EU and IMF market vultures circle over Ireland

making waves

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Hostages to the Bond Holders!

Joe Higgins, Socialist Party MEP

’Everyone is really a hostage to the bond markets!’ This dramatic statement was made yesterday on Morning Ireland by Tony Connolly, the Europe Correspondent of Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTE.

‘At last,’ I thought, ‘a correspondent in the establishment media is speaking truth to power. Now let’s have the questions begged by this forthright statement.’ And the questions.

‘Isn’t mass hostage taking a grievous crime against humanity? Isn’t it official policy that you don’t pay the ransom demanded? That if you do pay, it encourages the criminals to go again, thus endangering ever greater numbers of innocent people who will become the victims of this criminality?’

Sadly, these questions didn’t follow, either on RTE or in any other section of the establishment media. Instead the questions were, ‘What can be done now to satisfy the hostage takers? How many billions must taxpayers deliver in crates to secure their release from the grip of their captors?’ For yes, they, the taxpayers, are the hostages?

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Joe Higgins and the Socialist Party placed a picket on the Irish Government / IMF / ECB meeting in Dublin this morning. Several other political and community groups participated. Joe Higgins was interviewed on BBC and news of the picket was carried on several European networks. What was the response of RTE?


Finally - Max Keiser gives his thoughts on the IMF bailout for Ireland -
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzUD6d72l8I]YouTube - Ireland should divorce itself from EU bailout and IMF - RT 101117[/ame]
 


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Hostages to the Bond Holders!

Joe Higgins, Socialist Party MEP

’Everyone is really a hostage to the bond markets!’ This dramatic statement was made yesterday on Morning Ireland by Tony Connolly, the Europe Correspondent of Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTE.

‘At last,’ I thought, ‘a correspondent in the establishment media is speaking truth to power. Now let’s have the questions begged by this forthright statement.’ And the questions.

‘Isn’t mass hostage taking a grievous crime against humanity? Isn’t it official policy that you don’t pay the ransom demanded? That if you do pay, it encourages the criminals to go again, thus endangering ever greater numbers of innocent people who will become the victims of this criminality?’

Sadly, these questions didn’t follow, either on RTE or in any other section of the establishment media. Instead the questions were, ‘What can be done now to satisfy the hostage takers? How many billions must taxpayers deliver in crates to secure their release from the grip of their captors?’ For yes, they, the taxpayers, are the hostages?

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Joe Higgins and the Socialist Party placed a picket on the Irish Government / IMF / ECB meeting in Dublin this morning. Several other political and community groups participated. Joe Higgins was interviewed on BBC and news of the picket was carried on several European networks. What was the response of RTE?


Finally - Max Keiser gives his thoughts on the IMF bailout for Ireland -
YouTube - Ireland should divorce itself from EU bailout and IMF - RT 101117
I wonder what Max Keiser would have to say about Joe Higgins polices. Although it is funny to see a socialist linking someone who is mainly Austrian School.

Thumbs up on the video BTW.
 

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Did anyone ever read John B. Keane's Sive? The scene were the match maker and Mena hatch a plot to sell the teenage Sive to an old farmer?
 

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What need you, being come to sense,
But fumble in a greasy till
And add the halfpence to the pence
And prayer to shivering prayer, until
You have dried the marrow from the bone?
For men were born to pray and save:
Romantic Ireland's dead and gone,
It's with O'Leary in the grave.

Yet they were of a different kind,
The names that stilled your childish play,
They have gone about the world like wind,
But little time had they to pray
For whom the hangman's rope was spun,
And what, God help us, could they save?
Romantic Ireland's dead and gone,
It's with O'Leary in the grave.

Was it for this the wild geese spread
The grey wing upon every tide;
For this that all that blood was shed,
For this Edward Fitzgerald died,
And Robert Emmet and Wolfe Tone,
All that delirium of the brave?
Romantic Ireland's dead and gone,
It's with O'Leary in the grave.

Yet could we turn the years again,
And call those exiles as they were
In all their loneliness and pain,
You'd cry, 'Some woman's yellow hair
Has maddened every mother's son':
They weighed so lightly what they gave.
But let them be, they're dead and gone,
They're with O'Leary in the grave.
 

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I wonder what Max Keiser would have to say about Joe Higgins polices. Although it is funny to see a socialist linking someone who is mainly Austrian School.
Some spokepeople for capitalism recognise a conjob when they see one.
 

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Some spokepeople for capitalism recognise a conjob when they see one.
Yes, there a whole host of excellent people who still, unfortunately, support capitalism as a theory, but are not afraid to tell the truth about the practice. Gerald Celente called all this Corporatism what it is, i.e. Fascism pure and simple.
 


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