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ireland / britain / economy / opinion / analysis Monday May 27, 2013 20:17 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 16:45 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 14:53 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 22:22 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 21:21 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 21:14 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 19:10 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 22:03 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 18:09 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 Thursday September 17, 2009 00:01 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 17:05 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 17:03 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 19:03 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

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solidarity.jpg image1 Maggio 2017-Per una trasformazione autogestionaria della vita sociale 14:48 Fri 28 Apr by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 0 comments

In questa fase di grande difficoltà per milioni di lavoratori e lavoratrici perseguitati dalle guerre guerreggiate e dalla devastante ristrutturazione capitalistica in atto da 10 anni, dobbiamo costruire una strategia di rottura con il sistema di dominio. Per fare questo abbiamo bisogno di organizzare, in tutte le sfere della vita sociale una trasformazione radicale. In questo senso la costruzione di una forza capace di autogestione sociale è indispensabile se vogliamo sconfiggere le classi dominanti.

gal_14771_1.jpg imageAttacco aereo turco sui Curdi Yezîdî e sui villaggi in Rojava 17:26 Thu 27 Apr by KNK 0 comments

25 aprile 2017 - by KNK

Gli aerei turchi hanno bombardato Şengal (Sinjar-Iraq/Kurdistan) and Dêrik (Karaçokê-Rojava/Kurdistan).

Secondo le ultime informazioni, 26 aerei turchi hanno bombardato Amûd e Geliyê Kersê nel Şengal/Sinjar. Il bombardamento è ancora in corso. Si è appreso che prima delle operazioni aeree, le comunicazioni erano state del tutto interrotte a Dêrik e nelle aree circostanti.

gal_14771.jpg imageThe Turkish army is attacking Yezîdî Kurds and Rojava villages 19:09 Tue 25 Apr by KNK 1 comments

According to the latest information, 26 Turkish warplanes attacked Amûd and Geliyê Kersê of Şengal/Sinjar. The bombardment is still going on. It has been learned that prior to the aerial operation, communication networks had been completely cut in Dêrik and its surrounding areas.

textVELENI A NORD-EST 15:33 Tue 25 Apr by Gianni Sartori 0 comments

VERSIONE RIVEDUTA E CORRETTA:
UN AMARO AMARCORD TRA I MIASMI INQUINANTI DEL NORD-EST , RICORDI DI UN'EPOCA IN CUI, FORSE, SI POTEVA ANCORA IMPEDIRE LA CATASTROFE AMBIENTALE, STRISCIANTE O DILAGANTE...

da_cov.jpg imageEnd War: End Capitalism 06:58 Tue 25 Apr by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group 0 comments

War is integral to imperialism. We can't end war without ending imperialism and we can't end imperialism without ending capitalism, because imperialism is not merely a policy, but the set of international relationships in capitalism for over 100 years now. We don't have to send young men and women overseas to kill brown people and we don't have to allow a US base at Pine Gap to guide both nuclear missiles and drones. To change direction, though, means eliminating the capitalist system that brings us these horrors. The working class needs to unite internationally and make a revolution to abolish it. We need to replace capitalism with the only possible alternative – libertarian communism.

textItalia - 25 aprile 2017: per sempre in lotta, per sempre in resistenza 21:18 Mon 24 Apr by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 0 comments

Il fascismo si combatte nelle piazze, con l’azione diretta, con la conquista maggiore di nuove libertà, con l’autogestione e con l’organizzazione dal basso.

saludparatodos53782.jpg imageMovimiento Salud Para Todos y Todas realiza lanzamiento oficial en Santiago 18:20 Mon 24 Apr by Solidaridad 0 comments

El miércoles 12 del presente mes de abril se realizó el lanzamiento del Movimiento Salud para Todos (MSPT), en un auditorio lleno del Consultorio Familiar Nº1 Ramón Corvalán, ubicado en Santiago Centro, en lo que sus organizadores describieron como un hito, dado el recorrido que ha hecho el movimiento en el último tiempo.

textSOSPESO LO SCIOPERO DELLA FAME DELLE PRIGIONIERE E DEI DEI PRIGIONIERI CURDI 14:59 Mon 24 Apr by Gianni Sartori 0 comments

Sospeso su richiesta della Unione delle Comunità del Kurdistan lo sciopero della fame iniziato in febbraio

.jpg imageΚολαστήριο! 18:16 Sun 23 Apr by Συνέλευση Αναρχικών από τα Ανατολικά Ελευθερια_ 0 comments

Η αλληλεγγύη στον αγώνα των ασθενών-κρατουμένων του κολαστηρίου και των κρατουμένων στις γυναικείες πτέρυγες του Κορυδαλλού για πρόσβαση στην περίθαλψη, όπως και η αλληλεγγύη σε κάθε αγώνα που απαιτεί ανθρώπινες συνθήκες διαβίωσης μέσα στις φυλακές, άδειες για τους κρατούμενους ή τήρηση της νομοθεσίας, η οποία συχνά καταστρατηγείται (ειδικά όταν πρόκειται για πολιτικούς κρατουμένους) είναι αναπόσπαστο μέρος της ταξικής πάλης.

index.jpeg imageNa jornada de luta camponesa Pequenos Agricultores e Sem Terra retomam as terras do Açu 20:40 Wed 19 Apr by FARJ 1 comments

Os pequenos agricultores do Açu, 5º distrito de São João da Barra, Norte do Estado do Rio de Janeiro junto com o Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra (MST) reocuparam na manhã desta quarta-feira (19/04), às 5h da manhã, suas terras., após oito anos afastados por força do decreto do governo estadual Nº 41.195, de 19 de junho de 2009.

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imageΗ συγκλονιστική «απ&... Apr 29 by Τάσος Θεοφίλου 0 comments

Η "απολογία" του Τάσου Θεοφίλου σήμερα 28 Απριλίου 2017 στην εκδίκαση του εφετείου του, καθρέφτισε για άλλη μια φορά την καθαρότητα του πνεύματός του, το αίσθημα αλληλεγγύης και την αξιοπρέπεια που τον διακρίνει αλλά και την ουσιαστική πολιτική και κοινωνική του συνείδηση.

imageΜπορούμε ακόμα να ε&... Apr 27 by Dmitri 0 comments

Βλαχοευρωπαίοι της σαχλαμάρας, τσανακογλύφτες της αντιπαροχής και του πανωσηκώματος, υπανάπτυκτοι της ανάπτυξης, μωροφιλόδοξοι αεριτζήδες, διαχρονικά μικρονοϊκοί και εθελόδουλοι. Αδέλφια μου, αλήτες, σκουλικαντέρες. Εδώ στις ακρογιαλιές του Ομήρου, που ο Ελύτης έγινε πια ντεμοντέ, εδώ στο κέντρο μια ωκεάνιας νηνεμίας που προμηνύει τον αφανισμό, εδώ στο φτερό μια κοινωνίας που ίπταται πάνω από τη δυστυχία των άλλων, εδώ στο μεταίχμιο μια εποχής τεράτων, μουλιάζουμε όλοι μαζί. Θα σωθούμε;

textIERI LA RIMAR, OGGI LA MITENI Apr 25 by Gianni Sartori 1 comments

Tra il serio e il faceto (si ride per non piangere) una carrellata di ricordi sui tempi in cui si sarebbe ancora potuto impedire il disastro ambientale del Nord-Est (forse).

text25 aprile 2017: per sempre in lotta – per sempre in resistenza Apr 25 by Alternativa Libertaria 0 comments

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textItalia - SULLE QUESTIONI ETICHE E POLITICHE INERENTI LA FINE DELLA VITA Apr 24 by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 0 comments

Il tema delle fasi finali della vita oggi è diventato via via sempre più importante nel dibattito etico e politico sulle questioni di salute per due motivi principali. Il primo è di carattere economico e tecnologico, il secondo sociale-filosofico. Si vive sempre più a lungo attraversando diversi livelli di cronicizzazione delle malattie che colpiscono le persone nell’arco della loro vita.

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image1 Maggio 2017-Per una trasformazione autogestionaria della vita sociale Apr 28 0 comments

In questa fase di grande difficoltà per milioni di lavoratori e lavoratrici perseguitati dalle guerre guerreggiate e dalla devastante ristrutturazione capitalistica in atto da 10 anni, dobbiamo costruire una strategia di rottura con il sistema di dominio. Per fare questo abbiamo bisogno di organizzare, in tutte le sfere della vita sociale una trasformazione radicale. In questo senso la costruzione di una forza capace di autogestione sociale è indispensabile se vogliamo sconfiggere le classi dominanti.

imageAttacco aereo turco sui Curdi Yezîdî e sui villaggi in Rojava Apr 27 0 comments

25 aprile 2017 - by KNK

Gli aerei turchi hanno bombardato Şengal (Sinjar-Iraq/Kurdistan) and Dêrik (Karaçokê-Rojava/Kurdistan).

Secondo le ultime informazioni, 26 aerei turchi hanno bombardato Amûd e Geliyê Kersê nel Şengal/Sinjar. Il bombardamento è ancora in corso. Si è appreso che prima delle operazioni aeree, le comunicazioni erano state del tutto interrotte a Dêrik e nelle aree circostanti.

imageEnd War: End Capitalism Apr 25 Anarkismo 0 comments

War is integral to imperialism. We can't end war without ending imperialism and we can't end imperialism without ending capitalism, because imperialism is not merely a policy, but the set of international relationships in capitalism for over 100 years now. We don't have to send young men and women overseas to kill brown people and we don't have to allow a US base at Pine Gap to guide both nuclear missiles and drones. To change direction, though, means eliminating the capitalist system that brings us these horrors. The working class needs to unite internationally and make a revolution to abolish it. We need to replace capitalism with the only possible alternative – libertarian communism.

textItalia - 25 aprile 2017: per sempre in lotta, per sempre in resistenza Apr 24 0 comments

Il fascismo si combatte nelle piazze, con l’azione diretta, con la conquista maggiore di nuove libertà, con l’autogestione e con l’organizzazione dal basso.

imageMovimiento Salud Para Todos y Todas realiza lanzamiento oficial en Santiago Apr 24 Solidaridad 0 comments

El miércoles 12 del presente mes de abril se realizó el lanzamiento del Movimiento Salud para Todos (MSPT), en un auditorio lleno del Consultorio Familiar Nº1 Ramón Corvalán, ubicado en Santiago Centro, en lo que sus organizadores describieron como un hito, dado el recorrido que ha hecho el movimiento en el último tiempo.

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