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ireland / britain / history of anarchism / opinion / analysis Sunday March 30, 2008 04:20 by Alan MacSimoin   text 5 comments (last - friday october 24, 2008 23:44)
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 06:24 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 18:38 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 18:35 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 08:25 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 22:10 by Boul   text 1 comment (last - sunday july 27, 2008 17:36)
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 23:58 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 08:44 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 08:42 by Gregor Kerr   text 1 comment (last - tuesday april 15, 2008 20:00)
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 08:38 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 18:58 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 23:44 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 23:41 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 20:26 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 22:27 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
irlanda / gran bretagna / movimento anarchico / comunicato stampa Friday November 23, 2007 22:23 by Segretario Nazionale WSM
Si è svolto a Dublino il 3 e 4 novembre 2007 il Congresso Nazionale - Autunno 2007 del Workers Solidarity Movement. Il Congresso Nazionale si svolge ogni sei mesi ed è la prima istanza decisionale dell'organizzazione sulle questioni di teoria e strategia. Ogni militante del WSM può partecipare e, individualmente o collettivamente proporre e votare mozioni e emendamenti. [ English ] read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / gender / anarchist communist event Sunday November 04, 2007 23:29 by Clare
We are an anarcha-feminist magazine group based in Dublin. We're delighted
to announce that we will be launching issue 2 of the RAG on November 10th
at Seomra Spraoi, 4 Mary's Abbey, Dublin 1. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / anarchist movement / anarchist communist event Tuesday September 18, 2007 06:01 by AF (Britain)
PUBLIC MEETING IN LIVERPOOL 'Introduction to Anarchism' at Next to Nowhere (Liverpool Social Centre), Thurs 20 Sept, 7.30–10pm.

PUBLIC MEETING IN LONDON 'Big Brother is Watching you: The Surveillance Society'. Thurs 27 Sept at 7pm.


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ireland / britain / repression / prisoners / anarchist communist event Monday September 17, 2007 20:58 by Sheffield AF
You are invited to a day of music, djs, campaign stalls, food and booze on Saturday 29th September in support of Oaxacan autonomous organisations currently under state repression. read full story / add a comment
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