et élargit son arsenal législatif, afin d'organiser le contrôle et la surveillance généralisée de la population.

10933810_1098653513483989_8172575092281804228_n.jpg imageCon el mundo patas arriba, Se fue Galeano. 23:34 Mon 20 Apr by Colectivo Contrainformativo SubVersión 0 comments

Hoy el mundo está más que nunca patas arriba, se fue a la eternidad el hombre que hizo de sus letras rebeldía y dignidad, aquel inclaudicable luchador que con su prosa emancipada atravesó el latir insubordinado de aquellas que hacemos de nuestras vidas lucha constante e intransigente contra el capital. Se fue el escritor uruguayo Eduardo Galeano.

textKurdistan: teoria e gineologia 01:14 Mon 20 Apr by Arin Mirkam 0 comments

Il movimento femminile curdo vuole ovviamente distruggere il patriarcato e riferirsi alle esperienze del movimento femminista, ma si sforza anche di costruire una teoria originale adatta al contesto del Kurdistan.

rallynoticefinalsaturday4april2015a41e1427453761459.jpg imageAustralia: Manifestazione contro il razzismo sabato 4 aprile 00:36 Mon 20 Apr by MACG 0 comments

Gli estremisti di destra di “Reclaim Australia” intendono fare una manifestazione anti-musulmana a Melbourne ed anche in altre città del paese. Vogliono far credere alle gente di essere nient'altro che “semplici australiani” i quali sono preoccupati dell'"islam radicale". Quello che NON vi dicono è che sono solo dei fascisti – di estrema destra, dei razzisti innamorati di Hitler i quali si avvolgono tatticamente nella bandiera australiana. [English]

textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle continues with fresh conviction that it is a fulcrum of the int... 18:56 Sat 18 Apr by Ilan S. 0 comments

With the conviction that our main contribution is not so much in changes on the ground but in the spirit of the struggle of the participants and the fulcrum we provide to the international lever. The gradual increase in international pressure which the Israeli high court verdict is that is a criminal act for Israeli to promote causing already much of damages in the economy of occupation and concern of the Zionist-colonialist Israeli ruling Elite. We see here again how small number of activists can initiate a turn in the course of history when it is applied in the ripe cross-road. It started in a small joint camp in Masha 2003 for struggle against the separation fence, after the idea raised half a year earlier in the European People Global Action conference in Leiden - in which activists from the East of the Mediterranean region participated too. The camp initiated struggles in various villages that riped at 2005 in the Bil'in struggle... which expanded and expanded...

Poster for the 10th Dublin Anarchist Bookfair image10th Dublin Anarchist Bookfair - April 25th #DABF 19:48 Fri 17 Apr by Andrew 0 comments

The 10th Dublin Anarchist Bookfair which will take place Saturday 25th of April around Smithfield square. If you live in Ireland come along and meet anarchists and hundreds of people curious about anarchism in what is the biggest annual gathering of any radical left event.

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image[Colombia] Ante el terror y la impunidad. Levantamiento popular Apr 26 by Walter Guadalupe 0 comments

En lo poco que va del 2015 en Colombia, según la defensoría del pueblo, se han registrado, en todo el territorio dominado por el estado colombiano, un poco más de 283 movilizaciones. Plantones, concentraciones, marchas, bloqueos de vías, enfrentamientos directos con las fuerzas de seguridad, cese de actividades, han sido algunas de las expresiones de inconformidad de diversos sectores de la sociedad. Las acciones colectivas o de protesta de las comunidades organizadas han llamado la atención sobre temas tan diversos como la educación, la salud, el trabajo, la defensa del territorio, entre otros. Las respuestas del estado a las demandas de la comunidad no se han salido del libreto: dilación, represión y terror.

imageΧαράζοντας δρόμου ... Apr 25 by Ευάγριος Αληθινός 0 comments

Το κείμενο που ακολουθεί γράφτηκε και δημοσιεύτηκε τον Μάρτη του 2010 στην εφημερίδα δρόμου "Άπατρις". Η αναδημοσίευσή και κοινοποίησή του είναι κάτι παραπάνω από επιθυμητή, ακόμη και χωρίς καμία αναφορά στο συγγραφέα του.

imageWhy May Day matters to Botswana: radical roots, today's struggles Apr 24 by S. Byrne, P. Chinguwo, W. Mcgregor, L. van der Walt 0 comments

When we celebrate May Day we rarely reflect on why it is a public holiday in Botswana or elsewhere. Sian Byrne, Paliani Chinguwo, Warren Mcgregor and Lucien van der Walt tell of the powerful struggles that lie behind its existence, and the organisations that created it and kept its meaning alive, including its roots in the radical working class struggles.

imagePontes e aproximações entre o anarquismo e o Confederalismo Democrático Apr 24 by BrunoL 0 comments

Pontes e aproximações entre o anarquismo e o Confederalismo Democrático.

23 de abril de 2015 – Bruno Lima Rocha

Segue a introdução escrita por Pablo Misraji, responsável pela radução do segundo artigo de uma série sobre a questão da Revolução Social contemporânea de Rojava, no Curdistão. Neste ensaio, as distinções e proximidades teórico-práticas com outras experiências de autogestão econômica e política, são apresentadas e permitem que os projetos políticos de transformação social continuadamente catalisem a força social e se condicionem às metodologias da realidade.

Introdução para esta questão em particular

Nesta seção eu vou expor algumas informações históricas básicas sobre o modelo de organização política anarquista e, no final, fazer uma comparação entre essas experiências e na contemporaneidade, com a estratégia da organização política que pretende ser a catalisadora de uma transformação social pelo Confederalismo Democrático.

imageEduardo Galeano, la coscienza latinoamericana Apr 23 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 0 comments

La scomparsa dello scrittore uruguayano Eduardo Galeano (3 settembre 1940 - 13 aprile 2015) lascia un vuoto irreparabile nel mondo della letteratura latinoamericana. [Castellano]

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imageTemuco: “Forjemos una Universidad al servicio de la comunidad” Apr 24 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 Apr 22 1 of Anarkismo Editorial Group 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 Apr 22 1 of Anarkismo Editorial Group 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.

imageLoi sur le renseignement : halte au pilonnage de nos libertés individuelles et collectives Apr 21 Coordination des Groupes Anarchistes 0 comments

Le projet de loi sur le renseignement dévoilé en mars par le gouvernement vient s'inscrire dans la continuité des lois sécuritaires dont s'arme l’État pour affermir son pouvoir, quelles que soient les tendances politiques des gouvernant-e-s.

Cette loi, en gestation depuis presque un an, fait suite à celle « contre le terrorisme » promulguée en novembre 2014, dont nous avions déjà dénoncé le caractère liberticide et hautement répressif. Le gouvernement s'appuie maintenant sur la pseudo union nationale post-attentats de Paris pour renforcer son discours « antiterroriste », faire valoir la légitimité de cette loi liberticide au nom de la « sécurité », et décider de la faire voter en procédure accélérée.

Alors que chacune des nouvelles mesures économiques (ANI, Pacte de responsabilité, loi sur les retraites, loi Macron, etc.) accentue la casse sociale, détériore nos conditions de travail et de vie, et nous appauvrit un peu plus au profit des classes dominantes que sont les actionnaires et le patronat, l’État durcit et élargit son arsenal législatif, afin d'organiser le contrôle et la surveillance généralisée de la population.

imageAustralia: Manifestazione contro il razzismo sabato 4 aprile Apr 20 Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group 0 comments

Gli estremisti di destra di “Reclaim Australia” intendono fare una manifestazione anti-musulmana a Melbourne ed anche in altre città del paese. Vogliono far credere alle gente di essere nient'altro che “semplici australiani” i quali sono preoccupati dell'"islam radicale". Quello che NON vi dicono è che sono solo dei fascisti – di estrema destra, dei razzisti innamorati di Hitler i quali si avvolgono tatticamente nella bandiera australiana. [English]

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