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

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) - 11 hours 12 min ago
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.

Bil'in - 10 years of persistent joint struggle

Anarkismo - 11 hours 12 min ago
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.
Categories: Anarchists

USA: The incredible decline of American unions, in one animated map

Labour Start - 16 hours 47 min ago
LabourStart headline - Source: Washington Post
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Global: Right to Strike Re-affirmed at ILO

Labour Start - 16 hours 47 min ago
LabourStart headline - Source: ITUC
Categories: Workplace Struggle

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

Labour Start - 16 hours 47 min ago
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 waiting 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
Categories: Anarchists

Mexico: Police kill one, injure dozens at teachers’ protest

Labour Start - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Euronews
Categories: Workplace Struggle

The New Security Bill - a Fascist Police Takeover?

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 09:53

The parliament in Turkey has witnessed unprecedented scenes; opposition MPs being beaten up by AKP (the ruling Justice and Development Party) MPs and Ministers, one MP being pushed down from the balcony of the assembly hall, falling facedown resulting in broken ribs, right wing ultra nationalist MHP MPs and socialist Kurdish opposition party MPs holding a sit in side by side.  All because of the new  New ‘Internal Security Package’ .  In this piece one of our supporters in Turkey explains what is happening and goes on to look at the broader context, including events in Rojava. 
 

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Labour Pinkwashing is Cynical Seat-Saving Measure

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 09:00
In a desperate attempt to save a few liberal seats the Labour Party have been engaged in trying to suggest the water charge movement is some sort of homophobic mob. It's an argument based on the worst Dublin 4 prejudice and snobbery. Joan started the slander after Jobstown, Aodhan continued it in the Irish Times in a piece whose only outcome if believed would be to win election votes at the cost of equality votes.

Aidan writes "As a queer and a participant in the anti-water charges movement, I regard Aodhán Ó Ríordáin's comments as a rather cynical and desperate attempt to paint one of the most promising movements for progress in this state as somehow regressive, and to staple together some progressive credentials for himself by co-opting LGBT demands and organising.

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Τέχνη, φεμινισμός και άλλα παραμύθια

Anarkismo - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 07:49
Η περίπτωση της Barbara Kruger
Η συμμετοχή γυναικών καλλιτεχνών, που μεταξύ άλλων απευθύνουν ερωτήματα σχετικά με τους κοινωνικούς ρόλους και τις έμφυλες επιτελέσεις, με έργα τους σε μεγάλες διοργανώσεις και εκθέσεις σημαντικών ιδρυμάτων είναι πλέον γεγονός ακόμη και στην ελληνική εικαστική πραγματικότητα, η οποία με επιδεικτική καθυστέρηση ακολούθησε τις διεθνείς εξελίξεις
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Sobre la solidaridad del proceso social en Rojava: entrevista a un militante del DAF

Anarkismo - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 22:49
Nota preliminar: Rojava es una región autónoma en el Kurdistán Sirio, está compuesto por tres cantones ubicados al norte y al noroeste de Siria y que no se hallan contiguos: Efrin, Cezire y Kobane. La mayoría de la población aquí es kurda, pero hay gente de un sinnúmero de religiones y perteneciente a una importante diversidad de etnias. Durante la “Primavera Árabe” del 2011, cuando los ojos del mundo posaban sobre Egipto y Túnez, se desató la guerra civil en Siria. Un año después, ya en el verano del 2012, la autoridad de Bashar al-Assad y su gobierno perdió terreno en el Rojava. En lugar de aliarse a los rebeldes sirios, los kurdos decidieron optar por su autonomía, y declararon la libertad e independencia de su región de todo poder (Estado o Nación); optaron por el autogobierno. Si en algún momento los kurdos lucharon por su propio Estado, ahora lo hacen por el Confederalismo Democrático, un programa donde predomina la democracia directa desde las bases, la autonomía de gobierno, la equidad de género, la economía de cooperación y otros importantes pilares como la ecología y la cooperación federativa. En la actualidad, la Guerra Civil Siria ha planteado dos frentes contra los kurdos, por un lado el gobierno sirio y por otro los rebeldes extremistas en la zona (en especial el Estado Islámico); la vecina Turquía es hostil al proceso de Rojava e Iraq representa un riesgo latente debido al empuje de la coalición occidental y árabe contra el Estado Islámico en ese país. A continuación presentamos una entrevista realizada por Bruno Lima en enero del presente año a un militante de la organización turca Acción Revolucionaria Anarquista. Hemos alterado levemente el texto para insertar notas al final y permitir que la lectura sea más fluida, así como también para comprender la naturaleza de ciertas organizaciones que podrían ser ajenas al lector.

Categories: Anarchists

USA: Want to Be Happy? Join a Union

Labour Start - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: NY Times
Categories: Workplace Struggle

24 F. Por El Desmonte Del ESMAD. Contra El Terror Estatal. Por La Vidad, La Dignidad Y La Rebeldía.

Anarkismo - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 15:57
El 24 de febrero de 1999, con dineros del Plan Colombia, fue creado El Escuadrón Móvil Anti Disturbios (ESMAD). Con la excusa de evitar desórdenes y de contener a las multitudes rebeldes, se ha especializado, con tecnologías de muerte, en golpear, desalojar, violentar, reprimir y asesinar a campesinos, indígenas, estudiantes, profesores, trabajadores, venteros ambulantes, jóvenes y a todo aquel que se levante contra este injusto sistema y se interponga entre los intereses de los ricos, siendo este escuadrón una pieza más del engranaje represivo y terrorista del Estado colombiano.
Categories: Anarchists

Eleventh Anarchist Bookfair in Zagreb

Anarkismo (en) - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 08:25
The Eleventh Anarchist Bookfair in Zagreb will take place on April 10th to April 12th, 2015. Anarchist Bookfair in Zagreb (ASK – Anarhisticki sajam knjiga) is annual anarchist event and first ten bookfairs went well, and we hope to bring in more and more people every year as participants, publishers, groups, projects – whoever is interested in what the bookfair has to offer.

Eleventh Anarchist Bookfair in Zagreb

Anarkismo - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 08:25
The Eleventh Anarchist Bookfair in Zagreb will take place on April 10th to April 12th, 2015. Anarchist Bookfair in Zagreb (ASK – Anarhisticki sajam knjiga) is annual anarchist event and first ten bookfairs went well, and we hope to bring in more and more people every year as participants, publishers, groups, projects – whoever is interested in what the bookfair has to offer.
Categories: Anarchists

El gringo y la paz

Anarkismo - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 06:44
Bernard Aronson ha sido nombrado delegado especial de los EEUU en la mesa de negociaciones entre el gobierno colombiano y los insurgentes de las FARC-EP. Su presencia es un reconocimiento explícito de que el conflicto colombiano no es un conflicto meramente interno, sino de carácter hemisférico, en el cual EEUU ha clavado sus garras desde antes del surgimiento de las guerrillas.
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