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aotearoa / pacific islands / workplace struggles / opinion / analysis Wednesday October 08, 2014 12:00 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 12:36 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 13:30 byWSM   text 1 comment (last - saturday january 05, 2013 23:14)
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 15:06 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 19:20 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 13:19 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 14:12 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 20:18 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 18:46 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 17:29 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 17:37 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 15:02 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 19:55 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 10:30 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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ireland / britain / anarchist movement / link to pdf Thursday May 26, 2011 21:58 byWSM   image 1 image
The May - June 2011 Edition of the Workers Solidarity freesheet, Ireland's anarchist paper is now online to read or download as a PDF. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / imperialism / war / press release Friday May 20, 2011 05:40 byWSM   image 1 image
The British Queen - An enemy of the working class, an enemy of the poor, head of the imperialist British state, symbol of privilege, inequality and oppression.

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Solidarity Issue 14 - April 2011
aotearoa / pacific islands / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday April 20, 2011 11:37 byAWSM   image 1 image
The 14th 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 (1.12MB) - http://awsm.org.nz/?p=518

Contents:

* A Class Quake
* Youth Rates Still an Issue to Fight
* Egypt’s New Rulers Step Up Repression
* No April Fools Joke
* Brutal Beneficiary Bashing Plotted
* The ‘Accidental’ Death of a Worker
* [T]Error Trial Continues - Without Jury read full story / add a comment
aotearoa / pacific islands / community struggles / appeal / petition Friday March 11, 2011 09:01 byAWSM
On February 22nd at just before 1pm, a devastating earthquake, measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale, and just 10km deep, hit Christchurch, the second biggest city in New Zealand. So far over 160 people have been officially declared dead and that toll is expected to rise to over 200. The earthquake came less than 6 months after a destructive 7.1 magnitude shock, which claimed no lives but saw thousands of homes and buildings damaged or destroyed. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / anarchist movement / link to pdf Thursday January 27, 2011 21:57 byWSM   image 1 image
The January - February 2011 Edition of Ireland's anarchist paper, the Workers Solidarity freesheet is now online to read or to download as a PDF file. read full story / add a comment
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Βόρεια Αφρική / Λαϊκοί Αγώνες / Νέα Saturday January 15, 2011 18:32 byPaul (WSM)   image 1 image
Αλλά οι άνθρωποι αυτοί σήμερα γνωρίζουν ότι αφού έχουν τη δύναμη να ανατρέψουν ένα μακρόχρονο δικτατορικό καθεστώς, πόσο πιο εύκολο θα είναι να ανατρέψουν ένα νέο ασταθές καθεστώς. read full story / add a comment

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logoroci.jpg imageΤο κράτος μας έδειξ&... 17:41 Thu 20 Nov by Αναρχοσυνδικαλιστική Πρωτοβουλία Ροσινάντε 0 comments

Ανακοίνωση της Αναρχοσυνδικαλιστικής Πρωτοβουλίας ΡΟΣΙΝΑΝΤΕ για τα γεγονότα στην πορεία της 17 Νοέμβρη και κάλεσμα σε ανοικτή Συνέντευξη Τύπου στο Κοινωνικό Κέντρο της Τσαμαδού (Τσαμαδού 15, Εξάρχεια), σήμερα Τρίτη 18/11 στις 13:00, με αφορμή το κατασταλτικό όργιο της αστυνομίας στην πορεία της 17 Νοέμβρη.

lcg.jpg imageNasce in Galles un'organizzazione especifista 14:03 Mon 17 Nov by Libertarian Communist Group 0 comments

Il Libertarian Communist Group si è formalmente costituito durante l'assemblea tenutasi nel Galles del Nord, sabato 8 novembre 2014, nel giorno dell'anniversario della nascita di Nestor Makhno, il famoso anarchico ucraino. [English]

10615506_309374519249982_368096889833490636_n.jpg image“Κοινωνικός Αναρχι&#... 17:59 Sun 16 Nov by Dmitri (republishing) 0 comments

Κυκλοφόρησε από τις Ελευθεριακές Εκδόσεις Κουρσάλ το 3ο τεύχος της πολιτικής επιθεώρησης “Κοινωνικός Αναρχισμός”, έχοντας ως κύρια θεματική το έμφυλο ζήτημα.

textThe social revolution will sweep Turkey Kurdistan sooner or later 06:39 Sun 16 Nov by Zaher Baher 1 comments

By Zaher Baher from Haringey Solidarity Group and Kurdistan Anarchists Forum

Below is the outcome of my visit to Northern Kurdistan in Turkey between 02/11/14 to 08/11/14 as one of a delegation from United Kingdom, organised by Peace in Kurdistan Campaign (PIK), People’s Democratic Party (HDP) and Democratic Society Congress (DTK).

solidaridadn26_portada_web.jpg image[Chile] Pronto circulará una nueva edición de Solidaridad 20:51 Fri 14 Nov by Solidaridad 0 comments

Con mucho agrado anunciamos que pronto circulará por distintos puntos del país la edición impresa N°26 de Solidaridad “Hay un mundo nuevo por ganar”. A continuación exponemos los contenidos de esta edición:

9cong_1_1.jpg imageΓια την ελευθεριακ&#... 17:32 Fri 14 Nov by Alternative Libertaria/FdCA - AL/FdCA 0 comments

Το 9ο Συνέδριο της FdCA, που πραγματοποιήθηκε στο Δήμο Cascina Cingia της Κρεμόνα, στις 1 και 2 Νοεμβρίου 2014, αποφάσισε να υιοθετήσει το όνομα και να μετονομάσει την Ομοσπονδία των Κομμουνιστών Αναρχικών (FdCA) σε Ελευθεριακή Εναλλαγή/FdCA, τόσο σε εθνικό όσο και σε διεθνές επίπεδο.

textPalestina-Israele - la lotta unitaria in tempi turbolenti 15:41 Fri 14 Nov by Ilan S. 0 comments

La lotta popolare non-armata delle comunità palestinesi, a cui aderiscono gli Anarchici Contro il Muro ed altri, non è una lotta di "liberazione nazionale" o di "autodeterminazione" della nazione palestinese. E' invece la lotta del popolo palestinese, la cui stragrande maggioranza è composta di lavoratori, contro la minaccia di sgomberi e contro lo sfruttamento imposto dal progetto coloniale sionista di Israele. Nessuno di coloro i quali partecipano alle lotte e che non stanno dentro l'elite palestinese nutre illusioni sull'elite palestinese e sullo Stato che governeranno e gestiranno dopo la fine dell'occupazione. [English]

1_1.jpg imageΔιευρυνση ελευθερ ... 18:27 Wed 12 Nov by Dmitri (republishing) 0 comments

Οι Συνεργατικές εκδόσεις Κουρσάλ δημιουργήθηκαν το 2012. Πήραν το όνομά τους από τον πρώτο πλωτό κινηματογράφο που λειτουργούσε στο λιμάνι της Θεσσαλονίκης την περίοδο του μεσοπολέμου και από τον τίτλο του φιλμ του Ν. Θεοδοσίου (2006) για τη ζωή του γνωστού αγωνιστή συμβόλου της εξέγερσης της Θεσσαλονίκης το 1936, Μπαρμπα-Γιάννη Ταμτάκου. Εμείς επιλέξαμε να χρησιμοποιήσουμε το όνομα Κουρσάλ για το εκδοτικό μας εγχείρημα ως μια υπενθύμιση μιας άλλης Θεσσαλονίκης, πολυεθνικής και αγωνιστικής.

textFrance - Répression 04:38 Wed 12 Nov by Commission internationale AL 0 comments

Samedi 1er novembre étaient organisées des manifestations dans plusieurs villes de France. Elles faisaient suite au meurtre par la police d’un manifestant, Rémi Fraisse, lors d’une mobilisation contre le barrage du Testet. Il s’agissait de manifester contre ce projet inutile et contre les violences policières.

lcg_1.jpg imageOrganização especifista fundada no País de Gales 23:35 Tue 11 Nov by Libertarian Communist Group - LCG 0 comments

O Libertarian Communist Group [Grupo Comunista Libertário] foi lançado formalmente em um encontro em Gales do Norte no sábado, 8 de novembro de 2014, aniversário de nascimento de Nestor Makhno, o famoso anarquista ucraniano. [English]

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imageWorking Class Livelihoods: Struggle against Each Other, or Revolt against the System? Nov 27 by Bongani Maponyane 0 comments

Rising inflation means increases in food and petrol prices. Inflation is a global problem, driven partly by conglomerates maximising their profits at the expense of ordinary people. The state plays its role, continually raising prices for services.

The pressure of capitalism has impacted on our lives. It has caused clashes within the working classes, resulting in discrimination and prejudice. Ruling class elites – the political and economic elite – benefit from these struggles between people who compete for scraps from their tables.

imageO 3º turno pautado pela direita que não ganhou as eleições presidenciais de outubro. Análise de conj... Nov 27 by BrunoL 0 comments

Bruno Lima Rocha, de 23 a 29 de novembro de 2014

Introdução

Estamos diante de um novo fenômeno. O 3º turno no Brasil era na composição de maioria, na busca desenfreada pela tal da governabilidade, dando carne ao conceito de presidencialismo de coalizão. Tal conceito-chave na política brasileira - se for observado sem senso crítico - entra nas falácias neoinstitucionalistas. Se for traduzido pela sua natureza substantiva, revela-se a condição de governo de quem faz campanha ao lado de 10 partidos, embora esconda as legendas oligárquicas nos programas de TV e Rádio. Agora o 3º turno ultrapassa as raias do absurdo e trata do seqüestro da pauta por direita, havendo uma corrida de cancha reta entre o Planalto (ou Dilma e Lula, mais apropriadamente dito) e a oposição neoliberal, apostando o páreo para ver quem alinha de forma mais convicta com o receituário da “retomada de confiança do mercado”. Nesta corrida infeliz, cumpre papéis preponderantes tanto a pressão midiática – como veremos no tópico logo abaixo – como a execução da teoria das portas giratórias, onde o pivô é um alto executivo de finanças que entra e sai do aparelho de Estado como se este fosse o prolongamento de suas atividades privadas. As palavras que seguem não são propaganda ideológica embora não percam sentido de crenças e normatividade. Reforço que não são propícias para quem vive em estado de pensamento mágico, confundindo o apelo publicitário do marketing político com a política nua e crua, embora com requintes de sofisticação, realizada por e pelo andar de cima do Brasil.

text볼셰비즘의 성격과 전략 Nov 27 by Daniel Cohn-Bendit 1 comments

볼세비키 정권의 반혁명적 성격과 그 결과를 러시아혁명의 상황에서 서술

imageΓια τη δημιουργία ε&... Nov 26 by Dmitri 0 comments

Το παρών κείμενο δημοσιεύτηκε στο τέταρτο τεύχος (Άνοιξη-Καλοκαίρι 2002) του περιοδικού The Northeastern Anarchist που εκδιδόταν από την Northeastern Federation of Anarchist-Communists (NEFAC) μέχρι το 2009. Ο συγγραφέας του κειμένου υπογράφει με το όνομα Beggar. Πηγή: http://www.nefac.net μετάφραση: kostav

imageUne réponse anarchiste-communiste à « Rojava : une perspective anarcho-syndicaliste » Nov 25 by Anarkismo Editors Group 0 comments

Ce texte est une réponse à l’article « Rojava : une perspective anarcho-syndicaliste » écrit par « K.B. » et qui a été récemment publié sur le site web « Ideas and Action » de la Workers Solidarity Alliance (WSA, Alliance de Solidarité des Travailleurs) basée en Amérique du Nord. Dans l’article il y a une attaque contre la révolution du Rojava (le Kurdistan syrien) au Moyen-Orient, un évènement dans lequel le Parti des Travailleurs du Kurdistan (PKK en Kurde) a joué un rôle clé. Cette réponse n’est pas publiée de mauvaise foi ou avec de mauvaises intentions envers la personne qui a écrit l’article ou envers son organisation mais, bien plutôt, afin de clarifier et de partager notre pensée concernant la question du soutien anarchiste à la fois aux mouvements de libération nationale et à ce qui, pour nous, est une lutte très importante et inspirante qui se déroule au Moyen-Orient. L’objectif est d’avoir un débat franc et amical qui nous emmène tous et toutes de l’avant. [English]

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imageΤο κράτος μας έδειξ&... Nov 20 0 comments

Ανακοίνωση της Αναρχοσυνδικαλιστικής Πρωτοβουλίας ΡΟΣΙΝΑΝΤΕ για τα γεγονότα στην πορεία της 17 Νοέμβρη και κάλεσμα σε ανοικτή Συνέντευξη Τύπου στο Κοινωνικό Κέντρο της Τσαμαδού (Τσαμαδού 15, Εξάρχεια), σήμερα Τρίτη 18/11 στις 13:00, με αφορμή το κατασταλτικό όργιο της αστυνομίας στην πορεία της 17 Νοέμβρη.

imageNasce in Galles un'organizzazione especifista Nov 17 LCG 0 comments

Il Libertarian Communist Group si è formalmente costituito durante l'assemblea tenutasi nel Galles del Nord, sabato 8 novembre 2014, nel giorno dell'anniversario della nascita di Nestor Makhno, il famoso anarchico ucraino. [English]

image“Κοινωνικός Αναρχι&#... Nov 16 MACG (personal capacity) 0 comments

Κυκλοφόρησε από τις Ελευθεριακές Εκδόσεις Κουρσάλ το 3ο τεύχος της πολιτικής επιθεώρησης “Κοινωνικός Αναρχισμός”, έχοντας ως κύρια θεματική το έμφυλο ζήτημα.

imageΓια την ελευθεριακ&#... Nov 14 Anarkismo 0 comments

Το 9ο Συνέδριο της FdCA, που πραγματοποιήθηκε στο Δήμο Cascina Cingia της Κρεμόνα, στις 1 και 2 Νοεμβρίου 2014, αποφάσισε να υιοθετήσει το όνομα και να μετονομάσει την Ομοσπονδία των Κομμουνιστών Αναρχικών (FdCA) σε Ελευθεριακή Εναλλαγή/FdCA, τόσο σε εθνικό όσο και σε διεθνές επίπεδο.

imageΔιευρυνση ελευθερ ... Nov 12 MACG (personal capacity) 0 comments

Οι Συνεργατικές εκδόσεις Κουρσάλ δημιουργήθηκαν το 2012. Πήραν το όνομά τους από τον πρώτο πλωτό κινηματογράφο που λειτουργούσε στο λιμάνι της Θεσσαλονίκης την περίοδο του μεσοπολέμου και από τον τίτλο του φιλμ του Ν. Θεοδοσίου (2006) για τη ζωή του γνωστού αγωνιστή συμβόλου της εξέγερσης της Θεσσαλονίκης το 1936, Μπαρμπα-Γιάννη Ταμτάκου. Εμείς επιλέξαμε να χρησιμοποιήσουμε το όνομα Κουρσάλ για το εκδοτικό μας εγχείρημα ως μια υπενθύμιση μιας άλλης Θεσσαλονίκης, πολυεθνικής και αγωνιστικής.

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