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Minister for public expenditure & reform, Brendan Howlin
ireland / britain / economy / opinion / analysis Monday May 27, 2013 19:17 byGregor 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 byGregor 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 byGregor 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 byGregor 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 byGregor 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 byGregor 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 byGregor 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 byGregor 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 byGregor 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 byGregor 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 byGregor 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 byGregor 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 byGregor 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 byGregor 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 byGregor 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 byGregor 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 byGregor 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 byGregor 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 byGregor 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 byGregor 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
Issue #4 of the Newsletter of the Tokologo African Anarchist Collective

Front page

After the election of Syriza in Greece - Power is not in Parliament

[Chile] Movimiento Estudiantil: ¿En dónde debemos enfocar nuestros esfuerzos?

Je ne suis pas Charlie

México en llamas: raíces y perspectivas de una lucha que avanza y la crisis de un sistema político

Sobre la liberación de prisioneros y el restablecimiento de relaciones diplomáticas, por los gobiernos de Cuba y EE.UU.

No to Golden Dawn in Australia!

Abusos y arbitrariedad - retención de JOSÉ A. GUTIÉRREZ, en el bajo Caguán, Caquetá

Could a Revolution Happen in the US?

An Anarchist Communist Reply to ‘Rojava: An Anarcho-Syndicalist Perspective’

Lutar e vencer fora das urnas

In the Rubble of US Imperialism

Elementos da Conjuntura Eleitoral 2014

The experiment of West Kurdistan (Syrian Kurdistan) has proved that people can make changes

[Chile] EL FTEM promueve una serie de “jornadas de debate sindical”

Ukraine: Interview with a Donetsk anarchist

The present confrontation between the Zionist settler colonialist project in Palestine and the indigenous working people

Prisões e mais criminalização marcam o final da Copa do Mundo no Brasil

An Anarchist Response to a Trotskyist Attack: Review of “An Introduction to Marxism and Anarchism” by Alan Woods (2011)

هەڵوێستی سەربەخۆی جەماوەر لە نێوان داعش و &

Contra a Copa e a Repressão: Somente a Luta e Organização!

Nota Pública de soldariedade e denúncia

Üzüntümüz Öfkemizin Tohumudur

Uruguay, ante la represión y el abuso policial

To vote or not to vote: Should it be a question?

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textRazzisti e basta 04:14 Sun 25 Jan by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 0 comments

Volantino diffuso sabato 24 gennaio a Fano in contrasto con sit-in razzista della Lega Nord contro i richiedenti asilo

1.jpg imageΈνα πολύ καλό βιβλί&... 12:18 Sat 24 Jan by Dmitri 0 comments

Πέτρος Πέτκας, "Δικτατορία του προλεταριάτου" και "Εργατικά συμβούλια": Ασύμβατες έννοιες Τιμή : 6 ευρώ - Σελ. 85

10934267_759882237438957_1607557655_n.jpg imageΠολιτική Ανακοίνω ... 16:19 Thu 22 Jan by "Μαύρο & Κόκκινο" 0 comments

Ότι υπόσχονται οι εκλογές το πετυχαίνει ο καθημερινός αγώνας.~ Δεν ψηφίζουμε, προετοιμάζουμε την Κοινωνική Επανάσταση.

«Αυτός που ψηφίζει και δεν κάνει τίποτε για την Κοινωνική Επανάσταση κι αυτός που δεν ψηφίζει κι ομοίως δεν κάνει τίποτε για την Κοινωνική Επανάσταση είναι το ίδιο άχρηστοι για την υπόθεσή μας.» -Β. Durruti-

renaico_2.jpg image[Chile] Evento cultural: ¡Salvemos Renaico! ¡No al peaje! 00:38 Thu 22 Jan by N. Fuentes 0 comments

El “Colectivo social ¡Salvemos el río Renaico!” es una organización que funciona en base a autogestión y mantiene autonomía política, está conformada por jóvenes y adultos de la comuna de Renaico y surge por la crítica situación por la que atraviesa el río de dicha comuna a raíz de la intervención de la empresa “CMPC”, canales de regadío irregulares, la introducción de bosques de árboles exóticos y la actual instalación de una central hidroeléctrica de paso por parte de la empresa “Agua Viva S.A.”, pero además este colectivo ha adoptado nuevas problemáticas a sus actividades de agitación, como la construcción de la llamada “Ruta Nahuelbuta” que traerá consigo la instalación de un peaje en Coihue (entrada norte) y otro en Tijeral (entrada sur) afectando directamente al bolsillo de los renaiquinos.

textSolidarietà al Dordoni 00:42 Wed 21 Jan by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 0 comments

COL FASCISMO NON SI DISCUTE, IL FASCISMO SI ABBATTE " (Buenaventura Durruti).

textAggressione fascista al CSA Dordoni di Cremona 00:38 Wed 21 Jan by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 0 comments

Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA - sezione Nino Malara di Genova esprime tutta la propria solidarietà e vicinanza ai compagni del Centro Sociale Dordoni per la vile aggressione subita da parte dei fascisti di Casa Pound.

textAttacco fascista al CSA Dordoni di Cremona 00:33 Wed 21 Jan by Giuseppe Moncada 0 comments

Emilio viene colpito in faccia e alla testa da diverse sprangate, e cade al suolo privo di sensi.
I vigliacchi continuano a picchiarlo con calci in testa e sul viso, fino a quando i compagni riescono a sollevarlo e portarlo all'interno del centro sociale e a barricarsi dentro.

textDi nuovo vile aggressione fascista a Cremona 00:28 Wed 21 Jan by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 0 comments

Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA cremonese esprime tutta la propria solidarietà ai compagni del Centro Sociale Dordoni per l'ennesima aggressione subita da Casa Pound e al compagno Emilio vittima del brutale pestaggio che versa ancora in gravissime condizioni in ospedale.

obuhand.jpg imageΌλες οι εκλογικές α&... 17:53 Tue 20 Jan by Βιομηχανικοί Εργάτες του Κόσμου (IWW) 0 comments

Οι Βιομηχανικοί Εργάτες του Κόσμου (IWW) δεν βλέπουν τίποτα καλό σε μια οικονομία που ελέγχεται από εταιρικά στελέχη ή από πολιτικούς, πόσο μάλλον σε μια κοινωνία που οργανώνεται με αυτόν τον τρόπο. Αντιθέτως θέλουν μια κοινωνία που να διευθύνεται από τους εργαζόμενους της μέσω άμεσης δημοκρατικής διαδικασίας χωρίς ιεραρχία.

textNo al fascismo, nazionalista o religioso che sia 19:19 Mon 19 Jan by CGA Lyon 0 comments

Comunicato del gruppo di Lione del CGA dopo gli attentati in Francia. [Français]

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imageNonguén-Concepción: elementos para la construcción de plataformas territoriales Jan 25 by Colectivo El Estero 0 comments

Junto al intenso proceso de urbanización que se está desarrollando en gran parte de Sudamérica, se presentan una serie de procesos políticos que no entregan ninguna garantía en términos de planificación regional. Esto ha convertido a los territorios en zonas localmente vulnerables, propiciando las bases para una globalización que golpea hasta nuestros últimos eslabones de patrimonio natural, cultural, arquitectónico, y sus diferentes expresiones.

imageείδα ένα όνειρο Jan 24 by Γιώργος Μεριζιώτης 0 comments

Χθες είδα ένα όνειρο – ένα καλό όνειρο, είδα ότι ο ΣYΡΙΖΑ έχει κρυφή ατζέντα και στην πραγματικότητα πρόκειται να εφαρμόσει το παρακάτω πρόγραμμα, (επειδή τα όνειρα δεν τα συγκρατούμε όλα γράφω όσα μπόρεσα να θυμηθώ).

imageJoaquim Levy e o mito do governo em disputa Jan 20 by BrunoL 0 comments

Parece que finalmente caiu a máscara e o poder central no 3º turno negociado expôs a sua verdadeira face – ou ao menos a face hegemônica. Na reportagem de CartaCapital de 18 de janeiro de 2015 (de Carlos Drummond) o ajuste fiscal aplicado pelo ministro da Fazenda Joaquim Levy foi caracterizado como "punhalada fiscal". O bom repórter da publicação que apoia o governo de centro-direita marcado pelo lulismo, ao ouvir fontes como dirigentes de centrais sindicais mais que acostumados a "dialogar" com o governo, as medidas implicam em tentativa de redução de déficit estrutural de 1,2% do PIB. A intenção de Levy e sua equipe (ou a equipe econômica indicada por Dilma, pós-graduada em economia pela Unicamp) como se sabe, intenta "sinalizar ao mercado" e outras balelas indicando que o Estado precisa diminuir seu papel e reforçar seu caráter de classe. Embora a sociedade brasileira seja bastante complexa para um país ocidental e o aparelho de Estado do governo central esteja recheada de interesses diretos e insulamentos tecnocráticos, no fundo o que está em jogo é a definição do caráter de classe do Estado e a diminuição do poder do voto individual na democracia indireta apresentada como melhor saída

imageLas contradicciones del sistema internacional en la revolución de Rojava Jan 20 by BrunoL 0 comments

La barbarie cometida el 06 de enero de 2015 contra periodistas-dibujantes de la publicación francesa Charlie Hebdo, demuestra cómo la presencia de Daesh (Estado Islámico, es o ISIL) es perjudicial, para ser tolerado como parte de cualquier negociación, por sus acciones de crueldad, el marco del sistema internacional. En este breve artículo, presento algunas contradicciones de los miembros de la OTAN, en el escenario del mundo en conflicto.

textSur la question religieuse Jan 20 by CGA Lyon 0 comments

Afin d’expliciter plus en détail la démarche plus large dans laquelle s’inscrit notre dernier communiqué "Non au fascisme, qu’il soit nationaliste ou religieux", nous publions ce texte qui développe notre positionnement et analyse concernant la question religieuse.

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textRazzisti e basta Jan 25 sezione "Silvia Francolini" di Fano-Pesaro 0 comments

Volantino diffuso sabato 24 gennaio a Fano in contrasto con sit-in razzista della Lega Nord contro i richiedenti asilo

imageΠολιτική Ανακοίνω ... Jan 22 0 comments

Ότι υπόσχονται οι εκλογές το πετυχαίνει ο καθημερινός αγώνας.~ Δεν ψηφίζουμε, προετοιμάζουμε την Κοινωνική Επανάσταση.

«Αυτός που ψηφίζει και δεν κάνει τίποτε για την Κοινωνική Επανάσταση κι αυτός που δεν ψηφίζει κι ομοίως δεν κάνει τίποτε για την Κοινωνική Επανάσταση είναι το ίδιο άχρηστοι για την υπόθεσή μας.» -Β. Durruti-

textSolidarietà al Dordoni Jan 21 sezione di Correggio 0 comments

COL FASCISMO NON SI DISCUTE, IL FASCISMO SI ABBATTE " (Buenaventura Durruti).

textAggressione fascista al CSA Dordoni di Cremona Jan 21 Sezione "Nino Malara" di Genova 0 comments

Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA - sezione Nino Malara di Genova esprime tutta la propria solidarietà e vicinanza ai compagni del Centro Sociale Dordoni per la vile aggressione subita da parte dei fascisti di Casa Pound.

textDi nuovo vile aggressione fascista a Cremona Jan 21 Federazione cremonese 0 comments

Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA cremonese esprime tutta la propria solidarietà ai compagni del Centro Sociale Dordoni per l'ennesima aggressione subita da Casa Pound e al compagno Emilio vittima del brutale pestaggio che versa ancora in gravissime condizioni in ospedale.

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