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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

Bil'in - 10 years of persistent joint struggle

In solidarity with the NO TAV struggle

Wave of arrests in Ireland as state tries to break water charges movement

Não se intimidar, não desmobilizar! Toda nossa solidariedade ao companheiro Vicente!

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!

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textTrento. Solidarietà ai lavoratori della Sapes. No alle intimidazioni contro gli operai. 02:32 Wed 04 Mar by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 0 comments

Negli anni recenti, la gestione padronale si è contraddistinta per intimidazioni ai danni di lavoratori, lavoratrici ed esponenti sindacali, svolgendo una vera e propria azione antisindacale sia nei confronti del diritto di assemblea in fabbrica che del diritto di sciopero.

10346217_712961835438371_2546542214056368716_n.jpg image[Chile] Sexualidad placentera y maternidad elegida ¡Yo elijo! Dónde, cómo y cuándo 20:17 Mon 02 Mar by La Alzada 0 comments

Hace algunas semanas Bachelet envió el proyecto de ley sobre aborto terapéutico. La iniciativa causó diversas reacciones entre la derecha y miembros conservadores de la Nueva Mayoría. El ejemplo más triste fue el protagonizado por el diputado DC Pablo Lorenzini quien afirmó que algunas violaciones se producían porque las mujeres habían bebido unos “traguitos de más”, por su parte la Iglesia quiere impedir su aprobación a toda costa. Y como siempre poco se ha escuchado la voz de las mujeres. A continuación reproducimos una columna escrita por la Alzada publicado por Solidaridad el año 2013. El debate continúa y es pertinente recordar quienes han impulsado la batalla en defensa de los derechos de las mujeres.

unnamed.jpg imagePor un Marzo de Lucha y Feminista 20:10 Mon 02 Mar by Acción Libertaria Estudiantil 0 comments

Como Acción Libertaria Estudiantil (ALE), damos inicio a un marzo lleno de lucha y organización desde una perspectiva feminista.

textL'antifascismo non si vende 06:22 Mon 02 Mar by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 0 comments

Obiettivo comune di tutti coloro a cui sta a cuore la difesa dei valori antifascisti deve essere la chiusura di Casapound a Cremona, senza se e senza ma.

textPer l'unione della classe lavoratrice 17:47 Tue 24 Feb by Coordinamento lavoratori e lavoratrici Genova 0 comments

Un coordinamento per stringere e rafforzare i legami di fratellanza tra i lavoratori, nel quale potranno confluire i tanti lavoratori, la maggioranza, delle piccole aziende, oggi isolati da quelli delle medie e grandi imprese, e i sempre più numerosi disoccupati.

textMeet the new boss: Greek police baton & tear gas migrant demonstration 22:54 Mon 23 Feb by Andrew Flood 0 comments

Saturday police in Greece batoned and tear gassed protesters outside one of the migrant detention camps now being run by Syriza. Militant protests both inside and outside the camp resumed last weekend after the suicide of a Pakistani migrant, Nadim Mohammed who had been held for 18 months, released and then returned to the Amygdaleza camp. The news of the suicide broke on February 14th along with the news that another migrant had killed themselves in Thessaloniki police station.

notav210215.jpg imageSolidarietà con la lotta NO TAV 16:39 Sun 22 Feb by Anarkismo 0 comments

Fermare l'inutile progetto di alta velocità tra Torino e Lione significa fermare le sue mortali conseguenze sull'ambiente e sulla natura. Occorre fermare tutte le grandi opere inutili. Bisogna fermare il sacco dei territori! Bisogna riprendere il controllo popolare sui territori!
Per tutto questo, il 21 febbraio grande manifestazione unitaria del movimento NO TAV a Torino. [English]

notav210215_1.jpg imageSolidarité avec la lutte des NO TAV 00:27 Sun 22 Feb by Anarkismo 0 comments

Depuis plus de 20 ans, des militant-e-s s'opposent à la construction d'une ligne à grande vitesse devant relier Lyon à Turin. Ce grand projet inutile serait une catastrophe en termes de destruction de la nature et de ravages écologiques. En effet, certains tunnels seront creusés sur des gisements d'uranium et d'amiante, qui auront pour effet de répandre des poussières de ces minerais dans l'atmosphère de la vallée. D'autre part, de nombreuses expropriations sont prévues pour la construction de la voie ferrée, notamment de terres agricoles. [English]

textPalestina-Israele, 10 anni di lotta unitaria a Bil'in contro i coloni, contro il muro/recinzione del... 00:21 Sat 21 Feb by Ilan S. 0 comments

La lotta unitaria dei comitati popolari dei villaggi e degli israeliani di "Anarchici contro il muro" è iniziata circa 12 anni fa nel campo di Mas'ha. Le lotte unitarie si sono sviluppate in vari villaggi con successo alterno, ma solo la lotta del villaggio di Bil'in si è fatta persistente anno dopo anno tenendo alta la bandiera della lotta popolare non-armata e diventando il punto di riferimento per l'attenzione e l'ispirazione dei Palestinesi di tutta di Cisgiordania e di migliaia di attivisti internazionali che si sono uniti a noi per brevi periodi (alcuni anche più a lungo) diffondendo le notizie e la lotta una volta tornati a casa. Anche alcune migliaia di attivisti della variegata sinistra radicale israeliana sono stati a Bil'in almeno una volta aiutandoci ad impedire l'emarginazione della resistenza popolare palestinese. [English]

manifportoalegre.jpg imageNon farsi intimidire, non smobilitare! Tutta la nostra solidarietà al compagno Vicente! 23:46 Fri 20 Feb by Federação Anarquista Gaúcha 0 comments

Il compagno Vicente, come altri militanti ed attivisti di altre organizzazioni, di altri collettivi e di altre ideologie non è il primo e non sarà l'ultimo giovane nero ed anarchico ad essere condannato in questo Brasile razzista. Migliaia di persone nere ed in condizione di povertà vengono sterminate e condannate quotidianamente dalla polizia militare all'interno di questo sistema giudiziario borghese e razzista. [Português]

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imageThe Europe of repression strikes a blow at social protest in Ireland Mar 04 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 0 comments

Hundreds of thousands of people in this small country have been protesting against this policy and the government has encountered a campaign of civil disobedience without precedent, in which the majority of the population refuse to pay. [Castellano]

textKobane’s Second Phase: Resistance and Necessities Mar 04 by KAF 0 comments

After 134 days of fierce resisting and defending. The women, men and their combatants with the support and solidarity from millions of people around the world had finally defeated the vicious attack from ISIS and liberated their town Kobane. This was not just a defeat for ISIS and it’s dream to establish an Islamic Kelifat. But it had also destroyed the ISIS’s ally the current Turkish government’s dream to resurrect a Neu-othman empire.

The attack on Kobane was a proxy war launched by ISIS on behalf of the regional regimes and others against the bravery people in Kobane and the Democratic Self administration (DSA).

imageAnarquismo e Nossos Tempos (tradução revisada) Mar 04 by Nestor Makhno 0 comments

Neste texto de 1925, Nestor Makhno discute conceitualmente o anarquismo e o relaciona à sua época. Trata-se, entretanto, de uma tradução revisada, que soluciona um grande problema de outras traduções. Por algum erro, não sabemos se de Alexandre Skirda – que organizou o livro de Nestor Makhno, "La Lutte Contre L’État et Autres Écrits", por meio do qual este texto foi difundido – ou da editora que publicou o livro, o fato é que os artigos “Anarquismo e Nossos Tempos” e “Nossa Organização” tiveram parte importante de seu conteúdo invertida. Praticamente toda a segunda metade do primeiro texto foi colocada no segundo e vice-versa. Nesta versão, que compõe o conjunto de textos relacionados ao debate da "Plataforma", a questão foi resolvida, a partir da orientação do Nestor Makhno Archive, que endentemos ser adequada.

imageEstados Unidos, Cuba y la proyección geoestratégica Mar 03 by BrunoL 0 comments

Por Bruno Lima Rocha

Cuando la Casa Blanca anunció la reanudación de las relaciones diplomáticas con La Habana, algunos medios de comunicación brasileños pidieron que hiciera un análisis. Me acerqué al tema desde un punto de vista y no de forma ideológica geoestratégica. Hago aquí un resumen de esta contribución, entendiendo que la cuestión sigue abierta. El acercamiento gradual entre los EE.UU. y Cuba fue anunciado en cuarto de la tarde, 17 de diciembre, con la debida solemnidad. Al mismo tiempo, el presidente estadounidense Barack Obama y el comandante en jefe (con estado general), Raúl Castro, informaron al mundo y especialmente a América Latina que las relaciones entre los dos países se someterán a una distensión progresiva. Hay varias líneas posibles de análisis para discutir el caso.

imageInterview about Rojava – Topics for Debate: Questions about the Strategic Scope Mar 02 by BrunoL 1 comments

Posted on February 27, 2015 – Bruno Lima Rocha

[Editor’s Note, Conjuncture Magazine: A dear friend and supporter of ours from Brazil, Dr. Bruno Lima Rocha, established contact with a series of organizations involved in the social revolution taking place in Kurdistan. Mainstream media sources have largely failed to cover the social process, though news have been able to break the radio silence. This is the second internview we publish in this series

It should also be said that minor grammatical errors were corrected (as neither participant in the interview is native to English). But most is left in the original form, for fear of losing accuarcy.]

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textTrento. Solidarietà ai lavoratori della Sapes. No alle intimidazioni contro gli operai. Mar 04 Trento 0 comments

Negli anni recenti, la gestione padronale si è contraddistinta per intimidazioni ai danni di lavoratori, lavoratrici ed esponenti sindacali, svolgendo una vera e propria azione antisindacale sia nei confronti del diritto di assemblea in fabbrica che del diritto di sciopero.

image[Chile] Sexualidad placentera y maternidad elegida ¡Yo elijo! Dónde, cómo y cuándo Mar 02 Solidaridad 0 comments

Hace algunas semanas Bachelet envió el proyecto de ley sobre aborto terapéutico. La iniciativa causó diversas reacciones entre la derecha y miembros conservadores de la Nueva Mayoría. El ejemplo más triste fue el protagonizado por el diputado DC Pablo Lorenzini quien afirmó que algunas violaciones se producían porque las mujeres habían bebido unos “traguitos de más”, por su parte la Iglesia quiere impedir su aprobación a toda costa. Y como siempre poco se ha escuchado la voz de las mujeres. A continuación reproducimos una columna escrita por la Alzada publicado por Solidaridad el año 2013. El debate continúa y es pertinente recordar quienes han impulsado la batalla en defensa de los derechos de las mujeres.

imagePor un Marzo de Lucha y Feminista Mar 02 ALE 0 comments

Como Acción Libertaria Estudiantil (ALE), damos inicio a un marzo lleno de lucha y organización desde una perspectiva feminista.

textL'antifascismo non si vende Mar 02 Federazione cremonese 0 comments

Obiettivo comune di tutti coloro a cui sta a cuore la difesa dei valori antifascisti deve essere la chiusura di Casapound a Cremona, senza se e senza ma.

textPer l'unione della classe lavoratrice Feb 24 0 comments

Un coordinamento per stringere e rafforzare i legami di fratellanza tra i lavoratori, nel quale potranno confluire i tanti lavoratori, la maggioranza, delle piccole aziende, oggi isolati da quelli delle medie e grandi imprese, e i sempre più numerosi disoccupati.

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