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ireland / britain / community struggles / news report Thursday September 13, 2012 14:36 by Sean Matthews
People in deprived areas in Northern Ireland are three times more likely to take their lives. Health minister Edwin Poots said, ‘Unemployment rates in deprived areas further affect people and this is a major concern. Studies indicate that a 1% increase in unemployment is met with a corresponding 0.79% increase in suicide. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / community struggles / news report Thursday February 02, 2012 17:56 by Sean Matthews & Sean Dubh
Despite the opposition of the governing SInn Fein party, relatives of families of the victims of Bloody Sunday and political supporters, including Irish anarchists, marched in remembrance last Saturday. A report from the anarchists present and a background to the issues behind those determined to continue the annual commemoration. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / imperialism / war / opinion / analysis Friday November 11, 2011 21:06 by Sean Matthews
Anyone who has been active on the left and broader labour movement will have faced the 'million dollar question from republicans on the 'national question'. The question of opposition or indifference to the partition of the island is often thrown by republicans like a dagger in the direction of the existing left. In responnse many become either wedded to the romantic idea of the flag removing all our sins or face the jibe of being a ‘gas and water socialist’ or at worst a sop to unionism. It’s the type of choice you get at Stormont every four years where you get to choose between Coca Cola and Pepsi. Equally it’s the type of approach of the PSNI press statement that presents every ’dissenter’ from the status-quo as being wedded to physical force republicanism. But of course its much more complicated than this….

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ireland / britain / crime prison and punishment / news report Friday November 11, 2011 21:03 by Sean Matthews
The sixty million payoff to prison officers in Northern Ireland could be much better spent on addressing the causes of crime such as poverty, social deprivation and prison rehabilitation. Prison officers who served during the Troubles could walk away from their jobs with packages of more than £120,000 plus pension as part of a £60m redundancy programme aimed at ‘modernising’ the service.

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ireland / britain / anarchist movement / news report Friday September 09, 2011 22:55 by Sean Matthews
Historian Mairtin O Cathain’s ‘Wee Black Booke’ has now been added to our archive for you to read or download. In it he pulls together reports of anarchism in and around Belfast in the years from 1867 to 1973. With no local movement for much of this period, the pamphlet looks at some individuals whose political activity merited mention in the media of the time. O Cathain’s work stops before the emergence in the late 1970s of the groups from which contemporary anarchist organisations Workers Solidarity Movement and Organise! can trace their roots.

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south-east asia / community struggles / news report Thursday July 21, 2011 23:25 by Sean Matthews
More than 20,000 people demonstrated for electoral reforms across Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital, on Saturday in a rare protest that was declared illegal by police. The protest was called for by opposition groups, including the Coalition for Free and Fair Elections, Bersih. Police fired tear-gas and water cannons at demonstrators and arrested more than 1,400 people, including top opposition leaders, according to protest organisers. The activists' demands include an overhaul of voter registration lists, tougher measures to curb fraud and fairer opportunities for opposition politicians to campaign in government-linked media. Malaysia's next general election is planned due in 2013.  Anarchists were also present on the march and one participant sent us this un-edited brief report and the picture with this article read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / migration / racism / opinion / analysis Wednesday June 22, 2011 17:15 by Sean Matthews
The cracks beneath the surface in the peace process were once again exposed on the streets of East Belfast last night in the second night of serious sectarian rioting. A UVF led mob numbering in the 100's has been engaged in attacks on catholic homes at the edge of the Short Strand. This is the reality of a peace dividend which has failed to deliver to working-class communities and stands in stark contrast to suburbia only 5 miles away which produced golf champion Rory McElroy.
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ireland / britain / crime prison and punishment / opinion / analysis Saturday July 04, 2009 12:27 by Sean Matthews- personal capacity
The refusal by British Justice Secretary Jack Straw to grant the great train robber Ronnie Biggs parole exposes the extent of injustice and corruption which underpins the class system.
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ireland / britain / miscellaneous / opinion / analysis Wednesday June 10, 2009 03:56 by Sean Matthews-personal capacity
The brutal sectarian murder of voluntary community worker Kevin McDaid in Coleraine has again exposed the ugly face of sectarianism in Northern Ireland and the fallacy of the so-called peace settlement.
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ierland / groot-brittannië / workplace struggles / news report Wednesday June 03, 2009 18:28 by Sean Matthews
De bezettingen bij Visteon tonen aan dat we verre van apathisch zijn als het gaat om het verdedigen van onze banen, lonen en levensstandaard. Arbeiders begonnen op 31 maart met het bezetten van de Finaghy fabriek, nadat bestuurders het verlies aankondigden van rond 600 banen bij Visteon/Ford fabrieken in Belfast, Basildon en Enfield in Engeland. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / workplace struggles / news report Wednesday May 27, 2009 16:53 by Sean Matthews - personal capacity
In April, twenty six traffic attendants were sacked for resorting to a half-day un-official strike, after management ignored their grievances over working conditions. The health and safety issues include faulty and inadequate equipment, deplorable sanitary and toilet facilities. read full story / add a comment
ierland / groot-brittannië / imperialisme / oorlog / opinion/analysis Wednesday May 13, 2009 20:17 by Sean Matthews
De gewapende en willekeurige aanval op de Massereene barrakken van het Britse leger in Antrim zaterdagavond is zinloos en contra-productief, wat slechts dient om de status-quo te handhaven. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / workplace struggles / opinion / analysis Saturday May 02, 2009 03:14 by Sean Matthews-personal capacity
The recent G20 summit in London brought into sharp focus the level of police violence and intimidation in our society.
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ireland / britain / miscellaneous / news report Thursday April 23, 2009 20:54 by Sean Matthews
If truth be told, should we be surprised by revelations in recent weeks concerning the expenses of ‘our’ politicians? read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / economy / news report Thursday October 09, 2008 00:22 by Sean Matthews
The recession in the economy means that working people are having to come to terms with growing house repossessions, below inflation pay-increases, and a steep rise in the cost of living. Meanwhile, property developers and banks are busy using the credit crunch and the downturn in the housing market to get Government bail outs, despite the fact that it was their speculative polices that helped created the mess in the first place. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / workplace struggles / interview Tuesday February 05, 2008 07:38 by Sean Matthews
Below is an interview with a member of the TGWU who is attempting to organise a union in a leading Irish Sports Shop in Belfast. It describes the problems facing workers in the retail sector who are exploited by their employers and start organising themselves in their own work-place to improve their conditions. These problems are even more acute when there is no history of unionisation in the workplace and a limited awareness of people's rights as workers.
Due to potential libel action and its consequences for the union we are unable to print the company’s name. 'An Ireland of equals' what rubbish! read full story / add a comment
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174555_600.jpg imagePeople in Diyarbakir protest Merkel visit in Turkey 21:34 Tue 09 Feb by Mesopotamian Ecology Movement 0 comments

Today (8.2.2016) a group has gathered in the Sümerpark area in the city of Diyarbakir in order to protest the German chancellor Mrs. Angela Merkel who is visiting Turkey. The protestors criticized Merkel for her double faced policy on the refugee crisis and particularly the deal of the EU with Turkey.

12670446_1101895539828845_4761047721002662861_n.jpg imageUna masacre que no se detiene: Estado turco asesina a 60 civiles con armas químicas 03:55 Tue 09 Feb by Solidaridad 0 comments

El genocidio al pueblo kurdo se presenta impune ante los ojos del mundo. El Congreso Nacional de Kurdistan realiza un llamado a la Unión Europea y a la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para declarar urgente sanciones militares y económicas contra Turquía.

12654339_600350483445900_2562165759787008629_n.jpg imageΤουρκικό κράτος 16:53 Mon 08 Feb by Αναρχική Ομοσπονδία 0 comments

Στεκόμαστε με όλη μας τη ψυχή δίπλα στον αντιστεκόμενο κουρδικό λαό της ανατολικής Τουρκίας, τις Κούρδισσες και τους Κούρδους ένοπλους αντάρτες, τις Τουρκάλες και τους Τούρκους αγωνιστές, που μάχονται με αυτοθυσία απέναντι στον θρησκευτικό φονταμενταλισμό-σκοταδισμό και τον κρατικό ολοκληρωτισμό, για την αυτονομία τους, την επανάσταση και την κοινωνική δικαιοσύνη

_3.jpg imageΑλληλεγγύη στις κα&#... 18:51 Sun 07 Feb by Αναρχοσυνδικαλιστική Πρωτοβουλία Ροσινάντε 0 comments

Η Αναρχοσυνδικαλιστική Πρωτοβουλία Ροσινάντε στηρίζει το κάλεσμα των αγωνιζόμενων καθριστριών για καθημερινή παρουσία κόσμου στις 19.30 στο αμαξοστάσιο της ΟΣΥ στο Eλληνικό, μέχρι την πλήρη ικανοποίηση των αιτημάτων τους!

tppmickymouse342x350.jpg imageTTP: advierten que Bachelet violaría derecho de pueblos originarios 17:13 Thu 04 Feb by Solidaridad 0 comments

El próximo jueves Michelle Bachelet firmará dicho tratado en Nueva Zelanda. ¿Por qué decir no al acuerdo de libre comercio?

agrotes.jpg imageΗράκλειο-κάλεσμα σ&#... 03:26 Thu 04 Feb by Αναρχικοί και ελευθεριακοί κομμουνιστές εργάτε 0 comments

Είμαστε αυτοί που η φωνή μας δεν ακούγεται στα μπλόκα των αγροτών,είμαστε αυτοί που βρισκόμαστε δίπλα στους μετανάστες εργάτες γης δουλεύουμε μαζί για το μεροκάματο,είμαστε αυτοί οι φτωχοί μικροαγρότες της επαρχίας που ποτέ δεν πήραμε επιδοτήσεις,ποτέ δεν βρεθήκαμε σε κομματικά γραφεία και συνδικαλιστικές ενώσεις αλλά αντίθετα βρισκόμασταν στο δρόμο σε όλες τις μεγάλες κινητοποιήσεις και αγώνες της εργατικής τάξης.

_2.jpg imageΚαλέσματα Γενικής &#... 17:52 Wed 03 Feb by Αναρχική Ομοσπονδία 0 comments

Η Αναρχική Ομοσπονδία καλεί τις εκμεταλλευόμενες και τους εκμεταλλευόμενους να πλαισιώσουν δυναμικά τις κινητοποιήσεις στις 4 Φλεβάρη ενάντια στο ασφαλιστικό νομοσχέδιο. 

afiche.jpg imageEl terrorista Erdogan, presidente de Turquía, llega a Chile + Carta abierta 04:12 Tue 02 Feb by Nahuel Valenzuela 0 comments

Recep Erdogan realizará una gira por Latinoamérica entre el 31 de enero y el 4 de febrero, en la cual tiene contempladas reuniones oficiales en Chile, Perú y Ecuador, con la intención de “profundizar relaciones bilaterales”, según han informado diversos medios.

croppedheadere1411759262990.jpg imageΑπεργία 4 Φλεβάρη 17:30 Sun 31 Jan by ΕΣΕ Ιωαννίνων 0 comments

Συγκέντρωση στο Εργατικό Κέντρο 10.30 Ενημέρωση-Συζήτηση για τα μέτρα του ν/σ Δευτέρα 1 Φλεβάρη 17:00 στο εργατικό Κέντρο

The Anarkismo network imageConsiderations of the Anarkismo network about the accusations against Michael Schmidt 18:31 Sat 30 Jan by Anarkismo network 14 comments

The Anarkismo network has already published a statement that it would wait until all parts of the accusations by Reid Ross and Stephens were published, as well as the answers of M. Schmidt, before making any judgements on the case. Now that this has been forthcoming, as well as two more responses by Reid Ross, we are issuing a second statement to make public our intentions regarding the present situation.

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imageSiria: quale destino per i Curdi nei negoziati di Ginevra? Feb 10 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 0 comments

La settimana scorsa si doveva tenere a Ginevra una riunione nel quadro dei colloqui indiretti tra il governo siriano e le varie fazioni dell’esercito di “opposizione” raggruppate sotto il nome di Alto Comitato per i negoziati. L’inviato speciale delle Nazioni Unite per la crisi siriana, Staffan de Mistura, ha deciso di rinviare l’incontro al 25 febbraio. Curiosamente, il partito curdo PYD, che è, tra l’altro, un attore politico chiave nel futuro della Siria e l’unica forza che ha combattuto lo Stato islamico sul terreno, è stato escluso dalla riunione. È paradossale che esso venga boicottato come membro della riunione, mentre i media occidentali spesso presentato i kurdi come “amici” dell’Occidente, facendo attenzione a non parlare degli obiettivi politici di questo movimento ed a limitare la loro simpatia ad immagini semi-erotizzate di giovani donne armati di fucili. [Castellano] [Français] [Português]

imageY no pasaron: masivo repudio a PEGIDA en las calles de Dublín Feb 08 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 0 comments

El día 6 de Febrero la organización fascista PEGIDA, grupo anti-musulmán que ha venido creciendo en toda Europa, organizó manifestaciones continentales para agitar sentimientos racistas, xenófobos y anti-humanitarios. Marcharon en otras partes de Europa. Pero en Dublín se les envió un mensaje claro. Acá no hay espacio político para el fascismo. Este mensaje se dijo con pedagogía y con fuerza, con argumentos y con determinación.

imageSíria: O que aconteceu com os curdos nas 'negociações' de Genebra? Feb 08 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 0 comments

Na semana passada estava prevista uma reunião em Genebra, no marco das negociações indiretas entre o governo sírio e as facções da 'oposição' armada reunidas no grupo divulgado pelo nome tonitruante de Alto Comitê para as Negociações. O enviado da ONU para a crise síria, Staffan de Mistura, decidiu adiar a reunião para o dia 25 de fevereiro. Curiosamente porém, foi excluído daquela reunião o partido dos curdos, o PYD, o qual, dentre outras coisas, é ator político importantíssimo no futuro da Síria e a única força que combateu em solo contra o 'Estado Islâmico'. É paradoxal que se boicote a participação do PYD, quando a mídia-empresa ocidental tão frequentemente vendeu a imagem dos curdos como os "amigos" do ocidente, cuidando atentamente de esconder os reais objetivos políticos desse movimento, e limitando sua simpatia a uma imagem semierotizada de mulheres jovens armadas com fuzis. [Castellano] [Français] [Italiano]

imageSyrie : qu'est-il arrivé aux Kurdes dans les négociations de Genève? Feb 08 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 1 comments

Il devait se tenir la semaine dernière à Genève une réunion dans le cadre des négociations indirectes entre le gouvernement syrien et les diverses factions de l' « opposition »armée regroupées sous le nom ronflant de Haut Comité des négociations. L'envoyé spécial de l'ONU pour la crise syrienne, Staffan de Mistura, a décidé de reporter la réunion au 25 février. Curieusement, le parti kurde PYD, qui est, entre autres, un acteur politique essentiel de l'avenir de la Syrie et la seule force qui ait combattu l’État Islamique sur le terrain, a été exclu de cette réunion. Il est paradoxal qu'il soit boycotté dans le cadre de cette réunion, alors que les médias occidentaux nous ont souvent présenté les Kurdes comme des « amis » de l'Occident, tout en prenant bien soin de ne pas trop parler des objectifs politiques de ce mouvement et en limitant leur sympathie à un image semi-érotisée de jeunes femmes armées de fusils. [Castellano] [Português] [Italiano]

imageΑναρχία, Κράτος, Αρι... Feb 06 by Κώστας Δεσποινιάδης 0 comments

Σήμερα που ο καπιταλισμός αποκτά όλο και πιο ολοκληρωτικά χαρακτηριστικά, που κράτος και κεφάλαιο αμφότερα γιγαντωμένα επιτίθενται και καταστρέφουν τις ελάχιστες κατακτήσεις των καταπιεσμένων και οδηγούν ολόκληρους πληθυσμούς στην κυριολεκτική τους εκμηδένιση είναι εύλογο, ίσως, το ερώτημα αν τα ανταγωνιστικά κινήματα έχουν την πολυτέλεια να μένουν αγκυλωμένα στις ιστορικές τους διαφορές ή αν θα πρέπει –έστω και υπό το βάρος των συνθηκών έκτακτης ανάγκης που αντιμετωπίζουμε– να ενώσουν τις δυνάμεις τους σε μία αντικαπιταλιστική προοπτική.

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imageΤουρκικό κράτος Feb 08 0 comments

Στεκόμαστε με όλη μας τη ψυχή δίπλα στον αντιστεκόμενο κουρδικό λαό της ανατολικής Τουρκίας, τις Κούρδισσες και τους Κούρδους ένοπλους αντάρτες, τις Τουρκάλες και τους Τούρκους αγωνιστές, που μάχονται με αυτοθυσία απέναντι στον θρησκευτικό φονταμενταλισμό-σκοταδισμό και τον κρατικό ολοκληρωτισμό, για την αυτονομία τους, την επανάσταση και την κοινωνική δικαιοσύνη

imageΑλληλεγγύη στις κα&#... Feb 07 0 comments

Η Αναρχοσυνδικαλιστική Πρωτοβουλία Ροσινάντε στηρίζει το κάλεσμα των αγωνιζόμενων καθριστριών για καθημερινή παρουσία κόσμου στις 19.30 στο αμαξοστάσιο της ΟΣΥ στο Eλληνικό, μέχρι την πλήρη ικανοποίηση των αιτημάτων τους!

imageΗράκλειο-κάλεσμα σ&#... Feb 04 0 comments

Είμαστε αυτοί που η φωνή μας δεν ακούγεται στα μπλόκα των αγροτών,είμαστε αυτοί που βρισκόμαστε δίπλα στους μετανάστες εργάτες γης δουλεύουμε μαζί για το μεροκάματο,είμαστε αυτοί οι φτωχοί μικροαγρότες της επαρχίας που ποτέ δεν πήραμε επιδοτήσεις,ποτέ δεν βρεθήκαμε σε κομματικά γραφεία και συνδικαλιστικές ενώσεις αλλά αντίθετα βρισκόμασταν στο δρόμο σε όλες τις μεγάλες κινητοποιήσεις και αγώνες της εργατικής τάξης.

imageΑπεργία 4 Φλεβάρη Jan 31 0 comments

Συγκέντρωση στο Εργατικό Κέντρο 10.30 Ενημέρωση-Συζήτηση για τα μέτρα του ν/σ Δευτέρα 1 Φλεβάρη 17:00 στο εργατικό Κέντρο

imageConsiderations of the Anarkismo network about the accusations against Michael Schmidt Jan 30 14 comments

The Anarkismo network has already published a statement that it would wait until all parts of the accusations by Reid Ross and Stephens were published, as well as the answers of M. Schmidt, before making any judgements on the case. Now that this has been forthcoming, as well as two more responses by Reid Ross, we are issuing a second statement to make public our intentions regarding the present situation.

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