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May 27, 2012

spread the message against the treaty, Download the United Left Alliance leaflet.

Today the United Left Alliance  launched its leaflet calling for a NO vote to the Austerity Treaty.

The ULA is calling for a NO vote to defend democracy and to break from the madness of austerity.

we are committing our full resources to defeating the governments plans to force permanent austerity on the Irish people.

Spread the message against the treaty, download the United Left Alliance leaflet.

Today the United Left Alliance  launched its leaflet calling for a NO vote to the Austerity Treaty.

You can download it from here.

May 22, 2012

From France and Holland to Slovakia and Greece, governments are falling victim to a European wide backlash against austerity. It seems no pro-austerity party is safe, with even Angela-Merkel’s Christian Democrats suffering a humiliating collapse in recent regional elections. Suddenly, it seems the debate in Europe is shifting away from austerity and towards a greater emphasis on boosting growth and creating jobs. So what is behind all this sudden talk of growth in Ireland and Europe and is the Fiscal Treaty fast becoming a dead duck?

 

From France and Holland to Slovakia and Greece, governments are falling victim to a European wide backlash against austerity. It seems no pro-austerity party is safe, with even Angela-Merkel’s Christian Democrats suffering a humiliating collapse in recent regional elections. Suddenly, it seems the debate in Europe is shifting away from austerity and towards a greater emphasis on boosting growth and creating jobs.

May 16, 2012

In the midst of all the media bluster about billions and bailouts, the most fundamental consequence of adopting the Fiscal Treaty into law is being ignored; namely the threat the Treaty poses to democracy.

 

In the midst of all the media bluster about billions and bailouts, the most fundamental consequence of adopting the Fiscal Treaty into law is being ignored; namely the threat the Treaty poses to democracy.

April 25, 2012

In a statement, Richard Boyd Barrett TD for the People Before Profit Alliance and Finance spokesperson for the United Left Alliance, has warned that the Fiscal Treaty, if implemented, will give greater powers to the EU and ECB over Ireland’s budgetary allocation and make it much more difficult for any Irish government to choose where to allocate funds on public expenditure.

April 4, 2012

‘Political choices get reduced to Pepsi or Coke – to slight nuances of taste, slight nuances of policy, slight alterations of design to account for local traditions, some loosening here and there, but never any major deviation from the core golden rules… ’

This is what Thomas Friedman wrote in the Lexus and the Olive Tree, which was a wry but fulsome defence of neoliberal globalisation. There are supposed to be no real choices left and politics gets reduced to a PR game to choose which puppet will implement the rules of the market.

‘Political choices get reduced to Pepsi or Coke – to slight nuances of taste, slight nuances of policy, slight alterations of design to account for local traditions, some loosening here and there, but never any major deviation from the core golden rules… ’

This is what Thomas Friedman wrote in the Lexus and the Olive Tree, which was a wry but fulsome defence of neoliberal globalisation. There are supposed to be no real choices left and politics gets reduced to a PR game to choose which puppet will implement the rules of the market.