A round-up of WSM activity at the start of 2013


Our members in Cork and Dublin have been active at local, regional and national levels in the Cam- paign Against Home and Water Taxes, helping with stalls, leaf- letting and demos, and arguing for greater grassroots democracy within the campaign. WSM members were also invloved in occupations of council offices and TDs offices in Cork and Dublin as part of the campaign.

Members have also been involved in the recent wave of pro-choice activities following the death of Savita Halappanavar in Galway, working to help build protests and were involved in the foundation of the new Abortion Rights Campaign.

On the 6th of April, the 8th Annual Dublin Anarchist Bookfair, organised by the WSM, took place. This year, talks and workshops were based around the theme ‘1913- 2013 - Rebuilding a Movement from Below’. Issue 7 of our free political analysis magazine, the Irish Anarchist Review was also published and distributed at the bookfair.

WSM members were involved in an anti-racist picket at the Camden Court Hotel in Dublin following inflammatory anti-Traveller comments by Fianna Fáil TD Séan McEniff, who owns a share of the hotel.

In Cork our local branch, along with other volunteers have been keeping the friendly, neighbourhood anarchist bookshop and community space up and running. Solidarity Books hosts weekly community meals and weekly showings of radical films as well as providing a cheap, comfortable, welcoming venue for the meetings of various campaign groups. A series of excellent events were held in the space for International Women’s Day, which included films, talks, drama and dance performances, wrapped up with a meal courtesy of Veg Out!

Dublin WSM have also been organising the popular informal ‘Conversations about Anarchism’ discussion series in Seomra Spraoi.

Solidarity Books - 43 Douglas street, Cork

Solidarity Books is a radical bookshop in Cork open for the past 2 years. It has a wide se- lection of books on anarchism, socialism and Irish history. It also holds regular radical film nights and is a meeting space for progressive groups in the city. It is run by WSM.

Irish Anarchist Review

The Workers Solidarity Movement is very pleased to announce the seventh issue of The Irish Anarchist Review. This maga- zine is dedicated to understanding the contemporary political, economic and social situation that confronts us, and finding ways to advance alternatives.

Contact us with your postal address if you would like to receive a copy or download a PDF from http://www.wsm.ie/c/irish-anarchist-review-7

This article is from
Workers Solidarity 129, April May 2013