Upcoming Events

International | Anti-Capitalism

no events match your query!

Blog Feeds

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Public Services Card: Some still forced to comply

offsite link Catholic Church: Dark influence still active Anthony

offsite link Tom Parlon launches new career in comedy Anthony

offsite link Presumption of innocence does not universally apply in Ireland Anthony

offsite link The poor standard of Irish political journalism Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Peace vs. Climate Mon Sep 23, 2019 01:55 | The Saker
by Peter Koenig for The Saker Blog Today, Monday 23 September, the UN in New York is hosting a special meeting on Climate Change. There were massive predominantly youth demonstrations

offsite link Back to French tear gas in the morning: smells like austérité Sun Sep 22, 2019 19:50 | The Saker
by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog September 21 (hello autumn) was the worst day of violence in Paris since May 1st. That day is best remembered for when ?centrist?

offsite link World at a Crossroads and a System of International Relations for the Future Sat Sep 21, 2019 16:49 | Scott
World at a Crossroads and a System of International Relations for the Future? by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for ?Russia in Global Affairs? magazine, September 20, 2019   These days,

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2019/09/20 ? Open Thread Fri Sep 20, 2019 20:30 | Herb Swanson
2019/09/20 19:30:01Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of

offsite link Resistance report: Syrian Army takes the initiative in Idlib while Washington blames its failures on... Fri Sep 20, 2019 16:17 | The Saker
By Aram Mirzaei for The Saker Blog August was an eventful month for the Syrian Army and its allies as the battle for northwestern Syria saw a breakthrough after months

The Saker >>

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 There?s more to Ireland than Dublin 14:15 Sun Sep 22, 2019 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Popular books at the library? 12:20 Sun Sep 22, 2019 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Paul Strzelecki: a forgotten Polish Hero of the Great Irish Famine 11:00 Sun Sep 22, 2019 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Sunday and other Media Stupid Statements 10:13 Sun Sep 22, 2019 | guestposter

offsite link It?s Saturday evening?so there?s a poll 19:55 Sat Sep 21, 2019 | WorldbyStorm

Cedar Lounge >>

Occupy Galway Forcibly Evicted In The Dead of Night by Gardai.

category international | anti-capitalism | feature author Wednesday May 16, 2012 21:55author by Occupy Galway - (Occupy Galway) Report this post to the editors

featured image
Occupy camp prior to sly 4.30am state eviction

At 4.30am this morning the Occupy Galway camp was forcibly removed by Gardai and Council workers. At 1pm we held a public assembly with around 100 people in attendance. The mood at the assembly was one of determination and optimism and it was agreed by all that the fight is only just getting started!

Dear Supporters,

At 4.30am this morning the Occupy Galway camp was forcibly removed by Gardai and Council workers. At 1pm we held a public assembly with around 100 people in attendance. The mood at the assembly was one of determination and optimism and it was agreed by all that the fight is only just getting started!

We would like to thank all of you for the support that you have shown over the 7 months that we were in Eyre Square, whether you just popped in to say hello and sign our support sheet, or were a regular visitor. Many of you donated your time, many donated useful items such as sleeping bags, blankets etc and we are very grateful for your help. Knowing that we had so many supporters in Galway and around the world gave us the strength we needed to continue.

We are currently trying to retrieve all the items that were taken and any that are not personal belongings will be donated to charity as soon as possible.

Tomorrow morning Enda Kenny will be in Galway for a breakfast meeting at the Radisson Hotel where he will be pushing the 'yes' vote for the referendum. We will be assembling in Eyre Square at 7am and will be going to give him a hearty Occupy welcome. If you are an early riser, please join us.

We will also be holding a public assembly in Eyre Square at 1pm on Saturday, where we will discuss future actions.

--------------

OCCUPY GALWAY POST-EVICTION PRESS STATEMENT 16/05/2012

You cannot evict an idea. Occupy Galway will only gain strength from this eviction. The Gardaí and
their string-pullers in the City Council have only engendered further support and interest in the
Occupy Movement. Today, we had our largest people’s assembly in many months on Eyre Square.
The movement has been reinvigorated.

We will be bigger, stronger and more active as a reaction to this abuse and waste of Garda
resources. Only a few weeks ago senior Gardaí stated publicly that Occupy Galway was not acting
illegally. What changed in the meantime? Already, the people of Galway are looking to the future.
We have been planning for it through the long, cold winter months.

Agents of repressive state power always come in the middle of the night, because they fear the
legitimate public backlash when they finally show their true colours.

The council and Gardaí have completely missed the point of the Occupy movement. The camp
played an important role in the movement’s survival through the winter, and functioned as a centre
of information and education. The camp has well served its purpose, so on to Phase 2…

We have forged links with the myriad groups around the country protesting the disastrous social
effects of the bailout/NAMA process. This social support network will see us through in ways that
bankers, bureaucrats and their hired thugs can’t understand.

The inequity of the bank bailouts has not gone away, so one of the main reasons for out protest still exists.
It is interesting to note that other Occupy camps around the world were raided on the same night.
Solidarity to our comrades in Frankfurt, Moscow and St Johns, Newfoundland.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the thousands of people who expressed their
support and solidarity, in so many ways, over the past seven months. We couldn’t have done it
without you and look forward to your continued support.
Watch this space......

occupy2.jpg

occupy4.jpg

occupy3.jpg

author by Rational Ecologistpublication date Thu May 17, 2012 12:47author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Hi all. Give Enda a hot reception. By no means stay away. Occupy has been a success and people are beginning to wake up. Well done and many thanks for your time, effort and commitment.
Your/our time is coming. Stay strong and keep smiling, defiantly!

author by opus diablos - the regressive hypocrite partypublication date Fri May 18, 2012 14:25author address author phone Report this post to the editors

..I suggest ye consider adjusting the focus to Occupy the pseudo-Labour Party Parasites who are leeching off the job ye people have been doing for the last year or so...hit HQ and demand the wages of the 'Labour' scabs...let me rephrase....the Scabour Party socialites Gaelmore and Pet Rabbitte Inc are creaming out of our taxes to deport our kids and waste half a fucking million human capital disemployed by their continuation and copper-fastening of FF's coporate neo-liberalist asset-strip of the country.

excuse the grammar. I hope it computes.

 
© 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