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Rossport resident John Monaghan speaks on the struggle to send Shell To Sea - audio

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John Monaghan is a resident of Rossport county Mayo and part of the Shell To Sea campaign. Shell's pipeline, if it were built, would be located less than 70km from his home. Here he speaks about how the jailing of his father in law Micheál Ó Seighin drew him into the campaign and how the struggle against Shell has raised greater national questions for him about local democracy and control of natural resources.

Chomsky meeting with Irish anarchists in Dublin

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In February of 2006 during his hectic visit to Dublin the Workers Solidarity Movement arranged a meeting between Noam Chomsky and anarchists living in Ireland. Around 90 anarchist from all over the counrty attended

Jord Samoleski from Propagandhi interviewed by WSM member

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Interview with Jord Samoleski of Winnipeg based radical punk band Propagandhi in Dublin 12/12/06.

October 2006 National day of action in Rossport audio report

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Interview about National Day of Action in Rossport which saw repeated attempts to blockade the road to the refinery and Gardai (police) attacks on those doing the blockading. "The struggle against Shell's attempt to impose a dangerous gas pipeline on a local community in Rossport (in the West of Ireland) continued today with a national mobilisation, called for by the locals, where people travelled from around the country to go down and support them. "

Locals prevent shell resuming work on Corrib pipeline at Rossport

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An interview with a member of the Workers Solidarity Movement who is at the Rossport Solidarity Camp and has been joining the pickets preventing Shells attempts to resume work on their planned refinery this week.

Introduction to the Revolution in Spain (with audio version)

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The extent of the democracy in Spain during the revolution was far more thorough going than anything ever achieved anywhere else in the world at any time in know history. This might seem like a grand claim but I challenge anyone to disprove it. As many of you will know there is a great deal written on the Spanish Civil War. Not just standard history and accounts of the war and its wider political impact, but personal memoirs, poems, journalistic diaries and novels. In Homage To Catalonia, George Orwell has written one of the better accounts of what it was like to be in Spain at the time. In terms of atmosphere and drama he goes a considerable way towards giving the reader some idea of the mood in Spain in 36. Orwell hints at the revolution that was taking place, and at the atmosphere of comradeship and solidarity that abounded in revolutionary Barcelona.

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