Yanis Varoufakis recently launched the ‘Democracy in Europe Movement’ , aiming to reform the current European Union by persuading it to be democratic. Varoufakis says that it is better to “work within” the EU to fix it, rather than leaving, as proposed in the UK’s #Brexit referendum and as demanded by an increasing number of Europeans. … Continue reading “Beware Greek Bearing Gifts – Yanis Varoufakis.”
BALLYHEA PROPOSALS TO LIFT IRELAND’S BANK DEBT BURDEN
The following was published by the Ballyhea/Charleville Says NO! group, a .PDF copy of this document can be downloaded here. There is a major imbalance in Ireland’s contribution to the current Europe-wide crisis. To correct that imbalance, and after consultation with several experts in the field, the Ballyhea & Charleville group, part of the growing … Continue reading “BALLYHEA PROPOSALS TO LIFT IRELAND’S BANK DEBT BURDEN”
Letter from Ballyhea: Selling the Soul of a Nation
Ballyhea Charleville Co. Cork November 29th 2012 SELLING THE SOUL OF A NATION Dear Sir or Madam; On the eve of yet another Austerity Budget it’s timely to ask – what if we hadn’t bailed out the banks? Would we be better off, would we be worse off? I could dazzle you with numbers at … Continue reading “Letter from Ballyhea: Selling the Soul of a Nation”
Letter re: Chambers Ireland & their slavishness to FDI
The following is the text of a letter I wrote to the papers dated 27th May 2012, it was published by Cork’s Evening Echo and by the Irish Independent. The letter was promoted by hearing repeatedly that various business associations, Chambers Ireland and Retail Ireland included, were again repeating the call for a Yes vote, … Continue reading “Letter re: Chambers Ireland & their slavishness to FDI”
“Our Sovereignty is Gone” – No it is not!
Even though our rights are being stripped at every level, and our resources have been sold off, and we are enslaved to an avaricious financial system which cares nothing for our future – we are still a Sovereign people. It is still our right to direct the affairs of our state, it is the right … Continue reading ““Our Sovereignty is Gone” – No it is not!”
Should troubled mortgage holders stop paying the banks?
Such a question usually draws gasps of “you must be realistic” or “oh you don’t understand anything, do you” from the well paid ‘experts’ in economics and politics – because such a suggestion is contrary to the basic principles on which our economy is organised and which pays the wages of these ‘experts’. But, given the systemic … Continue reading “Should troubled mortgage holders stop paying the banks?”
Should we withdraw from the bond and currency markets?
The big powers consider the currency crisis This past weekend the IMF & G20 failed to agree on currency policy and broke up leaving continued uncertainty on the management of currency markets worldwide. China, which holds nearly $2.5 trillion in its currency reserves, is resisting ongoing pressure to revalue its own currency, which would ease pressure on … Continue reading “Should we withdraw from the bond and currency markets?”
No to bailouts for the bankers and developers!
Section of the march against NAMA on O’Connell Street, Dublin, September 12th 2009. NO TO NAMA – NOT ONE CENT IN CUTBACKS! On September 12th the Irish People’s Union organised a successful protest against government plans to ‘rescue’ the Banking sector at the expense of ordinary Irish people. Other protests have followed throughout the country, … Continue reading “No to bailouts for the bankers and developers!”