New Events

National

no events posted in last week

Blog Feeds

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Catholic Church: Dark influence still active

offsite link Tom Parlon launches new career in comedy Anthony

offsite link Presumption of innocence does not universally apply in Ireland Anthony

offsite link The poor standard of Irish political journalism Anthony

offsite link RTE bias: A failure of objective journalism Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2019/08/17 ? Open Thread Sat Aug 17, 2019 01:30 | Herb Swanson
2019/08/17 00:30:02Welcome 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 Excuses From NATO! Command Claims They Had No Idea Shoygu Was Flying From Kaliningrad! Fri Aug 16, 2019 19:04 | The Saker

offsite link Shoigu?s Ships Will Be Sent to Venezuela! Moscow Signs Warship Treaty With Caracas! Fri Aug 16, 2019 19:03 | The Saker

offsite link Upside down or right side up? Comparing Chinese vs. Western civilizational hierarchies. Thu Aug 15, 2019 03:02 | The Saker
By: Jeff J. Brown for The Saker Blog Crosslinked with: https://chinarising.puntopr... https://youtu.be/rYmvCRQBybk https://soundcloud.com/44-d... Pictured above: no wonder Chinese and Westerners don’t understand each other. They look at the world and

offsite link Ukie nationalism vs Otto von Bismarck Thu Aug 15, 2019 02:25 | The Saker
[this analysis was written for the Unz Review] When Zelenskii came to power, there were two fundamental options he could have chosen. These options were, roughly: Option one or pragmatism

The Saker >>

Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link Saudi Human Rights Violation Fri Aug 09, 2019 20:41 | Human Rights

offsite link China?s LGBT Community Mon Apr 15, 2019 19:19 | Human Rights

offsite link Declaration of Human Rights at Sea Mon Apr 08, 2019 07:31 | Human Rights

offsite link NZ Watchdog On Limits Of Free Speech Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:44 | Human Rights

offsite link US Abortion Restrictions Violating The Human Rights Of Women Thu Mar 14, 2019 15:33 | Human Rights

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Cedar Lounge
For lefties too stubborn to quit

offsite link This Weekend I?ll Mostly Be Listening to? 1970s US Science Fiction TV Themes 08:58 Sat Aug 17, 2019 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Open racism as a political strategy? 12:04 Fri Aug 16, 2019 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link A curious sort of leftist? 11:03 Fri Aug 16, 2019 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link No great triumph: Redmond?s Home Rule 09:47 Fri Aug 16, 2019 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link No other game in town 22:37 Thu Aug 15, 2019 | WorldbyStorm

Cedar Lounge >>

Dublin demo huge success - mass potest against pension levy

category national | worker & community struggles and protests | other press author Tuesday February 24, 2009 14:29author by Darren C Report this post to the editors

On Saturday 21 February 120,000 workers marched in Dublin against the imposition of a pension levy on public sector workers’ wages by the Fianna Fail government. League members and supporters report from the demonstration

23 February 2009

The economic crisis is hitting Ireland hard, and workers here are not taking it lying down. The actions of the government and private sector employers to save money by cutting back on spending, including jobs, is a typical capitalist measure to get themselves out of the crisis. Now ordinary people are being made to suffer, many of them being thrown out of work and with a shrinking labour market it is not clear where employment can be found.

.A leaflet from the League for Fifth International was widely distributed on the demo and welcomed a possible one day public sector wide shut down but asked the question would it be enough to win? The government can easily weather one day action hoping it will let off steam. Socialists should be at the fore in arguing ‘All Out till Victory’ and making sure that an all out indefinite public sector strike rolls back all the attacks since the draconian Budget. It is clear that Irish workers face a determined enemy in Fianna Fail but equally their trade union leaders sucking up to the government is a massive millstone round their necks if they are to strike out and achieve victory.

Related Link: http://www.fifthinternational.org/index.php?id=193,1534,0,0,1,0
© 2001-2019 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