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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
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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cable3.jpg image"Η Μάχη της Cable Street" 17:45 Tue 28 Jun by ΚΟΥΡΣΑΛ - ΚΕΝΟ ΔΙΚΤΥΟ 0 comments

Τετάρτη 29/6 στις 9.00μ.μ.
Το νέο βιβλίο των ελευθεριακών εκδόσεων Κουρσάλ
"Η Μάχη της cable street" θα παρουσιαστεί σε ένα σύνθετο οπτικοακουστικό δρώμενο- παρουσίαση, στην ταράτσα του ελεύθερου αυτοδιαχειριζόμενου θεάτρου Εμπρός (Ρ.Παλαμήδη 2 Ψυρρή, Αθήνα).

sam_3010.jpg imageΗ στέγαση είναι κοι&... 18:01 Mon 27 Jun by Συνέλευση Αναρχικών Αντιεξουσιαστών/-τριών Λαμ^ 0 comments

Ως Αναρχική Ομοσπονδία, κομμάτι των εκμεταλλευόμενων και καταπιεσμένων, θα παλέψουμε μαζί με την τάξη μας με κάθε μέσο. Θα είμαστε εκεί, στα ειρηνοδικεία, τους δρόμους, τις γειτονιές, απέναντι στους δικαστές, τους τραπεζικούς αντιπροσώπους και τους μάνατζερ των επενδυτικών funds, σε φυσική αντιπαράθεση αν χρειαστεί με τους ένστολους προστάτες τους· με τους φτωχούς, τους άνεργους, τους εργαζόμενους, τους καταπιεσμένους, με τους εκμεταλλευόμενους ενάντια στο κράτος και το κεφάλαιο.

textFrancia, Europa: bloccare tutto! 06:36 Mon 27 Jun by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 0 comments


Dopo tre mesi di mobilitazione e quindici scioperi, a cui partecipano anche i nostri militanti di Alternative Libertaire e della CGA, il movimento contro la Loi Travail non si indebolisce e le azioni continuano.

textE brexit fu. Il mito della sovranità nazionale 06:28 Mon 27 Jun by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 0 comments


Una propaganda intrisa di destra e di razzismo, fino all’attentato mortale di stampo fascista contro la deputata laburista Jo Cox, ha influenzato, strumentalizzato e vinto la campagna referendaria per l’uscita del Regno Unito dalla Unione Europea.

textItalia - Elezioni amministrative 2016 - Ballottaggi e sballottamenti 06:23 Mon 27 Jun by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 0 comments

il carro del vincitore è già stato prenotato da élite imprenditoriali e commerciali ansiose di aprirsi il proprio varco sulla scia del nuovo auriga, così presentabile, così compatibile.

final_logo2_1.png imageΕνάντια στις Λευκέ&#... 18:21 Sun 26 Jun by Αναρχική Ομοσπονδία - Περιφέρεια Αθήνας 0 comments

Με δεξιά ή με αριστερά η αστική τάξη κάνει τη δουλειά της και προσπαθεί να την διαφημίσει με φιέστες σαν τις λευκές νύχτες. Ο κόσμος της εργασίας πρέπει να σταματήσει αυτές τις φιέστες. Το κεφάλαιο θέλει να μοιράσει μια νέα ψευδή ταυτότητα, αυτή του καταναλωτή για τον ελεύθερο χρόνο του εργαζόμενου. Και με αυτήν να τον στρέψει εναντίον του εαυτού του. Ο κόσμος του αγώνα στέκεται απέναντι σε αυτή την προπαγανδιστική μηχανή.

nochixtlanpolicebarricade696x391.jpg imageΓια τα γεγονότα στη&... 05:20 Thu 23 Jun by αναρχική ομάδα “δυσήνιος ίππος” 0 comments

Εδώ και αρκετό καιρό, στη νότια πολιτεία του Μεξικού, Οαχάκα, διεξάγεται από τους εκπαιδευτικούς και τους φοιτητές, ένας σκληρός και ανένδοτος αγώνας αμφισβήτησης των κυβερνητικών μεταρρυθμίσεων στην παιδεία και της νέας διαδικασίας αξιολόγησης και πρόσληψης δασκάλων. Αυτές οι μεταρρυθμίσεις είναι κομμάτι της ριζικής αναμόρφωσης του εκπαιδευτικού συστήματος που επιχειρείται την τελευταία δεκαετία στο Μεξικό και στόχο έχει την κατάργηση του δημόσιου χαρακτήρα της εκπαίδευσης.

no_border_t_net.jpg imageΑναρχική Συνάντησ ... 18:27 Wed 22 Jun by Αναρχική Πολιτική Οργάνωση 0 comments

Απευθυνόμαστε στους μετανάστες και τους πρόσφυγες –όπως και σε κάθε πληβείο- ώστε να χτίσουμε μαζί τους σχέσεις εμπιστοσύνης και αγώνα ενάντια στους κοινούς μας δυνάστες. Απευθυνόμαστε στις δυνάμεις του αναρχικού-αντιεξουσιαστικού αλλά και του κοινωνικού-ταξικού κινήματος για να συζητήσουμε και να δράσουμε από κοινού ενάντια στη γενικευμένη κρατική-καπιταλιστική επίθεση και την ειδικότερη πτυχή της που ξεδιπλώνεται απέναντι στα ρεύματα των ξεριζωμένων προσφύγων και μεταναστών.

severas.jpg image[Colombia] Manifiesto Marika 10:37 Tue 21 Jun by Colectiva Severas Flores 0 comments

Somos la Colectiva Severas Flores. Somos colectiva como grupo de personas, no como masa uniforme, sino como conjunto heterogéneo, como multiplicidad de cuerpos, existencias, sentires y luchas que se atreven al encuentro; y somos colectiva en la medida que resistimos al lenguaje patriarcal desde el ejercicio de denuncia de la masculinización de las lenguas, desde el reconocernos como palabras y espacios en disputa, construcción y deconstrucción.

Somos libertaria porque asociamos lo libertario con la tradición anarquista de la eliminación de todas las formas de opresión; entendemos lo libertario como la posición que lucha por la libertad de “ser” con otres, de existir en colectivo, de destruir todas las formas autoritarias en que se intenta encapsular el poder.

Somos severas flores porque nos re-apropiamos de una burla, de un chiste, de un insulto, de una violencia naturalizada, solapada, que esconde un profundo sexismo hacia cuerpos considerados masculinos al proponerlos débiles, femeninos, errados, insuficientes. Somos flores, flores tan fuertes como delicadas. Somos severas al pararnos duro, echar raíces contra la explotación y resistir siendo nosotres mismes. Entendemos la feminidad no como sinónimo de debilidad o pasividad sino como uno de tantos colores que nos componen y que la monocromía patriarcal quiere negar. Las flores crecen a pesar de todo, son el esfuerzo constante de una planta para sacar semilla, contienen los órganos sexuales de ellas y son parte del equilibrio natural interespecie. Al mismo tiempo las flores transitan, son efímeras; tan efímeras como nuestras vidas y burlan el dogma, la rigidez y el control que se quiere imponer en nuestras formas de verlas, pues están sujetas al cambio, a la mutación. Las flores rompen el sistema de prejuicios, negando lo binario y proponiendo lo múltiple, dado que muchas son hermafroditas, diversas, subversivas: No sólo son “bellas”, hay flores horribles que se cagan en los cánones de belleza racistas y occidentales; no todas huelen “bien”, algunas apestan a rebeldía y sueños de libertad; no todas son débiles, algunas matan, incomodan e irritan si no se les respeta.

jack_grancharoff.jpg imageCelebration of Jack Grancharoff's life 16:13 Mon 20 Jun by Dmitri (republishing) 0 comments

As many of you know, Jack 'The Anarchist' Grancharoff died on the 15th of May, at his home in Quaama, South Coast of New South Wales, Australia, aged 91. He died 'with his boots on' - he seemed to have risen from a chair, with an open book and a glass of something interesting on the table, collapsed onto the floor and was found a day or two later.

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imageLa Nueva y vieja derecha en Brasil Jun 28 by BrunoL 0 comments

26 de junio 2016, Bruno Lima Rocha

En este primero artículo de la serie de la nueva-derecha, desarrollo la idea, de cómo el censo común fue siendo colonizado por ideas reaccionarias, que terminan siendo un modo reactivar las tímida políticas, de reconocimiento promovidas por el gobierno temporalmente alejado y el pacto *lulista iniciado en 2003. El rastro de este reaccionarismo social y de penetración en la cultura y en la religión, es un espectáculo dantescos de misoginia, de homofobia y uno rechazo “medieval” a los avances obtenidos dentro de la Constitución Federal de 1988.

textMaking sense of the Brexit tide of reaction and the reality of the racist vote Jun 28 by Andrew 1 comments

The Leave / Brexit vote in the referendum came in the end as a surprise, a narrow win for Remain was expected. This may be because the core Leave vote was in the run-down white working class communities of the now desolate English and Welsh industrial zones. A population trapped in conditions of long-term unemployment and poverty who no one really pays much attention to anymore. Some on the left have seized on the makeup of this core vote to suggest that there was some progressive element to the Brexit vote despite the campaign being led by racist hatemongers and wealthy US-oriented neoliberals. Mostly that’s a mixture of wishful thinking and post hoc justification for having called for a Leave vote in the first place, but it is true that a section of the working class, C2DEs in marketing speak, voted to Leave in close to a 2:1 ratio. Is the class composition of that vote enough to automatically make it progressive regardless of content? And what does it tell us that a section of the radical left seems to think the answer to that question is yes, that it is enough to be anti-establishment?

textFermare il caporalato, costruire l'alternativa libertaria nelle campagne Jun 27 by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 0 comments

I braccianti. Lavoratori e lavoratrice invisibili per la legge e per la società, ma che si sono resi visibili attraverso uno sciopero generale nazionale di 8 ore, occupando le vie di Bari, lo scorso 25 giugno.

textUn anacronismo storico Jun 26 by Lucio Garofalo 0 comments

Il capitalismo è un ingranaggio economico rovinoso, ma soprattutto è un modello anacronistico ed irrazionale: esso, a causa delle disfunzioni interne, genera periodicamente fenomeni di crisi, i cui effetti devastanti vengono scaricati sistematicamente sulle classi lavoratrici subalterne, che sono scarsamente rappresentate sul terreno politico ed in tal modo si impoveriscono e si indeboliscono ulteriormente...

text10 point guide for post Brexit resistance as racist right wins EU referendum Jun 26 by Andrew 2 comments

An anarchist analysis of the Brexit vote

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image"Η Μάχη της Cable Street" Jun 28 0 comments

Τετάρτη 29/6 στις 9.00μ.μ.
Το νέο βιβλίο των ελευθεριακών εκδόσεων Κουρσάλ
"Η Μάχη της cable street" θα παρουσιαστεί σε ένα σύνθετο οπτικοακουστικό δρώμενο- παρουσίαση, στην ταράτσα του ελεύθερου αυτοδιαχειριζόμενου θεάτρου Εμπρός (Ρ.Παλαμήδη 2 Ψυρρή, Αθήνα).

imageΗ στέγαση είναι κοι&... Jun 27 0 comments

Ως Αναρχική Ομοσπονδία, κομμάτι των εκμεταλλευόμενων και καταπιεσμένων, θα παλέψουμε μαζί με την τάξη μας με κάθε μέσο. Θα είμαστε εκεί, στα ειρηνοδικεία, τους δρόμους, τις γειτονιές, απέναντι στους δικαστές, τους τραπεζικούς αντιπροσώπους και τους μάνατζερ των επενδυτικών funds, σε φυσική αντιπαράθεση αν χρειαστεί με τους ένστολους προστάτες τους· με τους φτωχούς, τους άνεργους, τους εργαζόμενους, τους καταπιεσμένους, με τους εκμεταλλευόμενους ενάντια στο κράτος και το κεφάλαιο.

textFrancia, Europa: bloccare tutto! Jun 27 0 comments


Dopo tre mesi di mobilitazione e quindici scioperi, a cui partecipano anche i nostri militanti di Alternative Libertaire e della CGA, il movimento contro la Loi Travail non si indebolisce e le azioni continuano.

textE brexit fu. Il mito della sovranità nazionale Jun 27 0 comments


Una propaganda intrisa di destra e di razzismo, fino all’attentato mortale di stampo fascista contro la deputata laburista Jo Cox, ha influenzato, strumentalizzato e vinto la campagna referendaria per l’uscita del Regno Unito dalla Unione Europea.

textItalia - Elezioni amministrative 2016 - Ballottaggi e sballottamenti Jun 27 0 comments

il carro del vincitore è già stato prenotato da élite imprenditoriali e commerciali ansiose di aprirsi il proprio varco sulla scia del nuovo auriga, così presentabile, così compatibile.

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