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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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logoroci.jpg imageΤο κράτος μας έδειξ&... 17:41 Thu 20 Nov by Αναρχοσυνδικαλιστική Πρωτοβουλία Ροσινάντε 0 comments

Ανακοίνωση της Αναρχοσυνδικαλιστικής Πρωτοβουλίας ΡΟΣΙΝΑΝΤΕ για τα γεγονότα στην πορεία της 17 Νοέμβρη και κάλεσμα σε ανοικτή Συνέντευξη Τύπου στο Κοινωνικό Κέντρο της Τσαμαδού (Τσαμαδού 15, Εξάρχεια), σήμερα Τρίτη 18/11 στις 13:00, με αφορμή το κατασταλτικό όργιο της αστυνομίας στην πορεία της 17 Νοέμβρη.

lcg.jpg imageNasce in Galles un'organizzazione especifista 14:03 Mon 17 Nov by Libertarian Communist Group 0 comments

Il Libertarian Communist Group si è formalmente costituito durante l'assemblea tenutasi nel Galles del Nord, sabato 8 novembre 2014, nel giorno dell'anniversario della nascita di Nestor Makhno, il famoso anarchico ucraino. [English]

10615506_309374519249982_368096889833490636_n.jpg image“Κοινωνικός Αναρχι&#... 17:59 Sun 16 Nov by Dmitri (republishing) 0 comments

Κυκλοφόρησε από τις Ελευθεριακές Εκδόσεις Κουρσάλ το 3ο τεύχος της πολιτικής επιθεώρησης “Κοινωνικός Αναρχισμός”, έχοντας ως κύρια θεματική το έμφυλο ζήτημα.

textThe social revolution will sweep Turkey Kurdistan sooner or later 06:39 Sun 16 Nov by Zaher Baher 1 comments

By Zaher Baher from Haringey Solidarity Group and Kurdistan Anarchists Forum

Below is the outcome of my visit to Northern Kurdistan in Turkey between 02/11/14 to 08/11/14 as one of a delegation from United Kingdom, organised by Peace in Kurdistan Campaign (PIK), People’s Democratic Party (HDP) and Democratic Society Congress (DTK).

solidaridadn26_portada_web.jpg image[Chile] Pronto circulará una nueva edición de Solidaridad 20:51 Fri 14 Nov by Solidaridad 0 comments

Con mucho agrado anunciamos que pronto circulará por distintos puntos del país la edición impresa N°26 de Solidaridad “Hay un mundo nuevo por ganar”. A continuación exponemos los contenidos de esta edición:

9cong_1_1.jpg imageΓια την ελευθεριακ&#... 17:32 Fri 14 Nov by Alternative Libertaria/FdCA - AL/FdCA 0 comments

Το 9ο Συνέδριο της FdCA, που πραγματοποιήθηκε στο Δήμο Cascina Cingia της Κρεμόνα, στις 1 και 2 Νοεμβρίου 2014, αποφάσισε να υιοθετήσει το όνομα και να μετονομάσει την Ομοσπονδία των Κομμουνιστών Αναρχικών (FdCA) σε Ελευθεριακή Εναλλαγή/FdCA, τόσο σε εθνικό όσο και σε διεθνές επίπεδο.

textPalestina-Israele - la lotta unitaria in tempi turbolenti 15:41 Fri 14 Nov by Ilan S. 0 comments

La lotta popolare non-armata delle comunità palestinesi, a cui aderiscono gli Anarchici Contro il Muro ed altri, non è una lotta di "liberazione nazionale" o di "autodeterminazione" della nazione palestinese. E' invece la lotta del popolo palestinese, la cui stragrande maggioranza è composta di lavoratori, contro la minaccia di sgomberi e contro lo sfruttamento imposto dal progetto coloniale sionista di Israele. Nessuno di coloro i quali partecipano alle lotte e che non stanno dentro l'elite palestinese nutre illusioni sull'elite palestinese e sullo Stato che governeranno e gestiranno dopo la fine dell'occupazione. [English]

1_1.jpg imageΔιευρυνση ελευθερ ... 18:27 Wed 12 Nov by Dmitri (republishing) 0 comments

Οι Συνεργατικές εκδόσεις Κουρσάλ δημιουργήθηκαν το 2012. Πήραν το όνομά τους από τον πρώτο πλωτό κινηματογράφο που λειτουργούσε στο λιμάνι της Θεσσαλονίκης την περίοδο του μεσοπολέμου και από τον τίτλο του φιλμ του Ν. Θεοδοσίου (2006) για τη ζωή του γνωστού αγωνιστή συμβόλου της εξέγερσης της Θεσσαλονίκης το 1936, Μπαρμπα-Γιάννη Ταμτάκου. Εμείς επιλέξαμε να χρησιμοποιήσουμε το όνομα Κουρσάλ για το εκδοτικό μας εγχείρημα ως μια υπενθύμιση μιας άλλης Θεσσαλονίκης, πολυεθνικής και αγωνιστικής.

textFrance - Répression 04:38 Wed 12 Nov by Commission internationale AL 0 comments

Samedi 1er novembre étaient organisées des manifestations dans plusieurs villes de France. Elles faisaient suite au meurtre par la police d’un manifestant, Rémi Fraisse, lors d’une mobilisation contre le barrage du Testet. Il s’agissait de manifester contre ce projet inutile et contre les violences policières.

lcg_1.jpg imageOrganização especifista fundada no País de Gales 23:35 Tue 11 Nov by Libertarian Communist Group - LCG 0 comments

O Libertarian Communist Group [Grupo Comunista Libertário] foi lançado formalmente em um encontro em Gales do Norte no sábado, 8 de novembro de 2014, aniversário de nascimento de Nestor Makhno, o famoso anarquista ucraniano. [English]

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imageWorking Class Livelihoods: Struggle against Each Other, or Revolt against the System? Nov 27 by Bongani Maponyane 0 comments

Rising inflation means increases in food and petrol prices. Inflation is a global problem, driven partly by conglomerates maximising their profits at the expense of ordinary people. The state plays its role, continually raising prices for services.

The pressure of capitalism has impacted on our lives. It has caused clashes within the working classes, resulting in discrimination and prejudice. Ruling class elites – the political and economic elite – benefit from these struggles between people who compete for scraps from their tables.

imageO 3º turno pautado pela direita que não ganhou as eleições presidenciais de outubro. Análise de conj... Nov 27 by BrunoL 0 comments

Bruno Lima Rocha, de 23 a 29 de novembro de 2014

Introdução

Estamos diante de um novo fenômeno. O 3º turno no Brasil era na composição de maioria, na busca desenfreada pela tal da governabilidade, dando carne ao conceito de presidencialismo de coalizão. Tal conceito-chave na política brasileira - se for observado sem senso crítico - entra nas falácias neoinstitucionalistas. Se for traduzido pela sua natureza substantiva, revela-se a condição de governo de quem faz campanha ao lado de 10 partidos, embora esconda as legendas oligárquicas nos programas de TV e Rádio. Agora o 3º turno ultrapassa as raias do absurdo e trata do seqüestro da pauta por direita, havendo uma corrida de cancha reta entre o Planalto (ou Dilma e Lula, mais apropriadamente dito) e a oposição neoliberal, apostando o páreo para ver quem alinha de forma mais convicta com o receituário da “retomada de confiança do mercado”. Nesta corrida infeliz, cumpre papéis preponderantes tanto a pressão midiática – como veremos no tópico logo abaixo – como a execução da teoria das portas giratórias, onde o pivô é um alto executivo de finanças que entra e sai do aparelho de Estado como se este fosse o prolongamento de suas atividades privadas. As palavras que seguem não são propaganda ideológica embora não percam sentido de crenças e normatividade. Reforço que não são propícias para quem vive em estado de pensamento mágico, confundindo o apelo publicitário do marketing político com a política nua e crua, embora com requintes de sofisticação, realizada por e pelo andar de cima do Brasil.

text볼셰비즘의 성격과 전략 Nov 27 by Daniel Cohn-Bendit 1 comments

볼세비키 정권의 반혁명적 성격과 그 결과를 러시아혁명의 상황에서 서술

imageΓια τη δημιουργία ε&... Nov 26 by Dmitri 0 comments

Το παρών κείμενο δημοσιεύτηκε στο τέταρτο τεύχος (Άνοιξη-Καλοκαίρι 2002) του περιοδικού The Northeastern Anarchist που εκδιδόταν από την Northeastern Federation of Anarchist-Communists (NEFAC) μέχρι το 2009. Ο συγγραφέας του κειμένου υπογράφει με το όνομα Beggar. Πηγή: http://www.nefac.net μετάφραση: kostav

imageUne réponse anarchiste-communiste à « Rojava : une perspective anarcho-syndicaliste » Nov 25 by Anarkismo Editors Group 0 comments

Ce texte est une réponse à l’article « Rojava : une perspective anarcho-syndicaliste » écrit par « K.B. » et qui a été récemment publié sur le site web « Ideas and Action » de la Workers Solidarity Alliance (WSA, Alliance de Solidarité des Travailleurs) basée en Amérique du Nord. Dans l’article il y a une attaque contre la révolution du Rojava (le Kurdistan syrien) au Moyen-Orient, un évènement dans lequel le Parti des Travailleurs du Kurdistan (PKK en Kurde) a joué un rôle clé. Cette réponse n’est pas publiée de mauvaise foi ou avec de mauvaises intentions envers la personne qui a écrit l’article ou envers son organisation mais, bien plutôt, afin de clarifier et de partager notre pensée concernant la question du soutien anarchiste à la fois aux mouvements de libération nationale et à ce qui, pour nous, est une lutte très importante et inspirante qui se déroule au Moyen-Orient. L’objectif est d’avoir un débat franc et amical qui nous emmène tous et toutes de l’avant. [English]

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imageΤο κράτος μας έδειξ&... Nov 20 0 comments

Ανακοίνωση της Αναρχοσυνδικαλιστικής Πρωτοβουλίας ΡΟΣΙΝΑΝΤΕ για τα γεγονότα στην πορεία της 17 Νοέμβρη και κάλεσμα σε ανοικτή Συνέντευξη Τύπου στο Κοινωνικό Κέντρο της Τσαμαδού (Τσαμαδού 15, Εξάρχεια), σήμερα Τρίτη 18/11 στις 13:00, με αφορμή το κατασταλτικό όργιο της αστυνομίας στην πορεία της 17 Νοέμβρη.

imageNasce in Galles un'organizzazione especifista Nov 17 LCG 0 comments

Il Libertarian Communist Group si è formalmente costituito durante l'assemblea tenutasi nel Galles del Nord, sabato 8 novembre 2014, nel giorno dell'anniversario della nascita di Nestor Makhno, il famoso anarchico ucraino. [English]

image“Κοινωνικός Αναρχι&#... Nov 16 MACG (personal capacity) 0 comments

Κυκλοφόρησε από τις Ελευθεριακές Εκδόσεις Κουρσάλ το 3ο τεύχος της πολιτικής επιθεώρησης “Κοινωνικός Αναρχισμός”, έχοντας ως κύρια θεματική το έμφυλο ζήτημα.

imageΓια την ελευθεριακ&#... Nov 14 Anarkismo 0 comments

Το 9ο Συνέδριο της FdCA, που πραγματοποιήθηκε στο Δήμο Cascina Cingia της Κρεμόνα, στις 1 και 2 Νοεμβρίου 2014, αποφάσισε να υιοθετήσει το όνομα και να μετονομάσει την Ομοσπονδία των Κομμουνιστών Αναρχικών (FdCA) σε Ελευθεριακή Εναλλαγή/FdCA, τόσο σε εθνικό όσο και σε διεθνές επίπεδο.

imageΔιευρυνση ελευθερ ... Nov 12 MACG (personal capacity) 0 comments

Οι Συνεργατικές εκδόσεις Κουρσάλ δημιουργήθηκαν το 2012. Πήραν το όνομά τους από τον πρώτο πλωτό κινηματογράφο που λειτουργούσε στο λιμάνι της Θεσσαλονίκης την περίοδο του μεσοπολέμου και από τον τίτλο του φιλμ του Ν. Θεοδοσίου (2006) για τη ζωή του γνωστού αγωνιστή συμβόλου της εξέγερσης της Θεσσαλονίκης το 1936, Μπαρμπα-Γιάννη Ταμτάκου. Εμείς επιλέξαμε να χρησιμοποιήσουμε το όνομα Κουρσάλ για το εκδοτικό μας εγχείρημα ως μια υπενθύμιση μιας άλλης Θεσσαλονίκης, πολυεθνικής και αγωνιστικής.

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