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May 17, 2012

The political establishment are terrified that the wider European revolt against austerity will derail their treaty.

Their response has been to distort the message coming from France and to claim that the No side will inflict Greek style suffering on the Irish people. In both cases, the evidence points in the opposite direction.

During the election campaign Hollande explicitly stated that he would not ratify the Fiscal Treaty as it currently stands.

His newly appointed Finance Minister, Pierre Moscovici, has repeated the message: "What has been said quite clearly is that the treaty will not be ratified as is and that it must be completed with a chapter on growth, with a growth strategy,"

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.

May 7, 2012

‘The emphasis on austerity is becoming increasingly unpopular, with opponents saying it creates a self-defeating cycle of economic stagnation leading to lower tax receipts. It has been denounced in large rallies in Greece, Spain and the Czech Republic recently, and has proved to be a losing plank in any recent European election where it was tested.’

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EUROPE VOTES AGAINST AUSTERITY

‘The emphasis on austerity is becoming increasingly unpopular, with opponents saying it creates a self-defeating cycle of economic stagnation leading to lower tax receipts. It has been denounced in large rallies in Greece, Spain and the Czech Republic recently, and has proved to be a losing plank in any recent European election where it was tested.’

May 3, 2012

People Before Profit Alliance tells Government to stop the bullying and debate the real content of the Treaty
People Before Profit Alliance calls for No to austerity treaty

Wed, 02/05

May 2, 2012

The government clearly understands that the forthcoming referendum on the Austerity Treaty will be a battle between people’s fear and their anger, and they are determined to make fear the centerpiece of the Yes campaign. Within hours of the official launch of the Referendum their fear strategy was in full swing.

The government clearly understands that the forthcoming referendum on the Austerity Treaty will be a battle between people’s fear and their anger, and they are determined to make fear the centerpiece of the Yes campaign. Within hours of the official launch of the Referendum their fear strategy was in full swing.

April 29, 2012

The Yes campaign has launched a dirty tricks campaign to hide the real implications of the Fiscal Treaty

The Yes campaign has launched a dirty tricks campaign to hide the real implications of the Fiscal Treaty.

The treaty would bring twenty years of hardship because of its demand for cutbacks of the order of €4 - €5 billion a year. Ireland has a huge level of debt for the size of its economy but the treaty demands that this be cut by one twentieth each year. On current figures, that is equivalent to stopping all spending on primary and secondary education.

April 12, 2012

The FEMINIST OPEN FORUM will hold a discussion on the Fiscal Treaty. Thursday, April 26, 7pm until 9pm, Central Hotel, Exchequer St, Dublin

Speakers:
Mary Lou McDonald, TD, Sinn Fein’s deputy leader
Dr Niamh Gaynor, DCU
Sinead Pentony, head of policy, TASC
Clare Daly, TD, ULA

The FEMINIST OPEN FORUM will hold a discussion on the Fiscal Treaty.

Thursday, April 26, 7pm until 9pm, Central Hotel, Exchequer St, Dublin

Speakers:
Mary Lou McDonald, TD, Sinn Fein’s deputy leader
Will discuss the politics behind the treaty and why institutionalising austerity is bad for citizens, communities and women.

Dr Niamh Gaynor, DCU
Will explain what austerity policies involve in general with a specific focus on their impact on women in African countries. Niamh will also draw parallels with women in Ireland.

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.

April 4, 2012

Danish MEP Soren Sondegaard will speak at public meeting in Liberty Hall on Monday March 5 at 7.30. Also speaking will be Paul Murphy MEP, Richard Boyd-Barrett TD and Jimmy Kelly, regional secretary of the trade union Unite. The meeting has been organised by the Campaign Against the Austerity Treaty.

 Soren Sondegaard is a Danish MEP from the Red-Green Alliance and an opponent of the neo-liberal policies being forced upon the peoples of Europe by the European Commission at the behest of the governments of Germany and France.

Danish MEP Soren Sondegaard will speak at public meeting in Liberty Hall on Monday March 5 at 7.30. Also speaking will be Paul Murphy MEP, Richard Boyd-Barrett TD and Jimmy Kelly, regional secretary of the trade union Unite. The meeting has been organised by the Campaign Against the Austerity Treaty.

 Soren Sondegaard is a Danish MEP from the Red-Green Alliance and an opponent of the neo-liberal policies being forced upon the peoples of Europe by the European Commission at the behest of the governments of Germany and France.