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ireland / britain / community struggles / news report Friday July 29, 2011 22:22 by Gregor Kerr
The announcement from the Irish government that households are to face a charge of €100 per annum from January 1st with separate water and property taxes to follow by 2014 has met with fierce opposition across the country.  Radio and television shows have been inundated with texts and phonecalls from irate people who see this latest tax as a step too far and who have been pledging to resist the charge.  In a TV3 IrelandAM poll this morning, Wednesday, 87% of people answered ‘Yes’ to the question “Would you consider boycotting the household charge?” read full story / add a comment
international / community struggles / news report Wednesday July 06, 2011 21:21 by Gregor Kerr
Attempts by the Israeli government to sabotage the International ‘Stay Human’ Freedom Flotilla to Gaza have resulted in 2 ships – the Greek-Swedish Juliano and the Irish-owned MV Saoirse – having to withdraw from the Flotilla following damage to both. An emergency demonstration was held at the Spire in Dublin Thursday 30 June to protest the sabotage, see the pictures below. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / community struggles / news report Wednesday July 06, 2011 21:14 by Gregor Kerr
The government has made it clear that it is determined to press ahead with its attempts to impose not one but two new taxes on us.  Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan is preparing to bring plans to government for a household tax, probably starting at €100 per year, from 1st January.  This tax will be added to by a water tax, expected to be introduced within the next couple of years. read full story / add a comment
irlanda / gran bretagna / la sinistra / cronaca Monday December 13, 2010 15:43 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 / workplace struggles / opinion / analysis Tuesday September 21, 2010 19:10 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 18:09 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 / workplace struggles / news report Saturday March 13, 2010 22:40 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 / economy / opinion / analysis Wednesday November 04, 2009 03:19 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
international / workplace struggles / review Thursday October 09, 2008 01:06 by Gregor Kerr
Sweatshop Warriors:Immigrant Women Workers Take On The Global Factory by Miriam Ching Yoon Louie. Published by South End Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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ireland / britain / workplace struggles / opinion / analysis Tuesday February 05, 2008 07:42 by Gregor Kerr   text 1 comment (last - tuesday april 15, 2008 19:00)
When Irish Ferries launched their new €50million vessel in Dublin Port on Tuesday 29th January, 400 guests from the tourism, freight and shipping sectors attended the naming ceremony. How many of them, I wonder, took a moment as they quaffed their champagne and nibbled on their canapés to ponder on the news revealed by International Transport Workers Federation inspector, Ken Fleming, that the workers who would be manning the ferry will be paid as little as €4 per hour? read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / repression / prisoners / news report Sunday December 23, 2007 17:58 by Gregor Kerr
Over 200 people packed into the Royal Dublin Hotel on Dublin’s O’Connell Street in early December for a public meeting on the topic ‘Democracy and Policing: How accountable are the Gardaí to the Irish people?’ read full story / add a comment
ierland / groot-brittannië / anarchistische beweging / opinion/analysis Monday September 10, 2007 18:43 by Gregor Kerr
Elders in dit blad ("Red & Black Revolution", zie ‘Anarchism, Elections and all that’), wordt de anarchistische zaak tegen deelname aan verkiezingen omschreven. De alternatieve politieke strategie die door anarchisten naar voren wordt gebracht is het gebruik van directe actie. Dit artikel zet uiteen wat is bedoeld met het concept van directe actie en ook om te stellen dat het onmogelijk is electoralisme en directe actie te combineren, dat door diens aard het electoralisme machteloos maakt, en dat werkelijke directe actie en deelname aan verkiezingen elkaar wederzijds uitsluiten. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / workplace struggles / news report Thursday April 05, 2007 21:27 by Gregor Kerr
The nurses’ work-to-rule and their threat to escalate the action next week has been met with an outraged onslaught by Mary Harney and Bertie Ahern. The sight of a group of workers standing up and demanding their rights has become so unusual that it seems as if the government cannot believe the temerity of the nurses in doing just that.
Nurses – through the Irish Nurses Organisation and the Psychiatric Nurses Association – have put forward two key demands
· A 10% pay increase to bring their pay back in line with other health workers
· The introduction of a 35-hour working week, again bringing their working hours in line with other health workers read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / community struggles / news report Friday February 24, 2006 22:36 by Gregor Kerr
The battle by the community in Rossport Co. Mayo (Ireland) to prevent Shell from riding roughshod over their rights and safety shot to national prominence late last year when 5 local men (who became known as the Rossport 5) spent over 3 months in jail. The men were imprisoned for protesting against attempts by Shell to bring a high-pressure gas pipeline across their lands in close proximity to their homes. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / community struggles / news report Wednesday December 07, 2005 19:42 by Gregor Kerr
Almost 300 people attended a packed public meeting in the Teachers Club, Parnell Square, Dublin on Wednesday night 30th November to protest at the loss of Special Needs teachers in a number of primary schools in Dublin's North inner city. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / migration / racism / news report Tuesday August 09, 2005 21:41 by Gregor Kerr
The Dublin City North Branch of the INTO has passed a motion endorsing the call by outgoing union president, Austin Corcoran, that all schools become safe places for all children -to be given the status of embassies. It is hoped that more branches within the union will take up this issue and that by next year's annual congress a campaign will be launched in the union to make this a reality read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / anarchist movement / opinion / analysis Friday June 24, 2005 18:54 by Gregor Kerr
Debate on the effectiveness of the Black Bloc tactic could well go on forever. It is certainly hard to avoid the conclusion that anti-globalisation protests that avoid direct action will kill off the movement, or at least greatly reduce participation in it. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / economy / opinion / analysis Thursday May 26, 2005 18:23 by Gregor Kerr
Whether we pay rent or a mortgage, the cost of keeping a roof over our heads takes up a huge proportion of our income - those of us who are 'lucky' enough to be in a position to do so. Everywhere we look - both in Dublin and other cities and also in small rural villages and towns - the skyline is dotted with cranes and houses and apartments seem to be springing up everywhere. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / workplace struggles / news report Tuesday May 17, 2005 06:09 by Gregor Kerr
Round 2 of the get up stand up leafletting took place last Saturday afternoon (14th May). read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / crime prison and punishment / feature Thursday March 03, 2005 22:13 by Gregor Kerr
The term 'community policing' has been much abused in recent times, most particularly in the North of Ireland where it has become shorthand for vicious punishment beatings and shootings. Gregor Kerr takes a look at the issue of community policing - what it is and more importantly what it isn't. The question of what levels of real community policing would actually be possible or allowed under capitalism is looked at, and the debate about crime, anti-social behaviour and reactions to it in an anarchist society is touched on. read full story / add a comment
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11938242_10205057451131691_1210671699_n.jpg imageΚοινό Αναρχικό κάλ&#... 05:40 Thu 03 Sep by Αναρχικές συλλογικότητες 0 comments

Το κοινό κείμενο καλέσματος στη διαδήλωση της ΔΕΘ, των ομάδων που συμμετέχουν στη διαδικασία συγκρότησης της ΑΠΟ

deth_2015_mikro.jpg imageΕκλογική Απεργία 05:37 Thu 03 Sep by Πρωτοβουλία για τη συγκρότηση Αναρχικής Ομοσπο_ 0 comments

Στη φετινή ΔΕΘ κάνουμε την πρώτη κινηματική εμφάνιση της Πρωτοβουλίας για τη συγκρότηση Αναρχικής Ομοσπονδίας, προτάσσοντας τη συλλογικοποίηση των αναγκών μας και τη συνολικοποίηση των αγώνων της τάξης μας ενάντια στον σύγχρονο ολοκληρωτισμό. Στηρίζουμε τους ακηδεμόνευτους κοινωνικούς και ταξικούς αγώνες, όπως αυτούς των εργατών της ΒΙΟ.ΜΕ. και των κατοίκων της Χαλκιδικής ενάντια στην εξόρυξη χρυσού, αλλά και όλες τις προσπάθειες αυτοοργάνωσης των από-τα-κάτω με τις οποίες θα πορευτούμε μαζί στη διαδήλωση της ΔΕΘ. Ενάντια σε κράτος, Ε.Ε., ντόπιο και διεθνές κεφάλαιο βαδίζουμε στον δρόμο της κοινωνικής επανάστασης, της αναρχίας και του κομμουνισμού.

headernew.jpg imageΓράμμα στην τοπική &... 20:36 Wed 02 Sep by Musaferat 0 comments

Μπροστά σε αυτές τις συνθήκες δεν μπορούμε παρά να στεκόμαστε δίπλα τους. Βλέπετε, είμαστε και εμείς κόσμος που αγωνιά για το τι θα του ξημερώσει. Οι περισσότεροι και οι περισσότερες εξαντλώντας τις μέρες μας σε κακοπληρωμένες δουλειές ή ψάχνοντας για μία. Άλλοι από εδώ και άλλες έχοντας επιλέξει αυτόν τον τόπο για να ζήσουμε. Ζώντας μέσα σε μία συνεχή ανασφάλεια καταλαβαίνουμε πολύ καλά τι μας φταίει και ακόμα περισσότερο ποιοι-ες. Και σίγουρα δεν είναι αυτοί οι άνθρωποι που φτάνουν…

textPalestina-Israele, la lotta unitaria non armata ha perso il suo carattere entusiastico di novità ma ... 15:42 Wed 02 Sep by Ilan S. 0 comments

Nessuno poteva prevedere che un campeggio unitario di attivisti palestinesi ed israeliani a Masha 12 anni fa sarebbe stato la scintilla di un ampio movimento di lotta unitaria non armata che il sistema di occupazione israeliana non è riuscito a distruggere. Nessuno si aspettava la partecipazione di migliaia di attivisti e di decine di migliaia di manifestanti. Molte piccole vittorie e la campagna internazionale B.D.S. riscaldano i cuori dei non più tanti che persistono nella lotta unitaria nonostante il lutto per coloro che sono caduti, l'empatia con i feriti e la solidarietà con gli arrestati. Il forte legame di partnership tra gli attivisti palestinesi e gli Anarchici Contro il Muro è stato sorprendente. Deludente ma non sorprendente è il modo con cui gli ambienti anarchici israeliani si sono tenuti alla larga dagli Anarchici Contro il Muro quale prioritario obiettivo di mobilitazione. Bil'in, Ni'lin, Ma'sara, Nabi Saleh e Qaddum tengono ancora alta la bandiera. [English]

03s16skopiathumblarge.jpg imageΓια την πολιτική συ&... 20:46 Mon 31 Aug by Αναρχικές ομάδες Θεσσαλονίκης 0 comments

Οι μάσκες έπεσαν. Η κυβερνώσα αριστερά έχει δείξει πέρα κάθε αμφισβήτησης, το εξουσιαστικό και καταπιεστικό της πρόσωπο. Το προηγούμενο διάστημα, εκμεταλλευόμενη τα κινήματα, έσπειρε αυταπάτες στους καταπιεσμένους για λύση μέσω της ανάθεσης˙ επιχείρησε την ανανέωση της κοινωνικής νομιμοποίησης στο πολιτικό προσωπικό και τους «δημοκρατικούς θεσμούς» και αποπειράθηκε να εμπλέξει τους εκμεταλλευόμενους στο σχέδιο της υποτιθέμενης λύτρωσης τους μέσα από τον μεσσιανισμό.

textItalia: manifestazione in appoggio alla resistenza curda 15:12 Mon 31 Aug by Coordinamento Libertario Regionale FVG 0 comments

Nella Rojava la lotta per l'indipendenza si è sviluppata in una rivoluzione sociale. Attraverso quello che i Kurdi chiamano Confederalismo Democratico, che ha una chiara dimensione libertaria, femminista ed ecologista, non si vuole creare un nuovo Stato, ma una rete di comunità che si autogovernano nel pieno rispetto di tutte le popolazioni che vivono o vogliono vivere nel territorio.

textStatement For Rojava 15:44 Sun 30 Aug by Bob McGlynn for Neither East Nor West-NYC 0 comments

This is a solidarity Statement For Rojava from an old group that is reviving itself somewhat: Neither East Nor West-NYC

image300x243.jpeg imageΓια τα γεγονότα στι&... 20:41 Wed 26 Aug by Συλλογικότητα για τον Κοινωνικό Αναρχισμό «Μαύρ 0 comments

Για εμάς δεν χωράνε αυταπάτες σχετικά με τις προθέσεις των αισχρών πολιτικάντηδων του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ. Ο μοναδικός δρόμος για την αντιμετώπιση της γιγάντιας καταστροφής στον Κάκκαβο ξεκινάει από το κίνημα και τελειώνει σε αυτό. Την Κυριακή 23-8 υπήρξε προγραμματισμένη διαδήλωση από συντονιστικά καθώς και κατασκηνωτές πανευρωπαϊκού camping εναντίον της εξόρυξης, οι οποίοι διαδήλωσαν στο βουνό, ενώ αρκετοί από αυτούς συγκρούστηκαν με τα σκυλιά του κράτους και του Μπόμπολα που προστάτευαν το εργοτάξιο.

textFor the victory of the resistance of the turkish and kurdish popular movements 18:22 Mon 24 Aug by embatent 0 comments

Different spanish and catalan organisations have signed a manifest in solidarity of the present struggle in Kurdistan and Turkey.

textPor la victoria de la resistencia de los movimientos populares de Turquía y del Kurdistán 16:19 Mon 24 Aug by embatent 1 comments

Manifiesto a favor y en solidaridad con la lucha kurda y de la izquierda en Turquía

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imageWhy the media is biased - understanding the propaganda model Sep 03 by Based on an article by Kevin Doyle in Workers Solidarity No 0 comments

When the Watergate Scandal brought down the Nixon Government in the States in the mid-70s, it was heralded as one of the finest examples of media power in modern times. Nixon's fall from grace, along with the story of corruption in high places, was the stuff of drama. In no time, the journalists at the centre of the Watergate exposé - Bernstein and Woodward - became celebrities. They went on to win Pulitzer Prizes for their journalistic endeavours and even became the subject of a Hollywood touch-up in All The President's Men.

imageAsylum seeker, homeless - We Rebel! We support decent housing for all! Sep 02 by Tom Murray 0 comments

Last week, three children under the age of six slept rough in Dublin city centre while their parents stayed awake to watch over them. As of August 2015, this family is but one of 620 families in Ireland, including more than 1,300 children, who are homeless. The root of the current crisis of housing is the current crisis of capitalism.

imageStiamo vincendo la battaglia sull'acqua Sep 02 by Brian Ancom 0 comments

L'imminente nostra dimostrazione di forza a Dublino il 29 agosto sarà una grandiosa mobilitazione di popolo da ogni angolo dell'isola per dire un sentito "No" al programma di tassare l'acqua deciso dal governo di Fine Gael e Laburisti. [English]

textDal salario di esistenza al contropotere della classe lavoratrice Sep 02 by Lucien van der Walt 0 comments

Pur facendo parte della lotta, il salario di esistenza in sè non dovrebbe esserne il fine, bensì dovrebbe essere collegato alla più ampia lotta della classe lavoratrice per costruire quel contropotere che rovesci l'esistente struttura di potere.

imageThe general orientation of anarchists/ syndicalists to the United Front and NUMSA Sep 02 by Jakes Factoria and Tina Sizovuka 0 comments

Will the United Front (UF) address the crises we are currently facing in South Africa? I am concerned about how the UF works and who leads it. In my own view we don’t need a leader, we need to all have equal voice. How can we build the UF as a basis for a stateless, socialist, South Africa?

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imageΚοινό Αναρχικό κάλ&#... Sep 03 0 comments

Το κοινό κείμενο καλέσματος στη διαδήλωση της ΔΕΘ, των ομάδων που συμμετέχουν στη διαδικασία συγκρότησης της ΑΠΟ

imageΕκλογική Απεργία Sep 03 0 comments

Στη φετινή ΔΕΘ κάνουμε την πρώτη κινηματική εμφάνιση της Πρωτοβουλίας για τη συγκρότηση Αναρχικής Ομοσπονδίας, προτάσσοντας τη συλλογικοποίηση των αναγκών μας και τη συνολικοποίηση των αγώνων της τάξης μας ενάντια στον σύγχρονο ολοκληρωτισμό. Στηρίζουμε τους ακηδεμόνευτους κοινωνικούς και ταξικούς αγώνες, όπως αυτούς των εργατών της ΒΙΟ.ΜΕ. και των κατοίκων της Χαλκιδικής ενάντια στην εξόρυξη χρυσού, αλλά και όλες τις προσπάθειες αυτοοργάνωσης των από-τα-κάτω με τις οποίες θα πορευτούμε μαζί στη διαδήλωση της ΔΕΘ. Ενάντια σε κράτος, Ε.Ε., ντόπιο και διεθνές κεφάλαιο βαδίζουμε στον δρόμο της κοινωνικής επανάστασης, της αναρχίας και του κομμουνισμού.

imageΓράμμα στην τοπική &... Sep 02 0 comments

Μπροστά σε αυτές τις συνθήκες δεν μπορούμε παρά να στεκόμαστε δίπλα τους. Βλέπετε, είμαστε και εμείς κόσμος που αγωνιά για το τι θα του ξημερώσει. Οι περισσότεροι και οι περισσότερες εξαντλώντας τις μέρες μας σε κακοπληρωμένες δουλειές ή ψάχνοντας για μία. Άλλοι από εδώ και άλλες έχοντας επιλέξει αυτόν τον τόπο για να ζήσουμε. Ζώντας μέσα σε μία συνεχή ανασφάλεια καταλαβαίνουμε πολύ καλά τι μας φταίει και ακόμα περισσότερο ποιοι-ες. Και σίγουρα δεν είναι αυτοί οι άνθρωποι που φτάνουν…

imageΓια την πολιτική συ&... Aug 31 0 comments

Οι μάσκες έπεσαν. Η κυβερνώσα αριστερά έχει δείξει πέρα κάθε αμφισβήτησης, το εξουσιαστικό και καταπιεστικό της πρόσωπο. Το προηγούμενο διάστημα, εκμεταλλευόμενη τα κινήματα, έσπειρε αυταπάτες στους καταπιεσμένους για λύση μέσω της ανάθεσης˙ επιχείρησε την ανανέωση της κοινωνικής νομιμοποίησης στο πολιτικό προσωπικό και τους «δημοκρατικούς θεσμούς» και αποπειράθηκε να εμπλέξει τους εκμεταλλευόμενους στο σχέδιο της υποτιθέμενης λύτρωσης τους μέσα από τον μεσσιανισμό.

textItalia: manifestazione in appoggio alla resistenza curda Aug 31 0 comments

Nella Rojava la lotta per l'indipendenza si è sviluppata in una rivoluzione sociale. Attraverso quello che i Kurdi chiamano Confederalismo Democratico, che ha una chiara dimensione libertaria, femminista ed ecologista, non si vuole creare un nuovo Stato, ma una rete di comunità che si autogovernano nel pieno rispetto di tutte le popolazioni che vivono o vogliono vivere nel territorio.

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