Role of the Anarchist Organisation

By Workers Solidarity Movement (WSM)

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(1984 - 2021)

The Workers Solidarity Movement was founded in Dublin, Ireland in 1984 following discussions by a number of local anarchist groups on the need for a national anarchist organization. At that time with unemployment and inequality on the rise, there seemed every reason to argue for anarchism and for a revolutionary change in Irish society. This has not changed. Like most socialists we share a fundamental belief that capitalism is the problem. We believe that as a system it must be ended, that the wealth of society should be commonly owned and that its resources should be used to serve the needs of humanity as a whole and not those of a small greedy minority. But, just as importantly, we see this struggle against capitalism as also being a struggle for freedom. We believe that socialism and freedom must go together, that we cannot have one without the other. Anarchism has always stood for individual freedom. But it also stands for democracy. We believe in democratizing... (From:

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Role of the Anarchist Organisation

  1. To popularize the idea that an anarchist society is desirable and that it is reachable if enough people organize for it.

  2. To encourage the use of anarchist methodologies in day to day organizing efforts.

  3. To expose the class nature of capitalist society and to argue that class organization is fundamental to overthrowing capitalism and creating a new society.

  4. To demonstrate the links between the issues that people struggle around and how these struggles often do not stand in isolation from each other.

  5. To develop a sense of trust in the methods and analysis of the organization as a collective body rather than a collection of individuals.

  6. To act as a scaffold around which new networks can quickly be formed.

  7. To retain contacts from one struggle to carry them over to others.

  8. To retain experience from one struggle to transmit it to others.

  9. To harvest news & information from the large network of people we communicate with and present that information to our networks.

  10. To constantly engage in collective discussion & analysis to develop a deeper under standing of challenges and opportunities.

  11. To transmit that analysis to a large circle of interested people.

  12. To act as a training hub to retain and transmit essential skills to developing networks.

  13. To bring together the experiences of a wide range of struggle across time & space to develop and propagate a fully intersectional analysis of the change that is needed.

14, To develop SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) to maximize the results from organizing efforts and to train members in their use.

  1. To develop large networks of communication both in terms of infrastructure but also the development of trust.

  2. To accumulate resources in the form of physical spaces, equipment and cash so that the infrastructure is available for both ongoing organizing and peaks of struggle.

  3. To create larger and larger networks of people who are convinced capitalism must be other thrown and replaced with libertarian communism.

  4. To develop members / organizers capable of:

    • self motivated strong administration

    • training across a range of skills

    • communicating effectively both verbally and in written form

    • collective critical thinking

    • collective decision making under pressure

  5. The revolutionary organization needs to be scalable. That is we need to develop organizational procedures and training methods that will work for and integrate significant numbers of new members in relatively short periods of time.

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