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Students' Unions' support for Joe and Clare

category national | bin tax / household tax / water tax | news report author Thursday September 25, 2003 13:24author by usi member Report this post to the editors

A number of Students' Unions have discussed the issue of the jailings of Joe Higgins TD and Cllr. Clare Daly, who is a former DCUSU President.

UCDSU passed a motion of support for bin tax protesters. The Executive noted the severity of the sentances for Joe and Clare and the mass opposition to the 'regressive' bin charges.

USI Officer Board also discussed the issue. USI Deputy President, Gareth Keogh, attended the 5000 strong demonstration on Monday. NUI Maynooth SU also discussed the issue, as have IT Tallaght SU.

author by YFG head - YFGpublication date Thu Sep 25, 2003 13:36author address author phone Report this post to the editors

"FG were Only a psuedo facist party" - gareth keogh or some other future fg head on monday

"horray... this left stuff is easy peasy" - conor - ucdsa

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good work sus. will any mobilisation of the subjects be going on?? oh i do hope so. we should get as many students as possible along to the bin tax protests.

good to see the rad wing of usi out and about.

"rad man ... fukkin rad..... cmon clare" - a rad wing member earlier on this year

author by UCD hackpublication date Thu Sep 25, 2003 13:43author address author phone Report this post to the editors

now that they've discussed it, what are they going to do about it? ALL SU officers in the Eastern area should be out on the demo on tuesday not just a few, they should also mobilise their members! Last year Joe Higgins was a great support to students, now is time to help him and Clare out!

Apparently even the 'radical' Paul Dillon of UCDSU wasn't even too happy with a Sabbatical Officer attending the High Court on Monday where a member of his SU could have been sent to prison for a month! SU officers- stop your ego trips and get down to the work of camapigning for the end of draconian laws that jailed Joe and Clare!

author by conor - ucdsapublication date Thu Sep 25, 2003 13:54author email conor at ziplip dot comauthor address author phone Report this post to the editors

ho ho ho

tee hee hee

i wonder who UCD hack is? all of about 4 people id say.

and why the ' ' around 'radical' paul dillon? id dont remember him standing on a platform announcing his own 'radicalness' "im a right radical so and so am i" - do you?

he has is and always has been labour left. did he ever deny that?

make a point.... not a bitter rant.

i too aggree that all su s and tu s should stand behind joe and clare.and im sure they will.

_______cut here ray, if your in da club _______

"shut the fuck up donny vi lenin,vladimir ilich ulyanov" - walter sobcheck

author by UCD Head - independantpublication date Thu Sep 25, 2003 17:16author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Paul Dillon ran as a kind of radical Labour leftie or something,he I am guessing is too busy eyeing up the girls (plenty of lickarses in SU) and planning drinking nights. He must have came under some pressure, and it wasnt from goddamned Regan either. For fucks sake these two are as right wing as any FG etc. hack

author by The Insiderpublication date Thu Sep 25, 2003 17:42author address author phone Report this post to the editors

"Paul Dillon ran as a kind of radical Labour leftie or something,he I am guessing is too busy eyeing up the girls (plenty of lickarses in SU) and planning drinking nights....For fucks sake these two are as right wing as any FG etc. hack "

Ah yes, paul Dillon is a secret FGer, I see it all now - that's why he became involved in CFE and took part in plenty of direct action - he was trying to impress Enda Kenny!

author by =publication date Thu Sep 25, 2003 20:35author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Last year Dillon stood on a programme in the SU class rep elections that clearly stated that Class rep trips away were junkets/piss ups for hacks. And that he would use his position on council to have training take place on campus.

Now when in power he is organising the junket and free booze paid for with students money.

A clear sell out.

author by finbarpublication date Fri Sep 26, 2003 16:05author email fin67 at campus dot ieauthor address author phone Report this post to the editors

Look some Unions are backing the Bin tax campaign.
the best way to get more on board is not to criticise those who do. Don't let personal vandettas get in the way in the campaign.

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