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indonesia / philippines / australia / anarchist movement / interview Thursday January 29, 2015 08:52 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
Indonesia is a country of outstanding beauty and contrasting geography but beneath the glossy tourist broachers is a country ruled for decades by a brutal military dictatorship that suppressed internal opposition and independence movements resulting in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people with the assistance of regional powers such as Australia and the US. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / imperialism / war / opinion / analysis Saturday December 28, 2013 15:28 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
The recent BBC documentary 'Panorama: Britain's Secret Terror Force' may have once again put a spotlight on the extent of British state-sponsored terrorism in the North and the activities of its various shadowy forces; but the level of orchestration, impunity, collusion and cover up is yet to be truly uncovered. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / imperialism / war / opinion / analysis Wednesday August 28, 2013 19:27 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
The eruption of conflict and intense rioting in Belfast over the last couple of months is a clear illustration that, no matter what lengths Stormont and the media circus go to to disguise the ugly reality of the ‘peace process’, the scars of the past and frequent eruption of sectarian conflict refuse to go away as political parties play the sectarian card to get one over on their rivals. read full story / add a comment
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indonesia / philippines / australia / anarchist movement / link to audio Thursday August 22, 2013 09:25 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
This post- Melbourne Anarchist bookfair conversation took place in the Melbourne Anarchist Club (MAC) which has a history stretching back to the 1890s. While visiting the premises which contains a library, meeting space and infoshop I caught up with Brendan and Ben two active members of the collective and Kieran from Anarchist Affinity which is seeking to build a similar organisation to the WSM, based on theoretical and tactical unity and collective responsibility. [ Português] read full story / add a comment
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indonésie / philippines / australie / migration / racisme / opinion / analyse Wednesday August 21, 2013 10:47 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
Un anarchiste irlandais vivant à Melbourne, en Australie, nous donne son point de vue sur le débat sur les ‘demandeurs et demanderesses d’asile’ dans la trame des élections qui viennent. Il soutient que les travailleurs et travailleuses d’Irlande devraient être solidaires avec les plus marginalisé-e-s et les plus dépossédé-e-s de notre société. Dans les mots d’un activiste autochtone : « Comme personnes qui connaissent ce que c’est d’être envahi-e-s par les boat-people, nous sommes en meilleure posture pour juger comment les boat-people actuel-le-s devraient être traité-e-s. Alors que les boat-people initiaux et initiales qui ont envahi notre pays étaient armé-e-s jusqu’aux dents et poussé-e-s vers la conquête, les demandeurs et demanderesses d’asile de 2012 sont sans armes et recherchent sanctuaire ». [English] read full story / add a comment
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indonesia / philippines / australia / migration / racism / opinion / analysis Tuesday August 20, 2013 20:19 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
An Irish anarchist living in Melbourne, Australia gives his perspective on the 'asylum seeker' debate there leading up to the forthcoming elections. He argues Irish workers should be standing in solidarity with the most marginalised and dispossesed in our society. In the words of one Aboriginal activist; ' “As people who know what it’s like to be invaded by boat people we are in a better position to judge how the current boat people should be treated. Where the original boat people who took our country were armed to the teeth and bent on conquest, asylum seekers in 2012 are unarmed and seeking sanctuary." [Français] read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / miscellaneous / opinion / analysis Friday June 21, 2013 09:38 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
At the post G8 press conference, PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggot claimed the G8 summit in Enniskillen was the "most peaceful and stable" in its history. The G8 gangsters may have left dazzled and wined by our local political class but beneath the media spin and smokescreen lies the ugly reality of a new Northern Ireland of one rule for the rich and powerful while the rest of us must accept our place in the ladder, or face the consequences. We only need to look no further than the selective internment of Marion Price and others. read full story / add a comment
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indonesia / philippines / australia / workplace struggles / link to audio Saturday June 01, 2013 13:27 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
An Irish emigrant to Australia and WSM supporter gives his story about working on building sites, unions and audio conversation with IWW. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / miscellaneous / opinion / analysis Tuesday May 28, 2013 18:34 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
The media charm offensive has began as our local corrupt political class roll out the the red carpet to the notorious gang of eight, dealers of austerity, state terror and imperialism. The beautiful, tranquil lakes of Fermanagh will be turned into a "ring of steel" with security fencing extending for miles, protected by an army of professional thugs and watchtowers to keep the rest of us plebs at bay. read full story / add a comment
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balkans region / history of anarchism / link to audio Thursday May 23, 2013 07:32 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image   audio 1 audio file
Jura Books in Sydney recently hosted "Anarchism in Bulgaria as I see it" by the 88-year-old exiled anarchist Jack Grancharoff. Around a dozen people listened intensely to Jack as he described his upbringing and his involvement read full story / add a comment
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grecia / turchia / cipro / movimento anarchico / intervista Tuesday January 22, 2013 17:18 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
Lo scorso weekend in una delle più ampie dimostrazioni di forza dell'ultimo decennio, migliaia di anarchici hanno manifestato contro lo sgombero violento degli squats di Villa Amalias, di Skaramagka e di Patision Streets ad Atene ed anche contro il clima molto pesante di repressione che la polizia e lo Stato hanno sviluppato nel paese degli ultimi mesi. Qui sotto l'intervista con uno dei più numerosi gruppi anarchici greci - il Movimento Anti-Autoritario (AK) sull'attuale fase politica e sociale in Grecia, sulla minaccia rappresentata dall'estrema destra e naturalmente sull'intervento del movimento anarchico. [English] read full story / add a comment
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greece / turkey / cyprus / anarchist movement / interview Monday January 21, 2013 20:03 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
Last weekend in the largest show of strength in over a decade thousands of anarchists marched to protest against the violent eviction of the squats of Villa Amalias and Skaramagka and Patision Streets in Athens and also the very repressive climate that police and the State have created in the last months in Greece.
Below is an interview with one of the largest anarchist groups in Greece - the Anti-Authoritarian Movement (AK) in relation to the present political and social climate in Greece, the threat posed by the far-right and of course the work of the anarchist movement. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / imperialism / war / feature Wednesday January 09, 2013 03:14 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
The continuing opposition by loyalists to the decision by Belfast city council to limit the flying of the Union Jack (bringing it into line with other council chambers) is a product of a deeply sectarian colonial settlement that smothers the importance of class. The disturbances were pretty predicable in the context of summer riots over parading, intra-unionist rivalry and rising anger in traditional protestant working class communities over shortage of jobs, housing and perceived gains made by the ‘nationalist’ community. The mass inflammatory leafleting by unionist parties in the days leading up to the council vote served to heighten fears in a constituency which is easily inflamed and mobilised in defence of the realm. This is not the cause of the disturbances; but the logical conclusion of capitalist decay and opportunist politicians battling for the hearts and minds of protestant working class communities- disenchanted and disillusioned with the peace dividends promised over 10 years ago. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / imperialism / war / opinion / analysis Wednesday December 19, 2012 18:42 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
The publishing of the De Silva’s report into the murder of Pat Finucane may have exposed a bit of dirt from under the carpet of the British states secret war in Ireland but the scars and flames of the past have not gone away - they continue to shape policing in the 21st century. As Geraldine Finucane articulated, ’’The dirt has been swept under the carpet without any serious attempt to lift the lid on what really happened to Pat and so many others.’’ read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / community struggles / news report Thursday September 13, 2012 14:36 by Sean Matthews
People in deprived areas in Northern Ireland are three times more likely to take their lives. Health minister Edwin Poots said, ‘Unemployment rates in deprived areas further affect people and this is a major concern. Studies indicate that a 1% increase in unemployment is met with a corresponding 0.79% increase in suicide. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / imperialism / war / review Wednesday August 22, 2012 14:30 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
As someone who moved from Irish republican socialism to anarchism, Kevin Bean offers a convincing and fascinating insight into the journey and demise of radical republicanism in Ireland. It demolishes the ‘sell-out’ narrative promoted by some quarters of disaffected republicanism by diligently exploring the rapid transformation of the Provisional movement from a counter-insurgency to an active partner in governing the state it now eagerly upholds. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / workplace struggles / interview Saturday August 18, 2012 20:06 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
In April this year over 100 bus drivers took successful wildcat action bringing Belfast city centre to a standstill in solidarity with a work colleague who was wrongly suspended by management without using the proper procedures. Independent Workers Union and WSM member Sean Matthews speaks to one anonymous driver from Translink about the action taken, wider working conditions and the possibility of solidarity and resistance in the future. read full story / add a comment
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Ιβηρική / Αναρχική Ιστορία / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Thursday August 02, 2012 19:20 by Sean Matthews - WSM   image 1 image
Αυτή η χρονιά σηματοδοτεί την 76 επέτειο του «Ισπανικού Εμφυλίου Πολέμου», που είναι μία από τις πιο παρεξηγημένες συγκρούσεις του 20ού αιώνα. Για μερικούς, ιδίως εκείνους που μένουν προσκολημμένοι σε μια παραδοσιακή άποψη της ιστορίας, ο πόλεμος ήταν μόνο μεταξύ των δυνάμεων του φασισμού και εκείνων που υπεράσπιζαν τη δημοκρατικά εκλεγμένη κυβέρνηση των Ρεπουμπλικάνων. read full story / add a comment
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iberia / anarchist movement / opinion / analysis Sunday July 29, 2012 14:18 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
This year marks the 76 anniversary of the ‘Spanish Civil War’ which is one of the most mis-understood conflicts in the 20th century. For some particular those wedded to a traditional view of history the war was merely between the forces of fascism and those committed to defending the democratically elected Republican Government. It is also this time of year when we will be greeted with a range of lectures and talks organised by the Communist Party inspired International Brigades Commemoration Committee across Ireland which deliberately distorts the reality of the 'civil war'. However, for anarchists nothing could be further from the truth. The social revolutionary upheaval was not just a battle against fascism but a new society in the making-libertarian communism. read full story / add a comment
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internazionale / lotte sindacali / opinione / analisi Wednesday June 13, 2012 17:17 by Sean Matthews   text 1 comment (last - thursday june 14, 2012 00:25)   image 2 images
Le cooperative di lavoratori sono sempre state sostenute da settori della sinistra e del più ampio movimento operaio - a partire dalla loro difesa nel XIX secolo da parte del riformatore sociale e socialista utopista gallese Robert Owens nonché da parte di Proudhon fino al loro costituirsi in vari paesi a capitalismo di stato come Cuba. Se da un lato le cooperative ci danno un piccolo esempio della realizzazione delle idee anarchiche basate sull'autogestione, sulla democrazia diretta e sul mutuo appoggio, dall'altro non dovremmo chiudere gli occhi di fronte alle loro contraddizioni ed interrogarci sulla loro efficacia in una strategia per una vera trasformazione rivoluzionaria. [English] read full story / add a comment
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textPersonal statement on the Michael Schmidt affair: Lucien van der Walt, 11 February 2016 13:10 Fri 12 Feb by Lucien van der Walt 4 comments

Personal statement on the Michael Schmidt affair: Lucien van der Walt, 11 February 2016

868676767.jpg imageΟ αγώνας της Tanya Golan 17:41 Thu 11 Feb by Dmitri 0 comments

Η Τάνια Γκολάν είναι αναρχική, βίγκαν, ακτιβίστρια σε οικολογικούς αγώνες και μέλος της Ένωσης Ahdut-Wihdeh. Αρνείται να συμμετάσχει στον σιωνιστικό στρατό. Δημοσιεύουμε τη δήλωση ολικής άρνησης στράτευσης, η οποία περιλαμβάνει τον λόγο της και την κοινωνική κριτική της.

174555_600.jpg imagePeople in Diyarbakir protest Merkel visit in Turkey 21:34 Tue 09 Feb by Mesopotamian Ecology Movement 0 comments

Today (8.2.2016) a group has gathered in the Sümerpark area in the city of Diyarbakir in order to protest the German chancellor Mrs. Angela Merkel who is visiting Turkey. The protestors criticized Merkel for her double faced policy on the refugee crisis and particularly the deal of the EU with Turkey.

12670446_1101895539828845_4761047721002662861_n.jpg imageUna masacre que no se detiene: Estado turco asesina a 60 civiles con armas químicas 03:55 Tue 09 Feb by Solidaridad 0 comments

El genocidio al pueblo kurdo se presenta impune ante los ojos del mundo. El Congreso Nacional de Kurdistan realiza un llamado a la Unión Europea y a la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para declarar urgente sanciones militares y económicas contra Turquía.

12654339_600350483445900_2562165759787008629_n.jpg imageΤουρκικό κράτος 16:53 Mon 08 Feb by Αναρχική Ομοσπονδία 0 comments

Στεκόμαστε με όλη μας τη ψυχή δίπλα στον αντιστεκόμενο κουρδικό λαό της ανατολικής Τουρκίας, τις Κούρδισσες και τους Κούρδους ένοπλους αντάρτες, τις Τουρκάλες και τους Τούρκους αγωνιστές, που μάχονται με αυτοθυσία απέναντι στον θρησκευτικό φονταμενταλισμό-σκοταδισμό και τον κρατικό ολοκληρωτισμό, για την αυτονομία τους, την επανάσταση και την κοινωνική δικαιοσύνη

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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.

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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.

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image8 σημεία για τη Λέσβο... Feb 12 by Dmitri 0 comments

Σε αυτό το πλαίσιο απαιτείται οι αυτοοργανωμένες και αλληλέγγυες δομές, με την σημαντική πρακτική τους συμβολή αλλά και με το σεβασμό που δείχνουν όχι μόνο σε κάθε ζωή αλλά και στην ελευθερία, θα πρέπει να σταθούν ως αντίπαλο δέος. Όχι μόνο ολόπλευρη υλική στήριξη από όλες της κινηματικές δυνάμεις αλλά και η διαμόρφωση μιας πολιτικής που, ξεπερνώντας τον κλειστό και αυτοαναφορικό λόγο, να μπει δυναμικά στο προσκήνιο για να κυριαρχήσει. Δεν δικαιούμαστε να χάσουμε αυτή τη μάχη.

imageSiria: quale destino per i Curdi nei negoziati di Ginevra? Feb 10 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 0 comments

La settimana scorsa si doveva tenere a Ginevra una riunione nel quadro dei colloqui indiretti tra il governo siriano e le varie fazioni dell’esercito di “opposizione” raggruppate sotto il nome di Alto Comitato per i negoziati. L’inviato speciale delle Nazioni Unite per la crisi siriana, Staffan de Mistura, ha deciso di rinviare l’incontro al 25 febbraio. Curiosamente, il partito curdo PYD, che è, tra l’altro, un attore politico chiave nel futuro della Siria e l’unica forza che ha combattuto lo Stato islamico sul terreno, è stato escluso dalla riunione. È paradossale che esso venga boicottato come membro della riunione, mentre i media occidentali spesso presentato i kurdi come “amici” dell’Occidente, facendo attenzione a non parlare degli obiettivi politici di questo movimento ed a limitare la loro simpatia ad immagini semi-erotizzate di giovani donne armati di fucili. [Castellano] [Français] [Português]

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] [Italiano]

imageSyrie : qu'est-il arrivé aux Kurdes dans les négociations de Genève? Feb 08 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 1 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] [Italiano]

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textPersonal statement on the Michael Schmidt affair: Lucien van der Walt, 11 February 2016 Feb 12 4 comments

Personal statement on the Michael Schmidt affair: Lucien van der Walt, 11 February 2016

imageΟ αγώνας της Tanya Golan Feb 11 1 of Anarkismo Editorial Group 0 comments

Η Τάνια Γκολάν είναι αναρχική, βίγκαν, ακτιβίστρια σε οικολογικούς αγώνες και μέλος της Ένωσης Ahdut-Wihdeh. Αρνείται να συμμετάσχει στον σιωνιστικό στρατό. Δημοσιεύουμε τη δήλωση ολικής άρνησης στράτευσης, η οποία περιλαμβάνει τον λόγο της και την κοινωνική κριτική της.

imageΤουρκικό κράτος Feb 08 0 comments

Στεκόμαστε με όλη μας τη ψυχή δίπλα στον αντιστεκόμενο κουρδικό λαό της ανατολικής Τουρκίας, τις Κούρδισσες και τους Κούρδους ένοπλους αντάρτες, τις Τουρκάλες και τους Τούρκους αγωνιστές, που μάχονται με αυτοθυσία απέναντι στον θρησκευτικό φονταμενταλισμό-σκοταδισμό και τον κρατικό ολοκληρωτισμό, για την αυτονομία τους, την επανάσταση και την κοινωνική δικαιοσύνη

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.

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