New publications from the AF in October 2014 18:22 Oct 26 0 comments
Someday We'll Be Ready, and We'll Be Enough 09:27 Oct 24 0 comments
3. Libertäre Medienmesse im Ruhrgebiet 17:32 Jul 04 0 comments
Apoyo al 2° Encuentro Anarquista de Caracas 21:39 Jan 14 0 commentsmore >>
Recent articles by Andrew
Recent Articles about Ireland / Britain Anarchist movement
Especifist organisation founded in Wales Nov 11 14
The Dublin anarchist Bookfair returns to Liberty Hall on Saturday 12th of April this year
our 9th annual edition with events also on Friday night & Sunday afternoon
Late addition: We are pleased to announce that Selma James is taking part in this years Dublin Anarchist Bookfair.
Before and during the bookfair we encourage you to tweet to #dabf
The weekend starts Friday night with a film screening before the main event in Liberty Hall on Saturday, an afters party / fundraiser in The Flowing Tide Saturday night and then rolling though to Sunday afternoon for a Cycling tour around Dublin. It's one hell of a weekend and you will meet some amazing people.
We have provided individual Facebook events for many of the subsections of the bookfair. Please do click through and resspond to any you are going to as this gives us an indication of numbers and so helps with planning. The micro stories you create also help let additional people know about that aspect of the bookfair that we might fail to reach by other methods.
Friday 11th in Seomra Spraoi at 7.30 - 'Broken Song' screening
Saturday 12th - Dublin Anarchist Bookfair - Liberty Hall - 10am to 6pm
The main event of the weekend will see 20-30 organisations with stalls & information stands downstairs in Liberty Hall while upstairs and in the Flowing Tide three streams of meetings & workshops will run throughout the day. Admission is free; donations towards the cost are greatfully received.
Be sure to RSVP to the main event on Facebook as we use this to gauge numbers and plan accordingly. Details of some of these meeting below, additions will be announced on the main Facebook event page and added here.
Anarchism, Punk, Cultures of Resistance & that ‘lifestyle’ V ‘social anarchism' debate - Theater
Defeating Fracking - setting limits to growth? - Red Room
A year of class war - the British Miners Strike of 1984 -Theatre
My Life in Activism : Women speak - Red Room
Radical Cooperatives: homes without landlords, workers without bosses - The Flowing Tide pub
Priceless land: Resisting Displacement in Colombia - Theatre
Dublin Housing Action: Past, present & future - Red room
Can we eliminate the reproduction of oppression in our movements? - Flowing Tide Pub
16.00 - 17.30
Care & Social Reproduction - Selma James - Theatre
A Media panel on Manufacturing Consent - Red Room
Ten Minute Campaign Talks - Flowing Tide Pub
18.00 - Liberty Hall closes move to Flowing Tide
A Dublin Solidarity Network - What are the possibilities? - Flowing Tide pub
Fri 19 Dec, 15:02
Brief report from the WSM conference in Ireland 21:04 Thu 16 Oct 0 comments
The Workers Solidarity Movement had out conference last weekend at which many of the conclusions from the collections education and discussion process we have had over the last 2-3 years were formalised as policies.
Report on WSM (Ireland) National Conference - Autumn 2013 20:50 Wed 18 Dec 0 comments
The WSM had its Autumn national conference in Dublin on the 23rd November. National Conference is the ultimate decision making body in the WSM. It happens every six months usually over a day or two. As well as discussing motions time is also spent on discussing the past six months activity and prospects for the next period. Conference also hears reports of activity from all branches, officers and working groups. This covered areas like the Irish Anarchist Review, WSM Website, Dublin Anarchist Bookfair and our pro-choice and anti racist work.
Collective Action affiliate to Anarkismo 14:18 Wed 10 Jul 0 comments
We are pleased to announce our affiliation to the international anarchist communist co-operative project, Anarkismo. Our affiliation comes after months of discussion and clarification of Collective Action's political positions as well as the positions of constituent members of Anarkismo.
Black Flag of Anarchism flies over Free Derry - John McGuffin & a history of Free Derry corner 14:12 Tue 01 May 0 comments
On the 10th anniversary of the death of former Civil Rights activist and Anarchist John McGuffin, local activists including former friends and comrades gathered in Derry’s Bogside and gave the iconic monument a fitting rebellious make-over with the red and black colours of anarchism. Over the next fortnight the black flag of anarchy will fly over Free Derry corner in a fine tribute. No Gods No Masters!
The History of Belfast anarchism 22:55 Fri 09 Sep 0 comments
Historian Mairtin O Cathain’s ‘Wee Black Booke’ has now been added to our archive for you to read or download. In it he pulls together reports of anarchism in and around Belfast in the years from 1867 to 1973. With no local movement for much of this period, the pamphlet looks at some individuals whose political activity merited mention in the media of the time. O Cathain’s work stops before the emergence in the late 1970s of the groups from which contemporary anarchist organisations Workers Solidarity Movement and Organise! can trace their roots.
Solidarity Books (Cork) is up and running! 23:13 Mon 21 Dec 0 comments
A new, alternative meeting space and bookshop has just opened on Douglas Street, Cork in Ireland. This is early days but we want to get the word out that this new initiative needs you and your support!
Successful anarchist event in Belfast 21:57 Sat 25 Jul 0 comments
The Workers Solidarity Movement and Anarchist Communist Discussion Group, organised a successful day of discussions and workshops last Saturday in the Belfast Unemployed Centre tackling issues such as fighting fascism and racism from a class perspective, anarchist organisation and our vision of a free, classless, post-capitalist society.
Remembering an anarchist revolutionary 01:12 Mon 06 Jul 2 comments
The passing of US anarchist prisoner, Harold H Thompson last October marked the end of a revolutionary, a fighter for the libertarian ideal, who remained unbowed and unbroken in the face of a social order built on domination and exploitation.
Belfast May Day - anarchists in the sunshine 18:21 Thu 14 May 0 comments
Thirty or so anarchists marched with the WSM and/or Organise! at the Belfast May day march this year. Initially the rally was addressed by trade unionists including John Maguire, Visteon union convenor.
2008 The Cork Grassroots Gathering 23:07 Mon 09 Feb 0 comments
The Grassroots Gathering is a twice-yearly coming together of anarchists and libertarian socialists who are active in political groups and campaigns up and down the island of Ireland. The second of 2008's Gatherings was held in Cork on 14th-16th November. The 90 or so attending, combined with the quality of the discussions, left its organisers very pleased with the weekend. It showed that there's a lot of life left in the Grassroots Gathering as a show-case for trends and thinking among Ireland's libertarian left.more >>
Wolnosc: Rozmyślania na temat anarchizmu Feb 27 0 comments
Mówi się o dwóch typach wolności- pozytywnej i negatywnej lub uogólniając, o istnieniu wolność od.. do. Uważam tą dychotomie za nieprawdziwa i mało znacząca. Wolność nie jest słowem opisującym dwojakość, wolność odnosi się tylko do jednego stanu rzeczy.
Rola organizacji anarchistycznej Feb 26 0 comments
Patrząc na dzisiejszy świat trudno jest sobie wyobrazic jak miało by powstać społeczeństwo które chcielibyśmy zobaczyć. Ale zamiast siedzieć z założonymi rękami czekając na upadek kapitalizmu albo nadejście rewolucji, wierzymy w organizowanie sie tu i teraz.
Is there a need for a new Glasgow /Scotland-wide Anarchist Group? Dec 17 0 comments
Dublin has an influential anarchist group, the Workers Solidarity Movement. It co-ordinates involvement in local campaigns ('especifismo' social insertion) and distribute a free quarterly news-sheet of 6000+ copies. Glasgow lacks this, but is not lacking in serious community struggles or a need for closer and more structured involvement of anarchists and other socialists in those struggles.
The end of the British anarchist magazine Black Flag? Nov 23 6 comments
Observant attendees of this year's anarchist bookfair may have noticed that Black Flag did not have a stall nor was a new issue out. Some speculation has been made on the libcom.org forums that it is no more. The truth is, perhaps. It depends on what happens next and whether people get involved.
Where to Now? Anti-capitalist protest - global and local Jun 24 0 comments
Debate on the effectiveness of the Black Bloc tactic could well go on forever. It is certainly hard to avoid the conclusion that anti-globalisation protests that avoid direct action will kill off the movement, or at least greatly reduce participation in it.more >>
Especifist organisation founded in Wales Nov 11 LCG 0 comments
The Libertarian Communist Group was formally launched at a meeting in North Wales on Saturday, November 8, 2014, the anniversary of the birth of Nestor Makhno, the famous Ukrainian anarchist. [Português] [Italiano]
Anarchists Condemn G8 Scaremongering May 23 0 comments
In response to yesterday’s Irish News (Mon 20 May 2013) front page article, “Police to Occupy hundreds of vacant premises in Belfast during G8”, the Workers Solidarity Movement condemned security forces scaremongering in the media.
Solidarity with "Freedom" Feb 05 0 comments
Solidarity Statement with "Freedom"
Statement from Liberty & Solidarity 7th Conference Sep 27 L&S 1 comments
Liberty & Solidarity's 7th Biannual conference has taken the decision to disband the organisation. We are still proud of what Liberty & Solidarity has achieved and we hope to continue to work together towards shared goals, engaging with an ever broader range of trade unionists and community activists. Our project, the empowerment of working people within the workplace and society, remains the same.
Hundreds expected to attend Dublin Anarchist Bookfair May 18 WSM 0 comments
Hundreds of people from all over Ireland are expected to attend the 7th annual Dublin Anarchist Bookfair which takes place in Liberty Hall, Dublin on Saturday 26th May. The Bookfair, organised by the Workers Solidarity Movement, will consist of a day of meetings, debates, discussions and films and will also host bookstalls and information stands from a large number of political organisations and campaigning groups.more >>