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ireland / britain / anarchist movement / anarchist communist event Thursday May 08, 2008 15:50 by Belfast WSM
When: 2pm, Saturday 24th May
Where: 185 Donegall Street, Belfast city centre. BT1 2FJ
Speakers from the WSM plus film showing "Sacco & Vanzetti" read full story / add a comment
Greek translation of Alan MacSimoin “Whatever Happened to the Anarchist Workers Group?” - Ομιλία του Alan MacSimoin στο Τμήμα «Jack White» του ιρλανδικού WSM τον Φλεβάρη του 2008. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / community struggles / news report Wednesday April 23, 2008 04:42 by Alan Ó Murcháin
Appoximately 5,000 people turned out for the “March for a Decent Public Health Service” held on Saturday, 29th March in Dublin. Various Trade Unions, patients groups from around the country and political organisations were represented. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / repression / prisoners / press release Tuesday April 15, 2008 05:26 by Alan MacSimoin
Join the protest in Dublin on Saturday April 19th
2pm,US Embassy, Ballsbridge.
Journalist and former Black Panther, Mumia Abu-Jamal, still faces execution by the US state. Last month the Appeal Court in Philadelphia ruled against a new trial. Thee will now be a new sentencing hearing, which will result in either execution or life in prison without parole.
This man has been on death row since 1982. It is widely believed that he was railroaded to jail because of his radical views and personal history. Among those who have taken up his case are: The National Union of Journalists, the Graphical, Paper & Media Union, International Organisation of Journalists, Nelson Mandela, Salman Rushdie, Rage Against the Machine, Christy Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Proinsias DeRossa MEP, Joe Higgins (Socialist Party), the Workers Solidarity Movement and the Connolly Youth Movement. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / history of anarchism / opinion / analysis Sunday March 30, 2008 03:20 by Alan MacSimoin   text 5 comments (last - friday october 24, 2008 22:44)
For many years the experience of the Anarchist Workers Group in Britain was used to smear ‘platformists’ as some sort of authoritarian tapeworm within the body of anarchism. It was claimed that our politics leads people out of anarchism and into Leninism.

The emergence of the Anarchist Workers Group at the start of the 1990's was something the WSM welcomed. Most of the people involved initially came from the South London branch of the Direct Action Movement. At least one founder member of the ACF was also involved. They also had branches in the North of England with people from Manchester, Huddersfield and Liverpool. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / community struggles / news report Friday March 14, 2008 05:24 by Peter O Sullivan
Sicko is the name of the new Michael Moore film exposing the US health service for what it is – a profit hungry machine that puts money first and people second. In the good ol’ US of A, if you don’t pay when you get sick then it’s tough luck. read full story / add a comment
İrlanda / büyük britanya / workplace struggles / news report Tuesday March 11, 2008 17:38 by Belfast WSM
Belfast WSM (İşçilerin Dayanışma Hareketi), Organise! (Örgütlen!), sendika aktivistleri, diğer sol gruplar ve bazı Delaney's işçileriyle birlikte Delaney's restoranının önünde Perşembe ve Cumartesi günleri boyunca başarılı eylemler yaptı. [ English] read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / workplace struggles / news report Tuesday March 11, 2008 17:35 by Belfast WSM
Belfast WSM, along with members of Organise!, trade union activists and other left groups as well as workers from Delaney's itself, took part in successful pickets outside Delaney's restaurant on Thursday and Saturday. [ Türkçe] read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / imperialism / war / opinion / analysis Monday March 10, 2008 07:25 by ronan
Most people will be aware that Irish troops are being sent to Africa as part of an EU 'peace-keeping' mission to Chad and Central African Republic (CAR), but many will be relatively unaware of the background to the conflict and the reasons for the mission. This article looks at some of the realities behind the rhetoric and suggests some more plausible motivations for the intervention. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / culture / anarchist communist event Monday February 18, 2008 21:10 by Boul   text 1 comment (last - sunday july 27, 2008 16:36)
The second annual Belfast Anarchist Bookfair will take place on Saturday 12 noon until 6.00 pm. Hosted by the Just Books Collective and Organise! in the Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre we hope to build on the success of last years event.

More details to follow, if anyone has any suggestions for meetings or wants to book a stall let us know early because space is limited. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / miscellaneous / news report Thursday February 14, 2008 22:58 by Alan M.
Roughly 300 people turned up to the launch of the 'Campaign for a Decent Public Health Service' on the evening of the 11th February in Liberty Hall. The public meeting was organised by the Dublin Council of Trade Unions and the campaign hopes to bring together health workers and their trade unions, patient groups, hospital campaigners, the trade union movement in general and the general public to demand a civilised health service. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / economy / opinion / analysis Tuesday February 05, 2008 07:44 by Grethe
Christmas has increasingly become a matter of spending money on presents, rather than spending time with your loved ones. Where this might be hard for some, it can be financially unbearable for others. In order to meet the expectations from the society and avoid humiliation, we take up loans to get through family events such as Christmas. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / workplace struggles / opinion / analysis Tuesday February 05, 2008 07:42 by Gregor Kerr   text 1 comment (last - tuesday april 15, 2008 19:00)
When Irish Ferries launched their new €50million vessel in Dublin Port on Tuesday 29th January, 400 guests from the tourism, freight and shipping sectors attended the naming ceremony. How many of them, I wonder, took a moment as they quaffed their champagne and nibbled on their canapés to ponder on the news revealed by International Transport Workers Federation inspector, Ken Fleming, that the workers who would be manning the ferry will be paid as little as €4 per hour? read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / workplace struggles / interview Tuesday February 05, 2008 07:38 by Sean Matthews
Below is an interview with a member of the TGWU who is attempting to organise a union in a leading Irish Sports Shop in Belfast. It describes the problems facing workers in the retail sector who are exploited by their employers and start organising themselves in their own work-place to improve their conditions. These problems are even more acute when there is no history of unionisation in the workplace and a limited awareness of people's rights as workers.
Due to potential libel action and its consequences for the union we are unable to print the company’s name. 'An Ireland of equals' what rubbish! read full story / add a comment
Greek translation of Alan MacSimoin’s «Anarchism and Nationalisation» in «Worker’s Solidarity» No100. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / repression / prisoners / news report Sunday December 23, 2007 17:58 by Gregor Kerr
Over 200 people packed into the Royal Dublin Hotel on Dublin’s O’Connell Street in early December for a public meeting on the topic ‘Democracy and Policing: How accountable are the Gardaí to the Irish people?’ read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / miscellaneous / news report Monday December 03, 2007 22:44 by Workers Solidarity
In Ireland we like to think that we’ve long ago abolished the death penalty; that we’ve progressed beyond such primitive practices, that we’re too civilized for that. But Irish people are still being sentenced to death, and not even for crimes they have committed but for the crimes of our murderous health system. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / crime prison and punishment / opinion / analysis Monday December 03, 2007 22:41 by ronan
A report by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture has found that conditions in several Irish prisons are extremely unsafe. read full story / add a comment
ierland / groot-brittannië / links / opinion/analysis Monday December 03, 2007 19:26 by Workers Solidarity
Voor de eerste keer in hun geschiedenis zit de Ierse Groene partij in de regering. Het akkoord dat ze met Fianna Fail hebben gesloten is door velen bekritiseerd als een “uitverkoop”, en met enige reden, omdat de Groenen van standpunt zijn veranderd over de kwestie van het gebruik van de luchthaven van Shannon door het leger van de VS, het conflict tussen Shell en de inwoners van Rossport en het besluit om de M3 snelweg aan te leggen door lucratieve stukken land van Fianna Fail aanhangers, die in de buurt van Tara wonen. Over deze en andere kwesties veranderden de Groenen van de ene dag op de andere dag van de positie van oppositie naar banen in een regering die de plannen uitvoert – met geweld als dit nodig is. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / community struggles / news report Monday November 26, 2007 21:27 by Seán
While Martin McGuiness was flying off to ‘sell’ the North to American investors with promises of low corporation tax, we are in the midst of wee bit of class war with classroom assistants and posties taking action to defend their interests against ‘the new era’ of the bosses. read full story / add a comment
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sorrymigrantx.jpg imageIreland - Migrant X refused an abortion and forced to have a C-section 22:31 Thu 21 Aug by Andrew 0 comments

This is as complete a story about what happened to 'Migrant X' that we are aware of.  Migrant X is a young migrant women who it emerged was refused an abortion by the Irish state despite apparently meeting the grounds of the X-case legislation and instead forced to carry the pregnancy and agree to a C-section.  The pregnanacy itself was the result of rape, Migrant X attempted suicide after being refused the abortion and later went on a hunger and thirst strike.  Once what had happened to her became known there were sizeable pro-choice solidarity demonstrations called across Ireland and at Irish embassies overseas.   We have been given information that the migrant woman at the centre of the current forced pregnancy was 'committed' to a psychiatric hospital following her initial request for termination. It’s already known that the initial request was made when she was 8 weeks pregnant.  It was this crucial period in which she was being held incommunicado which led directly to the Caesarian option being possible to impose as an ‘alternative’ to allowing her to access the abortion she had asked for.

Not actually the book fair poster imageThe Dublin anarchist Bookfair returns to Liberty Hall on Saturday 12th of April this year 19:43 Tue 08 Apr by Andrew 0 comments

There will be discussions, speakers from movements engaged in struggle, home and abroad.  There will be books and stalls and much more.  If you’ve been to one, then you know what I’m talking about, if you haven’t make sure you keep the date set aside, and we’ll be seeing you on the 12th of April. Please mark your attendence on the main Facebook event for the bookfair and invite any friends you think should be interested.  Publicity is one of the big costs of hosting it every year so you contribution in that way really helps.

wslast.jpg imageReport on WSM (Ireland) National Conference - Autumn 2013 20:50 Wed 18 Dec by Andrew 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.

irelandmaptourposter.jpg imageLessons from the Mass Student strike in Quebec - Ireland tour September 2013 22:12 Mon 16 Sep by andrew 1 comments

In 2012 the attempt by the government to Quebec to introduce a 75% fee hike was defeated by the organisation of a mass student strike that lasted over 6 months. That fee increase was part of the global process of imposing the privatisation and commodification of education. Since the victory, organisers of the strike have been being doing speaking tours to aid the process whereby "youth and students everywhere are becoming increasingly conscious of the need to organize as a means to defend education as a social right". In September this tour reaches Ireland where we need to hear how a sustained and militant student movement that can win is built.

cact.jpg imageCollective Action affiliate to Anarkismo 15:18 Wed 10 Jul by Collective Action 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.

milliuonstrong.jpg imageWhy we are leaving Campaign Against Home and Water Taxes (CAHWT) 22:57 Wed 26 Jun by Workers Solidarity Movement 0 comments

The Workers Solidarity Movement has decided to withdraw from the Campaign Against Home and Water Taxes. Please see statement below. We have made a donation of €1,000 towards paying off the debts of CAHWT.

irishnewsbuildingscare.jpg imageAnarchists Condemn G8 Scaremongering 15:29 Thu 23 May by Glykosymoritis 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.

Una lavanderia Magdalen negli anni '40. imageIrlanda: Le responsabilità dello Stato e le Case Magdalen 22:07 Wed 06 Feb by Nestor McNab 0 comments

Dopo 18 mesi di investigazioni, la commissione governativa - presieduta dal senatore Martin McAleese - nominata dal governo per stabilire i fatti riguardanti il coinvolgimento dello Stato irlandese nelle lavanderie Magdalen ha pubblicato la sua relazione finale (1). Il documento non ha disatteso le aspettative e stabilisce infatti che lo Stato era coinvolto direttamente nel sistema gestito dalle Case Magdalen, a gestione di ordini di suore cattoliche.

freedom_1.jpg imageSolidarity with "Freedom" 02:49 Tue 05 Feb by Relations internationales de la CGA 0 comments

Solidarity Statement with "Freedom"

freedom.jpg imageSolidarité avec "Freedom" 02:44 Tue 05 Feb by Relations internationales de la CGA 0 comments

Communiqué de solidarité avec Freedom

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imageInto the Shadows - Britain’s dirty war in Ireland Dec 28 by Sean Matthews 0 comments

The recent BBC documentary 'Panorama: Britain's Secret Terror Force' may have once again put a spotlight on the extent of British state-sponsored terrorism in the North and the activities of its various shadowy forces; but the level of orchestration, impunity, collusion and cover up is yet to be truly uncovered.

imageAlbert Meltzer and the fight for working class history Oct 26 by Kate Sharpley Library 0 comments

Albert Meltzer was a central figure in the development of the Kate Sharpley Library, both practically (laying out and distributing the bulletin and pamphlets) and also philosophically.

imageCéad Míle Fáilte*? Racial Profiling in the Ireland Oct 24 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 1 comments

Over the last couple of days we have witnessed massive media hysteria about the case of Maria, a young girl supposedly abducted by a Roma couple in Greece. DNA tests and Lombroso-style racial profiling have come into action in a case that has stirred the irrational anxiety that feeds racism and bigotry. Beyond the fact that child abduction is a serious issue, the "whiteness" and "blondeness" of the alleged victim have been emphasised together with the "Roma" condition of the alleged culprits. Let us remember that this is taking place in Greece, a country where blatant racism (as expressed by Golden Dawn) is on the rise, so there are good reasons to be cautious about this whole case.

imageIrish Travellers - Apartheid, Irish Style Oct 23 by D. Sreenan 0 comments

In Ireland institutional racism has evolved to come fitted as standard. At the same time the State dithers about making the decision on whether or not to grant Travellers ethnic status. As the Stephen Lawrence family lawyer, Imran Khan stated – when you write laws of the land specifically for a people – it is a sure sign that you recognise them as a specific group when you bring in laws that pertain only to them. So, in Ireland, are Travellers specifically targeted in the Anti-Trespass Act brought in 2002 and Section 24 of the Criminal Justice Act (1994).

imageA ascensão da Rússia no sistema internacional Sep 23 by Bruno Lima Rocha 0 comments

Vladimir Putin, ex-agente da KGB, é um homem com estreitos vínculos com a indústria petrolífera Gazprom e ancora seu poder no aparato de segurança russo, revigorado por seus governos. [English]

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imageWhy we are leaving Campaign Against Home and Water Taxes (CAHWT) Jun 26 WSM 0 comments

The Workers Solidarity Movement has decided to withdraw from the Campaign Against Home and Water Taxes. Please see statement below. We have made a donation of €1,000 towards paying off the debts of CAHWT.

imageAnarchists 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.

imageSolidarity with "Freedom" Feb 05 0 comments

Solidarity Statement with "Freedom"

imageSolidarité avec "Freedom" Feb 05 0 comments

Communiqué de solidarité avec Freedom

imageStatement 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.

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