23 Feb

Labour & Anti-Austerity Demonstration Killarney 28th Feb~Press Release

PRESS RELEASE 22/02/2015     by: Brian McCarthy ~ 0877145144

National Anti-Austerity Demonstration

& Labour Party Conference in Killarney on the same day

 (i)                 Why

(ii)               The Event & Speakers on the day PrintPrint

(iii)             Contact

(iv)              Umbrella Protest Groups supporting the Killarney Protest

 

(i)              Has Austerity affected you, your work, or group? If so we ask you to stand united on the 28th of February.

Communities working together to help not only themselves, but others as well, is a very powerful solution to what is currently a serious crisis here in Ireland. Our intent is to replace despair with hope coupled with National Pride among ordinary Irish people; a sense of recapturing dignity after years of being treated appallingly.

We are holding a peaceful protest in Killarney on the 28th of February (details overleaf) to highlight the issues that successive governments have enforced upon us – by way of cruel austerity measures. Cutback after cutback to health, education, enforced emigration and more injustice than justice being served daily.

Longer working hours for less reward, more taxes and charges while the taxpayers bailed out the corporate owned banks.Gross Government Debt in 2007 was €47bn, with nearly €20bn in our National Pension Reserve Fund; now our GGD is over €200bn, NPRF is down to about €7bn, and billions in lost interest.

The Constitution, human and fundamental rights have been consistently ignored by successive governments and social exclusion furthered by omission. This is a cruel price to pay for an ageing population who have worked towards building our country, only to see their rightful expectations as citizens destroyed by political lies and false promises.

Suicide, depression and emotional pain in our communities need awareness, compassion, resources and solutions to the rising problems, some which are caused by enslavement to debt. Corrupt bankers are walking freely while family homeowners suffering devastating guilt; when just 190 people borrowed €62 Billion in the boom to bust.

Corporate banks controlling our economy are strong forces, working against the formation and health of local social systems and services. Turning our natural resources, like water, into commodity for vested interest is the straw that may break the cycle of deceit we are subjected to here in Ireland.

We do not have to leave ourselves open to the brunt of austerity. We are hoping to empower the community to stand up and tell the policy makers that too much pain has been suffered and enough is enough.

In a world where market ideologies have become dominant and infused in all areas of life, we have increasingly lost a sense of working together to make the changes required for the betterment of all in society.11015230_1540675542879196_432259692_n

 

Healing our economy places emphasis on Public Control;including poverty reduction and social dignity via a fair system for all. It includes LOBBYING controls and TAX-AVOIDANCE remedies for large corporations and multinational organisations, FINANCIAL TRANSACTION TAX as well as promotion of smaller enterprises AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP.

Ireland is being systematically dismantled and destroyed from the top down.

It can never be changed from within.

We must (re)build our society from the ground up.
The thousands of people now actively involved in hundreds of local campaign groups across the country must begin to translate protest into real results starting at a local community level
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That means local food, health, education, support and development resources being built up and shared to take us back to a society of true social value along with compassion and away from the centralised all-powerful and subjugating structure of corporate controlled careless governments.

(ii)       The Event & Speakers

Market Cross, Killarney         12 noon                    IntroCatherine Dolan            Jaunting Car

Walking One Mile TO THE END OF AUSTERITY

(To venue of Labour Conference)

 Muckross Rd                           Speakers-1.15 pm (ish)                   Intro –Kevin Murphy

PROBLEMS~2~SOLUTIONS

Community Group Speakers

Kathy Sinnott ~HOPE1920429_10204627714007089_7345341147648239499_n

Kathy is a disability rights campaigner and a former politician. She represented the South Constituency in Ireland in the European Parliament from 2004 to 2009.Kathy is also secretary of the Hope Project.

Diarmuid O Floinn– AFTER IRISH WATER: WHAT NEXT?

Ballyhea Bondholder Bailout 4 years protesting on Sunday 1st March ~ all Invited.

Ireland Says No~10966593_1580128342224621_275489017_n

Stephen Murphy-AN ENCOUNTER WITH ÉRIU

Poet ~ Ériu~Was it for this ~ Mac Tíre ~Dear Enda~ (see YouTube for more)

Born and raised in the North Leitrim Glens, Stephen is the current All-Ireland Slam Poetry champion since last November. He was described as a highlight of the 2014 Electric Picnic in the Irish Times and since went on to perform to crowds estimated in excess of 100,000 people on the streets of Dublin last October. His work aims to bring poetry back to the people and to remove the elitism often associated with the art.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mM-51galKpY

Dr. Finbar Markey– THE COMING EVICTION CRISIS & GREAT CHANGE BY EFFECT

Doctor of Social Policy Research and Development -The National Land League of Ireland

 

Aisling Fitzgibbon TO LIVE IS THE RAREST THING IN THE WORLD

Community Activist -The Girl Against Fluoride

 

Brian McCarthy – ROCK BOTTOM THE FOUNDATION OF DREAMS AND BELIEF 10848798_324832647717925_3553023349986601187_o 11005999_1541571489456268_1543252051_n

Community Activist-Killarney/Ireland Says No-Anti-Eviction Taskforce-Distressed Mortgage Holders 11004231_1538518393094911_1756237932_n

 

Noreen Murphy-WATER BRIDGING THE DIVIDE

Water Charges Activist -Cork City

 

Michael O Gorman– AUSTERITY; YOU CAN’T CUT YOUR WAY TO PROSPERITY

Community Activist-Tralee Says No-Right2Water Kerry

 

Nurses-Teachers-Students have also been invited to speak t.b.c

 

(iii)     Contact & Event Information

The following day many will travel to BALLYHEA SAYS NO 4th ANNIVERSARY: MARCH 1st 2015

 

Kind Regards, 1374350_655935374440036_113076184_n

Brian McCarthy

Hillview,

Knockeragh,

Tiernaboul

Killarney,

Co. Kerry

087-7145144

(iv)            Umbrella Groups supporting the protest from Kerry

 

Bondholder Bailout; Ireland Says No; Killarney Says No; Tralee Says No

Right2Water Kerry; Killarney-Tralee-Listowel-Castleisland-Killorglin-Kenmare

And Abbeyfeale Against Water Charges

Distressed Mortgage Holders-Anti-Eviction Taskforce

Kerry Save Our Woods Network

 

 

7 thoughts on “Labour & Anti-Austerity Demonstration Killarney 28th Feb~Press Release

      • Hi brian,your doing a great job,just letting u know ,joan burton will be visiting tricel,(killarney plastics) factory,ballyspillane ind est,2morrow morn,fri27 th feb, sometime between 9 am to 11am,only found out today,would,nt it be great if there was some protesters outside factory gate to meet her, she,ll b going around smiling tomorrow looking at water tanks while we cant afford water to put into the tanks if this charge comes in,see ye at protest saturday,sean

  1. looking forward to a lovely day in Killarney as we all stand together and show the power of unity and community spirit! #takingIrelandback #peaceful #killarneysaysno

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