Sunday, 20 May 2007

Workers' Esperanto Movement... What's that?

Esperanto, the international language of freedom and internationalism is alive and kicking! It's currently spoken in more than 80 countries around the world. Esperanto is a relatively simple neutral language, and is far easier to learn than any national language.There exists a worldwide movement which uses Esperanto everyday as a means of communication, peace and friendship between ordinary people from many different countries. Since its creation, Esperanto has been used with positive results by progressive, left-wing and freethinking people. It has enabled, and continues to enable, many ordinary people, socialists, trade unionists, communists, anarchists, greens, humanists, members of the peace movement, feminists, anti-globalists, etc, to make direct links with their counterparts overseas (without having to rely on intermediaries, expensive professional translators, or the bias of the various national mass medias). Reflecting this movement, there exist "LEAs" (Worker Esperanto Associations) in various countries, which all help to promote Esperanto within their respective progressive and working class movements.
To find out more about the Workers Esperanto Association in Ireland, contact us at: esperantoireland@yahoo.com

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