New Events

Dublin

no events posted in last week

Blog Feeds

Anti-Empire

Anti-Empire

offsite link Sanctioned by PayPal Thu Aug 04, 2022 21:31 | Anti-Empire

offsite link Spain Limits Heating to 19¬ļC, Cooling t... Tue Aug 02, 2022 11:39 | Associated Press

offsite link WHO Declares Monkeypox a “Global Healt... Sat Jul 23, 2022 21:01 | Apoorva Mandavilli

offsite link Zelensky Says Ukrainian KIA Down From Pe... Sat Jul 23, 2022 18:13 | Anti-Empire

offsite link German Health Ministry: 1 Severe Adverse... Sat Jul 23, 2022 11:25 | Matthew Roscoe

Anti-Empire >>

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Will the West?s greed and hatred lead to the end of the world? Fri Aug 12, 2022 17:04 | The Saker
By Aram Mirzaei for the Saker blog It can certainly be said that the risk for nuclear war is far greater today than it was less a year ago. Ever

offsite link Short week-end news and music Fri Aug 12, 2022 16:44 | The Saker
First, I am delighted to announce that the Latam Saker (Latin America – in Spanish and Portuguese) is back up and running.† However, please write down and bookmark its new

offsite link Samarkand at the crossroads: from Timur to the BRI and SCO Fri Aug 12, 2022 02:44 | The Saker
From its ancient Silk Road role to China?s BRI project, Uzbekistan is set to remain an important geoeconomic hub in Central Asia by Pepe Escobar, posted with the author?s permission

offsite link Qi, the Force ? The Universe Does Not Follow a Hollywood Script Fri Aug 12, 2022 02:42 | The Saker
by Nora Hoppe for the Saker blog Various notes and reflections by Nora Hoppe Judging by the many reactions of various journalists, analysts and lay persons around the world (chiefly

offsite link Sensor Fusion and Uncertainties Thu Aug 11, 2022 22:02 | The Saker
Please visit Andrei?s website: https://smoothiex12.blogspo... and support him here: https://www.patreon.com/beP...

The Saker >>

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Formal complaint against Robert Watt Anthony

offsite link RTE bias complaint Anthony

offsite link Fergus Finlay and the maternity hospital ‘gotcha’ trap Anthony

offsite link Irish Examiner and fake news Anthony

offsite link Labour Party: The unvarnished truth Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

Voltaire Network
Voltaire, international edition

offsite link Voltairenet.org is taking a hiatus Thu Jul 14, 2022 20:47 | en

offsite link Paradoxes of Russophobia Thu Jul 14, 2022 12:46 | en

offsite link EU-Russia agreement on supplying Kaliningrad Thu Jul 14, 2022 12:26 | en

offsite link Political destabilization plagues the West Thu Jul 14, 2022 05:40 | en

offsite link Ukraine destroys its Nova Kakhovka factory Wed Jul 13, 2022 07:53 | en

Voltaire Network >>

Thousands march to oppose water charges on April 8th in Dublin - Report

category dublin | bin tax / household tax / water tax | news report author Monday April 10, 2017 21:01author by wsm - Workers Solidarity Movement Report this post to the editors

This is a repost of a report by the WSM on the Water Charges protest last Saturday April 8th.

Thousands of protesters converged on Connolly and Heuston stations in Dublin yesterday as part of the 9th national demonstration against the water charges. The demonstration was called by Right2Water, the umbrella group of left wing political parties and trade unions, as part of an effort to pressurise the government to abandon their attempts to implement water charges.

Local anti-water charge groups, trade unions and political parties were in attendance, with speakers from other campaigns present also. Vera Twomey spoke on her ongoing campaign to access treatment for her seriously ill daughter, who desperately requires regular access to the currently restricted cannabis based CBD oil to treat her epilepsy.

National Bus and Railworkers Union representative Mike Fitzgerald spoke on the continuing industrial action taking place in the transport network and how workers have no choice but to strike in the face of massive proposed cutbacks.

This deliberate under-investment in a vital public service is a tried and tested method of softening it up for privatisation. Notably, the very presence of a public transport utility is due to the historic failure of the preceding private sector companies to provide the necessary services to the public.

While the State continues to pursue a neo-liberal privatisation strategy for transferring public wealth to the billionaire class, working class organisers must be as persistent in opposing that strategy, while building our own capacities to move towards a society that is geared towards providing for need, not for greed.

________________________________________________________________________________
Footage from behind the main stage of some of the thousands of people out protesting water charges


It now looks likely that the attempt to introduce a water charge, leading to water privatisation has been knocked back.

This was a mass campaign, 70% of the population were involved in the boycott at peak and protests took place on the streets and in communities all over the country. Hundreds were criminalised through being arrested at the protests. It's essential that charges are dropped and an amnesty declared for all those who took part in this mass campaign that involved most people in the country at peak.

________________________________________________________________________________
Footage of the anarchist bloc on the anti-water charges march

On Saturday 8th April we took to the streets of Dublin once more in what may well be the final march against the water charges. Although it looks like victory on abolishing the charge is near itís important not to lose sight of the need for an ongoing campaign demanding amnesty for all those facing prosecution for their role in the struggle.

Related Link: http://www.wsm.ie/c/thousands-oppose-water-charges-april-8th-dublin
© 2001-2022 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