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ireland / britain / imperialism / war / opinion / analysis Sunday June 08, 2008 18:35 by Chekov Feeny
Irish citizens voted against the EU Nice treaty in June 2001 briefly throwing a spanner into the works of the neoliberal EU agenda. The response was to force a second vote accompanied by a lot of scare mongering the following year. Shortly before the second referendum the pro-neoliberal media 'revealed' that the leader of the right wing anti-treaty campaign had been present at far right meetings in Germany, something that helped scare people into voting for the treaty second time around. Once more Irish citizens are voting on an EU treaty. This time around some months before the vote WSM member Chekov Feeny published this expose of the strange connections of another right wing anti-treaty group, an article that illustrates the inter imperialist rivalry between the supposed USA and EU 'allies'.. In part to seperate the anarchist 'No' campaign from the right but also to pre-empt a repeat of Nice 2 with such last minute 'revelations' being used to attack the no campaign in general. read full story / add a comment
Η Anarchist Federation of Britain (AFB) αναδύθηκε ως αποτέλεσμα της διάλυσης της Committee of 100 και του αυξανόμενου νέου ριζοσπαστισμού της δεκαετίας του 1960, με το ιδρυτικό συνέδριό της στο Bristol το 1963. read full story / add a comment
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
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10982782_400702316785877_3447241981251257262_n.jpg imageAmnesty International is holding its International Council Meeting in Dublin 17:07 Mon 10 Aug by Andrew Flood 0 comments

Amnesty International is holding its International Council Meeting in Dublin this week and earlier today many of the delegate attending staged a protest at the Dail (Irish Parliament) against the criminalisation of women under Ireland's anti-choice laws.

dublinsolidarityphotoshoot.jpg imageDublin protests in solidarity with the Belfast mother charged with supplying the abortion pill to he... 19:35 Thu 23 Jul by Andrew 0 comments

A couple of hundred people came to the pro choice solidarity rally in Dublin, Ireland last nigh organised by the WSMt. It was called to protest against the prosecution of a women in Belfast for supplying her daughter with the abortion pill.

belfastwomentrial.jpg imageBelfast woman charged for helping daughter procure an abortion 17:44 Mon 20 Jul by Fionnghuala 0 comments

News broke on the 19th June that a Belfast woman is to stand trial for helping her daughter procure an abortion. In response on 24th June a letter was handed in signed by 215 abortion activists admitting that they are guilty of breaking the law by either taking or helping someone procure the Early Medical Abortion (EMA) pill.

clerysbossesrules.jpg imageVulture capitalist games lose 460 jobs at Clerys store in Dublin 17:51 Tue 07 Jul by andrew 0 comments

Friday June 12ths shock closure of the iconic Clery’s department store in Dublin shows how the law is set up to favour capital and screw workers. Workers are being told there may be no additional redundancy or owed holiday payments as the company is in debt. But this is only the case because right before the closure the largest asset, the building itself, was separated off from the accumulated debts. This was almost certainly legal under our system but of such obvious dubious morality that the workers could expect massive popular support if they occupied the building on a permanent ongoing basis.

Poster for the 10th Dublin Anarchist Bookfair image10th Dublin Anarchist Bookfair - April 25th #DABF 19:48 Fri 17 Apr by Andrew 0 comments

The 10th Dublin Anarchist Bookfair which will take place Saturday 25th of April around Smithfield square. If you live in Ireland come along and meet anarchists and hundreds of people curious about anarchism in what is the biggest annual gathering of any radical left event.

lcg.jpg imageNasce in Galles un'organizzazione especifista 14:03 Mon 17 Nov by Libertarian Communist Group 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]

lcg_1.jpg imageOrganização especifista fundada no País de Gales 23:35 Tue 11 Nov by Libertarian Communist Group - LCG 0 comments

O Libertarian Communist Group [Grupo Comunista Libertário] foi lançado formalmente em um encontro em Gales do Norte no sábado, 8 de novembro de 2014, aniversário de nascimento de Nestor Makhno, o famoso anarquista ucraniano. [English]

lcg.jpg imageEspecifist organisation founded in Wales 15:02 Tue 11 Nov by Libertarian Communist Group 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]

textBrief report from the WSM conference in Ireland 22:04 Thu 16 Oct by Andrew 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.

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.

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imageThe reality of homelessness, the fight for decent housing and lessons from The Bolt hostel Aug 27 by Joe Conlon 0 comments

Over the Last 12 months, particularly since Christmas the housing and homeless problem has deepened significantly. From last summer the amounts of families’ registering as homeless went from 264 to now, which are 531. The number of families that are registered as being in need of emergency accommodation is 792 adults with 1,112 dependent children. These statics were issued by the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive. This is a 100% rise within 12 months, but yet the state has not come out and said there is a crisis in housing.

imageSave on Child Care: Smash the Patriarchy! Aug 21 by Tom Murray 0 comments

Child-care in Ireland is so expensive because it is so undervalued. Only through care-workers’ collective withdrawal of labour will those who rely on us realise how vital our work is.

imageWe are winning the water war Aug 21 by Brian Ancom 0 comments

Our upcoming show of strength in Dublin on August 29th is going to be an absolutely huge gathering of people from all over the island to deliver a wholehearted 'No' to the Fine Gael/Labour government's plans to establish water charges.

imageBrutality in Maghaberry Prison - the Background Aug 10 by Joe Conlon 0 comments

50 people protested outside Amnesty International HQ, in Dublin, against the brutal treatment of republican prisoners in Maghaberry prison in Antrim. This has flared up again with, for instance, republican prisoner Martin Kelly having his arm broken and face stomped on by the riot squad only 5 days ago. Here is the background to the struggle of these political prisoners for basic human rights.

imageThe Housing Crisis is Really a Capitalist Crisis - Resist, Repopulate, Reclaim! Aug 06 by Joe C 0 comments

“Ours is a society in which, in every field, one group of people makes decisions, exercise control, limits choices, while the great majority have to accept these decisions, submit to this control and act within the limits of these externally imposed choices. Nowhere is this more evident than in the field of housing: one of those basic human needs which throughout history and all over the world people have satisfied as well as they could for themselves, using the materials what were at hand and their own, and their neighbors labor. The marvelously resourceful anonymous vernacular architecture of every part of the globe is a testimony to their skill, using timber, straw, grass, leaves, hides, stone, clay, bone, earth, mud sand even snow. Consider the igloo: maximum enclosure of space with minimum of labor. Cost of materials and transportation, nil. And all made of water. Nowadays, of course, the Eskimos live on welfare handouts in little northern slums. Man, as Habraken says “no longer houses himself: he is housed” – Colin Ward

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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]

imageOrganização especifista fundada no País de Gales Nov 11 0 comments

O Libertarian Communist Group [Grupo Comunista Libertário] foi lançado formalmente em um encontro em Gales do Norte no sábado, 8 de novembro de 2014, aniversário de nascimento de Nestor Makhno, o famoso anarquista ucraniano. [English]

imageEspecifist 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]

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.

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