Over the last number of months, anarchist activity and interest in anarchism generally has increased. This can be seen by anarchist visibility generally, such as participation at public events as the streets begin to open up a bit more due to the pandemic. For ourselves, we have witnessed growth, contact and communication from anarchists in other areas. The distribution of Barricade Bulletin has helped encourage that visibility and this is something we feel needs to continue.
Anarchists in smaller towns or villages have been encouraged by seeing other anarchists mobilise, and not just on social media. Anarchists in Strabane have been active in distributing Barricade Bulletin and anarchist info, and attending the recent solidarity action against Dalradian’s Toxic Gold Mining efforts.
In Monaghan, anarchists have been active this past year, especially after the murder of George Floyd, helping to organise a Black Lives Matter/ anti-DP solidarity demonstration in Monaghan to which the town responded very positively. Anarchists have also been active organising for solidarity for Palestine as well as reaching out to other anarchists around Ulster.