Making the Dublin Anarchist Bookfair work - post DABF follow up


At this open meeting the organisers of DABF 2014 will explain what is involved in putting on the Anarchist Bookfair and invite feedback & critique of both specific aspects of the book fair this year and the overall year on year organisational process.

The discussion will take place 14th May, 19.30 in the WSM space, upstairs in Seomra Spraoi, 10 Belvedere Court, Dublin 1 - RSVP at the Facebook event

An anarchist introduction to intersectionality - Rethinking Revolution rebooted


To get our Rethinking Revolution talks rebooted after a long absence Farah is going to introduce a discussion on what Intersectional analysis has to say to anarchism.

All welcome - discussion will take place in the WSM space upstairs in Seomra Spraoi, 10 Belvedere court, Dublin 1

9th Dublin Anarchist Bookfair - 2014


This is the archive page of the 9th Dublin Anarchist bookfair, you will find video and audio from the bookfair below.  For details of the latest bookfair see www.wsm.ie/bookfair

DABF 2014 as at Liberty Hall  Saturday 12th of April   


Between Bookfairs we recommend you join the  Dublin Radical Events from the WSM group so you get invitations as soon as plans are finalised

Before and during the bookfair we encouraged people to tweet to #DABF

The weekend started Friday night with a film screening before the main event in Liberty Hall on Saturday, an afters party / fundraiser in The Flowing Tide Saturday night and then rolling though to Sunday afternoon for a Cycling tour around Dublin. 

Friday 11th in Seomra Spraoi at 7.30 - 'Broken Song' screening
About the film - "GI, Costello and Willa Lee are street poets, hip-hop artists, rappers and song-writers from Dublin’s Northside. Through their words and music they have found a way of expressing themselves and inspiring others to achieve the same." 

The main event of the weekend saw 20-30 organisations with stalls & information stands downstairs in Liberty Hall while upstairs and  in the Flowing Tide three streams of meetings & workshops will run throughout the day. 

Dun Laoghaire 1913 Commemoration Committee workshop/seminar 'Trade Union Organising in 2014 and beyond'


The Dún Laoghaire 1913 Commemoration Committee has announced details of a workshop/seminar entitled “After the Lockout commemorations Trade Union Organising in 2014 and beyond” to be held in the Dún Laoghaire Club, Eblana Ave, Dún Laoghaire on Saturday 25th January from 2:30 – 5:30p.m.

Dublin Squatters Present: Squat's the Craic?


Seomra Spraoi will be hosting a night of film, food, music and other craic, brought to you by the Dublin Squatters this Friday.

According to the organisers: "This event will be an opportunity for people to come along and enjoy an evening full of propaganda, crafts, food from The People's Soup Kitchen and the launch of a new zine based on the experiences of squatters. It would be a good time to meet up and keep up with what's been going on in Dublin and a chance to get informed about the last threat of eviction and discover how you can get involved with and support squatting in Dublin!"

An update from one of the squatters in Grangegorman after Day One of Eviction Resistance


Today (Weds) was very quiet; there was no eviction attempt. We were prepared for the worst, but no cops called around, nobody claiming to be the owner, nothing.Just to recap, we are preparing ourselves to resist eviction because previously, on Friday, two people claiming to be agents acting on behalf of a company, which they claimed own two of the houses, came to illegally board them up. When we weren't letting them do so, they called the cops. The cops decided not to do anything because they did not have the paperwork or legal authorisation to evict us[1]. However, the “owners” and the cops did say that they'd be back on Wednesday (today) with “papers”.

Squat's the Story? Political squat facing eviction in Grangegorman


A group of political squatters in Dublin are facing eviction from a row of empty, unused, rotting houses in Lower Grangegorman. We got a chance to speak to them and hear their side of the story. They are calling for people to come and help them resist eviction from Wednesday onwards.

-- 300,000 empty houses in Ireland, 5,000 people homeless --

Report on Dublin Council of Trade Unions Pre-Budget Demonstration


A crowd of over 500 people took part in Saturday’s  pre-budget march called by the Dublin Council of Trade Unions. The DCTU’s core message was to demand progressive taxation and public investment as an alternative to further cuts in public spending. 

As always, the Spectacle of Defiance and Hope contributed greatly to the atmosphere of the rally with impressive visual and musical displays. A hearse and coffin led the protest, followed by nine giant posters bearing the much unloved faces of nine government ministers with the blood red inscription “Austerity Kills”. The Spectacle’s second message reverberated in song through the streets: “Arise, arise, arise!”


After 2013 March for Choice UCD students vote for pro-choice position and massively reject anti-choice arguments


About a 1000 people took part in the annual March for Choice in Dublin on Saturday 28 September. Because there was an all island final on huge numbers of people saw the march through town and quite a few stopped to clap the march passing. The march was organised by the Abortion Rights Campaign

Dub: Syria - Revolution, Civil war & the Arab Spring meeting


Farah Azadi who lived in Damascus, Syria from December 2005 until war broke out in Lebanon in the summer of 2006 will lead off a discussion on Syria, next Wednesday evening 9 October in Seomra Spraoi at 20.30. 

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