“NAMA clearly shows why we should Vote No to Lisbon” – Workers Solidarity Movement


Anarchist organisation Workers Solidarity Movement has stated that the foisting of NAMA on the Irish people is a clear reason why people should reject the Lisbon treaty, and has rejected attempts by establishment politicians to claim that there is no connection between the two.

“NAMA is brought to us by the same politicians who want us to trust them on Lisbon. Yet NAMA is nothing other than straight class robbery – robbery from ordinary workers in order to shore up the property developers and big bankers who got us into this mess in the first place. It can be described as unfair, it can be described as immoral but in reality it’s naked capitalism at work,” said WSM’s Lisbon spokesperson Gregor Kerr.

“Lisbon likewise is about shoring up the capitalist system, about making it easier for the current system to work. But the system is not working for the vast majority of people but is skewed greatly in favour of the interests of the wealthy and big business,” he continued.

“As anarchists we are totally in favour of unity across Europe,” Kerr concluded. “But the unity we are interested in building is a unity between workers and against the current drive to prop up the wealthy.”

WSM is currently distributing a special copy of its newspaper ‘Workers Solidarity’ which includes 3 articles on the Lisbon treaty (see http://www.wsm.ie/story/5978 ), and erecting 2 anti-Lisbon posters – one asks “Would you buy a second hand treaty from these chancers?” under pictures of John Gormley, Bertie Ahern, Brian Cowen and Mary Harney ; the other says “Vote No. Organise for Real Social Change” (see http://www.wsm.ie/story/6011)
Further WSM comment on the Lisbon treaty can be found at http://www.wsm.ie/lisbon
WSM comment on NAMA can be found at http://www.wsm.ie/story/6005

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More information from WSM Lisbon spokesperson, Gregor Kerr on 086 1501151

Note to editor:
Workers Solidarity Movement (WSM) is an Irish anarchist organisation with branches in Dublin, Cork and Belfast and members in several other places around the country. WSM members are involved in many trade union and community campaigns.