Upcoming Events

National | Politics / Elections

no events match your query!

New Events

National

no events posted in last week

Blog Feeds

Anti-Empire

Anti-Empire

offsite link Ukraine Buys Huge Amounts of Russian Fue... Fri Jan 20, 2023 08:34 | Antonia Kotseva

offsite link Turkey Has Sent Ukraine Cluster Munition... Thu Jan 12, 2023 00:26 | Jack Detsch

offsite link New Israeli Government Promises to Talk ... Tue Jan 10, 2023 21:13 | Al Majadeen

offsite link Russia Training Iranian Pilots Ahead of ... Tue Jan 10, 2023 15:19 | The Times of Israel

offsite link Lukashenko Abolishes Copyright Protectio... Tue Jan 10, 2023 15:05 | Nikki Main

Anti-Empire >>

Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link UN human rights chief calls for priority action ahead of climate summit Sat Oct 30, 2021 17:18 | Human Rights

offsite link 5 Year Anniversary Of Kem Ley?s Death Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:34 | Human Rights

offsite link Poor Living Conditions for Migrants in Southern Italy Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:14 | Human Rights

offsite link Right to Water Mon Aug 03, 2020 19:13 | Human Rights

offsite link Human Rights Fri Mar 20, 2020 16:33 | Human Rights

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Lockdown Skeptics

The Daily Sceptic

offsite link George Galloway?s Deputy Under Investigation for Saying Israel ?Has Forfeited Any Right to Exist? Sun Mar 03, 2024 19:00 | Richard Eldred
The police are investigating Chris Williamson, a former Labour MP and the current Deputy Leader of George Galloway's Workers Party of Britain, after he said that Israel "has forfeited any right to exist".
The post George Galloway?s Deputy Under Investigation for Saying Israel ?Has Forfeited Any Right to Exist? appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Top Girls? Football League Faces Being Shut Down by the Football Association for Refusing to Allow a... Sun Mar 03, 2024 17:00 | Richard Eldred
A row has erupted between the Football Association and a leading girls' league over the admission of a boy to matches, with the league facing potential sanctions for refusing to comply.
The post Top Girls? Football League Faces Being Shut Down by the Football Association for Refusing to Allow a Boy to Play in Its Matches appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Judge Who Didn?t Jail ?Paraglider? Protesters Accused of Violating Code of Conduct Sun Mar 03, 2024 15:00 | Richard Eldred
The controversial judge facing criticism for leniency towards women celebrating Hamas's "paraglider" attacks, is accused of breaching the judiciary's code of conduct by discussing the imprisonment of a police officer.
The post Judge Who Didn?t Jail ?Paraglider? Protesters Accused of Violating Code of Conduct appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link CofE to Hire ?Deconstructing Whiteness? Officer Sun Mar 03, 2024 13:00 | Richard Eldred
A new "racial justice unit" is being established by the Church of England to combat racism, including a £36,000-a-year position for a "deconstructing whiteness" officer.
The post CofE to Hire ?Deconstructing Whiteness? Officer appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Health Secretary Urged to Release Data That ?May Link Covid Vaccine to Excess Deaths? Sun Mar 03, 2024 11:00 | Richard Eldred
Data linking excess deaths to Covid vaccines is being demanded by MPs and peers, amid rising calls for the Government to prove it's claim that there is "no evidence" connecting excess deaths to the COVID-19 vaccines.
The post Health Secretary Urged to Release Data That ?May Link Covid Vaccine to Excess Deaths? appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

Lockdown Skeptics >>

Voltaire Network
Voltaire, international edition

offsite link Transnistria appeals to Russia for help Fri Mar 01, 2024 13:34 | en

offsite link Vladimir Putin's Address to the Federal Assembly, by Vladimir Putin Thu Feb 29, 2024 06:29 | en

offsite link The European Union against farmers, by Thierry Meyssan Tue Feb 27, 2024 06:58 | en

offsite link The Silence of the Guilty, by Manlio Dinucci Mon Feb 26, 2024 13:24 | en

offsite link Thierry Meyssan's interview with the Serbian daily Ve?ernje Novosti, by Thierry ... Mon Feb 26, 2024 05:29 | en

Voltaire Network >>

Unite Calls On Members To Vote Left

category national | politics / elections | feature author Thursday January 13, 2011 15:47author by Jerry Cornelius Report this post to the editors

featured image
Jimmy Kelly of UNITE calls on Voters to VOTE LEFT

The UNITE trade union, the second largest union in the Republic of Ireland has called on all working people to vote for a left wing government in the general election likely to be held in March.

“Workers should use their vote in the upcoming general election to bring about a left-wing government for the first time in the history of the state,” said Jimmy Kelly, Regional Secretary of Unite the union.

UNITE is an affiliate member of the Labour Party, and is encouraging the party to look left for coalition partners rather than to the old order of Fine Gael.

“The Left has never been stronger. Recent polls put the combined strength of the Labour Party and Sinn Fein at 40 percent. This is substantially higher than either of the right-wing parties. With the support of other left parties and progressive independents, a Left government is now a distinct possibility.”

“We need to remove Fianna Fáil from government and keep their political half brothers Fine Gael out too. A vote for Fine Gael is a vote for more Fianna Fáil policies. They will support massive cuts to public services, privatisation, more job losses across all sectors, and social welfare cuts. There is nothing to be gained by helping Fine Gael back into office.”

“While competition for votes and seats between Left parties is to be expected, we should remember that progressives have more in common with each other than they do with either of the civil war parties.”

“For the first time we have an opportunity to move away from out of touch and outdated politics based on history rather than ideology. We can produce a legacy of genuine alternative views between right and left, social democracy and neo-liberalism. Right wing politics based on the markets has failed utterly. UNITE will be calling on its members, trade unionists and all workers to use their votes to maximise Left wing seats. We urge them to vote for, and transfer to, Left wing candidates.”

“The electorate will decide what the next government will be. We all have an opportunity to elect the first Left government in the history of the state.”

Ends

Further information:

UNITE Regional Secretary Jimmy Kelly 087 9003217

UNITE (Ireland) Press Office Rob Hartnett 086 3851955

www.unitetheunion.org/ireland

www.twitter.com/Unite_Union_Ire

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   it's not looking all that great Jerry     V for vendetta    Wed Jan 12, 2011 14:36 
   and with labour winkin at kenny..     opus diablos    Wed Jan 12, 2011 15:38 
   Labour openly don't care about improving society for the better     V for vendetta    Wed Jan 12, 2011 20:56 
   clarification     protest voter    Thu Jan 13, 2011 16:01 
   well spotted, pv     opus diablos    Thu Jan 13, 2011 16:16 
   I'm really not sure     p v    Thu Jan 13, 2011 16:55 
   Vote left all the way     francis hughes    Thu Jan 13, 2011 18:07 
   Definition of Hope     rianorr    Thu Jan 13, 2011 21:09 
   alternative definition..     opus diablos    Fri Jan 14, 2011 14:15 
 10   Left illusions on the road to hell     protest voter    Fri Jan 14, 2011 14:31 
 11   'Abandon hope...     opus diablos    Fri Jan 14, 2011 15:37 
 12   I might just get away..     opus diablos    Fri Jan 14, 2011 16:15 
 13   Mr     Gerard Murphy    Fri Jan 14, 2011 16:30 
 14   Reply to PV     Des    Fri Jan 14, 2011 16:53 
 15   V is absolutely correct ?     protest voter    Fri Jan 14, 2011 17:41 
 16   Jimmy Kelly     PV    Fri Jan 14, 2011 17:53 
 17   SWP     Des    Fri Jan 14, 2011 18:08 
 18   A little historic perspective says things have been worse...opus     p v    Fri Jan 14, 2011 18:09 
 19   Please come to one of those business parks.     Anna    Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:46 
 20   should we believe gilmore???,pv     opus diablos    Sun Jan 16, 2011 13:19 
 21   business parks     pv    Sun Jan 16, 2011 15:34 
 22   Well Paid Incompetents.     Peadaar    Sun Jan 16, 2011 15:57 
 23   believing Gilmore or not...??     opus diablos    Sun Jan 16, 2011 16:28 
 24   Reply to Peadaar     Des    Sun Jan 16, 2011 19:03 
 25   to the waffle brigade     PV    Sun Jan 16, 2011 19:21 
 26   get real. There will be no socialist revolution here so lets be pragmatic     V for vendetta    Sun Jan 16, 2011 22:33 
 27   yeah yeah     PV    Sun Jan 16, 2011 23:28 
 28   @ PV     V for vendetta    Sun Jan 16, 2011 23:42 
 29   “get real. There will be no socialist revolution here so lets be pragmatic” v4v     PV    Mon Jan 17, 2011 09:22 
 30   lets be pragmatic...     opus diablos    Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:02 
 31   China is not going to come to Ireland's rescue     PV    Mon Jan 17, 2011 14:48 
 32   Bondholders     Des    Mon Jan 17, 2011 15:22 
 33   its not about China acting the cavalry, pv..     opus diablos    Mon Jan 17, 2011 15:27 
 34   replies     PV    Mon Jan 17, 2011 17:50 
 35   Slavish     Peadaar.    Mon Jan 17, 2011 17:52 
 36   @pv     opus diablos    Tue Jan 18, 2011 14:39 
 37   @opus     PV    Tue Jan 18, 2011 20:20 
 38   "there you are"     PV    Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:44 
 39   I think, pv,...     opus diablos    Wed Jan 19, 2011 13:27 
 40   Marxist Alternative ???     Maddser    Thu Jan 20, 2011 07:45 
 41   capitalism is leading to war     PV    Thu Jan 20, 2011 14:25 
 42   you forgot a bit though, pv     opus diablos    Thu Jan 20, 2011 15:27 
 43   opus     PV    Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:10 
 44   no serious argument     opus diablos    Fri Jan 21, 2011 13:08 
 45   How to use the elections to present a revoltuionary socialist perspective     Alan Davis    Thu Jan 27, 2011 14:26 
 46   presentation skills for the post - ipod generation     pv    Thu Jan 27, 2011 16:50 


Number of comments per page
  
 
© 2001-2024 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