December 2006

Come to your planet’s rescue.

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Hearing or reading about ecology or our natural environment isn’t an exciting proposition for most of us. The inevitable emphasis on destruction and likely catastrophe isn’t what we want to face into when our day-to-day lives are already tough enough. Graham Purchase in this book never dwells too long on the possible or likely results of centuries of disregard for ecology in the pursuit of profits, resources and land.

Dublin gets new radical centre

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After more than a year of searching for a suitable venue, the Seomra Spraoi collective has finally taken possession of a space at 6 Ormond Quay, across the river from Bono’s Clarence Hotel. Despite the long wait, the hard work of the collective seems to have paid off, as the Seomra’s calendar struggles to fit all those who wish to use the space. Every week it hosts meetings for the Revolutionary Anarcha-Feminist Group, Anarchist Prisoner Support, the Revolt Video film collective, as well as the regular Thursday assembly of the Seomra Spraoi collective.

WSM day school in Derry

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Among our recent activities was the ‘Change Not Chaos’ mini-festival organised by a Derry WSM member. Saturday September 30th saw the Dunlgoe Bar play host to a day of anarchist talks, films and music. 

küreselleşme emperyalizm Sonu mu?

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Uluslararası ekonominin ve siyasi ilişkilerin tanımlanmasında küreselleşme teriminin kullanılması giderek moda haline geldi. Az sayıdaki büyük devletin açıkça ve doğrudan dünyanın büyük bir kısmını yönettiği [günümüzde], küreselleşme emperyalizm [terimin]in yerini almak üzere kullanılıyor.

Hardt ve Negrinin

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Sovyet Rusya'dan: Ekim'e Dair Dört Efsane

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1922'de Emma Goldman Sovyet Rusya'dan dert yanıyordu; [Sovyet Rusya] "kör ve topalın, sağır ve aptal'ın mucizevi kürler için toplandığı modern bir Sosyalist Lourdes [Fransa'nın güneybatısında bir haç yeri]" haline gelmişti. Tarihsel geçerlilik iddiasında bulunan pekçok dini olay gibi, Ekim devriminin pekçok efsanesi de tarihsel bir tanıklıktan ziyade parti liderliğine [karşı] körü körüne bir iman yaratmak amacı ile yazılmıştır.

Parlamentonun gerçek amac

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Kesinti, kesinti ve daha fazla kesinti karşılığında, seçimlerde güneşin, ayın ve yıldızların söz verilmesine alıştık artık. Bunun sebebi bütün siyasetçilerin yalancı olması mı sadece, yoksa bunun daha derinlerde yatan nedenleri mi var? Seçimlere katılmamak, Bakunin'in döneminden beri anarşist bir taktik olarak süregelmiştir. Bu makalede anarşistlerin seçimlere katılmamayı veya geçersiz oy kullanmayı savunmasının nedenlerinden bazılarını ele alacağız.

Why the Shell pipeline at Rossport is not safe

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A WSM member looks at why the people of Rossport don't take Shell's assurances that the high pressure gas pipeline being imposed on them is safe. Of primary concern to the people of Rossport for the last 6 years has been their personal safety. Many other very important issues of national importance have been raised but this still is at the core of the struggle. Until very recently it was proposed that gas would be pumped, untreated, straight from the field through the pipe and by houses many of which are less than seventy metres away. Never in history has gas been “transmitted” through an inhabitated area at completely uneven and unpredictable pressure up to a massive 345 bars.

Jord Samoleski from Propagandhi interviewed by WSM member

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Interview with Jord Samoleski of Winnipeg based radical punk band Propagandhi in Dublin 12/12/06.

seomra spraoi x-mas party buzz

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Come to Seomra Spraoi's christmas party!!

An introduction to the struggle in Rossport against the Shell pipeline

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For over a year since 2005 members of the WSM and many others from the anarchist/libertarian milieu have been heavily involved in a struggle by a small community in a rural part of Ireland against the construction of a gas refinery by the consortium of Shell, Marathon and Statoil being carried out with the full support of the Irish State.

WSM remove racist slogans in Cabra

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Local members of the WSM have removed racist slogans which had been painted along the canal.

Workers Solidarity 94 - 2006

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Workers Solidarity 94 is now available online including the PDF file of this issue.

Download the PDF file of WS 94

Terence Wheelock Benefit

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Benefit in Dublin's Hop House

Who do the gardai really work for?

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A consortium of Shell, Statoil, and Marathon do a deal with the government allowing them exclusive exploitation rights to the Corrib gas field, off Mayo. Not only that, but they are allowed to write off their costs against taxes, meaning that the whole project is being funded by the PAYE taxpayer, who will receive nothing, not even lower gas prices. It may sound a bit iffy but there is no garda investigation into possible bribery or corruption.

The Role of an Anarchist Organisation

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Looking around the world today it can be difficult to imagine how the society that we want to see can be created. But rather than sitting back and waiting for capitalism to collapse, or for the revolution to come, we believe in organising in the here and now.

Big gains for contract workers in UCD

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Like many other employers UCD has sought to save money in the last couple of decades by refusing to create permanent pensionable posts. Instead, a growing percentage of the workforce have been left on short-term contracts without any pension rights.

There is power in a union

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SIPTU estimates that almost a third of workers in UCD are ‘fixed term workers’. The university also made a number of them redundant over the summer, including one who had been working for the college since 1981.

Notes on the article “Anarchism, Insurrections and Insurrectionalism”

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The objective of this article is to deal with certain issues that I believe to be insufficiently dealt with if at all, in the article of Joe Black, “Anarchism, Insurrections and Insurrectionalism”. I believe those issues to be of importance if we are to debate on insurrectionalism, so as to understand in perspective some of its ideas and the specific place it has in the general anarchist movement.

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