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Defeating the water charges - Don’t be fooled by the concessions - 4 page PDF paper

In the face of massive opposition to the water charges, the government have made several clumsy attempts to placate us, while their partners in the media seek to frighten us off the streets. The latest attempt, delivered by Alan Kelly, Minister for the Environment, Community & Local Government in the Dáil on the 19th of November, is the plan to charge us €160 per year for our water and to give ‘eligible households’ a water conservation grant of €100.

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Global: How can the OSCE combat human trafficking without the unions?

Labour Start - 15 hours 35 min ago
LabourStart headline - Source: Equal Times
Categories: Workplace Struggle

China: Teacher strikes hit three more cities

Labour Start - 15 hours 35 min ago
LabourStart headline - Source: The Financial Times
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Brazil: Paper industry union president murdered

Labour Start - 15 hours 35 min ago
LabourStart headline - Source: IndustriALL
Categories: Workplace Struggle

The End of Antifa?

Libcom.org News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 19:11
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Despite the bleakness of the situation in Ukraine, at least I was amused
by the fact that Nazis were fighting on both sides of the front, killing
each other.

But then I found out that some "anti-fascists" have been doing the same
1) 2) 3).

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Categories: Anarchists

Working Class Livelihoods: Struggle against Each Other, or Revolt against the System?

Anarkismo (en) - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 03:01
Rising inflation means increases in food and petrol prices. Inflation is a global problem, driven partly by conglomerates maximising their profits at the expense of ordinary people. The state plays its role, continually raising prices for services.

The pressure of capitalism has impacted on our lives. It has caused clashes within the working classes, resulting in discrimination and prejudice. Ruling class elites – the political and economic elite – benefit from these struggles between people who compete for scraps from their tables.

Working Class Livelihoods: Struggle against Each Other, or Revolt against the System?

Anarkismo - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 03:01
Rising inflation means increases in food and petrol prices. Inflation is a global problem, driven partly by conglomerates maximising their profits at the expense of ordinary people. The state plays its role, continually raising prices for services.

The pressure of capitalism has impacted on our lives. It has caused clashes within the working classes, resulting in discrimination and prejudice. Ruling class elites – the political and economic elite – benefit from these struggles between people who compete for scraps from their tables.

Categories: Anarchists

O 3º turno pautado pela direita que não ganhou as eleições presidenciais de outubro. Análise de conjuntura para o IHU – semana de 23 de novembro de 2014

Anarkismo - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 20:37
Bruno Lima Rocha, de 23 a 29 de novembro de 2014

Introdução

Estamos diante de um novo fenômeno. O 3º turno no Brasil era na composição de maioria, na busca desenfreada pela tal da governabilidade, dando carne ao conceito de presidencialismo de coalizão. Tal conceito-chave na política brasileira - se for observado sem senso crítico - entra nas falácias neoinstitucionalistas. Se for traduzido pela sua natureza substantiva, revela-se a condição de governo de quem faz campanha ao lado de 10 partidos, embora esconda as legendas oligárquicas nos programas de TV e Rádio. Agora o 3º turno ultrapassa as raias do absurdo e trata do seqüestro da pauta por direita, havendo uma corrida de cancha reta entre o Planalto (ou Dilma e Lula, mais apropriadamente dito) e a oposição neoliberal, apostando o páreo para ver quem alinha de forma mais convicta com o receituário da “retomada de confiança do mercado”. Nesta corrida infeliz, cumpre papéis preponderantes tanto a pressão midiática – como veremos no tópico logo abaixo – como a execução da teoria das portas giratórias, onde o pivô é um alto executivo de finanças que entra e sai do aparelho de Estado como se este fosse o prolongamento de suas atividades privadas. As palavras que seguem não são propaganda ideológica embora não percam sentido de crenças e normatividade. Reforço que não são propícias para quem vive em estado de pensamento mágico, confundindo o apelo publicitário do marketing político com a política nua e crua, embora com requintes de sofisticação, realizada por e pelo andar de cima do Brasil.
Categories: Anarchists

Greece: Country paralyzed by general strike against austerity

Labour Start - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Reuters
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Pakistan: LHWs boycott vaccination campaign in aftermath of polio team attack

Labour Start - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: The Tribune
Categories: Workplace Struggle

Qatar: 100 striking migrant workers arrested - to be deported

Labour Start - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: ITUC
Categories: Workplace Struggle

볼셰비즘의 성격과 전략

Anarkismo - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 16:50
Translation of [Nature and Strategy of Bolshevism]
볼세비키 정권의 반혁명적 성격과 그 결과를 러시아혁명의 상황에서 서술
Categories: Anarchists

Lee Rigby, Facebook and P != NP

Anarchist Writers - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 13:17

Yesterday, in a cynical ploy, the UK parliamentary committee on intelligence affairs released a report which tried to lay the blame for Fusilier Lee Rigby's murder on Facebook. This piece explains why that accusation is not only baseless but an attack on all of us.

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Categories: Anarchists

Για τη δημιουργία ενός αναρχικού κινήματος

Anarkismo - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 07:04
Aπό την αντιδραστική πολιτική στο δυναμικό αγώνα
Το παρών κείμενο δημοσιεύτηκε στο τέταρτο τεύχος (Άνοιξη-Καλοκαίρι 2002) του περιοδικού The Northeastern Anarchist που εκδιδόταν από την Northeastern Federation of Anarchist-Communists (NEFAC) μέχρι το 2009. Ο συγγραφέας του κειμένου υπογράφει με το όνομα Beggar. Πηγή: http://www.nefac.net μετάφραση: kostav
Categories: Anarchists

Une réponse anarchiste-communiste à « Rojava : une perspective anarcho-syndicaliste »

Anarkismo - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 23:59
Ce texte est une réponse à l’article « Rojava : une perspective anarcho-syndicaliste » écrit par « K.B. » et qui a été récemment publié sur le site web « Ideas and Action » de la Workers Solidarity Alliance (WSA, Alliance de Solidarité des Travailleurs) basée en Amérique du Nord. Dans l’article il y a une attaque contre la révolution du Rojava (le Kurdistan syrien) au Moyen-Orient, un évènement dans lequel le Parti des Travailleurs du Kurdistan (PKK en Kurde) a joué un rôle clé. Cette réponse n’est pas publiée de mauvaise foi ou avec de mauvaises intentions envers la personne qui a écrit l’article ou envers son organisation mais, bien plutôt, afin de clarifier et de partager notre pensée concernant la question du soutien anarchiste à la fois aux mouvements de libération nationale et à ce qui, pour nous, est une lutte très importante et inspirante qui se déroule au Moyen-Orient. L’objectif est d’avoir un débat franc et amical qui nous emmène tous et toutes de l’avant. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/27540]
Categories: Anarchists

Rojava : 2 textes sur un débat toujours en cours.

Anarkismo - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 23:58
Voici deux textes traduits de l’anglais sur la situation au Rojava, le Kurdistan autonome syrien, et sur l’attitude que les anarchistes devraient avoir envers le mouvement populaire (pas uniquement kurde d’ailleurs) dans cette région.
Ces deux textes sont symptomatiques du débat parfois agité qui traverse le mouvement anarchiste sur la question de la révolution en cours au Rojava, et plus globalement sur les luttes de libération nationale.
Ils sont révélateurs des méfiances, des réticences, des distances récurrentes (et parfois des renoncements honteux) ou, au contraire, des rapprochements, des solidarités, des espoirs non moins récurrents (et parfois des vaines illusions) que ce type de lutte en général et cette révolution en particulier peut susciter dans nos milieux.
Categories: Anarchists

Marchas del 15 de noviembre en el epicentro de la política brasileña

Anarkismo - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 23:49
Por Bruno Lima Rocha

El debate a respecto del escenario post-electoral, en contra de lo que muchos esperaban, no han disminuido. Ha aumentado la intensidad de las protestas por la derecha, y al mismo tiempo, abre todo un abanico de posibilidades para poner al gobierno elegido contra la pared, lo que reduce aún más su bajo margen de maniobra. Podemos identificar cuatro posibilidades dentro del complejo escenario donde se realizan escenarios simultáneos de lucha.
Categories: Anarchists

USA: ATU on the Ferguson grand jury decision regarding the shooting of Michael Brown

Labour Start - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: ATU
Categories: Workplace Struggle
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