éirígí Slams Spin, Lies & Censorship

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Really guys, who gives a ************************e about Eirigi? They have had their thirty seconds of fame and will be gone back into the murky shadows where they belong in a few more days.They are a mickey mouse outfit that will achieve nothing. Their form of socialism belongs in the nineteenth century when people were genuinely downtrodden. These days organisations such as this only attract dossers who don't want to work but still feel that they are entitled to have their house, food, medicine and lifestyle all paid for by the state.
 


stoichkov

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eirigi have worse pr skills than neil prendeville.
 

maxthedog

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Eirigi engaged with the USI leadership prior to the protest and advised the USI that they would be using the protest as part of their own party political ends in addition to simply marching behind the USI banner did they? I'd be interested in seeing this correspondence.

I assume its also highly coincidental that the incidence of Eirigi flags was much greater up by the Garda line than further back down the crowd.
Looking at the You tube, I was struck by the dodgy looking students with sacks on their backs, but the hoodies well pulled over the head.

I admire Eirigi and their protests as they some times seem to be the only disesentingvoice.

But they should either leave the students alone, or stay well back out of the way, and not engage in any frontline part of the protest.

They have ruined for thousands of students any legitimate concern over fees .
 

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Read the statement, éirígí hijacked nothing.
Whatever way you want to spin it, your group took violent action in a futile attempt to undermine a democracy that has utterly rejected your movement.

The incidents surrounding the student protests, following hot on the heels of the assault on Mary Harney is to the detriment of your cause and will do nothing more that associate the name Eirigi with undemocratic and illegal action in the minds of the Irish people.
 
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Really guys, who cares about "Eirigi" They are a mickey mouse outfit that will achieve nothing. Their form of socialism belongs in the nineteenth century when people were genuinely downtrodden. These days organisations such as this only attract dossers who don't want to work but still feel that they are entitled to have their house, food, medicine and lifestyle all paid for by the state.
 

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Eh, last week, when that Éirígí councillor assaulted Mary Harney. Now, I don't care if you think it was great, it was illegal.
Or illegally occupying Anglo, or being involved in the violent protests when protesting Blair, or having members arrested for y'know...murdering soldiers.
 

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It's all just a coincidence that most public activities Eirigi engage in involve illegality. It's all just a conspiracy by the main parties, the media and the police to make Eirigi look like unelectable nutbars. When they run in the next GE and get obliterated it'll all be someone elses fault. Won't shut them up though about representing some made up support base.
Are they trying to get elected even? I thought they were just a protest/civil disobedience grouping. Can't do civil disobedience without breaking the law. In places like France the state seems to let it happen. In Ireland and the UK the cops come down too heavy and escalate the situation every time since the Peterloo Massacre. As far as the cops and the state seem to be concerned everybody are subjects.

I'm no fan of Éirigi and their nationalistic mythology but what this mouthpiece with his Gaelically Gaelic name is saying seems to ring true. The consolidated media have not questioned the actions of An Garda Síochána which look to be woefully inept and heavy handed at best. I dread to think what would have happened if it hadn't been mostly schoolchildren they were dealing with.
 

The Salmon of Knowledge

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Eh, last week, when that Éirígí councillor assaulted Mary Harney. Now, I don't care if you think it was great, it was illegal.
Louise Minihan engaged in the age old tactic of non violent direct action.

The cuts Harney and her FF cronies havve implemented and are planning for our health system- now thats an assault!
 

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Louise Minihan engaged in the age old tactic of non violent direct action.

The cuts Harney and her FF cronies havve implemented and are planning for our health system- now thats an assault!
pouring paint over harney was assault. (though the Garda did not think so)

pouring paint over her own hands , would have been non-violent protest.
 

The Salmon of Knowledge

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Whatever way you want to spin it, your group took violent action in a futile attempt to undermine a democracy that has utterly rejected your movement.

The incidents surrounding the student protests, following hot on the heels of the assault on Mary Harney is to the detriment of your cause and will do nothing more that associate the name Eirigi with undemocratic and illegal action in the minds of the Irish people.
The only violenece on Wednesday came from the Gardai who attacked peaceful student protesters.
 

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Or illegally occupying Anglo, or being involved in the violent protests when protesting Blair, or having members arrested for y'know...murdering soldiers.
Anglo and it's bondholders are occupying us. Blair is regarded by many as a war criminal who will never face trial because of his nationality/influence. To be arrested for something does not in any way impugn your good character (but can of course be a sign of the nature of the state), innocent until proven guilty (but as we know where the media are concerned aspersions cast carry weight).

To be honest this reads to me more like a list of honours than demerits.
 

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The fact is though that students are incredibly dangerous for any revolutionary movement. Communist movements arent about "finding yourself" or "individuation"...They require people who already know themselves and are able to make sacrafices...Even the ultimate sacrafice.
 

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Louise Minihan engaged in the age old tactic of non violent direct action.

The cuts Harney and her FF cronies havve implemented and are planning for our health system- now thats an assault!
Don't think throwing something at somebody qualifies as non-violent tactic.
 


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