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(en) Workers Solidarity #75 - One year of CAZ

From Worker <a-infos-en@ainfos.ca>
Date Mon, 7 Apr 2003 07:14:01 +0200 (CEST)

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The Cork Autonomous Zone has bee
functioning for over a year now. The
shared space has become an irreplaceable
part of the agitational infrastructure of
anti-capitalism in Cork city.

You might walk in on some group producing
banners or placards for an anti-war demo, a video
showing to help finance solidarity volunteers for
Palestine, anarchists in earnest discussion about
the best tactics to be used to fight the war, the
Cork Peace Alliance at its weekly meeting
working on Traveller solidarity, freeing the Old
Head of Kinsale, talking of fundraising for
prisoners and defendants in the anti-war
campaign. Then of course you might just interrupt
the artists or the bands rehearsing.

The CAZ filled an important gap, gave a secure
meeting place to several groups and a work space
to many others. The financing comes from
voluntary donations and subscriptions from users.
All work is done by volunteers on specific CAZ
work days. There is a good sense of ownership
amongst the users. The CAZ membership
however dream of something bigger better. Slow
organic development has been prefered over some
ambitious plan that might fail. The key to success
has been particpation and democracy.

James McBarron

This page is from the print version of the
Irish Anarchist paper 'Workers Solidarity'.

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