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poland / czech / slovakia / the left Thursday May 03, 2012 - 23:49 by akai
Compared to many places in Europe, the socio-political situation in Poland is quite tragic with nearly complete right-wing ideological hegemony and attacks on workers' rights and access to public services which go years beyond the reforms just being introduced in the rest of Euope. With little social response to it. As part of one of the few organized pockets of resistance, I try to focus and try to go forward, yet taking a sober look around, the forces that are gaining as the crisis worsens are from the right and extreme right, while the left flounders and the anti-authoritarian movement struggles to keep afloat during a period of social resignation. ... read full story / add a comment
poland / czech / slovakia / miscellaneous Tuesday June 15, 2010 - 08:20 by Związku Syndykalistów Polski   image 1 image
Noam Chomsky is listed as a celebrity supporter of a candidate in the upcoming presidential elections in Poland. ... read full story / add a comment
poland / czech / slovakia / workplace struggles Tuesday January 22, 2008 - 04:30 by akai47   text 1 comment (last - wednesday february 13, 2008 - 02:42)
In December 2007, a trade-union called “Krajowa Federacja Pracownikow (KFP)” (Worker’s Federation) was formed in Lionbridge Poland, a subsidiary of Lionbridge Technologies, a US-based multinational with subsidiaries all over the world. Lionbridge specializes in translations and adapting products to local markets (so called “globalization services”). ... read full story / add a comment
poland / czech / slovakia / workplace struggles Tuesday August 21, 2007 - 19:05 by Laure Akai
In general, anarchists are on the side of the workers against capital and the state. We support and sympathize with many of their strikes, even when purely economic. However some unions are fighting to support privatizaion and the introduction of market relations in their regions. This has been particularly true in places like some Eastern European countries and in places with a strong leftist presence in the government. In Poland, the ongoing medical workers' strike is affected by the continuing debate over the privatization of health care. The doctor's union supports it - because they think it will help them earn more money. ... read full story / add a comment
poland / czech / slovakia / workplace struggles Wednesday May 31, 2006 - 20:27 by Laure Akai
Thousands of health care workers are on strike in Poland. The government is threatening lockouts and claiming that medical workers should not strike. One newspaper even called the doctors "terrorists". But while the union is calling for more money from the state for the health care system, they have also published dozens of calls for the system to be privatized! Anarchists can offer another vision for running public services. ... read full story / add a comment
poland / czech / slovakia / anarchist movement Tuesday October 25, 2005 - 03:10 by Laure Akai
As anarchists, we should avoid electoral games and manipulations and concentrate on grassroots organizing and direct action to build bases for self-management and self-organized societies without government. This is about the results of our elections and our campaign to spread our ideas, despite resistance in the most unfortunate of places - the activist community. ... read full story / add a comment
Miners' Action, Warsaw, Sept. 11, 2003
poland / czech / slovakia / workplace struggles Thursday July 28, 2005 - 02:56 by Laure Akai   text 1 comment (last - saturday july 30, 2005 - 15:38)   image 1 image
Why the rioting miners in Warsaw were not only justified in their demands but they actually were asking for way too little. On July 26, about 8000 miners descended upon Warsaw. This was the largest protests the miners had had since 2003 when they brought riots to the city. ... read full story / add a comment
poland / czech / slovakia / migration / racism Tuesday May 24, 2005 - 21:34 by comrades from czech republic
In German published in magazine Wildcat no. 72, January 2005 ... read full story / add a comment
poland / czech / slovakia / workplace struggles Tuesday May 24, 2005 - 21:20 by comrades from czech republic
The biggest class conflict in the history of Skoda Mlada Boleslav took place at the end of March and the beginning of April 2005. It was not that exciting but only one demonstration that was organized and fully controlled by the unions and production was stopped for only three hours in total. It is still worth to pay attention to this particular event as it might mean the beginning of a new round of class struggle in the Czech Republic. ... read full story / add a comment
George Floyd: one death too many in the “land of the free”
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