I've decided to completely stop blogging here. Mainly because I just can't keep it up. I will continue blogging on sports over at nfsport.wordpress.com and reporting for extratime.ie. I can also be found over at DublinObserver.com, where I'm co-editor.
Thanks for reading, anyway. Do keep an eye out for me.
Friday, April 30, 2010
I deem very few press releases worthy of publication, however one that was sent to me today caught my eye.
Enough is Enough, a protest at bank bailouts, takes place next Tuesday May 11, assembling at the Garden of Remembrance at 7.30pm. Organised by the Right to Work movement and the UNITE trade union, protesters will march to the Dail.
Speakers at the protest will include Fintan O'Toole, John Kidd (SIPTU Firefighters), Janette Byrne (Patients Together), Walter Cullen (Unite trade union), John Bissett (Canal Communities Project), Professor Kathleen Lynch (UCD) and Siobhan O 'Donoghue (Community Workers Co-op).
Aaaaaaaaaand now for the press release:
WHY WE ARE MARCHING
* EUR33 billion of OUR money has already been put into the banks.
* This government is destroying our public services to pay for the bill.
* Instead of pouring vast sums into these banks, we should take them into public control and make the wealthy pay for their economic crimes.
* We need to change economic policy to help the half a million people who are unemployed.
* We should set up a public works programme to provide jobs and build up our public services.
* We should resist wage cuts. Wage cuts mean less spending in our economy - and more jobs losses.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
Don't just sit at home and get angry. People power is the only way to bring real change. So come out on the streets and make your voice heard. This government needs to receive one big message: GET OUT OF OFFICE.
The Right to Work Campaign brings together trade unionists, community activists and the unemployed to say: BAIL OUT JOBS AND SERVICES NOT BANKS
We won't let this government divide us between public sector and private sector workers; migrant and non-migrant. We want solidarity - not divide and rule tactics.
After the March to the Dail, we invite you to the Right to Work National Conference on Saturday May 22nd in the UNITE Hall 55-56 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1, starting at 12pm.
This is a conference of Resistance and Solidarity and we want to hear your suggestions for how to step up our campaign
If you want to know more about our conference or get involved with the Right to Work Campaign,
* You can text JOIN to 087 2604143
* E Mail: Righttowork@live.com
* Or write to Right to Work Campaign 42 Woodavens, Clondalkin, Dublin 22