July 2006

Demo Dont Deport Parents Of Irish Children


Many parents of Irish born children are currently facing the threat of deportation.

Report on anti-war march to HMS Ocean


Just over 150 people marched down to HMS Ocean to protest the presence of this British warship which was involved in the invasion of Iraq in Dublin port Thursday June 29. Although some will be disappointed with this turnout in reality it was a significant number for a wet mid week demonstration. Also on the positive side there was a real effort to overcome some of the divisions that have characterised the anti-war movement.

Report of Rossport Solidarity Camp weekend


The June bank holiday saw over half the membership of the WSM travel across Ireland to take part in a weekend of activity organised by the Rossport Solidarity Camp. Rossport is a very isolated village on the Atlantic shore where Shell and Statoil are trying to impose a dangerous gas pipeline on the local population. Last year five local men spent months in prison for defying Shell. We asked one of the RSC organisers to write for our paper about the weekend.


Workers Solidarity 92 - June/July 2006


The PDF file and articles from Workers Solidarity 92 published for June/July 2006.

Download the PDF of Workers Solidarity 92

Launch of Revolt Video Activist Collective


Revolt Video is a video activist collective set up to provide footage of political events happening in Ireland and internationally, covering the whole spectrum of social change. The collective works on the same principle as Indymedia, and alongside it will provide footage and less heard voices on issues which other mainstream media outlets ignore, often due to owners vested interests such as advertising and profit.

That's capitalism - WS92


Various shorts on life under capitalism

Stop Killing Palestinians


Israel has invaded Gaza again. They have bombed bridges and the main electric power plant. Last month 49 Palestinians, including 11 children, were killed. Almost all were civilians. This is a collective punishment directed against all Palestinians.

Report on 'don't deport parents of Irish children' demo


A group of women asylum seekers, their Irish children and local supporters held a protest at the Dail yesterday.

Peak Oil and Energy Resources


An outline of the main features of the politics of Energy Resources with a focus on the important issue of Peak Oil.

Review: The Wind That Shakes The Barley


I'm just after returning from watching Ken Loach's Palm D'or reaping drama 'The Wind That Shakes The Barley' and like most feel slightly compelled to add one or two words to the flurry of type and hype that has accompanied the movies release on these shores. The Wind That Shakes The Barley is a typical Loach movie portraying many of the core techniques of his previous outtings. Again he relies on plunging a shallowly crafted personal relationship, this time between two brothers, into a set of tragic circumstances. These circumstances provide an emotional cover for his overly didactic political approach to popularising alternative historical mythologies that challenge the authors of a victors' history. This time the contested historicity is the rabid nationalism of the Irish text book, that sweeps aside socialist and labour based movements in the process of consolidation of the free state.



Event: Anti-authoritarian assembly
Date: Sunday, 23rd July 2006
Time: 2.00pm
Location: St. Nicholas of Myra community hall, off Francis Street

My life in USA anarchism


New York anarchist Wayne Price who was a member of Love and Rage and is now a member of the North East Federation of Anarchist Communists (NEFAC) will talk about his experiences in the US anarchist movement.

Anarchism, insurrections and insurrectionalism


Insurrections - the armed rising of the people - has always been close to the heart of anarchism. The first programmatic documents of the anarchist movement were created by Bakunin and a group of European left-republican insurrectionists as they made the transition to anarchism in Italy in the 1860's. This was not a break with insurrectionism but with left-republicanism, shortly afterwards Bakunin was to take part in an insurrection in Lyon in 1870.m[Castellano]

Men are from Earth, and So are Women


How different are men and women? Very, according to some. John Gray’s book “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” is based on the idea that there are fundamental differences between the genders. It may be just another self-help book on relationships, but it has also sold over 30 million copies and been translated into 40 languages. Deborah Tannen’s book “You Just Don’t Understand: Men and Women in Conversation” was on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly four years and has been translated into 24 languages. 

Anti-racism poster for you to distribute and display


The Jack White branch of the WSM has created this anti-racist poster which you can download and display locally.

Anti-War march in Dublin


The IAWM and Irish Palestine Solidarity Campaign have called a protest for Saturday 29th in Dublin. 2pm at the Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square.

Dublin: Jury in Shannon War Plane Case Considering Verdict


Three and a half years ago, 5 members of Catholic Worker/Pitstop ploughshares damaged a US warplane stationed at Shannon Airport in Ireland.

Image - Procession to the court on the last day of the trial 

Not Guilty; Shannon Five acquitted on all charges


Scenes of great joy and relief at the Dublin Four Courts as the Catholic Workers/Pitshops ploughshare five were acquitted of all charges.

Image - Karen and supporter after the acquittal

Workers Solidarity Statement on the Pitstop Ploughshares 5 court victory


The Workers Solidarity Movement congratulates the Pitstop Ploughshares 5 on their victory in court, and congratulates the jury who delivered a verdict which placed a greater value on Iraqi lives than on US warplanes.

IWU fundraiser


The IWU are holding a fundraiser and social this Friday night in Lloyds Bar on Amiens St.

We'll be showing Ken Loach's excellant 'Bread & Roses' @ 8, followed by some tunes after that.

5 euros in.

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