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éirígí oppose Bush and Brown visit

category antrim | anti-war / imperialism | news report author Wednesday June 18, 2008 21:38author by Info - éirígí Report this post to the editors

The Bush protest vids just keep on coming!




éirígí carried out a number of actions in the run up to the visit of George W Bush to Ireland, culminating in replacing the Union Jack over Belfast City Hall with the Iraqi flag in solidarity with the people of the Arab nation.

Related Link: http://www.eirigi.org
author by Markpublication date Wed Jun 18, 2008 21:47author address author phone Report this post to the editors

That is an absolute corker. Kudos to all involved.

author by Militantpublication date Wed Jun 18, 2008 23:21author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Well done Eirigi,keeping the imagination and direct action alive.
Fuck Bush!

author by crown paid minister martin mcgutlesspublication date Thu Jun 19, 2008 03:07author address author phone Report this post to the editors

well done!

while OSF are busy planning their one day administering brit rule in the 6 via stormont, you boys and girls are doing this! excellant!

author by Watcherpublication date Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:43author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Well done to all involved in éirígí's actions in the days leading up to, and including the day of, the war criminal Bush's visit.

It's also interesting to see that they also gave Brown the warm welcome he deserves too, being the occupying force in Ireland and all.

I've heard a wee bit about this group and wasn't convinced that their was room for yet another group in Belfast.

However, it appears that they have made room for themselves and my hope has been reignited somewhat.

The message is, it appears that there is a new sheriff in town and I for one wish them all the best.

éirígí - I'll see you on the streets.

author by Pól Macpublication date Thu Jun 19, 2008 13:04author address author phone Report this post to the editors

well done to eirigi. im really impressed with them. actually thought at the start they wouldnt get much support. great to see they are proving me wrong

author by Eddie Richardspublication date Fri Jun 20, 2008 09:55author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Is there any still photos of this? I can't watch video here in work.

author by Infopublication date Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:04author address author phone Report this post to the editors

éirígí Shuts Down US Consulate
http://www.eirigi.org/latest/latest130608.html

Belfast Says No to War Criminals
http://www.eirigi.org/latest/latest160608.html

author by just a thoughtpublication date Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:32author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Militant nonviolent direct action aka these examples posted here and the recent Raytheon 9 action www.raytheon9.org
rather than the co-option of parliamentarianism
or the dead end of armed struggle
seem like the most relevant way to go for the best of Republican tradition still interested in ending partition and securing an Ireland based on social justice north and south

author by Infopublication date Fri Jun 20, 2008 15:18author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Ever eager to impose their reactionary viewpoints at every opportunity, the Democratic Unionist Party and the British National Party have launched several verbal attacks on Patricia McKeown and her union, UNISON, in the last number of days.

Prominent trade unionist McKeown has been lambasted by the two far-right parties following her defence of the éirígí activists who removed the British Union Jack from Belfast’s City Hall on Monday (June 16) and replaced it with the flag of Iraq.

http://www.eirigi.org/latest/latest200608(02).html

author by embassypublication date Sat Jun 21, 2008 01:54author address author phone Report this post to the editors

At point 1.04 in the video above, you might want to look at the spelling of the word Consulate

author by Seanpublication date Sat Jun 21, 2008 20:04author address author phone Report this post to the editors

at the minute, these are the most active boys and girls on the left..

during lisbon their campaign was miles ahead of most, even going over to the islands and with bridge banners around the country- Uncle E.U got a lot of media attention too. the removals truck and other stuff comes to mind too. on the anti war stuff the above shows the exciting kind of activism they're engaged in there. they distribute propaganda at events like Dub GAA matches, and I even seen them with a NO TO LISBON banner on the hill.

they put a lot of the smaller left groups to shame during lisbon, and through their proclamation distro they're engaging with ordinary people north and south. am not a member of a political org. but i find eirigis brand of activism lately exciting and a good sign of whats ahead for the left in ireland

author by morepublication date Sun Jun 22, 2008 18:03author address author phone Report this post to the editors

There is a rule that eirigi members have to post a certain number of comments on the internet praising the group, in the same way that members of the swp have to sell a certain number of newspapers.

author by No morepublication date Mon Jun 23, 2008 14:11author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Is it very strange that anyone might praise a group on this site, particularly in light of the story here which relates to specific actions that people may deem worthy of praise?

Jealousy aul son jealousy.

author by Carlos - Rifondazione Comunista Italypublication date Mon Jun 23, 2008 23:15author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Hi to everybody,

I like the way Eirigi acted.

However, one thing is sympathy one thing is how to carry out a political line.

Moreover, I believe Sinn Fein has implemented a good policy during many years.

In addition, the most important thing is to be united and coordinate actions together because the left wing has been historically exposed to division.

To sum up, Hasta La Victoria Simepre, Patria o Muerte!

author by Infopublication date Wed Jul 09, 2008 16:43author address author phone Report this post to the editors




The video.

author by saoirsepublication date Thu Jul 10, 2008 15:56author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Why was the butchers apron not burned when removed, why was it back up 10 min later, What a bunch of jackeen cowards.

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