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Education for Emigration: 2015

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 07:00

A letter accompanied a recent dole payment. It advertised a ‘networking and interview day for Irish Teachers DIRECTLY with UK schools’ (emphasis in original). The exclamation mark in the letter’s heading – ‘Teaching Opportunities in the UK!’ - illustrates neatly how readily, even enthusiastically the Irish state is prepared to export Ireland’s young people in order to preserve the status quo.

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Avacado squat eviction in Phibsboro Dublin July 2015

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 06:59

This video shows some of the violent eviction of a house on Phibsboro Avenue in Dublin during which the inhabitants were pepper sprayed and arrested on a ridiculous burglary charge. They had been living in the house two months and were of course later released without charge.

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Dublin protest against Suruc massacre outside Turkish embassy

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 07:51

Dublin protested last night against ISIS and the support it has received to date from the Turkish state. The protest was called by Lookleft in the aftermath of the Suruc bombing. 32 humanitarian volunteers on the way to help in the rebuilding of Kobane were killed in the bombing, at least 2 anarchists were amongst those killed.

The bomb went off on Monday at a community centre in Suruç a small mostly Kurdish town just across the border in the Turkish state. The Amara Culture Centre which was where 300 people on a Federation of Socialist Youth Associations stayed on their way to Kobane. 32 of them were killed by the bomb including at least two anarchists and over 100 injured, some critically.

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Anarchists lubricate the axes of the wheels of history that revolve too slowly

Anarkismo (en) - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 04:36
The main means of all ruling elites throughout history to force the people to submit to their rule was to recruit metaphysical powers - magic, deities and other kinds of lies to
frighten people into submission and accepting authority. People who challenge these lies
were the main enemy of the rulers all along history.

Response to Crimethinc’s “Why We Don’t Make Demands”

Anarkismo (en) - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 07:45
Debate among Anarchists over Raising Demands
A response to Crimethinc's statement, "Why We Don't Make Demands." Wayne argues that revolutionary anarchists should propose to movements which they are part of to raise militant, radical, demands. Done in dialogue with the people, it moves the struggle forward and challenges the state and the capitalist class.

Dublin protests in solidarity with the Belfast mother charged with supplying the abortion pill to her daugher

Anarkismo (en) - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 07:35

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.


Dublin protests in solidarity with the Belfast mother charged with supplying the abortion pill to her daughter

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 07:33

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

Banners reading Drop The Charges and Free Safe Legal Abortion had been prepared the previous evening for the protest which had been called by the Workers Solidarity Movement and (Re)al-Productive Health. There were speakers from both these organisations but also from the Abortion Rights Campaign and ROSA whose banners were also brought to the protest.

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On the Recent Massacre in Suruç, Turkish Kurdistan

Anarkismo (en) - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 13:42
At noon, in the border town of Suruç in Turkish Kurdistan, a bomb ripped through the bodies of communists, socialists, and anarchists who were on their way to assist in the rebuilding of Kobane. Tens of people were killed, many more injured. One Black Rose member was present assisting in preparations for a campaign to support the rebuilding of Kobane and Rojava, but was uninjured in the blast.
This demonstrates the attitude of the state and is indicative of a sad reality: Turkey is continuing its murderous policy towards the Kurds and this attack can be seen as a fulfillment of Erdogan’s promise to stop Rojava by any means necessary. In the coming months, Black Rose will continue to broaden the scope in organizing committees and networks in solidarity with Rojava. We hope for your support.

Our Sadness Will Be Our Anger, Kobanê Will Reconstructure

Anarkismo (en) - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 13:33
Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet (DAF) statement on the bombing of the Amara Cultural Center in Suruç (Pîrsus)
Yesterday, nearly three hundred people set off from different cities, with the call of Federation of Socialist Youth Associations; in order to rebuilt Kobanê, which was tried to be looted by the ISIS. Today, arriving Suruç (Pîrsus), just before leaving for Kobane, these young people made a press release in front of the Amara Culture Center in Suruç (Pîrsus). At the end of the press release, a bomb exploding in the middle of the crowd, silenced many hearts which had been beating with the hope of reconstruction.

Belfast woman charged for helping daughter procure an abortion

Anarkismo (en) - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 05:44
Solidarity protests spread across Ireland
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.

July 2015 Kate Sharpley Library Bulletin online

Anarkismo (en) - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 05:09
KSL: Bulletin of the Kate Sharpley Library No. 82-83, July 2015 [Double issue] has just been posted on our site.

9th Balkan Anarchist Bookfair, 2015

Anarkismo (en) - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 08:42
The Balkan Anarchist bookfair (BASK) is an annual anarchist event that changes location each year.
This year BASK will take place in Autonomous cultural Centre Nigdjezemska in Zadar, on 11th and 12th of September, 2015.

Close Hazelwood justly

Anarkismo (en) - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 07:19
And so the question arises – who can abolish capitalism and how can we manage to do it? Again we say the only way to abolish capitalism is through workers’ revolution. By organising in the workplace and taking control out of the hands of the capitalists we can stop the capitalists destroying the environment and begin active reconstruction of economic processes. We can use the campaign to close Hazelwood to open discussion with workers who want to save the planet, but don’t want to become human sacrifi ces in the process.

Clery's: The Case for Occupation

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 09:00

Fridays 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.

According to SIPTU unions organisers some of the workers are owned “four or five weeks’ wages” and the limited redundancy they will get will come not from the company but from the rest of us via the government’s insolvency and social insurance fund which pays out statutory redundancy when companies declare bankruptcy. In other words all those costs are to paid by us.

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The New Property Boom: More Dublin Homeless than 1925

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 09:00

Government policy is creating a fresh property boom that is once more driving the most marginalised onto the streets and into insecure accommodation. The deliberate creation of housing scarcity has seen huge numbers being evicted by greedy landlords, normally making use of the rights stripping clause that allows them to claim they are intending to move a family member into the property. Right now in Dublin who doesn’t have friends being evicted under that clause?

The cause is rapidly increasing rents and a wish by some landlords to cash in on rising property prices by selling. Tenants have suddenly found themselves dumped into a market where housing if very scarce, further fuelling the bubble of rent rises. Many landlords are refusing to accept tenants dependent on rent allowance and this along with the rising prices have left many unable to find suitable affordable new accommodation.

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Abortion: Anti-Choice Law Challenged in North of Ireland

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 07:00

A Judicial Review into the North's abortion law has begun today and is expected to last three days. The final decision of the case taken by the Human Rights Commission (HRC) is not expected until the Autumn. Women's right to bodily autonomy must be vindicated without delay.

Currently in the North you can have an abortion if the pregnancy endangers the life of the mother, including risk of suicide, and if you are under 9 weeks gestation.

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Currency Workers Vote for Change With RWDSU

Anarkismo (en) - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 06:33
NYC Change Group workers become first in US to unionize
Change Group workers endured an intense union busting campaign to win their election 17-2. They are now about to engage in a contract fight with the company.

The Strategic Defeat of Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Anarkismo (en) - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 06:11
So at long last, despite all the meanders and sideways and detours of history, the logic of social struggles has finally put its stamp on the politics of Turkey. The resounding defeat of Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his AKP at the polls in the 7th June general elections in Turkey brings out into the open a loss of political clout on the part of Erdogan as a result of the successive blows he received in the last two years at the hands of the masses and, partly, his erstwhile partners. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/28279]

Water Charges: 3 Reasons to March on June 20th

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 06:00

The next water charges march happens in Dublin June 20th. Here are 3 reasons why you should do your best to be on it.

1. Both the government and Irish Water are refusing to release figures about the number of people who have not paid the bills. The reason is clearly that so far this figure is very high - if it wasn’t they would be sure to have it plastered all over every newspaper front page. A large turnout for this demonstration is important so that isolated non-payers do not get a sense that non-payment is not flagging.

2. Meter installation blockades have continued all around the country but for four weeks one well known Dublin protester Steven Bennett has been held on remand in Cloverhill prison because he refused to accept stringent bail conditions that would have prevented him protesting. The government abandoned attempts to intimidate protesters with the court injunction after the jailing of the Edenmore 4 backfired and resulted in mass protests. It’s essential that they continue to understand that repression will lead to protest and that they can’t pick off people they view as uncontrollables.

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British Collusion with Loyalist Murder Gangs in the North of Ireland

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 10:00

Tomorrow on RTE at 9.30pm there will be a showing of a new documentary that will focus on British government collusion in the north. The documentary makers conducted interviews with many high profile members of British policing in the north from over the last three decades.

One such witness, a high ranking RUC officer, brought up the issue of paramilitary collusion personally with Margaret Thatcher, the British prime minister at the time, but the RUC officers concerns were ignored.

The head of special branch at the time, Raymond White said he got message from the British Government on the use of agents in the dirty war, “carry on just don’t get caught”. There are also claims from a member of the loyalist gang that was responsible for the Dublin and Monaghan bombings that the intention of the bombings was to foment civil war in Ireland.

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