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Migration State Racism and Anti Racism Organising - video of panel at DABF 2015

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 05:20

The Dublin anarchist bookfair panel on migration, state racism and anti-racist, migrant self organising.

Looking at issues faced by migrant activists involved in left-wing politics including the NGOization and electoralization of the migrant justice movement; confronting nationalism and white privilege within campaigns and the particular types of exploitation and oppression faced by different communities of working class migrants. Also discussing migrant self-organising, as in the Kinsale Road occupation, and strategies for making single-issue campaigns more inclusive of anti-racism organising.

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Análise de conjuntura abordando especificamente os interesses classistas para este 1º de maio de 2015

Anarkismo - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 22:24
30 de maio de 2015, Bruno Lima Rocha

Abertura – Na semana de 1º de maio de 2015, vivemos um momento ímpar. A classe trabalhadora pode estar diante da pior derrota na história recente do país desde a traição de João Goulart (quando este optou por não resistir) quando do golpe de 1º de abril de 1964. O absurdo é estarmos vivendo esta circunstância em função de um governo frágil, que fez campanha por esquerda (em especial no 2º turno), ganhou raspando – acertadamente polarizando o país – e já entregara quase tudo ainda no ano de 2014. A conjuntura é tensa porque esta mudança vinda do Projeto Lei 4330 na prática altera – e para o bem da acumulação dos patrões e empregadores, além de rentistas que se beneficiam dos recursos coletivos da União – a estrutura das relações de trabalho no Brasil. Logo, quando uma conjuntura pode influir de modo estrutural e desestruturante, esta se torna estratégica. Eis a arena onde as maiorias brasileiras hoje se encontram.
Categories: Anarchists

Global: May Day protests staged by trade unions around the world

Labour Start - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: CTV
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Canada: Union membership ‘ticket into middle-class stability,’ study says

Labour Start - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Metro
Categories: Workplace Struggle

France: Topless Femen activists disrupt right-wing May Day speech

Labour Start - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Reuters
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Global: Workers rally on May Day around the world – in pictures

Labour Start - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Guardian
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Global: May Day: Workers of the world unite and take over – their factories

Labour Start - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Guardian
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Australia: Unfurl the Banners. It's May Day

Labour Start - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: This Working Life
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Turkey: Istanbul is Shut Down in order to ban workers May Day celebration in Taksim

Labour Start - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Bianet
Categories: Workplace Struggle

UK: Democratic rights at stake at general election, TUC head will tell May Day rally

Labour Start - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: TUC
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Iceland: General Strike Call: Public Overwhelmingly Supports Union Demands

Labour Start - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: The Grapevine
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Thinking about Anarchism - Anarchism and the State

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 18:52

Ever wonder why the Gardaí show up in large numbers when you’re trying to stop water meters in your estate, but haven’t got the resources to come straight out when you think your neighbour’s house is being burgled? If so, you’re thinking about the state.

 

Misconceptions & Reality

The most common misconception about anarchism is that it is in favour of ‘chaos’ or some sort of world generally devoid of order and democratic institutions which would leave us at the mercy of predators within our society. Therefore it aims for the destruction of civilisation and democracy itself, which in this view are represented by the state – the guarantor of peace, freedom, and of course, roads.

 

 

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McDonalds Workers in New Zealand Win May Day Victory Over Zero Hours Contracts

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 18:43

Congratulations to workers at McDonalds and their union, Unite in New Zealand/Aotearoa who have won their battle with the employer and ended zero hour contracts at the fast food giant!

The workers were due to strike today 1st of May, but McDonalds backed down at the last minute. From 1 October 2015, all McDonald's employees will be offered 80 per cent security of hours, up to a 32 hour weekly cap, based on the average of the previous fixed quarterly worked hours.

 

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Self organising and the city - Squatting panel at Dublin Anarchist Bookfair 2015

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 06:16

What are the challenges and possibilities of popular self-organisation to reclaim our lives, our homes and our cities.

At this years Dublin anarchist bookfair Jenny and Zoe looked at recent occupations in Dublin, including the Grangegorman Squat in Smithfield where resistance to eviction is ongoing

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Swaziland: Regime threatens unions over May Day

Labour Start - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: ITUC
Categories: Workplace Struggle

New Zealand: Stay Away from McDonalds on May Day

Labour Start - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: NZCTU
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Global: Campaign to end corporate greed . May Day 2015 ITUC message

Labour Start - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Radio Labour
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Iran: Labour activists detained in lead-up to May Day

Labour Start - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Radio Zamaneh
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Egypt: Striking public employees to be sent to retirement, court rules

Labour Start - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Aswat Masriya
Categories: Workplace Struggle
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