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ireland / britain / miscellaneous / opinion / analysis Saturday December 22, 2012 13:30 byWSM   text 1 comment (last - saturday january 05, 2013 23:14)
nce again violence has flared across Belfast and other parts of the north as protests continue around the flags issue. The latest disturbances come as Stormont Assembly leaders, Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness meet to discuss another wave of street protests, and their concerns about the damaging effect it is having on the economy leading up to the busiest shopping period of the calendar. But as each issued a separate statement calling for protests to come to an end, loyalist gangs flexed their muscles, blocking off streets and hijacking cars. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / workplace struggles / news report Thursday August 23, 2012 16:06 byWSM- Belfast   image 2 images
Around 50 people attended a lunch time vigil today organised by the Belfast Trade and District Council. A range of political organisations and unions attended including the Independent Workers Union, the WSM and Organise! During the rally one speaker from the council also referred to the police being workers too. This will provide little comfort to working people on the receiving end of state violence and terror. As our comrades from the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front note, ‘The role of the police is to repress and silence the working class and poor. This problem cannot be fixed by commissions or enquiries – as some people think. Ask the family of Andries Tatane. It cannot be changed by elections. Remember: Sharpeville 1960, Soweto 1976, Uitenhague 1985, Michael Makhabane in 2000, SAMWU workers in 2009, Andries Tatane in 2011 … Marikana 2012. At least 25 protestors and strikers were killed from 2000, before Marikana.’ read full story / add a comment
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Ιβηρική / Αναρχική Ιστορία / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Thursday August 02, 2012 20:20 bySean Matthews - WSM   image 1 image
Αυτή η χρονιά σηματοδοτεί την 76 επέτειο του «Ισπανικού Εμφυλίου Πολέμου», που είναι μία από τις πιο παρεξηγημένες συγκρούσεις του 20ού αιώνα. Για μερικούς, ιδίως εκείνους που μένουν προσκολημμένοι σε μια παραδοσιακή άποψη της ιστορίας, ο πόλεμος ήταν μόνο μεταξύ των δυνάμεων του φασισμού και εκείνων που υπεράσπιζαν τη δημοκρατικά εκλεγμένη κυβέρνηση των Ρεπουμπλικάνων. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / community struggles / opinion / analysis Saturday May 19, 2012 14:19 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 / anarchist movement / news report Tuesday May 01, 2012 15:12 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 / anarchist movement / link to pdf Tuesday March 27, 2012 21:18 byWSM   image 1 image
Issue 126 of Ireland's anarchist paper Workers Solidarity read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / anarchist movement / press release Thursday January 26, 2012 18:46 byWSM   image 1 image
The Derry Anarchists and the Workers Solidarity Movement support the call for people to attend and support all Bloody Sunday commemorative events over the upcoming weekend, including the 'March for Justice' leaving Creggan shops at 2.30 pm on Sunday 29 January.We stand in solidarity with and salute the courage and dignity of all of the members the Bloody Sunday families and the Bloody Sunday Justice Campaign in their long struggle for justice and truth. read full story / add a comment
Occupied Bank of Ireland building
ireland / britain / community struggles / news report Wednesday January 18, 2012 17:29 byWSM   image 3 images
Occupy Belfast seized the initiative Monday by re-possessing the former Bank of Ireland building in Royal Avenue gaining media coverage both here and across the world. Around a dozen protestors including a WSM member entered the building, unfurled banners and put up barricades despite early attempts by the police to illegally evict us. A WSM member who took part gives us his views on the occupation below. read full story / add a comment
Déployement de police anti-émeute à Manchester
irlande / grande-bretagne / crime, prison et punition / opinion / analyse Wednesday August 24, 2011 18:37 byAidan, Andrew & Dermot - Workers Solidarity Movement (WSM)   image 1 image
Le meurtre de Mark Duggan par la police a engendré quatre nuits d’émeutes dans toute l’Angleterre. Le déclencheur immédiat en a été le meurtre lui-même, mais aussi la goujaterie de la police envers la famille et les amis de Mark. Cependant, les émeutes ont rapidement pris une dimension plus large, exprimant une colère et une aliénation plus générales, colère qui trop souvent a été mal ciblée, frappant les cibles les plus proches et à portée de main. Il y eut par conséquent de grandes destructions de biens, dans des quartiers déjà déshérités, et des attaques anti-sociales contre des riverains. Malgré ces aspects, les racines des émeutes résident dans les conditions économiques et politiques qui régissent ces zones, non pas dans la “piètre éducation” des parents ou dans la “criminalité aveugle”. Ces conditions ont été créées par cette même élite de politiciens et d’hommes d’affaire qui en appellent maintenant à un retour à la normalité et à la répression. Les émeutes surgissent à un moment particulier, qui voit le capitalisme atteint d’une crise profonde. En effet, les émeutes ont eu lieu au même moment qu’un nouveau krach dans les marchés mondiaux. Les deux événements se sont tenus la dragée haute dans les Unes des medias. Il ne s’agit pas d’une coïncidence, car le krach et les coupes budgétaires destinées à rejeter son coût sur les épaules des gens ordinaires, ont non seulement fait monter en flèche le chômage, mais aussi saigné à blanc les services publics. Le montant total des destructions provoquées par les émeutes est estimé à 200 millions de £, chiffre dont l’insignifiance pâlit à côté des destructions de richesses causées par les marchés boursiers. [English] [Română] read full story / add a comment
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italy / switzerland / repression / prisoners / news report Friday July 22, 2011 16:02 byWSM   image 1 image
Republished to mark the 10th anniversary of the Genoa G8 summit protest, these are the recollections of a WSM member about the days running up to the protest and the main event itself. He took part in one of the Genoa Black Blocs. It includes several photos taken in Genoa. read full story / add a comment
international / economy / opinion / analysis Thursday July 07, 2011 20:55 byWSM
The euro zone crisis, and the mainstream opinion formers’ response to it, raises the question of nationalistic understandings of the way the world works, and how these understandings frame our perception of where our interests lie. read full story / add a comment
Solidarity Issue 15 - June 2011
aotearoa / pacific islands / miscellaneous / link to pdf Saturday June 11, 2011 11:30 byAWSM   image 1 image
The 15th issue of Solidarity, free newssheet of the Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement. Visit the AWSM website to read the contents online and to download the .pdf (1.26MB) read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / anarchist movement / link to pdf Thursday May 26, 2011 22:58 byWSM   image 1 image
The May - June 2011 Edition of the Workers Solidarity freesheet, Ireland's anarchist paper is now online to read or download as a PDF. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / imperialism / war / press release Friday May 20, 2011 06:40 byWSM   image 1 image
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.

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Solidarity Issue 14 - April 2011
aotearoa / pacific islands / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday April 20, 2011 12:37 byAWSM   image 1 image
The 14th issue of Solidarity, free newssheet of the Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement. Visit the AWSM website to read the contents online and to download the .pdf (1.12MB) - http://awsm.org.nz/?p=518

Contents:

* A Class Quake
* Youth Rates Still an Issue to Fight
* Egypt’s New Rulers Step Up Repression
* No April Fools Joke
* Brutal Beneficiary Bashing Plotted
* The ‘Accidental’ Death of a Worker
* [T]Error Trial Continues - Without Jury read full story / add a comment
aotearoa / pacific islands / community struggles / appeal / petition Friday March 11, 2011 09:01 byAWSM
On February 22nd at just before 1pm, a devastating earthquake, measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale, and just 10km deep, hit Christchurch, the second biggest city in New Zealand. So far over 160 people have been officially declared dead and that toll is expected to rise to over 200. The earthquake came less than 6 months after a destructive 7.1 magnitude shock, which claimed no lives but saw thousands of homes and buildings damaged or destroyed. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / anarchist movement / link to pdf Thursday January 27, 2011 21:57 byWSM   image 1 image
The January - February 2011 Edition of Ireland's anarchist paper, the Workers Solidarity freesheet is now online to read or to download as a PDF file. read full story / add a comment
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Βόρεια Αφρική / Λαϊκοί Αγώνες / Νέα Saturday January 15, 2011 18:32 byPaul (WSM)   image 1 image
Αλλά οι άνθρωποι αυτοί σήμερα γνωρίζουν ότι αφού έχουν τη δύναμη να ανατρέψουν ένα μακρόχρονο δικτατορικό καθεστώς, πόσο πιο εύκολο θα είναι να ανατρέψουν ένα νέο ασταθές καθεστώς. read full story / add a comment
Issue 2 of the Irish Anarchist Review
ireland / britain / anarchist movement / link to pdf Wednesday January 05, 2011 23:47 byWSM   image 1 image
The Workers Solidarity Movement is very pleased to announce the second issue of The Irish Anarchist Review. This magazine is dedicated to understanding the contemporary political, economic and social situation that confronts us, and finding ways to advance alternatives. read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / education / interview Thursday December 23, 2010 19:23 byAWSM   image 1 image
Recently, the UK has seen the rise of a mass student movement in opposition to huge increases in course fees across British universities, combined with cuts to research and other aspects of the tertiary education system. Below is an interview with Dan, a former member of the Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement who is now living in the UK, and was involved in a 2 day long occupation at his own university in London. read full story / add a comment
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