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Don’t pay the Household Tax

The government’s proposed Household Charge of €100 is the forerunner for water charges and a property tax on every home.  A pensioner or low paid worker pays the same as a millionaire. How rotten!  This new tax has absolutely nothing to do with improving council services – the proceeds go towards the bailout of wealthy gamblers and bankers, for which ordinary people are being bled dry.

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World Economy: A new phase of the great recession

Fear of recession in the US, its credit rating downgrade and political dysfunction, not to mention the ongoing eurozone crisis, Japanese stagnation and slowdown in China, have all led to convulsions on world stock markets. socialistparty.net reports.

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Water Charges Struggle: The lessons for today

The following article was written in Spring 2001 in Socialist View, the political journal of the Socialist Party, about the Dublin anti-water charges that existed from 1993 to 1996. In January 2012 the government will introduce a household charge of €100 as a step towards introducing a property tax and water charges. Working class activists who will be critical to building a campaign of mass non payment to these charges in every community can draw crucial lessons from this campaign which the Socialist Party played a key leading role in.

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