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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
Double Issue 5/6 of Tokologo, the Newsletter of the TAAC, now available

Mon 08 Feb, 06:54

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_3.jpg imageΑλληλεγγύη στις κα&#... 18:51 Sun 07 Feb by Αναρχοσυνδικαλιστική Πρωτοβουλία Ροσινάντε 0 comments

Η Αναρχοσυνδικαλιστική Πρωτοβουλία Ροσινάντε στηρίζει το κάλεσμα των αγωνιζόμενων καθριστριών για καθημερινή παρουσία κόσμου στις 19.30 στο αμαξοστάσιο της ΟΣΥ στο Eλληνικό, μέχρι την πλήρη ικανοποίηση των αιτημάτων τους!

tppmickymouse342x350.jpg imageTTP: advierten que Bachelet violaría derecho de pueblos originarios 17:13 Thu 04 Feb by Solidaridad 0 comments

El próximo jueves Michelle Bachelet firmará dicho tratado en Nueva Zelanda. ¿Por qué decir no al acuerdo de libre comercio?

agrotes.jpg imageΗράκλειο-κάλεσμα σ&#... 03:26 Thu 04 Feb by Αναρχικοί και ελευθεριακοί κομμουνιστές εργάτε 0 comments

Είμαστε αυτοί που η φωνή μας δεν ακούγεται στα μπλόκα των αγροτών,είμαστε αυτοί που βρισκόμαστε δίπλα στους μετανάστες εργάτες γης δουλεύουμε μαζί για το μεροκάματο,είμαστε αυτοί οι φτωχοί μικροαγρότες της επαρχίας που ποτέ δεν πήραμε επιδοτήσεις,ποτέ δεν βρεθήκαμε σε κομματικά γραφεία και συνδικαλιστικές ενώσεις αλλά αντίθετα βρισκόμασταν στο δρόμο σε όλες τις μεγάλες κινητοποιήσεις και αγώνες της εργατικής τάξης.

_2.jpg imageΚαλέσματα Γενικής &#... 17:52 Wed 03 Feb by Αναρχική Ομοσπονδία 0 comments

Η Αναρχική Ομοσπονδία καλεί τις εκμεταλλευόμενες και τους εκμεταλλευόμενους να πλαισιώσουν δυναμικά τις κινητοποιήσεις στις 4 Φλεβάρη ενάντια στο ασφαλιστικό νομοσχέδιο. 

afiche.jpg imageEl terrorista Erdogan, presidente de Turquía, llega a Chile + Carta abierta 04:12 Tue 02 Feb by Nahuel Valenzuela 0 comments

Recep Erdogan realizará una gira por Latinoamérica entre el 31 de enero y el 4 de febrero, en la cual tiene contempladas reuniones oficiales en Chile, Perú y Ecuador, con la intención de “profundizar relaciones bilaterales”, según han informado diversos medios.

croppedheadere1411759262990.jpg imageΑπεργία 4 Φλεβάρη 17:30 Sun 31 Jan by ΕΣΕ Ιωαννίνων 0 comments

Συγκέντρωση στο Εργατικό Κέντρο 10.30 Ενημέρωση-Συζήτηση για τα μέτρα του ν/σ Δευτέρα 1 Φλεβάρη 17:00 στο εργατικό Κέντρο

The Anarkismo network imageConsiderations of the Anarkismo network about the accusations against Michael Schmidt 18:31 Sat 30 Jan by Anarkismo network 12 comments

The Anarkismo network has already published a statement that it would wait until all parts of the accusations by Reid Ross and Stephens were published, as well as the answers of M. Schmidt, before making any judgements on the case. Now that this has been forthcoming, as well as two more responses by Reid Ross, we are issuing a second statement to make public our intentions regarding the present situation.

210320150215kt5648sooc142401128211442932369.jpg imageEldorado Gold – Στα τσακίδια! 16:38 Sat 30 Jan by Αναρχικοί για την Κοινωνική Απελευθέρωση (Α.Κ.Α.) 0 comments

Εμείς τασσόμαστε υπέρ των κατοίκων των σκουριών που είναι οι κερδισμένοι, αν όντως δεν συνεχιστεί το καταστροφικό έργο. Και αυτό είναι το μόνο σίγουρο συμπέρασμα, ότι ο πολύχρονος και συχνά βίαιος, ανυποχώρητος αγώνας τους είναι “προ των πυλών” να δικαιωθεί. Είμαστε με τους ανθρώπους που δέχτηκαν καταστολή ιδιωτική και κρατική και αντιδρούσαν με αντιβία.

12651121_542163182617181_4562707451747798468_n.jpg image3 το λάδι, 3 το ξύδι, 6 το ... 16:19 Sat 30 Jan by Συλλογικότητα για τον Κοινωνικό Αναρχισμό «Μαύρ 0 comments

Έπειτα από έναν χρόνο, δυό φορές «αριστερά» και τρεις εκλογικές διαδικασίες, είναι ξεκάθαρο πως η όποια ελπίδα έχει πλέον πτωχεύσει. Στα πλαίσια του τρίτου μνημονίου που υπέγραψε η συγκυβέρνηση ΣΥ.ΡΙΖ.Α. – ΑΝ.ΕΛ., τα αντιασφαλιστικά μέτρα που πρόκειται να ψηφιστούν, επιβάλουν τέτοιες αλλαγές στο συνταξιοδοτικό και στις εισφορές των φορολογουμένων, που το μόνο σίγουρο είναι πως θα εξαθλιώσουν ακόμα περισσότερο τα κατώτερα κοινωνικά στρώματα προς όφελος του κεφαλαίου.

10154363_481743318633467_1566643708634594134_n.jpg imageDeclaración de Constitución Seccional GeA-Valle del Cauca 13:01 Fri 29 Jan by Grupo Estudiantil Anarquista-Valle del Cauca 0 comments

Con el fin de aunar fuerzas decidimos vincularnos al Grupo Estudiantil Anarquista-GeA, un proceso ya existente con el cual nuestros propósitos son afines. El GeA-Valle del Cauca nace entonces el 17 de enero de 2015 como una seccional de dicha organización, siendo espacio coordinador de otros procesos a nivel regional que se vean arropadas con nuestra praxis militante, plataforma de lucha y principios político-organizativos.

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imageY no pasaron: masivo repudio a PEGIDA en las calles de Dublín Feb 08 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 0 comments

El día 6 de Febrero la organización fascista PEGIDA, grupo anti-musulmán que ha venido creciendo en toda Europa, organizó manifestaciones continentales para agitar sentimientos racistas, xenófobos y anti-humanitarios. Marcharon en otras partes de Europa. Pero en Dublín se les envió un mensaje claro. Acá no hay espacio político para el fascismo. Este mensaje se dijo con pedagogía y con fuerza, con argumentos y con determinación.

imageSíria: O que aconteceu com os curdos nas 'negociações' de Genebra? Feb 08 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 0 comments

Na semana passada estava prevista uma reunião em Genebra, no marco das negociações indiretas entre o governo sírio e as facções da 'oposição' armada reunidas no grupo divulgado pelo nome tonitruante de Alto Comitê para as Negociações. O enviado da ONU para a crise síria, Staffan de Mistura, decidiu adiar a reunião para o dia 25 de fevereiro. Curiosamente porém, foi excluído daquela reunião o partido dos curdos, o PYD, o qual, dentre outras coisas, é ator político importantíssimo no futuro da Síria e a única força que combateu em solo contra o 'Estado Islâmico'. É paradoxal que se boicote a participação do PYD, quando a mídia-empresa ocidental tão frequentemente vendeu a imagem dos curdos como os "amigos" do ocidente, cuidando atentamente de esconder os reais objetivos políticos desse movimento, e limitando sua simpatia a uma imagem semierotizada de mulheres jovens armadas com fuzis. [Castellano] [Français]

imageSyrie : qu'est-il arrivé aux Kurdes dans les négociations de Genève? Feb 08 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 0 comments

Il devait se tenir la semaine dernière à Genève une réunion dans le cadre des négociations indirectes entre le gouvernement syrien et les diverses factions de l' « opposition »armée regroupées sous le nom ronflant de Haut Comité des négociations. L'envoyé spécial de l'ONU pour la crise syrienne, Staffan de Mistura, a décidé de reporter la réunion au 25 février. Curieusement, le parti kurde PYD, qui est, entre autres, un acteur politique essentiel de l'avenir de la Syrie et la seule force qui ait combattu l’État Islamique sur le terrain, a été exclu de cette réunion. Il est paradoxal qu'il soit boycotté dans le cadre de cette réunion, alors que les médias occidentaux nous ont souvent présenté les Kurdes comme des « amis » de l'Occident, tout en prenant bien soin de ne pas trop parler des objectifs politiques de ce mouvement et en limitant leur sympathie à un image semi-érotisée de jeunes femmes armées de fusils. [Castellano] [Português]

imageΑναρχία, Κράτος, Αρι... Feb 06 by Κώστας Δεσποινιάδης 0 comments

Σήμερα που ο καπιταλισμός αποκτά όλο και πιο ολοκληρωτικά χαρακτηριστικά, που κράτος και κεφάλαιο αμφότερα γιγαντωμένα επιτίθενται και καταστρέφουν τις ελάχιστες κατακτήσεις των καταπιεσμένων και οδηγούν ολόκληρους πληθυσμούς στην κυριολεκτική τους εκμηδένιση είναι εύλογο, ίσως, το ερώτημα αν τα ανταγωνιστικά κινήματα έχουν την πολυτέλεια να μένουν αγκυλωμένα στις ιστορικές τους διαφορές ή αν θα πρέπει –έστω και υπό το βάρος των συνθηκών έκτακτης ανάγκης που αντιμετωπίζουμε– να ενώσουν τις δυνάμεις τους σε μία αντικαπιταλιστική προοπτική.

image¿Qué pasó con los kurdos en las negociaciones de Ginebra? Feb 05 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 0 comments

Esta semana iba a darse una reunión Ginebra dentro del marco de las negociaciones indirectas entre el gobierno sirio y las facciones de la “oposición” armada agrupadas en el rimbombante Alto Comité para las Negociaciones. El enviado especial de la ONU para la crisis siria, Staffan de Mistura, decidió postergar la reunión para el 25 de Febrero. Curiosamente, de esta reunión se ha excluido al partido kurdo, el PYD, quienes son, entre otras cosas un actor político importantísimo en el futuro de Siria y la única fuerza que ha combatido en terreno al Estado Islámico. Es paradójico que se boicotee su participación, cuando los medios occidentales han frecuentemente vendido la imagen de los kurdos como los “amigos” de Occidente, cuidándose muy bien de no hablar mucho de los objetivos políticos de este movimiento, y limitando su simpatía a una imagen semi-erotizada de muchachas jóvenes con fusiles [Português] [Français]

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imageΑλληλεγγύη στις κα&#... Feb 07 0 comments

Η Αναρχοσυνδικαλιστική Πρωτοβουλία Ροσινάντε στηρίζει το κάλεσμα των αγωνιζόμενων καθριστριών για καθημερινή παρουσία κόσμου στις 19.30 στο αμαξοστάσιο της ΟΣΥ στο Eλληνικό, μέχρι την πλήρη ικανοποίηση των αιτημάτων τους!

imageΗράκλειο-κάλεσμα σ&#... Feb 04 0 comments

Είμαστε αυτοί που η φωνή μας δεν ακούγεται στα μπλόκα των αγροτών,είμαστε αυτοί που βρισκόμαστε δίπλα στους μετανάστες εργάτες γης δουλεύουμε μαζί για το μεροκάματο,είμαστε αυτοί οι φτωχοί μικροαγρότες της επαρχίας που ποτέ δεν πήραμε επιδοτήσεις,ποτέ δεν βρεθήκαμε σε κομματικά γραφεία και συνδικαλιστικές ενώσεις αλλά αντίθετα βρισκόμασταν στο δρόμο σε όλες τις μεγάλες κινητοποιήσεις και αγώνες της εργατικής τάξης.

imageΑπεργία 4 Φλεβάρη Jan 31 0 comments

Συγκέντρωση στο Εργατικό Κέντρο 10.30 Ενημέρωση-Συζήτηση για τα μέτρα του ν/σ Δευτέρα 1 Φλεβάρη 17:00 στο εργατικό Κέντρο

imageConsiderations of the Anarkismo network about the accusations against Michael Schmidt Jan 30 12 comments

The Anarkismo network has already published a statement that it would wait until all parts of the accusations by Reid Ross and Stephens were published, as well as the answers of M. Schmidt, before making any judgements on the case. Now that this has been forthcoming, as well as two more responses by Reid Ross, we are issuing a second statement to make public our intentions regarding the present situation.

imageEldorado Gold – Στα τσακίδια! Jan 30 0 comments

Εμείς τασσόμαστε υπέρ των κατοίκων των σκουριών που είναι οι κερδισμένοι, αν όντως δεν συνεχιστεί το καταστροφικό έργο. Και αυτό είναι το μόνο σίγουρο συμπέρασμα, ότι ο πολύχρονος και συχνά βίαιος, ανυποχώρητος αγώνας τους είναι “προ των πυλών” να δικαιωθεί. Είμαστε με τους ανθρώπους που δέχτηκαν καταστολή ιδιωτική και κρατική και αντιδρούσαν με αντιβία.

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