Sligo: Public meeting on anarchism

Date:

When?: Saturday The 27th of June
Time?Time : 3pm
Where? Lissadell Suite, Sligo City Hotel

The Workers Solidarity Movement is hosting a talk on the financial crisis and other systemic crises faced by global capitalism including the ongoing destruction of the ecological base and the speedy approach of hard resource limits to capitalism's "infinite growth" model, all of which demand an urgent transition to a more sustainable, just and equitable social model.The financial crisis rumbles on and local election results have shown clearly that there is no public support for the governments policies. Every time Brian Cowen or Brian Lenihan appear on the TV news they look like rabbits caught in headlights.

But one thing’s for sure – they know who they’re going to pin the blame on. And who they are going to make pay. It won’t be the property developers, who have pocketed billions in the last few years. Nor will it be the bankers and stockbrokers, who have indulged in reckless financial gambling.

No, they’ve decided that it is ordinary workers who will pay for this financial mess. Huge numbers of workers in the private sector – from construction to catering to I.T. - have been cast onto the dole queues. A 2% levy has been imposed on all our wages. And a further pay cut in the form of a ‘pension levy’ was stolen from the pay packets of public sector workers.

And, have no doubt about it, the next budget will be another round of cuts and attacks on our jobs and wages. Because a political decision has been made that it is workers and the poorer sections of society who will pay.

The government has no intention of addressing the real causes of the financial crisis. To do so would mean addressing the very nature of the capitalist political system, it would mean asking fundamental questions about who controls the wealth and how much say ordinary people really have over our lives.

The Workers Solidarity Movement is hosting a talk on the financial crisis and other systemic crises faced by global capitalism including the ongoing destruction of the ecological base and the speedy approach of hard resource limits to capitalism's "infinite growth" model, all of which demand an urgent transition to a more sustainable, just and equitable social model.

Come along to find out more about the alternatives or if you want to talk about how yourself or others might get involved in organizing the fightback.

Meeting Date: Saturday The 27th of June
Time : 3pm
Location : Lissadell Suite, Sligo City Hotel

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