'You Throw the Word Fascism around, but What is it?'

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Whenever the topic of fascism arises, whether it's a fascist group being prevented from meeting, or a gang of far-right thugs attacking someone, often someone will demur in the following way:

'You like to use the word fascism, what is fascism in your mind? That word is used to scaremonger people'

Dubliners Make Anti-Fascist Message Stick around City

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Recently anti-fascists mobilised in Dublin to cover far-right propaganda in the city centre and send a clear pro-freedom and humanist message. 500 stickers welcoming refugees, denouncing Nazism & fascism, sexism, and homophobia, supporting a pregnant person's right to choose, and so forth, were emblazoned on the social canvas.

This was partially in response to a fascist group attempting to launch in Dublin a couple weeks ago, in an esteemed lineage of micro-sects which the same begrudgers have failed to get off the ground in this country, forgetting to turn up to their own meeting while 50 anti-fascists turned out. However, they were very proud to attach 4-5 fascist stickers to Dublin lampposts (which were all scratched off promptly).

Platformism and the WSM

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Workers Solidarity Movement position paper on Platformism and the WSM as collectively agreed by the July 2017 National Conference. This sits under ‘The Role of the Revolutionary Organisation’ paper.

Platformism and the WSM - a Workers Solidarity Movement position paper 

Sex, Gender, and Sexuality

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Sex, Gender, and Sexuality

Workers Solidarity Movement position paper on Sex, Gender, and Sexuality as collectively agreed by the July 2017 National Conference

Patriarchy

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Patriarchy

Workers Solidarity Movement position paper on Patriarchy as collectively agreed by the July 2017 National Conference.

Anarchism and Elections

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Anarchism and Elections - WSM Position Paper

Passed by National Conference, July 2017

This paper sits under the State & Democracy paper. Have a look at that to understand contexts that are not repeated here.

State and Democracy

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State and Democracy Position Paper

Passed by National Conference, July 2017

Anarchists reject the current political system. In short we oppose the state but fight for real democracy.

1. What is the State?

1. The current political system is one defined by the institution or collection of institutions known as the state. The state has many definitions.

2. It is a coercive institution whereby a minority rules the majority.

3. It is the monopoly on the legitimate use of force.

Work and Workplace Organising

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Work and Workplace Organising: ​a Workers Solidarity Movement position paper

Note to readers:

This paper sits under the Anarchism, Oppression & Exploitation and Class and Exploitation papers in the WSM position papers.  It doesn’t repeat the material to be found in those papers.

Passed by National Conference, July 2017.

Dozens Turn out to Challenge Abortive Far-Right Launch

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From the Anti-Racism Network Ireland:

'Today about 50+ ordinary folks living in Ireland came together at short notice to mobilise in opposition to a new far-right group. We came together as a practical expression of anti racism and anti fascism. Generation Identity Eire is trying to politically organise in Ireland, using branding and ideas imported from other racist and fascist groups of the 'Identitiarian' movement across Europe. To this there is only one effective response: disruption so such organising cannot happen.

Cringe Hard as Leo and Simon Try to Look Human

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If you want to cringe hard, watch the Fine Gael PR team's latest attempt to make Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney look human.  The comments section is uplifting and worth a read, another case of an arrogant elitist organisation thinking they can put out any auld waffle without a kickback from the people they abuse.
 

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