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Summer of evictions in Dublin - video interview

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Mon, 10/19/2015 - 07:12

An interview about the wave of occupations and evictions that took place in the first half of 2015 in Dublin.

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Republican Prisoners in Maghaberry Protest for Basic Conditions in 2015

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Sun, 10/18/2015 - 07:00

Republican prisoners in Maghaberry prison will be coming off their protest on Monday 19th of October. The prisoners were on protest for 9 weeks because of the closing of a hatch in the kitchen that prevents ventilation and the prisoners receiving their food.

The prison administration struck a deal with the protesting prisoners, confirming they will open the kitchen hatch which will let the prisoner “prepare and consume meals in a dignified manner” [1]. Tomorrow the prisoners will return eating the two meals (lunch and dinner) which are granted by the jail.
 

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Injustice by the British justice system

Anarkismo (en) - Sat, 10/17/2015 - 16:32
A case that’s need highlighting is the case of Republican prisoner Willy Wong, he is held in Maghaberry Prison in Co Antrim. In March 2010 he was arrested along with another man and charged, eventually convicted of possession of a pipe bomb. He was sentenced very differently to the way Republican prisoners (and social prisoners) usually get sentenced. He was sentenced for an undetermined period, but after 5 years inprisoned it would be up to the Parole board when he is to be released.

Can’t Be Forgotten, Can’t Be Forgiven

Anarkismo (en) - Sat, 10/17/2015 - 13:47
Today, on the 10th of October, the “Labor, Democracy and Peace Meeting” that was organized by various unions, associations and organizations has been attacked. Like in Amed on June and in Suruc on July, the bombs exploding in Ankara today has killed tens of people. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/28662]

Free Republican Prisoner Willy Wong

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Sat, 10/17/2015 - 07:00

A case that needs highlighting is the case of Republican prisoner Willy Wong - he is held in Maghaberry Prison in Co Antrim. In March 2010 he was arrested along with another man and charged, eventually convicted of possession of a pipe bomb. He was sentenced very differently to the way Republican prisoners (and social prisoners) usually get sentenced. He was sentenced for an undetermined period, but after 5 years inprisoned it would be up to the Parole Board to decide when he is to be released.

Willy Wong was 22 when arrested, he is now 27 years old, he is still in jail. In March he was up in front of the Parole Board. The board came to the conclusion that Willy Wong is not “eligible” for release. The board said they believe he was not “totally reformed” or had not “fully regretted his actions”.
 

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Believe a better world is possible and don't be afraid to dream

Anarkismo (en) - Fri, 10/16/2015 - 16:57
Believe a better world is possible. Don't be afraid to dream. We all know this isn't good enough. How could it be? Are we not destined for so much more? Have we not seen glimpses of what we are truly capable of? This could be paradise. It really could be.

Solidarity with Jamaica to UK's “keep your prison, give us schools, give us infrastructure, not prisons”.

Anarkismo (en) - Fri, 10/16/2015 - 16:53
In case you missed it, David Cameron does not believe that reparations or even apologies are the right approach when dealing with the legacy of the enslavement of the Jamaican people at the hands of British Imperialism.

Dublin protests in solidarity with those targeted by Ankara bombing in Turkey

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Fri, 10/16/2015 - 10:57

People gathered outside the Turkish embassy in Dublin last night to take part in a solidarity protest of remembrance for the 100 plus people killed in the bombing of a peace rally in Ankara on Saturday. 

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Freedom for All? Members of Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front threatened, activities disrupted, forced into hiding

Anarkismo (en) - Fri, 10/16/2015 - 03:18
Condemn political violence, terror
South Africa, 16 October 2015: On the evening of Friday 9 October 2015, a militant of the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front in the impoverished black township of Khutsong (west of Johannesburg), was threatened with violence for his political work by a group of youths. The next morning, a political school that he and another member run in the area, was forcibly disrupted by an even larger mob. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/28645] [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/28664]

Renua exposed as yet another party for the super wealthy

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Thu, 10/15/2015 - 12:41

It's not really a secret to anyone paying attention but Renua have really blown their cover with their pre-budget submission. Far from being any sort or radical departure they are yet another party for the wealthiest 1% who have been plundering our labour with the aid of every previous government.

As Michael Taft explains "Renua has called for a flat-rate tax. It represents a massive transfer from the lowest income groups to the highest income groups. It will require low and middle income groups to fund not only their own tax cuts but even higher tax cuts for those on much higher incomes.
... they want to cut inheritance tax to 20 percent while raising thresholds to €500,000. Someone inheriting €1 million would gain over €150,000."

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Solidarity with Jamaica to UK's “keep your prison, give us schools, give us infrastructure, not prisons”.

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Thu, 10/15/2015 - 12:32

In case you missed it, David Cameron does not believe that reparations or even apologies are the right approach when dealing with the legacy of the enslavement of the Jamaican people at the hands of British Imperialism.

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Stephen Hawking - choice is between life of shared luxurious leisure and greedy miserable poverty

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Thu, 10/15/2015 - 12:20

"If machines produce everything we need, the outcome will depend on how things are distributed. Everyone can enjoy a life of luxurious leisure if the machine-produced wealth is shared, or most people can end up miserably poor if the machine-owners successfully lobby against wealth redistribution. So far, the trend seems to be toward the second option, with technology driving ever-increasing inequality"

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Believe a better world is possible and don't be afraid to dream

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Thu, 10/15/2015 - 12:08

Believe a better world is possible. Don't be afraid to dream. We all know this isn't good enough. How could it be? Are we not destined for so much more? Have we not seen glimpses of what we are truly capable of? This could be paradise. It really could be.

Margaret Thatcher, former UK prime minister, was fond of bragging that 'There Is No Alternative!'. Settle in you plebs, there is no way out, this is it. Capitalism is the only way - and not only capitalism, but capitalism in its most feral neoliberal form.

And not only that but state domination, and the assault on our persons by an arsenal of tyrannies: sexism, racism, queerphobia, ableism, and more.

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Solidarity from Ireland to Calais migrant camp

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Thu, 10/15/2015 - 11:54

The first solidarity convoy from Ireland to Calais returned a few days ago and Mairead Mary Frances Healy posted a great report on what was done (below) that has now been turned into this graphic. We applaud this solidarity with those who have spent the summer fighting the racist border policy of Fortress Europe through the direct action of breaking down the fences.

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We know those responsible for the Ankara bombing - statements of Kara Kizil ( Istanbul ) and Tacanka ( Ankara )

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Wed, 10/14/2015 - 09:06

They painted our red and black flags and banners with blood and flesh of our comrades. Those responsible for the massacre are out there. We know them from Haymarket, Bloody Sunday, Mayday 1977 Istanbul Massacre, Reyhanli, Gezi Uprising, Roboski Massacre, Diyarbakir Dungeons and Suruç. We know them from the daily exploitation of a thousand year. They stand before us merciless, smirking.

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We know those responsible for the Ankara bombing

Anarkismo (en) - Wed, 10/14/2015 - 09:04
statements of Kara Kizil ( Istanbul ) and Tacanka ( Ankara )
They painted our red and black flags and banners with blood and flesh of our comrades. Those responsible for the massacre are out there. We know them from Haymarket, Bloody Sunday, Mayday 1977 Istanbul Massacre, Reyhanli, Gezi Uprising, Roboski Massacre, Diyarbakir Dungeons and Suruç. We know them from the daily exploitation of a thousand year. They stand before us merciless, smirking.

Although it has been orchestrated by the hands of ISIS gang, we know that, just like the Suruç Massacre, state and AKP who is holding state power in their hands are those who are in fact responsible for this massacre. We have seen once again that AKP is capable of doing everything not to lose the power and weaker it gets, more brutal it will get.

Below are two further statements from anarchists groups in the Turkish state on the Ankara bombing.

Travellers’ struggles are our struggles too: decent housing for all!

Anarkismo (en) - Wed, 10/14/2015 - 07:10
Last weekend, ten people died in a fire at a halting site in South Dublin. Thomas Connors, Sylvia Connors, Willie Lynch, Tara Gilbert, and Jimmy Lynch and five children lost lives. Their deaths are a tragedy, and we mourn their loss. But we are also angry. Because we know the loss of their lives was not the outcome of chance or blind fate. Our society, its laws and its institutions are designed to marginalise, to penalise and to discriminate against Travellers (traditionally itinerant ethnic group) . So long as we accept these forms of oppression and exploitation, tragedy will follow tragedy.

The Ankara Massacre and the State as a Serial Killer in Erdogan’s Turkey

Anarkismo (en) - Tue, 10/13/2015 - 17:42
Shortly after the news of the Ankara massacre started circulating on social media, a video surfaced, showing the very moment of the first explosion, foregrounded by a group of young peace rally participants on a line of halay. The protesters were singing and dancing to prominent ozan Ruhi Su’s “Ellerinde Pankartlar,” composed to commemorate the bloody May 1 Labor Day celebrations in Taksim Square in 1977—when at least 42 people were massacred and more than 120 people were injured.

Turkey, Ankara: Report of Funeral of Anarcho-syndicalist Ali Kitapci

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) - Tue, 10/13/2015 - 09:55

We remember Ali Kitapci, the first person to organise for the anarcho-syndicalist cause in modern Turkey. He was one of the 14 members of Independent Transportation Union killed in the Ankara bombing on Saturday. He first get involved with the anarchist movement in England and continued to be active for the last 30 years. Apart from his fight for syndicalism, he was an active member of many anarchist organisations in Ankara from the second half of 1980s.

There will be a protest at the Turkish embassy in Dublin this Thursday at 18.30.  The embassy is on Raglan Road.  FB Event

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Turkey, Ankara: Report of Funeral of Anarcho-syndicalist Ali Kitapci

Anarkismo (en) - Tue, 10/13/2015 - 09:52
We remember Ali Kitapci, the first person to organise for the anarcho-syndicalist cause in modern Turkey. He was one of the 14 members of Independent Transportation Union killed in the Ankara bombing on Saturday. He first get involved with the anarchist movement in England and continued to be active for the last 30 years. Apart from his fight for syndicalism, he was an active member of many anarchist organisations in Ankara from the second half of 1980s. [http://www.anarkismo.net/article/28661]
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