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international / miscellaneous / opinion / analysis Tuesday August 16, 2016 06:50 byAWSM   image 1 image
This article looks at what is wrong with the current nature of the Olympics. read full story / add a comment
aotearoa / pacific islands / miscellaneous / press release Tuesday August 09, 2016 08:44 byAWSM
After a bit of a hiatus, we have published an August 2016 issue of our news sheet Solidarity. read full story / add a comment
aotearoa / pacific islands / the left / opinion / analysis Tuesday August 09, 2016 08:35 byAWSM
This article looks at the centenary of the Labour Party in New Zealand/Aotearoa and the outcome of the party's actions in that time. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / workplace struggles / press release Sunday February 14, 2016 07:31 byWSM   image 1 image
Our solidarity today (11/02) to the LUAS workers striking for decent pay rates. The crisis was used by the government and capitalist class to drive down wages and ensure that a bigger share of profits went to shareholders. The LUAS fight is a fight for all of us as a victory should be a green light to all workers to demand pay rises, including the recovery of the money lost in the cuts imposed under the crisis. Across the world the share of income that goes to the richest 1% has soared while that going tooth rest of us has been slashed, we need to fight to reverse this. read full story / add a comment
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Η διαδρομή προς την ελευθερία βρίσκεται μέσα από την αγάπη και την αλληλεγγύη μεταξύ των ανθρώπων που αποτελούν την εργατική τάξη και όχι μέσω των πολέμων και της «σύγκρουσης μεταξύ των πολιτισμών». Υπάρχει μια επιλογή στην οποία πρέπει να προχωρήσουμε τις επόμενες ημέρες και τα χρόνια, μιας και το Παρίσι δεν θα είναι η τελευταία θηριωδία και τέτοιες επιθέσεις έχουν σχεδιαστεί ακριβώς για να εντείνουν τον μιλιταρισμό και να εξάψουν το μίσος. Οι σύμμαχοί μας δεν είναι οι δυνάμεις της ιμπεριαλιστικής σφαγής που δημιούργησαν αυτές τις συνθήκες, αλλά μάλλον όλες εκείνες δυνάμεις της περιοχής αυτής που αγωνίζονται για μια πραγματικά ελεύθερη κοινωνία. read full story / add a comment
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france / belgium / luxemburg / imperialism / war / opinion / analysis Saturday November 14, 2015 20:38 byWSM   image 1 image
The 140 people killed in the attacks in Paris last night were murdered by Daesh, the self proclaimed ‘Islamic State’. On June 25th this year a much larger ISIS suicide force of about 80 attacked the city of Kobane using a similar mix of suicide bombs, guns and the taking and murdering of hostages. Some 223 civilians were murdered, many when ISIS broke into homes killing everyone inside. Around 40 Kurdish militia were killed in the process of stopping the slaughter. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kobanî_massacre) read full story / add a comment
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aotearoa / pacific islands / workplace struggles / opinion / analysis Wednesday October 08, 2014 14:00 byAWSM   image 1 image
The General Election in New Zealand/Aotearoa took place at the end of September and so its all over and done with. More accurately, the ritual of deciding who will politically rule over us has ended. The election of our bosses in the workplace never happened. The end result in both cases is the same. We are faced with a ruling class that feels emboldened to attack workers when it senses opportunities to do so. The latest piece of ammunition the government is preparing to lob our way comes in the form of a bland sounding piece of legislation, the Employment Relations Amendment Bill. This law was delayed prior to the election, due to the resignation of the now ex-MP criminal John Banks, but will be enacted within the next 100 days. What is the bill about? read full story / add a comment
aotearoa / pacific islands / miscellaneous / opinion / analysis Tuesday May 20, 2014 14:36 byAWSM
2014 is an election year in New Zealand/Aotearoa. What does the current mainstream political landscape look like going into the election? What is the alternative? read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / miscellaneous / opinion / analysis Saturday December 22, 2012 14:30 byWSM   text 1 comment (last - sunday january 06, 2013 00:14)
nce again violence has flared across Belfast and other parts of the north as protests continue around the flags issue. The latest disturbances come as Stormont Assembly leaders, Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness meet to discuss another wave of street protests, and their concerns about the damaging effect it is having on the economy leading up to the busiest shopping period of the calendar. But as each issued a separate statement calling for protests to come to an end, loyalist gangs flexed their muscles, blocking off streets and hijacking cars. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / workplace struggles / news report Thursday August 23, 2012 17:06 byWSM- Belfast   image 2 images
Around 50 people attended a lunch time vigil today organised by the Belfast Trade and District Council. A range of political organisations and unions attended including the Independent Workers Union, the WSM and Organise! During the rally one speaker from the council also referred to the police being workers too. This will provide little comfort to working people on the receiving end of state violence and terror. As our comrades from the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front note, ‘The role of the police is to repress and silence the working class and poor. This problem cannot be fixed by commissions or enquiries – as some people think. Ask the family of Andries Tatane. It cannot be changed by elections. Remember: Sharpeville 1960, Soweto 1976, Uitenhague 1985, Michael Makhabane in 2000, SAMWU workers in 2009, Andries Tatane in 2011 … Marikana 2012. At least 25 protestors and strikers were killed from 2000, before Marikana.’ read full story / add a comment
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Ιβηρική / Αναρχική Ιστορία / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Thursday August 02, 2012 21:20 bySean 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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ireland / britain / community struggles / opinion / analysis Saturday May 19, 2012 15:19 byWSM   image 3 images
The National Conference of the Campaign Against the Household and Water Taxes this Saturday will be making some key decisions that will determine the future success of the campaign. The ultimate objective of our campaign should be to ensure that everyone who gets involved in it can have an equal input into our decision-making. This will make for a more democratic and far more efficient Campaign which large numbers of people will feel direct ownership of. That will mean a far stronger Campaign and one capable of winning. On Saturday we will be distributing this text which explains the case for direct democracy as a leaflet to those attending the conference. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / anarchist movement / news report Tuesday May 01, 2012 16:12 byWSM-Derry   image 2 images
On the 10th anniversary of the death of former Civil Rights activist and Anarchist John McGuffin, local activists including former friends and comrades gathered in Derry’s Bogside and gave the iconic monument a fitting rebellious make-over with the red and black colours of anarchism. Over the next fortnight the black flag of anarchy will fly over Free Derry corner in a fine tribute. No Gods No Masters! read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / anarchist movement / link to pdf Tuesday March 27, 2012 22:18 byWSM   image 1 image
Issue 126 of Ireland's anarchist paper Workers Solidarity read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / anarchist movement / press release Thursday January 26, 2012 19:46 byWSM   image 1 image
The Derry Anarchists and the Workers Solidarity Movement support the call for people to attend and support all Bloody Sunday commemorative events over the upcoming weekend, including the 'March for Justice' leaving Creggan shops at 2.30 pm on Sunday 29 January.We stand in solidarity with and salute the courage and dignity of all of the members the Bloody Sunday families and the Bloody Sunday Justice Campaign in their long struggle for justice and truth. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / community struggles / news report Wednesday January 18, 2012 18:29 byWSM   image 3 images
Occupy Belfast seized the initiative Monday by re-possessing the former Bank of Ireland building in Royal Avenue gaining media coverage both here and across the world. Around a dozen protestors including a WSM member entered the building, unfurled banners and put up barricades despite early attempts by the police to illegally evict us. A WSM member who took part gives us his views on the occupation below. read full story / add a comment
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irlande / grande-bretagne / crime, prison et punition / opinion / analyse Wednesday August 24, 2011 19:37 byAidan, Andrew & Dermot - Workers Solidarity Movement (WSM)   image 1 image
Le meurtre de Mark Duggan par la police a engendré quatre nuits d’émeutes dans toute l’Angleterre. Le déclencheur immédiat en a été le meurtre lui-même, mais aussi la goujaterie de la police envers la famille et les amis de Mark. Cependant, les émeutes ont rapidement pris une dimension plus large, exprimant une colère et une aliénation plus générales, colère qui trop souvent a été mal ciblée, frappant les cibles les plus proches et à portée de main. Il y eut par conséquent de grandes destructions de biens, dans des quartiers déjà déshérités, et des attaques anti-sociales contre des riverains. Malgré ces aspects, les racines des émeutes résident dans les conditions économiques et politiques qui régissent ces zones, non pas dans la “piètre éducation” des parents ou dans la “criminalité aveugle”. Ces conditions ont été créées par cette même élite de politiciens et d’hommes d’affaire qui en appellent maintenant à un retour à la normalité et à la répression. Les émeutes surgissent à un moment particulier, qui voit le capitalisme atteint d’une crise profonde. En effet, les émeutes ont eu lieu au même moment qu’un nouveau krach dans les marchés mondiaux. Les deux événements se sont tenus la dragée haute dans les Unes des medias. Il ne s’agit pas d’une coïncidence, car le krach et les coupes budgétaires destinées à rejeter son coût sur les épaules des gens ordinaires, ont non seulement fait monter en flèche le chômage, mais aussi saigné à blanc les services publics. Le montant total des destructions provoquées par les émeutes est estimé à 200 millions de £, chiffre dont l’insignifiance pâlit à côté des destructions de richesses causées par les marchés boursiers. [English] [Română] read full story / add a comment
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italy / switzerland / repression / prisoners / news report Friday July 22, 2011 17:02 byWSM   image 1 image
Republished to mark the 10th anniversary of the Genoa G8 summit protest, these are the recollections of a WSM member about the days running up to the protest and the main event itself. He took part in one of the Genoa Black Blocs. It includes several photos taken in Genoa. read full story / add a comment
international / economy / opinion / analysis Thursday July 07, 2011 21:55 byWSM
The euro zone crisis, and the mainstream opinion formers’ response to it, raises the question of nationalistic understandings of the way the world works, and how these understandings frame our perception of where our interests lie. read full story / add a comment
Solidarity Issue 15 - June 2011
aotearoa / pacific islands / miscellaneous / link to pdf Saturday June 11, 2011 12:30 byAWSM   image 1 image
The 15th issue of Solidarity, free newssheet of the Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement. Visit the AWSM website to read the contents online and to download the .pdf (1.26MB) read full story / add a comment
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