Cork mobilises against the household tax


The past two weeks have seen growing momentum in the Campaign Against the Household and Water Taxes in Cork city and county. A further 6 public meetings have been held to initiate local organising groups to build the campaign: Dunmanway and Skibbereen in West Cork , Bishopstown and Gurranabraher in the city, and Ballincollig and Blarney. They join Cobh in East Cork, Ballyphehane, Mahon and South Parish/Greenmount on the citys southside and Ballyvolane, Farranree and Mayfield on the northside.

There will be a further series of public meetings rolled out in the new year to bring the campaign to more areas of the city and towns in the county.  The campaign views as vital this organising drive so that every area of the city and county has both a functioning local group and a democratic input into the campaign locally and nationally. The key to victory is mass non-payment, but for this to remain solid people need to know that a vibrant and strong campaign exists in their area that will provide backing and support to all non-payers.

Workers Solidarity Movement members are active, along with many others from the parties and groups of the left, in the campaign in Cork helping to organise meetings, postering leafletting and speaking at public meetings. The campaign is non party political and has attracted people of diverse political views.  The points of unity are a commitment to defeating the tax through mass non payment and the building of a mass democratic campaign.

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