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Minister for public expenditure & reform, Brendan Howlin
ireland / britain / economy / opinion / analysis Monday May 27, 2013 19:17 por 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 por 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 por 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 por 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 por 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 por 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 por 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 por 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 por 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 por 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 por 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 por 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 por 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 por 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 por 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 por 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 por 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 por 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 por 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 por 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
Employees at the Zarfati Garage in Mishur Adumim vote to strike on July 22, 2014. (Photo courtesy of Ma’an workers union)

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c1_k2swiaebkno_2.jpg imageAbout the threat to deport Mohamed A. 17:42 Mon 23 Jan by Musaferat 0 comments

Since October 2016, Mohamed A. has been in administrative arrestment in the police headquarters of Lesvos as a prospective deportee, as his requests to be granted political asylum have been rejected. He has been on hunger strike since 13/12/2016, demanding that his deportation be cancelled, and that he is granted political asylum.

c1_k2swiaebkno_1.jpg imageLa minaccia di deportazione di Mohamed A. 17:39 Mon 23 Jan by Musaferat 0 comments

Dal mese di ottobre 2016, Mohamed A. si trova in stato di detenzione amministrativa nella stazione di polizia di Lesbo, come candidato per la deportazione, in quanto è stata respinta la sua richiesta di asilo politico. Dal 13 dicembre 2016 è in sciopero della fame, per la cancellazione della deportazione e l’ottenimento dell’asilo politico.

c1_k2swiaebkno.jpg imageTürkiye’ye geri gönderilme tehlikesi ile karşı karşıya olan Mohamed A.’nın ... 17:36 Mon 23 Jan by Musaferat 0 comments

Ekim 2016’dan beri Midilli polis istasyonunda idari gözetim altında tutulan ve iltica başvurusu reddedilmesi sebebiyle sınır dışı edilmekle karşı karşıya kalan Mohamed A., Türkiye’ye sınır dışı edilmesini önlemek ve sığınma talebinin karşılanması için 12 Aralık’ta açlık grevine başladı.

9.jpg imageΑντιφασιστικές συ ... 16:54 Mon 23 Jan by Ελευθεριακή Πρωτοβουλία Θεσσαλονίκης 0 comments

Η αλήθεια είναι ότι αν και τους τελευταίους μήνες η «δράση» των φασιστών της πόλης μας έκανε πολύ συχνά να μειδιάσουμε, αυτό το τελευταίο, το να μην εμφανιστούν καν στην συγκέντρωση που κάλεσαν, έστω πίσω από την κάλυψη των μπάτσων όπως συνήθως, έστω σε κλειστό χώρο, έστω έξω από την πόλη… θέτει τον πήχη ακόμα “ψηλότερα”! Το γεγονός δε ότι την επόμενη ημέρα (22/1) έβγαλαν ανακοίνωση με την οποία υποστηρίζουν ότι ποτέ δεν κάλεσαν στην πορεία και όλα ήταν κόλπο των αντιφασιστών, οι οποίοι μόνοι τους τύπωσαν τα τρικάκια που καλούσαν στην εθνικιστική πορεία (!!!), απλά απογειώνει την ξεφτίλα τους, αλλά παράλληλα απογειώνει και το αστείο της υπόθεσης!

umutsilbuyuk768x496_2.jpg image[Turchia] 39° giorno di sciopero della fame in carcere per il rivoluzionario anarchico Umut Fır... 18:20 Sun 22 Jan by Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet 0 comments

In un tempo in cui le lacrime non si sono asciugate e la rabbia non si è ancora placata per le città distrutte dai carri armati e dai bombardamenti, per le centinaia di persone uccise, per le migliaia di vecchi, bambini, donne ed uomini feriti e sfollati, vivono nella nostra memoria le immagini dei colpevoli che si ricoprono di medaglie; in un tempo in cui i carri armati e gli aerei che hanno distrutto città ed ucciso le persone prendono di mira Ankara ed Istanbul lo scorso 15 luglio, gli eroi vengono accusati di tradimento nel giro di una notte. Migliaia di persone vengono stipate nelle carceri, decine di migliaia hanno perso il loro posto di lavoro. [Türkçe] [English] [Ελληνικά]

6339818330_975367e68a_b300x225.jpg imageΒέροια: Μια αντιφασ&... 18:05 Sun 22 Jan by ΕΣΕ Ημαθίας 0 comments

Ο εχθρός των ναζί είναι το εργατικό και κοινωνικό κίνημα που παλεύει για δικαιοσύνη. Ας μην διαψεύσουμε τους φόβους τους ούτε στιγμή. Δεν φτάνει στο δρόμο να κατεβαίνουν οι 200-300 ενεργοί πολίτες για να πνίξουν το φίδι. Χρειάζεται να φτιαχτεί ένα ακηδεμόνευτο «από τα κάτω» οριζόντιο μαχητικό αντιφασιστικό κίνημα, στην εργασία, στα σχολεία, τις γειτονιές κ.α που όχι μόνο θα φράζει το δρόμο στους φασίστες, αλλά θα ανοίγει γενικευμένα το δρόμο της αντίστασης και της ανυπακοής στις προσταγές των “από πάνω”.

16002995_10208929912544910_1237592031980817320_n_1.jpg imagePrimo incontro femminista di Solidaridad – Federación Comunista Libertaria 04:25 Sun 22 Jan by Mesa Feminista Solidaridad 0 comments

Dal 14 al 15 gennaio 2017, a Valparaíso, si è tenuto l'Incontro femminista nazionale di Solidaridad – Federación Comunista Libertaria.

umutsilbuyuk768x496_1.jpg imageΟ σύντροφος Umut Firat δεν ε&#... 06:51 Sat 21 Jan by Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet 0 comments

Οι συνθήκες στις οποίες κρατείται ο επαναστάτης αναρχικός κρατούμενος Umut Firat Suvariogullari οι οποίες έρχονται σήμερα στην επιφάνεια, είναι οι συνθήκες στις οποίες κρατούνται όλοι οι επαναστάτες κρατούμενοι κατά τη διάρκεια της κατάστασης έκτακτης ανάγκης. Ο Umut Firat Suvariogullari, που βρίσκεται στην 39 ημέρα απεργίας πείνας για να υπερασπιστεί την ταυτότητά του ως επαναστάτη αναρχικού και να δημιουργήσει βιώσιμες συνθήκες διαβίωσης, συνεχίζει τον αγώνα του, ενάντια σε όλες αυτές τις συνθήκες, και για να απελευθερωθεί με τον αγώνα του. [Türkçe] [English] [Italiano]

efren.jpg imageJoven herido en el rostro por disparo de arma química del ESMAD en Bello, Antioquia 00:09 Sat 21 Jan by El (A)guijón 0 comments

Los desalojos en el barrio Nuevo Jerusalén comenzaron sin garantías para las 175 familias que serán desalojadas, el Estado encarnado en las alcaldías municipales de Bello y Medellín no tiene una propuesta clara para reubicar a estas familias, solo han brindado un arriendo temporal de “3 meses con posibilidad de prórroga”, una solución en el aire para las familias que desde hace más de 10 años están construyendo su hogar, su casa, gentes que fueron desplazadas y que tampoco tuvieron apoyo o garantías a su llegada a la ciudad. Hoy estos hogares construidos con esfuerzo están siendo convertidos en escombros.

textDimissioni di Mc Guinness: ritornano i Troubles? 07:19 Fri 20 Jan by Gianni Sartori 0 comments

Dietro le recenti dimissioni del vice ministro nordirlandese i sintomi delle difficoltà e contraddizioni del processo di pace avviato venti anni fa

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imageVida e Obra de Bakunin Jan 17 by Felipe Corrêa 0 comments

Introdução ao livro "Revolução e Liberdade: cartas de 1845 a 1875", de Mikhail Bakunin, publicado pela editora Hedra em 2010.

imageΟι τύραννοι φέρνου&#... Jan 17 by Leila Al Shami 0 comments

Άρθρο για την καταστολή της συριακής επανάστασης, γραμμένο από την σύρια αντιεξουσιάστρια Leila Al Shami

imageΗ πολεμική του Μπακ&... Jan 16 by Του Θάνου Αγγελόπουλου 0 comments

Κατά την περίοδο 1860-1870 μέσα από την συζήτηση και την πολεμική κριτική ανάμεσα στους Μαρξ και Μπακούνιν ήρθαν στην επιφάνεια του εργατικού κινήματος δύο διαφορετικές ερμηνείες του κοινωνικού μετασχηματισμού, του τι είναι πράγματι κυριαρχία και ποιες συνθήκες είναι απαραίτητες για την απελευθέρωση του ανθρώπου. Η έντονη αντίθεση ανάμεσα στις δύο μεγάλες κινηματικές προσωπικότητες είχε τις βάσεις της σε θεμελιώδεις θεωρητικές διαφορές, που ακόμη και σήμερα συνεχίζουν να υφίστανται. Αυτός ο διαξιφισμός ήταν και η πρώτη αιτία για τη διάλυση της Πρώτης Διεθνούς και που αργότερα στιγμάτισε τις πιο ριζοσπαστικές τάσεις, αναρχικές και κομμουνιστικές, του διεθνούς εργατικού κινήματος.

imageΑπό την άμπωτη στην ... Jan 13 by Αυτόνομα Σχήματα 0 comments

Από την άμπωτη στην παλίρροια και πάλι πίσω - 3 συζητήσεις για τον απεργιακό αγώνα των εργαζομένων στα πανεπιστήμια και ορισμένες κριτικές σημειώσεις για την προοπτική των ταξικών αγώνων στην τριτοβάθμια εκπαίδευση - Το βιβλίο αυτό δημοσιεύτηκε τον Ιανουάριο του 2015 ως μια απόπειρα καταγραφής, κριτικής και αυτοκριτικής της ιστορίας του απεργιακού αγώνα των εργαζόμενων στα Πανεπιστήμια και των φοιτητών το 2013.

imageΧρήσιμες βυζαντιν ... Jan 11 by Dmitri (republishing) 0 comments

Μολαταύτα, το αναρχικό κίνημα δεν μπορεί να είναι και να παραμένει εσωστρεφές και αυτοαναφορικό. Αν οι αναρχικοί δεν απέρριπταν για λόγους αρχής την συγκεντρωτική διακυβέρνηση, τότε δεν θα είχαν παρά να καταλάβουν την κρατική εξουσία και να αναμορφώσουν δια της βίας την κοινωνική ολότητα κατ’ εικόνα κι ομοίωση των ιδεολογικών τους φαντασιώσεων. Ούτε θα ήταν απαραίτητη η δημιουργική αλληλεπίδραση του προτάγματος τους με τα ετεροκαθοριζόμενα κοινωνικά στρώματα, μιας και θα μπορούσαν να επιβάλλουν μονομερώς το δικό τους έτοιμο από-τα-πριν θεωρητικό μοντέλο για τον ενδεδειγμένο τρόπο οργάνωσης της κοινωνίας σε όλα τα επίπεδα.

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imageAbout the threat to deport Mohamed A. Jan 23 0 comments

Since October 2016, Mohamed A. has been in administrative arrestment in the police headquarters of Lesvos as a prospective deportee, as his requests to be granted political asylum have been rejected. He has been on hunger strike since 13/12/2016, demanding that his deportation be cancelled, and that he is granted political asylum.

imageLa minaccia di deportazione di Mohamed A. Jan 23 0 comments

Dal mese di ottobre 2016, Mohamed A. si trova in stato di detenzione amministrativa nella stazione di polizia di Lesbo, come candidato per la deportazione, in quanto è stata respinta la sua richiesta di asilo politico. Dal 13 dicembre 2016 è in sciopero della fame, per la cancellazione della deportazione e l’ottenimento dell’asilo politico.

imageTürkiye’ye geri gönderilme tehlikesi ile karşı karşıya olan Mohamed A.’nın ... Jan 23 0 comments

Ekim 2016’dan beri Midilli polis istasyonunda idari gözetim altında tutulan ve iltica başvurusu reddedilmesi sebebiyle sınır dışı edilmekle karşı karşıya kalan Mohamed A., Türkiye’ye sınır dışı edilmesini önlemek ve sığınma talebinin karşılanması için 12 Aralık’ta açlık grevine başladı.

image[Turchia] 39° giorno di sciopero della fame in carcere per il rivoluzionario anarchico Umut Fır... Jan 22 0 comments

In un tempo in cui le lacrime non si sono asciugate e la rabbia non si è ancora placata per le città distrutte dai carri armati e dai bombardamenti, per le centinaia di persone uccise, per le migliaia di vecchi, bambini, donne ed uomini feriti e sfollati, vivono nella nostra memoria le immagini dei colpevoli che si ricoprono di medaglie; in un tempo in cui i carri armati e gli aerei che hanno distrutto città ed ucciso le persone prendono di mira Ankara ed Istanbul lo scorso 15 luglio, gli eroi vengono accusati di tradimento nel giro di una notte. Migliaia di persone vengono stipate nelle carceri, decine di migliaia hanno perso il loro posto di lavoro. [Türkçe] [English] [Ελληνικά]

imageΒέροια: Μια αντιφασ&... Jan 22 0 comments

Ο εχθρός των ναζί είναι το εργατικό και κοινωνικό κίνημα που παλεύει για δικαιοσύνη. Ας μην διαψεύσουμε τους φόβους τους ούτε στιγμή. Δεν φτάνει στο δρόμο να κατεβαίνουν οι 200-300 ενεργοί πολίτες για να πνίξουν το φίδι. Χρειάζεται να φτιαχτεί ένα ακηδεμόνευτο «από τα κάτω» οριζόντιο μαχητικό αντιφασιστικό κίνημα, στην εργασία, στα σχολεία, τις γειτονιές κ.α που όχι μόνο θα φράζει το δρόμο στους φασίστες, αλλά θα ανοίγει γενικευμένα το δρόμο της αντίστασης και της ανυπακοής στις προσταγές των “από πάνω”.

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