Upcoming Events

Dublin | Anti-Capitalism

no events match your query!

Blog Feeds

Anti-Empire

Anti-Empire

offsite link ‘Reduced Service’ Sat Jun 18, 2022 11:37 | Anti-Empire

offsite link Inconvenient Questions for the “Specia... Wed Jun 15, 2022 16:32 | Anti-Empire

offsite link Who Dares Apply Anti-Interventionist Ana... Tue Jun 14, 2022 11:15 | Anti-Empire

offsite link Kiev Puts Its Military Deaths at 10,000 ... Mon Jun 13, 2022 05:58 | Anti-Empire

offsite link Rosgvard Wasn’t Told They’d Be Going... Sun Jun 12, 2022 14:24 | Rolo Slavsky

Anti-Empire >>

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Andrei Martyanov: July Aviation and Hypersonics Fri Jul 01, 2022 23:02 | amarynth
Please visit Andrei?s website: https://smoothiex12.blogspo... and support him here: https://www.patreon.com/beP...

offsite link Letter from Faina Savenkova: The more you grow up, the more you realise that the world is unfair Fri Jul 01, 2022 18:58 | amarynth
Faina Savenkova, 13, Lugansk The more you grow up, the more you realise that the world is unfair. When the war in Donbass began eight years ago, few could have

offsite link ?? We Are Z Fri Jul 01, 2022 16:29 | amarynth
By Batiushka for the Saker Blog The Schloss Elmau, ?a Luxury Spa Retreat and Cultural Hideaway? was a very suitable location at the end of June 2022 for the G7

offsite link Europe fails with German help Fri Jul 01, 2022 14:45 | amarynth
by Jorge Vilches for the Saker Blog Robert Habeck, Vice-Chancellor of Germany and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, jointly with Annalena Baerbock — Germany´s Anglophile Minister of

offsite link Sitrep Operation Z: SloMo Collapse Fri Jul 01, 2022 14:39 | amarynth
By Saker Staff for the Saker Blog Let us deal with Snake Island first as the level of noise is unbelievable. Snake Island in the Black sea will remain under

The Saker >>

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link RTE bias complaint

offsite link Fergus Finlay and the maternity hospital ‘gotcha’ trap Anthony

offsite link Irish Examiner and fake news Anthony

offsite link Labour Party: The unvarnished truth Anthony

offsite link Humanity: Zero chance of survival Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

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 >>

Search words: Workers Solidarity

Press Release: Central Bank to be cordoned off as Crime Scene

category dublin | anti-capitalism | press release author Tuesday March 08, 2011 20:22author by 1percentnetwork - 1% Network Report this post to the editors

The 1% Network has announced plans for a Street Theatre and Music event and an Open Meeting during which the Central Bank in Dublin’s Dame Street will be cordoned off as a crime scene.

Press Release:
Central Bank to be cordoned off as Crime Scene;
Members of elite 1% see government politicians as Puppets On A String

The 1% Network has announced plans for a Street Theatre and Music event and an Open Meeting during which the Central Bank in Dublin’s Dame Street will be cordoned off as a crime scene.

Announcing plans for the event entitled “The 1% don’t Need To Stand in Elections” (see http://www.onepercentnetwork.org/?p=94), 1% Network spokesperson Brian Leeson said, “We will designate the Central Bank a crime scene because we see it as a symbol of no-regulation capitalism and unbridled greed. The victims of the financial crimes committed here are the almost half a million unemployed, the thousand people a week forced to emigrate, the social welfare recipients whose payments have been cut, the Workers whose wages have been slashed….”

“These crimes have been committed in order to protect the wealth divide that exists in Irish society,” Mr. Leeson continued. “The 1% of the population that owned 34% of the wealth in 2007 retain most of their wealth today. And that wealth gives them access to political power. They don’t care whether it’s Fianna Fáil & The Greens or Fine Gael & Labour that are nominally in charge because they know that the real political power lies in their hands. The politicians’ hands are tied and they are mere puppets on the strings of the super-wealthy.”

The event is due to take place at the Central Bank, Dame Street, Dublin 2 on Thursday 10th March at 6:00p.m.

“The new government has made it clear that they are going to continue on the path of austerity and cutbacks as laid out by Fianna Fáil, the Green Party, the IMF and the European Central Bank,” said Gregor Kerr, 1% Network spokesperson. “There may be some tweaking of interest rates and slight ‘re-negotiations’ but the fundamentals will remain the same – the billions of Euros of debts foisted on us by the gambling casinos of international capital and property speculation will continue to be paid for out of our pockets.”

“It will continue to be paid for by cuts in social welfare, cuts to wages and salaries, attacks on the public services such as health and education that we all depend on, ever lengthening dole queues and more and more people forced to take the emigrant plane and look for work abroad,” Mr. Kerr continued.

The Open Meeting will be addressed by a number of trade union and community speakers who will be involved in coming weeks and months in building opposition to government attacks on our living conditions and services.

As part of the event, members of the wealthy 1% will be present to drive home their message that they are proud of the fact that Irish society and politics continue to promote wealth inequality. “With a new government in place, we’re still pulling the strings,” an anonymous member of the 1% said. “It’s how it happens in Ireland, in Europe and elsewhere – malleable politicians obey the laws of The Market and the poor stump up to ensure the wealthy are protected. It’s the Golden Rule – whoever has the Gold makes the Rules.” (see http://www.onepercentnetwork.org/?p=92 for their full plans)

Statement Ends

Event Details:
Central Bank, Dame Street, Dublin 2
Thursday 10th March
6:00p.m.

Note to Editor: The 1% network is a coalition of socialist groups which has come together to oppose the cutback agenda of the government and to promote a socialist alternative to the current socio-economic system. Organisations within the coalition include éirígí, Irish Socialist Network, Seomra Spraoi and the Workers Solidarity Movement. The name of the coalition was chosen to highlight the fact that just 1% of the population control in excess of 34% of the wealth of the state.

For more information, contact Gregor Kerr 086 1501151 or see www.onepercentnetwork.org

© 2001-2022 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