Public Meeting: Greek activist and socialist speaks

“Class warfare is going on and my class isn’t just winning. I mean we’re killing them” – World’s third richest man, Warren Buffet, October 2011

“Class warfare is going on and my class isn’t just winning. I mean we’re killing them”

– World’s third richest man, Warren Buffet, October 2011

  • Eurozone crisis means austerity for workers, young people and the unemployed, while private financial institutions get bailed out to the tune of billions.
  • The total cost of the bailout of Anglo-Irish bank will be €65 billion. Anglo bondholders have assets worth over €20   trillion, more than 200 times the size of the Irish economy.
  • Today Europe’s super-rich have a combined wealth of €8 trillion, this is more than twice the size of Germany – Europe’s largest economy.
  • In Ireland the richest 300 people alone have a combined wealth of €57 billion, while big business made €30 billion worth of un-invested profits last year.
  • In Greece soaring unemployment, tax increases and other austerity measures have resulted in a sharp rise in homelessness, drug addiction and suicide.
  • This coming Friday the Socialist Party has organised a public meeting with Andros Payiatsos a Greek socialist and activist.
  • Andros will give a flavour of the growing upheavals in Greece and the lessons that these momentous events have for  ordinary people in Ireland.

Come to the public meeting

Friday, 2 December, 7.30pm, Teachers Club, Parnell Sq, Dublin
Saturday, 3 December 3.30pm, Metropole Hotel, MacCurtain St, Cork

 

Total
0
Shares
Previous Article

Budget will expose Labour Party dishonesty

Next Article

NI: Step up the pressure after N30

Related Posts
Read More

The other 9/11 – The Pinochet Coup in Chile 1973

The capitalist media and commentators have given great emphasis to discussing the consequences and lessons of the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers in New York a decade ago. Yet this was not the first ‘9/11’. Following the first 9/11, thousands were slaughtered and thousands more tortured and suffered the horrific consequences which followed. This slaughter took place not in the US but in Chile on September 11th 1973. It was planned and executed not from the tribal territories of Afghanistan or Pakistan but in the head-quarters of the CIA and the White House, in collusion with the ruling elite in Chile and its armed forces. This 9/11 should be commemorated, and its lessons studied, by socialists and workers everywhere.