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Good Advice from Zizek
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European ATTAC Network Declares “we have to break with the neoliberal monetary order”
“Accept austerity or face chaos”. This is the message sent by European leaders – such as José Manuel Barroso, Angela Merkel, Mario Draghi – to the Irish and Greek peoples.
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More Irish Government Financial Chaos
More Solidarity With Irish Opposition to the Austerity Treaty
The Irish Times caught spinning for the Austerity Treaty Yes Side – or the Ups and Downs of Irish Government Propaganda!
Funny how Stephen Collins et al were writing about how the summit meeting the EU leaders had cooked up, so to speak, would lead to sweetness and light… This is what they said yesterday:
THE GOVERNMENT is confident that the focus on growth at today’s EU summit in Brussels will boost the prospects of a Yes vote in the referendum on the fiscal treaty on May 31st.
Following the election of François Hollande as French president there were fears he might seek to have the existing treaty provisions reopened with damaging consequences for the Government’s referendum campaign.
However, Irish officials are confident Mr Hollande’s strategy now is to get agreement on a growth package to go hand-in-hand with the treaty provisions. “The need for an emphasis on growth at EU level is something the Taoiseach has been advocating since he took office and today’s summit could be a decisive step…
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Vote No Material – Plenty of it!
Starting off this week with …That there be “a Telephone in every school in the country” and other motions (some unexpected) from the 1981 Fine Gael Ard Fheis
To the present and an assortment of No leaflets
An “Economic Growth, Not More Austerity” -Vote NO Leaflet from Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy
United Left Alliance Factsheet “Why Vote No to the Austerity Treaty”
Vote No Leaflet from The Workers Party
Finally, is it a reaction to the prominence of Paul Murphy in the campaign that Labour are using Emer Costello a lot on their Dublin leaflets? or is it to do with funding?
Learn More About The Fiscal Treaty at this debate.
Let’s Get Fiscal: Women’s perspectives on the Austerity Treaty
Thursday, April 26, 7pm until 9pm Central Hotel, Exchequer St, Dublin
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.
Sinead Pentony, head of policy, TASC, will deconstruct the treaty itself, explain how it differs from Nice, Lisbon and other EU treaties and analyse its effects on the most marginalised in our society.
Clare Daly, TD, ULA, will examine the outcome of four years of austerity and explain why she is calling for a No vote in the forthcoming referendum.