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(en) Ireland, Anarchist Workers Solidarity #88 - As Capitalists Waste Earth's Resources ...... Organise for a Free Society ... For Anarchism

Date Fri, 28 Oct 2005 18:31:19 +0200

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 sand.
Scandals and corruption pollute the air we breath, emanating from
every institution of the state, be it the Guards in Donegal planting
bombs that they then 'find', ministers selling of our resources to private
companies who fund their shenanigans at the Galway races, or the justice
system criminalising people who take democracy to be a living concept not
a dry and dead idea consigned to history. So some things never change.

But there is a change in the airÉ somehow it just isn't the same.
There is a whiff of empowered possibilities, of a fight back against this
fucked up, mind numbing, soul-destroying logic of exploitation and
empty rhetoric of capitalist 'progress'.

Workers are standing up themselves against the might of corrupt
businessmen. Polish workers at Tesco, nursing staff in Offal, activists,
sneered at by Bono and Sir Bob for attempting to shut down the PR
face of instutionalised inequality that is the G8, were proved correct in
their analysis that it's a talking shop, as unnecessary famine continues
to ravage many nations and people.

Local communities in Mayo, Cork Donegal and elsewhere are linking
their struggles and sharing confidence in collective organising, sharing
the same disillusionment with bankrupt gombeen politics. The
Rossport 5 and the Catholic Worker 5 inspire more than they know.
Anarchist ideas are shown to be inherent in all these things. No one is
controlling this movement towards real and meaningful democracy. It
is us. It is you. As our collective disillusionment turns to anger and its
creative energy, we find each other again like old friends.

Solidarity carries us as we learn from each other, plotting a path to a
future we all can shape and share. "Nothing is different it just isn't the
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This edition is No88 published in Sept 2005

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