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international / environment / opinion / analysis Tuesday July 21, 2009 20:09 by Chekov Feeney
In recent years climate change has loomed large in the public imagination. Scientifically, there is little doubt that it is a real threat to the future of human civilisation. The greenhouse effect has been known about since the early 19th century - gases in the atmosphere such as carbon dioxide, methane and water vapour trap heat from the sun, causing the climate of the planet to heat up over time. Probably the most spectacular known example of this effect in action is on Venus. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / economy / opinion / analysis Friday February 06, 2009 21:02 by Chekov Feeney   image 1 image
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett commented on the US financial crisis that “it’s only when the tide goes out that you learn who’s been swimming naked, and Wall Street now looks like a nudist beach.” Well when it comes to Ireland, the receding tide of the global economy has revealed that not only were our business and political elites swimming naked, they were engaged in a great big orgy as well. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / imperialism / war / opinion / analysis Tuesday June 24, 2008 20:28 by Chekov Feeney   text 2 comments (last - sunday november 23, 2008 20:30)
With a large number of conflicting interpretations of the treaty in circulation before the vote, many voters’ voting decisions depended on whom they trusted the most. When it came down to it, the side that was represented by politicians and IBEC was always going to be in trouble. In the end, the loyalty test split the electorate on class lines. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / economy / opinion / analysis Thursday June 12, 2008 00:30 by Chekov Feeney   text 1 comment (last - thursday june 12, 2008 20:57)   image 1 image
Last year, the EU Constitution was defeated in referenda in France and the Netherlands. Europe’s governments quickly got together and rewrote the constitution as an incredibly complicated list of amendments to existing treaties. Together these amendments make up the “Treaty of Lisbon.” Valery Giscard d’Estaing, the president of the Convention on the Future of Europe which did much of the ground work in drafting the constitution, has concluded that “the difference between the original Constitution and the present Lisbon Treaty is one of approach, rather than content”. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / imperialism / war / opinion / analysis Sunday June 08, 2008 19:35 by Chekov Feeny
Irish citizens voted against the EU Nice treaty in June 2001 briefly throwing a spanner into the works of the neoliberal EU agenda. The response was to force a second vote accompanied by a lot of scare mongering the following year. Shortly before the second referendum the pro-neoliberal media 'revealed' that the leader of the right wing anti-treaty campaign had been present at far right meetings in Germany, something that helped scare people into voting for the treaty second time around. Once more Irish citizens are voting on an EU treaty. This time around some months before the vote WSM member Chekov Feeny published this expose of the strange connections of another right wing anti-treaty group, an article that illustrates the inter imperialist rivalry between the supposed USA and EU 'allies'.. In part to seperate the anarchist 'No' campaign from the right but also to pre-empt a repeat of Nice 2 with such last minute 'revelations' being used to attack the no campaign in general. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / environment / opinion / analysis Monday July 09, 2007 08:53 by Chekov Feeney
Following the recent General Election the Green Party has entered into a coalition for government , can they make any significant changes to capitalism's destruction of the environment? read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / the left / opinion / analysis Tuesday May 29, 2007 22:06 by Ronan, Joe, Chekov   image 1 image
These three pieces were written by Workers Solidarity Movement members for about the results of the 2007 election and its impact on the left. See the WSM Election 2007 page at for what the WSM had to say in advance of the election. read full story / add a comment
international / environment / feature Friday April 06, 2007 00:53 by Andrew Flood & Chekov Feeney   text 31 comments (last - wednesday february 13, 2008 08:26)   image 7 images
Peak Oil Theory has been around since the 1970s. Some think we have already reached 'peak oil', others think it will happen with the next twenty-five years. The theory argues that when we reach 'peak oil' the rate at which we extract oil from the earth (measured in millions of barrels per day) will reach a maximum and thereafter will start to drop. As the rate at which we use oil is currently close to the rate at which we extract it, the point of peak oil will coincide or be closely followed by the world consuming more oil than it is producing. As oil reserves are very limited, within months there simply will not be enough oil available. read full story / add a comment
Διεθνή / Αναρχικό κίνημα / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Monday November 13, 2006 08:31 by Chekov – WSM
Γιατί οι αναρχικοί είναι αντι-ιμπεριαλιστές και οι στόχοι του αντι-ιμπεριαλιστικού αγώνα. read full story / add a comment
Διεθνή / Ιμπεριαλισμός / Πόλεμος / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Friday November 10, 2006 11:21 by Chekov – WSM
Γιατί οι αναρχικοί είναι αντι-ιμπεριαλιστές και οι στόχοι του αντι-ιμπεριαλιστικού αγώνα. read full story / add a comment
international / imperialism / war / opinion / analysis Thursday October 05, 2006 00:53 by Chekov   text 1 comment (last - thursday october 05, 2006 05:56)
Imperialism, in its most basic form involves wealthy and powerful governments using their military power to invade poorer parts of the world in order to impose their control upon them. There isn’t the space to go into all aspects of imperialism here, so I’m concentrating on the military form. read full story / add a comment
Διεθνή / Διάφορα / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Wednesday August 09, 2006 15:09 by Chekov Feeney
Μια λίγο παλιά μετάφραση κειμένου σχετικά με το πρόβλημα τω ν φαρμάκων για το AIDS και τη μεταχείρηση από την ΠΟΕ. read full story / add a comment
Διεθνή / Διάφορα / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Thursday June 22, 2006 13:55 by Chekov Feeney
Στην Αφρική εκατομμύρια άνθρωποι πεθαίνουν από AIDS αν και υπάρχουν φάρμακα, τα οποία μπορούν να βελτιώσουν σημαντικά την υγεία τους. read full story / add a comment
Κεντρική Αφρική / Λαϊκοί Αγώνες / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Wednesday July 13, 2005 14:17 by Chekov Feeney (WSM)
Greek translation of Ch. Feeney’s “The G8, Live 8 and Africa” read full story / add a comment
west africa / anarchist movement / opinion / analysis Wednesday July 06, 2005 16:03 by Chekov
There is always a temptation to welcome any well-intentioned efforts to make the world a better place and those who concentrate on criticising others' efforts to improve the world can find themselves being easily dismissed as cynics, knockers and “nay-sayers”. Thus, although large numbers of people probably found the idea of a movement against poverty and for social justice being fronted by some of the richest people on earth (Bono and Bill Gates to name but two) to be a little bit odd, most people acknowledged that they were 'at least doing something' and thus should be supported. However, it is important to ask ourselves what they were actually calling for and whether that was a good thing in itself. read full story / add a comment
central africa / economy / opinion / analysis Thursday June 30, 2005 21:49 by Chekov
While neo-liberal reforms have certainly affected workers in the West, it is in Africa where they have had most impact. Neo-liberal policies seek to reduce state control over the national economy in favour of private capitalists - the so-called 'free market'. These policies have been most widely applied in Africa for the simple reason that they are the policies promoted by the International financial institutions (IFI's), the World Bank, IMF and WTO read full story / add a comment
Also covered as 'Anarchists plan to gas 10,000 Dubliners'
ireland / britain / culture / opinion / analysis Saturday May 14, 2005 20:52 by Chekov   image 6 images
This article examines the mainstream media and looks at the various factors which ensure that it effectively works as a propaganda tool for the powerful. It looks at ways in which anarchists can deal with this situation, by creating our own media, but also by challenging the hostility that they habitually encounter from the mainstream. It is mostly based on the experience of the 2004 Mayday protests in Dublin. read full story / add a comment
international / mouvement anarchiste / nouvelles Tuesday April 26, 2005 22:08 by Chekov
La classe ouvrière latino a une longue histoire de répression brutale et de résistance héroïque. Les années 1970 et 1980 furent une période de guerre de classe intense qui a vu des régimes militaires brutaux prendre le pouvoir dans virtuellement tous les pays du continent. read full story / add a comment
central africa / miscellaneous / feature Friday March 11, 2005 00:30 by Chekov
We had very little prior information about the Central African Republic, commonly known as the CAR. Our guidebook had only a couple of pages about it, most of which seemed to be very out of date, with almost no concrete information. We had heard the tales of the dictator Bokassa who used to publically feed his enemies to his pet lions and crocodiles, who had ordered massacres of protesting primary school kids and who had been rumoured to indulge in cannabalism, but that was in the 1970's. read full story / add a comment
east africa / miscellaneous / feature Friday March 04, 2005 23:44 by Chekov Feeney
It is a grave error for anarchists to fall into the trap of attributing the chaos and instability of some modern African nations as being due to the weakness of the state. In fact I would tend to see the exact opposite as being more true, the imposition of artificial states which coresponded to no conceivable 'nation' and which were based on no strong local bourgeois and no large middle class (the layer of workers ideologically aligned with the bourgeois) meant that these states could never have been stable bourgeois democracies. read full story / add a comment

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