Upcoming Events

National | EU

no events match your query!

Blog Feeds

Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link UN Human Rights Council Should Address Human Rights Crisis in Cambodia Sat Aug 31, 2019 13:41 | Human Rights

offsite link Fijian women still face Human Rights violations Mon Aug 26, 2019 18:49 | Human Rights

offsite link Saudi Human Rights Violation Fri Aug 09, 2019 20:41 | Human Rights

offsite link China?s LGBT Community Mon Apr 15, 2019 19:19 | Human Rights

offsite link Declaration of Human Rights at Sea Mon Apr 08, 2019 07:31 | Human Rights

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Cedar Lounge
For lefties too stubborn to quit

offsite link Not so close encounter with an asteroid? 12:17 Sun Sep 15, 2019 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Maria Walsh FG MEP, interviewed? 11:05 Sun Sep 15, 2019 | guestposter

offsite link Sunday and other Media Stupid Statements 10:15 Sun Sep 15, 2019 | guestposter

offsite link Felines? 09:26 Sun Sep 15, 2019 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link An end of Summer poll 19:58 Sat Sep 14, 2019 | WorldbyStorm

Cedar Lounge >>

Dublin Opinion
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting

offsite link Some Thoughts on the Brexit Joint Report 11:50 Sat Dec 09, 2017

offsite link IRISH COMMONWEALTH: TRADE UNIONS AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN THE 21ST CENTURY 14:06 Sat Nov 18, 2017

offsite link Notes for a Book on Money and the Irish State - The Marshall Aid Program 15:10 Sat Apr 02, 2016

offsite link The Financial Crisis:What Have We Learnt? 19:58 Sat Aug 29, 2015

offsite link Money in 35,000 Words or Less 21:34 Sat Aug 22, 2015

Dublin Opinion >>

NAMA Wine Lake

offsite link Test ? 12 November 2018 Mon Nov 12, 2018 14:28 | namawinelake

offsite link Farewell from NWL Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake

offsite link Happy 70th Birthday, Michael Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake

offsite link Of the Week? Sat May 18, 2013 00:02 | namawinelake

offsite link Noonan denies IBRC legal fees loan approval to Paddy McKillen was in breach of E... Fri May 17, 2013 14:23 | namawinelake

NAMA Wine Lake >>

J19: 'Indignants' to protest EU Pact in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick

category national | eu | feature author Friday June 17, 2011 19:04author by eeekkk - Real Democracy Now! Ireland Report this post to the editors

They don't represent us! Rights are won, not given! We are not commodities! It is not a crisis, it is a con! If you take our future, we will take the city! We are the children of comfort but we will not be parents of conformity!

featured image

Sunday June 19th will see Europe-wide protests against the forthcoming ratification of the Euro Pact. As part of this international mobilisation, Real Democracy Now! Ireland have organised demonstrations around the country. Simultaneous protests will take place at 4pm at the following locations:

  • The Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin
  • O'Connell Street, Limerick
  • Grand Parade, Cork
  • Spanish Arch, Galway.

The Irish demonstrations are a response to a call from Spain’s Real Democracy Now! movement for a co-ordinated European response on the 19th June to the upcoming ratification of this Pact.

The event planners hope that by combining public protest and public assembly, everyone present at the events will have a chance to speak, express their grievances, and take collective decisions on further actions against the imposition of austerity across Europe.

The organizers want the protest to be peaceful and relaxed and are asking those attending to respect four rules:

1. No political party or trade union banners
2. No flags
3. No violence
4. No alcohol or drugs.

The organizers have expressed frustration with the “political establishment”. “We have no faith in the politicians”, said Maria, “we want to reinvent democracy, bring it to the streets and create an assembly where everyone can represent themselves; because the politicians don’t represent us”.

A key element of the Euro Pact, the European Stability Mechanism, is to be signed off by EU Governments at the end of June. But the pact also includes measures of fiscal, wage and public service 'reform' for all member states. According to the European Council, these measures are aimed at achieving greater 'competitiveness' and 'flexibility', as well as 'fiscal and financial responsibility'.

However the organisers maintain that the Pact will be harmful for the vast majority of people across Europe, and that its measures will guarantee (i) the continuation of disastrous ‘adjustment’ policies, through the European Stability Mechanism, (ii) More cuts in the public sector, (iii) Higher unemployment, (iv) Lower wages, (v) Longer working hours and ‘flexibility’ of contracts and (vi) the further curtailment of workers’ rights.

“The Euro Pact will copperfasten the way the crisis is already being managed”, according to Maria, a participant in preparations for the Irish Real Democracy Now! events, “it will mean more austerity, attacks on working conditions and the undermining of public services.”

Real Democracy Now! Irish Facebook Event Pages: Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway

A list of some of the other cities in Europe taking part in the J19 mobilisation is available in the 'more info' section of this Facebook event page (if you hit the 'see more' link).

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   19June: People of the world, rise up!!!     19J #Globalrevolution    Fri Jun 17, 2011 19:32 
   .     eeekkk    Sat Jun 18, 2011 01:35 
   Spanish Revolution, it begins, come on europe get up! (GREAT VID)     #SpanishRevolution    Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:58 
   .     .    Sat Jun 18, 2011 15:14 
   .     ..    Sat Jun 18, 2011 17:17 
   19J What its all about + link for LIVE STREAM from Dublin 16h     J19    Sun Jun 19, 2011 14:14 
   ...     Fisatoir    Sun Jun 19, 2011 17:16 
   JY23 - next global call-out = 23.vii.11     %    Mon Jun 20, 2011 15:38 
   Wake Up Ireland: Irish J19 reports     J19: global revolution    Mon Jun 20, 2011 16:33 
 10   People of Europe Rise Up.     European people waking up and rising up    Mon Jun 20, 2011 16:37 
 11   Who are the real Wallies? Why the F*CK are the Irish people still asleep???     Dunk (INDIGNANT Irish expat in the #SpanishRevolution)    Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:14 
 12   Spain is NOT Ireland     *    Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:37 
 13   solidarity is a 1 way street in ireland     shoegirl    Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:19 
 14   In response to * Spain is NOT Ireland, your right... BUT...     Dunk    Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:40 
 15   Ireland is not Spain     indignant    Tue Jun 21, 2011 17:26 
 16   The #IrishRevolution starts now     #IrishRevolution    Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:02 
 17   Slogans of the Spanish Revolution 19J     Sara Barcelona    Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:50 
 18   report on Madrid demo etc     Diarmuid Breatnach    Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:27 


Number of comments per page
  
 
© 2001-2019 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy