Turkey's Move into Syria: Challenging the Kurds, Overthrowing Rojava 15:38 Aug 30 1 comments
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Recent articles by James O'Brien
Kapitalisme & oorlog in de Kaukasus 0 commentsRecent Articles about Ireland / Britain Imperialism / War
Lisbon treaty and Democracy - Do We Really Have a Say?
ireland / britain | imperialism / war | news report Friday September 04, 2009 18:21 by James O'Brien - WSM - Workers Solidarity 111 wsm_ireland at yahoo dot com
It’s the time of year where we plebs get a chance to rectify our impertinence in rejecting the Lisbon Treaty. In itself, rerunning the referendum is hardly an affront to democracy. After all, people are simply being asked to confirm the decision made.
The reason it raises hackles is the sheer obviousness of the government’s bias; if the yes side had won, then there would be no second referendum. After all, there wasn’t any after Maastricht, Amsterdam, or Nice 2.
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British Queen's Dublin Castle banquet protested by a few hundred as Garda harass activists 22:16 Fri 20 May 0 comments
About 250 people took part in the éirígí organised march on the banquet for the British Queen staged in Dublin castle Wedensday night. WSM members joined the demonstration but Garda had intercepted the person transporting our flags and banner to the protest leaving us somewhat invisible. This was part of a pattern of suppression of visible protest that occurred throughout the visit of the British Queen despite Garda claims that they would "facilitate protest" in advance of the visit [Italiano]
Hundreds protest war-criminal Tony Blair in Dublin 21:09 Mon 06 Sep 0 comments
At 9:30 Saturday morning, people gathered on O'Connell Street In Dublin to protest against the presence of war criminal and ex British prime-minister Tony Blair. Blair arrived at Easons at around 10am for the book-signing of his recent autobiography, escorted and protected by a sizable gardai presence. Despite the heavy rain, hundreds of protestors took part. At least one protester managed to get past the heavy security to try to make a citizens arrest of Blair for his war crimes. It is reported that Blair is now considering cancelling his London appearance.
No to Lisbon - A Treaty for the Rich 17:41 Thu 03 Sep 2 comments
The WSM is calling for a No vote in the 2nd Lisbon referendum on the grounds that people in Ireland can do a lot better than a choice between the clowns in the Dáil or those in Brussels. We oppose the EU's policies of privatisation, militarisation and attacks on workers' conditions but don’t insult people’s intelligence by saying that our current society in Ireland with its severe recession, diabolical public services and corruption is anything better. The major lack of democracy in our lives is not between us and the EU but between the Irish government and us.
WSM Vote No campaign on Munster's streets - 17th May to 7th June 18:45 Thu 12 Jun 1 comments
A photo-review of WSM activities in Munster cities during the Lisbon referendum campaign. The Cork WSM branch, with the help of other comrades from Limerick and Dublin, did 4 info stalls on the streets of Cork, Limerick and Waterford as part of our campaign activities. Each was blessed with good sunny weather and a public mood in some sympathy with our anarchist vote No message. We gave out thousands of leaflets, and made new contacts across the cities. It was also good to see what other campaigns were active on the ground across Munster.
Sinn Fein Vote To Back PSNI 20:16 Mon 29 Jan 3 comments
On Sunday Sinn Fein voted to support the Police Service of Northern Ireland at their extraordinary ard fheis which was attended by approximately 1,000 delegates.
Anarchist Block on anti-war demonstration in Britain 17:55 Fri 29 Sep 0 comments
The anti-war demonstration in Manchester on September 23rd (taking place the weekend before the Labour party annual conference) was supported by a colourful and vocal 'anarchist block' with attendance from anarchist organisations and non-aligned anarchists from Manchester and across the country, at least 40 bodies in all. The block was called by the Anarchist Federation and Solidarity Federation, two of the class struggle anarchist organisations in Britain with international links (read the jointly produced leaflet 'Why We Haven't Stopped the War Yet'). The day started with an IWW picket of Starbucks in support of union workers in the USA, followed by the anti-war march.
Not Guilty - Shannon Five war resisters acquitted on all charges 22:25 Thu 17 Aug 0 comments
Just before the start of the war against Iraq in 2003 five Plougshares activists gained access to Shannon airport where US war planes were being refuelled. Using hammers and axes they damaged one of these planes. Loyal to George Bush the Irish government has been dragging these activists through the courts but late last month a jury ruled that the actions of the defendents were justifiable as they acted to preserve life in Iraq. These are reports and statements from the WSM on the trial.
Dublin: Thousands March against War in the Lebanon 22:15 Thu 17 Aug 2 comments
The Irish Anti-War Movement (IAWM) and the Irish Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC), called for a national demonstration against Israeli war crimes. This is a brief report of the march.
Derry- FEIC monthly vigil at Raytheon harrassed by PSNI riot squad, 20:25 Wed 16 Aug 0 comments
The peaceful and carnival atmosphere at yesterday evenings (Saturday 12 August) FEIC's monthly vigil in front of Raytheon was shattered when 2 landrovers full of riot gear clad PSNI de-bussed and began filming and corralling protesters.
Report on Dublin protest against visiting British warship HMS Ocean 18:16 Mon 03 Jul 0 comments
ust over 150 people marched down to HMS Ocean to protest the presence of this British warship which was involved in the invasion of Iraq in Dublin port, Thursday June 29. Although some will be disappointed with this turnout in reality it was a significant number for a wet mid week demonstration. Also on the positive side there was a real effort to overcome some of the divisions that have characterised the anti-war movement in Ireland.more >>
An anarchist analysis of the Brexit vote
Observations on Brexit and Lexit in the UK EU membership referendum Jun 22 0 comments
Observations from anarchist in Ireland on the UK EU membership referendum. The referendum will take place in north east Ireland which is under British rule. Citizens of southern Ireland who live in the UK will also have a vote but because the UK is physically the gateway to Europe from Ireland all of the island will be effected by the result.
Stormont Votes Against Ballymurphy massacre inquiry Nov 12 0 comments
Today the story broke that an ex-soldier has been arrested in connection with Bloody Sunday in which 13 people (and another who later died from his injuries) were murdered at a protest against internment in Derry's Bogside on 30 January 1972.
In case you missed it, David Cameron does not believe that reparations or even apologies are the right approach when dealing with the legacy of the enslavement of the Jamaican people at the hands of British Imperialism.
Anarchists can learn a great deal from Republicanism, to make inroads to establishing our ideal in working class communities. We need to create a visible presence in all communities, we need to be seen to be believed. People are looking for answers and are falsely thinking it lies in Republicanism. Within Republicanism lies much of the same which lies in bourgeois society – that is hierarchy and privilege for the few. But I believe the secret to the salvation of society also lies within Republicanism. That is the revolutionary tradition of revolting against oppression, tyranny, and exploitation; which the working class, the oppressed and angry, gravitate towards. And likewise I think Republicans can learn a great deal from anarchism. Maybe from working together on community or workplace struggles we could both learn from each other.more >>
Why we don't welcome the visit of the British Queen May 20 Cork Branch 0 comments
The British Queen - An enemy of the working class, an enemy of the poor, head of the imperialist British state, symbol of privilege, inequality and oppression.
Public meetings to be held in Cork and Dublin this week will pose the question of how the legacy of U.S. imperialism has impacted on the catastrophe visited on Haiti in the recent earthquake.
WSM Supports Direct Action Against RAYTHEON in Derry Aug 16 WSM 0 comments
The Workers Solidarity Movement supports the actions of the anti-war protestors who occupied and sabotaged American arms manufacturer Raytheon's Derry offices
Anti-War Action-Baldonnel Sunday,April 16th Apr 04 4 comments
On April 16th the Irish state is conducting a military style parade of its forces through Dublin city centre in commemoration of the 1916 insurrection and those who lost their lives in it.
Southern African anarchists condemn apparent Terrorist blasts in London Jul 08 ZACF 0 comments
We, the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Federation (ZACF) of southern Africa, stand foursquare with the working and poor people who were apparently the targets of the craven July 7th bus and train bombings in London.more >>