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European Manifesto for a People’s Europe 2014

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European Manifesto for a People’s Europe 2014
Yes to Democracy
No to Corporate Rule

Bríd Smith MEP Candidate for Dublin
PEOPLE BEFORE PROFIT

Cllr Brid Smith, People Before Profit, launches her European election manifesto

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Cllr Brid Smith, People Before Profit candidate of Dublin this morning launched her European election campaign outside the European Parliament Offices in Molesworth Street, Dublin. Cllr. Brid Smith, a leading member of the People Before Profit Alliance, is a long-standing campaigner and trade union activist and is playing a leading role in struggles the water charges and austerity.

How the Rich Back Each Other Up

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John Molyneux

Glancing rather belatedly at the Business Pages of last Saturday’s Irish Times I was struck by several examples of class solidarity among what Karl Marx called ‘the bourgeoisie’- in other words, how the rich back each other up.

PBPA call on Labour-FG: Scrap the water tax – bring in the financial transaction tax instead

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Richard Boyd Barrett, PBPA director of elections said,

"On May 6th 11 other EU countries plan to announce a Financial Transaction Tax but Ireland is not among them. Independent Think-Tank TASC estimate a financial transaction tax could raise €500 million, which could cancel the cost of the proposed water tax at €537 million".

Brid Smith, PBPA Dublin euro candidate said,

RACIST VANDALISM ON MIGRANT CANDIDATE'S ELECTION POSTERS

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As a 5 year old child said, “Daddy, are they doing this just because you have a beard?”

Memet Uludag is the People Before Profit candidate in Fingal/Castleknock local election area. On May 1st, Memet spotted strange objects attached to two of his posters in Blanchardstown Main Street, at the t-junction of Superquinn Shopping Centre. On close inspection, he discovered that the objects attached to his face on the posters were large pieces of raw bacon. The bacon pieces were attached to the high hanging posters by celotape.

Rotten System Frees Bankers and Jails the Poor

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The decision to allow two crooked former Anglo-Irish bankers to walk free from the Dublin Criminal Court this week has been greeted with outrage across the country.
Judge Martin Nolan ruled that it would be “unjust” to send former Anglo directors, Pat Whelan and Will McAteer, to jail “as a state agency led them into illegality and error.”
Nolan amazingly claimed that their actions were “not motivated by avarice or greed or the pursuit of profit”, despite both bankers having substantial shareholdings in the crashed bank!

Cllr Brid Smith, People Before Profit, launches her European election campaign

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At a Press Conference this morning Cllr Brid Smith, People Before Profit, launched her European election campaign. Cllr. Brid Smith, a leading member of the People Before Profit Alliance, is a long-standing campaigner and trade union activist and is playing a leading role in struggles the water charges and austerity.

People Before Profit stands record number of candidates for South Dublin County Council elections

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The People Before Profit Alliance is standing a record number of candidates for SDCC in the upcoming election. The four selected candidates were officially nominated today at the SDCC offices in Tallaght.

The candidates are:
Cllr Gino Kenny - Clondalkin
Ruth Nolan - Lucan
Nicky Coules - Tallaght South
John Flanagan - Rathfarnham

Simultaneously, a national launch of 43 candidates was taking place in Buswell's Hotel with the publication of the local election manifesto.

Some of the issues in the 'Local Government Manifesto' includes:

People Before Profit launched a local manifesto today to outline what its 43 candidates hope to achieve on local councils.

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Richard Boyd Barrett TD, People Before Profit national director of elections said at the launch of the People Before Profit manifesto for local government that
“The expectation of the Irish people of local authorities is low because there has been a systematic policy of centralisation and transfer of power to unelected city or county managers. People Before Profit however are determined to bring real change on these bodies”.

Speaking at the launch, Melisa Halpin –a candidate for Dun Laoghaire –said,

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