What's wrong with the World Bank?


The World Bank and its sisters organisations of global capitalism, the IMF and WTO have their origins in the United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, in July 1944. Although the World Bank attempts to present the goal of the organisation as “reducing poverty”, this has never been their objective. Their main objective is to fund large-scale power and infrastructure projects in the third world to prepare the way for the exploitation of these countries natural resources and cheap labour by northern corporations.

Israeli Anarchist Speaks in Cork


On last Thursday night the Cork branch of the Workers’ Solidarity Movement hosted a talk from Leiser Peles, an anarchist from Israel who is active with the Anarchists against the Wall. The talk was held at the Metropole Hotel and was attended by about forty people.

Israeli Anarchist to speak in Cork


Activist from "Anarchists Against the Wall" group will report on the struggle against the apartheid separation fence being forced through Palestinian land.

Teach-in about Iran


No to imperialist war! No to the theocratic regime!

Hands off the People of Iran (HOPI Ireland) stands against all imperialist intervention in Iran. As the likelihood of war against Iran grows day by day, the crackdown by the Iranian regime on its people intensifies. We are building a campaign to oppose the US and its war-mongering while giving principled solidarity to those struggling within Iran for their freedoms.

Fundraiser for Palestinian/Israeli anarchists


“Anarchists Against the Wall (AATW) was formed in 2003 as the highly controversial apartheid wall meant to separate Israelis and Palestinians began construction, and is made up of both Israelis and Palestinians.

The Unions, Democracy and Iraq


When it became clear to the Bush administration that weapons of mass destruction would not be found a tactical decision was made. The new focus of the invasion and occupation would be the "liberation of Iraq" and the creation of a "democratic state" as a model for the middle east. Unless "democratic state" means technocratic oligarichy willing to ally themselves with US interests in exchange for power, then one must thouroughly reject the veracity of this new focus.

Voices Of Republicanism - audio


'Voices of Republicanism' is a documentary on the current state of the Republican movement produced for Through discourse with activists from a wide range of political backgrounds and of varying ages we attempt to provide a small insight into the movement. This is a documentary through the words of people who were there and have seen it, those who still carry the torch of Republicanism and those who have made a break with the movement entirely.

Report on the Haiti Solidarity Day demo


The 7th of February is quite an important day in Haitian recent history and we would dare to say that is a very important day for the working class' struggles all overthe world -that's the day of the fall of the Duvalier's tyranny back in 1986. Since then, there has been demonstrations in Haiti commemorating that milestone in their struggle for liberation, but at the same time, to remind the people that there's still a long way of struggles ahead.

International Day of Solidarity with the Struggle of the People of Haiti


On the 7th of February of 1986, the Haitian people, after years of revolt against the rich and the powerful in their country, toppled one of the most brutal dictatorships that history has recorded, the one led by the Duvalier family. But not only they did put an end to the US-backed reign of terror of the Duvaliers, but as well, the people were pushing forward a series of popular demands that were meant to radically change the face of Haiti: this was a truly revolutionary struggle.

Caoimhe Butterly to Speak in Dublin on Lebanon


Caoimhe Butterly, who has spent the past five months in Lebanon and who experienced the results of Israel's onslaught last year, will be back in Ireland briefly at the end of January.

During her visit, she will speak on her experiences in Lebanon (in both Beirut and the South) and will be highlighting projects that she is currently involved with (including a film project about life in the wake of the Israeli bombardment and invasion).

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