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(en) Ireland, The Workers Solidarity* # 85 - Red Ink Bookshop New Radical Bookshop in Dublin's Temple Bar

Date Wed, 01 Jun 2005 08:20:04 +0300

Anarchism in Ireland has been on the up in the last few years.
Libertarian organised events have included large demonstrations
like Mayday, RTS street parties, forcing the agenda on Shannon, as
well as massively increasing our propaganda through newsletters,
magazines and the internet. Sure, anarchism is still a minority
past-time but as any bourgeois economist will tell you, it's the rate
and direction of growth that counts!

In keeping with this decentralised growth, Dublin has acquired an
anarchist inclined bookshop located on Fownes Street in Temple
Bar. For years, the main source of Anarchist books in Ireland was
the WSM Book-Catalogue which is obviously useful but as it's not
the main focus of the group it has remained relatively small if well
focussed. Red Ink which opened just under a year ago, expands
greatly the selection of libertarian, commie, and plain bizarre books
and magazines on offer to the dangerously curious.

It's got anarchist primers like Berkman's introduction, anarchist
classics like Emma Goldman's autobiography or Kropotkin's
Mutual Aid, as well as in-depth anarchist analysis of the Russian
and Spanish revolutions. Besides all the anarchism, it stocks a
selection of general anti-capitalist books, audio including Bill Hicks
and the ubiquitous Chomsky, a load of zines, and a varied - in
style, content and quality - collection of magazines. There's also a
helpful sex guide section that's proving very popular. Who would
have thought there could be such thick tomes on fellatio and
cunnilingus? Clearly a revolution is happening in the bedroom if
not on the streets!

Red Ink is a good example of people acting for themselves, and
reaching out towards the public, which is necessary as anarchism
requires the mass involvement of a politically conscious population.
How are people going to attain that mass consciousness? Well,
there are many roads to enlightenment, but the quickest is through
a book shop. Check it out!

Red Ink is on the first floor of 4 Upper Fownes street (beside the
Central Bank)

* This page is from the print version of the Irish Anarchist paper
'Workers Solidarity'. We also provide PDF files of
ofhttp://struggle.ws/wsm/pdf.html all our
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