New pages on Struggle
- Hi folks,
latest updates includes Workers Solidarity 80. Also we are mirroring the
EUfortress page for the Mayday protests, see http://struggle.ws/eufortress
Acces new pages at http://struggle.ws/new.html
Workers Solidarity No 80 is online
Individual articles can be accessed below
PDF file of Workers Solidarity 80
For you to print out and distribute locally
EU leaders in the castle - we'll take the streets. On Saturday, the first
of May, anarchists and other activists from the Dublin Grassroots Network
are calling for a day of action and protest against the EU.
Racist attacks, Fianna Fail bribes and housing shortages in Ireland
Deporting our neighbours - Government plays race card to divide and rule
It suits the Irish elite to scapegoat refugees for all the problems that
their mismanagement of society causes. The ruling class wants to set Irish
workers against immigrant workers so as to prevent the workers from seeing
that their interests are the same regardless of nationality
Quebec 1, Global Elite 0
When the summit circus came to Quebec and lost. The Summit of the
Americas, a meeting of 34 head of state to advance the agenda of
neo-liberal capitalism, was held in Qubec in 2001.
On the frontlines of the health crisis
An interview with Dr. Ciara McMeel, a GP working in West Tallaght
Book Review - Palestine by Joe Sacco
In the book '1984', Winston Smith is told what the future is going to be
like. He is told to imagine a boot grinding a face into the ground over
and over again.
Thinking about Anarchism - Immigration
The flip side to the world of freedom of movement for the wealthy and
their commodities is that there are massive restrictions on the freedom of
movement for those seeking to escape the poverty of the third world.
Hijab: lifting the veil
Standing up to religious oppression or state racism? Ultimately we believe
that people should have the freedom to dress whatever way they like. This
means freedom from state interference and freedom from religious
interference in how one should dress.
International Women's Day
International Women's Day is an expressly political day. In 1907 women
sweatshop workers marched in New York and thus the first International
Women's day was born.
Transport privatisation: working conditions under attack
Reduce wage costs, increase fares, cut back on less used routes. That's
the plan for the bus service. Airport workers are also looking at
worsening conditions with the threatened break up of Aer Rianta
Tough on Blair. Tough on the causes of Blair
On why Blair's justifications for war are nonsense and why the focusing on
Blair by some parts of the anti-war movement is wrong. We need to change
the system, not politicians.
No to all forms of Terrorism!
On the Madrid bombings. Written the day after the event and correctly
doubts whether ETA was responsible.
Union busting, Iraqi style
Labour unions in "liberated" Iraq? You should know better!
Some light is shed on Blair's meetings with big business. A truly
What is Anarchism?
A review of Alexander Berkman's classic introduction to
Communist-Anarchism. A highly recommended book.
say no to Fortress Europe, come to Dublin for the Mayday No Borders
Mayday Flyer PDF or DOC
Flyers for Mayday 2004 in Dublin
SIPTU section supports Columbian Coca-Cola
SIPTU members in Trinity College have called for no investment in
Coca-Cola by the Trinity College pension fund
The attacks on the USA, September 11 2001
Index of useful articles and anarchist statements on the attacks.
Anarchist anti-war PDF files
Collection of leaflets, posters and booklets for you to print out and
The US war on Iraq, analysis and resistance
Archives articles up to the fall of Baghdad
Israel/Palestine, an anarchist analysis of the conflict
Articles from an anarchist perspective
Islam and the 'war on terror'
Articles on Islam and links to information sources
Anti-war protests in Ireland and the world
Reports on protests that have taken place and some historical reading
- New pages on Struggle
Here are the latest additions to Struggle which include two PDF
publications, one being an anarchist paper being put out in campuses
around Ireland. As usual you can access them via
New index of material related to campuses in Ireland
No Masters issue 1
Education and control
Education is not accessible to all in society. The reasons for this
inequality are abundant. The main reasons are predominantly due to broader
social and economic inequalities created and maintained by the present
What Type Of Student Politics?
Basically the future of education is up for grabs this year. There are
frightening prospects at stake here: Privatisation, reintroduction of fees
and basic notions of democracy are on table and the student movement could
very easily lose
For the rest of my life I will have to work for somebody else, selling
them my ability to work, selling them my energy, so as they make a profit
out of me, and so as that I can live. I say live with reservation, can I
really call the life ahead of me 'living'?
Housing For Profit
Its that time of year again, when a vast majority of students realise one
simple thing: we are being ripped off by our landlords. You've probably
couch surfed for weeks, or ran around trying to open accounts in what ever
bank it is that will extend an immediate over draft.
On the new regime in Iraq and why Iraq is not "liberated" or "free." And
how the US has taken over Saddam's role as the crusher of Shia revolts.
Beating about the Bush
On the lies, smears and distortions of the Republican National Convention
in New York. How imperialism abroad is distracting from class at home.
Bush as "girlie-man" and the Republican love of the leader principle.
Another letter on GM crops
More on GM and why it is not like a machine and why the evidence suggests
a rethink on it.
Final letter to Freedom on GM crops
Explaining (yet again) why there is no sound scientific reason to assume
GM crops are safe.
The Folly of Racism
Citizenship Referendum:Politicians played the race card and most workers
Surviving on the Minimum Wage in Dublin
The amount of money you earn is one of the most important factors that
influence your quality of life.
SIPTU's Dirty Deal
SIPTU has signed its first ever no-strike deal with Connex, who run
Dublin's LUAS trams
Slaughter and Lies
Over the past decade Chechnya has been torn apart by a vicious and brutal
war between Russia and Chechen separatists.
Squatting in Dublin
One Squatter's Story: On August 8th of last year, a group of us moved into
an abandoned and run down house on Leeson St and proceeded to make it our
The Joy of Reclaiming Streets
The first feeling at any Reclaim The Streets is a strange one for someone
accustomed to the plodding, predictability of your usual lefty "protest".
Review of Understanding Power by Noam Chomsky
Understanding Power is a collection of edited interviews, presentations
and discussions that Noam Chomsky has had with activists and community
groups over the ten year period from 1989-99
The rich in Ireland and the state of the health service
The Role of the Gardai
The primary role of the police is to preserve the status quo in society.
In other words, the first task of the police force, of any police force,
is to ensure the rule of the State and the rich elite
Thinking about Anarchism - Crime
Whatever nice theories about crime anarchists might come up with we can be
sure that any community subjected to a murder or a rape will want
something done about it.
About Workers Solidarity
We don't believe that being able to choose between a bunch of gangsters,
grafters and gombeen men every few years adds up to democracy
Midwest USA: An anarchist view
It was my first time in the USA. I came with all the baggage. I had lived
near a tourist town and had experienced thousands of grey haired, green
clad, overweight, camera wielding yanks. The Mid West was an eye-opener.
What sort of anti-racism do we need?
Dublin day school, see PDF file of program
Resistance Pays ... Cork Anti-Bins
Figures released by Cork City Council confirm that the non-payment of bin
charges remains very high despite the Council's bullying tactics
Mayday Court Appearances - The Word from no. 46 - the Security Cut
One of the mayday defendants informed me that the state was going to
introduce 52 x 3hr video tapes as evidence against him
Access these pages at http://struggle.ws/new.html
- It's been a while but I've just completed an update to the Struggle site
that includes a lot of new pages. Plus I failed to announce updates done
over the summer. So you'll find lots to browse at
the latest additions are below
Crazy Cleric strikes again
Some one should tell Pat Robertson about "Thou shalt not kill".
The Joys of Democracy
Yet again, Iraqis are asked to brave death to vote, this time for a
constitution shaped by their occupiers, which they have not read and which
can be changed at will by politicians.
Incapacity benefit: lies, damned lies and statistics
New labour are attacking people on Incapacity Benefit. Find out why people
are on it in the first place and what it says about neo-liberalism and
Not putting their money where their mouths are...
Not only won't they fight for their war, the right will not even pay for
A few notes on the 2005 Labour Party conference. Why do people bother
going? And the expulsion of a heckler shows the real purpose of
Anarchy in New Orleans?
Exposing a few myths about what happened in New Orleans and why it has
nothing to do with anarchy.
The real looting of New Orleans begins
How the right are using the destruction caused by Katrina to transfer yet
more monies to corporate America and to impose their ideology.
[Print out the PDF file]
Tescos Exploits Foreign Workers
During July and August, major Polish newspapers, TV and radio stations
carried a story about two Polish workers, who were dismissed from TESCO in
Dublin, because of their fight for workers' rights.. One of sacked
warehouse attendants, Radek Sawicki tells us about the struggle against
TESCO and its consequences.
Why Would Gays Want To Marry?
The issue of gay marriage has come to the fore again recently with both
Canada and Spain approving bills to make it legal. In this interview we
talk to Judy Walsh, from the Equality Studies department in UCD about how
marriage and partnership rights are currently constructed in Ireland.
Politicians - We Don't Need Them!
Unelected bodies 'quangos', have responsibility for a wide share of Irish
society from the health service, to tourist promotion, to inland
fisheries. And who gets appointed to these boards? The wealthy and the
The Price of Being Reasonable
There were fewer strike days last year than in any year since the 1920s.
At the same time the number of disputes referred to the Labour Court was
up 21%. Does this mean that 'going through the procedures' and being
'reasonable' is paying dividends of workers?
Solidarity - The Working Class Weapon
In reality, sympathy strikes are a workers' best weapon as individually we
have little power compared to the boss. Standing together, however, we can
defend our rights. The bosses know this, hence the attack on even the
barest form of solidarity by workers
Popular Response to Shell's Pipeline Shows Way Forward
Over the Summer in a small corner of Mayo a mass campaign of non-violent
direct action systematically, and in part spontaneously, shut down a major
development being carried out by several multi-national corporations and
Rebel Girl: Elizabeth Gurley Flynn's Autobiography
Though born in the US, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn was of Irish descent and
came from a long line of rebels and revolutionaries. She begins her
autobiography describing the exploits of some of her ancestors who joined
the French when in 1798 they landed in Killalla Bay to help free Ireland
from British rule and set up an Irish Republic.
As Capitalists Waste Earth's Resources...... Organise for a Free Society
As another summer draws to a close, it's worth taking a snapshot of the
state of the Ireland as the dawn of the 21st century casts its light upon
us. The struggle for equality and justice continues unabated, whilst our
elected 'leaders' and their corporate paymasters keep their head in the
Thinking About Anarchism: Organisation
There is no one right form of anarchist organisation. Rather, different
forms are used for different purposes. What all these forms have in common
is a desire to avoid the creation of any hierarchy while at the same time
making sure that whatever needs to be done gets done.
Crazy bosses, tax cheats and starving children