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VIDEO - Audio informercial MAYDAY Dublin 2004

category international | summit mobilisations | news report author Wednesday March 31, 2004 12:21author by Maydayer - For your Information

Mayday Propaganda

Are you going to Dublin for Mayday?
INFOMERCIAL 2min - Video MPEG/Win Audio MP3
BRING THE NOISE! The EU Ministers dine in the opulence of Farmleigh House on Saturday evening May 1st in Dublin’s Phonix Park to celebrate the imperalist expansion of Europe. Join us in a weekend of resistance
Garda Riot Rraining for Mayday
Garda Riot Rraining for Mayday

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Join us in a weekend of resistance J

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The European Union means the increase of state terrorism, social control and capitalist exploitation. It can not be reformed it must be destroyed from the bottom up. For a Europe based on people not profit…
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The 1st international Anti-Globalisation protest in Ireland, and the corporate media fear machine has already done most of the ground work needed to justify state violence. Irish police have been equipped with “non-lethal” weapons fro the first time in there history (been trained by the yanks no less!) despite the fact there has never even been a stone thrown at an Irish protest. 1/2 the Police force of Ireland will be on duty in Dublin on May 1st.
Irish protesters/public are already used to seeing Riot cops at demonstrations, something unheard of until just over 1 year ago, and now commonplace. The public has been desensitised to the prospect of violence against protesters, who have them selves been dehumanised in the process.
Resistance is fertile, join the carnival of HOPE

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Fear and control
Fear and control

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author by xpublication date Wed Mar 31, 2004 12:37author address author phone

that last article, what paper/when is that from?

i see its a generic picture of "globalise resistance". do they even exist any more?

author by Ann Postpublication date Wed Mar 31, 2004 14:11author address author phone

Do the Gardai have a licence for each of the forty-four television screens in their command centre?

author by Badmanpublication date Wed Mar 31, 2004 14:20author address author phone

Yeah, you can see them in the picture. They're the guy in the yellow t-shirt on the right hand side (with the little beard).

author by Joepublication date Wed Mar 31, 2004 14:47author address author phone

The picture is from the Sunday Indo (I think) around the time of the December Shannon demonstration. I seem to remember seeing it on the bus back and having a laugh at it. Since then of course the SWP decided to organise as 'Another Europe is Possible; under Rory rather than as 'Gloablise Resistance' under Joe so GR has vanished for now.

author by annoyedpublication date Wed Mar 31, 2004 15:03author address author phone

Sadly this video is just as sensationalistic as the Herald or the Indo - what's the difference? The implication is the same: 'CHAOS ON THE STREETS OF DUBLIN (party on dude!)'

Couldn't someone make a video about peaceful protest and people exercising their legal rights? Which is much more likely to happen anyway and why is this video trying to attract a 'militant' element to come to Ireland?

author by jhpublication date Wed Mar 31, 2004 16:16author address author phone

its quite well made and explains exactly where they are coming from....

the only violence is display is the only violence that occured that by the cops....

it has clips of vids of the gardai training for petrol bombs now that ott

(by the way where ya get that never seen it before ,does nobody have any more info on their training and the consultants or foreign police doing it...?)

i think it deadly

it shows people dancing and marching and sitting down....

hmmm what more could ya want

author by video watcherpublication date Wed Mar 31, 2004 17:10author address author phone


author by Conor - SAucdpublication date Wed Mar 31, 2004 18:27author address author phone

by scott millar in the sunday times.

numerous people "watch that c**t, he'd sell his granny for a story".

the pic is of joe carolon, so im guessing its a GR/SWP affair.

Will GR be back for "Dublins Genoa" ?

could someone from gr say? i hear the swp are organising a carnival or something. whats the swp mayday line?

author by AUDIO BODZpublication date Wed Mar 31, 2004 21:45author address author phone

PLEASE download Audio and send to local/pirat radio :)

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author by Maydayerpublication date Wed Mar 31, 2004 22:08author address author phone

"Sadly this video is just as sensationalistic"
YES that was the point - thus the title - Mayday propaganda
It was a piss take a bit of fun, propaganda can work both ways. It was meant to show how silly (and frightening) the whole thing is. Iam sure most indymedia viewers are smart enough to see what’s going on. Using the media to create fear as justification for violence, that’s what I said in the video. As for attracting "extreme elements" of what ever the cops are calling peace protesters or environmental activists, I think the corporate media has already done a good job of that.
The only thing this video advertises is peaceful protests like critical mass and RTS.

Note * not one stone let alone one petrel bomb has ever been thrown at a (anti-War Globalisation) protest in Ireland - It is not the Irish protesters who are arming themselves to the teeth and training for violence is it? Lets look at the facts and look behind the propaganda lie machine
Any violence on mayday if there is any will likely come from the state against the protesters, the government is running scared, every day now they make another announcement escalating and militarising the situation.

As for the video tong in cheek ;)
stay tuned for many more...

author by R Isiblepublication date Wed Mar 31, 2004 23:24author address author phone

Thanks for the video though. Gave me a good laugh when I saw Cowen stuffing his face! Keep 'em coming!

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author by repostpublication date Thu Apr 01, 2004 12:24author address author phone

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author by Sound Hackpublication date Thu Apr 01, 2004 14:27author address author phone

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author by 1/4/04publication date Thu Apr 01, 2004 14:44author address author phone

Trust the indo to come up with the best April Fools Day joke. I doubt if they spotted the irony of publishing their distorted muck on April first when they were putting it together.

author by indyreaderpublication date Thu Apr 01, 2004 14:55author address author phone

Mayhem Alert? Maybe we are going to need a Bullshit Alert for the entire month. Something tells me the corporate media are only warming up.
I'm glad we have a REAL 'Independent' - indymedia.

author by ecpublication date Thu Apr 01, 2004 15:51author address author phone

from Genoa - Driver of the Ya Basta Water Van being Assaulted after being dragged from the van

author by conor (wsm personal capacity)publication date Thu Apr 01, 2004 17:05author address author phone

Interesting how even these articles about protestors cause mahem, chaos, genoa in Dublin etc etc - its always copiously illustrated withcops kicking the shit out of people
not too surprising - this being , generally speaking, 95-99% of the violence at any of these events pronbaly hard to get footage of anything else !


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author by Acidpublication date Fri Apr 02, 2004 01:01author address author phone

news is the first picture from? Anyone have a date for when it was broadcasted?

author by EEEKKKpublication date Sat Apr 03, 2004 15:17author address author phone



author by Fm 104 - Radio Stationpublication date Thu Apr 29, 2004 18:08author email adrienken at fm104 dot ieauthor address author phone 016797104

Our listeners do not want any of you in Dublin on Monday. If you know what is good for you stay the hell away from our city. The Irish people will not put up with people coming over to Dublin and causing trouble. If you come to Dublin you will be met by fource ie: 2.500+ Garda. Any of you that get hurt will deserve it.

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author by elfpublication date Thu Apr 29, 2004 20:08author address author phone

there is a long list of people who have causing mayhem and trouble in Dublin for a long time and we'd like them to leave.
Perhaps they could seek asylum in a South American country, I believe Uribe still controls Colombia for the moment.
Bylorussia is a good bet as well, offered the Hussein brothers asylum.
Zimbabwe, could be welcoming you never know.
Saudi (soon to be a republic) under it's present kingdom loves putting up the monsters and bloodthirsty and confirmed canibals. Probably too bad for the filth of Dublin though.
Horses for Courses and all that.

So if there is no Mayhem, are the anarchists going to be discredited?
And if the soldiers fire, is the government going to come under serious criticism?
And is Bertie going to go gracefully or is he going to be pushed?

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