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international / eu / press release Friday June 13, 2008 13:18 by Campaign Against EU Constitution   text 3 comments (last - saturday june 14, 2008 22:44)

The Irish people have spoken. Contrary to the predictions of social and political turmoil, we believe that hundreds of millions of people across Europe will welcome the rejection of the Lisbon Treaty. The proposals to further reduce democracy, to militarise the EU and to let private business take over public services have been rejected. Lisbon is dead. Along with the EU Constitution from which it came, it should now be buried. read full story / add a comment
national / eu / opinion/analysis Thursday June 12, 2008 13:31 by old fashioned Green   text 4 comments (last - saturday june 14, 2008 07:31)
these are the main reasons why I and many Green party members are voting no to Lisbon and why we refused to campaign for a yes vote.
Reason no 1: REACH
Reason no 2: Nuclear power
Reason no 3: EU Corruption
Reason no 4: EU Police state. read full story / add a comment
May 17th, Limerick. early days in the campaign
cork / eu / news report Wednesday June 11, 2008 20:59 by Ray   text 5 comments (last - tuesday june 24, 2008 19:54)   image 9 images
A photo-review of WSM activities in Munster cities during the Lisbon referendum campaign. The Cork WSM branch, with the help of other comrades from Limerick and Dublin, did 4 info stalls on the streets of Cork, Limerick and Waterford as part of our campaign activities. Each was blessed with good sunny weather and a public mood in some sympathy with our anarchist vote No message. We gave out thousands of leaflets, and made new contacts across the cities. It was also good to see what other campaigns were active on the ground across Munster. read full story / add a comment
international / eu / opinion/analysis Wednesday June 11, 2008 17:53 by jmstipe20   image 2 images
Background information for the Irish referendum on June 12: The EU today lacks proper democratic procedures. The Lisbon Treaty boosts this lack of democracy making the EU even more remote to its citizens. This is the conclusion of a study by Michael Efler, Percy Vogel, Gerald Häfner, Roman Huber and Felix Wünsche. read full story / add a comment
dublin / eu / opinion/analysis Wednesday June 11, 2008 14:52 by Cathal Brennan
Video from the Lisbon Debate hosted by the Socialist Party in Wynn's Hotel on the 5th June 2008. Here Joe Higgins outlines the No argument.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M89u1OMnJFA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zACw6U4Nbgc&feature=user

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national / eu / opinion/analysis Wednesday June 11, 2008 11:58 by Barra Ó Gríobhtha   text 13 comments (last - friday june 27, 2008 21:23)
In the last few days, Brian Cowen has stated that Ireland's future will be decided by the Lisbon Treaty Referendum. If, therefore, its ratification is so paramount with regard to the future of Ireland, and indeed Europe, then why are we the only nation voting on it? Surely, in any democracy, people are entitled to decide on issues which fundamentally shape their future, right? A half a billion people now live in the E.U., but only a few million are being asked for their opinion in a referendum being billed by Cowen as the most import in a generation. Either European democracy is well or truly a thing of the past, or Cowen, Kenny and Gilmore are exaggerating the importance of this referendum with a view to sparing their blushes on the corridors of power in Brussels. read full story / add a comment
national / eu / opinion/analysis Wednesday June 11, 2008 10:27 by Howard Holby
The areas in which national competences will be or potentially will be transferred to the Union, and the procedure of how the national parliaments may try to retain the remainder of their competences.

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national / eu / press release Tuesday June 10, 2008 19:31 by Republican Sinn Féin   text 1 comment (last - tuesday june 10, 2008 19:37)
Statement from Ruairí Ó Brádaigh, President Republican Sinn Féin. read full story / add a comment
international / eu / opinion/analysis Tuesday June 10, 2008 17:04 by paul o toole   text 2 comments (last - thursday june 12, 2008 22:04)
Nutrality in Ireland has been reduced in our constitution as nothing more than 'aspirational' by our courts. read full story / add a comment
international / eu / news report Tuesday June 10, 2008 10:44 by global citizen   text 4 comments (last - saturday june 14, 2008 01:09)
Sarkozy wants to end France's 35 hour week and last night the EU decided to increase the working week from a maximum of 48 hours to up to 65 hours. read full story / add a comment
national / eu / news report Tuesday June 10, 2008 08:44 by paul o toole   text 12 comments (last - thursday june 12, 2008 08:45)
Ireland AM T.V. poll.
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national / eu / opinion/analysis Tuesday June 10, 2008 01:18 by Galway woman   text 4 comments (last - friday june 20, 2008 14:34)
I just got a leaflet through the door from Labour today calling for a Yes vote. It is worse that I could have guessed. read full story / add a comment
national / eu / opinion/analysis Monday June 09, 2008 10:07 by Howard Holby   text 12 comments (last - thursday june 12, 2008 03:25)   image 1 image
This article summarises our main arguments against Lisbon and presents a most recent example as a further proof of our former claims. read full story / add a comment
galway / eu / opinion/analysis Monday June 09, 2008 00:01 by Frustrated Galwegian   text 3 comments (last - monday june 09, 2008 21:59)
Written after reading comments by Michael D. in the Local Press urging people to vote Yes. read full story / add a comment
national / eu / news report Sunday June 08, 2008 12:55 by Amy Winehouse   text 4 comments (last - sunday june 08, 2008 20:20)   image 1 image
The Taoiseach Brian Cowen is to attend a rally today to steady the resolve of Dublin FF supporters in a last ditch effort to get them to support the Lisbon Treaty. The event will take place at 2PM at the National College of Ireland in the IFSC.

The last ditch rally is an echo of the same tactic which was carried out last year in thegeneral election the Sunday before polling day.

Sources in the NO campaign said they would make their presence felt at the rally, to protest against the militarisation of the EU, amongst many other issues. read full story / add a comment
Biffo and Charlie keeping each other right on the Treaty
dublin / eu / news report Saturday June 07, 2008 18:52 by Joanne   text 14 comments (last - thursday august 21, 2008 16:27)   image 15 images   video 1 video file
Dublin youth activists united in protest today outside the European Union house to urge a No! vote in this Thursday’s Lisbon Treaty referendum.

The protest, which included an open mic and street theatre, was jointly organised by Ógra Shinn Féin, and the Connolly Youth Movement, with members of the IPSC and Anarchist activists also in attendance.

Following a very imaginative and visible protest which had Brian Cowen and Charlie McCreevy present, there was an extensive canvass of the thronged Grafton Street asking people to secure a better deal for Ireland, and vote No!
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national / eu / opinion/analysis Friday June 06, 2008 19:34 by Howard Holby   text 2 comments (last - tuesday june 10, 2008 08:02)
Myth: ‘Ireland and Europe need the EU and Lisbon Treaty’

Fact: the EU needs Ireland and Europe, and the EU needs the Lisbon Treaty to gain control over Europe read full story / add a comment
international / eu / news report Friday June 06, 2008 07:38 by Bart Nijs   text 4 comments (last - sunday june 08, 2008 13:57)
Five years ago, an EU Court of Auditors official informed his Secretary General of his suspicions of fraud and blackmail being practiced at the institution. After meeting with a refusal to examine the case, one yeare ago, he urged the Court´s President to react to the Secretary General´s failure to act. The only reaction he received was a disciplinary procedure being launched against him. read full story / add a comment
Telling it as it is!!
national / eu / news report Thursday June 05, 2008 22:00 by éirígí   text 12 comments (last - friday june 06, 2008 23:50)   image 2 images
Tackling the Liars on Lisbon

05/06/08

éirígí activists gathered in Dublin’s Henry Street this afternoon (Thursday) to coincide with a pre-planned walk-about by some of the luminaries of the pro-Lisbon Treaty camp.

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national / eu / opinion/analysis Wednesday June 04, 2008 09:46 by Howard Holby   text 12 comments (last - monday june 09, 2008 00:34)
Continuing the topics of our former essay “Our future under a ratified Lisbon Treaty” http://www.indymedia.ie/article/87683 [1],
this analysis presents some of the further major negative effects expected within a unified Europa under Lisbon.

Contents:

Lisbon Treaty: a flawed constitution for Europe
Nomad lifestyle, uncertain future, low efficiency
Low wages with no freedom to negotiate
The main victims of Lisbon: the young generations
“Efficiency” à la Lisbon - No, thanks!
NO to Lisbon = yes to economic strength read full story / add a comment
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