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Thursday January 01 1970

Free Speech/Anti-War Gig at Electric Picnic

category laois | rights, freedoms and repression | event notice author Wednesday August 30, 2006 16:26author by Freeeeeeeeeeeee - Temple Bar Soapbox Crew Report this post to the editors

Free Speech - Use it or Lose it!

Rossa (Kila), Ciaron (Pit Stop Ploughshare) & Robbie (Majority World) will be bringing anti-war and free speech vibe to Electric Picnic this weekend in the Leviathon Think Tank Tent

Friday Sept 1st. (after the Poetry Slam) 7pm ish

Saturday Sept 2nd. 4.15pm - 5.45pm

Sunday 4.14pm - 5.45pm

Event is sold out so tell ya friends who are going!

Check the blackboard outisde the tent for topics

Check link below for background etc...........

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author by Freeeeeeeeee Speeeeeeeeechpublication date Fri Sep 08, 2006 21:05author address author phone Report this post to the editors

(I think it's a good idea for people who post events notices to put up a comment/report on the many folks who would have like to have been at it mightn't have made it and would like to hear how it went!)

The Temple Bar Street Speakers had 3 sessions in the Leviathon Tent at last weekend's Electric Picnic.

Ciaron O'Reilly was solo on Friday night discussing the war and further nonviolent resistance to demilitarise Shannon Airport.

On Saturday and Sunday afternoons, Ross O'Snodaigh spoke about the "Why Don't the Irish Speak their Own Language?", Robbie Synott on wide range of social ills of modern Ireland and Ciaron O'Reilly on Irish Complicity in the war on Iraq and further nonviolent resistance following the acquittal of the Pit Stop Ploughshares.

The setting did not have the intimacy and the vibe of soapbox speaking, but audience pariticpation (and gratefully their was a lot of it!) was facilitated by a roaming mike. Those who gathered enjoyed it. The Leviathon tent people were happy with it.

Soapbox speaking ran every Sunday for over two years 2003-5 in Temple Bar. JD's move to Hungary and Rossa's move to the country and the lack of other political groups to appreciate its significance and commit to it sees it present reduced to a sporadic occurence.

Free sppech-use it or lose it!

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