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Report: Anarchism and Class Struggle in Latin America

category antrim | worker & community struggles and protests | news report author Sunday August 24, 2008 23:54author by Michael McGovern - Belfast Workers Solidarity Movement

Since its inception early this year the Belfast branch of WSM continues to go from strength to strength, growing in size and establishing new contacts. At the moment we distribute a 1000 copies of the Ulster edition of Workers Solidarity to homes across Belfast and at political events. We hope to expand our current distribution in the coming months. WSM members continue to take part in the current campaign against the water charges. We have attended and helped to organise pickets in solidarity with fellow workers on struggle in the midst of the current neo-liberal offensive and attacks on our living conditions and workers rights by the neo-colonial administration at Stormont.

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Recently, we held our 2nd public meeting in the Culturlann on Saturday 16th August. Award winning documentary “Our Oil and other Tales” was shown and WSM guest speaker Pepe gave an overview of the current anarchist movement in Latin America. Members and guests listened intently. Issues that arose included the importance of social movements and its contradictions on the continent and the lessons that can be learned at home from the campaign against water charges and privatization of water in Cochabamba(Bolivia).

With your involvement and participation we can do alot more and build a more effective, class struggle anarchist movement in the North which is relevant to the needs and aspirations of our class.

Audio recording is also avaliable



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