Upcoming Events

National | Anti-Capitalism

no events match your query!

User Preferences

  • Language - en | ga
  • text size >>
  • make this your indymedia front page make this your indymedia front page

Blog Feeds

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2016/09/30 ? Open Thread Fri Sep 30, 2016 08:30 | Herb Swanson
2016/09/30 07:30:01Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of

offsite link The war against Syria: both sides go to ?plan B? Fri Sep 30, 2016 05:30 | The Saker
This article was written for the Unz Review: http://www.unz.com/tsaker/the-war-aga... In view of the total failure the US policy to regime-change Syria and overthrow Assad, the time has now come for

offsite link The Debate ? Winning by Losing Thu Sep 29, 2016 15:43 | Saker-Admin
The presidential debate has generated a lot of comments here on thesaker.is. The moderators have read many different views. The moderators all found this comment by  TooLegit2Quit well worth reading, it

offsite link Syrian War Report ? September 29, 2016: US Deploys Troops near Aleppo City Thu Sep 29, 2016 14:17 | The Saker
https://southfront.org/syrian-war-rep...

offsite link A beautiful situation in Syria or how to build a mousetrap, by Cat Motya Thu Sep 29, 2016 04:11 | Scott
A beautiful situation in Syria or how to build a mousetrap,  by Cat Motya The US, Russia and SYRIA SitRep by Cat Motya, September 27, 2016 Russia, US and Syria

The Saker >>

Human Rights in Ireland
www.humanrights.ie

offsite link Benefit Sanctions and Coercion Within the Irish Welfare System Thu Sep 22, 2016 13:38 | Cliodhna Murphy

offsite link The rights of the unborn: a troubling decision from the High Court? Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:42 | Máiréad Enright

offsite link Progress Report on the Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments Project. Mon Jul 11, 2016 13:40 | admin

offsite link The UN and the Eighth Amendment Thu Jun 23, 2016 09:46 | admin

offsite link Call for Papers: State Accountability for Vulnerability Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:29 | admin

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Cedar Lounge
For lefties too stubborn to quit

offsite link Crisis? What Crisis? Well? perhaps a hard border crisis. 12:23 Fri Sep 30, 2016 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link CONFERENCE: IRELAND & THE SPANISH REPUBLIC 11:40 Fri Sep 30, 2016 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link A former Minister writes about the SBP poll. 11:05 Fri Sep 30, 2016 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Fine Gael Spelling 07:04 Fri Sep 30, 2016 | irishelectionliterature

offsite link October edition of An Phoblacht 15:20 Thu Sep 29, 2016 | WorldbyStorm

Cedar Lounge >>

Dublin Opinion
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting

offsite link Notes for a Book on Money and the Irish State - The Marshall Aid Program 15:10 Sat Apr 02, 2016

offsite link The Financial Crisis:What Have We Learnt? 19:58 Sat Aug 29, 2015

offsite link Money in 35,000 Words or Less 21:34 Sat Aug 22, 2015

offsite link THE WRATH OF KANE: BANKING CRISES AND POLITICAL POWER 09:32 Fri Jan 30, 2015

offsite link ALWAYS THE ARTISTS: WEEK THREE OF THE BANK INQUIRY 23:11 Thu Jan 22, 2015

Dublin Opinion >>

RNU Call on Sinn Fein to withdraw from Stormont

category national | anti-capitalism | press release author Thursday March 29, 2012 15:29author by RNU pro - Republican Network for Unity Report this post to the editors

We say, it would be better for the Stormont executive to fall rather than Thatcherite policy appearing to have the consent of Irish republicans.

610x.jpg

The working class are coming under massive attack at the hands of both Westminster and The Stormont Executive.
From the Welfare Reform Bill to the most recent Stormont budget, Sinn Feín despite putting up symbolic opposition are in fact conceding to savage austerity cuts by maintaining their presence in the Stormont executive.
As revolutionary republicans RNU cannot remain silent as Sinn Feín, the party which claims the legacy of James Connolly provide legitimacy to a process which threatens the welfare, security and indeed the lives of thousands of working class people across the north.
£4 Billion is to be cut from public services, thanks to a budget which Sinn Fein MLAs directly voted for and will implement.
The Welfare Reform Bill which will throw thousands of already vulnerable families into appalling poverty and force many out of their homes, raised from Sinn Feín only a promise to try and ‘offset its effects’ though job creation and training schemes. This is a hollow response in the face of such a crisis and fails to address the injustice of austerity cuts.
Sinn Fein claim to be revolutionaries, still they are content to be the window dressing on a government which practices brutal financial cuts on Irish communities, Protestant and Catholic alike.
We say, it would be better for the Stormont executive to fall rather than Thatcherite policy appearing to have the consent of Irish republicans.
Sinn Feín should pull back from the brink now, withdraw their presence and subsequent support from these measures. They should return to the drawing board with the rest of Irish republicanism and put Socialism back on the agenda.

author by independent republican (prisoner supporter cork)publication date Thu Mar 29, 2012 17:03Report this post to the editors

I am surprised by this to be honest. As an organisation that is attempting to build a republican alternative, a revolutionary one , a socialist one i think you should just forget about Sinn Fein.

focus on attracting the irish youth that havent already emigrated to revolutionary- anti establishment- republicanism and forget about former comrades who remain within sinn fein. time to move on.

sinn fein are pretending to be against cuts in 26 counties and implementing them in the occupied 6 counties. they are reformists. holding out hope that some within in sinn fein might eventually see the light is looking backwards not forwards.

sinn fein wouldnt even call publiclly for a boycott for the anti household tax until last minute untill they saw the ground they could lose in electoralist terms. they are careerists,oppurtunists and not even remotely republican, nevermind being socialist. they may have a republican history but thats all it is...history.

While real republicans will commemorate those who fought in the rising , Sinn fein is more than likely going to use easter to issue an apology for the war.

 
© 2001-2016 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy