Lessons from the Mass Student strike in Quebec - Ireland tour September 2013


In 2012 the attempt by the government to Quebec to introduce a 75% fee hike was defeated by the organisation of a mass student strike that lasted over 6 months.  That fee increase was part of the global process of imposing the privatisation and commodification of education.  Since the victory, organisers of the strike have been being doing speaking tours to aid the process whereby "youth and students everywhere are becoming increasingly conscious of the need to organize as a means to defend education as a social right".  In September this tour reaches Ireland where we need to hear how a sustained and militant student movement that can win is built. 

[PDF of leaflet about the tour to download and distribute]

[JPG of the tour poster


Sample audio from the tour (actually from our launch dinner & discussion on feminist organising in the strike)


Quebec Strudent Mass Strike 2012 - sampler from tour around Ireland with Vanessa by Workers Solidarity on Mixcloud


Dublin Anarchist Bookfair 2013: Schedule being finalised


The Dublin Anarchist Bookfair 2013 is almost upon us, taking place over the first weekend of April, and the schedule of meetings is currently being finalised.  This year’s Bookfair takes as its theme ‘1913-2013: Re-building a movement from below’. 

Bloody Sunday's March for Justice Continues


This year's annual Bloody Sunday's March for Justice takes place this weekend in Derry.  This years programme of events has a host of discussions, movies, drama as well as the annual march and rally which takes place on the Sunday afternoon. 

Anarchists in Derry will once again gather for the march and will be joined by other friends and supporters across the country. 

Eyewitness from the anarchist movement in Russia - public meetings in Ireland


The Ireland segments of a European speaking tour with an Anarchist from Moscow who will talk about the anarchist movement in Russia, its successes and failures. Antti Rautiainen lived in Moscow for 13 years, participating in anarchist activities. His residence permit was revoked in March of this year, allegedly because he "called for a violent overthrow of constitutional order, or otherwise endangered the safety of Russian Federation or its citizens". He is member of Autonomous Action and the Anarchist Black Cross of Moscow.


  • Cork on Sat July 7th, 5pm at Solidarity Books, Douglas St.
  • Dublin on Sun, July 8th, 4pm at Seomra Spraoi, 10 Bevedere court D1
  • Belfast on Tue, July 10th, 7pm at Na Croisbhealai Workers Co-op cafe
  • Derry on Wed, July 11th, 7pm Castlebar Waterloo street 

Want to distribute IAR 5


Issue 5 of the Irish Anarchist Review will be coming out in time for the Dublin anarchist bookfair.  If your coming to the bookfair why not book multiple copies of this excellent publication to take away with you and give to friends or drop off in your local social center or other radical space.  If your able to do this use our Contact us form to let us know how many you'd like to pick up at the bookfair.  Please include a phone number so we can confirm this with you the night before and so avoid unnecessary carrying of bundles to the bookfair.

As well as various reviews the major issues covered in IAR5 include

  • Single issue campaigns, community syndicalism & direct democracy
  • Torture, murder & exclusion: Ireland's first 10 years of independence
  • Towards an anarchist anti-racism
  • Do workers co-operatives help or hinder the building of a libertarian communist society
  • Revolutionary organisation in the age of the Networked Individual

Dublin march and Protest Against SOPA and ACTA - Sat 4th Feb


On Saturday the 4th of February, there is a protest against SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) legislation being implemented. People will meet at 1:00pm at the Gardens of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin.

Become a WSM supporter


After some months of preparation the Workers Solidarity Movement is launching our supporter program. We started working on this after debate at our Spring conference around the fact that there are many people who broadly agree with our political positions and the organising we do but for one reason or another are not yet looking to become members. We decided to launch our Supporter program so that such people could have ongoing formal relationship with the WSM that would involve some participation in internal discussion, helping us out financially and working with us in areas of activity they have a particular interest in when they have time. With members we expect a commitment to a minimum level of such activity, but we are not expecting the same from supporters rather we hope they will help us out when they are able.

Seeking cover art for Irish Anarchist Review 3 - see your work in 3000 copies


The editorial group for Irish Anarchist Review 3 are seeking a volunteer to produce the cover art for Issue 3 on the theme 'imagining the future' in a positive and pro-revolutionary sense (i.e. not a dystopia!).  3,000+ copies of the issue will be printed to be distributed at the Dublin anarchist bookfair and other nodes.

WSM takes part in Conference of European Anarkismo organizations in London


In the last week of February two WSM members travelled to London to take part in the second conference of Anarkismo organisations in Europe.  Anarkismo is a global network of anarchist organisations united around the website, the Anarkismo statement and the Anarchist Black Cat discussion forums.  WSM sees as the centre of our international work.

International statement of solidarity with revolt in Tunisia


The WSM has signed this international anarchist statement of solidarity with the revolt in Tunisia published by "Our organizations affirm their full solidarity with the struggle of the Tunisian people for freedom and social justice and our support for militant anti-capitalist Tunisians. We condemn the attitude of the Western States and more generally their political classes, both right-wing and social democratic, who have always actively supported the authoritarian power of Ben Ali.

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