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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 20:27 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 10:25 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 11:47 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 21:19 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 10:38 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 14:27 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 19:34 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 08:32 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 15:36 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 15:30 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 21:06 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 20:20 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 15:18 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 18:17 by Sean Matthews   text 1 comment (last - thursday june 14, 2012 01:25)   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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international / workplace struggles / opinion / analysis Tuesday June 12, 2012 15:19 by Sean Matthews   text 1 comment (last - wednesday june 20, 2012 00:57)   image 2 images
Workers’ co-operatives have always been championed by sections of the left and wider labour movement - from their advocacy by 19th century Welsh social reformer and utopian socialist Robert Owens to Proudhon through to their existence in various state capitalist countries today such as Cuba. While workers’ co-operatives can provide a small example of anarchist ideas based on self-management, direct democracy and mutual aid in action, we should not be blinded by their contradictions and should query their effectiveness as a strategy for real revolutionary transformation. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
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marcha.jpg imageDeclaración feminista: 2da Marcha por el Aborto Libre, Seguro y Gratuito 25 de julio 19:55 Tue 29 Jul by Coordinadora Feminista en Lucha 0 comments

A un año de la masiva marcha por el aborto libre, seguro y gratuito que terminó con la toma de la Catedral de Santiago, la Coordinadora Feministas en Lucha quiere resaltar la importancia histórica de esta movilización y convoca a tomarse nuevamente la Alameda este 25 de julio de 2014.

phpr1ym7zam.jpg imageSolidaridad nº24. ¡Ya está en las calles! 19:50 Tue 29 Jul by Solidaridad 0 comments

SOLIDARIDAD Nº24 YA ESTÁ EN LAS CALLES!!!

10511181_814985838514454_1351043700669393330_n.jpg imageThe 4th annual Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair 18:55 Sat 26 Jul by Dmitri (republishing) 0 comments

The 4th annual Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair is an opportunity for all people to read, listen, discuss, share skills and knowledge workshops and talks, socialise and partake in a diverse range of activities around political, cultural, environmental and social justice issues. The bookfair, part of a global network of around 100 bookfairs, is a free event held annually at the Abbotsford Convent (St Heliers Street, Abbotsford).

In 2014, it will take place from 10am-6pm on Saturday the 9th of August.

gaza.jpg imagePalestina, l'ostaggio perenne 00:06 Wed 23 Jul by Federazione dei Comunisti Anarchici 0 comments

Continua la guerra nella Striscia di Gaza governata da Hamas, anche se in tutto il mondo continuano le manifestazioni contro le scelte guerrafondaie di Israele. Dalla scomparsa dei tre coloni da Gush Etzion, (colonia per soli ebrei sotto il controllo totale dello stato di Israele in Cisgiordania), Israele ha posto sotto assedio quattro milioni di palestinesi, bombardando ospedali, scuole, ogni sorta di obiettivi civili, distruggendo e saccheggiando case, rubando, effettuando sequestri, ferendo e uccidendo sia in modo mirato che indiscriminato al di fuori di ogni legislazione internazionale.

textPalestina-Israele - conflitto senza fine tra il colonialismo sionista ed i palestinesi 17:56 Tue 22 Jul by Ilan S. 0 comments

Siamo al 13° giorno di guerra nella Striscia di Gaza governata da Hamas. In tutto il mondo continuano le manifestazioni contro le scelte guerrafondaie di Israele. Tutto quello che Israele vuole da questa guerra è rompere l'unità di governo palestinese ed evitare l'accelerazione degli accordi di pace. Il problema causato dalla resa di Hamas, messa in ginocchio dalla crisi economica, alla Autorità Palestinese, deriva dalle scelte del governo egiziano, il quale minaccia molto seriamente quel progetto di divisione permanente dei Palestinesi a cui Israele ha dedicato tanti sforzi. Il solo totale collasso del governo di Hamas nella Striscia di Gaza spaventa Israele più di ogni altra cosa. [English]

textPalestine-Israel - a struggle that never ends between Zionist settler colonialism and the indigenous... 15:25 Sun 20 Jul by Ilan S. 0 comments

The war on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip continues for the 13th day. Demonstrations against Israeli warmongering continue both in Israel and throughout the world. All that Israel wants in this war that it has initiated is to thwart a Palestinian unity government and curb the peace agreements it might speed up. The danger of Hamas' surrender to the Palestinian Authority in the heels of its economic crisis has resulted from the actions of the new Egyptian government, which seriously threatens the project of splitting the Palestinians, something that Israel has invested extraordinary efforts in. Only the total collapse of Hamas rule in Gaza scares Israel more than that. However, due to internal problems among the Israel political elite and public opinion, the government refrained from revealing the true nature of the war, which is to stabilize independent Hamas rule in Gaza and prevent the need for Hamas to surrender to the Palestinian Authority of the West Bank. So, instead the Israeli government has exaggerated the reports about attacks against Hamas and is hiding the real agenda - the obstruction of Palestinian unity. [Italiano]

pal.jpg imagePalestina: nessuna giustizia, nessuna pace! 14:47 Thu 17 Jul by Alternative Libertaire 0 comments

Da molti giorni l'esercito israeliano bombarda la striscia di Gaza, in seguito al lancio di razzi sul territorio israeliano. Col pretesto di prendersela con i "terroristi", o con "quelli che rifiutano la pace", i bombardamenti colpiscono in realtà la popolazione civile, bambini compresi, e servono a scoraggiare con il terrore ogni volontà di resistenza. [Français]

pal.jpg imagePalestine : pas de justice, pas de paix ! 21:27 Tue 15 Jul by Alternative Libertaire 0 comments

Depuis plusieurs jours, l’armée israélienne bombarde la bande de Gaza, suite à l’envoi d’une roquette sur le territoire israélien. Sous prétexte de s’en prendre à des « terroristes », ou à « ceux qui refusent la paix  », les bombardements touchent en réalité surtout la population civile, y compris des enfants, et visent à décourager, par la terreur, toute volonté de résistance. [Italiano]

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Información sobre las movilizaciones del 13 de julio contra la abolición del domingo como día festivo

60a212e9895b2f2de074f766f98a8955.jpg imageΚυριακάτικη εργασ ... 11:10 Mon 14 Jul by ΕΣΕ Θεσσαλονίκης 0 comments

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image“Los Amigos de Durruti” y la Revolución española Jul 31 by Nahuel Valenzuela 0 comments

En julio de 1936 los fascistas se sublevaron e intentaron dar un Golpe Militar contra la República en España, sin embargo, debido a la exclusiva acción de la clase trabajadora organizada, fueron derrotados en prácticamente la mitad del país, iniciándose así la denominada “Guerra Civil Española”.

imageLa esquizofrenia de Santos: negociación y confrontación Jul 30 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 0 comments

El encantador de serpientes debería decidir su posición: o se sigue negociando en medio de la confrontación, y entonces debe asumir las consecuencias de esta torpe decisión, o se decreta un cese al fuego bilateral, y entonces debe tener capacidad para enfrentar las presiones de Washington y del bloque militar-terrateniente-mafioso. Decida lo que decida, lo importante es que Santos deje de exhibir un comportamiento esquizofrénico y asuma las consecuencias de sus acciones.

imageCiclo neoliberal y modernización portuaria (1ª parte) Jul 30 by Arturo López 0 comments

Al comenzar los conflictivos y rebeldes años ‘80, se inauguraba una segunda ola privatizadora, donde los Chicago Boys finalmente imponían su hegemonía política y su proyecto país al interior del bloque dominante dictatorial. Se implementaron las famosas leyes orgánicas constitucionales; las AFP, las Isapres, el Código Minero, la Ley Orgánica Educacional, etc. Toda la deuda privada de muchos empresarios se transformaba, de manera arbitraria, en deuda pública del Estado.

imageEn el Brasil de las elecciones presidenciales, la disputa del Estado pasa por el control de la polít... Jul 30 by BrunoL 0 comments

Terminada la Copa del Mundo de Brasil, tenemos ahora el inicio de la contienda presidencial. Con el principio de la campaña electoral el análisis político vinculado a los intereses mayoritarios tiene que identificar el centro nervioso del manejo de los recursos colectivos. Es allí que incumbe a la base de la pirámide social brasilera. No se trata de maniqueísmo, porque sería frívolo igualar a los gobiernos de Fernando Henrique Cardoso (1995-2002) a los de Luis Inácio Lula da Silva (2003-2010) y Dilma Rousseff (cuyo primer mandato finaliza ahora en 2014). Y sería todavía más irresponsable posicionar en la izquierda la propuesta del lulismo. Veamos por qué.

imageIsrael/Palestina: Os bastidores do presente conflito Jul 30 by Ilan S. 0 comments

O Egipto insiste em dissolver o domínio da ramificação da Irmandade Muçulmana que constitui o Hamas na Faixa de Gaza. Israel "só" quer sabotar a cedência / compromisso do Hamas junto da Autoridade Palestiniana na Cisjordânia. O contexto político relevante para a situação actual começa em Novembro de 2012 com o acordo entre Israel e o Hamas promovido pelo Egipto (sob a «chancela» de Hillary Clinton). [English]

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imageThe 4th annual Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair Jul 26 MACG 0 comments

The 4th annual Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair is an opportunity for all people to read, listen, discuss, share skills and knowledge workshops and talks, socialise and partake in a diverse range of activities around political, cultural, environmental and social justice issues. The bookfair, part of a global network of around 100 bookfairs, is a free event held annually at the Abbotsford Convent (St Heliers Street, Abbotsford).

In 2014, it will take place from 10am-6pm on Saturday the 9th of August.

imagePalestina, l'ostaggio perenne Jul 23 FdCA 0 comments

Continua la guerra nella Striscia di Gaza governata da Hamas, anche se in tutto il mondo continuano le manifestazioni contro le scelte guerrafondaie di Israele. Dalla scomparsa dei tre coloni da Gush Etzion, (colonia per soli ebrei sotto il controllo totale dello stato di Israele in Cisgiordania), Israele ha posto sotto assedio quattro milioni di palestinesi, bombardando ospedali, scuole, ogni sorta di obiettivi civili, distruggendo e saccheggiando case, rubando, effettuando sequestri, ferendo e uccidendo sia in modo mirato che indiscriminato al di fuori di ogni legislazione internazionale.

imagePalestina: nessuna giustizia, nessuna pace! Jul 17 AL 0 comments

Da molti giorni l'esercito israeliano bombarda la striscia di Gaza, in seguito al lancio di razzi sul territorio israeliano. Col pretesto di prendersela con i "terroristi", o con "quelli che rifiutano la pace", i bombardamenti colpiscono in realtà la popolazione civile, bambini compresi, e servono a scoraggiare con il terrore ogni volontà di resistenza. [Français]

imagePalestine : pas de justice, pas de paix ! Jul 15 AL 0 comments

Depuis plusieurs jours, l’armée israélienne bombarde la bande de Gaza, suite à l’envoi d’une roquette sur le territoire israélien. Sous prétexte de s’en prendre à des « terroristes », ou à « ceux qui refusent la paix  », les bombardements touchent en réalité surtout la population civile, y compris des enfants, et visent à décourager, par la terreur, toute volonté de résistance. [Italiano]

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