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.Continue reading Alan MacSimoin (1957-2018) – #Dublin Historian and Political Activist
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!
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.
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].
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.
Dublin: Demo outside the Russian embassy on the 20th of June at 7pm.
WSM position on May 25th Irish abortion referendum.
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.
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.