Workers Solidarity Movement PDF files

From 2000 we started making Workers Solidarity Movement publications available as PDF files. This means that anyone can print out (and if they wish copy and distribute) fully laid out version of our publications. Hundreds of people have printed out at least one of our PDF publications and many have used them to promote anarchism locally by distributing them to friends, in activists groups, leaving them at centres, squats and infoshops, giving them out in school, college or work or using them to do stalls at gigs and conferences.

All new publications are being made available as they appear. Please, please do take the time to fill in the feedback form of any publication you print out. As it takes hours to prepare and upload a PDF file we will only continue to make them available if it is obvious they are being used. If you are printing out several publications as once you can send the info in a single mail to rather then filling out every form.

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PDF file of RBR 9]

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WS 89

  • Why are they still running our schools?
  • Pushers Out! - The inside story of Dublin's anti-drugs movement
  • Elections in Haiti - What about Democracy?
  • Irish Ferries: Time to break the law
  • Bad things happen: Tales from the frontline in Iraq
  • Thinking about anarchism: Anarchism and human nature
  • Swedish and Finnish Commuters Take Direct Action for Free Public Transport
  • 2 Years In Jail For Criticising Islam


You can download, print out and distibute this essay as a PDF file
What is communism

What is communism?
The complete artilce of which an extract appears in Red And Black Revolution No 10. "Of course its not that important to get hung up on a name, for many people the Concise definition of communism being something to do with Marx and the USSR is the one they know. For us the name of the post-capitalist society we aim to help construct is a detail, what matters is the content of the ideas."


PDF WS88 contents

  • Tescos Exploits Foreign Workers
  • Why Would Gays Want To Marry?
  • Politicians - We Don't Need Them!
  • The Price of Being Reasonable
  • Solidarity - The Working Class Weapon
  • Popular Response to Shell's Pipeline Shows Way Forward
  • Rebel Girl: Elizabeth Gurley Flynn's Autobiography
  • As Capitalists Waste Earth's Resources
  • Thinking About Anarchism: Organisation

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PDF WS87 contents

  • People Power Confronts Shell
  • Dangerous Men Loose in Dublin
  • New radical spaces in Cork city
  • Gama Workers' Strike Wins Back Stolen Cash
  • Review: 'Anarchism & Environmental Survival' by Graham Purchase..
  • Irish Ferries Fly The Jolly Roger
  • The G8, Live 8, and Africa - Taking Hypocrisy to New Levels
  • That's capitalism
  • Anarchism and the WSM
  • Thinking about Anarchism - Social Revolution
  • INTO Branch Opposes Tactics Of Deportation Cops
  • Man Deported Because Of Garda Brutality Cover up


Workers Solidarity 85

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PDF WS85 contents

  • The Murder Machine
  • Postal Workers Under Fire
  • The great Housing rip off
  • The Iraqi 'Resistance'
  • International Women's Day
  • Book Review: Peter Kropotkin's Masterpiece 'The Conquest of Bread'
  • Water Tax
  • Red Ink Bookshop
  • Cork City: Culture of Capital
  • Liberty
  • Internet Review: Dissent Network Against the G8
  • Getting organised for a brighter future
  • That's Capitalism 


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Red and Black Revolution 8

  • After the Dust Settles - Lessons from the Summit Protests
  • Summit protests and networks
  • Media Mayhem - Anarchists and the Mass Media.
  • Playing the Media Game
  • The ideas of James Connolly
  • Workers Without Bosses - Workers' Self-Management in Argentina
  • Review: No Global - The People of Ireland Versus the multinationals

PDF file of Red and Black Revolution 8

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 World Banker

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Vote No: Send a Message to McDowell on June 11th
If we vote 'Yes' on June 11th, children who were born in Ireland, and have never set foot outside of Ireland, will have no rights as Irish citizens. They will be liable to be kicked out of their own country.

Vote No June 11
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Cover of WS81

WS81 contents

  • Democracy Where Are You?
  • Vote NO to Racist Referendum
  • Haiti and US Terrorism
  • Ireland's 'Traditional' Racism Remains
  • Review: We Are Everywhere
  • We Don't Want Your Vote
  • Building the Anti-War Movement from Below
  • State Terrorism
  • The Pay-Rise is in the Post
  • Abortion Rights Still Denied

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European union

What's wrong with the EU

PDF pamphlet on the European Union which outlines the problems with the direction it has taken.

Articles include



Workers Solidarity No80


  • Mayday Mayday
  • Thats capitalism
  • Deporting our neighbours
  • Quebec 1, Global Elite 0
  • On the frontlines of the health crisis
  • Book Review - Palestine by Joe Sacco
  • Thinking about Anarchism - Immigration
  • Hijab: lifting the veil
  • International Women's Day
  • Transport privatisation: working conditions under attack

Articles include

  • Has the Black Block tactic reached the end of its usefulness?
  • Where to Now? Anti-capitalist protest - global and local
  • Repressing Abortion in Ireland
  • Direct Action against the war in Ireland
  • The IAWM's dismal leadership" A critique of the politics of Trotskyism
  • Industrial Collectivisation during the Spanish Revolution
  • If you want to create Socialism - it must be based on Freedom
  • Open Borders: The case against immigration controls
  • The trouble with Islam

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Red and Black Revolution 7
PDF file of Red And Black Revolution 7

The anarchists are coming


  • Sunday Independent claims anarchists are 'infiltrating' bin tax campaign
  • Service Charges Taking from the poor to give to the rich
  • Government announces new 'turd tax'
  • Anarchists, the bin tax & direct action
  • The Bin Tax & Privatisation
  • Cork Against the Bin Tax

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Reclaim the streets

PDF file of Reclaim our Streets

Articles include

  • Reclaim our Streets/ Critical Mass
  • The Politics of the car
  • How one RTS was organised
  • Stuck in a traffic jam every day?
  • Anarchism & Environmental Survival


PDF File: Download, print out and display the Direct Action at Shannon poster

Direct action at Shannon

The Orange Order pamphlet

The Orange Order & sectarianism in Ireland

Articles include

  • The Orange Order - an enemy of ALL workers
  • The Protestant working class
  • Time to stop beating the Orange Drum
  • Marching to nowhere
  • Stirring Up Sectarian Hatred
  • King Billy Revisited
  • The 1798 Rebellion and the Orange Order
  • When the Falls and the Shankill fought together
  • Peace deal offers sectarian war or sectarian peace
  • Neither Orange nor Green

PDF file of The EU, globalisation and Seville
How the EU is a motor for globalisation and how its decision effect Irish workers. Also looks at the so called 'inquiry' into the Gardai riot at the RTS street party.

Seville EU summit

Call this choice

PDF file of Call this Choice?
We encourage you to download, print out and make copies of this leaflet and give them out where you are.


Vote Pie poster
To commemorate the pieing of Bertie

    Vote pie poster

Red & Black Revolution 6

Most recent Red & Black Revolution

Fighting Global Capitalism

A 16 page PDF booklet that you can download, print out and distribute

  • Who are the IMF, G8, World Bank, WTO etc
  • The anarchist economic alternative to globalisation
  • Africa, anarchism & neo-liberalism
  • The media and the anti capitalist globalisation movement
  • Reviews of No LOGO and Globalise This!
  • Anarchism & the Anti-Globalization Movement

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Fighting Global Capitalism cover

Against capitalist war and terror

PDF file of Against Capitalist War and terror

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Stalin didn't fall from the moon
A 12 page pamphlet on the Russian revolution

Russian revolution pamphlet

Womens liberation

Sex, Class and womens oppression
A 14 page pamphlet of anarchist articles against the oppression of women

A history of the fight against the Water Charges in Dublin
Article from Red & Black Revolution about this succesful struggle against an unjust tax

Water Charge

PDF file :The 1798 Rebellion
In June of 1795 several Irish Protestants gathered on top of Cave Hill, overlooking Belfast. They swore " never to desist in our efforts until we had subverted the authority of England over our country and asserted our independence". Three years later 100,000 rose against Britain in the first Irish republican insurrection. Andrew Flood examines what they were fighting for and how they influenced modern Irish nationalism.

1798 rebellion leaflet

Socialism from Below

What is Socialism from Below
A four page leaflet explaining What Socialism from Below is and why it is incompatable with Leninism

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May Day poster

PDF file of the poster

Tell others about May Day

Print out and distribute your own May Day posters and leaflet/pamphlets.

You can download and print out PDF files of the poster shown right and/or the leaflet on the left (the text of it is 'A history of the Chicago events'. Print out 1 or 500! Give them out at May Day marches, conferences, gigs or just leave them pinned to notice boards. Although they use colour they will print out fine in black and white.

PDF file of the poster

PDF file of the leaflet

May Day leaflet

PDF file of the leaflet

We invite you not only to print out the PDF file for yourself but to print out extra copies of it for distribution at events or to your friends, fellow students or work mates or simply to leave where others may pick it up. If need be you can recover your photocopying/printing costs by charging for each one. Any profit should be donated to our international solidarity fund.

All we ask in return is that you tell us how many you are printing out and where you are distributing them. This PDF version takes extra time to prepare from the printed version so this feedback is essential to us deciding whether this extra time is worth it. Even if you are only printing out a copy for yourself please tell us as every bit of feedback will encourage us to make future editions also available as PDF files.

An account from an Irish anarchist who was with the Black Block. Available as a PDF file for you to print out and distribute

What happened at the G8 protests in Genoa

Parliament or Democracy

Parliament or Democracy?

The detailed anarchist argument of why parliamentary elections do not give us democracy. Also available as a PDF booklet



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