“It doesn’t work like that,” she said, “our role as Socialists is to agitate, educate, and organise in order to build a movement communities themselves can take ownership of and lead.”
Today’s decision by Judge Aeneas McCarthy in the District Court offers a ray of hope and a vindication of the community strategy of peaceful protest, non-payment, and civil disobedience. Joan Collins and others have shown that this can work and can become the basis of a successful campaign of social resistance to austerity throughout Ireland.
Nine decades of silence, indifference and frequent contempt have been heaped upon the memory of the part Ireland played in the British war effort during the great conflagration of the First World War – not by its disgruntled old colonial overlord, but by the Irish state itself. Boys and men from every corner of this … Continue reading Long Way to Tipperary
People like Je Suis Derek Byrne annoy me. I won’t go as far as saying that I dislike the man; I hardly even know him. He did take the trouble a year ago to troll me on social media because I aired my opinions of his Dublin Says No group. People like Derek, even during … Continue reading Cost of Resistance
We are out on the streets again. Today is the second part of the anti-water charges demonstration begun on 10 December. Last time thousands of people from all over Ireland converged on the streets of Dublin to say that enough was enough, but the government didn’t listen. No one expects them to listen this time. … Continue reading Uisce, Uisce, Saor in Aisce!