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For Irish freedom and working class power

If you remove the English army tomorrow and hoist the green flag over Dublin Castle, unless you set about the organization of the Socialist Republic your efforts would be in vain. England would still rule you. She would rule you through her capitalists, through her landlords, through her financiers, through the whole array of commercial and individualist institutions she has planted in this country and watered with the tears of our mothers and the blood of our martyrs.”

-James Connolly, Irish Republican & Labor Leader

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Alan MacSimoin (1957-2018) – #Dublin Historian and Political Activist

We learned at lunchtime today (December 5, 2018, EIE) of the tragic news that Alan MacSimoin has died. It was sudden and hit us hard. Alan was a social historian, political activist, trade unionist and great supporter of the Come Here To Me! project from day one.

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#Thisisnotconsent The Hague: Feminist action at Irish embassy

Yesterday morning, activists from the autonomous feminist initiative Kattenkwaad in The Hague, took action against the sexist outcome of a court case in Ireland. They went to the embassy of Ireland and decorated it with thongs!

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#TakeBackTheCity #Dublin: Statement on Eviction of Residents at Flynn’s B&B, 16 Gardiner Street Upper

This afternoon, shortly after 12pm, we were informed of a Garda response at Flynn’s B&B, 16 Gardiner Street upper, in relation to the attempted eviction of a homeless family of four who are resident in the accommodation.

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#Dublin: Masked thugs evict #squat in Frederick Street

Dublin: Masked Garda threatening people with batons in the aftermath of the violent eviction carried out by thugs in Dublin on September 11. Pepper spray, dogs and batons were deployed, there were 5 or 6 arrests and four housing campaigners required hosptial visits from injuries received in the course of the eviction of the Frederick St occupation [which is the second recent occupation].

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12th #Dublin Anarchist Bookfair – 15th September 2018 – Teachers Club 35 Parnell sq

The 12th Dublin Anarchist Bookfair takes place on the 15th September 2018 at the Teachers Club 35 Parnell square.  Every year hundreds of people attend the Dublin Anarchist Bookfair for a day of inspiring discussions and the opportunity of meeting lots of other radicals, browsing books and meeting campaigns.

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The Failed Easter insurrection of 1916 in Ireland – An anarchist analysis

This article is an anarchist analysis of the 1916 insurrection (which started on Easter Monday in 1916, EiE) and the war of independence in the context of the struggle for socialism in Ireland and internationally. It concentrates on the ‘unknown’ but intense class struggle that ran alongside the war of independence and the role republicanism played in the suppression of that struggle. It asks ‘what is freedom’ and shows how anarchism originated amongst earlier European left republicans as an answer to the limitations of republicanism.

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Anarchist message from #Ireland on #IWD

International Working Women’s Day is steeped in the radical history of women demanding improvement in our daily lives and in our working conditions. IWWD dates back to 1857 in New York City. Women garment workers went on strike to demand a 10-hour working day, better working conditions and equal rights.  In honour of this strike, another was held  in 1908 by women needle trade workers.  They demanded voting rights and, an end to sweatshops and child labour. Two years later, the socialist, Clara Zetkin, proposed that the 8th of March be commemorated as International Working Women’s Day.  It was first celebrated nationally in the Soviet Union after the https://www.wsm.ie/russian-revolution, a  revolution which  began with a strike  of women textile workers.

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