Recession - WSM articles on the recession


Articles from the WSM that analyise the crisis in capitalism, its impact in Ireland and the resistance to the attempts to force working people to pay for the crisis.

Dublin: Social Solidarity Network - Building a Network of Resistance

Article index for WSM article published before 2006


Up until 2006 all WSM articles published after 1990 were hosted as part of the Struggle collection on another server.  We hope to eventually move all the articles stored there to this site but in the meantime these subject indices take you to the pages still stored on that site.

NAMA Board Gets a Pay Increase


It was announced today that the NAMA board members received a huge pay hike with the board's chair receiving a 70% pay increase. This is in stark contract to the two successive wage cuts of between 14% - 18% of income for all public sector workers.We've consistently heard the idea that we "all need to pull together" to get out of this recession, and that painful cuts are necessary. This however has shown itself to be little more than a slogan.

ACTA and Intellectual Property


The ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) is a trade agreement being negotiated by the Obama administration through the United States Office of the Trade Representative. The trade agreement is particularly interesting on a number of points.

Budget day protests at the Dail


The Dublin Council of Trade Unions called a lunchtime protest for Budget day on Wednesday 9th December to "set down a marker that the fight to reverse government policy to solve the crisis on the backs of the lower paid workers and those on social welfare will continue". This was part of a sequence of protests that went on through the whole day.

There is Another Way : Anarchists find huge hoard of wealth


The rich remain rich and the rest of us are supposed to keep them that way. That’s why we get pay cuts, health cuts, education cuts, job cuts. It’s not as if dipping into the pockets of PAYE workers is the only way to foot bills.

Dublin: Dayschool on Capitalist Crisis and the Left Alternative


Dayschool on Capitalist Crisis and the Left Alternative

Saturday November 7th, 10am – 4pm

Central Hotel, Exchequer St, Dublin

Social Solidarity Network Follow-up meeting - please note change of date


Following on from the successful first meeting of the Social Solidarity Network meeting on Saturday 3rd October, a follow up meeting will be held on MONDAY 19TH OCTOBER at 8:00PM in SEOMRA SPRAOI, 10 Belvidere Court, Dublin 1 (See for map). (Please note change of date)

Press Statement: Lisbon - If O'Leary is for it, it can't be in our interest


Anarchist organisation, Workers Solidarity Movement (WSM) has attacked Michael O'Leary's support for the Lisbon treaty, describing O'Leary as "one of Ireland's most notorious anti-union employers"

NAMA is a class robbery


The economic crisis we face in Ireland is that huge amounts of money have been lost with the collapse of the property bubble. The question is, who will pay? Will it be the crooked bankers and dodgy developers responsible for this mess, or us, the ordinary working people?

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