July 2008

Kilroot workers take wildcat action

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As the cost of living and rate of inflation has hit a 10 year high, over 200 construction workers at Kilroot power station in Northern Ireland decided to take matters into their own hands without intermediaries in solidarity with a victimised worker who was ‘asked’ to leave the site after raising health and safety concerns.

Workers Solidarity Stall in Limerick

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Anarchists in Limerick will be giving out the new issue of Workers Solidarity this Saturday...

Dublin - Seomra Spraoi Summer Beach Picnic 3pm

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Seomra Spraoi are having a picnic 3pm Sat 19th July @ Bull Island Beach, Dublin

Fenian proclamation of 1867

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On the 5th March 1867, the eve of the Fenian rising in Ireland, this proclamation was delivered to 'The Times' newspaper in London. The rising itself was fairly insignificant, put down by the police, with some sort of action in Co Cork at Knockadown and Ballyknockane, Drogheda, Drumcliffe churchyard in Co Sligo, Ballyhurst in Co Tipperary and Co Limerick at Ardagh and Kilmallock. The largest Fenian turnout was in Tallaght, Co Dublin where a small force of constables dispersed a body of a few hundred Fenians after a brief gun battle. The proclamation is interesting for the elements it contains which were dropped in 1916 including the separation of Church and state, the implied redistribution of land and the anti-capitalist promise to 'secure to all the intrinsic value of their labour'.

Interview with anarchist political singer/songwriter Ciaran Murphy

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An interview with anarchist singer/songwriter and former republican prisoner Ciaran Murphy concerning the release of his new album, how he became interested in anarchism and other matters.

Belfast: Just Books stall

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As part of this year's West Belfast festival, Just Books will have a stall during the Feile Book sale.

Personal reflection and glimpse of life on benefits in Belfast

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When most people think of benefit fraud they usually think of the ‘solitary criminal figure’ that doesn’t want to work and who continually pockets more from the benefit system than they have been allocated. This vision is primarily the image conjured up by the mainstream media, politicians and the gutter press such as the Sun. It’s ok if your filthy rich and wealthy such as the Murdoch mafia who can afford to hire lawyers and keep their money in offshore accounts away from the public gaze.

Is Iris Robinson from planet mars?

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It seems that DUP MLA Irish Robinson and sections of our local ruling class particular the Democratic Unionist Party have more in common with the Afghan Taliban or mad mullahs in Iran or Saudi Arabia than the British Army these days..... In her latest outburst during a heated debate on the rights to abortion with journalist Eamonn McCann on the popular Nolan Show Iris claimed, “Government has a responsibility to uphold God’s law morally...”

Workers Solidarity Stall in Galway

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Anarchists in Galway will be giving out the new issue of Workers Solidarity this Saturday...

Dublin - protest at bogus pregnancy clinic

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Saturday 26 July @ 1pm, at 50 Upper Dorset Street (near the corner of Blessington Street / North Frederick Street)

Choice Ireland shall be picketing the rogue anti-choice outfit, the WRC, this Saturday to draw attention to the lies they tell women.

Belfast: Class struggle in Latin America & Anarchism

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Anarchist guest speaker José Antonio Gutiérrez and native of Chile, will present a brief overview of the current anarchist movement in L. America, the left, its challenges and vision as well as what lessons we can learn here from current struggles such as the campaign against water charges and privatisation.

Reject ISME / SFA demands for wage freeze

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· ANARCHISTS DEFEND LOW-PAID WORKERS
· WSM REJECTS ISME DEMANDS FOR WAGE FREEZES/PAY CUTS

Workers Solidarity Movement,
23rd July 2008

Belfast Anarchist bookfair

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The second annual Belfast Anarchist Bookfair will take place on Saturday 6th September 11 noon until 6.00 pm in the Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre (45-47 Donegall Street).

What are we Proud of? & who can we rely on? - Belfast Gay Pride 2008

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So what are exactly are we proud of? Is it just that we are attracted to a particular gender or genders? Or, are we proud of our courageous history of struggles as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered/ LGBT/ Queer people for our rights, and against bigotry, oppression and hatred?

Belfast Gay Pride 2008

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As part of the annual Gay Pride march, Belfast WSM will be assembling at 12pm at Custom House Square.

For more info please contact
belfastwsm@yahoo.com
07928479308

Belfast WSM have also produced a leaflet for the event if you would like to download and distribute. see below

Boston: - The Struggle for Abortion Rights in Ireland

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WSM member Aileen O'Carroll if giving a talk in Boston (USA) this week on 'The Struggle for Abortion Rights in Ireland'

Developers target Seagrange Park in Baldoyle

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A strong message has been sent to developers Quinn Property over the future of Seagrange Park, Baldoyle, following a public meeting held at Bayside community hall Tuesday July 15th.

Baldoyle and Bayside locals gathered at the community centre to discuss proposals made by developers Quinn Property, along with the Affordable Homes Partnership, to have the Brickfields site rezoned for the construction of a six-storey block of apartments.

A summer of Discontent?

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As we as workers and unemployed continue to bear the brunt of the rising cost of living and economic downturn weasel words from current British prime minister Gordon Brown and local administration that they understand ‘our concerns’ and tighten our belts is ok for some with their fat cat salary and the perks. It’s seems that our bosses including trade union bureaucrats are clearly divorced now more than ever from the everyday realities and concerns facing our class.

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