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ireland / britain / miscellaneous / opinion / analysis domenica maggio 20, 2012 17:41 byCostas A.   image 2 images
Standing with one foot in Ireland and the other foot in Greece and having an interest and a natural curiosity for all "things", I listen, watch and follow events that take place in both countries regarding all aspects of human life, social-political-economical and not only. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / community struggles / opinion / analysis sabato maggio 19, 2012 15:19 byWSM   image 3 images
The National Conference of the Campaign Against the Household and Water Taxes this Saturday will be making some key decisions that will determine the future success of the campaign. The ultimate objective of our campaign should be to ensure that everyone who gets involved in it can have an equal input into our decision-making. This will make for a more democratic and far more efficient Campaign which large numbers of people will feel direct ownership of. That will mean a far stronger Campaign and one capable of winning. On Saturday we will be distributing this text which explains the case for direct democracy as a leaflet to those attending the conference. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / economy / opinion / analysis venerdì maggio 18, 2012 16:15 byFergal Rowe   image 3 images
On the 31st May, the Irish people will be asked to vote in a referendum on the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union, commonly known as the Fiscal Compact Treaty. The YES side in the campaign argue that this is necessary in order to maintain stability across the EU, and the NO side argue that this treaty represents an enshrinement and continuation of the austerity we have faced since 2008. However, both sides, either through ignorance, cynicism or malice, portray the limitations of people's agency and power as the ticking of a box on a piece of paper.

Putting aside the neo-liberal talk of 'stability' for a moment, it is interesting to examine the crux of the NO campaign's argument. The ULA refers to it as the 'Austerity Treaty' in most of its literature and Sinn Fein have put out posters bearing the words 'Austerity isn't working; Vote NO'. There are a number of reasons why this is tactically inept; but primarily, to put across the idea that the agenda of the ruling class, the agenda of austerity and neo-liberalism, can be halted by ticking a box is the worst possible message to disseminate. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / anarchist movement / press release venerdì maggio 18, 2012 16:09 byCostas Avramidis   image 1 image
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. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / religion / opinion / analysis venerdì maggio 18, 2012 16:04 bySean Matthews   image 1 image
The media frenzy may have settled for now over Cardinal Sean Brady’s failure to pass on information about a notorious clerical sex abuser in his midst but we need to make sure we don’t let this extremely wealthy multi-national chiefdom called the Catholic Church off the hook. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / anarchist movement / anarchist communist event mercoledì maggio 16, 2012 23:32 byandrew   image 1 image
The 7th Anarchist Bookfair will take place in Dublin the weekend of 26th May 2012 at Liberty Hall, Eden Quay. We have a full schedule of meetings planned and a varied range of book stalls from a host of anarchist and radical publishers and organisations. Doors open at 10am and the first meetings start at 11:30 so forgo the weekend lie-in, grab a coffee and come on down! read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / anarchist movement / press release martedì maggio 15, 2012 16:23 byCostas Avramidis   image 1 image
Anarchist news opinion and analysis from Ireland read full story / add a comment
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irlanda / gran bretagna / movimento anarchico / comunicato stampa venerdì maggio 04, 2012 18:50 byCollective Action   image 1 image
Documento per il 1° Maggio di Collective Action. Ecco la nostra analisi sui problemi che sono davanti al movimento anarchico del Regno Unito, ecco il nostro appello a tutti i comunisti anarchici indipendenti perchè partecipino al nostro progetto di rivisitare la nostra tradizione politica, raggrupparci e riaccendere la nostra azione politica. [English] read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / economy / opinion / analysis giovedì maggio 03, 2012 17:45 byGregor Kerr   image 1 image
Analysis of the forthcoming referendum in Ireland regarding austerity read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / anarchist movement / press release mercoledì maggio 02, 2012 19:25 byCollective Action   text 1 comment (last - mercoledì maggio 02, 2012 20:49)   image 1 image
May Day statement of "Collective Action". In it we outline our analysis of the problems facing the anarchist movement in the UK and offer a call out to all independent anarchist communists to participate in our project to re-visit our political tradition, re-group and re-kindle our political action. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / the left / anarchist communist event martedì maggio 01, 2012 16:14 byWorkers Solidarity Movement   image 1 image
The WSM are calling for people to march with us on an anti-authoritarian block for this year’s May Day march which is happening on the day itself, Tuesday 1st May, assembling in Parnell Square from 18.30hrs. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / anarchist movement / news report martedì maggio 01, 2012 16:12 byWSM-Derry   image 2 images
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! read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / history of anarchism / opinion / analysis lunedì aprile 30, 2012 17:52 byAlan McSimon   image 2 images
First leaflet from the Dublin Anarchist Group read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / community struggles / opinion / analysis mercoledì aprile 25, 2012 16:10 byWorkers Solidarity Movement   image 1 image
Shell to Sea have released a very detailed report into the GSOC 'investigation' of the Garda at the center of the 'Corrib Cops Rape Tape' which first came to public attention one year ago today. The report reveals that the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) engaged in spin and misinformation that misled the public over the Corrib ‘rape’ recording incident of March 2011 and undermined the case against Gardaí. The report details GSOC’s attempts to serve the interests of An Garda Síochána by undermining the women who made the recording public, while deflecting attention from the behaviour of Gardaí. The document was prepared by Shell to Sea with one of the women about whom the ‘rape’ comments were made and seven academics at NUI Maynooth. It has been made available online as a PDF and we are republishing it here: read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / repression / prisoners / news report mercoledì aprile 25, 2012 16:05 byWorkers Solidarity Movement   image 1 image
Hundreds of people gathered in Derry’s Bogside today in what was one of the largest demonstrations held yet in support of the imprisoned political prisoner and former IRA hunger striker Marian Price to demand her immediate release. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / workplace struggles / news report mercoledì aprile 25, 2012 14:55 byJames McBarron   image 1 image
With the announcement today by the TEEU and Unite that they are urging a No vote in the forthcoming Fiscal Compact Referendum allied to the fact that Mandate announced a similar position yesterday a clear division is emerging between the leading trade unions. SIPTU has basically offer its support for the treaty in return for a funded job creation plan, this is basically the union leadership buying time before it falls in line with Labour and calls for a yes vote. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / anarchist movement / anarchist communist event martedì aprile 24, 2012 16:05 byCostas Avramidis   image 1 image
The 4th Belfast Anarchist Bookfair will take this Saturday at 12pm in the Warzone centre, Little Victoria Street in the city centre. Hosted by Organise!/Just Books Collective there will be also a WSM stall, including the latest "Workers Solidarity" and "Irish Anarchist Review". read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / economy / opinion / analysis martedì aprile 24, 2012 15:46 byJames McBarron   image 1 image
Analysis by James McBarron, from Workers Solidarity Cork branch. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / workplace struggles / news report domenica aprile 22, 2012 16:07 bySean Matthews   image 1 image
Workers direct action- An injury to one is an injury to all Ⓐ read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / community struggles / opinion / analysis domenica aprile 22, 2012 15:53 byGregor Kerr   image 1 image
Peoples movement in Ireland, opposing Irish government austerity measures. read full story / add a comment
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repealbanner.jpg imageWSM International Women’s Day Message - 2018 19:13 gio 08 mar by WSM women 0 comments

International Working Women’s Day is steeped in the radical history of women demanding improvement in our daily lives and in our working conditions. IWWD dates back to 1857 in New York City. Women garment workers went on strike to demand a 10-hour working day, better working conditions and equal rights.  In honour of this strike, another was held  in 1908 by women needle trade workers.  They demanded voting rights and, an end to sweatshops and child labour. Two years later, the socialist, Clara Zetkin, proposed that the 8th of March be commemorated as International Working Women’s Day.  It was first celebrated nationally in the Soviet Union after the https://www.wsm.ie/russian-revolution, a  revolution which  began with a strike  of women textile workers. On https://www.wsm.ie/iwd, women stand in solidarity with each other against oppression. We demand control over our lives. We demand https://www.wsm.ie/c/anarchism-oppression-exploitation-policy. We demand freedom.

The front of the march passed the GPO imageMarch for Choice 2017 - report & video from Dublin 23:03 ven 13 ott by Dermo & Andrew 0 comments

Saturday the 30th of September 2017 will go down as a high point in the fight for abortion rights in the Republic of Ireland, and that is a struggle that stretches back decades. Years of campaigning and maintaining a focus on the issue, saw a massive crowd of nearly 30,000 people take to the streets for the annual March for Choice as organised by the Abortion Rights Campaign [ARC]. The calls are for action, and the need for Repeal of the 8th Amendment which bans abortion in almost all circumstances.

shoutprochoice.jpg imageFrom Dublin to Brussels demand universal access to abortion 20:09 mar 26 set by International Sec 0 comments

The Workers Solidarity Movement in Ireland is in full support of the protests in Brussels on the 28th September demanding a guaranteed, free, and accessible access to abortion across Europe. The EU has stood by idly while the bodily autonomy of pregnant people continues to be violated by some member states including Ireland and Malta. It has similarly done nothing while other member states progressively attack reproductive rights based on the political whimsy of the controlling parties of ever-increasing conservative governments. We hope the this mobilisation will demonstrate the united commitment to reproductive freedom for all.

We stand with you in spirit as we prepare for our own mobilisation on the 30th of September for the Dublin March for Choice and it appears almost certain a constitutional referendum to remove the ban on abortion next summer. The text that follows is our position paper on abortion rights agreed by WSM national conference this summer.

textNational Conference Workers Solidarity Movement Ireland 21:37 dom 03 set by Nic 0 comments

The Workers Solidarity Movement held our national conference in Dublin, Ireland on the 22nd July. What follows is a brief report on the day’s proceedings.

rally4choiceimage.jpg imageRally 4 Choice successfully sees off annual anti-choice parade in Ireland 00:17 ven 21 lug by Andrew 0 comments

Every year in either Dublin or Belfast the pro and anti choice movements come head to head around the so called ‘Rally for Life’. This year it was Dublin’s unwilling role to play host to the bigot parade. It mattered more years than many as a referendum on the hated 8th Amendment that bans abortion is promised for next year. It could be that the next Dublin bigot parade scheduled for 2019 will come after they have suffered a major defeat.

jobstownjoan.jpg imageIrish state fails in bid to frame community activists for false imprisonment 23:27 ven 30 giu by Various 0 comments

Six men were on trial accused of falsely imprisoning the then Tanáiste (deputy Prime Minister) and Labour Party TD, Joan Burton, and her colleague in Jobstown, a working class suburb of Dublin, on 15 November 2014. The charge of false imprisonment carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. All six men claimed that they were exercising their right to protest, and that the protest was peaceful. This was part of a mass campaign that successfully defeated the attempt to introduce water charges. Following a nine week trial, the six have been found not guilty.

standwithbusworkers.jpg imageSuccessful secondary pickets bring public transport to a halt in Ireland 19:04 ven 31 mar by Andrew 0 comments

Inter city bus workers in Ireland launched widespread secondary pickets at 4am this morning. Solidarity from transport workers at the other services picketed meant that most of the country ground to a halt as morning rush hour approached, almost all trains, Dublin bus and light rail services did not operate. The action is a clear demonstration of the power transport workers hold because of their position in economies.

Dublin's main bridge was occupied imageThousands take part in pro-choice #Strike4Repeal in Ireland 18:46 gio 30 mar by Andrew 0 comments

International Womens Day in Ireland saw thousands take to the streets in a sequence of 'in work time' protests under the heading 'Strike4Repeal'. Abortion is illegal in almost all circumstances and the protests were an attempt by pro-choice activists to forced the government to stop delaying a referendum to repeal the anti-choice 8th Amendment placed in the Irish constitution in 1983. Workers Solidarity Movement members took part in organising the day and in the aftermath produced a number of articles and videos detailing what happened.

textDimissioni di Mc Guinness: ritornano i Troubles? 08:19 ven 20 gen by Gianni Sartori 0 comments

Dietro le recenti dimissioni del vice ministro nordirlandese i sintomi delle difficoltà e contraddizioni del processo di pace avviato venti anni fa

watercharge17srpt2016crowd.jpg imageDublin protest to force the government to back down and scrap water charges sees 1000s on streets 19:31 mar 20 set by Brian 0 comments

The Irish government's attempt to introduce domestic water charges in Ireland is not going well. In fact, for them it's been a disaster because it's sparked off a huge upsurge in working class self organisation and direct action. Saturday saw thousands of anti-water charges campaigners flooding the streets of Dublin o to again voice their opposition to Irish Water & water charges and as a show of strength for the movement.

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imageDecades of organising wins new abortion referendum in Ireland feb 02 by Emilia & Andrew 0 comments

The announcement that there will be a referendum to decriminalise abortion in Ireland is the product of decades of active campaigning. Pro-choice campaigners built for repeal ever since the hated 8th amendment was entered into the Constitution in 1983, putting a ban on abortion, which was already illegal in the country, into the constitution. If at first this seemed like a distant demand now repeal looks by far the most likely outcome in May. The story of how this happened illustrates how change comes in general. That is not through elections but through people getting organised to demand that change, regardless of which politicians happen to be running the show in any particular year.

textRallying for Choice in Belfast ott 14 by Kellie 0 comments

On 14th October 2017, Rally for Choice will march through the streets of Belfast. - Last year saw us counter protest the Rally for Life in the North of Ireland, for the first time we marched against their lies instead of our usual static demo. Our counter protest was a huge success, despite being organised at short notice and with only a handful of activists. The protest burst across our streets and convened at Buoy Park afterwards for speakers. We outnumbered the Rally for Life 2016 significantly.

textThe WSM on the struggle for abortion rights in Ireland ott 13 by National Conference 0 comments

This is the Workers Solidarity Movement position paper on Abortion Rights as collectively agreed at July 2017 WSM National Conference.  This position paper sits under the Patriarchy paper which in turn is under the Anarchism, Oppression & Exploitation paper, and hence does not repeat any of that material in these.

textIn Ireland Jobstown not Guilty verdict points to a Garda conspiracy lug 21 by Andrew 0 comments

The outraged media reaction to a jury doing its job and finding the Jobstown defendants not guilty is quite extraordinary. Rather than do the right thing and launch an investigation as to how 180 cops could produce evidence that was directly contradicted by video evidence, the media have gone on a rant against Twitter! Rather than finding it suspicious that nearly 3 million in public funds was spent by the DPP on a case that any proper check of available evidence should have indicated was never likely to convince a jury, the media suggest instead that the problem lay in the exact charges brought. The trial was part of a large scale state operation to suppress a mass anti-austerity community campaign.

imageAbsolute boy - The Youth Revolt that led Corbyn to a victory of sorts giu 15 by Andrew Flood 0 comments

Corbyn’s strong showing in the June 2017 UK elections has given a big morale boost to the left.  A considerable youth vote, self-mobilising in larger part as a reaction to the ‘me and mine’ selfish society revealed by the Brexit vote seriously set back Tory plans for a fresh wave of Brexit required austerity.  Activists used social networking to overcome what had previously been seen as an all powerful smear machine of the billionaire print press.  Very few outside the radical left expected this outcome, what drove it and more importantly where can it lead?
[ This is a long read so you can also listen to an audio of the text ] This piece is not going to answer that in terms of assumptions and assertions but as far as possible through hard numbers.  66% of 18-24 year old’s voted Labour, only a quarter of that, 18% voted Tory [p4].  27% of those 18-24 year olds said the NHS was the most important issue for them, even though they are least likely to need it [p40].  For the over 65 age group this was flipped, only 23% voted Labour and over twice as many (58%) voted Tory [p4].  In fact, given the way the UK election system works, if only 18-24 year olds had voted, Labour would have been heading for 500 seats.  If it had only been those over 65 voting the Tories would have had over 400 seats.

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imageWSM International Women’s Day Message - 2018 mar 08 Workers Solidarity Movement 0 comments

International Working Women’s Day is steeped in the radical history of women demanding improvement in our daily lives and in our working conditions. IWWD dates back to 1857 in New York City. Women garment workers went on strike to demand a 10-hour working day, better working conditions and equal rights.  In honour of this strike, another was held  in 1908 by women needle trade workers.  They demanded voting rights and, an end to sweatshops and child labour. Two years later, the socialist, Clara Zetkin, proposed that the 8th of March be commemorated as International Working Women’s Day.  It was first celebrated nationally in the Soviet Union after the https://www.wsm.ie/russian-revolution, a  revolution which  began with a strike  of women textile workers. On https://www.wsm.ie/iwd, women stand in solidarity with each other against oppression. We demand control over our lives. We demand https://www.wsm.ie/c/anarchism-oppression-exploitation-policy. We demand freedom.

imageFrom Dublin to Brussels demand universal access to abortion set 26 WSM 0 comments

The Workers Solidarity Movement in Ireland is in full support of the protests in Brussels on the 28th September demanding a guaranteed, free, and accessible access to abortion across Europe. The EU has stood by idly while the bodily autonomy of pregnant people continues to be violated by some member states including Ireland and Malta. It has similarly done nothing while other member states progressively attack reproductive rights based on the political whimsy of the controlling parties of ever-increasing conservative governments. We hope the this mobilisation will demonstrate the united commitment to reproductive freedom for all.

We stand with you in spirit as we prepare for our own mobilisation on the 30th of September for the Dublin March for Choice and it appears almost certain a constitutional referendum to remove the ban on abortion next summer. The text that follows is our position paper on abortion rights agreed by WSM national conference this summer.

imageSolidarity to LUAS workers fighting to restore their share of the wealth - we need strong public tra... feb 14 0 comments

Our solidarity today (11/02) to the LUAS workers striking for decent pay rates. The crisis was used by the government and capitalist class to drive down wages and ensure that a bigger share of profits went to shareholders. The LUAS fight is a fight for all of us as a victory should be a green light to all workers to demand pay rises, including the recovery of the money lost in the cuts imposed under the crisis. Across the world the share of income that goes to the richest 1% has soared while that going tooth rest of us has been slashed, we need to fight to reverse this.

imageStatement from the Barricade inn squatted anarchist social centre ott 29 0 comments

On Wednesday The Barricade Inn Collective received court summons papers informing us that the following day (Thursday 22nd October) the estate holders of the building would be seeking an injunction against us. Court was adjourned and the case will be back in court next Wednesday (28th October).

imageNasce in Galles un'organizzazione especifista nov 17 LCG 0 comments

Il Libertarian Communist Group si è formalmente costituito durante l'assemblea tenutasi nel Galles del Nord, sabato 8 novembre 2014, nel giorno dell'anniversario della nascita di Nestor Makhno, il famoso anarchico ucraino. [English]

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