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(en) Ireland, WSM: "Don't Pay - Protes"t - Organise We are distributing 10, 000 copies of a 3 Ways to Win leaflet at tomorrow's protests against the Water Charge
Fri Oct 31 19:30:53 GMT 2014
There is massive opposition across the country to the government’s attempt to impose water charges on us. Not least because we already pay for water through our taxes. This is simply yet another austerity tax. We have put up with years of austerity, cutbacks and extra taxes – all imposed on us to pay off the gambling debts of bankers and financial speculators. Hundreds of thousands of people are now saying ‘No More!’.
People also realise that this is an attempt to prepare our water service for privatisation, which will ultimately end in multinational companies owning it, charging us exorbitant prices and making super profits.
But we don’t have to accept this new charge. We CAN defeat it. To achieve that, there are a few things which we will all have to do: ...
(en) Ukraine: truce the least bad option, but it gave space to fascists on all sides
Fri Oct 31 14:13:43 GMT 2014
This guest post, outlining the current political situation in Ukraine, is by DENIS from the Autonomous Workers Union of Ukraine. It is based on a talk he gave at the Anarchist Book Fair in London on 18 October ---- In terms of class theory, the Maidan protests [that overthrew president Viktor Yanukovych in February] can be defined as a bourgeois democratic movement. aiming at restoring the liberal political and individual rights and freedoms and defending the interests of the bourgeoisie which had been threatened by president Yanukovych. This movement ousted Yanukovych and brought to power a right liberal bourgeois government. ---- There was a threat of the far right seizing power in Ukraine, in the short period of a power vacuum [after the Yanukovych regime collapsed] but they failed to seize the chance. Today they are acting rather as junior partners of the ...
(nl) IAA – Einde van conflict met Santander Bank, ISBAN en Panel Sistemas … maar de strijd gaat door [en]
Fri Oct 31 07:13:10 GMT 2014
Gedurende het afgelopen jaar zijn onze kameraden van de CNT in conflict geweest met de bovenstaande bedrijven die IT arbeiders overplaatsen om voor de Santander Bank en enkele andere bedrijven het sluiten van directe contracten te voorkomen. ISBAN is eigendom van de Santander Bank en wordt gebruikt om direct inhuren te voorkomen. Op deze manier worden ongeveer 10.000 arbeiders gedwongen te werken in meer precaire omstandigheden. Onze kameraad van de IT Arbeiders Vakbond in Madrid werd ontslagen na het vestigen van de aandacht op deze problemen en pogingen om zich te organiseren. ---- De CNT organiseerde acties in heel Spanje en de IAA in de hele wereld. Enkele andere organisaties en kameraden deden ook mee aan solidariteitsacties die in 15 landen werden gehouden. ---- We begrijpen dat de solidariteitsacties veel deden om te helpen! We zijn er van op de hoogte gesteld ...
(fr) Canada, UCL - Collectif Emma Goldman, Brève. Grève dans deux ports du Costa Rica! (en)
Thu Oct 30 23:17:53 GMT 2014
Manifestation contre le projet de privatisation des ports de Puerto Moin et Puerto Limón. ---- La grève générale, lancée le 22 octobre dernier à Puerto Moin et Puerto Limón, est en réponse à la privatisation de deux ports costaricains par la compagnie néerlandaise AMP Terminals. 85% du commerce international est bloqué par les grévistes. Les représentants syndicaux ont mentionné que la grève était illimitée. Tout cela survient après que le gouvernement se soit entendu avec APM Terminals sur une concession de 33 ans pour la construction d'un nouveau terminal à conteneurs à Moin. L'un des membres du syndicat Japdeva, Ronaldo Blear, a déclaré que cette grève est un combat pour la dignité, pour mettre fin au monopole et pour éviter le mal qu'une telle privatisation ferait à la population de Limón. ...
Last updated: Fri Oct 31 20:30:57 2014