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AAA – building a movement for the 99%

What party represents the hundreds of thousands of people who took to the streets on 11 October and 1 November (and the many others not on those marches who applaud them)? It's obvious there is a gaping political vacuum, with no major party or movement basing itself on fighting the cause of workers, the unemployed, pensioners and young people.

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100,000 on the streets represents an…Explosion from below

The demonstration on 11 October and on 1 November with 100,000 and 150,000 marching in Dublin and throughout the state respectively against the water charges, was the most significant protest demo in the state in decades, writes Laura Fitzgerald. Why? Because of the demonstration’s grassroots, “from below” nature, with working class communities locally organising to ensure large and vibrant turnouts from ...

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10,000 March in Limerick with message: “No way, we won’t pay!”

A massive protest of 10,000 marched through Limerick city on October 25th against water charges. The demonstration was wholly organised by the We Won’t Pay Campaign. The dominant theme was unquestionably support for a campaign of mass non-payment with chants of “No way, we won’t pay!” echoing throughout the streets of Limerick for hours as the march passed. Not only ...

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