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Dublin - Event Notice
Friday February 15 2013
07:30 PM

EU Presidency Counter Summit 2013 15th to 17th of February

category dublin | anti-capitalism | event notice author Saturday January 26, 2013 17:35author by Fred Engels Report this post to the editors

Weekend of Discussion on Austerity, Resistance and the Left Alternative

Friday Rally:Austerity – weapon not policy 7:30 – 10pm, Liberty Hall, Eden Quay, Dublin1
Chairperson: Paul Murphy MEP
Jimmy Kelly (UNITE)
Cllr Ruth Coppinger (Socialist Party & anti-property tax campaigner)
Owen Jones (Author of ‘Chavs: The demonisation of the Working Class)’
Andros Payiatsos (Greek Socialist)
Tommy Sheridan (Scottish Socialist)

Saturday Morning Commissions (choose one) 10am – 12pm

Greece: Golden Dawn and the threat of fascism
Andros Payiatsos

EU – European democracy or market dictatorship?
Kenneth Haar and Brendan Young

Saturday Afternoon Commissions (choose one) 1 – 3pm

‘Social’ or ‘Neo-liberal’? History and future of the EU
Owen Jones and Paul Murphy and Alex Gordon

Youth unemployment and workfare – a timebomb for capitalism?
Youth Fight for Jobs, Scambridge.ie speaker, Spanish Indignado

Sexism, Abortion Rights and Inequality in the Age of Austerity
Laurie Penny, Laura Fitzgerald, activist from Abortion rights campaigning

Saturday evening commissions (choose one) 3.30 – 5.30pm:

The media and the crisis – manufacturing consent
Tommy Sheridan

How the EU aids the occupation of Palestine
David Cronin, Zoe Lawlor (IPSC, recently returned from factfinding trip to Gaza) , Tanja Niemeier (Adviser on Trade – European United Left)

Two weapons of Austerity – Debt and Deflation
Dr. Andy Storey, Dr. Conor McCabe

Saturday Debate (6 – 8pm):
Alternatives to Austerity

6pm to 8pm, chairperson: Cllr. Ruth Coppinger

Joe Higgins TD (Socialist Party)
Eoin O’Broin (Sinn Fein)
Paul Dillon (Labour Party & Campaign for Labour Policies)
Richard Boyd Barrett (People Before Profit Alliance/SWP)

Sunday Commissions (choose one) 1 – 3pm

The militarisation of Europe
Roger Cole (PANA), Kevin Henry

Lessons of the poll tax battle
Tommy Sheridan, Cllr Mick Barry

Sunday Closing Rally:

Building Europe-wide resistance … the next steps
(3.30 – 5.30pm)


Kenneth Haar
Paul Murphy MEP
Italian Trade Unionst from FIOM
Alex Gordon (RMT union in UK)
Carmel Gates (NIPSA Northern Ireland)
Spanish Indignado

Liberty Hall, Eden Quay, Dublin1

Counter Summit 2013 is hosted by Paul Murphy, Socialist Party MEP for Dublin & GUE/NGL

Related Link: http://countersummit.eu/
author by Joe no soappublication date Mon Jan 28, 2013 16:41Report this post to the editors

A weekend of action would be nice. I'm not totally criticising you(s), but it would be nice to see action.

author by Joe no soappublication date Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:15Report this post to the editors

Thanks for the response..

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