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Cardiff picket in solidarity with bin tax protests

category national | bin tax / household tax / water tax | news report author Thursday October 16, 2003 14:42author by Col Buendia - Cardiff Anarchist Networkauthor address http://us.geocities.com/bozavine/can/ Report this post to the editors

15/10/2003

A dozen protestors braved the cold in Cardiff to demonstrate their solidarity with the Bin Tax campaign outside the Irish Consulate.
Bin tax solidarity demo in Cardiff at Irish Consulate, 15/10/2003
Bin tax solidarity demo in Cardiff at Irish Consulate, 15/10/2003

About a dozen protestors picketed the Irish Consulate in Cardiff yesterday to show their support for the Bin Tax campaign and in solidarity with the people imprisoned so far. The picket had been called by the Socialist Party, and activists from Worker's Power, Cardiff Anarchist Network and the Cardiff Social Forum were also there to show support.

Three of the protestors were invited in for an interview with the Irish Consul - one can only hope that he will send the message back to Dublin that there is international recognition of the injustice of the bin tax.

With best wishes for the victory of the campaign!

author by COCpublication date Thu Oct 16, 2003 15:05author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Reps from four different groups making up a total of 8 people!Must be powerful groups to say the least.As for "about a dozen" surely it can't be too hard to count up to 12.

author by Canteen Kevinpublication date Thu Oct 16, 2003 15:54author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Your sneer on the numbers of people showing solidarity with the jailed protestors is irrelevant. I would like to see how many people an arsehole like you can organise for pro-bin tax, pro-jailing demos. Any chance of proving me wrong? I doubt it.

author by Januspublication date Thu Oct 16, 2003 16:07author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Fair play to the comrades in Cardiff for showing up and giving us some support. Twelve people turning up is a damn sight better than nothing. Bickering is a pretty pointless past-time at the best of times but mocking groups showing us solidarity seems a particularly Irish form of masochism.

author by Col_Buendia - Cardiff Anarchist Networkpublication date Thu Oct 16, 2003 16:51author address author phone Report this post to the editors

No, COC (sounds like cock, any relation?), it isn't too hard to count up to twelve. As far as I can see, there's 8 people in the photo, me taking it makes nine, and as the report stated, 3 went inside the consulate, and that makes...? Oh well, I won't tax your limited brain power, cock, that makes 12.

Of course, I suppose it would have been better for the jailed protestors and the campaigners to know that NO people in Cardiff are interested/expressing solidarity with the campaign, so I'll just stay at home next time and watch telly, eh?

Any good recommendations for soap operas, cock?

author by random inputpublication date Thu Oct 16, 2003 16:56author address author phone Report this post to the editors

UnFair City!

(probably have to be Irish to get it)

Well done with the demo. I've been on smaller.

author by sp member belfastpublication date Thu Oct 16, 2003 22:13author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Cardiff is the latest in a series of citys where solidarity action has been taken.

author by Terrypublication date Fri Oct 17, 2003 13:20author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The Cardiff solidarty is understandable, because water and waste charges are still rising in the UK and I have heard in the past few months, people are so fed up, that new campaigns are starting up again.

One figure I heard was that the service charges are now so high that it is equal to 10% of the OAP in some areas.

I came across this:
Millions live without water, gas or power
'Fuel poverty' crisis will worsen, report predicts

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1041678,00.html

Anyone from the UK can get more on this?

Related Link: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1041678,00.html
author by Hughpublication date Fri Oct 17, 2003 13:42author email photohuey at yahoo dot comauthor address author phone Report this post to the editors

AS I LIVE IN NEWPORT AND CAN ROUND UP A FEW TO GO ALONG

author by Ordinary Irish Working Manpublication date Sat Oct 18, 2003 02:32author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Ordinary Irish people hate the Communists who are making a big deal of the bin tax. Most people don't really mind.

Why don't those We;sh protesters get a job, rather than annoying our hardworking civil servants in Cardiff?

author by Not ordinarypublication date Sat Oct 18, 2003 03:54author address author phone Report this post to the editors

There is NO such thing as an 'Ordinary' person.
I don't think you are Irish either, otherwise you would not refer to "our" hardworking civil servants in Cardiff?
Wherever you are from makes no difference, you don't represent working people anywhere.

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