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Minister for public expenditure & reform, Brendan Howlin
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
Double Issue 5/6 of Tokologo, the Newsletter of the TAAC, now available

Wed 04 May, 07:59

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16e63b16056647fbb686b208cb59b7bf.jpg imagePor un primero de Mayo clasista, de lucha y resistencia! 16:38 Tue 03 May by Federación Anarquista de Rosario (FAR) 0 comments

Para nosotras/os el 1° de Mayo simboliza la continuidad de las luchas y resistencias de los/las de abajo, su carácter internacionalista y sobre todo la vigencia del proyecto de construcción de una sociedad libertaria.

croppedrobenlogoe1461186602423.png imageΤαξική Εργατική Πρ&#... 06:14 Tue 03 May by Dmitri 0 comments

Οι εργαζόμενοι στο αυτοδιαχειριζόμενο εργοστάσιο “Ρομπέν του Ξύλου” μαζί με όσες κι όσους πλαισιώνουν με αλληλεγγύη την προσπάθειά μας σας καλούμε να βρεθείτε μαζί μας στην απεργιακή συγκέντρωση της Εργατικής Πρωτομαγιάς την Κυριακή 8 Μαΐου στις 11πμ στην πλατεία Δημαρχείου της Βέροιας.

69084_1673779683786_1216250346_31824838_3188070_n.jpg imageΖήτω η Εργατική Πρω&... 17:24 Mon 02 May by Αναρχοσυνδικαλιστική Πρωτοβουλία Ροσινάντε 0 comments

Η Αναρχοσυνδικαλιστική Πρωτοβουλία Ροσινάντε καλεί όλους τους εργαζόμενους και όλες τις εργαζόμενες στις κινητοποιήσεις των επόμενων ημερών ενάντια στο ασφαλιστικό έκτρωμα της κυβέρνησης, στο πλάι των προσφύγων, για τη ζωή και την ελευθερία.

photo223090299846634285.jpg image1 de Mayo: Poder Popular, desde abajo, entre todas… ¡Es nuestro momento! 02:24 Mon 02 May by AM 0 comments

Diversas organizaciones libertarias del estado español, de carácter político o específico, han lanzado un manifiesto conjunto por este Primero de Mayo de 2016. Se trata de varias organizaciones de militantes cuya visión libertario o revolucionario pasa por construir poder popular para poder llegar a una sociedad socialista y libertaria. Es uno de los primeros pasos de un largo camino que se abre en la Península Ibérica.

textLIBERTAD 12 PRESOS ELOXOCHITLAN, OAXACA, MEXICO 09:14 Sat 30 Apr by ComiteSolidaridadPresosPerseguidosEloxochitlan 0 comments

Breve comunicado sobre el terrorismo de estado impuesto en Eloxochitlan, Sierra Mazateca, Oaxaca, Mexico

cityplaza1.jpg imageΖήτω η κατάληψη του ... 07:46 Sat 30 Apr by Αναρχοσυνδικαλιστική Πρωτοβουλία Ροσινάντε 0 comments

Η Αναρχοσυνδικαλιστική Πρωτοβουλία Ροσινάντε χαιρετίζει με ενθουσιασμό και ολόψυχη αλληλεγγύη την κατάληψη του εγκαταλειμμένου ξενοδοχείου City Plaza, για τις στεγαστικές ανάγκες 211 προσφύγων (107 παιδιών, 59 γυναικών και 45 ανδρών) από το Κουρδιστάν, τη Συρία, το Αφγανιστάν, το Ιράν και την Παλαιστίνη και τη δημιουργία ενός κέντρου αγώνα, πληροφόρησης και αλληλεγγύης, παλεύει για την ενίσχυση, τη διεύρυνση και την επιτυχία της και διαθέτει το σύνολο των δυνάμεών της σε αυτήν, συμμετέχοντας ενεργά στην Πρωτοβουλία Αλληλεγγύης σε Οικονομικούς και Πολιτικούς Πρόσφυγες.

13087448_551959655010525_5324434818345000151_n.jpg imageΑναρχική Πρωτομαγ ... 16:56 Fri 29 Apr by Αναρχική Πολιτική Οργάνωση (Ομοσπονδία Συλλογι_ 0 comments

Για να χτίσουμε μια νέα χειραφετημένη κοινωνία με βάση την αξιοπρέπεια, τη δικαιοσύνη, την ελευθερία, την αλληλεγγύη, στα συντρίμμια του κόσμου της εξουσίας, του κράτους, του κεφαλαίου.

iwwdemonstrationny_1.jpg imageΓια την Ειρήνη 21:07 Wed 27 Apr by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group 0 comments

Πρέπει να οικοδομήσουμε ένα κίνημα της εργατικής τάξης, που να εκτείνεται πέρα ​​από τα σύνορα και να μην αφήνει έδαφος στις καπιταλιστικές κυβερνήσεις που δεν έχουν καμία λύση για τα διεθνή προβλήματα, παρά μόνο τον πόλεμο. Πρέπει να οικοδομήσουμε την επανάσταση των εργατών και την ανατροπή του καπιταλισμού. Και μόνο τότε θα μπορέσουμε να οικοδομήσουμε έναν κόσμο ελευθερίας, ισότητας και αλληλεγγύης - έναν κόσμο σε ειρήνη.

daf330x200.jpg imageΓια την αναρχική επ&... 20:24 Wed 27 Apr by DAF (Επαναστατική Αναρχική Δράση) 0 comments

Προσπαθούν να αποτρέψουν τον αναρχικό αγώνα με την πολιτική πολέμου τους, στους δρόμους. Τρείς σύντροφοί μας συνελήφθησαν από την αστυνομία. Δεν θα μας εμποδίσουν από τον Αγώνα μας. Θα συνεχίζουμε να αγωνιζόμαστε ενάντια στο Κράτος και το Κεφάλαιο.

text25 aprile 2016, 1 Maggio 2016 17:06 Wed 27 Apr by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 0 comments

Il 25 aprile 1945 il Comitato di Liberazione Nazionale Alta Italia proclamava l'insurrezione in tutti i territori italiani ancora occupati dai nazifascisti.
Nel giro di 6 giorni, quasi tutta l'Italia settentrionale era stata liberata dai partigiani.
Così il Primo Maggio si festeggiarono contemporaneamente la liberazione e la giornata internazionale dei lavoratori,

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imageAudio & video from the Dublin Anarchist Bookfair panels May 03 by Andrew 0 comments

Here are 9 video and audio recordings from the Dublin anarchist bookfair. So whether you were far away or were there but had to miss one session in order to attend another this is your chance to catch up.

image1 Mayıs’ta Taksim’deyiz! May 03 by Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet 0 comments

Kitle ve kitleselleşmek, biz devrimci anarşistlerin kavramları değildir. Bizim için önemli olan, tüm tutsaklıkları ve adaletsizlikleri yaşayan ezilenlerin kavgayı içselleştirmesidir. Ancak ve ancak bu bireyler sayesinde oluşacak örgütlü bir toplum, nitelikli niceliğinin gücünü gösterebilecektir.
Şimdi, işletilmeyen otobüslere, kapatılan yollara, bariyerlerle kilitlenmiş ve polislerle kapatılmış bir Taksim’e rağmen; yasaklanan bir Taksim’e rağmen; tüm benliğimizle, tüm beraberliğimizle bu 1 Mayıs’ta da Taksim’deyiz.

imageO 1° de Maio em meio à crise final do projeto “Democrático-Popular” May 03 by Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira 0 comments

Os 14 anos de hegemonia do projeto democrático popular chegam a sua saturação final. Nestes últimos anos a esquerda não governista esteve em meio a uma luta para conformar uma alternativa a esse bloco. Cada setor, cada organização concebeu, a sua maneira, o que seria essa alternativa. Mas no fim, não foi capaz de presenciar alguma proposta que disputasse com o bloco governista nas lutas populares. Isso, por sua vez, não tirou de cena o surgimento de inúmeras experiências que transbordam ensinamentos e avanços difíceis de medir precisamente. Das “greves selvagens” e das revoltas nas obras do PAC, passando pelas jornadas de junho em 2013, a luta por moradia nas grandes cidades e a recente onda de ocupações de escolas por estudantes secundaristas em São Paulo, Goiânia, Rio de Janeiro e Belém mostram que em meio às trevas da ofensiva reacionária, também vai se afirmando uma nova geração de lutadores e lutadoras. Uma geração que não se formou pelas estruturas tradicionais de luta e organização que a esquerda construiu nas últimas décadas, por isso mesmo, uma geração refratária aos métodos e à cultura destas estruturas.

textWhy May Day? An African Working Class Perspective May 02 by Leroy Maisiri 0 comments

In South Africa, the black working class majority is gripped by the rough hands of its ruling class, made up of a cold combination of black state elites and white capitalist elites, who choke the very life out of her. blazing but blinded. In days like these it is important to remember our heroes, our champions of past years, to remember the stories of Ma Josie Mpama, who wanted nothing more, than to see the working class mature, to explode like landmines under the feet of the oppressive system that has spent centuries trampling over us. The other day, while deep in thought, I felt the room grow more still, filled with clarity. The voices of Lucy Parsons, Josie Mpama and other heroes pierced my very being. Their voices reminded me of the dream, the obtainable goal. To remember that we, the working class billions, can be more than what we are now, that we can awake, from our half-life, that we can be more than the shares and stocks that the system has nailed to our backs.

imagePrimer de Maig 2016, dia de la classe treballadora May 01 by Embat 0 comments

La forma en la qual es configura i s’organitza el capital al segle XXI ha suposat una gran transformació que tendeix a formes més globalitzades, enxarxades, descentralitzades, altament diversificades i disperses que els moviments sindical i social encara no han pogut contrarestar efectivament. La particularitat que vivim al sud d’Europa és la terciarització de la nostra economia on l’equivalent a les antigues fàbriques fabrils són els calls centers, l’hostaleria, les cadenes de menjar ràpid, les empreses de logística i altres formes d’activitat econòmica no vinculades a la producció. La indústria que queda a Catalunya perd la seva centralitat i es troba financiaritzada. És evident, que el model de conflicte laboral i cultura sindical heretat de la transició ha quedat completament desbordat per aquesta tendència i la reestructuració constant del capitalisme.

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imagePor un primero de Mayo clasista, de lucha y resistencia! May 03 Federación Anarquista de Rosario (FAR) 0 comments

Para nosotras/os el 1° de Mayo simboliza la continuidad de las luchas y resistencias de los/las de abajo, su carácter internacionalista y sobre todo la vigencia del proyecto de construcción de una sociedad libertaria.

imageΤαξική Εργατική Πρ&#... May 03 1 of Anarkismo Editorial Group 0 comments

Οι εργαζόμενοι στο αυτοδιαχειριζόμενο εργοστάσιο “Ρομπέν του Ξύλου” μαζί με όσες κι όσους πλαισιώνουν με αλληλεγγύη την προσπάθειά μας σας καλούμε να βρεθείτε μαζί μας στην απεργιακή συγκέντρωση της Εργατικής Πρωτομαγιάς την Κυριακή 8 Μαΐου στις 11πμ στην πλατεία Δημαρχείου της Βέροιας.

imageΖήτω η Εργατική Πρω&... May 02 0 comments

Η Αναρχοσυνδικαλιστική Πρωτοβουλία Ροσινάντε καλεί όλους τους εργαζόμενους και όλες τις εργαζόμενες στις κινητοποιήσεις των επόμενων ημερών ενάντια στο ασφαλιστικό έκτρωμα της κυβέρνησης, στο πλάι των προσφύγων, για τη ζωή και την ελευθερία.

image1 de Mayo: Poder Popular, desde abajo, entre todas… ¡Es nuestro momento! May 02 EMBAT 0 comments

Diversas organizaciones libertarias del estado español, de carácter político o específico, han lanzado un manifiesto conjunto por este Primero de Mayo de 2016. Se trata de varias organizaciones de militantes cuya visión libertario o revolucionario pasa por construir poder popular para poder llegar a una sociedad socialista y libertaria. Es uno de los primeros pasos de un largo camino que se abre en la Península Ibérica.

textLIBERTAD 12 PRESOS ELOXOCHITLAN, OAXACA, MEXICO Apr 30 CSPPE 0 comments

Breve comunicado sobre el terrorismo de estado impuesto en Eloxochitlan, Sierra Mazateca, Oaxaca, Mexico

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