Workers Solidarity Movement

Barricade Bulletin 16 - Dec/Jan/Feb 2021-2022

Issue 16 of Barricade Bulletin, with articles on migrant solidarity, strike action, Ryan Roberts and the Bristol Kill the Bill cases, prison organising around sexual health, the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the history of anarchism in Korea, the Derry Radical Bookfair, a review of Anarchist Cybernetics by Thomas Swann, and the disbanding of the Workers Solidarity Movement.

A Reply to Syndicalism: Its Strengths and Weaknesses

A response from Tom Wetzel of the Workers Solidarity Alliance to Alan MacSimóin's article on syndicalism.

Platformist groups in the year 2000

An overview of the platformist tradition from the year 2000.

The Platform: What's in it?

A guide to 'The Organisational Platform of the libertarian communists'.

Italian Anarchism...get back to where you once belonged

Italy is one of the historical strongholds of the anarchist movement. In this article from 1998, Donato Romito, the international secretary of the Italian Federation of Anarchist Communists (Fd.C.A), provides an overview of the anarchist movement in Italy at the time, the organisations and publications that comprise it and the direction it should take in the future.

Winning The Water War: Defeating the Water Tax in Dublin in the 1990s

In 1997, the Irish domestic water charge was abolished. In 'Winning The Water War', Dermot Sreenan, an activist in the Federation of Dublin Anti Water Charges Campaigns examines the campaign and the demonstration of people power that brought about the downfall of this charge.

Direct Action Movement becomes Solidarity Federation

An article from 1994 responding to the Direct Action Movement's change of name to the Solidarity Federation, published in the Workers Solidarity Movement magazine Red and Black Revolution.

Syndicalism: Its strengths & weaknesses

The main organisational form in libertarian politics in 1994 was syndicalism. Alan MacSimon, a delegate to Dublin Council of Trade Unions who has also attended a European gathering of revolutionary unions looked at the potential, and limits, of syndicalism.

The Usefulness of Faceless Resistance

An article that looks primarily at the work of Kämpa Tillsammans, who developed the core ideas of Faceless Resistance, and also situates these ideas in their historical and social context and introduces other tendencies that have been influenced by and adapted some of the theory.

Irish Anarchist Review

An archive of the Irish Anarchist Review, a magazine published by the Workers Solidarity Movement from 2010-2015. The Irish Anarchist Review followed on from an earlier publication, Red and Black Revolution.