Category Archives: éirígí

(Dublin) Classic Hits radio interview with Scott Masterson on Jobstown verdict and role of cops, judge and Joan Burton

Listen to the excellent interview here:

http://www.classichits.ie/interview-with-scott-masterson-of-the-jobstown-6/

 

Scott Masterson on Jobstown verdict

 

Support Ursula Ní Shionnáin

Friends and Comrades of Irish Socialist Republican Prisoner Ursula Ní Shionnáin will hold a fundraising Sponsored Mountain Trek across Sliabh Gullion in Co Armagh on Saturday the 8th of July 2017.

Ursula, despite being imprisoned since February 2014, has endeavoured to maintain her Irish language studies towards achieving a PhD.

Her studies, which are very important to her, are fairly expensive and through the support of family, friends and comrades it has been possible for her to advance towards realising her full potential despite being incarcerated, a benefit which Ursula will undoubtedly bestow onto others.

In a true comradely spirit for one so deserving a sponsored Mountain Trek will be held and I am appealing to everybody to assist by either donating, sponsoring, taking a sponsor card or actually participating in the event.

Transport will be arranged from Dublin on the day and the trek will include a scenic walk across the peak followed by a barbecue. Overnight accommodation is available as too is return transport to Dublin.

Sponsor cards will be available for collection or delivery from Monday 25 June.

To get a card or sponsor someone or just donate, contact Damien Farrell:  dam.farr19@gmail.com

Thanking you in advance.

 

éirígí TV

There is some excellent stuff here:

https://www.youtube.com/user/eirigi

 

 

Derry’s ‘March of the British Death Squads’ a calculated insult to Bloody Sunday dead

pol-torboid-on-extreme-right-at-recent-event-to-highlight-british-army-recruitment-in-irelandThe following was written before the Brits decided to call off their grubby imperialist parade: 

Éirígí has branded a planned march through Derry on Saturday, March 4 as “deliberately provocative” and a “calculated insult”. It is estimated that 100 serving and former members of Britain’s military forces will take part in the march.  The event is one of a series which will take place across Britain and occupied Ireland in opposition to any prosecution of British soldiers who have committed serious crimes in Ireland.

Commenting on the contentious march, Éirígí spokesperson Pól Torbóid said, “It is absolutely no coincidence that this event on the streets of Derry was announced just days after another very successful march commemorating the deaths of 14 innocent civilians on those same streets.”

“There is no doubt that the organisers of the March of the British Death Squads are being deliberately provocative to generate publicity for their event. This is nothing less than a calculated insult to the dead of Bloody Sunday and their families, as well as all the other victims of British brutality in Ireland.”

He continued, “Let us not forget that the British Army killed 14 civilians and injured another 12 in one afternoon in Derry. Many more have been killed and injured in Derry City and the surrounding areas by Britain’s official and unofficial death squads.  Éirígí is totally opposed to the March of the British Death Squads going ahead and is now consulting its members and others to identify the best way to oppose it.”

Public Housing for All – Dublin Bay North launch, Feb 13

PUBLIC HOUSING FOR ALL –
DUBLIN BAY NORTH CAMPAIGN LAUNCH,
7.30pm, Monday, February 13,
Kilmore Recreation Centre, Cromcastle Rd, Kilmore, Dublin 5.

Speakers: éirígí Dublin Bay North rep Ciarán Heaphey; Dublin Bay North Housing Crisis Community’s Aisling Hedderman. Chaired by Damien Farrell.

#PublicHousingForAll.

Join éirígí Dublin Northeast to help launch the campaign for Public Housing For All in Dublin Bay North area.

The reign of the Landlord, Banker, Developer, Estate Agent and all of the other parasites that use housing to grow rich off the labour of others must be brought to an end.

Please INVITE all of your friends to LIKE this event and join the campaign to turn the Right to Housing from an empty slogan into a reality.

éirígí events

12919805_208068966231053_5793059032555385241_nSome upcoming events – can members please do their best to attend, and promote events on social media.

1. Tomorrow – Brian Leeson’s Housing Heist public talk, hosted by Dublin 7 Housing Action Committee.

2. Two events this Saturday, 5th November

The Abortion Rights Campaign are putting on a workshop for people who want to help build a Repeal the 8th campaign in Dublin South, taking place in Loretto Community Centre from 10.30am to 1pm.

Remember Terence McSwineyDublin South Central will hold a short and dignified Black Flag Vigil to remember his brave sacrifice on Saturday 5th of November at 3pm on Dolphins Barn Bridge.

3. Saturday, 19th November – Éirígí Dublin South annual Race Night fundraiser in Ollie’s Bar & Lounge, Sandyford.

4. Saturday, 26th November Official launch of the Party’s ‘Public Housing For All’ campaign,which takes place in the Unite office on Middle Abbey St, Dublin.

What’s On

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1. Saturday October 15th:
‘Women in the Aftermath of the 1916 Rising’ by Author and Historian Liz Gillis.
3pm at Coolock Library, Dublin 17.
Organised by Dublin Northeast Remembers 1916
https://www.facebook.com/events/155190144926883/

2. Saturday October 15th:
‘Jobstown Not Guilty!
Wexford Town’ Solidarity demo with the Jobstown accused.
2.30pm at the Bull Ring, Wexford.
Organised by Citizens Against Privatisation
https://www.facebook.com/events/562680980600597/

3. Thusday October 20th:
‘The Great Natural Resource Robbery’
Public presentation & discussion.
8pm at the IFA Centre, Enniscorthy, Wexford
Organised by Citizens Against Privatisation
https://www.facebook.com/events/777626899043991/

4. De Sathairn 22ú Deireadh Fómhair:
‘Comóradh Mháirtín Uí Chadhain’
Mount Jerome Cemetery, Harold’s Cross, Dublin
Eagraithe ag Éirígí
https://www.facebook.com/events/1597269190575890/

5. Wednesday October 26th:
‘The Housing Heist – How Homes and Hope Were Stolen!’
Public presentation on the housing crisis.
7pm in the Abbey Hall, Roscrea, Tipperary
Organised by Éirígí
https://www.facebook.com/events/1781329572137741/

Education for socialist-republicans

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Karl Marx

I’m involved in the little collective behind Redline blog.  While a chunk of what Redline produces uses specifically New Zealand examples, because that’s where it’s based, it also runs educational material that is relevant to anti-capitalists everywhere.  Below are a few pieces.

What is Marxism?

What is exploitation?

How capitalism works – and why it doesn’t

4,000 words on Capital

Karl Korsch on “tremendous and enduring” impact of Marx’s Capital (1932)

Marx’s critique of classical political economy

Capital, the working class and Marx’s critique of political economy

Capital and the state

How capitalist ideology works

Pilling’s Marx’s Capital: philosophy, dialectics and political economy

How capitalism under-develops the world

The political economy of low-wage labour 

See also the document from éirígí:
From socialism alone can the salvation of Ireland come

Protest the water tax with the anti-capitalist bloc

1796561_872018449477240_2618014592067346560_nFrom éirígí:

A Chara,

Just under two years ago, on October 11th 2014, up to 100,000 people took to the streets of Dublin in opposition to the introduction of a regressive domestic Water Tax. Since then hundreds of thousands more people have joined the anti-Water Tax movement. Countless protests, the mass boycott of Irish Water and widespread opposition to water meter installations have forced the temporary suspension of the Water Tax – but it has not yet been defeated.

This Saturday will see thousands of people taking to the streets of Dublin once again to demand the permanent abolition of this unjust tax. There is little doubt that the Fine Gael-led government will be paying close attention to the turnout on Saturday. A big turnout will leave Enda Kenny and his cronies in no doubt that opposition to the Water Tax remains as strong as ever.

Éirígí is therefore asking you to attend the Right 2 Water protest on Saturday if you possibly can.
We are also asking you to encourage your family, friends, neighbours and workmates to also attend. Together we can secure the first victory in the battle to end the Read the rest of this entry