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Statement From Portlaoise Republican Prisoners, read by Ger Devereux
We the Republican Prisoners incarcerated in E3/E4 Portlaoise Gaol send solidarity greetings to our Revolutionary comrades in attendance today, and Revolutionary Socialist activists internationally, engaged in their numerous campaigns. We particularly applaud the unilateral declaration of independence by the Catalan parliament, but as the Catalonian people have now witnessed, colonial powers will never relinquish their illegal occupation voluntarily. History has thought us that it is not sufficient to affirm your independence through symbolic declarations or demonstrations- you must be prepared to defend them.
We would also like to commend our imprisoned comrades in Maghaberry Gaol for their continued resolve and discipline in the face of a sectarian aggressor. The oppressive measures being implemented against our comrades needs to be highlighted, but more worrying of late are the increased physical attacks occurring on a weekly base. As a small token of solidarity with our comrades, the Republican Prisoners in Portlaoise will embark on a 72 hour fast commencing this week, to highlight the ongoing sectarian attacks that they face.
Like all emerging Revolutionary organisations we have had our teething problems, but the party’s emphasis on principles rather than Read the rest of this entry →
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PROTEST! Monday, November 6 at 5:30pm-7pm, City Hall. Bígí Linn.
Dublin City Council own 120 hectares of land – enough to build 12,000 homes. There are 20,000 people on Dublin’s housing waiting lists, and many more average income households who will never be able to afford private rent or mortgage. So why are we allowing private developers to make money off our land? Our city councillors CAN solve the housing crisis – by building mixed income public housing for all on public land.
Campaign members Cllr. Éilis Ryan and Cllr Cieran Perry are putting a motion before Dublin City Council’s November meeting calling for a halt to ALL use of public land for private, for-profit housing.
We are calling on all city councillors to support the motion to end the use of public land for private housing, and to support mixed income public housing on public land.
Rally: Saturday, August 19th, 2pm @ Dundrum Central Mental Hospital
Rents and house prices in the greater Dundrum area are out of control, pushing families into poverty and out of their own communities.
Developers, landlords and the banks are generating super-profits off the backs of ordinary families in Dundrum, Windy Arbour, Milltown, Churchtown, Nutgrove, Ballinteer, Sandyford and Goatstown.
The government are now attempting to hand over 800 plots of public land to the same vultures that created the current mess! The jewel in the crown of these sites is the 27 acres of lands currently occupied by the Central Mental Hospital in Dundrum.
The government intend to Read the rest of this entry →