A great initiative by local members of the Industrial Workers of the World branch in Derry, Ireland, to build a local autonomous social space in the city.
Since 2017 the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) in Derry (North of Ireland) have been engaging in many campaigns locally: against health budget cuts, in anti-racist solidarity, in solidarity with decriminalisation of abortion, recognising peoples’ rights to bodily autonomy as worker’s rights, in solidarity with the BDS campaign, in solidarity with Rojava, as well as having organised talks around prisoner’s rights und against prison labour. Over the last year there has been a steady number of activists joining the union. We now would like to reach out to even more people by opening a social and cultural space in our city. This will be a community-based space in the heart of the community where people will be able to get first-hand information about the union, find advice on work or welfare related matters and access literature from the IWW resource materials on the different fronts of struggle within the union, linking to other anti-capitalist struggles worldwide for workers’ rights and class emancipation.
Derry continues to be a post-conflict society in which there are still social divisions at class level, and we believe that by opening a social and cultural space we as a union can offer an opportunity for people locally to engage in non-sectarian activism and have a common space to build from. Please read more about the local campaign on the link below and please try and donate what you can. If you have any questions, suggestions or would like to get further information, please contact us.