Grassroots Gathering Fundraiser

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Thursday 24th April 8pm Lower Deck, Dublin

The Grassroots Gatherings are open get-togethers for people who want to transform Irish society and the world in radical ways – 'grassroots' ways, in their focus on real democracy, and bottom-up methods. Reclaiming the streets, building social centres, resisting war, environmental destruction and EU neoliberalism, since 2001 the network around the Grassroots Gatherings has taken part in the global uprising against an equally global capitalism gone out of control. Check out

http://www.wsm.ie/story/2799

When? Thursday 24th April at 8pm

Where? Lower Deck, Portobello, Dublin

The Grassroots Gatherings are open get-togethers for people who want to transform Irish society and the world in radical ways – 'grassroots' ways, in their focus on real democracy, and bottom-up methods.



Reclaiming the streets, building social centres, resisting war, environmental destruction and EU neoliberalism, since 2001 the network around the Grassroots Gatherings has taken part in the global uprising against an equally global capitalism gone out of control. Check out

History of the Grassroots Gathering by Laurence Cox


A critical look at Mayday 2004 by Dec McCarthy

Benefit gig and cd launch in aid of the Grassroots Gathering
and launch of the Grassroots Gathering 2008 music compilation cd.

Eva Urban
'..guitar, sweet chanteuse stylings and a voice which wouldn't sound amiss in the dawn chorus'

Janey Mac
Queer punk inspired funk for the upset Zing electrifying alt-rock 3-piece


Electronic Resistance

DJs spin the sharpest choons around, fromElectro, Techno, Drum 'n' Bass, Breakbeat, Dubstep and Breakcore; Downtempo to Uptempo,
Minimal to Maximal, and all the intimate variations of ying and yang!


Minimum donation: €5 or €10 (including a copy of the cd featuring 15 wonderful artists!)

The next Grassroots Gathering will take place in Dublin this June bank
holiday weekend, Friday 30th, Saturday 31st May and Sunday 1st June.



Since the winter of 2001 ten Grassroots Gatherings have taken place in
Ireland, with discussion and organisation around a wide range of issues.



The Grassroots Gatherings have aimed towards a network which would:



* Be based on the principle that people should control their own lives and work together as equals, as part of how we work as well as what we are working towards.



* Within the network this means rejecting top-down and state-centred forms of organisation (hierarchical, authoritarian, expert-based, Leninist etc.). We need a network that's open, decentralised, and really democratic.



* Call for solutions that involve ordinary people controlling their own lives and having the resources to do so: the abolition, not reform, of global bodies like the World Bank and WTO, and a challenge to underlying structures of power and inequality.



* Organise for the control of the workplace by those who work there.



* Call for the control of communities by the people who live there.



* Argue for a sustainable environmental, economic and social system, agreed by the people of the planet.



* Working together in ways which are accessible to ordinary people, particularly women and working-class people, rather than reproducing feelings of disempowerment and alienation within our own network.



* More: http://www.myspace.com/grassrootsgathering08


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