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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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16e63b16056647fbb686b208cb59b7bf.jpg imagePor un primero de Mayo clasista, de lucha y resistencia! 16:38 Tue 03 May by Federación Anarquista de Rosario (FAR) 0 comments

Para nosotras/os el 1° de Mayo simboliza la continuidad de las luchas y resistencias de los/las de abajo, su carácter internacionalista y sobre todo la vigencia del proyecto de construcción de una sociedad libertaria.

croppedrobenlogoe1461186602423.png imageΤαξική Εργατική Πρ&#... 06:14 Tue 03 May by Dmitri 0 comments

Οι εργαζόμενοι στο αυτοδιαχειριζόμενο εργοστάσιο “Ρομπέν του Ξύλου” μαζί με όσες κι όσους πλαισιώνουν με αλληλεγγύη την προσπάθειά μας σας καλούμε να βρεθείτε μαζί μας στην απεργιακή συγκέντρωση της Εργατικής Πρωτομαγιάς την Κυριακή 8 Μαΐου στις 11πμ στην πλατεία Δημαρχείου της Βέροιας.

69084_1673779683786_1216250346_31824838_3188070_n.jpg imageΖήτω η Εργατική Πρω&... 17:24 Mon 02 May by Αναρχοσυνδικαλιστική Πρωτοβουλία Ροσινάντε 0 comments

Η Αναρχοσυνδικαλιστική Πρωτοβουλία Ροσινάντε καλεί όλους τους εργαζόμενους και όλες τις εργαζόμενες στις κινητοποιήσεις των επόμενων ημερών ενάντια στο ασφαλιστικό έκτρωμα της κυβέρνησης, στο πλάι των προσφύγων, για τη ζωή και την ελευθερία.

photo223090299846634285.jpg image1 de Mayo: Poder Popular, desde abajo, entre todas… ¡Es nuestro momento! 02:24 Mon 02 May by AM 0 comments

Diversas organizaciones libertarias del estado español, de carácter político o específico, han lanzado un manifiesto conjunto por este Primero de Mayo de 2016. Se trata de varias organizaciones de militantes cuya visión libertario o revolucionario pasa por construir poder popular para poder llegar a una sociedad socialista y libertaria. Es uno de los primeros pasos de un largo camino que se abre en la Península Ibérica.

textLIBERTAD 12 PRESOS ELOXOCHITLAN, OAXACA, MEXICO 09:14 Sat 30 Apr by ComiteSolidaridadPresosPerseguidosEloxochitlan 0 comments

Breve comunicado sobre el terrorismo de estado impuesto en Eloxochitlan, Sierra Mazateca, Oaxaca, Mexico

cityplaza1.jpg imageΖήτω η κατάληψη του ... 07:46 Sat 30 Apr by Αναρχοσυνδικαλιστική Πρωτοβουλία Ροσινάντε 0 comments

Η Αναρχοσυνδικαλιστική Πρωτοβουλία Ροσινάντε χαιρετίζει με ενθουσιασμό και ολόψυχη αλληλεγγύη την κατάληψη του εγκαταλειμμένου ξενοδοχείου City Plaza, για τις στεγαστικές ανάγκες 211 προσφύγων (107 παιδιών, 59 γυναικών και 45 ανδρών) από το Κουρδιστάν, τη Συρία, το Αφγανιστάν, το Ιράν και την Παλαιστίνη και τη δημιουργία ενός κέντρου αγώνα, πληροφόρησης και αλληλεγγύης, παλεύει για την ενίσχυση, τη διεύρυνση και την επιτυχία της και διαθέτει το σύνολο των δυνάμεών της σε αυτήν, συμμετέχοντας ενεργά στην Πρωτοβουλία Αλληλεγγύης σε Οικονομικούς και Πολιτικούς Πρόσφυγες.

13087448_551959655010525_5324434818345000151_n.jpg imageΑναρχική Πρωτομαγ ... 16:56 Fri 29 Apr by Αναρχική Πολιτική Οργάνωση (Ομοσπονδία Συλλογι_ 0 comments

Για να χτίσουμε μια νέα χειραφετημένη κοινωνία με βάση την αξιοπρέπεια, τη δικαιοσύνη, την ελευθερία, την αλληλεγγύη, στα συντρίμμια του κόσμου της εξουσίας, του κράτους, του κεφαλαίου.

iwwdemonstrationny_1.jpg imageΓια την Ειρήνη 21:07 Wed 27 Apr by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group 0 comments

Πρέπει να οικοδομήσουμε ένα κίνημα της εργατικής τάξης, που να εκτείνεται πέρα ​​από τα σύνορα και να μην αφήνει έδαφος στις καπιταλιστικές κυβερνήσεις που δεν έχουν καμία λύση για τα διεθνή προβλήματα, παρά μόνο τον πόλεμο. Πρέπει να οικοδομήσουμε την επανάσταση των εργατών και την ανατροπή του καπιταλισμού. Και μόνο τότε θα μπορέσουμε να οικοδομήσουμε έναν κόσμο ελευθερίας, ισότητας και αλληλεγγύης - έναν κόσμο σε ειρήνη.

daf330x200.jpg imageΓια την αναρχική επ&... 20:24 Wed 27 Apr by DAF (Επαναστατική Αναρχική Δράση) 0 comments

Προσπαθούν να αποτρέψουν τον αναρχικό αγώνα με την πολιτική πολέμου τους, στους δρόμους. Τρείς σύντροφοί μας συνελήφθησαν από την αστυνομία. Δεν θα μας εμποδίσουν από τον Αγώνα μας. Θα συνεχίζουμε να αγωνιζόμαστε ενάντια στο Κράτος και το Κεφάλαιο.

text25 aprile 2016, 1 Maggio 2016 17:06 Wed 27 Apr by Alternativa Libertaria/FdCA 0 comments

Il 25 aprile 1945 il Comitato di Liberazione Nazionale Alta Italia proclamava l'insurrezione in tutti i territori italiani ancora occupati dai nazifascisti.
Nel giro di 6 giorni, quasi tutta l'Italia settentrionale era stata liberata dai partigiani.
Così il Primo Maggio si festeggiarono contemporaneamente la liberazione e la giornata internazionale dei lavoratori,

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image1 Mayıs’ta Taksim’deyiz! May 03 by Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet 0 comments

Kitle ve kitleselleşmek, biz devrimci anarşistlerin kavramları değildir. Bizim için önemli olan, tüm tutsaklıkları ve adaletsizlikleri yaşayan ezilenlerin kavgayı içselleştirmesidir. Ancak ve ancak bu bireyler sayesinde oluşacak örgütlü bir toplum, nitelikli niceliğinin gücünü gösterebilecektir.
Şimdi, işletilmeyen otobüslere, kapatılan yollara, bariyerlerle kilitlenmiş ve polislerle kapatılmış bir Taksim’e rağmen; yasaklanan bir Taksim’e rağmen; tüm benliğimizle, tüm beraberliğimizle bu 1 Mayıs’ta da Taksim’deyiz.

imageO 1° de Maio em meio à crise final do projeto “Democrático-Popular” May 03 by Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira 0 comments

Os 14 anos de hegemonia do projeto democrático popular chegam a sua saturação final. Nestes últimos anos a esquerda não governista esteve em meio a uma luta para conformar uma alternativa a esse bloco. Cada setor, cada organização concebeu, a sua maneira, o que seria essa alternativa. Mas no fim, não foi capaz de presenciar alguma proposta que disputasse com o bloco governista nas lutas populares. Isso, por sua vez, não tirou de cena o surgimento de inúmeras experiências que transbordam ensinamentos e avanços difíceis de medir precisamente. Das “greves selvagens” e das revoltas nas obras do PAC, passando pelas jornadas de junho em 2013, a luta por moradia nas grandes cidades e a recente onda de ocupações de escolas por estudantes secundaristas em São Paulo, Goiânia, Rio de Janeiro e Belém mostram que em meio às trevas da ofensiva reacionária, também vai se afirmando uma nova geração de lutadores e lutadoras. Uma geração que não se formou pelas estruturas tradicionais de luta e organização que a esquerda construiu nas últimas décadas, por isso mesmo, uma geração refratária aos métodos e à cultura destas estruturas.

textWhy May Day? An African Working Class Perspective May 02 by Leroy Maisiri 0 comments

In South Africa, the black working class majority is gripped by the rough hands of its ruling class, made up of a cold combination of black state elites and white capitalist elites, who choke the very life out of her. blazing but blinded. In days like these it is important to remember our heroes, our champions of past years, to remember the stories of Ma Josie Mpama, who wanted nothing more, than to see the working class mature, to explode like landmines under the feet of the oppressive system that has spent centuries trampling over us. The other day, while deep in thought, I felt the room grow more still, filled with clarity. The voices of Lucy Parsons, Josie Mpama and other heroes pierced my very being. Their voices reminded me of the dream, the obtainable goal. To remember that we, the working class billions, can be more than what we are now, that we can awake, from our half-life, that we can be more than the shares and stocks that the system has nailed to our backs.

imagePrimer de Maig 2016, dia de la classe treballadora May 01 by Embat 0 comments

La forma en la qual es configura i s’organitza el capital al segle XXI ha suposat una gran transformació que tendeix a formes més globalitzades, enxarxades, descentralitzades, altament diversificades i disperses que els moviments sindical i social encara no han pogut contrarestar efectivament. La particularitat que vivim al sud d’Europa és la terciarització de la nostra economia on l’equivalent a les antigues fàbriques fabrils són els calls centers, l’hostaleria, les cadenes de menjar ràpid, les empreses de logística i altres formes d’activitat econòmica no vinculades a la producció. La indústria que queda a Catalunya perd la seva centralitat i es troba financiaritzada. És evident, que el model de conflicte laboral i cultura sindical heretat de la transició ha quedat completament desbordat per aquesta tendència i la reestructuració constant del capitalisme.

imageMAY DAY 2016 May 01 by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group 0 comments

The labour movement in Melbourne, though far declined from its former strength, has neither totally given up the ghost nor been allowed quarter by its enemies. Unions campaign for health and safety, against insecure work and against the use of temporary work visas to undermine labour standards. The campaigns, though, are undermined by the conservatism and timidity of the union officials, their support for the Labor Party and their nationalist focus on “Aussie jobs”, which interferes with building the necessary solidarity between local workers and super-exploited migrant workers. Meanwhile, the capitalists are proceeding with legislation to destroy the construction workers' union (CFMEU) and bring the entire union movement under close State supervision.

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imagePor un primero de Mayo clasista, de lucha y resistencia! May 03 Federación Anarquista de Rosario (FAR) 0 comments

Para nosotras/os el 1° de Mayo simboliza la continuidad de las luchas y resistencias de los/las de abajo, su carácter internacionalista y sobre todo la vigencia del proyecto de construcción de una sociedad libertaria.

imageΤαξική Εργατική Πρ&#... May 03 1 of Anarkismo Editorial Group 0 comments

Οι εργαζόμενοι στο αυτοδιαχειριζόμενο εργοστάσιο “Ρομπέν του Ξύλου” μαζί με όσες κι όσους πλαισιώνουν με αλληλεγγύη την προσπάθειά μας σας καλούμε να βρεθείτε μαζί μας στην απεργιακή συγκέντρωση της Εργατικής Πρωτομαγιάς την Κυριακή 8 Μαΐου στις 11πμ στην πλατεία Δημαρχείου της Βέροιας.

imageΖήτω η Εργατική Πρω&... May 02 0 comments

Η Αναρχοσυνδικαλιστική Πρωτοβουλία Ροσινάντε καλεί όλους τους εργαζόμενους και όλες τις εργαζόμενες στις κινητοποιήσεις των επόμενων ημερών ενάντια στο ασφαλιστικό έκτρωμα της κυβέρνησης, στο πλάι των προσφύγων, για τη ζωή και την ελευθερία.

image1 de Mayo: Poder Popular, desde abajo, entre todas… ¡Es nuestro momento! May 02 EMBAT 0 comments

Diversas organizaciones libertarias del estado español, de carácter político o específico, han lanzado un manifiesto conjunto por este Primero de Mayo de 2016. Se trata de varias organizaciones de militantes cuya visión libertario o revolucionario pasa por construir poder popular para poder llegar a una sociedad socialista y libertaria. Es uno de los primeros pasos de un largo camino que se abre en la Península Ibérica.

textLIBERTAD 12 PRESOS ELOXOCHITLAN, OAXACA, MEXICO Apr 30 CSPPE 0 comments

Breve comunicado sobre el terrorismo de estado impuesto en Eloxochitlan, Sierra Mazateca, Oaxaca, Mexico

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