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antiestablishmentarian
20-09-2010, 02:17 PM
Next Wednesday, the cowardly right wing government of FF and na Glasraí, friend of bankers and speculators, enemy of ordinary working people, will resume its 'deliberations' in the Dáil, the seat of the gombeen republic. They will be planning a renewed assault on our public services, pay levels, and the privatisation of our remaining national assets. Show your opposition to their agenda by coming to the protest on the same date, organised by the ICTU and supported by the United European Left party as part of the continent wide Day of Action organised by the European Congress of Trade Unions.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=103409006390406

C. Flower
20-09-2010, 02:20 PM
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DCon
20-09-2010, 02:28 PM
This is an ICTU event?

Will the bought and paid for Government supporting Union stooges be attending?

C. Flower
20-09-2010, 02:29 PM
This is an ICTU event?

Will the bought and paid for Government supporting Union stooges be attending?


It is. I'm sure they will be attending, but I'm also sure they will be in the minority.

antiestablishmentarian
20-09-2010, 02:30 PM
This is an ICTU event?

Will the bought and paid for Government supporting Union stooges be attending?
Maybe they will be like last february at the national day of action, when they were ignored by the crowds

musashi
20-09-2010, 02:34 PM
If experience has taught me anything it is that public protests achieve nothing.

I oppose the Anglo bailout but what will this achieve?

C. Flower
20-09-2010, 02:39 PM
Just spoken to ICTU. They describe it as a "representative rally".

It's called for between 1 and 2 p.m. The leadership seems to be doing everything they possible can to keep it small, and are most anxious to say its not a protest and they "aren't asking people to take to the streets" They have informed the General Secretaries of the different Unions and expect a turn out of several hundred.

:)

What it is is an opportunity for anyone who wants to go the the Dail on the first day back, to make their opposition to what is happening clear.

DCon
20-09-2010, 02:43 PM
If experience has taught me anything it is that public protests achieve nothing.

I oppose the Anglo bailout but what will this achieve?

If the entire country was on the streets of Dublin, FF would just ignore it and happily continue to wreck the country.

I think the only thing likely to get any change is if a petition was handed in to every FF TD, saying that if there is not an Election by January 2011, all signatures on the petition, from their constituency, will not give said TD a preference at the next Election (whenever that is).

Remember, FFers are self before party, party before country. If their easy job and spectacular benefits are threatened, they will act.

C. Flower
20-09-2010, 02:48 PM
If the entire country was on the streets of Dublin, FF would just ignore it and happily continue to wreck the country.

I think the only thing likely to get any change is if a petition was handed in to every FF TD, saying that if there is not an Election by January 2011, all signatures on the petition, from their constituency, will not give said TD a preference at the next Election (whenever that is).

Remember, FFers are self before party, party before country. If their easy job and spectacular benefits are threatened, they will act.

That would be a good idea too, but they would need to be "FF voters" :)

They are beginning to see that they are going to lose a lot of safe seats. Some are wondering if they might have a better chance of keeping them if they had been seen to oppose Cowen.

musashi
20-09-2010, 06:32 PM
If the entire country was on the streets of Dublin, FF would just ignore it and happily continue to wreck the country.

I think the only thing likely to get any change is if a petition was handed in to every FF TD, saying that if there is not an Election by January 2011, all signatures on the petition, from their constituency, will not give said TD a preference at the next Election (whenever that is).

Remember, FFers are self before party, party before country. If their easy job and spectacular benefits are threatened, they will act.

I'm around town anyway, I'll drop by but I expect nothing to come of it.

C. Flower
20-09-2010, 07:12 PM
I'll be there :)

Apjp
20-09-2010, 10:36 PM
I'll be there :)

Hope it takes place at two, then I can attend. What street is Anglo on? They keep moving!

C. Flower
20-09-2010, 10:38 PM
Hope it takes place at two, then I can attend. What street is Anglo on? They keep moving!

ICTU has called it from 1-2 p.m. at the Dail. The INOU is there in the morning.
I'd say any time would do.

Apjp
20-09-2010, 10:40 PM
ICTU has called it from 1-2 p.m. at the Dail. The INOU is there in the morning.
I'd say any time would do.

any time would do-as long as I don't miss class! Selfish I know, but often at two-four I have a break of class to do my protests. Though I have no idea how to make a bloody placard.

C. Flower
20-09-2010, 10:46 PM
any time would do-as long as I don't miss class! Selfish I know, but often at two-four I have a break of class to do my protests. Though I have no idea how to make a bloody placard.

Hilarious. i don't know how you keep it up.

Newsy
20-09-2010, 11:02 PM
Just spoken to ICTU. They describe it as a "representative rally".

It's called for between 1 and 2 p.m. The leadership seems to be doing everything they possible can to keep it small, and are most anxious to say its not a protest and they "aren't asking people to take to the streets" They have informed the General Secretaries of the different Unions and expect a turn out of several hundred.

Then what is the purpose of this 'representative rally'?

Is this just a token, to its members, on the part of the unions?

C. Flower
20-09-2010, 11:05 PM
Then what is the purpose of this 'representative rally'?

Is this just a token, to its members, on the part of the unions?

I certainly get that impression. But I think that quite a few different groups are planning to go there on Wednesday. It provides an opportunity for people who want to go.

antiestablishmentarian
27-09-2010, 07:39 PM
So anyone going along?

C. Flower
27-09-2010, 08:45 PM
12.30 at Anglo Irish and then to the Dail for 1 p.m., according to ICTU. Yes, I'll be going.

antiestablishmentarian
27-09-2010, 08:55 PM
12.30 at Anglo Irish and then to the Dail for 1 p.m., according to ICTU. Yes, I'll be going.

I would have gone but college got in the way. Here's a link with the SP's call for people to come out

It is vital that an appeal is made to workers in all sectors, not just the community sector, as well as to the unemployed to come out on 29 September. Likewise, the slogans and arguments we need to encourage workers in general, while not ignoring the devastating effects on the community and voluntary sector, need to focus on the other issues like the forthcoming budget cuts, the latest multi-billion euro bank bailout and the deteriorating unemployment situation and the spate of pay cuts for those who remain in work.
To that end, the Civil and Public Service Union (CPSU) Activist Group and Joe Higgins MEP initiated a meeting with trade union activists and other left groups to discuss how an independent campaign can be run to get other unions, nationally and at branch level to endorse the 29 September Day of Action and bring their members out on the protest at lunchtime outside the Dail on the first day of their return after the summer break.

http://socialistparty.net/economy/500-29-september-unions-call-european-day-of-protest-

BrendanGalway
27-09-2010, 09:24 PM
Wont be making this one. Best of luck to those that do. I hope theres a decent turnout this time.

C. Flower
27-09-2010, 09:33 PM
I would have gone but college got in the way. Here's a link with the SP's call for people to come out


http://socialistparty.net/economy/500-29-september-unions-call-european-day-of-protest-

We'll know we're in business when the college walks out en masse;)

antiestablishmentarian
27-09-2010, 09:35 PM
We'll know we're in business when the college walks out en masse;)

Tried that last week Cactus...didn't work too well :(

BrendanGalway
27-09-2010, 09:41 PM
Tried that last week Cactus...didn't work too well :(

Rag week is not the best time to motivate Students unless some sort of Power Drinking is involved. :)

antiestablishmentarian
27-09-2010, 09:43 PM
Rag week is not the best time to motivate Students unless some sort of Power Drinking is involved. :)

Well lets just say we were protesting the incursion of a notable tippler who could drink half the college under the table if he so wished :D

C. Flower
27-09-2010, 11:06 PM
Tried that last week Cactus...didn't work too well :(

Did Cowen get a friendly reception ?

Mick Tully
28-09-2010, 01:37 AM
What are the unions protesting about the only ones that will be there are civil servants on one and a half hour lunch and a few ********* from the SWM no one else can afford to take transport too town when they are on the dole and these are the people that has been most f!!ked. By the way what is it going to achieve a bit of high profile TV coverage for some over paid union officials (they didn't take a pay cut ).

C. Flower
28-09-2010, 03:51 PM
Personally, I think a quiet and orderly visit to the Dail tomorrow is a good idea.

Apjp
28-09-2010, 03:55 PM
Hilarious. i don't know how you keep it up.

Truth be told, I might actually protest every secon month! This year I have been lazy, protesting only twice! Someone teach me how to make a placard? ;)

C. Flower
28-09-2010, 03:57 PM
Truth be told, I might actually protest every secon month! This year I have been lazy, protesting only twice!

Well, let's face it, there haven't been many opportunities. This is the Dail opening at a historic moment for our country.

Also, people across the EU are demonstrating against cuts at the same time.

Apjp
28-09-2010, 04:00 PM
Yeah. sorry, but college is really in the way. I am always free on a Friday, and2-4 tuesdays, 3-5 wednesdays as well as saturdays if nothings on then. shame i would have liked it am sure. Catch you again, prob at the budget rally.

Newsy
28-09-2010, 11:51 PM
So anyone going along?

Dublin is too far away, for me.

Perhaps they are settling in early to anglo ;)

C. Flower
28-09-2010, 11:59 PM
You don't really get it yet, do you :)

Newsy
29-09-2010, 12:06 AM
You don't really get it yet, do you :)

:confused:

C. Flower
29-09-2010, 12:10 AM
:confused:


When you get it, you'll be there.