As it becomes clear not only that "partnership" is being abolished from above across what the Irish state sees as different "sectors" - unions, community organising, women's groups, LGBTQ activism, disability rights, environmentalism, development / solidarity work etc. etc. but also that we are heading into an assault on social movements the like of which we have not seen in some time, plans are starting to be formulated for an activist summer school asking who "we" are, what the situation is, and what we can do about it. If anyone wants to know more, please email me at <laurence.cox AT nuim.ie>; some background in this talk to the Egalitarian World Initiative / UCD Social Justice conference "Equality in a time of crisis", entitled "Another world is under construction? Social movement responses to inequality and crisis" and hosted by the kind people at Irish Left Review.