Irish Anarchist Review No 2

  • user warning: Table 'cache_views_data' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: SELECT data, created, headers, expire, serialized FROM cache_views_data WHERE cid = 'audio:block_1:results:ff0db4c55a037059c3695f66cdcd5d34' in /var/www/public/includes/cache.inc on line 27.
  • user warning: Table 'cache_views_data' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_views_data SET data = 'a:3:{s:6:\"result\";a:6:{i:0;O:8:\"stdClass\":3:{s:3:\"nid\";s:4:\"7184\";s:10:\"node_title\";s:101:\"The Networked Individual in Why its Kicking Off Everywhere - audio of discussion on Paul Mason\'s book\";s:7:\"_random\";s:22:\"0.00040704384484053016\";}i:1;O:8:\"stdClass\":3:{s:3:\"nid\";s:4:\"6337\";s:10:\"node_title\";s:41:\"Audio from the 2011 Feminist Walking Tour\";s:7:\"_random\";s:21:\"0.0028199506949819165\";}i:2;O:8:\"stdClass\":3:{s:3:\"nid\";s:4:\"5208\";s:10:\"node_title\";s:43:\"Interview as the Solitaire arrives in Erris\";s:7:\"_random\";s:20:\"0.010646864781758622\";}i:3;O:8:\"stdClass\":3:{s:3:\"nid\";s:4:\"6017\";s:10:\"node_title\";s:68:\"Revolutionary Experiments In Ireland 1917-1923 - Conor Kostick audio\";s:7:\"_random\";s:20:\"0.011051398712258227\";}i:4;O:8:\"stdClass\":3:{s:3:\"nid\";s:4:\"6024\";s:10:\"node_title\";s:93:\"The reform movement in Iran and the million signatures - audio from Dublin anarchist bookfair\";s:7:\"_random\";s:20:\"0.013547288266520284\";}i:5;O:8:\"stdClass\":3:{s:3:\"nid\";s:4:\"8243\";s:10:\"node_title\";s:110:\"Why elections fail to bring about real change - the 10 filters that make them ineffective for the radical left\";s:7:\"_random\";s:19:\"0.01810192225324169\";}}s:10:\"total_rows\";i:166;s:5:\"pager\";a:5:{s:9:\"use_pager\";s:1:\"0\";s:14:\"items_per_page\";i:6;s:7:\"element\";i:0;s:6:\"offset\";i:0;s:12:\"current_page\";i:0;}}', created = 1565253096, expire = 1565253396, headers = '', serialized = 1 WHERE cid = 'audio:block_1:results:ff0db4c55a037059c3695f66cdcd5d34' in /var/www/public/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
  • user warning: Table 'cache_views_data' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: SELECT data, created, headers, expire, serialized FROM cache_views_data WHERE cid = 'video:block_1:results:d1bd4a9bdf0c592395306e39f5452d02' in /var/www/public/includes/cache.inc on line 27.
  • user warning: Table 'cache_views_data' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_views_data SET data = 'a:3:{s:6:\"result\";a:3:{i:0;O:8:\"stdClass\":3:{s:3:\"nid\";s:4:\"6113\";s:10:\"node_title\";s:25:\"1% tour promotional video\";s:7:\"_random\";s:20:\"0.018894297088397943\";}i:1;O:8:\"stdClass\":3:{s:3:\"nid\";s:4:\"7321\";s:10:\"node_title\";s:107:\"Anger explodes at Youth Defense anti-choice posters targeting women - video shows paint thrown over posters\";s:7:\"_random\";s:19:\"0.02582872940770232\";}i:2;O:8:\"stdClass\":3:{s:3:\"nid\";s:4:\"8034\";s:10:\"node_title\";s:81:\"The Rojava Revolution, Gender Liberation & Feudalism Video & Audio from DABF 2015\";s:7:\"_random\";s:19:\"0.02689245159448353\";}}s:10:\"total_rows\";i:195;s:5:\"pager\";a:5:{s:9:\"use_pager\";s:1:\"0\";s:14:\"items_per_page\";i:3;s:7:\"element\";i:0;s:6:\"offset\";i:0;s:12:\"current_page\";i:0;}}', created = 1565253096, expire = 1565253396, headers = '', serialized = 1 WHERE cid = 'video:block_1:results:d1bd4a9bdf0c592395306e39f5452d02' in /var/www/public/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
  • user warning: Table 'cache_views_data' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: SELECT data, created, headers, expire, serialized FROM cache_views_data WHERE cid = 'Random_PDF:block_1:results:d701b49486a84d4cd29efe1b1fbdd8e3' in /var/www/public/includes/cache.inc on line 27.
  • user warning: Table 'cache_views_data' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_views_data SET data = 'a:3:{s:6:\"result\";a:2:{i:0;O:8:\"stdClass\":5:{s:3:\"nid\";s:4:\"8119\";s:10:\"node_title\";s:60:\"Solidarity Times leaflet for August 29th Water Charges march\";s:21:\"node_revisions_teaser\";s:1254:\"<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"/sites/default/files/SolidarityTimesCover.jpg\" style=\"width: 350px; height: 494px; margin: 3px; float: right;\" />We are the crisis of Irish Water! We do not want to have our water commodified, metered, and privatised. We know why this is happening &ndash; to increase the wealth and privilege of a global financial capitalist class and their political servants in the EU and Ireland.</p>\r\n<p>We refuse to bow to them. We have gotten up before dawn to stop water meter installation on our streets. We have organised meetings in our communities. We have marched in our thousands and in our hundreds of thousands, shouting &ldquo;Enough!&rdquo; and &ldquo;No way, we won&rsquo;t pay!&rdquo; and &ldquo;Shove your meters up your arse!&rdquo; We are not just angry, we are determined.&nbsp;</p>\r\n<p>We have forced this government into climb-downs and concessions, and we will do the same to the next one. We have decided to boycott Irish Water. We are encouraging our friends, co-workers and neighbours to do the same. Our community of communities is strong and growing stronger. We will keep on growing. When we break Irish Water, we will clear the rubble and grow real solidarity, real co-operation and real community in its place.</p>\r\n\";s:21:\"node_revisions_format\";s:1:\"2\";s:7:\"_random\";s:20:\"0.019665354881123972\";}i:1;O:8:\"stdClass\":5:{s:3:\"nid\";s:4:\"1683\";s:10:\"node_title\";s:30:\"Red and Black Revolution No. 4\";s:21:\"node_revisions_teaser\";s:609:\"<p>Issue 4 of Red &amp; Black Revolution<img src=\"/attachments/may2007/rbr4_front.jpg\" style=\"float:right;border:5px;\" /></p>\r\n<p>Contents Include:</p>\r\n<ul>\r\n <li>\r\n <a href=\"http://www.wsm.ie/c/interview-czech-anarchists\">Anarchism with a future - The Czech Republic</a></li>\r\n <li>\r\n <a href=\"http://www.wsm.ie/c/anarchism-environmental-survival-review\">Anarchism &amp; Environmental Survival</a></li>\r\n <li>\r\n <a href=\"http://www.wsm.ie/story/2384\">Racism: Where it comes from, How we should fight it?</a></li>\r\n <li>\r\n <a href=\"http://www.wsm.ie/news_viewer/2385\">The 1798 Rebellion</a></li>\r\n</ul>\r\n\";s:21:\"node_revisions_format\";s:1:\"2\";s:7:\"_random\";s:20:\"0.027651726293984547\";}}s:10:\"total_rows\";i:73;s:5:\"pager\";a:5:{s:9:\"use_pager\";s:1:\"0\";s:14:\"items_per_page\";i:2;s:7:\"element\";i:0;s:6:\"offset\";i:1;s:12:\"current_page\";i:0;}}', created = 1565253097, expire = 1565253397, headers = '', serialized = 1 WHERE cid = 'Random_PDF:block_1:results:d701b49486a84d4cd29efe1b1fbdd8e3' in /var/www/public/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
Date:

IAR2The Workers Solidarity Movement is very pleased to announce the second issue of The Irish Anarchist Review. This magazine is dedicated to understanding the contemporary political, economic and social situation that confronts us, and finding ways to advance alternatives.

Download The Irish Anarchist Review Issue 2

Our first issue was released in the aftermath of major strikes across the public sector. Despite decades of partnership, a deflated union movement and an intense barrage of media bile, Irish workers showed their willingness to take to picket lines to fight the Government.

Now, however, we can see that the union leadership were not willing to fight - they quickly demobilised strike action to return to the bargaining table, squeezing out a disgraceful deal in Croke Park negotiations. Now, without opposition, the Government calmly talks of four-years of ‘hair-shirt’ budgets to restore the national finances.


As we noted in the previous issue, the weakness of the Left had much to do with the failure of opposition. It is clear that the Left will need to be much clearer in its strategy if it is to be able to achieve any positions of strength in future. It is in this spirit that we welcome a guest contribution from Alan Davis, arguing for a concerted and serious approach to union and workplace organising. We recognise the continued need for non-sectarian debate among the Left and are open to more contributions.

The surrender of the unions has left the dominant logic of ‘sharing the pain’ unchallenged. Gregor Kerr’s discussion of the housing crisis shows that even in ‘the good old days’ of the Celtic Tiger, the housing bubble was at its heart a scam, a gamble that enriched the few at the expense of the many.

As Ireland is cast to the mercy of international bond investors and other cavaliers of credit, Paul Bowman assesses the origins of the money market, and its role in contemporary capitalism. He argues against any comfortable return to soft-Keynesian dogma and stresses that the global system is a class-system, it cannot be understood, nor confronted without this analysis.

Our reviews take a more hopeful tone, looking at the continuing usefulness of the historical tradition of anarchism and the increasing evidence for its viability. Both of these will be useful as we seem to face a crisis of ideas and hope in parallel to our economic woes.

While we are confronted with an historic crisis and uncertainty about our future, we would do well to remember that another world is possible, but it will not come of its own accord. We need to understand the present, we need to understand the futures open to us, and we must find the way to the one we want.

Download The Irish Anarchist Review Issue 2 as a PDF

The Irish Anarchist review issue 2 was published in the Autumn of 2010

AttachmentSize
PDF of Second issue of the Irish Anarchist Review5.42 MB
  • Multimedia: PDF

Like what you're reading?
Find out when we publish more via the
WSM Facebook
& WSM Twitter