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ICTU and Sex Work

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 14:22

 

In 2012 The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) made a submission to the Irish government’s public consultation on the prostitution laws. Most of it was just a cut-and-paste job of text sent to them by the Turn Off The Red Light campaign, which seeks the introduction of the Swedish model. But there is one part of ICTU’s original contribution which I found remarkable. A few paragraphs down the submission cites – clearly for the purpose of endorsing – the view of the Technical, Electrical & Engineering Union‘s General Secretary that “prostitution could not be considered work”.  

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An Anarchist Critique of Horizontalism

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 14:13
 

Horizontalism is an emerging term used to describe the key common characteristics of the waves of rebellion of the last decade. Occupy in 2011 was the peak to date but the term Horizontalism itself appears to originate the rebellion in Argentina after the 2001 banking crisis there. Marina Sitrin in her book on that rebellion says the term was used to describe the neighborhood, workplace & unemployed assemblies that emerged to form “social movements seeking self-management, autonomy and direct democracy.”   

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Religion in the Irish education system

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 13:53
“Father Ted: It’s not as if everyone’s going to go off and join some mad religious cult just because we go off for a picnic for a couple of hours.   Father Dougal: God, Ted, I heard about those cults. Everyone dressing in black and saying our Lord’s gonna come back and judge us all!   Father Ted: No... No, Dougal, that’s us. That’s Catholicism.”  

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Η θέση και ο ρόλος του αναρχισμού στην εξέλιξη του

Anarkismo - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 08:11
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Η θέση και ο ρόλος του αναρχισμού στην εξέλιξη του σοσιαλισμού - του Πιοτρ Κροπότκιν - μετάφραση kostav
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Bangladesh: Rana Plaza compensation disbursement getting delayed

Labour Start - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: The Daily Star
Categories: Workplace Struggle

In Defense of Bakunin and Anarchism

Anarkismo (en) - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 18:19
Responses to Herb Gamberg's Attacks on Anarchism
The Marxist journal, "Platypus Review", published an article by Herb Gamberg which attacked anarchism by focusing on Bakunin. Wayne Price wrote a response and Gamberg replied, in PR. The following is Wayne's original response plus his new reply to Gamberg's latest comments.

In Defense of Bakunin and Anarchism

Anarkismo - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 18:19
Responses to Herb Gamberg's Attacks on Anarchism
The Marxist journal, "Platypus Review", published an article by Herb Gamberg which attacked anarchism by focusing on Bakunin. Wayne Price wrote a response and Gamberg replied, in PR. The following is Wayne's original response plus his new reply to Gamberg's latest comments.
Categories: Anarchists

Behind the screens: an interview with two Curzon cinema workers

Libcom.org News - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 12:04
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An interesting interview with two workers in the Curzon Cinema group who have been involved in a recent campaign for unionisation and the living wage.

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Second person dies after Istanbul protest violence

Libcom.org News - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 07:08
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A second person has died from his injuries after being hit by a grenade explosion during clashes between police and protesters yesterday,

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Pragmatism, electoralism & locking women up - how far does too far go when you are hoping for the vote?

Anarchist Writers - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 06:22

It’s election time in Ireland and as usual the excitement of the electoral game has resulted in some on the left losing the plot. I’m referring in particular to the continued endorsement erstwhile leftists are giving to a virulently anti-choice MEP candidate, one Diarmuid O'Flynn. Diarmuid you see is considered sound on the issue of the bank bailout debt. That alone is enough to not only overlook his anti-choice politics but to attack those who raise this contradiction as ’posturing’ ‘minoritarian’ ‘arrogant’ ‘postmodern’ ‘moralists’ who lack an ‘alternative strategy’.

The insults quoted are all from a single afternoon Facebook row and were leveled at anyone who dared to question people on the left endorsing an MEP candidate who stated "The only occasion on which I can foresee abortion arising in the EU is as an equal rights/civil right issue. I would vigorously oppose any such imposition on Ireland.”

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Global: Le PDG d’Amazon, Jeff Bezos, élu «pire patron au monde»

Labour Start - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: CSI
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Cambodia: Union leaders evade arrest after co-workers force police to release them

Labour Start - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: The Post
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Κείμενο - παρέμβαση για την Ουκρανία

Anarkismo - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 17:45
Ο μόνος τρόπος να απεμπλακεί η απελευθερωτική συνθήκη από τα ψευτο-διλήμματα που θέτουν οι κυρίαρχοι όλων των εθνικών -και άλλων- αποχρώσεων είναι να πολεμήσει ενάντια στο φασισμό και τον καπιταλισμό. Γιατί όσοι μοιράζονται τον αγώνα δικαιούνται απ’ την ιστορία να συμμετέχουν στη διαμόρφωση της λαϊκής βούλησης. Έτσι για να δικαιούσαι να λες: "ούτε Δεξιός Τομέας ούτε Πούτιν" -αν είσαι αναρχικός στο Κίεβο- οφείλεις να πολεμάς τον Ουκρανικό ναζισμό, αλλιώς κάνεις απλώς δήλωση νομιμοφροσύνης στους φασίστες. Κι εν κατακλείδι το δικαίωμα στην άποψη και το φιλοσοφείν το κερδίζει το κίνημα πολεμώντας κι όχι ιεραρχώντας τη «δημοκρατικότητα» των καθεστωτικών επιλογών.
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Encuentro Territorial: Organización Desde Abajo y Luchas Reivindicativas

Anarkismo - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 15:12
Con alegría y rebeldía invitamos a participar del Encuentro Territorial: Organización desde abajo y Lucha reivindicativa, a realizarse en la población La Bandera, el día sábado 31 de mayo desde las 14:00 hrs. Esta iniciativa es organizada por la Coordinación Territorial Libertaria (CTL) y contara con la participación de militantes de la Federación de Organizaciones de base (FOB) de Argentina, específicamente de los regionales Chaco, Córdova y Rosario. La idea de tal actividad es facilitar un espacio de conocimiento e intercambio de distintas experiencias nacionales e internacionales a nivel territorial, como una manera de reflexionar y perspectivar la construcción social en cada uno de nuestros territorios.

¡Con la fuerza de los territorios, A construir Comunidad Organizada!
¡Arriba Las y Los que luchan!
Categories: Anarchists

21 de Mayo, Irrumpe el Movimiento Libertario

Anarkismo - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 15:09
Ni la lluvia, ni la repre, ni los cantos de sirena de la Nueva Mayoría, impidieron que el pueblo y sus organizaciones se volcaran a las calles de Valparaíso; miles de personas coparon la avenida Pedro Montt desde la Plaza Victoria hasta la Plaza del Pueblo Salvador Allende, cientos de pancartas y lienzos con las más diversas demandas y consignas llenaron de color, alegría y combatividad a nuestro puerto que tan golpeado ha sido en este último tiempo.
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Reseña de la Segunda Feria Anarquista del Libro y el Fanzine de Medellín

Anarkismo - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 14:53
El 9, 10 y 11 de mayo de 2014 se llevó a cabo en Medellín la segunda feria anarquista del libro y el fanzine. Durante esos tres días se contó con actividades como charlas, debates y exposiciones que reflejaron parte de las experiencias de trabajo sobre todo las que se vienen desarrollando alrededor de las letras y la escritura. Hubo una muestra permanente de material escrito a cargo de las editoriales, librerías y distribuidoras, además de un taller de encuadernación casera, todo acompañado de teatro, bazares, comidas, cafés y una significativa asistencia no solo de colectivos e individualidades libertarias sino de muchas otras personas afines y gustosos de la literatura anti-autoritaria.
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Thailand: State unions' strike to proceed despite martial law declaration

Labour Start - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: The Post
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Global: Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Wins ITUC’s World’s Worst Boss Poll

Labour Start - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: ITUC
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Global: Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Wins ITUC’s World’s Worst Boss Poll

Labour Start - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: ITUC
Categories: Workplace Struggle
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