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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 19, 2012

Temple Bar Traders Political Debates

debate The fiscal Treaty

In the New Theatre, East Essex Street Temple Bar on Monday the 21st of May at 1pm sharp

Temple Bar Traders Political Debates

debate The fiscal Treaty

In the New Theatre, East Essex Street Temple Bar on Monday the 21st of May at 1pm sharp
 

Panellists Include

Minister of State for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton

Peadar Tóibín TD (Sinn Féin)

Clare Daly TD (Socialist Party)

Dr.Gavin Barrett (UCD school of Law)

Caroline Simons (European Parliment Candidate)
 
Chaired By

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 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

IRISH REFERENDUM ON FISCAL TREATY 31 MAY 2012 WHY WE SHOULD VOTE NO

IRISH REFERENDUM ON FISCAL TREATY

31 MAY 2012

WHY WE SHOULD VOTE NO

Preface

Despite attempts by powerful outside interests - and even our own government! 

 to by-pass the Irish electorate and prevent this referendum, the decision by the Attorney General has given us a chance to protect ourselves from further  permanent erosion of our constitutional rights and national 

sovereignty.   It also gives us a breathing space to increase our 

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

The United Left Alliance rejects the Austerity Treaty and calls for No vote in referendum

The ULA today rejected the Austerity Treaty as a bankers treaty, in continuity with the bank bailouts already made, and an attack on the living standards of ordinary people and the public services on which we depend. The ULA demands a full public debate on the treaty and will vigorously campaign for a ‘no’ vote in the coming referendum.

The United Left Alliance rejects the Austerity Treaty and calls for No vote in referendum

The ULA today rejected the Austerity Treaty as a bankers treaty, in continuity with the bank bailouts already made, and an attack on the living standards of ordinary people and the public services on which we depend. The ULA demands a full public debate on the treaty and will vigorously campaign for a ‘no’ vote in the coming referendum.

Joan Collins TD said:

April 3, 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.