January 2009

Belfast: Protest in support of migrant worker

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12.30-1.30pm picket Friday Jan 16th

Subway, 6-8 Great Victoria Street, Belfast (just across from the Opera House)

Irish Socialist Lives’ symposium

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The History Department in NUI-Galway is hosting an ‘Irish Socialist Lives’ symposium.

A range of contributors, including leading historians, will describe the lives and consider the ideas of syndicalists, social democrats, trade unionists, agrarian radicals, Christian socialists, Marxists, Chartists, anarchists, and co-operators who worked in Ireland during the past few centuries, and many of whom had Galway connections.

Irish Socialist Lives’ symposium

Date:

The History Department in NUI-Galway is hosting an ‘Irish Socialist Lives’ symposium.

A range of contributors, including leading historians, will describe the lives and consider the ideas of syndicalists, social democrats, trade unionists, agrarian radicals, Christian socialists, Marxists, Chartists, anarchists, and co-operators who worked in Ireland during the past few centuries, and many of whom had Galway connections.

Dublin Lecture: The Irish Citizen Army

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Hugh Geraghty Memorial Lecture

"The Irish Citizen Army"
by Dr. Ann Matthews

Liberty Hall, 8pm

Organised by the Irish Labour History Society

Trinity College Student Forum

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College fees are planned for next September

Build for the USI February 4th national protest
Join the fight against fees

Student Forum organised by Free Education for Everyone (FEE)
Thursday January 22nd
5pm
Room 4046,
Arts Building,
Trinity College

Queer Spraoi Launch Dublin

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This Saturday sees the launch of Queer Spraoi. In their own words Queer Spraoi
" is a project to engage queerness in Dublin on a new level. We organise events, such as gigs, film nights and workshops around the social centre Seomra Spraoi."

The event kicks off with a film screening of "Stonewall" a semi fictionalised account of the infamous riots

Heres a link to a piece a member of WSM, Paul McAndrew wrote about the series of violent clashes and riots and how their commemorations became the queer pride celebrations we know today at http://www.wsm.ie/news_viewer/2619

Workers Solidarity 107

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January - February 2009 Edition of the Workers Solidarity freesheet.


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Make Them Redundant
Moving From Protest to Success
Lower Pay, Less Jobs - Whose National Interest?
A Quick Guide to Social Welfare for the Newly Jobless
You Can't Eat a Flag
Loansharks Prey on 40,000 Across the North
Organising in Challenging Times
What the hell is a social centre?
Thinking About Anarchism - The Selfish Gene?
That's Capitalism!

Building an anarchist international

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Workers Solidarity Movement on building an anarchist international last modified by Feb 2013 National Conference

Belfast Anarchist Day 'School'

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Belfast WSM presents its first day 'school' open to members and non-members alike, with talks ranging from the history of anarchism in Ireland to how we should respond to the recession.....

Dublin: Fundraiser for Free Education for Everyone

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All Welcome.

Class loyalty will tell: The state hires Merrill Lynch as financial advisers

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The Irish government has called in as financial adviser Henrietta Baldock of the remarkable loss making machine that is Merrill Lynch

Gaza: Against passivity in the face of the spectacle of slaughter

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Slaughter in Gaza. It's in the papers, on the radio, on the TV news. We stare numbed at the images of horror while eating our dinner. And then the spokespeople, one after another. Hamas are blaming Israel. Israel and the US are blaming Hamas. The Europeans and the rest of the world are blaming the US. One one thing they are all agreed, it's not their fault, the blood is on somebody else's hands. Meanwhile bloodied parents stagger through the streets of Gaza bearing the shattered bodies of their children.

Now is a good time to join the WSM

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For almost twenty years those of us who argued for an alternative to capitalism were told There Is No Alternative (TINA). We were presented with two arguments, firstly that capitalism was resulting in increased prosperity across the world and over time there would be a trickle down of that prosperity so that even the poorest would benefit. And secondly that socialism meant dictatorship and inefficiency so whatever our ideals it was no real alternative.

The Emperor has No Clothes

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DUP MLA Sammy Wilson claims jobs should be given to locals before migrant workers.

Issues of Workers Solidarity in 2009

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The issues of Workers Solidarity in 2009

Limerick: Capitalism Is Failing ... Anarchism Is Fighting Back

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They got us into this mess but now they want us to pay the price for it too!

With the economic crisis now in full swing, anarchists are arguing for fundamental change and an end to capitalism. How can we achieve this and how should the new society be organised?

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