Republic of Ireland

How Austerity Kills By DAVID STUCKLER and SANJAY BASU

Republished from: NY Times website, May 12, 2013

EARLY last month, a triple suicide was reported in the seaside town of Civitanova Marche, Italy. A married couple, Anna Maria Sopranzi, 68, and Romeo Dionisi, 62, had been struggling to live on her monthly pension of around 500 euros (about $650), and had fallen behind on rent.

Protest at opening of the Dail

17/09/2013 - 13:00
17/09/2013 - 15:00
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Anti-Austerity groups will converge on the Dail to protest against more cuts and demand the rich are made to pay in the coming budget.

Corrupt bankers, broken political promises, endless austerity…

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

DEMAND JOBS, FAIRNESS & REAL DEMOCRACY

A PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY
DAIL EIREANN, SEPT 17TH

PAY THE WORKERS NOT THE BANKERS. UNITE trade union protest over pension rights

17/07/2013 - 13:00
17/07/2013 - 14:00
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The government still hasn't said what pension cover it will provide for workers paying into pension schemes. UNITE members fought and won a case in the European Court of Justice, but Labour and FG are still dragging their heels. On 17 July a train load of ex-Waterford Crystal workers will march to the Dail to demand justice.

PAY THE WORKERS NOT THE BANKERS. UNITE trade union protest over pension rights 1pm 17 July, Dail Eireann.

Report from 25 April 2013:

Jail the Anglo bankers: Demo at the Dail

17/07/2013 - 18:00
17/07/2013 - 19:00
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DAY OF ACTION JULY 17th:

https://www.facebook.com/events/514404301940767/

On July 17th, the last day the Dail sits before the summer, we want to get feet on the street to demand the arrest of the Anglo Irish Bankers.

On that day workers from Waterford Glass will be marching for their pensions.

We have to say: Pay the workers! Jail the bankers!

Waterford Glass march during the day followed by a people's gathering outside the Dail from 6pm!

If you can't make the pensions march just join the Dail protest afterwards!

BRING ALL THE MOVEMENTS TOGETHER SEPT 18th:

Disability Rights

In the nineteenth century, Karl Marx wrote:

“Men make their own history, but they do not make it just as they please; they do not make it under circumstances chosen by themselves, but under circumstances directly encountered, given and transmitted by the past. The traditions of all the dead generations weigh like a nightmare on the brain of the living”. (Marx 1979, p.103).

Jobs Crisis

JOBS CRISIS: Time For An Alternative Economic Agenda

The government strategy pursued since the economic collapse at the end of 2007 has been a social and economic disaster.
At a human level, the devastating impact of austerity is very clear. Unemployment remains at crisis levels with 435,200 people out of work and 87,100 forced out of the country through lack of employment opportunities.

Immigration & Racism

Migration

Millions from around the world are forced to flee their own countries as a result of wars and conflict, human rights abuses and political repression as well as poverty and starvation. Global warming will increase the numbers of people unable to sustain themselves where they live. Some seek political asylum, others economic and physical survival.

Housing For All

People before Profit Housing policy proposal

The group acknowledged and discussed the housing crisis in Ireland. We identified 4 key areas within the spectrum of housing:

1. Social Housing
2. High level of homeownership and the rising debt and mortgage crisis.
3. The lack of enforcement on housing and building regulations and home owners rights.
4. Tenants- the lack of tenancy groups proactively campaigning to protect rights and improve conditions and terms for people.

Social housing

Policy on Abortion

The Context

The struggle for abortion rights for women in Ireland has been hard fought over the past 30 years, and is still far from being won. Many members of People Before Profit Alliance have been involved in that struggle, and we have actively supported campaigning groups such as Action on X, as well as the private members’ bill introduced by Clare Daly, TD, Joan Collins, TD and Mick Wallace, TD in April 2012.

Demand Anglo Bankers be Jailed. Protest Wed July 3rd 6pm Dail Eireann, Kildare St

There was a protest called last Wednesday, June 27th, to Jail the Anglo bankers at the end of which the assembled crowd voted to gather again on Sat 29th June at the GPO. Secevral hundred gathered on Saturday and have called another demo on Wed July 3rd 6pm Dail Eireann, Kildare St.

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