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בילעין - עשר שנים של מאבק בלתי נילאה

Anarkismo - 2 hours 54 min ago
המאבק בבילעין הוא רק חלק אחד במארג של המאבק של יותר מ-120 שנים בין מיפעל ההיתנחלות הציונית בפלסטין לבין תושבי המקום
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L'antifascismo non si vende

Anarkismo - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 19:22
il nostro impegno antifascista non si arresta con un semplice cartello “vendesi”
Obiettivo comune di tutti coloro a cui sta a cuore la difesa dei valori antifascisti deve essere la chiusura di Casapound a Cremona, senza se e senza ma.
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Galway University: Support Yes Vote on Cannabis Legalisation Referendum

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 11:00

On the 5th of March, students of National University of Galway, Ireland (NUIG) will vote in a referendum to decide whether the Students' Union will adopt a position favouring the legalisation of cannabis. They would be the first Students' Union to do so in Europe, and one of the first on the globe.

Not only do we advocate the legalisation of cannabis, but the end of drug prohibition in general. Far from preventing harm, this inimical policy merely serves to give the state undue control over our lives, empower some of the most savage criminals on the planet to the tune of billions, and, based on superstition, stymy medical treatment.

If someone has a drug problem, the last thing they need is to be punished by the police. For most, criminalisation is their biggest drug problem. But for those who suffer from addiction, what they require is non-judgmental medical care, and support from family and friends, not the heavy hand of the state bearing down on them, and not the narrow-minded stigma which abounds in our prohibition culture.

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El mes de febrero lleva el nombre de José Santos González Vera

Anarkismo - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 15:04
Periódico Solidaridad conmemora al escritor anarquista que inspirado en las luchas sociales desarrolló una pluma rebelde que hasta hoy cobra sentido.
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[Chile] A dos años de tu ausencia compañero Juan Pablo Jiménez

Anarkismo - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 15:00
El 21 de febrero del año 2013, en un cambio de turno al interior de la hoy desaparecida Empresa Azeta, moría Juan Pablo Jiménez producto de un mortal disparo en la cabeza que lo arrancó de los brazos de todo lo que amaba. Las circunstancias de su muerte son ya por todas y todos conocidas, como también la ridícula respuesta dada por la “justicia” chilena a su familia y compañeros de lucha; una “bala loca” que en su caótico, “casual” y frenético camino impactó justó en la cabeza de un dirigente sindical valiente y combativo, de un luchador social activo, de un trabajador y padre de 2 hijos que ya había recibido amenazas de muerte. “Así son los azares del destino”; esa parecía ser la respuesta con la que debían contentarse quienes amaron a Juan Pablo en vida y aún lo hacen hoy después de su partida. Por otro lado, el chivo expiatorio apareció rápidamente: un menor de edad, de una población, pobre, sin educación, un “don nadie”, fue sindicado como el autor del loco disparo que arrebató a Juan Pablo la vida.
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Minister Alan Kelly Says Water Protesters are False Revolutionaries Chasing Utopia up a Hill

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 13:00

Comical Alan strikes again. Who could put it better, that Labour are a shower of 'false revolutionaries who believe in leading people up to the top of the hill and then they'll blatantly abandon them, like they have done on many issues before'? Who are more utopian than Labour, who believe that endless electoral compromises could ever bring us 'a society that is fair, prosperous, and sustainable [Labour Party, General Election 2011]'?

It's amusing to see a Labour minister echoing Thatcher's declaration that 'There Is No Alternative'. But he couldn't be more wrong. There is an alternative. It is revolutionary, and funnily enough involves things being free.

In this massive uprising against the water charges, more and more people are realising that nothing much will change without fundamentally overhauling, or revolutionising, the system we live under.

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Direct Action: A Basic Introduction - Video

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 09:00

An introductory video on what direct action is and isn't, providing illustrations from the campaign against the water charges.

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Το μετέωρο βήμα της μπουρζουαζίας

Anarkismo - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 06:28
Όταν ένα σύστημα εξουσίας βυθίζεται σε κατάσταση κρίσης, εκδηλώνεται πάντοτε ανάμεσα στις ελίτ και τις προνομιούχες κοινωνικές ομάδες η διάθεση για μια αναδρομή στις πυρηνικές φαντασιακές κοινωνικές σημασίες χάρη στις οποίες αναπαράγεται και δικαιολογείται η κυριαρχία τους. Φυσικά, οι συνθήκες κρίσης δημιουργούνται όταν η αναπαραγωγή των βασικών πολιτικών, οικονομικών και πολιτισμικών παραμέτρων του ετερόνομου κοινωνικού παραδείγματος είναι πλέον αδύνατη, υπό το βάρος μιας αμετάκλητης αλλαγής των «αντικειμενικών» οικονομικών παραγόντων, μιας ενδεχόμενης ανατροπής του συσχετισμού δυνάμεων ανάμεσα στις τάξεις, ή της ρήξης με το ηγεμονικό πολιτισμικό παράδειγμα λόγω μιας αλλαγής που επέρχεται στις υποκειμενικές συνθήκες.
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UK: Unions unite against Islamophobia joint TUC-DGB statement

Labour Start - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Stronger Unions
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Europe: Unhappy meal: €1 billion in tax avoidance on the menu at McDonald’s

Labour Start - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: McJobs/IUF
Categories: Workplace Struggle

10th Dublin Anarchist Bookfair weekender - April 24-26 2015

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:19

Yes it is on!  The 10th Dublin Anarchist Bookfair which will take place Saturday 25th of April around Smithfield square. Come along and meet anarchists and hundreds of people curious about anarchism.

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Bil'in - 10 years of persistent joint struggle

Anarkismo (en) - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 01:34
The struggle in Bil'in is only one part of the fabric of struggle of more than 120 years between the indigenous people of Palestine and the Zionist settler colonialist and transfer project. The struggle in Bil'in is also the culmination of the joint popular struggle of Palestinians and young Jewish community members who "betray" their local Jewish community, which is harnessed to the Zionist project of settlement building and transfer. As partners second in importance only to the local activists, between us we have forged an unusual alliance, one that has hardly ever been seen during the half millennium of struggle between European colonialism and the other inhabitants of the world. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27943]

Bil'in - 10 years of persistent joint struggle

Anarkismo - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 01:34
The struggle in Bil'in is only one part of the fabric of struggle of more than 120 years between the indigenous people of Palestine and the Zionist settler colonialist and transfer project. The struggle in Bil'in is also the culmination of the joint popular struggle of Palestinians and young Jewish community members who "betray" their local Jewish community, which is harnessed to the Zionist project of settlement building and transfer. As partners second in importance only to the local activists, between us we have forged an unusual alliance, one that has hardly ever been seen during the half millennium of struggle between European colonialism and the other inhabitants of the world. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27943]
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USA: The incredible decline of American unions, in one animated map

Labour Start - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Washington Post
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Global: Right to Strike Re-affirmed at ILO

Labour Start - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: ITUC
Categories: Workplace Struggle

India: Trade unions slam “anti-labour” policies of the Centre

Labour Start - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: The Hindu
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Labour Minister Kelly claims Protesters Make 'No Contribution to Society'

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 18:28

Minister for the Environment, and 2nd in command of the Labour Party, Alan Kelly has dared to denounce protesters as not contributing to society, despite his own status as grand leech.

Without a hint of irony the minister accused some in Sinn Fein and 'the hard left' of being jobless and not making a contribution to society despite being politically active.

Though Kelly is virtuous enough to have a job - because remember, you're a bad person if you don't have one - he and his party's contribution to society is much like a bullet's contribution to the healing process, despite the fact that he is very politically active.

Although Kelly was keen to point out that these comments were totally unrelated to the campaign against the water charges, we all know they are part of a long line of government smears designed to rip apart our movement.

Indeed many of us wait with hands to our ears for the next damning fiction to slop out of a Labour or Fine Gael politician's mouth. What will it be next time? We're already dole scrounging terrorists, how much further can they push it?

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Thinks Own Government’s Policies may be ‘Morally wrong’ – Vows to Continue

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:30

Speaking at the launch of the government’s Low Pay Commission, Kenny said that “It is morally unacceptable for families with people in work to be experiencing poverty”. He did not however announce the abolition of the water charge, the property tax or that the bondholders would not be paid back in order to address this problem. Neither did he, nor Joan Burton, who accompanied him at the launch announce the end of the Jobbridge indentured servitude scheme, where unemployed people get fifty euro for a full week’s work.

Neither was there an announcement that clerical workers in public services would see an end of the pension levies and the universal social charge that have driven so many to the point where they were forced to claim family income supplement.

It is also noteworthy that Enda only thinks it’s morally wrong for those in paid employment to experience poverty, and it is quite clear from looking at government policy over the last four years, that this is the consensus amongst the cabinet. You only have value if you are making a profit for someone else or if you are working to ensure the cogs of government keep turning – though, not that much value.

 

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Don't Let the Media Redefine the Meaning of Peaceful Protest

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 11:15

With the mainstream media hounding the anti-water charges movement with their calculated 'but is it peaceful protest?' narrative, it's important to clarify just what peaceful protest is and is not.

Peaceful protest is not protest which is placid, docile, quiet, polite, tranquil, serene, gentle, or soothing. It is merely protest which does not use violence.

Establishment figures exploit the many meanings that 'peaceful' can have, and use this equivocation to dupe us into thinking our protests should be docile and polite.

We must not be constrained by the narratives the media and politicians try to cast on us like a fishing net. We have to decide what we want to do on our terms, not theirs.

 

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Un llamado a nuestra tendencia: ¡A estimular el pensamiento y la acción!

Anarkismo - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 07:35
Publicado en la edición n°26 del periódico anarquista chileno Solidaridad
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