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antiestablishmentarian
04-06-2010, 04:43 PM
There will be a march and rally held in Dublin on Saturday the 26th against the bailouts and cuts being imposed by the EU/IMF and calling for an end to the dictatorship of the markets. The march will assemble at the Central Bank on Dame St at 1pm and the event is due to end at about 3ish. This march is part of the Europe wide week of protest and solidarity with workers across Europe that was called by Joe Higgins and endorsed by a number of left wing MEP's, and groups including the SP, SWP, Eirigí, the Workers Solidarity Movement, the Workers Party, the Irish Socialist Network and the Right to Work campaign.

C. Flower
04-06-2010, 06:04 PM
Thanks for posting that. Are there any events organised elsewhere in Europe ?

Lifeisagame
04-06-2010, 07:59 PM
Would you lot ever cop on to yourselves. Protest my Butt. What will you do? Sing a few songs? Go and work, the Dirty Deal is Done.

Fing Fers
04-06-2010, 11:01 PM
Would you lot ever cop on to yourselves. Protest my Butt. What will you do? Sing a few songs? Go and work, the Dirty Deal is Done.

Leave them be, its better than doing nothing bar the odd rant on a forum.

Cassandra Syndrome
05-06-2010, 03:30 AM
More of this is what the country needs. It was idiots that obeyed and convinced others to adhere to the 1815 Corn Laws that 1,000,000 people here starved to death.

Never again. Fight. Fight, Fight.

ang
05-06-2010, 03:35 AM
Leave them be, its better than doing nothing bar the odd rant on a forum.

Exactly people must be allowed to express their anger.

BrendanGalway
06-06-2010, 09:55 PM
There will be a march and rally held in Dublin on Saturday the 26th against the bailouts and cuts being imposed by the EU/IMF and calling for an end to the dictatorship of the markets. The march will assemble at the Central Bank on Dame St at 1pm and the event is due to end at about 3ish. This march is part of the Europe wide week of protest and solidarity with workers across Europe that was called by Joe Higgins and endorsed by a number of left wing MEP's, and groups including the SP, SWP, Eirigí, the Workers Solidarity Movement, the Workers Party, the Irish Socialist Network and the Right to Work campaign.

Nice one! Good to see a broad range of groups working together on this one.

Ill be there.

antiestablishmentarian
06-06-2010, 11:37 PM
Thanks for posting that. Are there any events organised elsewhere in Europe ?

There are, but to be honest I don't know where and when except that it'll be the same week. I'll post details as soon as I find out.

antiestablishmentarian
17-06-2010, 06:33 PM
Hey there if anyones in Galway the SP in Galway are trying to organise a contingent from Galway to go up to the National Protest on the 26th if your interested in going along, its not based on whether your a member of the party or not but just so Galway can be represented. If your interested I can put you in touch or let you know more

C. Flower
17-06-2010, 06:49 PM
Hey there if anyones in Galway the SP in Galway are trying to organise a contingent from Galway to go up to the National Protest on the 26th if your interested in going along, its not based on whether your a member of the party or not but just so Galway can be represented. If your interested I can put you in touch or let you know more

Thanks. That's useful information. Do you know what the demands / slogans of the Protest are or are they generally anti-Government ?

antiestablishmentarian
17-06-2010, 10:01 PM
Thanks. That's useful information. Do you know what the demands / slogans of the Protest are or are they generally anti-Government ?

The main slogans are a call for an end to the cuts and bailouts, and an end to the dictatorship of the markets. Here's a link explaining more

http://www.joehiggins.eu/2010/06/march-and-rally-26-june-europe-wide-week-of-protest-and-solidarity/

Lapsedmethodist
18-06-2010, 12:28 AM
***** me ridgid ! Joe * clusterbombs * Higgins. Outta his depth as a councillor and yet some Dublin eejits sent him to Europe. I'll be busy that day... gouging my eyeballs out with a rusty spoon.

antiestablishmentarian
18-06-2010, 09:36 PM
A press release by Joe Higgins was put up on indymedia yesterday, here it is, more details of pan european activities

http://www.indymedia.ie/article/96999

antiestablishmentarian
18-06-2010, 09:37 PM
***** me ridgid ! Joe * clusterbombs * Higgins. Outta his depth as a councillor and yet some Dublin eejits sent him to Europe. I'll be busy that day... gouging my eyeballs out with a rusty spoon.

Whatever floats your boat...

BrendanGalway
25-06-2010, 12:37 PM
So who all is going to this? Bit under the weather right now but Im going to be making the trip.

Might pop into Connolly books while Im up there and pick up some light reading material.

C. Flower
25-06-2010, 01:13 PM
So who all is going to this? Bit under the weather right now but Im going to be making the trip.

Might pop into Connolly books while Im up there and pick up some light reading material.

I'm might make it and personally think it deserves support. Whoever does, photos please :)

antiestablishmentarian
25-06-2010, 05:10 PM
Heres a report from some of the other European solidarity actions:
First from Sweden:

Activists from four different unions and socialist organisations in the September Alliance network, gathered outside the European Commission office in Stockholm

"We are expressing our deepest solidarity with workers and poor in Greece and wish them success in their struggle. We stand beside you against the EU and its attacks on welfare. We are fully aware of the attacks that you face, under the shameful cover of racist lies, are a test, and that the same attacks will face workers and youth all over Europe in the near future if you and we altogether don't stop them now" said Arne Johansson, one of the spokespeople of the September Alliance and also a representative of Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna.

At the protest was held under a banner stating "No to the big business' EU" and the statement of the United Left (GUE/NGL) MEPs calling for this protest week was distributed. The protest letter was then handed into the European Commission office. There is no doubt that the struggle in Greece is inspiring for workers and youth in Sweden and will have an effect for the coming period.

second from Denmark:

In the evening on Wednesday June 23, the Red-Green Alliance hosted its annual midsummer rally in Copenhagen. Many hundreds of people attended to hear speeches and music and to watch the midsummer bonfire.

Finn Sørensen, Vice-Chair of an industry and services trade union in Copenhagen and member of the Red-Green Alliance leadership, was among the speakers. In his speech he vigorously attacked the claim that the crises in Greece are a result of Greek workers living beyond their means. Instead he placed the responsibility for the crises on the EU, the Greek government and on speculators.

Sørensen called the Greek workers' resistance "magnificent", and called on the audience to applaud for solidarity. The response of the audience left no doubt that on this bright summer evening a strong message of solidarity was sent to Greek workers from Denmark.

antiestablishmentarian
25-06-2010, 05:11 PM
I'm might make it and personally think it deserves support. Whoever does, photos please :)

I'll see what I can do :)

C. Flower
25-06-2010, 05:17 PM
I'll see what I can do :)

Great :)

The Romanians will be out, too.


http://www.politicalworld.org/showthread.php?t=1876

ang
25-06-2010, 10:16 PM
Good Luck to all attending tomorrow unfortuately I am unable to attend though hopefully at some point I will get a chance to participate.

C. Flower
26-06-2010, 02:09 PM
Early report from Breaking News

http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/protesters-gather-at-central-bank-463159.html

wickedfairy
26-06-2010, 06:25 PM
have just watched RTE Six One, not a word about the protest today, they gave time to the Orange march in the North and Gay Pride march, but not a word about this. Thinking of starting an anti RTE license fee campaign, do not feel that their reporting is fair and balanced at all and hasnt been for some time, RTE like a FF party polictical broadcast, are they trying to shut down opposing views? In view of the fact that the Government appoint the board can see why this might be. Why should I pay E160 a year? Thinking of some kind of ESCROW account for the licence fee, until there is fair and balanced reporting on our "national" staion. Maybe a test case for witholding licence. Any thoughts people?

C. Flower
26-06-2010, 06:48 PM
have just watched RTE Six One, not a word about the protest today, they gave time to the Orange march in the North and Gay Pride march, but not a word about this. Thinking of starting an anti RTE license fee campaign, do not feel that their reporting is fair and balanced at all and hasnt been for some time, RTE like a FF party polictical broadcast, are they trying to shut down opposing views? In view of the fact that the Government appoint the board can see why this might be. Why should I pay E160 a year? Thinking of some kind of ESCROW account for the licence fee, until there is fair and balanced reporting on our "national" staion. Maybe a test case for witholding licence. Any thoughts people?

Agree. RTE is becoming farcical. Along with a couple of newspapers owned by Golden Circle types, they pretty well dominate political discourse in Ireland. Thank god for t'internet.

wickedfairy
26-06-2010, 10:08 PM
Heres a report from some of the other European solidarity actions:
First from Sweden:

Activists from four different unions and socialist organisations in the September Alliance network, gathered outside the European Commission office in Stockholm

"We are expressing our deepest solidarity with workers and poor in Greece and wish them success in their struggle. We stand beside you against the EU and its attacks on welfare. We are fully aware of the attacks that you face, under the shameful cover of racist lies, are a test, and that the same attacks will face workers and youth all over Europe in the near future if you and we altogether don't stop them now" said Arne Johansson, one of the spokespeople of the September Alliance and also a representative of Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna.

At the protest was held under a banner stating "No to the big business' EU" and the statement of the United Left (GUE/NGL) MEPs calling for this protest week was distributed. The protest letter was then handed into the European Commission office. There is no doubt that the struggle in Greece is inspiring for workers and youth in Sweden and will have an effect for the coming period.

second from Denmark:

In the evening on Wednesday June 23, the Red-Green Alliance hosted its annual midsummer rally in Copenhagen. Many hundreds of people attended to hear speeches and music and to watch the midsummer bonfire.

Finn Sørensen, Vice-Chair of an industry and services trade union in Copenhagen and member of the Red-Green Alliance leadership, was among the speakers. In his speech he vigorously attacked the claim that the crises in Greece are a result of Greek workers living beyond their means. Instead he placed the responsibility for the crises on the EU, the Greek government and on speculators.

Sørensen called the Greek workers' resistance "magnificent", and called on the audience to applaud for solidarity. The response of the audience left no doubt that on this bright summer evening a strong message of solidarity was sent to Greek workers from Denmark.

Great to see the union leaders in these two countries telling it like it is and supporting their workers, from whom they presumably receive their subs, here the unions do the deals with the Govt, let their workers down, no wonder so many leaving SIPTU eh?

antiestablishmentarian
26-06-2010, 10:08 PM
True to my word, heres a few pictures I took today at the protest, first one at anglo..28

wickedfairy
26-06-2010, 10:12 PM
True to my word, heres a few pictures I took today at the protest, first one at anglo..28

well done antiestablishmentarian, thanks for that. How many do you reckon were there, would have been there myself but not well, have been on several of the Tuesday marches, did they give next date for action? Thanks

antiestablishmentarian
26-06-2010, 10:12 PM
Heres one I took at the Central Bank before the protest started29

antiestablishmentarian
26-06-2010, 10:14 PM
well done antiestablishment, thanks for that. How many do you reckon were there, would have been there myself but not well, have been on several of the Tuesday marches, did they give next date for action? Thanks

Hey, I'd say there were about 300-400 at the peak of the march, it was mostly people already affiliated to organisations though I'm afraid. The next action we're building for at the moment is a European Trade Unions Council day of action on the 29th of September, when there will be actions held all across Europe.

antiestablishmentarian
26-06-2010, 10:17 PM
Finally a placard, one of the wittier ones on the march..30

C. Flower
26-06-2010, 10:23 PM
Finally a placard, one of the wittier ones on the march..30

Thanks for that. Plenty of activity on Dublin's streets today.

Did you run in to any of the zombies ?

antiestablishmentarian
26-06-2010, 10:24 PM
Thanks for that. Plenty of activity on Dublin's streets today.

Did you run in to any of the zombies ?

Yeah I did actually, what was that in aid of?

C. Flower
26-06-2010, 10:37 PM
Yeah I did actually, what was that in aid of?

It was a charity thing, organised through Facebook - but I heard that a few were carrying Palestinian flags. Should have been aimed at Anglo Irish.

Gay Pride looked good too - a diverse day on the streets.

But in terms of mobilising people coherently to defend against cuts in services and to put a stop to debt slavery, we're just not doing it.

wickedfairy
27-06-2010, 06:38 PM
Hey, I'd say there were about 300-400 at the peak of the march, it was mostly people already affiliated to organisations though I'm afraid. The next action we're building for at the moment is a European Trade Unions Council day of action on the 29th of September, when there will be actions held all across Europe.

very disappointing numbers really, everyone in the country moaning on Joe Duffy, but when it comes to the crunch, no one will get up off their backsides and protest, what is it they say ............. you get the Government you deserve! I am astounded by the complaceny of people, really I am very bemused. Listened to Dunphy show today, David McWilliams on about E&Y auditing Anglo and being rewarded by getting the Nama gig. I give up, if I could SELL my house, would leave the sodding place. Really, I will have a heart attack if I dont get out!:mad:

C. Flower
27-06-2010, 07:31 PM
very disappointing numbers really, everyone in the country moaning on Joe Duffy, but when it comes to the crunch, no one will get up off their backsides and protest, what is it they say ............. you get the Government you deserve! I am astounded by the complaceny of people, really I am very bemused. Listened to Dunphy show today, David McWilliams on about E&Y auditing Anglo and being rewarded by getting the Nama gig. I give up, if I could SELL my house, would leave the sodding place. Really, I will have a heart attack if I dont get out!:mad:

I watched a film about Beaumarchais the other night. He wrote "The Marriage of Figaro" about a manservant whose bride to be obliged to spend the wedding night with his boss, under the"Droit de Seigneur" rule. Just before the French Revolution.

I was struck by the similarity of the things being said about the French aristocracy - their corruption, idiocy, theft, vanity and general uselessness and about the wastefulness and injustice of their system. Exactly what people are saying now. The present regime is a deeply embedded part of our society and the necessary change won't come easily.

wickedfairy
27-06-2010, 09:07 PM
I watched a film about Beaumarchais the other night. He wrote "The Marriage of Figaro" about a manservant whose bride to be obliged to spend the wedding night with his boss, under the"Droit de Seigneur" rule. Just before the French Revolution.

I was struck by the similarity of the things being said about the French aristocracy - their corruption, idiocy, theft, vanity and general uselessness and about the wastefulness and injustice of their system. Exactly what people are saying now. The present regime is a deeply embedded part of our society and the necessary change won't come easily.

too right Cactus, time to sharpen the guillotine methinks, that Cowen poster says it all, but I think I will be well dead and buried before change comes, if it ever does..........

ang
28-06-2010, 05:37 PM
People are becoming more aware let's not give up just yet:-



When protesters in St Mary's Park insisted on talking about possible cuts in respite services, the Taoiseach said the Government was trying to make sure services were not hit.

A number of demonstrators started to heckle the Taoiseach, shouting: "Shame on you…You sold us down the river…You're a disgrace."


http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/cowen-heckled-on-limerick-visit-463397.html

Let's hope there is plenty more where that came from.

C. Flower
28-06-2010, 05:49 PM
People are becoming more aware let's not give up just yet:-


http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/cowen-heckled-on-limerick-visit-463397.html

Let's hope there is plenty more where that came from.

Well done to the people of St Mary's.

And shame on people who dismiss the people of Limerick and call them names.

antiestablishmentarian
01-07-2010, 11:35 AM
http://www.joehiggins.eu/2010/06/video-joe-higgins-speaking-at-at-dublin-rally-as-part-of-europe-wide-week-of-solidarity-and-protest/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+joehiggins-eu+%28Joe+Higgins.eu%29

BrendanGalway
01-07-2010, 03:57 PM
Apologies for the lateness of the update.

So I went up on Saturday, got there in good time having paid for the trip at two seperate Toll Booths. A quick bite to eat(its been 5 years since I was I bought an O Briens sandwich and I hope its at least another 5 before I do it again) and on the Central Bank. I was disappointed , not really surprised at the desperately low turnout. The crowd was tiny even at 12.45. I got talking to a few of the various Party reps (all of whom were gushing about their galway offices and could they take my number) and picked up a few interesting pamphlets from groups such as Workers Vanguard and Spartacist. I'll post a review shortly in the Library.

The speakers were good as always. Joe Higgins kicked off. A local Councilor spoke about plans to cut funding to a public swimming pool in his area. A representative from the CPSU announced that a group has formed within the Union aimed at taking it back from the leadership which was an exciting Idea. There were speakers too from the Workers Party and the PBP alliance.

The March started outside the Central bank and made its way to Anglo headquarters where a Large trailer had been setup to accommodate more speakers. They included folks from the SP, Right to Work campaign, the Workers Solidarity movement and Eirigi. All speakers condemned the current system we live under. Most even spoke of the need more increased cooperation between the Left groups which was heartening. ( I was impressed with WSMs Gregor Kerr, he's a good speaker and made a lot of good points including the Fact that we dont even scratch ourselves without first considering how the Markets would react.)

A Shell-to-Sea member also spoke about how Pat O Donnell is now months in Prison and spoke about Providence Oil who are due to commence drilling near Dalkey on a find what we once again will not see a cent in Revenue from since we signed away our own Resources.

Ive made the trip quite a few times now for Nama, Right to Work and the latest Solidarity march. The numbers just seem to be getting smaller each time. Its hard to know what exactly is wrong with us. Its not as if we do not know what is going on. Its repeated time and time again on the Papers, Radio and Television. People are angry, they know its robbery thats taking place yet no one is prepared to voice that anger. I saw a lot of familiar faces at the latest March, maybe some of them had a vague recognition of myself since its pretty much the same people showing up.

Taking the Unions out of the game through Social Partnership was a stroke of evil Genius from Ahern. It robbed the working classes of their Natural leaders. there is no one in the country now that commands that kind of Respect, no group that stands out as defenders of the People. The various Left groups put in a lot of work to get a few Demos and campaigns up and running. But I think that without Unions getting people on the street in major numbers, we will just sit in our homes and wait until the whole thing collapses before the majority are prepared to fight back. And when that time comes, the fury will be white hot. Things will get quite ugly.

C. Flower
01-07-2010, 04:38 PM
Thanks for that post BrendanGalway. Maybe I'm wrong, but I'm feeling tension building up in the country to an oppressive degree. People are beginning to go into action on single issues, like local hospital ward closures.

I agree with you about the damage done by Partnership.

antiestablishmentarian
16-07-2010, 04:33 PM
Here's a video of the protest on the 26th of last month

http://www.joehiggins.eu/2010/07/video-from-the-dublin-demonstration-as-part-of-eu-wide-week-of-protest/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+joehiggins-eu+%28Joe+Higgins.eu%29