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Belfast rally for Choice a resounding success

Belfast saw a fantastic Rally for Choice march July 2nd 2016  - by far the biggest pro- choice demonstration in the north in many years, perhaps ever.

Despite being organised on a shoe string is was also bigger than the annual anti - choice march. Even though the organizers of that have access to so much money they had billboard vans driving around the city advertising their event.

To Leave or not to leave? That is not the question

Well, I’ve posted a review of Social Democracy & Anarchism in the International Workers’ Association 1864-1877 by René Berthier. It is, in general, a very good book -- I only disagree with his position that revolutionary anarchism (communist-anarchism) marked a break with Bakunin’s ideas.

Errico Malatesta ideas on anarchism in Ten Words - talk by author Davide Turcato - audio

Presentation given by Davide Turcato about the ideas and contributions of Italian Anarchist Errico Malatesta

 

Video blog from Lisbon - Colonialism & tourism

 I was recnetly on a holiday trip to Lisbon where I was listening to Roger Crowleys 'Conquerors' as I toured many of the historic sites paid for by the slaughter and plunder he describes.  After visiting Belem I recorded and uploaded this video blog to the Anarchist Writers Facebook, this version if the 1080p version of the same video.

Belem was where the ships of the brutal Portuguese colonial conquest of the Indian open trade cities departed from.

Dublin Kurdish Freedom Solidarity protests 2016 May

Dublin saw a day of protests in solidarity with the Kurdish Freedom struggle today. The video shows the protest at the GPO, site of the 1916 rebellion against British colonialism 100 years ago. During that rebellion British forces destroyed much of the center of Dublin and murdered civilians much as the Turkish state has been doing in Bakur (SE Turkey) over the last months.

A series of private hierarchies does not equal anarchy

Apologies for the long delay in blogging – much has changed in my live (all for the better I must add!) and had to concentrate on that. So new job, new location, new life. The net effect on this is no commuting (so probably less time to read) and a concentration on my day job – but also a break from being a union rep (back to being an active member for a while).

Program for the 2016 Dublin Anarchist Bookfair #DABF

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.

The 11th Dublin Anarchist Bookfair will take place Saturday 16th of April around Smithfield square, there will also be a major event on the Friday night in the Teachers Club, 35 Parnell Square.

On the Saturday the book & campaign stalls will be in The Generator on the east side of Smithfield square, doors open at 9.30 for setup, 10.00 for early browsing.  The meetings will also be in two pubs, the Cobblestone at the top (north) of the square and Frank Ryans which is just off the South West corner on Queen st. 

Remarks at the Dublin launch of 'We Make Our Own History'

The last year has left me a confused state between optimism and pessimism which made it quite difficult to work out what I had to say tonight on the topic of how are social movements doing in Ireland and what are the prospects for real change. 

That was close - Anarchist Writers back online after a week

As you may have noticed we were down for just over a week and its only in the last couple of days that we even had a visible error notice rather than an blank screen when you tried to visit. If you are following us on Twitter or Facebook you will have seen some earlier somewhat paniced messages as for a time there it looked like we might have lost it.

Families Resisting Being Made Homeless for Profit - DCC & Building Occupied

The families who were being housed in an emergency accommodation facility on 54-55 Mountjoy street and were to be evicted today have been fighting back. Yesterday afternoon they occupied the DCC offices, demanding that officals talk to them collectively. And this morning they occupied the buidling they are being evicted from, hanging banners from the upper floor as a solidarity protest took place below.

  


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