In this episode we talk to Jason Brannigan. Jason is an anarchist activist in Belfast and member of the anarcho-syndicalist group Organise!, as well as being involved in Just Books, which encompasses a library of radical material, meeting space and education project.
We discuss Jason’s background in Belfast, his involvement with Just Books and Organise! and the development of both since the 1990s, political organising in workplaces and communities in the context of the North, and the current focus and prospects for anarchist organising in Ireland.
The Organise! website is at organiseanarchistsireland.com, where you’ll find their publications, Black Star and The Leveller, as well as background on the organisation and Just Books project.
Just Books provides an open-access library of anarchist and Left publications. If you have books or materials to donate, get in touch with Just Books via the Organise! website.
The Irish Left Archive Podcast looks at Left politics in Ireland, talking to activists, writers, historians, politicians and others involved in Left organisations and movements about their experiences of participating in Left parties and campaigns. The podcast is hosted by Ciarán Swan and Aonghus Storey.
View this episode on our website: #36: Jason Brannigan: Organise!, Just Books, and Anarcho-Syndicalism.