News of the activities of the WSM in the Winter of 1997; in the unions opposing Partnership 2000 and marching in the Bloody Sunday Commemoration in Derry. Things are looking optimistic with national and international victories and we're getting the anarchist message to more and more people
Facts and figures detailing the latest abuses of capitalism, including prison labour and the oppression of women
Gregor Kerr, Secretary of the Federation of Dublin Anti-Water Charge Campaigns reports on the defeat of the state by a mass non-payment campaign which stood up to bribes, threats and intimidation
Dublin is experiencing a very serious heroin epidemic with an estimated 8,000-9,000 heroin addicts. Heroin addiction is closely related to disadvantage and poverty. The anti-heroin movement has brought thousands of people to meetings and onto the streets in Dublin's working class communities
The Employment Equality Bill effectively gives schools and hospitals which are controlled by either of the churches the right to discriminate on the basis of marital status, family/parental status, sexual orientation, race, religion or membership of the Traveller Community
Due to contaminated Anti-D about a thousand women have contracted Hepatitis C. We look at why the contamination happened and why the government tried to cover it up
Two short illustrations of the sectarian nature of the state in northern Ireland
An Irish fascist has turned up as editor of Right Now!, an ultra-right magazine within the British Conservative Party. Among the MPs who have spoken at its meetings are Deputy DUP leader Peter Robinson and Orange Grand Master Martin Smyth
Adam Hughes died recently at just 18 years old. Adam gave a great deal to the anarchist movement in his two or so years of membership
In August of 1996 3,000 people from all over the world gathered in jungle camps as guests of the EZLN to discuss building a global fight against neo-liberal capitalism
Kevin Doyle of the Workers Solidarity Movement interview's Lars Hammarberg, an organiser with the Swedish syndicalist union the Central Organisation of Swedish Workers (SAC)
Australia's powerful Maritime Trade Union launched rolling bans on Indonesian shipping to protest against the arrest of Indonesian trade union activists
The UN revealed that the world's 358 wealthiest people have assets equal to the combined income of 2.3 billion people
Robert Lynn died recently. His death is a great blow for the Scottish anarchist movement which has lost one of its oldest activists
Anarchists are for the defeat of British imperialism. But we want more, we stand for the creation of a new society in the interests of the working class. This is very different from the politics of nationalism, of Sinn Fein
Some republicans seem to be genuinely surprised that the 'peace process' collapsed. How can anything be expected from the British state which was responsible for Bloody Sunday, for smashing the miners strike, for running down the NHS
What should education be about?" If your answer is that education should be about the development of the full potential of every student and that the role of a teacher/educator should be to facilitate that development, then you will soon realise that much of what passes for education in the current system is nothing of the sort
Factory Committees began to appear in Russia from March 1917 onwards. At first they struggled to limit the control of the bosses and they took up issues such as the eight hour day. The committees soon began to become more adventurous and began to speak of actively running of the factories
Captain Jack Whyte fought in the British army during the Boer war, organised the first workers militia in Ireland during the 1913 lockout and went on to become an anarchist and fight alongside the CNT in Spain
Chomsky has written extensively on the evils of American foreign policy, media censorship, and the complex issues of power and its manipulation by politicians and capitalists of all kinds, and about what constitutes real democracy
Some recent WSM activity
Some of the latest ripoffs and oddities of capitalism
June 6 saw a general election. Over the centuries, thousands of people have fought and died for the right to vote in free elections. So why, after winning such an important right, do anarchists say we should not vote in elections?
The latest meeting between the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and the Sinn Féin leadership took place on March 25th. Whatever the Sinn Féin leadership and the CBI are constructing together it's not part of a path which leads to a united socialist Ireland.
British army officers let the cat out of the bag.
Lorenzo Komboa Ervin speaking tour, US political prisoner and ex-Black Panther was speaking in Ireland in May of 1997. This article explains who he is.
There has been a Community Training Workshop in the grounds of All Hallows College for the past fifteen years. The workshop takes most of its trainees from the prisons and the probation service. Their landlord (the Catholic Church) has sold the land the workshop is on to a private housing developer
We catch out PD Mary Harney telling a lie!
We continue the discussion about the heroin crisis, this time with two readers' letters. Your views are welcome.
TONY O'REILLY is Ireland's media giant, owner of Independent Newspapers. This year O'Reilly's earnings add up to £160,000 A DAY! We should not be surprised when the struggles of working class people don't get fair coverage in the Indo, Herald, Star, Sunday World or any of his provincial papers.
The trade union movement has two souls. The first derives from the activities of members to improve their lot and control their unions. The second is the dark soul consisting of the activities of leaders whose only concern is to maintain industrial peace and harmony, often at the expense of 'their' members.
A European March against Unemployment, Job Insecurity and Exclusion has been called by a wide coalition of unions, unemployed and political groups. Eleven separate legs of the march will arrive in the centre of Amsterdam on the afternoon of June 14th, to coincide with a European Union Inter-governmental Conference
On February 15th, the 'Plume Noire' anarchist bookstore was plastered with fascist stickers. At around 5am the bookshop was completely destroyed in an obviously well orchestrated incendiary attack.
After over 18 months the Liverpool dockers are still fighting for their jobs, January 20 saw an international day of action in support of them
SLAVERY IS STILL LEGAL in the USA. Contrary to what we may learn in school, the American Civil War did not see the complete abolition of slavery in 1865.
FARM LABOURERS STRIKES, occupations of creameries, red flags flying and 'soviets' being declared. Not usually the sort of thing associated with the years 1919-1923, the years of the War of Independence and the Civil War. This article covers the events of these years they 'forgot' to tell you about in school.
Alice Nutter of Chumbawamba on the Spice Girls 'Girl Power'
Our schools are just glorified production lines - children go in one end, workers come out the other. There is little room for the idea that knowledge might be a good thing in itself, that there is more to education than making round pegs for round holes.
Recently the WSM organised a speaking tour by Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin in Ireland. After Ireland Lorenzo went to Australia where he was arrested by the racist Australian government.
Some of the latest ripoffs and oddities of capitalism
An increase in the number of refugees arriving in Ireland has led to a media fueled upsurge in racism. Put the fight back against this racism has already started
The Heroin crisis continues in Dublin, we examine how it is rooted in poverty
A look at the 26 counties general election results and what they mean for the Irish left
SWP election candidate was arrested by Gardai while making an election address in Rathmines, Dublin
Rank and file opposition continues in SIPTU
Interview with a WSM member who attended the 2nd encounter for Humanity and against neoliberalism in Spain this summer
An interview with two women from the Civil Resistance in Chiapas
Nearly twice as many children are working full time in developing countries as previously thought, according to the International Labour Organization.
A review of the Anarchist Communist Federations pamphlet, Where there's brass there's muck
80 years on the Russian revolution is still a source of inspiration to many
The British Class War Federation has dissolved itself and published a final issue of its paper. We look at why they took this decision.
A short biography of the anarchist militant killed in the first months of the Spanish revolution.
A review of Michael Moore's 'Downsize this!'
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