Occupy Cork invites everyone opposed to the current austerity regime out in force on Saturday, Dec. 3rd. Similar actions on this date will be co-ordinated with Occupy camps in Dublin, Waterford and Galway. A solidarity action from Occupy Belfast has also been proposed. Assembling outside the opera house at Emmet Place at 1:30pm, we will march down the quay, up Patrick St. and down South Mall, back to Emmet Place. There we will hold a general assembly at which anyone can speak.
An opinion poll in todays' Irish Examiner newspaper shows the depth of resignation and pessimism that has engulfed a large section of the population. The Red C poll found "almost half the country believes Ireland should continue complying with the terms and conditions of the EU/IMF bailout, which is one year old today. A smaller but still sizeable number are against compliance, believing the bailout agreement represents a bad deal". 48% of those polled favoured continuing on the current path; 33% opposed, even though some 45% think the new government is doing a bad job of managing the economy.
A meeting in St.Joesphs' Community Centre in Mayfield, Cork, on Monday night, pledged determined opposition to the coming household tax. The meeting was addressed by campaign members Dave Keating and James McBarron who outlined the reasons for opposition and the plan to organise in every community in a mass non payment campaign.
Overheard pre budget conversation between two women shoppers in Aldi in Cork city.
Early in the morning the crew arrive from the Occupy Cork camp to do their dish washing in the back kitchen of Solidarity Books. At 12 o'clock the days first volunteer arrives to open the bookshop and by lunch time the campers are back for the lunchtime wash up. By evening the bookshop is closed but will invariably re open by 8 for a meeting or organising group, maybe a movie showing or a talk, the Climate Campers doing their vegan cafe or it could be the Couchsurfers for their meet up, maybe the Campaign Against the HouseHold Tax for an organising meeting or just a crew to paste posters onto corriboard.
This Wednesday November 9th, Solidarity Books will host a screening of 'Colombia: the new wave of social protest and the dirty war against the people'
Start time is 8pm and the film's director, Javier Orozco, Colombian Refugee and Trade Unionist, will attend.
Wed. 9th Nov.
Solidarity Books, 43 Douglas St, Cork
The film “Listen To Venezuela" has been described as,
"... taking the viewer into a contemporary revolution and extraordinary experiment in radical democracy and social justice. In Venezuela, ordinary people have rejected the savage neo-liberal capitalism that has been imposed the world over. In the west, democracy has been drained of any substantive connection with popular power and accountability over the powerful.
For the first time in Greece a documentary produced by the audience. Debtocracy seeks the causes of the debt crisis and proposes solutions, hidden by the government and the dominant media.
On August 23rd Solidarity Books on Douglas St., Cork will host a booklaunch for the new book by Tommy McKearney, ”The Provisional IRA from Insurrection to Parliament.” Tommy McKearney was a senior member of the Provisional IRA from the early 1970s until his arrest in 1977. Sentenced to life imprisonment, he served 16 years during which time he participated in the 1980 hunger strike in the Maze. He is now a freelance journalist and an organizer with the Independent Workers Union.
Life is not easy in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia for young Miloš, between seductresses and...
Closely Watched Trains,
Czechoslovakia (1966) 92 mins
directed by Jiří Menzel
"one of the pinnacles of the Czech New Wave of the 60s" The Guardian
"earthy humor...wonderfully sly...charming and poignant comprehension of the psychology of sex" N.Y. Times
Sunday July 17th 8 pm at Solidarity Books 43 Douglas Street http://solidaritybooks.org admission free, donations appreciated