Workers Solidarity Movement

When the red flag flew over Munster

Workers Solidarity Movement's account of the wave of soviets in the province of Munster.

Irish Workers taking over their jobs, flying the Red Flag and declaring for socialism? It never happened here. That's what the establishment historians want you to think, that is why they have written whole episodes of our history out of the schoolbooks. In reality thousands of workers were involved in just such action at the beginning of the 1920's.

The revolutionary message of the Friends of Durruti.

George Fontenis' analysis of the Friends of Durruti from a pamphlet translated by the Workers' Solidarity Movement.

The revolutionary message of the Friends of Durruti.

Sweden's libertarian union

A member of the Irish platformist group, Workers Solidarity Movement interviews a member of the Swedish syndicalist union, the SAC.

During a trip to Sweden last year, Kevin Doyle of the Workers Solidarity Movement met up with Lars Hammarberg, an organiser with the Swedish syndicalist union the Central Organisation of Swedish Workers (SAC). The SAC was founded in 1910 as a breakaway from the main Social Democratic union in Sweden, the Trade Union Conference (known as the "LO").

London burns - causes and consequences of the riots - an anarchist perspective

An analysis of the August riots by the Workers' Solidarity Movement, an Irish anarchist organisation.

The police killing of Mark Duggan resulted in four nights of rioting across England. The immediate trigger was the killing itself, and the disrespect shown by the police to Mark’s family and friends. But the riots rapidly broadened to expressions of a more general anger and alienation; an anger that was all too often unfocused and striking out at the nearest target of opportunity.

Politics averted: thoughts on the 'Occupy X' movement

An analysis on the protests in Ireland and the US from an Irish anarchist.

What are we to make of the global 'Occupy X' movement which has exploded onto the streets of cities across the world, turning public spaces into campsites of opposition? Certain things are obvious: Firstly, the fact that there are thousands of people across the world taking over public spaces to express their anger at the financial system is undeniably a good thing.

Open Borders: The case against immigration controls - review

A good short account of the anarchist case against immigration controls by Conor McLoughlin, based around a review of Teresa Hayter's book Open Borders.

Open Borders: The case against immigration controls by Teresa Hayter (Pluto Press 2000) reviewed by Conor McLoughlin

Tunisia: the revolution will not be televised

A mass wave of riots by ordinary people against the government have swept Tunisia for the last three weeks under a near-total media blackout in the West. We look at what's been happening and why it's being kept off our TV screens.

On Saturday December 18th, the Tunisian police stopped Mohamed Bouaziz, an unemployed university graduate, and seized the hand cart of fruit and vegetables he had been selling to support himself and his family.

Belfast: Hundreds rally in support of Visteon workers occupation

A report and audio recordings of the rally of hundreds of supporters of the Ford Visteon workers occupying their plant against their redundancies with no pay.

Over 200 people marched today from Andersonstown to the factory in Finachy for a rally, which was addressed by Unite Shop Stewards Charlie Maxwell and John Maxwell, including representatives from the SDLP and Sinn Fein.

Audio interview with Visteon occupier

Audio interview with Unite convenor at the occupied Visteon plant in Belfast, John McGuire.

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Left communism and its ideology - Oisin Mac Giollamoir

An introduction and critique by a member of the Irish Workers Solidarity Movement of left communism.