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Argentina, Ciudad De La Plata: Falleció María Esther Biscayart De Tello, Madre De Plaza De Mayo.

Anarkismo - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 11:30
La Madre de Plaza de Mayo María Esther Biscayart de Tello falleció en la mañana de este miércoles en el Hospital Italiano de La Plata, informó la agrupación HIJOS en un comunicado.
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Kuwait: Global union warning to Kuwaiti multinational over Kenyan truckers

Labour Start - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: ITF
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Tunisia: Strong union presence in Tunisian march against terrorism

Labour Start - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: IUF
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Qatar: Slaves Forced to Run Marathon Shoeless in Qatar

Labour Start - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Daily Beast
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A Grand Day Out

Anarchist Writers - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 07:22

“Ed, that’s soldier’s headed our way, we’re gonna have to move”. Sure enough the soldier is trudging down the road towards us, unshouldering his rifle and looking, even from this distance, distinctly narked. Ed doesn’t directly acknowledge my warning, except with a barely discernible movement of the head, focussed as he is on his camera shot. He knows I know that he’s heard me and he knows that as I haven’t yet added the “...now!” intensifier, that he has a few more precious seconds to finish the shot, as the camera pans over the ruins of Eastern Kobane against the backdrop of Mishtenur Hill. It’s 2:30 in the afternoon of Thursday 19 March on the Turkish side of the border with Syria and Kobane. 

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United Arab Emirates: Tell Dior Slavery Stinks

Labour Start - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: ITUC
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Global: Weaker Unions = Higher CEO Pay

Labour Start - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Huffington Post
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Ireland: Thousands of Dunnes Stores workers strike in employment conditions row

Labour Start - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Irish Independent
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The ‘greatness' of democracy: repression, exception, and extermination

Libcom.org News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 15:35

A translated article that gives a short info about the ongoing hunger strike of greek anarchist prisoners that started on 2/3. The artice was originally written by the greek anarchist group "Convention of Anarchists for the Social and Class Counter-Attack".

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Argentina: Travel chaos as transit unions strike

Labour Start - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Yahoo
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More texts about Rojava

Libcom.org News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 13:59

“Rojava Revolution”? “Anti-State”? "Anti-Capitalist”? Or a new imposture?

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[South Africa] End the de facto State of Emergency in Themelihle

Anarkismo (en) - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 08:58
The Thembelihle Crisis Committee, the United Front (UF), the Right to Know (R2K) Campaign and the Democratic Left Front call on all people of good conscience in South Africa to endorse the call for an end to the security siege of Thembelihle. Since the 25th of February 2015, Thembelihle has faced a de facto State of Emergency at the hands of the South African Police Services (SAPS) and other security agents. This undeclared, unofficial State of Emergency in Thembelihle is an attack on all our constitutionally guaranteed rights to and freedoms to organise, associate and freely express ourselves. We call for urgent action to put pressure on the SAPS to end the siege. We call for the creation of conducive conditions for free, open and democratic political activity in which the people of Thembelihle may express and exercise their right to protest, and have their demands for a decent life of dignity met.

Recovering Portugal's Mass Anarchist History

Anarkismo (en) - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 09:54
a review of João Freire's Freedom Fighters: Anarchist Intellectuals, Workers, and Soldiers in Portugal's History
Overshadowed in most histories by the Spanish anarchist movement next door, the Portuguese movement may have been numerically smaller but was relatively, by head of population, a *larger* movement, with the anarchosyndicalist CGT achieving an almost totally hegemonic position in the working class. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/28095]

The Forgotten Tradition of French Sovietism

Anarkismo (en) - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 09:49
a review of David Berry's A History of the French Anarchist Movement, 1917-1945
To an English-speaking outsider, the French anarchist movement - as distinct from the Francophone anarchist movement in North Africa, Vietnam, etc - is often viewed as the "mother" movement because of the massive CGT union federation which, under anarchist sway, amalgamated with the local Bourses du Travail in 1895, establishing an "apolitical" model of mass anarchosyndicalism that was replicated in Fracophile countries such as Poland and most of Europe and lands as far away as Brazil, Egypt and Senegal.

Brazil: The Débâcle of the PT

Anarkismo (en) - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 06:31
Hundreds of thousands of chiefly white middle class protesters took to the streets in Brazil on 15 March in an organized upsurge of hatred against the federal administration led by President Dilma Rousseff of the Workers’ Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores, PT). These protests are far more cohesive and better organized than the previous wave of anti-government demonstrations, in 2013; their demands are unambiguously reactionary, and they include primarily the country's elite.

Rally Against Racism Sat 4 April

Anarkismo (en) - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 08:21
The far Right “Reclaim Australia” plans to hold an anti-Muslim rally in Melbourne and also at other places around Australia. They want people to believe they’re just “ordinary Australians” who are worried about “radical Islam”. What they’re NOT telling you is that they are Fascists – yes, actual far Right, Hitler-loving racists who have decided it’s a tactical advantage to wrap themselves in Australian flags. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/28097]

Grangegorman resists Eviction

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:52

We covered the attempted eviction of the squatted complex at Grangegorman during the week of via our new Facebook page, youtube and Twitter.  

For those not familar with Dublin the attempted eviction is happening just 100m north of Smithfield Square.  The complex consists of a mix of residentical, industrial & commercial premises that had been left derlict for up to 15 years.  There had been a couple of eviction scares previously but at 6.30am on the morning of Monday 23rd March the residents were suddenly worken by the sound of a gang of over 30 men smashing their way into the compound and in at least one case into their houses.  

One of our reporters was awoke shortly afterwards to a text message sayiong this was happening and they made their way down, the coverage that follows is a result of their work and the work of other WSM reporters.  We've edited the updates together and improved their readibility.

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Coverage of the massive M21 Water Charges demonstration

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:08

March 21st saw tens of thousands of protesters take to the streets of Dublin once more for 3 marches from different points of the city that converged in O'Connell st. This video attempts to give a sense of the huge size of the marches by mixing footage taken from among the marches on the streets with that taken from overhead during the huge rally at the end.

Our coverage started early in the morning on our new Solidarity Times page with "19 buses are leaving Donegal as we write for the long trip to Dublin and the massive M21 protest marches against the Water Charge"


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Massive student victory at for-profit cosmotology school with the Portland Solidarity Network

Libcom.org News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 02:44

The Inner City Committee of the Portland Solidarity Network announces a massive victory at a local for-profit beauty school, which stands as a possible future for student organizing.

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