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(en) Workers Solidarity #76 - About this paper

From Worker <a-infos-en@ainfos.ca>
Date Mon, 11 Aug 2003 06:55:56 +0200 (CEST)

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Anarchism is a very simple idea &endash; basically
society should be organised in a non-hierarchical way, it
should not be divided into order-givers and order-takers.
We don't need bosses, politicians, bishops or anybody
else to tell us how to live our lives. Anarchists look to a
society which will be based on the idea of "from each
according to ability, to each according to need".
We want to bring about a society based on real
grassroots democracy where power remains at local level
and is organised upwards through workplace and community councils.

We do not want to become rulers nor do we want to seize
power "on behalf of the working class". We have no
interest in replacing one set of bosses with another.
Instead we work for a free socialist society where
everyone can have a direct say in making the decisions
that will effect them.

This society will only be brought about through revolution!
There is an old anarchist slogan which says that if
elections changed anything they would be illegal. The
thinking behind it is that real democratic change cannot
come from the top down but must be built from the bottom
up. Instead of voting in elections and effectively giving
someone else control of our lives, we stand for direct
action and solidarity among and between workers.

The Workers Solidarity Movement are involved many
struggles to both win improvements in the here and now,
and to build up working class self-confidence. We do
stuff with people - not for them. We are in the unions, in
the continuing campaign to reclaim the Old Head of
Kinsale from the mega-rich and restore public access,
with other abortion rights advocates in the preparations
for pro-choice events this Autumn. We produce this paper
(Workers Solidarity) 6 times a year and distribute 6,000
of each issue.

We are asking people to commit to donating 5 or 10 Euro
a month towards the cost of printing this paper and to
take at least 50 of each issue to distribute. We don't just
want your money and time though; we also want your
input to make the paper better. So anyone who becomes
supporter of 'Workers Solidarity' will also be asked to
attend an annual planning meeting and to elect two
delegates onto our editorial group. If you have email you
can ask to be added to the WS production email list
where you can comment on articles submitted for
publication and suggest topics for articles.

Over the next year we hope that a couple of dozen people
will become supporters of this paper. In that case we will
be able to expand production to 8 issues a year each with
a print run of 8,000. Help us, fill in the form below and
become a supporter today.

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