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ireland / britain / community struggles / news report Tuesday February 23, 2010 - 22:21 by Andrew   image 1 image   video 1 video file   audio 2 audio files
The week before last Erris fisherman Pat O'Donnell was jailed for seven months for his part in the communities ongoing resistance to Shell's attempt to impose an experimental gas pipeline on them. Across the country local Shell to Sea groups have been holding solidarity protests and other events for Pat. In Dublin this has included two protests and a public meeting in UCD. Meanwhile Shell have been forced to admit a temporary defeat in the face of local opposition and call off the construction they have planned for Glengad this year. ... read full story / add a comment
The protest at Shell HQ
ireland / britain / community struggles / news report Wednesday February 17, 2010 - 19:34 by Andrew N Flood   image 1 image   audio 1 audio file
Over 50 Shell to Sea campaigners gathered at the Shell head quarters in Leeson street Dublin Tuesday evening to protest at the jailing of 52 year old Erris fisherman Pat O'Donnell for resisting Shell's experimental gas pipeline. Pat received a seven month sentence which has the added benefit for Shell of taking his boat off of Broadhaven Bay for the period they need to carry out major underwater construction work and repairs. Pat has twice previously been arrested and held without charge when Shell has needed to carry out work in the bay. ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / workplace struggles / news report Thursday February 04, 2010 - 00:20 by Dermo   image 2 images
Members of WSM and Organise gathered on a bright afternoon light of a cold Janaury day, in the leafy surburbs of Booterstown, Dublin, outside the German Embassy to protest recent Berlin District Court Decision to stop the Free Workers Union (FAU - Freie Arbeiterinnen- und Arbeiter-Union) from being able to call itself a Union. ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / imperialism / war / press release Wednesday February 03, 2010 - 23:45 by WSM PRO   image 1 image
Public meetings to be held in Cork and Dublin this week will pose the question of how the legacy of U.S. imperialism has impacted on the catastrophe visited on Haiti in the recent earthquake. ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / anarchist movement / news report Tuesday December 22, 2009 - 00:13 by Cork WSM
A new, alternative meeting space and bookshop has just opened on Douglas Street, Cork in Ireland. This is early days but we want to get the word out that this new initiative needs you and your support! ... read full story / add a comment
Number of strike days each year - the 2009 is just for Thursdays strike, in fact the final figure would include the many small disputes that have gone on this year
ireland / britain / workplace struggles / news report Tuesday December 01, 2009 - 22:42 by Andrew   image 1 image
On the 24th of November something extraordinary happened in Ireland. Some 250,000 workers acted together in a day-long strike against the public sector wage cuts planned by the government. The vast majority of these workers had never gone on strike before, yet across almost all workplaces the strike involved 90% or more of those working. ... read full story / add a comment
Mass picket of department of Education - see WSM site for more pictures
ireland / britain / workplace struggles / news report Friday November 27, 2009 - 23:49 by various WSM members   image 1 image
On 24 November 2009 250,000 public sector workers in Ireland took part in a national strike against planned pay cuts. Many WSM members who work in the public sector played a direct part in the organisation of the strike and student members helped organise solidarity actions at the universities where strikes were happening. They also toured other picket lines to send in reports and photos. Here we present these reports and the reports sent in by members on strike who had access to smart phones with which they sent live news on the day to the WSM twitter feed ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / workplace struggles / press release Friday November 27, 2009 - 18:29 by PRO
Anarchist organisation Workers Solidarity Movement has congratulated public sector workers who took part in today’s 24-hour work stoppage and called for further stoppages “in order to force a change of direction from the government”. ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / the left / press release Tuesday November 10, 2009 - 19:28 by SSN
The Social Solidarity Network "is a grouping of people who have come together to provide a forum for workers and communities to unite to resist the attacks and to build links across the many struggles which will break out over the coming months" that Workers Solidarity Movement members are involved in. Some 7000 copies of this SSN text were distributed on the Nov 6th ICTU demonstration against cuts in Dublin. ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / workplace struggles / news report Monday November 09, 2009 - 20:20 by Andrew & Kevin   image 9 images
Tens of thousands of workers marched in Ireland on Friday 6 November as part of union organised demonstrations in nine cities protests against the Irish governments attempts to make workers pay for the crisis. In the region of 20,000 workers march through Cork City centre to oppose Government cuts and the ongoing attacks on wages and conditions. Cork anarchists from the WSM handed out 2000 leaflets at the march. Workers from a wide section of the union movement were present – SIPTU, TEEU, Unite, INO, INTO, ASTI, CWU, IWU, TUI, PNA. ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / community struggles / press release Friday September 18, 2009 - 07:05 by jimbob
With the full backing of the Glasgow chapter of Liberty and Solidarity and local community newspaper 'The Burgh Angel' , Hamiltonhill Action Group will be holding a demonstration with the Scottish Tenants Organisation on Thursday 24th September, against the Glasgow Housing Association's (GHA) refusal to invest money in their community. ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / economy / news report Thursday September 17, 2009 - 00:56 by WSM   image 1 image
The economic crisis we face in Ireland is that huge amounts of money have been lost with the collapse of the property bubble. The question is, who will pay? Will it be the crooked bankers and dodgy developers responsible for this mess, or us, the ordinary working people? ... read full story / add a comment
WSM public meeting in 1986
ireland / britain / history of anarchism / news report Monday September 07, 2009 - 18:08 by Kevin Doyle   text 4 comments (last - wednesday september 16, 2009 - 00:55)   image 1 image
The Workers Solidarity Movement is twenty-five years old this autumn. A quarter of a century ago anarchists in Ireland came together to establish an organisation to promote and fight for our ideas. ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / economy / news report Monday September 07, 2009 - 18:04 by Vincent O'Malley
The McCarthy or “Bord Snip Nua” report on public spending outlined a range of proposed cuts in government expenditure. Of the €5.3b in possible savings, it can be safely said that at least €4b of this (and probably more) targets the working class. Indeed, a full third of the cuts are aimed at pensioners and unemployed. In the private sector, attacks on our class continue in the form of pay cuts, short time and lay-offs. ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / imperialism / war / news report Friday September 04, 2009 - 19:21 by James O'Brien   image 1 image
It’s the time of year where we plebs get a chance to rectify our impertinence in rejecting the Lisbon Treaty. In itself, rerunning the referendum is hardly an affront to democracy. After all, people are simply being asked to confirm the decision made. ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / imperialism / war / news report Thursday September 03, 2009 - 18:41 by WSM   text 2 comments (last - friday september 04, 2009 - 11:44)   image 1 image
The WSM is calling for a No vote in the 2nd Lisbon referendum on the grounds that people in Ireland can do a lot better than a choice between the clowns in the Dáil or those in Brussels. We oppose the EU's policies of privatisation, militarisation and attacks on workers' conditions but don’t insult people’s intelligence by saying that our current society in Ireland with its severe recession, diabolical public services and corruption is anything better. The major lack of democracy in our lives is not between us and the EU but between the Irish government and us. ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / workplace struggles / news report Thursday September 03, 2009 - 18:39 by Alan MacSimóin - Workers Solidarity 111   image 1 image
Thomas Cooke workers refused to go quietly when they were tossed onto the dole. Cooks had made £400m profit in 2008 and their boss, Manny Fontela-Novoa, took home €7 million. This was not a failing business. ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / workplace struggles / news report Thursday August 27, 2009 - 18:05 by Gregor Kerr   image 1 image
Several hundred protestors chanting ‘Scabs out. Dockers In’ engaged in a mass trespass on the premises of Marine Terminals Ltd. in Dublin’s docklands 24th August. ... read full story / add a comment
WSM supporting the workers at the Four courts
ireland / britain / workplace struggles / news report Friday August 07, 2009 - 23:46 by Various   image 1 image
On Friday 31st July workers at Thomas Cook occupied the shop on Grafton street. Management got a court injunction against the occupation and on Monday morning a huge force of Gardai sealed off the area, smashed their way into the shop and arrested the 28 workers inside. The workers at Thomas Cook were fighting for a better redundancy package. To the approximately €700,000 offered by the company, the workers are demanding an added €300,000. That afternoon the High Court released the workers and negotiations were started on an improved redundancy package. The articles were written by WSM members involved in supporting the struggle of the Thomas Cook workers. ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / workplace struggles / news report Tuesday August 04, 2009 - 20:56 by Jack Carrigan   image 1 image
In the early hours of the morning dozens of Gardai (Irish police) sealed off a section of the city to smash their way into the Thomas Cook offices which were being occupied by the workers resisting the attempt by management to shut down the offices. The text that follows was written before the events of this morning, ... read full story / add a comment
George Floyd: one death too many in the “land of the free”
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