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Dublin - Event Notice
Saturday October 08 2011
02:00 PM

Occupy Dame Street - Oct 8th - Bring tent

category dublin | rights and freedoms | event notice author Tuesday October 04, 2011 02:51author by Jimmy Billings Report this post to the editors

Occupy Dame Street October 8th
https://www.facebook.com/OccupyDameStreet
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=281964798495313

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#OccupyDameStreet is one of dozens of sister occupations in the current movement initiated by Occupy Wall Street (occupywallst.org). This is a peoples initiative unaffiliated to any political parties. Like OWS, this is a "leaderless resistance movement" with people of many nationalities, backgrounds, genders and political persuasions. We will utilise tactics of non-violence and civil disobedience, akin to scenes of peaceful resistance in Tahrir Square during the Egyptian Uprising - part of the wider Arab Spring.

Now is the time for the spirit of the revolt in Tahrir Square to spread to other major cities and financial districts around the world. It is the duty of those of us living in western capitalist states to take up the fight against the endlessly greedy bankers and political & financial elites who cause so many problems for not only people at home, but the entire world. Chris Hedges put it well in this quote, and it goes for all of us in the West, not just America:

"There are no excuses left. Either you join the revolt taking place on Wall Street and in the financial districts of other cities across the country or you stand on the wrong side of history. Either you obstruct, in the only form left to us, which is civil disobedience, the plundering by the criminal class on Wall Street and accelerated destruction of the ecosystem that sustains the human species, or become the passive enabler of a monstrous evil. Either you taste, feel and smell the intoxication of freedom and revolt or sink into the miasma of despair and apathy. Either you are a rebel or a slave."

Our demand in Ireland is that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and European Central Bank (ECB) stay out of our affairs. We do not want their influence or control. Our demand is that the private bank debt that has been socialised and burdened upon the population of the country who had nothing to do with it be lifted. We will not pay and let our children and grandchildren pay for this mess that private banks and bondholders have caused. It is their problem, not ours. Our demand is that the oil and gas reserves off our coast that were criminally handed away to private corporations be returned to the people. Our demand is for real, participatory democracy - where the people's interests come first, where the people decide what happens.

Related Link: https://www.facebook.com/OccupyDameStreet

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author by Cornell Westpublication date Tue Oct 04, 2011 18:38Report this post to the editors

#OccupyDameStreet 8th of Oct, 2pm
http://www.irishleftreview.org/2011/10/04/occupydamestr...-2pm/

Actions around the world: http://www.occupytogether.org/ + map: http://map.15october.net/

+

The American Revolution is underway, #occupywallstreet takes it to the belly of the beast (Indymedia Ireland feature)
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/100645

Cornell West speaking at the peoples assembly at #occupywallstreet day 11:

“There is a sweet spirit in this place. I hope you can feel the love and inspiration, of those sly stone called “everyday people” who take a stand with great courage and compassion because we oppose the greed of Wall street oligarchs and corporate plutocrats who squeeze the democratic juices out of this country and other places around the world. I am so blessed to be here, you got me spiritually breakdancing on the way here, cuz when you bring folk together, all colours, all cultures, all genders, all sexual orientation, the elite will tremble in their boots. And we will send a message that this is the US FALL responding to the Arab Spring, it is going to hit Chicago, Los Angelas, Phoenix Arizona, and A town itself, moving on to detroit, its gonna hit apalacha, hit the reservations with our red brothers and sisters, martin luther king will smile in the grave, saying were moving step by step to what he called a revolution, dont be afraid to say REVOLUTION. We wanna transfer of power from the oligarchs, to ordinary citizens, with the poor children of all colours, and the orphans and the widows, and the elderly, and the working folk, if we connect the prison industrial complex with the military industrial complex and the wall street oligarchy complex and the corporate media multiplex. I want to thank you, its a blessing to be a small part of this magnificant gathering, this is the general assembly consecrated by your witness and your body and your mind.

vid: Dr. Cornell West - We the People Have Found Our Voice
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H31XN8zgXlI

Dame St is but 1 node of the #GLOBALREVOLUTION
Dame St is but 1 node of the #GLOBALREVOLUTION

Caption: Dr. Cornell West - We the People Have Found Our Voice


author by francis hughespublication date Wed Oct 05, 2011 09:23Report this post to the editors

a few people i know are interested in headin in. any suggestions on what to bring , any idea how long we are staying or is it totally spontaneous and we are hoping that decisions will be made democratically there and then

author by Gordon Lucas - CreativelyMaladjusted.netpublication date Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:57Report this post to the editors

Really pleased that this is being organized.
Hope it follows the same powerfully peaceful lines that #occupyWallStreet is following. Look forward to it.

author by #OccupyDameStreetpublication date Sun Oct 09, 2011 09:44Report this post to the editors

#OccupyDameStreet by night
http://www.boomingback.org/2011/10/occupydamestreet-by-....html

It is now well past four in the morning and I have staggered in from one of the best days of activism possibly in my life, certainly in Dublin. My eyes are old, my knees are weak and my nose is knackered, but before I collapse into bed I thought I would share one final thought for the day on #OccupyDameStreet.

It started at 2pm with barely thirty people, by five pm there were maybe a hundred and fifty, and still at midnight there were at least a hundred folks and ten tents. By 4am when we left there were half a dozen more tents and a marquee hosting a consensus decision making assembly - did I mention this was at 4am ! This was certainly not the largest protest to grace the streets of Dublin, but without doubt I have never seen its like here before. There were veterans of many marches and folks for whom this was their first act of political defiance, and everything came together organically with no leaders, no parties, no egos and no power-tripping. There were no spokespeople and yet everyone was a spokesperson, there was no single message yet at times everyone managed to literally speak with one voice. There was anger but no violence, discontent but no apathy and despite the gravity of the injustices highlighted, the day itself was one of unrelenting positivity. It was quite simply a perfect example of how things could be.


Protest held outside Central Bank
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2011/1008/....html

About 80 people have gathered outside the central bank in Dublin as part of an “Occupy Dame Street” protest.

The movement is in solidarity with the mass “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations taking place in New York since last month in protest against financial greed.

Dublin protesters have listed their demands that the IMF and EU “stay out” of Irish affairs, that ordinary people do not repay bank debt, that there be reform of the political system for “real participatory democracy” and that oil and gas reserves of the coast “be return to the people”.

As with protesters in the US, they say they are defending 99 per cent of the population against the richest 1 percent.


photos - Occupy Dame Street, 8 Oct 201
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lusciousblopster/sets/7215...4883/

vid - Occupy Dame Street
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUpTKmjBdAU

Live stream - http://www.livestream.com/OccupyDameStreet

Heres to the crazy ones... Occupy Dame Street
Heres to the crazy ones... Occupy Dame Street

 "one of the best days of activism possibly in my life"
"one of the best days of activism possibly in my life"

oiche mhaith
oiche mhaith

Caption: Occupy Dame Street


author by WE ARE THE 99%publication date Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:11Report this post to the editors

I have been waiting for you young people to stand up and well done every one of you, thank god you're moving at last, and we the 99% are going to sock it to the 1%, its about time we let them know they can not get away with this and we will find an answer amongst ourselves, it will emerge what to replace this shit sytem, ROCK ON!!!

WE ARE THE 99%
WE ARE THE 99%
WE ARE THE 99%
WE ARE THE 99%...

Occupy Dame Street: Day One (much thanks to Dave Donnellan)
http://www.vimeo.com/30239170

Occupy Dame Street: Thank god you're moving at last
Occupy Dame Street: Thank god you're moving at last


Caption: Thank god you're moving at last

author by lusciousblopsterpublication date Sun Oct 09, 2011 20:25Report this post to the editors

At least 50 people camped overnight last night on Dame Street. Up to 100 were participating or watching the general assembly meeting today at 3p.m. About a dozen large and small tents in situ plus a central sheltered area. Gardai saying they don't have a problem with the occupation as long as it stays non-violent and doesn't obstruct access to the Central Bank or the pavement. Plenty of consensus decision-making meetings happening, and various sub-groups set up for food, construction, media, security, health, coordination.

Short blog posts:

http://lusciousblopster.blogspot.com/2011/10/occupy-dam....html

http://lusciousblopster.blogspot.com/2011/10/occupy-dam....html

http://lusciousblopster.blogspot.com/2011/10/occupy-dam....html

Photos and a couple of videos available here (link is also in post above, more photos and video from Day 2 have now been added)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lusciousblopster/sets/7215...4883/

author by #OccupyDameStreetpublication date Mon Oct 10, 2011 09:53Report this post to the editors

Day two of protest outside Central Bank
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/1010/1....html

Organisers asked for no political party or trade union banners to avoid “hijacking” of the event.

Individual protesters told The Irish Times they were not associated with any organisations and were there as individuals. Protester Lee Page (35) from Dublin said. “I’ve always voted, I had my own business. I’ve a master’s degree. I played along with all the rules. I’ve done what they say to do, go to college, get a job. I don’t want to be branded some foolish hippy.” He wants to “begin a conversation” politicians should have had in 2008.

The US embassy in Dublin issued an emergency warning to its citizens on Friday about the “anti-financial sector protest in the vicinity of the Central Bank”.

Tours planned as part of the Open House Dublin festival were cancelled for “security reasons”, declared a sign outside the bank.


There has been a series of live streams from #OCCUPYDAMESTREET and the archived recordings can be viewed at the bottom section at link http://www.livestream.com/OccupyDameStreet

Blog and web posts
#OccupyDameStreet brings pitched protests to Ireland
http://storyful.com/stories/1000009300

#OccupyDameStreet Irish Central Bank in Dublin's city center (anonymous node)
http://anonops.blogspot.com/2011/10/occupydamestreet-ir....html

Occupy Dame Street begins
http://lusciousblopster.blogspot.com/2011/10/occupy-dam....html

In pictures: Protesters occupy Dame Street
http://www.thejournal.ie/in-pictures-protesters-occupy-...how11


TWITTER links: #OccupyDameStreet
http://tinyurl.com/6hquv9w + https://twitter.com/#!/search?q=%23OccupyDameStreet


Vids
A superb video of Dame Street yesterday.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVAPbHvf-Ug

Dole TV Costello - Rap outside central bank
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf7io7MkNJI
Dole.TV at http://www.dctv.ie/main/

Occupy Dame Street: Day Two
http://www.vimeo.com/30281555

Occupy Dame Street: Day One, Evening
http://www.vimeo.com/30251313


Heres to the crazy ones...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2xuSHdjZ00

#OccupyDameStreet - Day 3
#OccupyDameStreet - Day 3

Heres to the crazy ones...
Heres to the crazy ones...

Caption: A superb video of Dame Street yesterday.


Caption: Dole TV Costello - Rap outside central bank


author by #IrishRevolutionpublication date Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:31Report this post to the editors

lads @ Occupy Dame Street, no doubt its already been great, love to be there with ye physically, but cant, so am in support from afar.

At the early stage, theres much cynical shite to be dealt with, dont mind them, you'll get there, just look at Occupy Wall Street to see how it mushroomed. Theres 2 articles i want to share with ye, the first is from the early days in porta del sol, where it all kicked off in Spain, small at first, but then soon it turned into the Spanish Revolution... its an article from ZNet by andy price, he talks about how many "spectators" came to view the odd goings on, both locals and tourists alike, but soon, they got the basic ideas and soon were participating... and it grew and grew.

POWER TO THE PEOPLE

1 - From Arab Spring to Spanish Summer: The Protests Continue (Z.Net)
2 - Occupy Wall Street ends capitalism's alibi (The Guardian)

From Arab Spring to Spanish Summer: The Protests Continue
http://www.zcommunications.org/from-arab-spring-to-span...price

But what happened next surprised everyone: that afternoon, an everyday, working Tuesday afternoon, 4,000 people returned to Sol, as the plaza is known locally, to protest all over again. And this time, it was not solely los jóvenes, the young: there were people there of all ages, of all backgrounds, the employed and the unemployed, all united by the principle drive of this movement to protest against a political class that has let the people down.

When they ran out of lampposts, they erected new ones: metal poles, solidified into buckets of cement, appeared everywhere, and they tied more tarpaulin, and more roof shelter to every one. By Thursday, a sheltered, tented community had emerged. Indeed, a mini-city had emerged, a democratic city in the classic Athenian sense of the word.

The walkways of this tented city were not only to allow free movement of the people living on the camp, but to allow the free movement of the other essential ingredients in all of this political play in the centre of Madrid: the tourist and the passer-by.

But on Thursday night, because of the shrewd planning of the camp protesters, the tourists and the passers-by were no longer transfixed by the juggler or the artists imitating statues. Rather, they were mingling through the camp, transfixed by the sheer number of meetings: they could see people in meetings everywhere, talking, debating, taking votes and recording the details. If this on its own was not enough of a rarefied sight, then the fact that every committee meeting was surrounded by the tourists and the locals, all watching with keen interest what was happening, brought an air of surreality to it all. In 20 years of attending protests and demonstrations, meetings and conferences, I have never seen such engagement, from both those involved, but even more fascinatingly, from those passing-by.


2 - Occupy Wall Street ends capitalism's alibi (The Guardian)
directed at the early days of wall st..
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011...-york

Occupy Wall Street has already weathered the usual early storms. The kept media ignored the protest, but that failed to end it. The partisans of inequality mocked it, but that failed to end it...

Let me urge the occupiers to ignore the usual carping that besets powerful social movements in their earliest phases. Yes, you could be better organised, your demands more focused, your priorities clearer. All true, but in this moment, mostly irrelevant. Here is the key: if we want a mass and deep-rooted social movement of the left to re-emerge and transform the United States (or ireland for that matter), we must welcome the many different streams, needs, desires, goals, energies and enthusiasms that inspire and sustain social movements. Now is the time to invite, welcome and gather them, in all their profusion and confusion.


Photostreams

Occupy Dame Street, 8 Oct 2011
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lusciousblopster/sets/7215...4883/

luscious blopster
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lusciousblopster/622396911...ream/

WSM photos on FB
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.29573201711928...ype=3

Occupy Dame Street : UNFUCK THE WORLD
Occupy Dame Street : UNFUCK THE WORLD

Occupy Dame Street : WE ARE YOUR CRISIS
Occupy Dame Street : WE ARE YOUR CRISIS

author by Arty EEEEEEEpublication date Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:02Report this post to the editors

#OccupyDameStreet - Night Two
http://www.boomingback.org/search/label/#OccupyDameStreet

It is surprisingly uplifting though to see that despite a night of no sleep and explaining exactly what they are doing to every drunken passer-by on their way down to the taxi-rank, a bitterly cold wind that threatens to rip apart the camp every few minutes and the imminent prospect of a forced eviction in the morning, that tonight's General Assembly was conducted without alarm, without panic and without tension.

Even if this all ends suddenly in the morning #OccupyDameStreet have shown through their actions and voices that another world is possible. How that is manifested beyond Dame Street is up to us.


''It always seems impossible until its done.'' - Nelson Mandela
#OccupyGalway - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Galway-OccupyGalwa...49700

There was a photograph of a national debt clock on the wall of the Central Bank of Ireland. A chilling reminder of the spiraling of out control mess we've found ourself in.


RTÉ maintain minimal coverage of the brave people camping out on the plaza of the Central Bank:

'Occupy Dame Street' protest continues
http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/1010/damestreet.html

They thought we wouldn't stay overnight. But we did. They thought we wouldn't stay the next day. But we did. They though we wouldn't stay there today when the bank opened. But we did. We will not go away until our demands have been met.


MORE VIDS
Occupy Dublin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRdWukOU5yY

Occupy Dublin First Night 09/10/11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB2s8ZJ_gEQ

national debt clock on the wall of the Central Bank of Ireland
national debt clock on the wall of the Central Bank of Ireland

Caption: Occupy Dublin


Caption: Occupy Dublin First Night 09/10/11


author by Tony Phillips - Project Allendepublication date Mon Oct 10, 2011 13:57Report this post to the editors

Here is South America before social movements forced the restructuring of an illicit debt burden (the defaults) the IMF told Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile etc. etc. to give away their energetic resources. In Argentina three years before the collapse the "government" privatized the oil company to Spanish multinational Repsol, also financial as well as other natural resources were "sold" (for debt) at ridiculous prices. The newly discovered fossil fuel resources in Ireland are Irish (duhh)... They should never have been private. Take them back! Great idea! it will help to regenerate the economy and put the country back on its feet while protecting the coast from dangerous private oil development imposing a state monitored and implemented safety standard.

Good luck on Dame Street, let the IMF know how welcome they are !!!

Related Link: http://projectallende.org
author by Dublinerr.publication date Mon Oct 10, 2011 14:12Report this post to the editors

Nobody noticed ye.
.

author by W. Finnertypublication date Mon Oct 10, 2011 14:58Report this post to the editors

I would agree with you 100% about the Republic of Ireland taking back all of our untapped oil and gas recourses which were "given away" by unconstitutional skulduggery, "legal corruption" (so called), and so on: provided of course that they are firmly but gently taken back by peaceful, lawful, and constitutional means.

Article 10 of Bunreacht na hEireann (the written Constitution of the Republic of Ireland) very clearly states that "All natural resources ... belong to the State". For all those who might not yet know, the full text of Article 10 reads as follows:

"All natural resources, including the air and all forms of potential energy, within the jurisdiction of the Parliament and Government established by this Constitution and all royalties and franchises within that jurisdiction belong to the State subject to all estates and interests therein for the time being lawfully vested in any person or body."

Worth noting also are the following two matters:

"BP's (British Petroleum's) office had been disrupted for a second day Thursday as Russian bailiffs (accompanied by armed police) looked for a broad range of documents requested in a $3 billion lawsuit by investors in the oil company's Russian joint venture."

"Credible reports suggest the untapped oil and gas resources of the Republic of Ireland -- which appear to have all, or almost all, already been "given away" (unconstitutionally) apparently -- to have a value in the region of 5.4 trillion Euros."

The two excerpts immediately above have been copied from the following location:
http://www.humanrightsireland.com/PresidentialHopefuls/...Euros

author by expublication date Mon Oct 10, 2011 18:05Report this post to the editors

What Protest? Nobody noticed ye.

Somebody put up a link to the Irish Times article, and it was also on RTE Radio.

And hundreds if not thousands of people pass by that space every day.

You might not have noticed it, but other people did.

Some outreach to the homeless might be good - the peace camp outside Parliament in Westminster changed the lives of some homeless people, who became active in that event.
There hasnt been any real attempt to reach out to the homeless since Street Seen disappeared five or six years back. Many of them need a safe space to stay at night - they're real people and they have just as much a say, if not more, in the rip off that the banker culture performed on society.

Good luck with it.

author by Anti-capitalist protesterpublication date Mon Oct 10, 2011 20:42Report this post to the editors

Currently the #OccupyDameStreet action is main news in Ireland. On the web version of the Irish Times, the main picture is of the occupied space outside central bank and it links to an article stressing the protest as Anti-capitalist and also includes a good 3 minute film with soundbites from different people there on the ground;

Group vows to continue Dublin protest
Anti-capitalist protesters encamped at Central Bank will stay for 'as long as it takes' to effect change

Occupy Dame Street (Irish Times vid)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir-ZXUOe2sM

Meanwhile RTE radio did a very good 3.5minute radio interview with some of the protesters this morning, they came across very well as sincere, angry, hopeful, focused and energised by the time already spent over the last 3 days in the occupation:

'Occupy Dame Street' protest continues
http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/1010/damestreet.html

Ailbhe Conneely reports on the ongoing Occupy Dame Street protests (3-5min audio report)
http://www.rte.ie/news/morningireland/player.html?20111...2C257

Occupy Dame Street group camp out at Central Bank
http://www.newstalk.ie//2011/news/occupy-dame-street-gr...bank/
includes 39 second audio clip

Outside of Ireland, #occupydamestreet has made it to Dutch media:
http://nos.nl/artikel/300754-occupy-wall-street-ook-in-....html

Related blogpost about the media goings on from one of the protesters: #OccupyDameStreet - I've got a list of demands!
http://www.boomingback.org/2011/10/occupydamestreet-ive....html

What was supposed to be a quick run in with coffees for the early morning risers on Day Three of Occupied Dame Street got unexpectedly delayed by the sudden arrival of Ireland's meeja. I have learned three things about Ireland's meeja today, a) they don't work on the weekend, B) they don't like early mornings and c) none are willing to be the first to cover a difficult story, but once the first has broken cover they all descend en masse like piglets at a trough, scrabbling over each other and fighting for the same scraps. Around 11:30 this morning came the first interviewer from the Irish Times, followed by RTE radio, Today FM, Spin FM, a different part of RTE radio and finally TV3 with cameraman and looming reporter. As the phone batteries of the Overnighters had long since gone the way of Irish Sovereignty, Unkie Dave's phone was pressed into meeja duty facilitating a number of on-air interviews (as I jumped around the camp shouting "I'm participating! I'm participating!", though mostly in my head). I almost managed to avoid talking to any journalists myself, only crumbling at the last minute when caught off-guard by The Irish Times Online. Sneaky little Journalistses.


#OccupyDameStreet action is main news in Irish Times
#OccupyDameStreet action is main news in Irish Times

TV3 interview #OccupyDameStreet
TV3 interview #OccupyDameStreet

a bit of theatre about thieves and their SWAG
a bit of theatre about thieves and their SWAG

Caption: Occupy Dame Street (Irish Times vid)


author by Times readerpublication date Tue Oct 11, 2011 08:33Report this post to the editors

DAYLIGHT ROBBERY: European Commission subject of playful protest over bailout

Four demonstrators against the EU-IMF bailout encountering European Commission representative Nigel Nagarajan in Dublin yesterday. They are Cathal Ó Meara, Cian Ó Meara, Brian Sheehan and Tom Boland. Central Bank camp to stay "as long as it takes": page 5


Central Bank camp protesters vow to keep going
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/1011/1....html

A “TENT town” of protesters outside the Central Bank in Dublin has vowed to remain in place “as long as it takes”, although they remained uncertain yesterday as to what exactly their demands are.

By lunchtime yesterday about 20 tents had been erected and were still standing against high winds, having all been tied together as they cannot be pinned to the concrete surrounding the Central Bank.

Placards and posters erected around the tents have slogans such as “Is this a crime scene?” – referring to the Central Bank; “Troika = Junta” and “Fermoy says ‘No’ to Bondholder Bailouts”.

“It is pretty cold but we are keeping warm and morale is good. I am feeling better than I have done in months, really energised,” said Mr Page.

DAYLIGHT ROBBERY: main photo on todays Irish Times (#OccupyDameStreet - Day 4)
DAYLIGHT ROBBERY: main photo on todays Irish Times (#OccupyDameStreet - Day 4)

DAYLIGHT ROBBERY: European Commission subject of playful protest over bailout
DAYLIGHT ROBBERY: European Commission subject of playful protest over bailout

author by People are amazing!!!publication date Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:45Report this post to the editors

#occupydamestreet - Some beautiful moments + People are amazing!!!

#occupydamestreet / Occupation public open assemblies are at 1pm and 6pm today and every day it lasts. Don't just consume the occupation on your social media : Go and participate in it. Camping is NOT mandatory. [spread this widely]

General Assemblies take place at 1pm and 6pm Daily ... Open Invitation to the People to come and Speak / Listen / See for Themselves what is Going On

#OccupyDameStreet is going fantastically. Get down outside the Central Bank to our camp and join us in bringing an end to the greed and corruption of financial institutions, corporations and politicians. Great unity and solidarity in the camp. Food, music, craic, open direct democratic public assemblies, debt clock projected onto the bank, workshops on various political issues (also art, yoga etc)

Greetings from a wet, windy and occupied Dame Street. If anyone wants to support us, we need shelter materials (ropes and tarps), we also need food. A lot of homeless people have come along - we thank them for their support and we'd like everyone to take them into consideration when donating food.

Absolutely PHENOMINAL organisational co-ordinational rational irrational universal magikal work was done on camp on Day 3! Serious Props, Love and Thanks to everyone who did their bit. ♥


Another great article from UNKIE DAVE on his blog: BOOMING BACK:

#OccupyDameStreet - Jazz Hands
http://www.boomingback.org/2011/10/occupydamestreet-jaz....html

The donations of food from members of the public and local restaurants are astonishing, never underestimate the generosity of your fellow citizens, or the importance of Gaffer Tape and a set of cable ties, not necessarily at the same time.

Where Working Groups interact with the general public outside of Occupied Dame Street (like the Media Group), they bring their ideas back to a General Assembly for approval or alteration, where they deal solely with life inside the camp (like Construction), they usually work autonomously with the consensus of the smaller group of Overnighters and long-term Day-Trippers. Anybody can volunteer to be on a Working Group, whether an Overnighter or a Day-Tripper, and as I can attest sometimes you find yourself in a group because you are foolish enough to hold up a tarp, pass somebody a rope and the next thing you know you are rostered down for an 8am windbreak-making session.

The interaction with, and the support of, the general public makes all of this go faster, whether it is the near constant beeping of horns from cars driving by, to folks dropping in to bring supplies or just say "well done!". A taxi-driver brought in chairs, tables and a blackboard this morning at 10:30, a builders' supplier came in to see what more construction material was needed, printers have offered flyers for free and the amount of blankets, pillows and food donated in response to Tweets was staggering, the camp was awash with fresh coffees and teas this morning, pizzas in the evening and a crate of apples at close to midnight. While there are hecklers and troublemakers who drop down drunkenly at 3am just to get a rise out of the hippies and the lefties, all the stress this causes is washed away the moment a passing mum sends her child over to drop off some jammy-dodgers. People are just amazing.

Actually, I think that is the main lesson to be learned from three days of #OccupyDameStreet - People are just amazing. I went down on Saturday to see what it was all about and have ended up spending around twelve hours of every day there since, and doing something that I rarely do, participating.


Occupy 'x' arrives in Ireland with Occupy Dame street (WSM analysis)
http://www.wsm.ie/c/ireland-occupy-dame-street

The camp movement is older than the New York example and goes back to the M15/DRY movement that occupied the mains squares of Spanish cities in the summer which also spread to cities in Greece and Italy. This also saw solidarity demonstrations in Ireland which involved up to 500 people but which didn't get as far as holding day and night camp outs. But that movement in turn was obviously influenced by the 'Arab Spring' and in particular the Tahir Square occupation which led to the revolution in Egypt.

The other common point of departure is a rejection of the organised left and union leadership, the Dublin demonstration like many of the others asks people not to bring left or union flags or banners.

The hope of the organizers is that this movement can have an appeal much broader that that of the existing left. To date this has not manifested itself, the numbers coming out to support these demonstrations have been similar to any of the other recent anti-cuts protests organised by left factions and only a tiny fraction of the tens of thousands the unions have mobilized. But the hope is that unlike those 'turn up and listen to a speech' protests that active participation element of the assemblies will engage people and encourage them to go and organize in turn.


****** important news to dissemenate: ********

DISINFORMATION TROLL AT ‘WE ARE CHANGE’ FACEBOOK PAGE
http://occupieddublin.tumblr.com/post/11313327268/disin...-page

The ‘Statement’ below was posted on WE ARE CHANGE, IRELAND Facebook page at around 8 on Tuesday 11th of October. It is complete disinformation meant to delegitimize the occupation and is NOT a statement from #occupydamestreet / Please be proactive in zapping this trolling.

[Mod note: we have been contacted by "we are change"]
[they state that this post was NOT actually written by "we are change". ]
[it was mistakenly reposted. The original author was apparently somebody called "occupy dublin".]


Elsewhere, in the US, unfortunately there has been more violence last night, this time Boston:

#OccupyBoston : Occupied square evicted + Cops beat veterans
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/100645&comment_limit=0&...84590
related vid from RT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Swf5PsB9V4


A few interesting reads:

Is politics from below 'class warfare'? (Al Jazeera - aimed at US but relevant themes to Ireland)
Americans are slowly waking up from their passive state and speaking out against greed, corruption, and predatory wars.
http://aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2011/10/2011107143....html

A Post Carbon Memo to Occupy Wall Street: We Need A Post-Growth Economy, For Nature & People
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/10/richard-heinber...t.php
originally at http://www.postcarbon.org/blog-post/523782-memo-to-the-...ent-a

Where’s the F*#k is Bono ? #occupydamestreet
http://www.teaandtoast.ie/?p=1290


MORE PHOTOS

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1015034751357...saved

Occupy Dame Street Day 3
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150399866120...ype=3


MORE VIDS FROM #OccupyDameStreet

#OccupyDameStreet 8th Oct 2011 (SOUNDMIGRATION)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXK6LAwJYDQ

#occupydamestreet (madamk)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IxQLpMcowQ


Music

David Rovics - Occupy Wall Street
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b_zveHUF04

#OccupyDameStreet - October 8 - Make a difference
#OccupyDameStreet - October 8 - Make a difference

#OccupyDameStreet - with its funny fancy fone yokey
#OccupyDameStreet - with its funny fancy fone yokey

#OccupyDameStreet - we are the young
#OccupyDameStreet - we are the young

#OccupyDameStreet - we are the old
#OccupyDameStreet - we are the old

#OccupyDameStreet - we are the punky
#OccupyDameStreet - we are the punky

Caption: #occupydamestreet (madamk)


Caption: #OccupyDameStreet 8th Oct 2011 (SOUNDMIGRATION)


author by rockerpublication date Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:51Report this post to the editors

Hi from #OccupyDameStreet - thanks to whoever set up OccupyDameStreet Free Wi-Fi : http://www.facebook.com/OccupyDameStreet

(last few photos)

#OccupyDameStreet - We are the women
#OccupyDameStreet - We are the women

#OccupyDameStreet - Strictly no alcohol
#OccupyDameStreet - Strictly no alcohol

#OccupyDameStreet - We are the artists and musicians
#OccupyDameStreet - We are the artists and musicians

#OccupyDameStreet - We are being listened to by RTE
#OccupyDameStreet - We are being listened to by RTE

#OccupyDameStreet - We are the hungry being fed by people of Dublin
#OccupyDameStreet - We are the hungry being fed by people of Dublin

Caption: Occupy Wall Street : David Rovics


author by Jonny_trutherpublication date Tue Oct 11, 2011 18:05Report this post to the editors


The IT are such shills.

author by Jonny_trutherpublication date Tue Oct 11, 2011 18:15Report this post to the editors

check out the 5 point plan drawn up by Scottish economist James Gibb Stuart which is based on the plan he advised Malaysia on which successfully saved that country from the South East Asian implosion

Related Link: http://www.jamesgibbstuart.org/
author by #OccupyDameStreet TIMETABLEpublication date Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:00Report this post to the editors

Revised timetable of talks at #OccupyDameStreet
http://occupieddublin.tumblr.com/post/11321226457/revis...treet

Tues 2:30 James R on rebellious media conference
Tues 3:30 Harry Browne on Shannon Peace Camp
Tues 5:00 Conor McCabe on history of IFSC as tax haven
Tues 6:00 Michael Albert on US occupy movements
Wed 2:30 Mick O’Reilly on progressive solutions to the crisis
Wed 3:30 Gavan Titley on racism, neoliberalism & the EU financial crisis
Wed 8:00 The Mighty Stef
Thurs 3:30 Helena Sheehan on the new left: remembering & reflecting
Thurs 5:00 Michael Taft on how finance eats the real economy
Thurs 9:00 Gramaphone disco
Fri 4:00 Richard M on a brief history of the 15-M movement
Fri 5:00 Eamonn C on a brief history of Indymedia

subject to change, check link, come add your own events, gigs, workshops.... stuff can work at same time...

LIVE STREAM on for all this, now showing nice morning music, view it at http://www.livestream.com/occupydamestreet

Revised timetable of talks at #OccupyDameStreet (DAY 5)
Revised timetable of talks at #OccupyDameStreet (DAY 5)

author by Irish Americanspublication date Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:51Report this post to the editors

Irish Americans in New York, Irish Central readers, show massive support for Occupy Dame Street protesters

IrishCentral readers show massive support for Occupy Dame Street protesters
Poll shows readers almost unanimously support the Dublin demonstrators
- http://www.irishcentral.com/news/IrishCentral-readers-s....html

In a poll carried out over the last 24 hours, we asked IrishCentral readers if they "support the Irish demonstrating at the Occupy Dame Street protest in Dublin". From a total of 2,650 votes, 88 percent of the readers said they supported the group of demonstrators camping in front of Dublin’s Central Bank.

The poll showed that 76 percent of IrishCentral readers support the protest “100 percent” with 12 percent responding that they agreed with the group’s mission.


TWEET: From a total of 2,650 votes, 88 % of the readers said they supported #OccupyDameStreet. http://bit.ly/qcKjOl @Storyful #NYC
http://twitter.com/#!/soundmigration/status/124059671458873344

Related:

PHOTOS - Occupy Dame Street slideshow
- http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Occupy-Dame-Street-131....html

Protesters vow to continue their Occupy Dame Street protest – VIDEOS
- http://www.irishcentral.com/news/IrishCentral-readers-s...GoT7a

'Occupy Dame Street' protesters are speaking truth - Irish Central Bank caused economic collapse - VIDEO
- http://www.irishcentral.com/story/news/periscope/occupy....html


Niall O'Dowd wrote this article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niall_O%27Dowd

Niall O'Dowd is an Irish journalist and author living in the United States. He was extensively involved in the negotiations leading to the Irish Good Friday Peace Agreement, and is a proponent of comprehensive immigration reform in the United States. He is founder of Irish Voice newspaper and Irish America magazine in New York, as well as overseeing Home and Away newspaper. He is also the founder of Irish Central, a global Irish internet website which he launched in March 2009.


Irish Central: 88% of Irish Americans New Yorkers, IrishCentral readers, said they supported #OccupyDameStreet
Irish Central: 88% of Irish Americans New Yorkers, IrishCentral readers, said they supported #OccupyDameStreet

author by fuspeypublication date Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:58Report this post to the editors

Response to @ElectricHack @thenext100k @mrs_bopp @the_small_thing and all other begrudgers and those who wish to slate or prevent this #IrishRevolution from spreading....
on the #OccupyDameStreet channel on TWITTER http://tinyurl.com/68rfca9

Regarding your typical sort of claims, such as, http://tinyurl.com/6y79g88 :

@onionwithabeak I know dude, its 99% people wanting to be congratulated and 1% doing all the serious political thought


I ask you, do you not think that the "serious political thought" of the following is not important:

Cornell West, Manuel Castells, Salman Rushdie, Micheal Albert, Joe Stiglitz, Chris Heges, David Rovics, Deepak Chopra, Michael Moore, Amy Goodman, Niall O'Dowd, Noam Chomsky, Roseanne Bar, Slavoj Žižek, Gideon Rachman, Richard Wolff, Arun Gupta... (list is endless... just look a bit for yourselves)

And with that, id request that rather than just slagging off (which is very easy to do) that you offer your positive and constructive views on how things can be improved. We are all the 99%, leave the baggage aside, come down to #OccupyDameStreet, offer your views, engage in discussion, engage in debate if thats whats needed for you, learn and share, allow others to do likewise... Thats why all this stuff is working, thats why so many beyond the "normal crowd" are joining, adding their views, being energised, becoming hopeful again, taking action.... trying to change their worlds

For vids, audios, links to articles about all those who have been out in support of the occupations in Spain, Wall Street, Dublin... see some of the following articles here:

The American Revolution is underway, #occupywallstreet takes it to the belly of the beast
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/100645

Tahrir > Spain > World
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/99859#comment281193

Occupy Dame Street - Oct 8th - Bring tent
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/100658

(FINANCIAL TIMES) America’s indignados, Gideon Rachman
http://blogs.ft.com/the-world/2011/10/americas-indignad...uVwdO

Castells on #wikiacampadas: going slow because they’re going far
http://hughgreen.wordpress.com/2011/05/29/castells-on-w...-far/

I'M AN ACADEMIC AND A DAD - I MUST MAKE A STAND FOR MY KIDS' FUTURE
http://www.herald.ie/lifestyle/im-an-academic-and-a-dad....html

#OccupyDameStreet - Jazz Hands
http://www.boomingback.org/2011/10/occupydamestreet-jaz....html

88% of Irish Americans New Yorkers, IrishCentral readers, said they supported #OccupyDameStreet
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/100658&comment_limit=0&...84630


And lastly, especially for our Tipp couple; @thenext100k (Right-wing revolutionary, Grumpy, opinionated, counter-cultural http://evertb.wordpress.com ) and @mrs_bopp (Wexford born mother of 5 living in Coolbawn, Co. Tipperary + Independant candidate for North Tipp http://www.katebopp.com ) the 2 articles I have requested they read:

From Arab Spring to Spanish Summer: The Protests Continue
http://www.zcommunications.org/from-arab-spring-to-span...price

Occupy Wall Street ends capitalism's alibi
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011...-york

"Serious political thought" @ #OccupyDameStreet: Micheal Albert
"Serious political thought" @ #OccupyDameStreet: Micheal Albert

"Serious political thought" @ #OccupyWallStreet: Noami Klein
"Serious political thought" @ #OccupyWallStreet: Noami Klein

"Serious political thought" @ #OccupyWallStreet: Slavoj Žižek
"Serious political thought" @ #OccupyWallStreet: Slavoj Žižek

"Serious political thought" @ #OccupyWallStreet: Cornell West
"Serious political thought" @ #OccupyWallStreet: Cornell West

"Serious political thought" @ #OccupyWallStreet: Joe Stiglitz
"Serious political thought" @ #OccupyWallStreet: Joe Stiglitz

Caption: Chris Hedges on #OccupyWallStreet (RT news)


Caption: #OccupyDameStreet 8th Oct 2011 (SOUNDMIGRATION)


author by Rational Ecologist.publication date Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:59Report this post to the editors

I warmly commend the people involved and hope to visit in the near future, however, while the analysis on the economics is spot on there is no mention of the environment. Of course Ireland, US, UK are tax havens and international mega capital are pulling the strings. The analysis has to go deeper. No point having an economy if we don't have a biosphere. It would look like the living Hell that is Star Trek, where Nature has become a hologram or projection.

author by Rational Dub.publication date Wed Oct 12, 2011 13:08Report this post to the editors

Bet the place is full of litter after the ecologists thankfully go away and are forgotten about by the rest of us.

author by Evert Bopppublication date Wed Oct 12, 2011 13:23author email contactevert at gmail dot comReport this post to the editors

Your above statement is indicative of why I cannot support the #Occupy movement.
Any differening opinion gets slated & is unacceptable to this movement.
You claim to be "all inclusive" but refuse to accept anyone who does not support your political dogmas.
You claim to represent "the 99%" while you clearly don't.
You refuse to accept that while I dissagree with your means & goals that we still have the same enemy.

Your arguments are well intended but will achieve little. The assumption that a few people in tents are going to make the bankers and politicians aware that there is dissent with their actions is utterly mornonic.
They already know that the majority of people object strongly to their action but they DON'T CARE!

There are other movements for change that have been going on for much longer than the #occupy movement but which have chosen a less public path as they strive for maximum effectiveness and minimum exposure.

If you're really interested in open discussion read article and feel free to respond: http://evertb.wordpress.com/2011/10/09/occupymymind/

author by Evert Bopppublication date Wed Oct 12, 2011 13:30Report this post to the editors

Just a little video to prove me point...

Caption: Embedded video Youtube Video


author by Rational Ecologist.publication date Wed Oct 12, 2011 14:00Report this post to the editors

Ignorance puts a smile on the faces of the Robber Barons and is the lubricant for the business as usual, human as consumer, Nature-loathing culture we live in.
I support any protest that attempts to point the finger at where it should be pointed, however, the analysis has to go much deeper. The liberated worker-as-consumer is as less threatening to the real status quo as is the current situation.
200 Species(estimate) go extinct everyday! One day Homo Sapiens will follow.

author by Dunkpublication date Wed Oct 12, 2011 23:11Report this post to the editors

Rational Ecologist, it needs to be deepened. As a transitioner, I outlined my points on that at this post: Transtioning from OIL DEPENDANCE to local RESILIENCE, through peaceful REVOLUTIONARY action
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/100645#comment284367

Since then, Ive found and posted in support and to build on that argument, as posted above (easy to miss):

A Post Carbon Memo to Occupy Wall Street: We Need A Post-Growth Economy, For Nature & People
http://www.postcarbon.org/blog-post/523782-memo-to-the-...ent-a

Here’s a fact that's hard for most Americans to swallow: economic growth is over. Given the finite nature of our planet and its resources, the recent trend of global economic expansion was destined to end. No stimulus package or slashing of social programs is going to flip the economy back to an expansionary trajectory. We’ve hit the proverbial wall, and this will be the defining reality of our lives from now on.

The growth-seeking political-economic system has failed us. Today that system is dominated by Wall Street.

You courageous people in the #occupy movement are absolutely right in saying the system is broken, greedy, and unfair. But when our discussion turns to replacing the current system, we’ve got to embrace a bigger view of reality than the one held by stock traders and politicians. It's not just our wealth they want to control, it's our vision for what is both possible and necessary. We need a post-growth economy that works both for people (all of them) and for the rest of nature: a localized economy based on renewable resources harvested at nature’s rates of replenishment, not a fossil-fueled global economy driven by the imperative of ever-higher returns on investment.

There will be life after growth — and it can be a better life if our nation’s priority is the quality of life of our people and the integrity of the biosphere, rather than stock prices and corporate profits.


RELATED VID: Richard Heinberg's Peak Everything - Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybRz91eimTg

look forward to your response. Also, please outlined a strategy you feel we should take and a best case scenario youd like to see us get to. What groups you working with, whats your view on the KLIMAFORUM dec.

Regards, Dunk

Caption: Richard Heinberg


author by occupydamestreet.orgpublication date Wed Oct 12, 2011 23:36Report this post to the editors

#OccupyDameStreet is a people’s movement, which stands in solidarity with and is inspired by nearly 1000 sister occupations in the evolving global movement initiated by the people of Iceland, Greece, Spain, and Tunisia. We use tactics of non-violence akin to the scenes of peaceful resistance in Tahrir Square and Wall Street. This is a diverse people’s initiative, unaffiliated with any political parties. We are the 99%. We stand together against political and economic corruption. We stand for equality and social justice. This is a "leaderless resistance movement" with people of many nationalities, backgrounds, genders and political persuasions.

We say to the people of Ireland: if you have ever looked for an opportunity to engage in realistic change, this is the platform. Now is the time when the spirit of the revolt is spreading to other major cities and financial districts around the world. It is the duty of everyone to stand together against the endless greed and corruption on which our financial system is based.

We reject the complete control of the European Central Bank (ECB) in dictating our economic policy. Our demand is that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) stay out of our affairs. We do not want their influence or control. Our demand is that the private bank debt that has been socialised and burdened upon the population of the country who had nothing to do with it be lifted. We will not pay and let our children and their children pay for this crisis that private banks and bondholders have caused. It is their problem, not ours. Our demand is that the oil and gas reserves off our coast that were criminally handed away to private corporations be returned to sovereign control. Our demand is for real, participatory democracy - where the people's interests come first, where the people decide what happens.

We do not claim to have a complete list of solutions. We believe, however, that the process is just beginning. The more participation we can build, the more power our decisions will carry. We invite any person to join us, but we ask that they leave their political party at the door.

http://www.occupydamestreet.org | http://www.facebook.com/OccupyDameStreet | #occupydamestreet

http://www.occupydamestreet.org/?p=21

occupydamestreet.org : YOU ARE US
occupydamestreet.org : YOU ARE US

author by W. Finnertypublication date Thu Oct 13, 2011 05:23Report this post to the editors

As people like former US President Abraham Lincoln very clearly and correctly (in my opinion) realised, it is "government of the people, by the people, for the people" (i.e. genuine democracy) that humanity desperately needs: and NOT "government of the corrupt ruling elites, by the corrupt ruling elites, for the corrupt ruling elites" (i.e. cleverly concealed debt-slavery and tyranny) of the kind which the Republic of Ireland, together with all (or almost all) other nations of the world are at present saddled with: thanks in very large part to the "Global Banking Cartel", and their "Invisible Global Government".

"But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

The above excerpt -- written by Abraham Lincoln, who himself shortly afterwards "gave the last full measure of devotion", thanks to an assassin's bullet in the back of the head -- has come from:
http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln/speeche...g.htm

author by The Mighty Stefpublication date Thu Oct 13, 2011 08:53Report this post to the editors

Its early yet, but by christ, they're hurling mighty: The Mighty Stef @ #occupydamestreet tinyurl.com/6l5wyxm @OccupyDublin #Globalchange

#OccupyDameStreet support TWEET @ http://tinyurl.com/6yo2859

web - http://www.themightystef.com
vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iBjL-JLCkY

Caption: The Mighty Stef/Occupy Dame Street (night 5)


author by Serfpublication date Thu Oct 13, 2011 09:23Report this post to the editors

Some coverage on TV3 midweek program that wasn't too bad (for the MSM!)
A reporter mingled with the camp and interviewed two articulate supporters. Fair play lads! ;-)

http://tv3.ie/3player/show/192/41086/1/MidWeek

The bit in question is 24'30" in on the main clip

you must first endure an advertisement for 30 seconds. After that the main clip appears and you can then click on the bar at the bottom to skip the first item and go directly to the clip that matters
which is around the 24' 30"mark. Enjoy!

(The rest of the show is just some guff about the Amanda Knox case)

author by #15Oreadypublication date Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:09Report this post to the editors

Guardian article on #occupydamestreet:

Occupy Dame Street: Irish bank protesters stage well-mannered sit-in
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/12/occupy-dame...T9038

Campaigners at the central bank in Dublin, who were inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement, are angry but decidedly polite


Occupy Dame Street - Day 4, Public Assembly (vid)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMdDJqcNCkA

Occupy Dame Street: Day Four (mike albert and activist from the occupation kitchen, thanks to dave donnelan)
http://vimeo.com/30405312

Rabble asks: What do passers by think of #occupydamestreet?
http://www.mixcloud.com/rabble/rabble-asks-what-do-pass...reet/

Yesterday rabble hooked one of our contributors up with a dodgy recorder. He spent twenty minutes lurking around the edges of #occupydamestreet, catching vox pops with those passing by. Our very own Paddy Gorman interviewed 17 people. They ranged from the homeless, to students, culchies, old school Dubs, local business people and an Egyptian that was in Tahir square. Have a listen and see how people on the street are reacting to the jazz hands...


And lastly, yet another super installment from UNKIE DAVE, see his many posts on his blog...

#OccupyDameStreet - So You Say You Want a Revolution
http://www.boomingback.org/2011/10/occupydamestreet-so-....html

TV3 interview at http://tv3.ie/3player/show/192/41086/1/MidWeek
Go to 24'30"

#OccupyDameStreet - Day 7 - wishlist
#OccupyDameStreet - Day 7 - wishlist

#OccupyDameStreet - October 15 callout for mass action to sort the shite
#OccupyDameStreet - October 15 callout for mass action to sort the shite

#OccupyDameStreet - Day 6 general assembly
#OccupyDameStreet - Day 6 general assembly

#OccupyDameStreet - Every Day - livestreams to the world
#OccupyDameStreet - Every Day - livestreams to the world

#OccupyDameStreet - Day 5 - Lads message to Ireland; leave your apathy and cynicism behind
#OccupyDameStreet - Day 5 - Lads message to Ireland; leave your apathy and cynicism behind


Caption: Occupy Dame Street: Day Four

author by #15Oreadypublication date Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:47Report this post to the editors

More posts and commentry about #occupydamestreet:

#occupydamestreet 10.11.2011 evening assembly video report
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/100706


Getting ready for tomorrows international day of action...

Ireland:

Global day of action 15th October
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/100676

DEMONSTRATE Sat Oct 15 - #Occupyimf March on the IMF delegation!
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/100707

Cork
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-CORK/280649958620967
14.00 @Bishop Lucy Park - Marching on to South Mall
+ We are having a public meeting on Friday at 7pm, in solidarity books (on Douglas street in Cork), in order to discuss this and organise stuff.

Galway
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Galway-OccupyGalwa...49700
#OccupyGalway begins on Eyre Square at 12:00 P.M. on Saturday 15th October.

Derry
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003033164247

Belfast
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Belfast/1837215450...37864
TWITTER #occupybelfast : http://tinyurl.com/3l7ea6q

Limerick
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Limerick/124724250...65546


15 October - United for Global Change vid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y3X2VFruLM

2011 international road to dignity image:

Moving towards a peaceful ‘war of manoeuvre’ in a global class warfare
http://blog.p2pfoundation.net/moving-towards-a-peaceful...10/06

Oct 15 Dublin - 2pm Garden of Rememberence > Occupy Dame Street
Oct 15 Dublin - 2pm Garden of Rememberence > Occupy Dame Street

We are the 99% - Occupy Dame St
We are the 99% - Occupy Dame St

Oct 15 Cork - 14.00 @Bishop Lucy Park - Marching on to South Mall
Oct 15 Cork - 14.00 @Bishop Lucy Park - Marching on to South Mall

To Exit from Economic Disaster.... HIT THE STREET Oct 15th
To Exit from Economic Disaster.... HIT THE STREET Oct 15th

2011 international road to dignity image: all building up toward tomorrow
2011 international road to dignity image: all building up toward tomorrow

Caption: Occupy Dame Street - Day 4, Public Assembly


Caption: Occupy Dame Street - Trad session - Early Day Five


author by rabble - rabblepublication date Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:32author email info at Rabble dot ieReport this post to the editors

Yesterday, rabble hooked up one of our contributors with a dodgy recorder. He spent twenty minutes lurking around the edges of #occupydamestreet, catching vox pops with those passing by. In total our very own Paddy Gorman interviewed around 17 people. They ranged from the homeless, to students, culchies, old school Dubs, local business people and an Egyptian that was in Tahir square. Have a listen and see how people on the street are reacting to the jazz hands...

Listen at: http://www.mixcloud.com/rabble/rabble-asks-what-do-pass...reet/

Related Link: http://www.mixcloud.com/rabble/rabble-asks-what-do-pass...reet/
author by Times readerpublication date Sat Oct 15, 2011 09:22Report this post to the editors

'Occupy' camps force debate on finance system
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/opinion/2011/1015/1....html
by PATRICK SMYTH

WORLDVIEW: WHEN RADICAL sociologist Naomi Klein addressed the Occupy Wall Street camp in Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan last week, she echoed in a rhetorical question what many have asked of Ireland’s passivity in the face of the recent economic crisis. The baffled TV pundits ask why they are protesting, she said. “Meanwhile, the rest of the world asks: ‘What took you so long?’"

In Dame Street a suggestion that the group should incorporate an anti-capitalist message in its brief manifesto was rejected: for some that is part of the analysis, for others a step too far. If it is to emerge as part of the programme it will be slowly, through the laborious process of building unanimity.

And the Dame Street group’s insistence that those who join must leave their political party behind will also frustrate those on the traditional left who would like to associate with them.

“Sometimes the most courageous story is the one that says: I haven’t seen this before. I’m not sure what it means. I don’t have a clue where it is going.”

“There’s something happening here,” Krugman writes. “What it is ain’t exactly clear, but we may, at long last, be seeing the rise of a popular movement that, unlike the Tea Party, is angry at the right people.”


An Irishman's Diary
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/opinion/2011/1015/1....html
FRANK MCNALLY

I STOPPED BY the Occupy Dame Street protest on the way home the other night and what struck me most was how extraordinarily nice the whole thing is. It’s so polite and well-behaved that it could almost be some new kind of civic amenity laid on by City Hall

Maybe these young protesters have concluded that, since being rude doesn’t seem to work, politeness can be more subversive. They might be right. Marvelling at the propriety of their campaign the other night, for example, I found myself looking at the building behind them in a new and harsher light.

I suspect apathy and inertia might still prevent people taking to the streets in large numbers. The national default, however bad things are, is to shrug and carry on, hoping things get better (while expecting them to get even worse). If action is required, we can always emigrate.


Meanwhile from #OccupyDameStreet to ‎#OccupyNAMA...

Squatter sets up home in NAMA ghost estate
http://www.examiner.ie/ireland/squatter-sets-up-home-in....html

A MAN who is squatting in a vacant NAMA property says he is delighted with his new home and will not leave without a fight.

Separated father of seven William Tuohy, 46, moved into 67 Church Hill, Tullamore, four months ago and has made the house his own — even paying the ESB to come and connect him to mains electricity.

Mr Tuohy said he plans to stay.

"I will now put up a battle to come out of here, I just want a place of my own, somewhere to bring my kids at the end of the week, with no headaches. I can’t understand why somebody like the council can’t take over these properties and rent them out to people. It’s a shame. There are so many people on the housing list. Look at the amount of houses in this estate and they’re being destroyed. It doesn’t make sense, does it?" he asked.


author by Times reader (after reading a bit more)publication date Sat Oct 15, 2011 09:46Report this post to the editors

Jayzis, havent seen this much Anit-Capitalist talk in the Times in a long long time, maybe the times are indeed a-changin'

Irish activists hope for swelling of ranks
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2011/1015/122....html

CHEERY ANTI-CAPITALIST protesters camped outside the Central Bank in Dublin will be hoping their numbers swell this weekend, buoyed as they are by poster quotes from George Orwell and Jack Kerouac, entreaties to the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund to “get out of Ireland”, and the encircled “A” of the global anarchist movement, all vying for position.

“It’s time for us to unite; it’s time for them to listen; people of the world, rise up!” proclaims the website United for #GlobalChange. “We are not goods in the hands of politicians and bankers who do not represent us . . . We will peacefully demonstrate, talk and organise until we make it happen.”


Guerrilla journalism finds newsprint still occupies a central role
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2011/1015/122....html

In the lead piece, Gupta writes, “For over two weeks, in the great cathedral of capitalism, the dispossessed have liberated territory from the financial overlords and their police army.” Gupta noted that an artist who had done a stipple drawing for the real Wall Street Journal had contributed an illustration.

Jeremi Suri, a professor of history and public policy at the University of Texas at Austin, said newspapers would continue to play a durable role in social movements. “In a newspaper is an element of analysis that you don’t get in a sign or a pamphlet,” he said. “In both the ’20s and ’30s, and during the protests of the ’60s, underground newspapers played an important role in bringing people together to create something in common.”

author by opus diablos - the regressive hypocrite partypublication date Sat Oct 15, 2011 16:23Report this post to the editors

..the term is 'hedging one's bets'.

They learned it in hedge school, when they were pumping the property pages and pocketing profitably with one hand, and posturing liberal concern with the other.
Just as the moniker 'Irish' masks their Tory/Unionist core.

Classic PD Janus-faced stance.
You can be sure they had their well heeled salaries stashed in the same hedge-funds to balance their portfolios with insurance for the predictable inevitable as they milked it to the peak, and drained it to the dreg.

But as you say, could indicate the way they are sniffing the breezes of change.

author by W. Finnertypublication date Sun Oct 16, 2011 19:07Report this post to the editors

"The Government should create, issue, and circulate all the currency and credits needed to satisfy the spending power of the Government and the buying power of consumers. By the adoption of these principles, the taxpayers will be saved immense sums of interest. Money will cease to be master and become the servant of humanity." (Former United States President Abraham Lincoln)

There is a very big problem though, in that any politician who tries to put this very simple and socially benign approach into practice, is very likely -- it would seem -- to end up "getting the bullet" (literally!!): as did Abraham Lincoln.

When former President John F. Kennedy tried to do the same kind of thing, 100 years or so after Abraham Lincoln, he also ended up with fatal bullet wounds to his head.

The above worry aside, there is no good reason whatsoever why any government (including the Republic of Ireland) should not produce its own debt free and interest free currency: for its own responsible purposes.

Related links:

"The bank hath benefit of interest on all moneys which it creates out of nothing" (hence the bullets?):
http://www.humanrightsireland.com/CelticParty/10August2...l.htm

"Bailout by IMF (Republic of Ireland)":
http://www.humanrightsireland.com/CelticParty/29January...l.htm

author by Image Maker - The 99%publication date Sun Oct 16, 2011 22:58Report this post to the editors

I support #OccupyDameStreet - post this on your Facebook wall. Make it your Facebook profile image. Let's keep getting the message out there.

I support #OccupyDameStreet
I support #OccupyDameStreet

Related Link: http://contact.ie/blog/contactie-supports-occupy-dame-s...treet
author by #OccupyGalwaypublication date Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:21Report this post to the editors

‘Occupy’ protest movement spreads from #OccupyDameStreet to distant corners of Ireland...

Galway

International ‘occupy’ protest movement spreads to Galway
http://www.galwaynews.ie/22157-international-%E2%80%98o...alway

The latest group to join in the international protest which began on Wall Street in the heart of America’s financial district battled gale-force winds and torrential rain in flimsy tents on Eyre Square since they set up camp on Saturday. 

 At one stage at the height of the 60km-per-hour winds it looked like the protest would be called off after the main shelter – a gazebo – was blown down on Monday morning.  

The group retired for what was labelled an urgent meeting in Richardson’s pub but at the time of going to press the group, which is living in about six tents, continued to tweet and post messages on Facebook...

Occupy Galway #OccupyGalway http://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Galway-OccupyGalwa...49700

Discussion on the The Galway Advertiser facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/GalwayAdvertiser/posts/10150361...HOTOS

Some pics from Occupy Galway by Mike Shaughnessy.http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150362805771...ype=1

They also got donations of books on the disaster that is the Irish financial crisis from vinnie of charlie byrnes bookstore...

A LIST OF ALL THE ITEMS THE CAMPERS NEED: Pallets Tarp Sand bags Cardboard Sleeping Mats Yard Brush First Aid Kit Cable Ties Plastic Cups, Plates, Spoons Tables Generator Barrel Stationary Gas Bottles Towels Dry clothes

#OccupyGalway: battling gale-force winds and torrential rain in flimsy tents on Eyre Square
#OccupyGalway: battling gale-force winds and torrential rain in flimsy tents on Eyre Square

#OccupyGalway: tough and determined
#OccupyGalway: tough and determined

#OccupyGalway: we are the 99%
#OccupyGalway: we are the 99%

#OccupyGalway: donations of books on the disaster that is the Irish financial crisis from vinnie of charlie byrnes bookstore
#OccupyGalway: donations of books on the disaster that is the Irish financial crisis from vinnie of charlie byrnes bookstore

#OccupyGalway: no support or sympathy from the Galway Advertiser
#OccupyGalway: no support or sympathy from the Galway Advertiser

author by Rational Ecologist.publication date Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:35Report this post to the editors

Good on ye, however, the choice of books doesn't fill me with optimism. We don't need a more decent form of Capitalism, we need and end to exploitation of humans and the natural world. The analysis must go much, much deeper. The no-growth, nature-healing future is the only alternative. I applaud anyone who gets off their ass and does something, however, we must be certain what is the vision for the future. Even a more benign version of our culture will kill the planet, albeit a bit slower.

author by #OccupyCorkpublication date Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:52Report this post to the editors

Day four and we're ready for more. We got a good mention from Neil Prenderville on 96fm and we maybe live on air again this morning.

Occupy Cork Protest on South Mall
http://cork.studenty.me/2011/10/16/occupy-cork-protest-...mall/

Occupy Cork protesters are this weekend copying their counterparts on Wall Street, Times Square and capitals around the world by setting up a protest camp at the war memorial at the bottom of South Mall. The Occupy Wall Street protests are evidence of anger amongst some sections of American society at their government’s inability to deal with the recession and the perception of strong links between the White House and corporate America. Eighty cities across America, European capitals and now Dublin, Cork and Galway have all witnessed a range of protests from riots to peaceful occupation of prominent public areas.According to Occupy Cork, on Saturday about 1,000 protesters met at Bishop Lucey Park before marching to South Mall where Cork’s banks are concentrated. By Sunday lunchtime, roughly twenty protesters remained camped around the war memorial.

Photos: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.28798082455454...ype=1

email them at  occupycork@gmail.com

OCCUPY CORK CAMP ESTABLISHED IN CITY CENTRE PARK (C103 News)
http://www.c103.ie/news/news-item.aspx?arti_guid=71c457...61efe

A new movement, calling itself 'Occupy Cork' has taken up residence at a makeshift campsite in Cork City centre and says the site is open to anyone who feels let down by the political and financial establishment. The group has set up a small 'tented village' in the Peace Park on the corner of the South Mall and the Grand Parade, and describes itself as peaceful, entirely independent and with no hidden agendas.Organiser, Liam Mullaney, says they will hold two public meetings a day which are open to all, and in which anyone can participate.Liam Mullaney says the camp is entirely peaceful, and will not engage in the kind of violence that broke out in Rome, over the weekend.The 'Occupy Cork' organisers say they will also teach people to set up and run their own campsites in other areas.

Repeated at: PROTESTORS TAKE UP RESIDENCE ON SOUTH MALL IN CORK.(96FM News)
http://www.96fm.ie/news/news-item.aspx?arti_guid=5744d6...03c2d

On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/occupycork

On Thursday, Conor McCabe, author of Sins of the Father, will give two talks at the Occupy Cork site.

TUE 18/10/11 OCCUPY CORK EVENTS
- 1PM PUBLIC ASSEMBLY
- 2PM HISTORICAL WALKING TOUR OF CORK
- 5PM NUTRITION TALK 6PM PUBLIC ASSEMBLY
- 7PM TALK ON TAXATION BY UCC LECTURER KIEREN KEOHANE
- 9PM TALK ON THE ANTI-HOUSEHOLD TAX CAMPAIGN

A talk given at Occupy Cork on Sunday 16th of October by Cathal Larkin of the Workers Solidarity Movement.
https://docs.google.com/a/travel-bound.co.uk/document/d...en_GB

The Financial Crisis and Capitalism:

Hello everybody and welcome to this talk called The Financial Crisis and Capitalism.We all know that greedy, corrupt bankers caused the financial crisis, right? Wrong. This is a bad explanation. Of course, there are greedy, corrupt bankers; but there is a lot more to the crisis than that.I always find it funny how people who think capitalism is a fine economic system talk about greedy bankers causing the crisis. Strange because greed is supposed to be the driving force of capitalism. By each individual selfishly pursuing wealth, we get the best end result for everyone – that's the theory. And it's supposed to concur with our selfish human nature....

brief mention on CNN at http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-689947?ref=feeds%2Flatest

Occupy Cork LIVESTREAM at http://www.livestream.com/occupycork

#OccupyCork - Go On De Rebels
#OccupyCork - Go On De Rebels

#OccupyCork: @1000 take to the streets of the PEOPLES REPUBLIC
#OccupyCork: @1000 take to the streets of the PEOPLES REPUBLIC

#OccupyCork: tent city put up at the war memorial at the bottom of South Mall
#OccupyCork: tent city put up at the war memorial at the bottom of South Mall

#OccupyCork: General Assembly dealing with whatever issues arose from those present
#OccupyCork: General Assembly dealing with whatever issues arose from those present

#OccupyCork: night time at the war memorial at the bottom of South Mall
#OccupyCork: night time at the war memorial at the bottom of South Mall

author by Helena Sheehanpublication date Tue Oct 18, 2011 13:29Report this post to the editors

Here's the text of Helena Sheehan`s speech last Saturday at Occupy Dame Street.
http://www.irishleftreview.org/2011/10/16/occupy-dublin...olen/

Occupy Dublin: Take back the world they have stolen from us

When you have lived a long life, you will find that the years blur together, but some years stand out. 2011 will be a stand out year.

For some of us active on the left for many years, we have been asking what would it take for people to rise up. There has been every reason to rise up. Every form of exploitation has flourished.

Redistribution from below to above has intensified beyond anything ever imagined. Transferring private debts into public ones as been an absolutely stunning move. Financial capital has attacked, not only the lives and livelihood of the working people of the world, but even industrial capital. Industrial capital at least produces something. Hedge funds, short selling and such financial instruments produce nothing and take everything. They are parasitic upon the only real sources of wealth: natural resources and human labour. They contribute nothing.

How could people just take this? How could they allow the 1% to rob and rule the 99%? Why has such stepped-up class struggle from above not been met by class struggle from below?


2011 has been the year when vast numbers came out and said no. They have come out, we have come out, to take back the world they have stolen from us. From Tunisia to Egypt to Spain to Chile to the USA and many places in between. Now here. Iceland and Greece, of course, were already out in front, shaming us. But not now. We are on the streets and squares of almost 1000 cities in 82 counties on 6 continents today. There is something happening here. Most of these are new people, people new to protest, although the old ones, waiting and working for this to happen, are part of it too.

*** Related vid: Occupy Dame Street & Real Democracy Now march and people's assembly
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vopI4ERCvck

Helena Sheehan @ Occupy Dublin: Take back the world they have stolen from us
Helena Sheehan @ Occupy Dublin: Take back the world they have stolen from us

Caption: Helena Sheehan @ Occupy Dublin: Take back the world they have stolen from us


author by Rational Ecologist.publication date Tue Oct 18, 2011 13:51Report this post to the editors

I am looking for answers to the above question. I am all for the leftist critique and we've always known that the strings are pulled by a few to the disadvantage of the many. What is not clear is what does the possible future look like? I really want to get more involved, however, from what I am seeing thus far, the analysis does not go far enough. Can someone outline the picture of the future you want to bring in to existence? I fear that it will be one of greater redistribution of wealth, which is welcome, but could be ecologically no better or even worse than what we have. I really want to be part of this so please see my questions in the postive way they are meant. Thanks and stay warm and dry!

author by Rational Ecologist.publication date Tue Oct 18, 2011 13:54Report this post to the editors

No-one stole the world from us. It's not theirs and never was ours. We live on it and have a relationship to/with it but do not own or possess it. That is the language of Capitalism and worries me. I don't mean to be a pedant(can't help it). Thanks again

author by Dunkpublication date Tue Oct 18, 2011 14:03Report this post to the editors

rational ecologist, for the 2nd time, a personal response was given to you at http://www.indymedia.ie/article/100658&comment_limit=0&...84651 please view that and respond... thanks

author by Rational Ecologist.publication date Tue Oct 18, 2011 14:09Report this post to the editors

Must be impending old age. I did see that and am very happy to see it. I would like to see the ecological message as part of the main message. Thanks for pointing that out. I will be supporting this movement in any way I can. Thanks again for that.

author by norrowaypublication date Thu Oct 20, 2011 22:50Report this post to the editors

The article above wrongly cites America and 'Occupy Wall Street' as the start of the current movement -

'current movement initiated by Occupy Wall Street (occupywallst.org)'.

It wasn't OWS - it was the Indignados (or May 15th) movement in the Placa del Sol in Madrid, quickly followed at Placa Catalunya in Barcelona, that kick-started it. Then a host of other Spanish cities and sites throughout Europe, in solidarity with the Spanish indignados. The start was May 15th.

Occupy Wall Street is a spreading of that same protest (which itself was obviously encouraged by the Arab uprisings in Spring) and the protests in Dublin etc. are a further spreading.

http://blogs.ft.com/the-world/2011/10/americas-indignad...uVwdO
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/12/madrid-demo...=SRCH


author by fpublication date Fri Oct 21, 2011 09:40Report this post to the editors

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/oct/20/occ...enery

and

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/oct/20/occ...anity

Well worth reading.

If the Occupy Dame Street is to achieve anything beyond any other brief, "horizontal" network that disappears after a couple of months (cf. Real Democracy Now, 1% Network, Social Solidarity Network, and so on), it needs to come up with a plan - and maybe one (small) objective to work towards.

Capitalism does well because it is terrifyingly organised. But I dont think I ever saw anything approaching what you could call Project Management amongst left groups in Ireland. No timespan of activity, no arc of actions, no delegation of tasks (again this could be related to the tyranny of structurelessness, where leaders do actually exist, but are unwilling to acknowledge it themselves for ideological reasons), no definitive 'end' or 'result' (good or bad) declared at the end of a project, just drift...

I think Occupy Dame Street is a good thing - its opening up a space for debate and discussion.
But it will grow stale, quick. Especially when the clocks go back and the rain kicks in, hard.

author by Martin McGuinness + Billy Braggpublication date Fri Oct 21, 2011 13:40Report this post to the editors

Martin McGuinness : I do support the Occupy Dame Street group and I actually met with some of their members on Monday morning. If you look in my pghoto album " The Campaign Trail" you will see a photo of me meeting them. I also met some members of the Cork group at UCC"

(not sure about the photo, is it in fact with the #occupycork lads, road looks bit smaller, maybe someone can clarify)

The quote was given on his FB page at http://www.facebook.com/Martin4President/posts/23746497...12240


#OccupyDameStreet March + Billy Bragg secret solidarity gig
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/100761

Billy bragg will be marching with Occupy dame street from garden of remembrance at 2pm saturday. After he'll be perform at a secret location, come to the march to find out!! Or for those that cant make it, watch online via the livestream at http://www.livestream.com/OccupyDameStreet Billy was on newstalk radio today and mentioned his support for occupy dame street.... :-)

**** Other press about OCCUPY DAME STREET:

Great Daily Kos: Occupy-Dame-Street-Dublin,-Ireland- A-Photo-More-Diary-Please-Check-it-Out
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/10/13/1025915/-Occup...t-Out


Martin McGuinness : I do support the Occupy Dame Street group and I actually met with some of their members on Monday morning.
Martin McGuinness : I do support the Occupy Dame Street group and I actually met with some of their members on Monday morning.

#OccupyDameStreet March + Billy Bragg secret solidarity gig
#OccupyDameStreet March + Billy Bragg secret solidarity gig

author by Billy Bragg fanpublication date Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:08Report this post to the editors

Dear occupy Dublin, you are beautiful. Never doubt that what you are doing is important and relevant and makes a great difference. You give us a chance to see how the world can be if we only want it enough. We are the future and we refuse to pay for theirs any longer...

dlúthpháirtíochta (solidarity as gaeilge)

BILLY bragg reading out a message of solidarity from the OCCUPY LONDON, written by writer and activist Laurie Penny.

He sang the following tunes,

1 - Which side are you on
2 - There is power in a union
3 - The Internationale

Occupy Dame Street ft BillyBragg : Intro + Which side are you on (with a little early tek sound problem)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urmxj4Ee-WM

Occupy Dame Street: Billy Bragg singing 'There is power in a union' 22nd October 2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQzfmwJw-fQ

Occupy Dame Street introducing Billy Bragg- The Internationale
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AL8_ElpStg


Wider reports of his free secret solidarity gig:

A Selection of Videos from Saturday’s #OccupyDameStreet March (Irish left review)
http://www.irishleftreview.org/2011/10/24/selection-vid...arch/

OccupyDameStreet March 22 October 2011 (indymedia ireland)
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/100795

Billy Bragg at Occupy Dame Street
http://dublinopinion.com/2011/10/23/billy-bragg-occupy-...reet/

Laurie Penny article on Z-NET: Occupying Wall Street
http://www.zcommunications.org/occupying-wall-street-by...penny
+ original with plenty comments: http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/laurie-penny/2011/10/...ridge

Billy Bragg free secret solidarity gig at Occupy Dame Street, Saturday 22nd October 2011
Billy Bragg free secret solidarity gig at Occupy Dame Street, Saturday 22nd October 2011

Caption: Billy Bragg singing


Caption: Billy Bragg singing


author by #OccupyDameStreet and Real Democracy Now!publication date Fri Oct 28, 2011 20:23Report this post to the editors

Stop The Billion Dollar Heist: #OccupyDameStreet and Real Democracy Now! March
Indymedia event notice: http://www.indymedia.ie/article/100819
facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=281129408576284

Thousands of people marched supporting #OccupyDameStreet and Real Democracy Now! Ireland from the Garden of Remembrance to the site of the ongoing occupation at the Central Bank plaza on Dame street on Saturday 22nd of October. We will again gather at 2pm at the Garden of Remembrance on 29th of October and march to the site of the Dame Street occupation.

Stop The Billion Dollar Heist:

On November 2nd 2011, next Wednesday, a $1,000,000,000 bond comes due at Anglo Irish Bank. This bond is unsecured, unguaranteed, a bond we have absolutely no obligation to pay.
http://thechatteringmagpie14.blogspot.com/2011/10/billi....html

We call on supporters of #OccupyDameStreet to spread the word about this widely. The media will not do it for us. Let’s become our own media and grow this movement. We are the 99%. We have the power. We need to exercise it.

– No drink, no drugs, no party political banners or flags and no violence – will also apply to this demonstration.

Another little vid from last week: crowd dancing to "The Rocky Road to Dublin"

Stop The Billion Dollar Heist: #OccupyDameStreet and Real Democracy Now! March
Stop The Billion Dollar Heist: #OccupyDameStreet and Real Democracy Now! March


Caption: Last Saturdays crowd dancing to "The Rocky Road to Dublin"

author by opus diablos - the regressive hypocrite partypublication date Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:56Report this post to the editors



Haircut?
Scalp the Trillionaires.
Ger O'Nimo.

author by #occupyirelandpublication date Tue Nov 01, 2011 22:30Report this post to the editors

#occupyireland now has 5 #occupy sites:

#OccupyDameStreet (Dublin)
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/100658

#OccupyCork
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/100751

#OccupyGalway
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/100770

#OccupyBelfast
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/100808

#OccupyWaterford
http://tinyurl.com/6zk72wa

***

And a few n the "mulling stage"

#OccupyLimerick
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Limerick/124724250...65546

#OccupyLetterkenny

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Letterkenny/304068...09753

#Occupy-Clare
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Clare/122672794503162

#occupyireland now has 5 #occupy sites
#occupyireland now has 5 #occupy sites

author by #OccupyDameStreet : howpublication date Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:49Report this post to the editors


Messages from ODS campers on the FB page:

The Occupation is at a critical moment. DUBLIN needs to step up to the plate. We need serious people to do security. We need canvas tents. we need car batteries and adopters so we can run laptops. We have space for more campers. Saturday is a consolidate and grow day. Work 9 to 3. Then Party 3 to 6. Then talk about the future. This occupation needs YOU!

#occupydamestreet Out with the messiness in with the peeps who can pull this place back together. No point arguing about intellectual political issues if there is not a solid occupation. Saturday 9 to 3 is a work day barnraising session. No more festival tents. We need batteries with stuff to run laptops : canvas tents : people to take on security shifts at night. Bring your own work crew. Lets what needs to be done. If rossport can keep it going then Dublin certainly can. please spread widely

Occupy Dame Street - Birthday Celebration - 4 Weeks

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=195808560495552

Come join us on Saturday the 5th of November #occupydamestreet will hold a Barn Raiser and 'Birthday Party' to celebrate and build on four weeks of continuous occupation of the Central Bank Plaza.

To mark the occasion #occupydamestreet will call together all of those who have participated in the occupation to date.

A 'Barn Raising' will take place from 9am onward where the infrastructure of the camp will be solidified and developed. The birthday party involving, a large group of artists exhibiting, music, an open mic for entertainers, kazoos, reunions and a big cake will take place between 2.30 and 5.30pm.

After the party #occupydamestreet will hold, as is usual at the site of the occupation, a general assembly at 6pm. The assembly will focus on reflecting on the past and future of the occupation.

Lets

The Freedom Project at Occupy Dame Street


http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Freedom-Project-at-Oc...=info

A little art project in a big city

What does FREEDOM mean to you? Lets think long term. Lets think towards the world we would like to see exist. Down here at Occupy Dame Street we are looking to get people involved in many different ways. We are hoping to brighten up the place and also to see the people of Ireland (and everywhere else!) getting inspired and creative! We would like to see lots of thought-provoking and inspiring artwork hanging around the big grey bank.

To get involved in the project, please create a painting or picture of what freedom means to you or your idea/interpretation of freedom. The paintings can be on wood (mdf wood is good, you can buy it for less than €10 in woodies or bnq and get it cut to whatever size you want) or canvas panels, any size, any medium (pen/marker/paint/grafitti/mosaic/collage/mixed media).. whatever makes you happy. Please varnish them back and front with varnish from a hardware store as they will be hanging outdoors. (we haven't had time to build an art gallery yet :) write your name on them too, if you like.

You can drop them to the camp in person, or post them to occupy dame street, central bank plaza, dublin city, ireland. please suggest this to all your friends, even people in other countries, as it is a good way to let people have an input and support us, even from far away. Don't feel like you have to be a wonderful artist to take part, everyones input is welcome and valid...including children (we would love to see some childrens art included in the project)! We also hope to have some creative days at the camp where people can come down, get together and create some artwork onsite. In this respect, donations of mdf wood, canvas panels and paint will be very welcome. Lets create a better future together, starting by sharing our dreams of FREEDOM ♥


Occupy Dame Street: Day Twenty-One

Another great vid from Dave Donnelon at http://vimeo.com/31301133 was posted on imc-ie and generated much discussion, debate, infighting between different groups of the left, about the SWP and whether they respect the "non-political part" call by OCCUPY and how they fit into it and work with the different people who have been mucking in and making this thing happen from the start, the thread is now closed, but captures much of the delicate nature of building a movement...

Occupy Dame Street: DayTwenty One (the scrap thread)

http://www.indymedia.ie/article/100821

**** Earlier in the occupation there was more cracking music:

Occupy Dame Street: Day Eighteen

Michael Franti live and uncut on Occupy Dame Street.

Franti brought 15 minutes of pure sunshine to Dame Street after the wettest day on camp so far.
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/100801

vid at http://vimeo.com/31126499

Occupy Dame Street: Day Thirteen

http://vimeo.com/30911788

It's the evening of Thursday of the second week and Jinx Lennon drops by ...


Occupy Dame Street - Birthday Celebration - 4 Weeks... COME AND PARTY....
Occupy Dame Street - Birthday Celebration - 4 Weeks... COME AND PARTY....

The Freedom Project @ #occupydamestreet
The Freedom Project @ #occupydamestreet

Jinx Lennon @ #occupydamestreet - gig by megaphone
Jinx Lennon @ #occupydamestreet - gig by megaphone

Jinx Lennon @ #occupydamestreet - gig by megaphone, guitar too
Jinx Lennon @ #occupydamestreet - gig by megaphone, guitar too

Michael Franti@ #occupydamestreet : 15 minutes of pure sunshine to Dame Street after the wettest day on camp so far.
Michael Franti@ #occupydamestreet : 15 minutes of pure sunshine to Dame Street after the wettest day on camp so far.


Caption: Occupy Dame Street: DayTwenty One (the scrap)


Caption: Michael Franti live and uncut on Occupy Dame Street.

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'Occupy Dame St' protest camp dismantled by gardaí

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2012/0308/....html

The "Occupy Dame Street" protest camp site outside the Central Bank in Dublin has been dismantled by gardaí.

The encampment was established last October as part of the global anti-capitalist "Occupy" movement.

Gardaí moved in on the camp at 3.30am and dismantled and removed a number of structures and tents on the site as protesters were held back.

As many as 100 gardaí were involved in the operation, and Dame Street was cordoned off from Trinity College to George's Street. The area was cleared and then cleaned by council workers.

The move comes following recent calls on the protesters to leave the Central Bank plaza ahead of the St Patrick's Day parade.

A protest is planned at the site for later today.

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