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irlanda / gran bretagna / la sinistra / cronaca Monday December 13, 2010 16:43 by Gregor Kerr
Durante le proteste contro la finanziaria davanti a Dáil Éireann [camera dei deputati] il 7 dicembre 2010, Gregor Kerr ha pronunciato il seguente discorso a nome del Workers Solidarity Movement. Ricordando la necessità di contestare questa finanziaria, Kerr aggiunge che bisogna guardare oltre e sottolineare il fatto che il capitalismo in quanto modo di organizzare la società è moralmente e politicamente bancarotta. Se vogliamo assicurarci che questa crisi finanziaria, e la miseria economica che ha portato a milioni di lavoratori e lavoratrici in tutto il mondo, sia l'ultima allora occorre organizzarci, non per cambiare gli amministratori del capitalismo bensì per rovesciare il sistema capitalista e sostituirlo con un sistema che mette i bisogni dei molti al di sopra dell'avidità dei pochi. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / economy / interview Friday December 10, 2010 05:31 by Mike Harris   text 1 comment (last - sunday december 12, 2010 01:00)
Interview with Kevin D. of the Cork Branch of the Workers Solidarity Movement.
Kevin answers questions about the current Irish financial melt-down and the ppopular resistance. [Castellano] read full story / add a comment
irlande / grande-bretagne / économie / événement communiste libertaire Friday November 26, 2010 21:21 by Alternative Libertaire
Samedi 27 novembre, les Irlandais seront dans la rue. Nous appelons toutes les organisations qui le souhaitent à marquer leur solidarité et à refuser les plans d’austérité pour aujourd’hui et pour demain. Rendez vous ce samedi à 15 heures, devant la Représentation permanente de l’Union européenne à Paris 288 bld Saint Germain (75007 Paris, Métro Assemblée nationale). read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / economy / opinion / analysis Monday November 15, 2010 19:37 by Paul B   text 2 comments (last - wednesday november 17, 2010 11:58)
Two articles from the WSM website looking at the bond crisis that is hitting the Irish economy and looks almost certain to result in EU intervention this week. The first article explains why bond prices matter and why rates have soared for Ireland. The second looks at the attempt by the Irish government to find someone else to blame. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / workplace struggles / opinion / analysis Tuesday September 21, 2010 20:10 by Gregor Kerr
Many trade union activists have known for years that “social partnership” comes at a huge price for union independence and the ability of trade unions to defend the interest of their members. The myth that government and employers on one side and workers on the other side have some form of common interest has been peddled for over twenty years. This has resulted in a trade union movement whose leadership seems incapable of independent thought and whose membership has been browbeaten into accepting pay cuts, ‘pension levies’ and various attacks on our working conditions and living standards over the past couple of years. read full story / add a comment
irlanda / gran bretagna / lotte sindacali / opinione / analisi Tuesday August 03, 2010 19:09 by Gregor Kerr
A metà giugno si è fatta la conta dei voti. Gli organismi dirigenti del sindacato dei Servizi Pubblici dell’Irish Trade Union Congress hanno accettato “l’accordo di Croke Park”. Il “partneriato sociale”, che si pensava morto e sepolto quando nel dicembre 2009 il governo aveva imposto unilateralmente il taglio agli stipendi nel pubblico impiego, sembra essere resuscitata a nuova vita. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / anarchist movement / anarchist communist event Monday May 10, 2010 20:50 by WSM
This May sees the return of the annual Anarchist Bookfair to Dublin, our fifth Bookfair to take place in the city to date. Starting from humble beginnings in the St. Nicholas of Myra Hall in The Liberties five years ago, last years Bookfair was arguably the most successful to date. Over one thousand people passed through Liberty Hall during the day with ten different meetings and workshops held discussing a wide range of topics ranging from Palestine to Left Unity, Iran to Shell to Sea, Social Centres and beyond. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / workplace struggles / opinion / analysis Friday April 02, 2010 03:44 by Dermot Sreenan
WSM member and UNITE activist Dermot Sreenan gives his initial opinion on the (Draft) Public Sector Agreement. "We must reject this deal and when we vote for rejecting this deal – we are going back to what we voted for back in October, Strike. If the leadership cannot allow, contemplate or enable us to do that – then we replace them. Our Unions are still ours. It is time to clean house – it is time to get back to injury to one is the concern of all." read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / community struggles / news report Friday March 26, 2010 18:42 by WS114
The ruling class strategy of making working people pay for the crisis has seen public and private sector pay cuts, job losses, welfare reductions and slashing of important services like special needs assistants for children with physical and mental problems. Coming soon, if Cowan and Gormley have their way, is the return of a domestic water tax. About 100 people attended an anti-water charges forum called by Socialist MEP Joe Higgins in February. We discussed building opposition to this latest attempt by the wealthy to put their hands into our pockets. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / workplace struggles / news report Saturday March 13, 2010 23:40 by Gregor Kerr - Workers Solidarity 114
Since the middle of January civil and public servants have engaged in a work-to-rule in an attempt to force a reversal of the pay cuts announced by the government in the December budget. Across the country workers in government offices, colleges, schools, hospitals etc. are taking action, which they hope will result in a change of government policy. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / repression / prisoners / news report Thursday March 11, 2010 07:08 by James   text 1 comment (last - thursday march 11, 2010 07:25)
In Ireland an Inquiry by the Garda Ombudsman's office into the death of Terence Wheelock in September 2005 has cleared the Gardai of wrongdoing. Terence Wheelock was taken to hospital from a cell in Store Street Garda barracks in June of 2005 he never regained conciousness and died on September 16th 2005. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / anarchist movement / news report Tuesday December 22, 2009 00:13 by Cork WSM
A new, alternative meeting space and bookshop has just opened on Douglas Street, Cork in Ireland. This is early days but we want to get the word out that this new initiative needs you and your support! read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / workplace struggles / press release Friday November 27, 2009 18:29 by PRO
Anarchist organisation Workers Solidarity Movement has congratulated public sector workers who took part in today’s 24-hour work stoppage and called for further stoppages “in order to force a change of direction from the government”. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / the left / press release Tuesday November 10, 2009 19:28 by SSN
The Social Solidarity Network "is a grouping of people who have come together to provide a forum for workers and communities to unite to resist the attacks and to build links across the many struggles which will break out over the coming months" that Workers Solidarity Movement members are involved in. Some 7000 copies of this SSN text were distributed on the Nov 6th ICTU demonstration against cuts in Dublin. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / economy / opinion / analysis Wednesday November 04, 2009 04:19 by Gregor Kerr
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions’ ‘Get Up Stand Up’ protest on Friday 6th November is of huge importance. The government have made it clear that they intend to make ordinary workers pay for the financial crisis. Friday can be the start of us finally standing up and saying that we are not going to accept this. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / community struggles / press release Friday September 18, 2009 07:05 by jimbob
With the full backing of the Glasgow chapter of Liberty and Solidarity and local community newspaper 'The Burgh Angel' , Hamiltonhill Action Group will be holding a demonstration with the Scottish Tenants Organisation on Thursday 24th September, against the Glasgow Housing Association's (GHA) refusal to invest money in their community. read full story / add a comment
Ιρλανδία / Μεγάλη Βρετανία / Αναρχική Ιστορία / Συνέντευξη Wednesday September 16, 2009 21:56 by "Workers Solidarity" Νο 111 ((WSM)
O βετεράνος Ισπανός αναρχικός Roma Marquez Santoμιλά για την επανάσταση και τον πόλεμο
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Στα 25 του το WSM ξεκαθαρίζει τους στόχους του. Είμαστε διατεθειμένοι να αποτελέσουμε μέρος ενός κινήματος που θα φέρει μια επανάσταση. Αυτό που είμαστε διατεθειμένοι να κάνουμε τώρα είναι να κάνουμε τα επόμενα βήματα: να μεγαλώσουμε πιο πολυ και να γίνουμε πιο δυνατοί. Αυτο φυσικά δεν εξαρτάται μόνο από μας. Περισσότερο από οτιδήποτε άλλο χρειαζόμαστε τη βοήθειά σας: σκεφτείτε να συμμετέχετε, σκεφτείτε να αγωνιστείτε με μας! Φέρνουμε έναν καινούργιο κόσμο στις καρδιές μας. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / economy / news report Monday September 07, 2009 18:04 by Vincent O'Malley
The McCarthy or “Bord Snip Nua” report on public spending outlined a range of proposed cuts in government expenditure. Of the €5.3b in possible savings, it can be safely said that at least €4b of this (and probably more) targets the working class. Indeed, a full third of the cuts are aimed at pensioners and unemployed. In the private sector, attacks on our class continue in the form of pay cuts, short time and lay-offs. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / anarchist movement / anarchist communist event Wednesday September 02, 2009 18:45 by Belfast branch   text 1 comment (last - wednesday september 09, 2009 23:47)
A public meeting in which speakers will present a brief overview of the Workers Solidarity Movement, its goals and aim as an anarchist organisation and what struggles it is currently involved in. If you are interested in joining the WSM or simply want to find out more please feel free to come along. read full story / add a comment
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