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Minister for public expenditure & reform, Brendan Howlin
ireland / britain / economy / opinion / analysis Monday May 27, 2013 19:17 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 15:45 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 13:53 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 21:22 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 20:21 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 20:14 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 18:10 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 21:03 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 17:09 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 Wednesday September 16, 2009 23:01 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 16:05 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 16:03 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 18:03 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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logoroci.jpg imageΤο κράτος μας έδειξ&... 17:41 Thu 20 Nov by Αναρχοσυνδικαλιστική Πρωτοβουλία Ροσινάντε 0 comments

Ανακοίνωση της Αναρχοσυνδικαλιστικής Πρωτοβουλίας ΡΟΣΙΝΑΝΤΕ για τα γεγονότα στην πορεία της 17 Νοέμβρη και κάλεσμα σε ανοικτή Συνέντευξη Τύπου στο Κοινωνικό Κέντρο της Τσαμαδού (Τσαμαδού 15, Εξάρχεια), σήμερα Τρίτη 18/11 στις 13:00, με αφορμή το κατασταλτικό όργιο της αστυνομίας στην πορεία της 17 Νοέμβρη.

lcg.jpg imageNasce in Galles un'organizzazione especifista 14:03 Mon 17 Nov by Libertarian Communist Group 0 comments

Il Libertarian Communist Group si è formalmente costituito durante l'assemblea tenutasi nel Galles del Nord, sabato 8 novembre 2014, nel giorno dell'anniversario della nascita di Nestor Makhno, il famoso anarchico ucraino. [English]

10615506_309374519249982_368096889833490636_n.jpg image“Κοινωνικός Αναρχι&#... 17:59 Sun 16 Nov by Dmitri (republishing) 0 comments

Κυκλοφόρησε από τις Ελευθεριακές Εκδόσεις Κουρσάλ το 3ο τεύχος της πολιτικής επιθεώρησης “Κοινωνικός Αναρχισμός”, έχοντας ως κύρια θεματική το έμφυλο ζήτημα.

textThe social revolution will sweep Turkey Kurdistan sooner or later 06:39 Sun 16 Nov by Zaher Baher 1 comments

By Zaher Baher from Haringey Solidarity Group and Kurdistan Anarchists Forum

Below is the outcome of my visit to Northern Kurdistan in Turkey between 02/11/14 to 08/11/14 as one of a delegation from United Kingdom, organised by Peace in Kurdistan Campaign (PIK), People’s Democratic Party (HDP) and Democratic Society Congress (DTK).

solidaridadn26_portada_web.jpg image[Chile] Pronto circulará una nueva edición de Solidaridad 20:51 Fri 14 Nov by Solidaridad 0 comments

Con mucho agrado anunciamos que pronto circulará por distintos puntos del país la edición impresa N°26 de Solidaridad “Hay un mundo nuevo por ganar”. A continuación exponemos los contenidos de esta edición:

9cong_1_1.jpg imageΓια την ελευθεριακ&#... 17:32 Fri 14 Nov by Alternative Libertaria/FdCA - AL/FdCA 0 comments

Το 9ο Συνέδριο της FdCA, που πραγματοποιήθηκε στο Δήμο Cascina Cingia της Κρεμόνα, στις 1 και 2 Νοεμβρίου 2014, αποφάσισε να υιοθετήσει το όνομα και να μετονομάσει την Ομοσπονδία των Κομμουνιστών Αναρχικών (FdCA) σε Ελευθεριακή Εναλλαγή/FdCA, τόσο σε εθνικό όσο και σε διεθνές επίπεδο.

textPalestina-Israele - la lotta unitaria in tempi turbolenti 15:41 Fri 14 Nov by Ilan S. 0 comments

La lotta popolare non-armata delle comunità palestinesi, a cui aderiscono gli Anarchici Contro il Muro ed altri, non è una lotta di "liberazione nazionale" o di "autodeterminazione" della nazione palestinese. E' invece la lotta del popolo palestinese, la cui stragrande maggioranza è composta di lavoratori, contro la minaccia di sgomberi e contro lo sfruttamento imposto dal progetto coloniale sionista di Israele. Nessuno di coloro i quali partecipano alle lotte e che non stanno dentro l'elite palestinese nutre illusioni sull'elite palestinese e sullo Stato che governeranno e gestiranno dopo la fine dell'occupazione. [English]

1_1.jpg imageΔιευρυνση ελευθερ ... 18:27 Wed 12 Nov by Dmitri (republishing) 0 comments

Οι Συνεργατικές εκδόσεις Κουρσάλ δημιουργήθηκαν το 2012. Πήραν το όνομά τους από τον πρώτο πλωτό κινηματογράφο που λειτουργούσε στο λιμάνι της Θεσσαλονίκης την περίοδο του μεσοπολέμου και από τον τίτλο του φιλμ του Ν. Θεοδοσίου (2006) για τη ζωή του γνωστού αγωνιστή συμβόλου της εξέγερσης της Θεσσαλονίκης το 1936, Μπαρμπα-Γιάννη Ταμτάκου. Εμείς επιλέξαμε να χρησιμοποιήσουμε το όνομα Κουρσάλ για το εκδοτικό μας εγχείρημα ως μια υπενθύμιση μιας άλλης Θεσσαλονίκης, πολυεθνικής και αγωνιστικής.

textFrance - Répression 04:38 Wed 12 Nov by Commission internationale AL 0 comments

Samedi 1er novembre étaient organisées des manifestations dans plusieurs villes de France. Elles faisaient suite au meurtre par la police d’un manifestant, Rémi Fraisse, lors d’une mobilisation contre le barrage du Testet. Il s’agissait de manifester contre ce projet inutile et contre les violences policières.

lcg_1.jpg imageOrganização especifista fundada no País de Gales 23:35 Tue 11 Nov by Libertarian Communist Group - LCG 0 comments

O Libertarian Communist Group [Grupo Comunista Libertário] foi lançado formalmente em um encontro em Gales do Norte no sábado, 8 de novembro de 2014, aniversário de nascimento de Nestor Makhno, o famoso anarquista ucraniano. [English]

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imageCenário pós-eleitoral – as marchas de 15 de novembro e o epicentro da política brasileira em São Pau... Nov 20 by BrunoL 0 comments

O debate a respeito do cenário pós-eleitoral, ao contrário do que muitos esperavam, não se atenuou. Aumenta a intensidade dos protestos por direita, e, ao mesmo tempo, abre-se todo um leque de possibilidades para colocar o governo reeleito contra a parede, diminuindo ainda mais sua estreita margem de manobra. Podemos identificar quatro possibilidades dentro do cenário complexo onde se realizam arenas simultâneas de embate.

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image[Chile] Espejismo político y derechos sociales Nov 19 by Solidaridad 0 comments

Editorial edición n°26 de Solidaridad.

imageEUA x ISIS, “outra guerra estúpida” onde a esperança da humanidade está nas forças curdas Nov 19 by BrunoL 0 comments

No início de setembro, enquanto a OTAN realizava o seu encontro anual, com o secretário da aliança passando o chapéu para apertar as receitas dos países membros, constatava-se uma corrida do horror. Alimentados pelos aliados dos EUA na região, a Al-Qaeda força a fronteira da Síria com Israel e, ao mesmo tempo, anuncia a formação de seu braço na Índia. No Levante, enfrentam-se criador (Al-Qaeda, através de seu braço, Frente Al Nusra) e criatura (ISIS, racha da Al-Qaeda no Iraque). A superpotência assistia “quase inerte”, para não se envolver demais e criar um novo despertar sunita. Por fim, a grande questão é: - Como é possível uma força móvel, o ISIS, ser financiada por um califado pirata que vive vendendo petróleo? Óleo cru não é tão simples de transportar e menos ainda de realizar compensações bancárias correto?

imageDebatendo com Carlos Alberto Sardenberg - as caracterizações e sinais de Dilma Rousseff diante da en... Nov 19 by BrunoL 0 comments

Poucas vezes pude concordar tanto com Sardenberg (se é que não foi primeira), âncora da CBN, colunista do Jornal da Globo, blogueiro e jornalista da velha guarda no rumo inexorável da curva à direita já feita por Paulo Francis, dentre outros. O comentarista de economia do jornal noturno da empresa líder sugere para Dilma a cópia do modelo de comportamento chinês, pois segundo o próprio:

"Os líderes chineses têm uma habilidade especial para adotar políticas pró-mercado com uma retórica de esquerda para agradar esse lado do Partido. Vire à direita, dê sinal à esquerda — tal é o ensinamento."

imageConstruyendo feminismo sindical: Taller de oratoria y expresión corporal con el Sintracap Nov 19 by La Alzada 0 comments

Hace un par de meses llegó a término el taller de oratoria y expresión corporal que realizamos con las compañeras del Sindicato de Trabajadoras de Casa Particular de Chile (Sintracap) y que duró un año y tres meses.

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imageΤο κράτος μας έδειξ&... Nov 20 0 comments

Ανακοίνωση της Αναρχοσυνδικαλιστικής Πρωτοβουλίας ΡΟΣΙΝΑΝΤΕ για τα γεγονότα στην πορεία της 17 Νοέμβρη και κάλεσμα σε ανοικτή Συνέντευξη Τύπου στο Κοινωνικό Κέντρο της Τσαμαδού (Τσαμαδού 15, Εξάρχεια), σήμερα Τρίτη 18/11 στις 13:00, με αφορμή το κατασταλτικό όργιο της αστυνομίας στην πορεία της 17 Νοέμβρη.

imageNasce in Galles un'organizzazione especifista Nov 17 LCG 0 comments

Il Libertarian Communist Group si è formalmente costituito durante l'assemblea tenutasi nel Galles del Nord, sabato 8 novembre 2014, nel giorno dell'anniversario della nascita di Nestor Makhno, il famoso anarchico ucraino. [English]

image“Κοινωνικός Αναρχι&#... Nov 16 MACG (personal capacity) 0 comments

Κυκλοφόρησε από τις Ελευθεριακές Εκδόσεις Κουρσάλ το 3ο τεύχος της πολιτικής επιθεώρησης “Κοινωνικός Αναρχισμός”, έχοντας ως κύρια θεματική το έμφυλο ζήτημα.

imageΓια την ελευθεριακ&#... Nov 14 Anarkismo 0 comments

Το 9ο Συνέδριο της FdCA, που πραγματοποιήθηκε στο Δήμο Cascina Cingia της Κρεμόνα, στις 1 και 2 Νοεμβρίου 2014, αποφάσισε να υιοθετήσει το όνομα και να μετονομάσει την Ομοσπονδία των Κομμουνιστών Αναρχικών (FdCA) σε Ελευθεριακή Εναλλαγή/FdCA, τόσο σε εθνικό όσο και σε διεθνές επίπεδο.

imageΔιευρυνση ελευθερ ... Nov 12 MACG (personal capacity) 0 comments

Οι Συνεργατικές εκδόσεις Κουρσάλ δημιουργήθηκαν το 2012. Πήραν το όνομά τους από τον πρώτο πλωτό κινηματογράφο που λειτουργούσε στο λιμάνι της Θεσσαλονίκης την περίοδο του μεσοπολέμου και από τον τίτλο του φιλμ του Ν. Θεοδοσίου (2006) για τη ζωή του γνωστού αγωνιστή συμβόλου της εξέγερσης της Θεσσαλονίκης το 1936, Μπαρμπα-Γιάννη Ταμτάκου. Εμείς επιλέξαμε να χρησιμοποιήσουμε το όνομα Κουρσάλ για το εκδοτικό μας εγχείρημα ως μια υπενθύμιση μιας άλλης Θεσσαλονίκης, πολυεθνικής και αγωνιστικής.

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