March 2007

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The 2007 Dublin anarchist bookfair

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The 2007 Dublin anarchist bookfair will take place Sat 3rd March at Club na Múinteorí (the Teachers Club), 36 Parnell square. On Friday there will be film showings at Seomra Spraoi. On Saturday night there is a gig in the HopHouse, Parnell st (the old Shakespeare pub)

Anarchist Book Fair Comes to North Inner City

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Saturday, March 3rd will see Dublin’s Second Anarchist Book Fair, a free, public event packed to the brim with radical bookstalls, meetings and social events. Last year, the event was held in the Meath Street Area and proved a great success. This year, due to the increased demand for stalls and meetings, we’ve moved to a larger venue, in the Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square, in Dublin’s North Inner City.

North City Anarchist

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Local newsletter distributed around the north inner city in Dublin in advance of the anarchist bookfair. 3,000 copies were distributed door to door

Contents include

Anarchist Book Fair Comes to North Inner City

Caution: GARDA at work!

Local Struggles: Dominick St

On the present state of the distribution of wealth

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The piece is the crucial fifth chapter of the Inquiry. This is the turning point of the book where Thompson accepts that his original project of creating a liberatory economics on the basis of classical liberalism, albeit taken far further than any previous exponent had dared, had been overtaken by an acceptance of the limits of even the most perfected system of "free" exchange. This chapter starts with an admission that he has dumped the previous written version for this new departure. In passing he gives the section headings for the original text, covering the demands necessary for the achievement of his original goal of "free exchange". The crucial section of this chapter is his dissection of the faults of even the most perfected system of exchange. His seminal framework of 5 points is still capable of enriching contemporary critique of exchange, despite the datedness of some of the problems which have to some extent been mitigated in the intervening 180 or so years by the gains of workers' and women's struggles and the subsequent development of consumer capitalism and the welfare state.

Racism and Immigrant Workers

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In 1984, 11 workers in Dunnes Stores, Henry Street, went on strike as they refused to handle goods produced by the racist South African Apartheid Regime. The ten women and ond man stayed out for over 2 and a half years, and their courage inspired many people around the world.

Report and Pictures from the Dublin Anarchist Bookfair

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Saturday March 3rd saw Dublin's Second Anarchist Bookfair was extremely well attended and proved to be a huge success.

Local Struggles in Dublin : Dominick St

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In times past Dominick Street - developed in the 1750s by the Dominick family - was the “first settlement” of fashionable Dublin and much favoured by “the quality”. It housed such notables as William Hamilton; the mathematician who was elected the first foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA was born in No.36, horror writer Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu in No.45, and Sinn Fein founder Arthur Griffith in No.4.

Nasıl bir İrlanda İstiyoruz? WSM, ISN, eirigi

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Dublin anarşist kitapfuarından ses dosyaları --- 3 Mart Cumartesi günü, ikinci Anarşist kitapfuarında, İşçilerin Dayanışma Hareketi, İrlanda Sosyalist Ağı ve Eirigi'den konuşmacılar, 'Nasıl bir İrlanda İstiyoruz?' sorusunu tartıştılar. Bu tartışmanın ses dosyaları bulunuyor.

What Sort of Ireland Do We Want? debate between WSM, ISN, eirigi

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At the second Anarchist bookfair, Saturday 3rd March 2007, speakers from Workers Solidarity Movement, Irish Socialist Network and Eirigi discussed the question 'What Sort of Ireland Do We Want?'. These are the audio files of this debate.

Caution: Garda at work!

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To people living in the North Inner City, the recent revelations at the Dublin City coroner’s court at the inquest into the death of young Terence Wheelock will not come as a surprise. Terence went into a coma from which he never recovered, after sustaining injuries in Store Street Garda station. One witness to his arrest said the Gardai ‘whacked Terence’s head off the side of the van and twisted his broken arm behind his back’.

Solidarity Demo for Ungdomshuset and Danish political prisoners

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Solidarity Demo for Ungdomshuset this Friday, meet 2pm at St. Stephen's Green

WSM joins demo in solidarity with Ungdomshuset and Danish anarchists

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Today the WSM joined a demo in solidarity with those arrested in Copenhagen since the eviction of Ungdomshuset, an autonomous social centre, on Thursday 1st of March. Around 20-30 people from Anarchist Prisoner Support, Polish Anarchist Federation and the WSM gathered outside the Danish embassy on St. Stephen's Green.

Direct Action Gets The Goods – But How?

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Elsewhere in this magazine (see ‘Anarchism, Elections and all that’), the anarchist case against participation in elections is outlined. The alternative political strategy put forward by anarchists is the use of direct action. This article sets out to examine what is meant by the concept of direct action and also to argue that it is impossible to combine electoralism and direct action, that by its nature electoralism is disempowering, and that real direct action and participation in elections are mutually exclusive. Politics in Ireland and elsewhere is dominated by clientelism. People see themselves as needing politicians to “do stuff” for them. The politicians who are most successful are those who play the clientelist game most effectively. And left wing or socialist parties and candidates who decide to play the electoral game find themselves drawn into this clientelist game as well. This has huge implications in terms of how they approach campaigning work.

Review of Ramor Ryan's book - "Clandestines : the Pirate journals of an Irish Exile"

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At this point in time it is a rare and welcome event when a book by an Irish activist is published and rarer still when a book by an Irish anti-capitalist writer receives widespread praise and acclaim. "Clandestines: the Pirate journals of an Irish Exile", which has received a slew of positive reviews following it's publication in the US by AK Press, is just such a rarity, and as it is being launched in Ireland this week means readers here will soon be able to make their own appraisal of the book.

Interview with Ana Lopez from the International Union of Sex Workers

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Red & Black Revolution interviewed Ana Lopez, one of the founders of IUSW who as a sex worker in London when she finished her masters and wanted to start a PhD. "In supporting this kind of initiative of sex workers organizing, you don’t necessarily have to agree with my view that sex work is a legitimate type of work, and that it’s not inherently exploitative"

Class, Feminism and Revolution audio download

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Edited extracts from the Class, Feminism and Revolution recorded at the 2007 Dublin anarchist bookfair. The meeting was organised by RAG (Revolutionary Anarcha-Feminist Group) and was based around a written text

Syndicalism in Ireland - Emmet O'Connor - Audio

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Audio from the 2nd Dublin anarchist bookfair of Emmet O'Connors talk on Syndicalism in Ireland and the discussion that followed it.

What sort of Ireland do we want?

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The second Dublin anarchist bookfair saw a debate between the Workers Solidarity Movement, Eirigi and the Irish Socialist Network on the topic of 'What sort of Ireland do we want?'. These are the speakers notes from the WSM speaker for that discussion

Don't Pay The Water Charges

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1pm Saturday 31st March
Assemble at the Arts College, York Street, Belfast.

Initially called by the We Won't Pay Campaign, other anti water charge groups have also endorsed this demonstration. Anarchists from north and south of the border – from Workers Solidarity Movement, Organise! and the broader libertarian movement – will be on this march, supporting the call that the only way to defeat the water charges is through a strong mass non-payment campaign.

Polish FA Fundraiser Party

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Movies and Music from the Polish Anarchists in Dublin with help from WSM DJ krew

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