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EU Presidency Counter Summit 2013 15th to 17th of February


Ramon Mercadar

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I'm not involved in organising this but I thought it might of interest to some here. Looking forward to hearing Owen Jones again.

Let me be the first to say that inviting Tommy Sheridan is a bad idea.

EU Presidency Counter Summit 2013 15th to 17th of February

Weekend of Discussion on Austerity, Resistance and the Left Alternative

Friday Rally:Austerity – weapon not policy 7:30 – 10pm, Liberty Hall, Eden Quay, Dublin1

Chairperson: Paul Murphy MEP

Speakers:

Jimmy Kelly (UNITE)

Cllr Ruth Coppinger (Socialist Party & anti-property tax campaigner)

Owen Jones (Author of ‘Chavs: The demonisation of the Working Class)’

Laurie Penny (Feminist author & blogger)

Andros Payiatsos (Greek Socialist)

Tommy Sheridan (Scottish Socialist)

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Saturday Morning Commissions (choose one) 10am – 12pm

Greece: Golden Dawn and the threat of fascism
Andros Payiatsos

EU – European democracy or market dictatorship?
Kenneth Haar and Brendan Young

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Saturday Afternoon Commissions (choose one) 1 – 3pm

‘Social’ or ‘Neo-liberal’? History and future of the EU
Owen Jones and Paul Murphy and Alex Gordon

Youth unemployment and workfare – a timebomb for capitalism?
Youth Fight for Jobs, Scambridge.ie speaker, Spanish Indignado

Sexism, Abortion Rights and Inequality in the Age of Austerity
Laurie Penny, Laura Fitzgerald, activist from Abortion rights campaigning

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Saturday evening commissions (choose one) 3.30 – 5.30pm:

The media and the crisis – manufacturing consent
Tommy Sheridan

How the EU aids the occupation of Palestine
David Cronin, Zoe Lawlor (IPSC, recently returned from factfinding trip to Gaza) , Tanja Niemeier (Adviser on Trade – European United Left)

Two weapons of Austerity – Debt and Deflation
Dr. Andy Storey, Dr. Conor McCabe

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Saturday Debate (6 – 8pm):
Alternatives to Austerity

Chairperson: Cllr. Ruth Coppinger

Speakers:

Joe Higgins TD (Socialist Party)

Eoin O’Broin (Sinn Fein)

Paul Dillon (Labour Party & Campaign for Labour Policies)

Richard Boyd Barrett (People Before Profit Alliance/SWP)

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Sunday Commissions (choose one) 1 – 3pm

The militarisation of Europe
Roger Cole (PANA), Kevin Henry

Lessons of the poll tax battle
Tommy Sheridan, Cllr Mick Barry

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Sunday Closing Rally:

Building Europe-wide resistance … the next steps
(3.30 – 5.30pm)

Speakers:

Kenneth Haar

Paul Murphy MEP

Italian Trade Unionst from FIOM

Alex Gordon (RMT union in UK)

Carmel Gates (NIPSA Northern Ireland)

Spanish Indignado

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Venue
Liberty Hall, Eden Quay, Dublin1

Counter Summit 2013 is hosted by Paul Murphy, Socialist Party MEP for Dublin & GUE/NGL

CounterSummit.eu | Weekend of Discussion on Austerity, Resistance and the Left
 
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ruserious

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Awh damn. Cutting my toe-nails that day..
 

Ramon Mercadar

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Ramon Mercadar

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Laurie Penny (Feminist author & blogger) is also speaking at the Friday event.
 
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