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Free Joe & Clare
Davy Carlin

The jailing of the two Socialist Party members Joe Higgins and Clare Daly shows clearly the corrupt priorities of the Southern Government. While the Ansbacher gang roam about free and with seeing the amnesties given out to the rich for their tax scams, working class activists are being banged up for peacefully standing firm against an unjust Bin Tax. The concerted effort by the media against both persons in a ‘red’ scare and against the Anti Bin Tax campaign shows exactly the impact the campaign has and is having. The campaign has brought together many activists from various communities, trade unionists, political parties, various organisations and individuals to stand against both the Bin Tax and secondly the repressive measures now being used against peaceful protesters. The campaign has seen peaceful actions and large public meetings in many areas in and around Dublin with thousands of working class people participating.

This situation calls firstly for continual widening of support within the trade unions and communities looking for mass action against this unjust double tax. Secondly, somethong similar is needed in a widening call for solidarity both at home and internationally for all that have been and may be imprisoned within this cause of working class struggle. It is we collectively, and in solidarity, against them, it is a working class struggle against a corrupt ruling class interest. It is in that political and economic sense that the phrase, ‘unity is strength’ rings and is political and practically all the more important at this time.

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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18 October 2003

 

Other Articles From This Issue:

 

Hold Onto Your Guns
Liam O Comain

 

Loyalist Violence
Newton Emerson

 

Sleeping With the Enemy
Kathleen O Halloran

 

Whatever Happened to the Anti War Movement?
Brendan O'Neill

 

Free Joe & Clare
Davy Carlin

 

Theodor Adorno
Liam O Ruairc

 

The Desaparecidos
Anthony McIntyre

 

The Letters Page has been updated.

 

12 October 2003

 

Tribalism is little more than the lowest common denominator
Thomas Gore

 

Separation vs. Segregation
Eamon Sweeney

 

The Legitimacy of Our Struggle
Liam O Comain

 

Not Losing His Way
Anthony McIntyre

 

A Hero of Reknown
Kathleen O Halloran

 

West Belfast - Childhood and the Wars
Davy Carlin

 

Abduction of Republican
32 County Sovereignty Committee

 

RSF attend Sardinian Conference
Des Dalton

 

 

 

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