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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
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Banner from the action. Photo: Christian Vassdal imageBanner action against Oslo Energy Forum 23:33 Thu 05 Mar by Motmakt 0 comments

Today we, a group of autonomous environmental activists, hung a 40 square metre banner from the Holmenkollen ski jump to protest the Oslo Energy Forum. The forum is being held at Scandic Holmenkollen Hotel, which is located just a couple of hundred metres from the ski jump. There are two primary reasons for why we chose to have our banner action at this location: firstly, because it is a national landmark that lies in close proximity to the place where the forum is held, and secondly, because winter sports like skiing will be something only found in history books if the fossil fuel industry is allowed to continue at its current levels of pollution. [Norsk]

Banner fra aksjonen. Foto: Christian Vassdal imagePressemelding om Oslo Energy Forum 23:29 Thu 05 Mar by Motmakt 0 comments

Vi, en gruppe autonome miljøaktivister, har i dag festet et ca 40 kvm. stort banner til Holmenkollbakken for å protestere mot Oslo Energy Forum, som avholdes et stenkast unna hoppanlegget på Scandic Holmenkollen hotell. Vi valgte Holmenkollbakken ikke bare fordi det er et kjent landemerke som vil gi budskapet vårt den nødvendige oppmerksomheten, men også fordi skisporten er noe av det vi bare kan glemme i framtiden hvis vi lar fossilindustrien fortsette å ødelegge kloden vår. [English]

textIl Jobs Act figlio delle linee di ristrutturazione dell'industria in Europa 22:01 Thu 05 Mar by Alternativa Libertaria / FdCA 0 comments

I recentissimi decreti applicativi del Jobs Act emanati dal governo italiano si aggiungono ad altre legislazioni anti-operaie approvate all'interno dell'Unione Europea (UE). I contratti individuali a tutele crescenti, la ridefinizione del lavoro subordinato, la flessibilità svincolata dalla contrattazione, la monetizzazione dei licenziamenti e dell'espulsione dal ciclo produttivo hanno lo scopo immediato di portare all'irrilevanza il diritto di coalizione dei lavoratori ed il ruolo dell'organizzazione sindacale dentro le fabbriche.

textGenova: Multinazionali a delinquere. Il caso Ericsson Jabil 19:15 Thu 05 Mar by Coordinamento lavoratori e lavoratrici Genova 0 comments

Le lotte e l'unità dei lavoratori sono rimaste l'unico strumento per difendere i nostri diritti.

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.

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textKobane: seconda fase, quella della resistenza e della ricostruzione Mar 05 by KAF 0 comments

Dopo 134 giorni di fiera resistenza e di strenua difesa, le donne e gli uomini combattenti di Kobane sono riusciti finalmente a sconfiggere il feroce attacco di ISIS grazie anche al sostegno ricevuto da milioni di persone in tutto il mondo. Non è solo una sconfitta per l'ISIS e per il suo sogno di instaurare un Califfato Islamico. Ma si tratta anche della vanificazione del sogno dell'alleato dell'ISIS, il governo turco, di far risorgere l'impero ottomano.
L'attacco a Kobane è stato una guerra per procura portato dall'ISIS in nome dei regimi della regione contro il coraggio del popolo di Kobane e contro l'Autonomia Democratica. [English]

imageBil'in - 10 anni di lotta unitaria e persistente Mar 05 by Ilan Shalif 0 comments

Gli abitanti del villaggio palestinese di Bil'in lottano da 10 anni contro la costruzione del muro della separazione ed il conseguente esproprio delle loro terre. E' stata da subito una lotta non-violenta, portata avanti insieme ad attivisti ebreo-israeliani ed internazionali, che ha influenzato dozzine di altre lotte similari in tutta la Cisgiordania. In questo contributo, l'anarchico israeliano Ilan Shalif spiega qual è il significato della resistenza di Bil'in e vi ripercorre la sua esperienza personale. [English]

imageΟύτε γη, ούτε ύδωρ Mar 05 by Αναρχική Συλλογικότητα "Θρυαλλίδα" 0 comments

Οι παρούσες συνθήκες – άλλες νέες, και άλλες όχι τόσο νέες – σε επίπεδο πολιτικής και οικονομικής πραγματικότητας αλλά και κυρίαρχων ιδεολογημάτων επιβάλλουν μια συμπύκνωση της μέχρι τώρα ανάγνωσής της, στην κατεύθυνση της περιφρούρησης και της ανασυγκρότησης του κοινωνικού και ταξικού κινήματος.

imageUma resposta para as críticas senderistas/maoístas e sua campanha de desinformação sobre Abdullah Oc... Mar 05 by BrunoL 0 comments

Bruno Lima Rocha

Antes de iniciar cabe uma reflexão. Entendo que este portal e os perfis que o espelham em redes sociais não formam necessariamente um espaço apropriado para o debate de tipo corrente política. E, tampouco o tipo de leitor@s que temos não é exclusivamente militante e nem de esquerda engajado. Talvez a virtude deste portal (e perfis) seja justamente esta, dar um tratamento analítico e linguagem jornalística para temas de fundos bem ásperos.

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]

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textIl Jobs Act figlio delle linee di ristrutturazione dell'industria in Europa Mar 05 AL/FdCA 0 comments

I recentissimi decreti applicativi del Jobs Act emanati dal governo italiano si aggiungono ad altre legislazioni anti-operaie approvate all'interno dell'Unione Europea (UE). I contratti individuali a tutele crescenti, la ridefinizione del lavoro subordinato, la flessibilità svincolata dalla contrattazione, la monetizzazione dei licenziamenti e dell'espulsione dal ciclo produttivo hanno lo scopo immediato di portare all'irrilevanza il diritto di coalizione dei lavoratori ed il ruolo dell'organizzazione sindacale dentro le fabbriche.

textGenova: Multinazionali a delinquere. Il caso Ericsson Jabil Mar 05 0 comments

Le lotte e l'unità dei lavoratori sono rimaste l'unico strumento per difendere i nostri diritti.

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.

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