Friday, August 31, 2007

Sudbury: Building a Popular Anarchism

Not too sure what exactly this event will be like, but I'm interested to hear what they have to say. Years ago I heard a talk from some anarchist labour organizers from the southern U.S. who were part of a related group, and they were doing some pretty amazing stuff.

Building a Popular Anarchism: The Story of the Irish Workers' Solidarity Movement

An illustrated talk in which speakers from the Workers Solidarity Movement will outline the growth of anarchism in Ireland in the last decade, the struggles that have been fought and the role of the WSM in the process that has seen anarchism move from a tiny marginal current to a prominent force on the left.

6:30 pm, Monday, September 17th, 2007.
Myths and Mirrors in Victory Park, Frood Road, Sudbury, Ontario.

Call (705) 929-2377 for directions if needed.
Email ontarioac(at) for details on event content.

If you are interested in anti-authoritarian politics and happen to be in the area, come and check it out!


the red toque said...

hi scott. this event would be worth your time. i believe the same guy just gave a talk in hamilton. (if i share a name with him and he sounds more english than irish, that's him.)

i didn't catch all the talk, but it actually had little to do with labour and more to do with the struggles/issues that have happened to grab communities in ireland in the last few years. shannon air force base, for example, and a gas pipeline. labour activity in ireland seems to be in quite a rut at moment.

anyway, nothing spectacular, but lots of nuts and bolts about slogging away and actually getting somewhere, so inspiring just the same, and perhaps more useful than fleeting protest glamour.

Scott said...

Hi Red Toque! Yeah, I seem to remember seeing something somewhere about a Hamilton date on the tour, so it's probably the same person. It definitely sounds worthwhile!