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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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Bil'in - 10 years of persistent joint struggle

In solidarity with the NO TAV struggle

Wave of arrests in Ireland as state tries to break water charges movement

Não se intimidar, não desmobilizar! Toda nossa solidariedade ao companheiro Vicente!

After the election of Syriza in Greece - Power is not in Parliament

[Chile] Movimiento Estudiantil: ¿En dónde debemos enfocar nuestros esfuerzos?

Je ne suis pas Charlie

México en llamas: raíces y perspectivas de una lucha que avanza y la crisis de un sistema político

Sobre la liberación de prisioneros y el restablecimiento de relaciones diplomáticas, por los gobiernos de Cuba y EE.UU.

No to Golden Dawn in Australia!

Abusos y arbitrariedad - retención de JOSÉ A. GUTIÉRREZ, en el bajo Caguán, Caquetá

Could a Revolution Happen in the US?

An Anarchist Communist Reply to ‘Rojava: An Anarcho-Syndicalist Perspective’

Lutar e vencer fora das urnas

In the Rubble of US Imperialism

Elementos da Conjuntura Eleitoral 2014

The experiment of West Kurdistan (Syrian Kurdistan) has proved that people can make changes

[Chile] EL FTEM promueve una serie de “jornadas de debate sindical”

Ukraine: Interview with a Donetsk anarchist

The present confrontation between the Zionist settler colonialist project in Palestine and the indigenous working people

Prisões e mais criminalização marcam o final da Copa do Mundo no Brasil

An Anarchist Response to a Trotskyist Attack: Review of “An Introduction to Marxism and Anarchism” by Alan Woods (2011)

هەڵوێستی سەربەخۆی جەماوەر لە نێوان داعش و &

Contra a Copa e a Repressão: Somente a Luta e Organização!

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Banner from the action. Photo: Christian Vassdal imageBanner action against Oslo Energy Forum 23:33 Thu 05 Mar by Motmakt 0 comments

Today we, a group of autonomous environmental activists, hung a 40 square metre banner from the Holmenkollen ski jump to protest the Oslo Energy Forum. The forum is being held at Scandic Holmenkollen Hotel, which is located just a couple of hundred metres from the ski jump. There are two primary reasons for why we chose to have our banner action at this location: firstly, because it is a national landmark that lies in close proximity to the place where the forum is held, and secondly, because winter sports like skiing will be something only found in history books if the fossil fuel industry is allowed to continue at its current levels of pollution. [Norsk]

Banner fra aksjonen. Foto: Christian Vassdal imagePressemelding om Oslo Energy Forum 23:29 Thu 05 Mar by Motmakt 0 comments

Vi, en gruppe autonome miljøaktivister, har i dag festet et ca 40 kvm. stort banner til Holmenkollbakken for å protestere mot Oslo Energy Forum, som avholdes et stenkast unna hoppanlegget på Scandic Holmenkollen hotell. Vi valgte Holmenkollbakken ikke bare fordi det er et kjent landemerke som vil gi budskapet vårt den nødvendige oppmerksomheten, men også fordi skisporten er noe av det vi bare kan glemme i framtiden hvis vi lar fossilindustrien fortsette å ødelegge kloden vår. [English]

textIl Jobs Act figlio delle linee di ristrutturazione dell'industria in Europa 22:01 Thu 05 Mar by Alternativa Libertaria / FdCA 0 comments

I recentissimi decreti applicativi del Jobs Act emanati dal governo italiano si aggiungono ad altre legislazioni anti-operaie approvate all'interno dell'Unione Europea (UE). I contratti individuali a tutele crescenti, la ridefinizione del lavoro subordinato, la flessibilità svincolata dalla contrattazione, la monetizzazione dei licenziamenti e dell'espulsione dal ciclo produttivo hanno lo scopo immediato di portare all'irrilevanza il diritto di coalizione dei lavoratori ed il ruolo dell'organizzazione sindacale dentro le fabbriche.

textGenova: Multinazionali a delinquere. Il caso Ericsson Jabil 19:15 Thu 05 Mar by Coordinamento lavoratori e lavoratrici Genova 0 comments

Le lotte e l'unità dei lavoratori sono rimaste l'unico strumento per difendere i nostri diritti.

textTrento. Solidarietà ai lavoratori della Sapes. No alle intimidazioni contro gli operai. 02:32 Wed 04 Mar by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 0 comments

Negli anni recenti, la gestione padronale si è contraddistinta per intimidazioni ai danni di lavoratori, lavoratrici ed esponenti sindacali, svolgendo una vera e propria azione antisindacale sia nei confronti del diritto di assemblea in fabbrica che del diritto di sciopero.

10346217_712961835438371_2546542214056368716_n.jpg image[Chile] Sexualidad placentera y maternidad elegida ¡Yo elijo! Dónde, cómo y cuándo 20:17 Mon 02 Mar by La Alzada 0 comments

Hace algunas semanas Bachelet envió el proyecto de ley sobre aborto terapéutico. La iniciativa causó diversas reacciones entre la derecha y miembros conservadores de la Nueva Mayoría. El ejemplo más triste fue el protagonizado por el diputado DC Pablo Lorenzini quien afirmó que algunas violaciones se producían porque las mujeres habían bebido unos “traguitos de más”, por su parte la Iglesia quiere impedir su aprobación a toda costa. Y como siempre poco se ha escuchado la voz de las mujeres. A continuación reproducimos una columna escrita por la Alzada publicado por Solidaridad el año 2013. El debate continúa y es pertinente recordar quienes han impulsado la batalla en defensa de los derechos de las mujeres.

unnamed.jpg imagePor un Marzo de Lucha y Feminista 20:10 Mon 02 Mar by Acción Libertaria Estudiantil 0 comments

Como Acción Libertaria Estudiantil (ALE), damos inicio a un marzo lleno de lucha y organización desde una perspectiva feminista.

textL'antifascismo non si vende 06:22 Mon 02 Mar by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 0 comments

Obiettivo comune di tutti coloro a cui sta a cuore la difesa dei valori antifascisti deve essere la chiusura di Casapound a Cremona, senza se e senza ma.

textPer l'unione della classe lavoratrice 17:47 Tue 24 Feb by Coordinamento lavoratori e lavoratrici Genova 0 comments

Un coordinamento per stringere e rafforzare i legami di fratellanza tra i lavoratori, nel quale potranno confluire i tanti lavoratori, la maggioranza, delle piccole aziende, oggi isolati da quelli delle medie e grandi imprese, e i sempre più numerosi disoccupati.

textMeet the new boss: Greek police baton & tear gas migrant demonstration 22:54 Mon 23 Feb by Andrew Flood 0 comments

Saturday police in Greece batoned and tear gassed protesters outside one of the migrant detention camps now being run by Syriza. Militant protests both inside and outside the camp resumed last weekend after the suicide of a Pakistani migrant, Nadim Mohammed who had been held for 18 months, released and then returned to the Amygdaleza camp. The news of the suicide broke on February 14th along with the news that another migrant had killed themselves in Thessaloniki police station.

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textKobane: seconda fase, quella della resistenza e della ricostruzione Mar 05 by KAF 0 comments

Dopo 134 giorni di fiera resistenza e di strenua difesa, le donne e gli uomini combattenti di Kobane sono riusciti finalmente a sconfiggere il feroce attacco di ISIS grazie anche al sostegno ricevuto da milioni di persone in tutto il mondo. Non è solo una sconfitta per l'ISIS e per il suo sogno di instaurare un Califfato Islamico. Ma si tratta anche della vanificazione del sogno dell'alleato dell'ISIS, il governo turco, di far risorgere l'impero ottomano.
L'attacco a Kobane è stato una guerra per procura portato dall'ISIS in nome dei regimi della regione contro il coraggio del popolo di Kobane e contro l'Autonomia Democratica. [English]

imageBil'in - 10 anni di lotta unitaria e persistente Mar 05 by Ilan Shalif 0 comments

Gli abitanti del villaggio palestinese di Bil'in lottano da 10 anni contro la costruzione del muro della separazione ed il conseguente esproprio delle loro terre. E' stata da subito una lotta non-violenta, portata avanti insieme ad attivisti ebreo-israeliani ed internazionali, che ha influenzato dozzine di altre lotte similari in tutta la Cisgiordania. In questo contributo, l'anarchico israeliano Ilan Shalif spiega qual è il significato della resistenza di Bil'in e vi ripercorre la sua esperienza personale. [English]

imageΟύτε γη, ούτε ύδωρ Mar 05 by Αναρχική Συλλογικότητα "Θρυαλλίδα" 0 comments

Οι παρούσες συνθήκες – άλλες νέες, και άλλες όχι τόσο νέες – σε επίπεδο πολιτικής και οικονομικής πραγματικότητας αλλά και κυρίαρχων ιδεολογημάτων επιβάλλουν μια συμπύκνωση της μέχρι τώρα ανάγνωσής της, στην κατεύθυνση της περιφρούρησης και της ανασυγκρότησης του κοινωνικού και ταξικού κινήματος.

imageUma resposta para as críticas senderistas/maoístas e sua campanha de desinformação sobre Abdullah Oc... Mar 05 by BrunoL 0 comments

Bruno Lima Rocha

Antes de iniciar cabe uma reflexão. Entendo que este portal e os perfis que o espelham em redes sociais não formam necessariamente um espaço apropriado para o debate de tipo corrente política. E, tampouco o tipo de leitor@s que temos não é exclusivamente militante e nem de esquerda engajado. Talvez a virtude deste portal (e perfis) seja justamente esta, dar um tratamento analítico e linguagem jornalística para temas de fundos bem ásperos.

imageThe Europe of repression strikes a blow at social protest in Ireland Mar 04 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 0 comments

Hundreds of thousands of people in this small country have been protesting against this policy and the government has encountered a campaign of civil disobedience without precedent, in which the majority of the population refuse to pay. [Castellano]

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textIl Jobs Act figlio delle linee di ristrutturazione dell'industria in Europa Mar 05 AL/FdCA 0 comments

I recentissimi decreti applicativi del Jobs Act emanati dal governo italiano si aggiungono ad altre legislazioni anti-operaie approvate all'interno dell'Unione Europea (UE). I contratti individuali a tutele crescenti, la ridefinizione del lavoro subordinato, la flessibilità svincolata dalla contrattazione, la monetizzazione dei licenziamenti e dell'espulsione dal ciclo produttivo hanno lo scopo immediato di portare all'irrilevanza il diritto di coalizione dei lavoratori ed il ruolo dell'organizzazione sindacale dentro le fabbriche.

textGenova: Multinazionali a delinquere. Il caso Ericsson Jabil Mar 05 0 comments

Le lotte e l'unità dei lavoratori sono rimaste l'unico strumento per difendere i nostri diritti.

textTrento. Solidarietà ai lavoratori della Sapes. No alle intimidazioni contro gli operai. Mar 04 Trento 0 comments

Negli anni recenti, la gestione padronale si è contraddistinta per intimidazioni ai danni di lavoratori, lavoratrici ed esponenti sindacali, svolgendo una vera e propria azione antisindacale sia nei confronti del diritto di assemblea in fabbrica che del diritto di sciopero.

image[Chile] Sexualidad placentera y maternidad elegida ¡Yo elijo! Dónde, cómo y cuándo Mar 02 Solidaridad 0 comments

Hace algunas semanas Bachelet envió el proyecto de ley sobre aborto terapéutico. La iniciativa causó diversas reacciones entre la derecha y miembros conservadores de la Nueva Mayoría. El ejemplo más triste fue el protagonizado por el diputado DC Pablo Lorenzini quien afirmó que algunas violaciones se producían porque las mujeres habían bebido unos “traguitos de más”, por su parte la Iglesia quiere impedir su aprobación a toda costa. Y como siempre poco se ha escuchado la voz de las mujeres. A continuación reproducimos una columna escrita por la Alzada publicado por Solidaridad el año 2013. El debate continúa y es pertinente recordar quienes han impulsado la batalla en defensa de los derechos de las mujeres.

imagePor un Marzo de Lucha y Feminista Mar 02 ALE 0 comments

Como Acción Libertaria Estudiantil (ALE), damos inicio a un marzo lleno de lucha y organización desde una perspectiva feminista.

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