Barricade Bulletin (2016)

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August 2016 saw the first issue of a four page Barricade Bulletin from Derry Anarchists (an initiative of the local Workers Solidarity Movement branch).  It is “our intention to issue this free news sheet every two months locally to help generate anarchist info and knowledge of class struggle anarchism to a wider audience beyond the boundaries and limitations of the internet”.

Articles include an interview with one of their own members about how he became an anarchist, and a cover story about the ‘internment by remand’ of dissident republicans like Tony Taylor and the jailing of the Craigavon Two, whose case is “an obvious miscarriage of justice not witnessed since the Birmingham Six and Guildford Four”.

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There was another Barricade Bulletin published from “Free Derry” in 1969.   The Northern Ireland Labour Party was a lethargic and liberal unionist party which died from irrelevance by the end of the 1970s.   However in the late 1960s Derry had a lively and militant branch, involving much of the city’s left, and they were the publishers of this.  Among those involved were Mickey Divine, who joined the INLA and died in the 1981 hunger strike; Eamon McCann, now a People Before Profit MLA in the Northern Ireland Assembly; and veteran feminist and journalist Nell McCafferty.

Property Tax debate: WSM v. Socialist Party (2013)

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Mark Hoskins of the Workers Solidarity Movement and Ruth Coppinger of the Socialist Party debate the next steps after the defeat of the fight against the property tax on people’s homes. This appeared in the August-September 2013 issue of the Workers Party magazine Look Left.

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Look Left is available from many newsagents and bookshops, including Ireland’s biggest chain, Easons.  Its circulation is about 5,000.

The Rebel Worker (Cork) no.2 (2012)

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When we posted the first issue of Rebel Worker we noted “This local newsletter was published by the Cork branch of the Workers Solidarity Movement, who announced that Rebel Worker will be appearing bimonthly (when possible) and will be distributed both on its own and as an insert in the WSM’s long-standing free newspaper, Workers Solidarity. However this plan was abandoned and only this one issue was produced.”

Four years later a second issue appeared, giving the notion of “irregular publication” a whole new meaning.  This time it concentrates on the campaign against the household tax, along with a short piece about Tony O’Reilly and the Barryroe oil field off West Cork.