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    Default Limerick Campaign Against Property Tax and Austerity Select 8 candidates to run in local elections

    A special conference of anti-austerity, anti-home tax protesters on Saturday saw 8 candidates selected to contest the local elections in Limerick next year. With latest opinion polls showing 34% of people don't support any of the existing parties, the campaigners say they want to provide a "serious challenge to the political establishment, and a real alternative for ordinary people".

    The conference on Saturday was organised by CAPTA, the Campaign Against Property Tax & Austerity, who arose originally to fight the household tax, and have organised many protests and meetings against austerity over the past two years. Similar conferences are taking place around the country in the next weeks, including in parts of Dublin, Cork and Galway.

    The conference agreed to a basic anti-austerity pledge all candidates must sign up to, which guarantees that they will use any position on the council to fight the cuts and home taxes, and will not make any deals with the so-called 'austerity parties' or partake in junkets.

    The agreed mission statement for the campaign is:

    We stand for:
    No to the Property, Water & Septic Tank Taxes – No to Deduction at Source.
    No to all Austerity – ordinary people have paid enough.
    For a united movement of ordinary people affected by home taxes and austerity - no to divisions based on race or nationality.
    Tax the Wealthy as the alternative to austerity: For progressive taxation on the wealthy and corporate sector.
    End the bailouts of banks and bondholders, instead use the money to create real jobs through a programe of necessary public works.
    Our candidates if elected would:
    Fight against plans for Water Metering, Water Taxes and Water Privatisation.
    Oppose all cuts in council services or erosion of workers conditions.
    Make no deals on the Council with the austerity Parties (FF, FG, LP).
    Oppose the gravy train - no participation in junkets
    Demand Local planning for the community, not for developers or vested interests.

    List of Candidates

    North City ward
    Cian Prendiville and Mary Hartery

    East City ward
    Derrick Towell, Paul Keller & Stephanie O'Shea

    West City ward
    John Loftus

    Newcastle West ward
    Joe Harrington

    Adare/Rathkeale
    Kathleen Enright

    Another selection conference will be organised in the autumn to add an extra candidate for West City, and for the Cappamore/Killmallock ward.

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    Default Re: Limerick Campaign Against Property Tax and Austerity Select 8 candidates to run in local elections

    This will be another "S"P led fiasco.

    You read it here first.
    Do not rejoice in his defeat, you men. For though the world has stood up and stopped the bastard, the (female dog) that bore him is in heat again. Bertolt Brecht

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    Default Re: Limerick Campaign Against Property Tax and Austerity Select 8 candidates to run in local elections

    CAPTA, the Campaign Against Property Tax & Austerity, who arose originally to fight the household tax, and have organised many protests and meetings against austerity over the past two years
    What is this, a new organisation or a rebranding ?
    “ We cannot withdraw our cards from the game. Were we as silent and mute as stones, our very passivity would be an act. ”
    — Jean-Paul Sartre

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    Default Re: Limerick Campaign Against Property Tax and Austerity Select 8 candidates to run in local elections

    The "we want some body else to pay" party

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    Default Re: Limerick Campaign Against Property Tax and Austerity Select 8 candidates to run in local elections

    The "we want some body else to pay" party
    Sounds like somebody is happy to pay for the lavish lifestyles of those who robbed us. Well there's plenty of candidates to choose from so: FF, FG, Labour, Green, the latest Ganley party, the Holy Catholic Lucinda Party and a clatter of independents.
    I have no choice of candidates; just a selection of austerity, me-feiners.

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