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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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images.jpg imageEXPO 2015: nutrire il capitalismo, energie per lo sfruttamento 23:44 Sun 26 Apr by Alternativa LIbertaria/FdCA 0 comments

1 Maggio manifestazione internazionale a Milano

contro un'altra grande opera inutile,

contro 6 mesi di menzogne e annichilimento dei diritti,

per liberare l'agricoltura dal profitto e dallo spreco

to_arms1.jpg imageEnd ANZAC Day 20:18 Sun 26 Apr by MACG / Melbourne Antifascist Initiative 0 comments

Instead of glorifying the military prowess of the Anzacs, we should be building the working class movement which can sweep away all capitalist States. We need a revolution that will establish libertarian communism, a world of liberty, equality and solidarity, where war and militarism exist no more, except as exhibits in museums and lessons from history.

protesta.jpg imageTrabajadoras y trabajadores de Metro protestan contra su privatización 16:05 Fri 24 Apr by Solidaridad 0 comments

Manifiestan su preocupación ante el anuncio del Gobierno de concesionar Línea 7. Esta podría ser la puerta definitiva para la entrada a capitales privados, que no sólo afectará al pasaje de los usuarios, sino también posibilita una mayor precariedad laboral.

sinttulo1.jpg imageTemuco: “Forjemos una Universidad al servicio de la comunidad” 16:02 Fri 24 Apr by Forjemos 0 comments

En la Universidad Católica de Temuco nos encontramos ad portas de la elección de una nueva Federación de Estudiantes, luego de cerca de 9 años sin una mesa directiva. Nos hallamos dentro del proceso de campaña, iniciado el lunes 13 de abril. La fecha de las votaciones será el 27 y 28 de abril, donde las y los estudiantes podrán votar por las secretarías y mesa directiva de FEUCT.

textAnarkismo message of support to 1st Congress of Columna Libertaria Joaquín Penina 17:47 Wed 22 Apr by Anarkismo 0 comments

We are very pleased to be able to congratulate you on the realisation of your First Congress as a specific anarchist political organisation. In light of the disbanding of the Federación Anarco-Comunista Argentina we believe that this is a very important step both for our shared especifista tendency as well as for the development of anarchism in general, both in Argentina and the region.

textSaludos Anarkismo al Iº Congreso Columna Libertaria Joaquín Penina 17:45 Wed 22 Apr by Anarkismo 0 comments

Estamos muy contentos de poder felicitarles por la realización de su primer congreso como organización política anarquista específica. A la luz de la disolución de la Federación Anarco-Comunista Argentina creemos que esto es un paso muy importante tanto para la nuestra tendencia especifista compartida, así como para el desarrollo del anarquismo en general, tanto en la Argentina como la región.

loisurlerenseignementopposant.jpeg imageLoi sur le renseignement : halte au pilonnage de nos libertés individuelles et collectives 13:20 Tue 21 Apr by Relations Extérieures de la CGA 0 comments

Le projet de loi sur le renseignement dévoilé en mars par le gouvernement vient s'inscrire dans la continuité des lois sécuritaires dont s'arme l’État pour affermir son pouvoir, quelles que soient les tendances politiques des gouvernant-e-s.

Cette loi, en gestation depuis presque un an, fait suite à celle « contre le terrorisme » promulguée en novembre 2014, dont nous avions déjà dénoncé le caractère liberticide et hautement répressif. Le gouvernement s'appuie maintenant sur la pseudo union nationale post-attentats de Paris pour renforcer son discours « antiterroriste », faire valoir la légitimité de cette loi liberticide au nom de la « sécurité », et décider de la faire voter en procédure accélérée.

Alors que chacune des nouvelles mesures économiques (ANI, Pacte de responsabilité, loi sur les retraites, loi Macron, etc.) accentue la casse sociale, détériore nos conditions de travail et de vie, et nous appauvrit un peu plus au profit des classes dominantes que sont les actionnaires et le patronat, l’État durcit et élargit son arsenal législatif, afin d'organiser le contrôle et la surveillance généralisée de la population.

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Hoy el mundo está más que nunca patas arriba, se fue a la eternidad el hombre que hizo de sus letras rebeldía y dignidad, aquel inclaudicable luchador que con su prosa emancipada atravesó el latir insubordinado de aquellas que hacemos de nuestras vidas lucha constante e intransigente contra el capital. Se fue el escritor uruguayo Eduardo Galeano.

textKurdistan: teoria e gineologia 01:14 Mon 20 Apr by Arin Mirkam 0 comments

Il movimento femminile curdo vuole ovviamente distruggere il patriarcato e riferirsi alle esperienze del movimento femminista, ma si sforza anche di costruire una teoria originale adatta al contesto del Kurdistan.

rallynoticefinalsaturday4april2015a41e1427453761459.jpg imageAustralia: Manifestazione contro il razzismo sabato 4 aprile 00:36 Mon 20 Apr by MACG 0 comments

Gli estremisti di destra di “Reclaim Australia” intendono fare una manifestazione anti-musulmana a Melbourne ed anche in altre città del paese. Vogliono far credere alle gente di essere nient'altro che “semplici australiani” i quali sono preoccupati dell'"islam radicale". Quello che NON vi dicono è che sono solo dei fascisti – di estrema destra, dei razzisti innamorati di Hitler i quali si avvolgono tatticamente nella bandiera australiana. [English]

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Publicado originalmente en el periódico anarquista chileno Solidaridad, No.27 (Marzo-Abril 2015)

imageLa pelea comienza por el nido: extractivismo, autonomía y permacultura Apr 27 by Digna Rabia 0 comments

El modelo minero energético en el que somos arrastrados por las potencias históricas (Estados Unidos y Europa) y las emergentes (China, Brasil, Rusia, India y Sudáfrica) altamente consumidoras de energías fósiles y minerales lleva a la funcionalización de nuestros territorios y vidas a la ley de la oferta y la demanda, donde se privatizan las ganancias y se socializan los impactos. Frente a este panorama adverso, es fundamental que las comunidades continuemos pensándonos y construyendo horizontes de posibilidad de formas autonómicas de vida. es necesario que dejemos de proyectar esfuerzos en continuar en la senda del desarrollo y el crecimiento capitalista, pues, ya sabemos que solo beneficia a unos pocos que continúan engordándose mientras los muchos pasamos necesidades para conseguir comida, dormida y ni que decir si luchamos por vida digna.

imageBreve análise de conjuntura após a aprovação da terceirização para as atividades-fim das empresas. O... Apr 27 by BrunoL 0 comments

Bruno Lima Rocha – 24 de abril de 2015

A 4ª feira 22 de abril iniciou com um leve tom de confiança por parte dos sindicalistas vinculados a CUT e CTB (governistas) e mesmo os representantes da CSP Conlutas e da Intersindical (à esquerda do governo). Como afirmei em textos anteriores, após anos de peleguice e da triste sina de ir a reboque de um governo de centro direita parece que as energias restantes do sindicalismo brasileiro ao menos conseguem ser suficientes para defender direitos adquiridos. O PL 4330 seria a pior derrota desde o golpe de 1964 e deveria ser derrotado. Se este retrocesso fosse interrompido será possível brecar a agenda conservadora do Blocão que também é "base" do governo. Não foi desta vez.

image[Colombia] Ante el terror y la impunidad. Levantamiento popular Apr 26 by Walter Guadalupe 0 comments

En lo poco que va del 2015 en Colombia, según la defensoría del pueblo, se han registrado, en todo el territorio dominado por el estado colombiano, un poco más de 283 movilizaciones. Plantones, concentraciones, marchas, bloqueos de vías, enfrentamientos directos con las fuerzas de seguridad, cese de actividades, han sido algunas de las expresiones de inconformidad de diversos sectores de la sociedad. Las acciones colectivas o de protesta de las comunidades organizadas han llamado la atención sobre temas tan diversos como la educación, la salud, el trabajo, la defensa del territorio, entre otros. Las respuestas del estado a las demandas de la comunidad no se han salido del libreto: dilación, represión y terror.

imageΧαράζοντας δρόμου ... Apr 25 by Ευάγριος Αληθινός 0 comments

Το κείμενο που ακολουθεί γράφτηκε και δημοσιεύτηκε τον Μάρτη του 2010 στην εφημερίδα δρόμου "Άπατρις". Η αναδημοσίευσή και κοινοποίησή του είναι κάτι παραπάνω από επιθυμητή, ακόμη και χωρίς καμία αναφορά στο συγγραφέα του.

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imageEXPO 2015: nutrire il capitalismo, energie per lo sfruttamento Apr 26 0 comments

1 Maggio manifestazione internazionale a Milano

contro un'altra grande opera inutile,

contro 6 mesi di menzogne e annichilimento dei diritti,

per liberare l'agricoltura dal profitto e dallo spreco

imageEnd ANZAC Day Apr 26 Anarkismo 0 comments

Instead of glorifying the military prowess of the Anzacs, we should be building the working class movement which can sweep away all capitalist States. We need a revolution that will establish libertarian communism, a world of liberty, equality and solidarity, where war and militarism exist no more, except as exhibits in museums and lessons from history.

imageTemuco: “Forjemos una Universidad al servicio de la comunidad” Apr 24 0 comments

En la Universidad Católica de Temuco nos encontramos ad portas de la elección de una nueva Federación de Estudiantes, luego de cerca de 9 años sin una mesa directiva. Nos hallamos dentro del proceso de campaña, iniciado el lunes 13 de abril. La fecha de las votaciones será el 27 y 28 de abril, donde las y los estudiantes podrán votar por las secretarías y mesa directiva de FEUCT.

textAnarkismo message of support to 1st Congress of Columna Libertaria Joaquín Penina Apr 22 1 of Anarkismo Editorial Group 0 comments

We are very pleased to be able to congratulate you on the realisation of your First Congress as a specific anarchist political organisation. In light of the disbanding of the Federación Anarco-Comunista Argentina we believe that this is a very important step both for our shared especifista tendency as well as for the development of anarchism in general, both in Argentina and the region.

textSaludos Anarkismo al Iº Congreso Columna Libertaria Joaquín Penina Apr 22 1 of Anarkismo Editorial Group 0 comments

Estamos muy contentos de poder felicitarles por la realización de su primer congreso como organización política anarquista específica. A la luz de la disolución de la Federación Anarco-Comunista Argentina creemos que esto es un paso muy importante tanto para la nuestra tendencia especifista compartida, así como para el desarrollo del anarquismo en general, tanto en la Argentina como la región.

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