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(en) Ireland, Workers Solidarity 90 is online by Anarchist federation - WSM

Date Thu, 23 Mar 2006 11:13:25 +0200

Articles include
Always question authority http://www.anarkismo.net/newswire.php?story_id=2325
Irish ferries - a great struggle but a terrible deal
Irish ferries- Magnificent show of solidarity
Irish ferries- Ships occupied http://www.anarkismo.net/newswire.php?story_id=2157
That's capitalism
Thinking about anarchism - What is anarchism
Rossport - Go West (and make Shell go offshore)
Review - Chomsky on anarchism
Interview - Anarchist youth group formed
Interview - The struggle for safe, legal abortion on demand continues
Irish Examiner does an Irish ferries

[Download PDF file]http://www.struggle.ws/pdfs/ws/ws90.pdf

Who We Are, What We're For..

It's one of anarchism's fundamental claims that it's possible to
organise in an effective manner without submitting to authority. Not
only that, but we believe that it's more effective than organising in a
hierarchial manner as it makes use of everybody's talents and
minimises the alientation that comes with decisions being made over
your head. That's why we don't have a leadership - we think it's

One of the obvious consequences of anarchism's rejection of leaders
is the need for people to act for themselves. This doesn't mean
acting alone - far from it - anarchism is all for collective action as
being clearly a more effective means of changing society. But we
think it vital that people participate in the decisions that affect them
and collectively take action to improve their situation. This direct
action stands in marked contrast to appeals to political leaders and
their rich friends. It's not in their interests to change the make up of
society so we'll have to create enough pressure in order to achieve
the change ourselves.

All members of the WSM have an input into making policy and all
members participate in the organisation's activities. The activities
the WSM are involved in straddle major national campaigns such as
Shell-to-Sea and against the USA's use of Shannon to occupy Iraq .
We've also members participating in the trade unions, anti-racist
groups such as Residents against Racism, the anti-G8 protests of
last summer, and local neighbourhood residents' groups. The
intensity and number of members involved varies with the strength
of the campaign, how widely our activities are spread, and how
important an issue is at any one time.

We are especially concerned with promoting anarchist ideas within
these campaigns so that people will have practical examples of
libertarian methods as well as more broadly with this newspaper, our
magazine and website. The more workers get used to acting for
ourselves in the here and now, the easier we will be able to run
society in the future.

Our primary reason for existence is to promote the ideas of
anarchism. As stated in Thinking About Anarchism, this
encompasses a critique of capitalist society, a strategy for changing
it, and a vision for a future based on freedom, equality and solidarity.
Capitalism isn't about to fall by itself. It's going to need a lot of help
from workers from every area of life to replace it with a libertarian
socialist world. We hope that those of you attracted to libertarian
methods will join with us in the struggle for a free society.

[Download PDF file]http://www.struggle.ws/pdfs/ws/ws90.pdf
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