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People's News – No 78-79 available here

The latest editions of the news digest of the People's Movement are available here. The People's Movement campaigns against any measures that further develop the EU into a federal super-state and works to defend and enhance popular sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland.

TACKLING THE EU/EUROZONE’S ASSAULT ON NATIONAL DEMOCRACY by Anthony Coughlan

“Where we are on the 40th anniversary of joining the EEC?” Anthony Coughlan reviews 40 years of Ireland's membership of the EEC.

People's News – No 73-76 available here

The latest editions of the news digest of the People's Movement are available here. The People's Movement campaigns against any measures that further develop the EU into a federal super-state and works to defend and enhance popular sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland.

NO2EU: EU winning the Nobel Peace Prize a sick joke

News that the EU has won the Nobel Peace Prize is the sickest joke since US secretary of state Henry Kissinger won it in 1973 while overseeing the fascist coup in Chile and authorising the secret bombing of Laos, No2EU said today.

People's News – No 71 available here

The latest edition of the news digest of the People's Movement are available here. The People's Movement campaigns against any measures that further develop the EU into a federal super-state and works to defend and enhance popular sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland.

Outsourcing a further transfer of wealth to big business

Press statement from the Communist Party of Ireland

People's News – No 70 available here

The latest edition of the news digest of the People's Movement are available here. The People's Movement campaigns against any measures that further develop the EU into a federal super-state and works to defend and enhance popular sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland.

People's News – No's 68 & 69 available here

The latest editions of the news digest of the People's Movement are available here. The People's Movement campaigns against any measures that further develop the EU into a federal super-state and works to defend and enhance popular sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland.

THE NEXT STEP TOWARDS CATASTROPHE: A EUROPEAN BANKING UNION

Press Statement from the National Platform EU Research and Information Centre- Ireland.

Yes victory even more hollow

Press statement from the CPI on the result of the fiscal union treaty referendum

Communist Party of Ireland urges NO vote on Thursday 31st May

Statement issued by the National Executive Committee calling upon the Irish people to come out and vote No the the permanent austerity treaty.

"We did it for the euro", admits Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin regarding the 2008 blanket bank guarantee

“We did it for the euro”, former Foreign Minister Micheál Martin admitted today regarding the infamous blanket bank guarantee of 30 September 2008 which shifted the debt of insolvent private Irish banks on to Irish taxpayers.

Poll shows 72% of Irish want referendum on European Stability Mechanism

This poll shows a clear majority of Irish voters would support holding a referendum on whether Ireland should ratify the treaty establishing the EU’s new permanent bailout fund, the European Stability Mechanism.

Workers Party Launch Referendum Website

The Workers’ Party have launched their referendum website outlining the reasons the party is campaigning for a NO vote in the EU Fiscal Treaty campaign.

CPI: An arrogant and out-of-touch Government

Below is a statement issued by the Communist Party of Ireland was not carried in any of the establishment press. 17 May 2012

The imaginary pot of gold at the bottom of Mr Kenny's garden

PRESS STATEMENT FROM SOUTH EAST REGION PEOPLES MOVEMENT

PRESS STATEMENT: Constitutional challenge in Ireland by Independent MP to the European Stability Mechanism(ESM)Treaty and the Art.136 TFEU amendment to the EU Treaties purporting to authorise this Stability Mechanism

Date: April 17th 2012

From Thomas Pringle, Independent Irish Member of Parliament (TD) for the constituency of Donegal South-West.

People's News – No.66 available here

The latest edition of the news digest of the People's Movement are available here. The People's Movement campaigns against any measures that further develop the EU into a federal super-state and works to defend and enhance popular sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland.

Workers Party policy document on The Fiscal Stability Pact / Austerity Treaty & 10 Things you ned to know about the Austerity Treaty

Both available to download here.

Sinn Féin welcomes referendum announcement - Adams

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams TD has welcomed the announcement by the government there will be a referendum on the austerity treaty.

People's News – No.64 & 65 are available here

The latest editions,No.64 & 65, of the news digest of the People's Movement are available here. The People's Movement campaigns against any measures that further develop the EU into a federal super-state and works to defend and enhance popular sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland.

Socialist Voice March edition is available here

The latest edition of Socialist Voice, the monthly publication of the Communist Party of Ireland is available here.

Irish Sovereignty: “Like a Conquered Province…”

This is the second of a two-part op-ed. Joe Jamison is president of the Irish-American Labor Coalition. He writes in a personal capacity. It first appeared in the Irish Echo.

If Not Alarmed, Pay Attention

by Joe Jamison president of the Irish-American Labor Coalition writing in a personal capacity. This article first appeared in the Irish Echo, NY Wed. Feb. 8, 2012.

People's News – No.63 is available here

The latest edition, 03.02.2012, of the news digest of the People's Movement is available here. The People's Movement campaigns against any measures that further develop the EU into a federal super-state and works to defend and enhance popular sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland.

More than austerity: the price of fiscal compact treaty

Statement from People's Movement.

Coughlan - The latest extraordinary proposal from Germany for the Eurozone

Saturday 28 January 2012 from the The National Platform EU Research and Information Centre

Workers Party demand Irish referendum on "Austerity Treaty"

The Workers Party today publically demanded that the government hold a referendum on the new Treaty on Stability, Co-ordination and Governance, more aptly known as the Austerity Treaty.

Fiscal austerity is the watchword of the EU

Press statement from People's Movement on publication of 4th draft of fiscal compact treaty

25th Anniversary of the late Raymond Crotty’s successful injunction

This Saturday, Christmas Eve, will be the 25th anniversary of the successful injunction action taken by the late Raymond Crotty, Irish economist and historian, on the European Community’s Single European Act treaty.

End days for democracy?

Aqualitative change is taking place within the European Union, where it is crystal clear that national independence and democracy are being dumped without formal procedure or public announcement. By John Boyd from the Campaign Against Euro Federalism

People's News – No.61 is available here

The latest edition, 18.12.2011, of the news digest of the People's Movement is available here. The People's Movement campaigns against any measures that further develop the EU into a federal super-state and works to defend and enhance popular sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland.

Gerry Adams deeply concerned with Eurozone deal

Speaking following a briefing by the Taoiseach on the detail of last Fridays Eurozone crisis summit agreement, Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams said that he is deeply concerned that the Taoiseach has signed an agreement that will have long lasting and negative consequences for ordinary citizens in Ireland and across the EU.

DENNY ON EU SUMMIT: Beware the great deception

The Coalition may appear ‘spilt’ on approach but it's united on strategy....reduce Britain's productive sector, ship jobs out and cheap labour in, reduce workers' rights and welfafe protection, hand over control of finance, borders and foreign policy to a Brussels mafia led by German capital. Brian Denny analyses the latest sea step towards an EU superstate.

Rui Paz on "Euro-Germanic chauvanism"

The following article by Rui Paz was translated from the Portuguese newspaper “Avante!”.

Germany In the Driving Seat

Statement by the Communist Party of Ireland 09.12.2011

Exposed: so-called legal guarantees on Lisbon Treaty

Revelations that the Government has only started the process to give “full effect in EU law” to the so-called legal guarantees on taxation policy, “right to life“, education and the family, military neutrality and workers' rights produced prior to the second Lisbon referendum to con sufficient enough numbers of Irish voters into voting Yes in a second referendum to the very same treaty that they had rejected in the first one does not augur well for its adherence to democratic and constitutional probity on the upcoming intergovernmental treaty..

People's News – No.60 is available here

The latest edition, 6.12.2011, of the news digest of the People's Movement is available here. The People's Movement campaigns against any measures that further develop the EU into a federal super-state and works to defend and enhance popular sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland.

WHAT IRELAND'S POLICY SHOULD BE ON THE EURO-CURRENCY CRISIS

Statement by Anthony Coughlan for the National Platform EU Research and Information Centre, Dublin

Can economic scare mongering and promises of jam tomorrow deny us our democratic right?

The People's Movement issued a statement following a meeting of its Executive Committee on Sunday.

One year on – who is being bailed out?

Speaking on the first anniversary of the EU/IMF austerity programme Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty described the programme as “a bailout for the banks not for ordinary citizens.”

British rail staff told to take German lessons to operate track equipment

Rail union RMT has revealed that rail workers are being told to take German lessons as part of their training course for operating new track equipment.

German budget committee discusses Irish budget documents

Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has called on An Taoiseach Enda Kenny to give a report to the Dáil on his meeting with Angela Merkel including exactly what details and documents he gave to his German counterpart.

Is There a Future for the European Union?

When the so-called “dismal science” – economics — resorts to hollow metaphors like “contagion,” “belt-tightening,” “toxic,” or “tsunami” to describe economic facts and events, one might reasonably wonder if it represents dismay more than science. For sure, practitioners in this field eschew metaphors for technical jargon in their narrow academic studies that have earned many prizes and peer acclaim. But these studies have proven singularly unhelpful in explaining or resolving the four years of chaos that has befallen the global economy.

FG TD calls says that staying in euro" could mean end of the states fiscal autonomy" - Examiner

Under the by-line of Mary Regan and the Examiner's EU Correspondent Ann Cahill and the heading “Decision to stay in Eurozone needed soon: FG TD”, there is a report to the effect that Dublin South East TD Eoghan Murphy has said that staying in the euro “could mean the end of the state's fiscal autonomy”, while exiting could signal “the beginning of our economic recovery”.

Goldman Sachs’ role in killing democracy across Europe

contribution by Josh Ryan-Collins

PEOPLE’S MOVEMENT PRESS STATEMENT:

The Tuesday 12 noon payment of €700,623,555 to the unsecured, unguaranteed bond-holders of Anglo-Irish Bank is yet another instalment of a programme of sacrifices demanded of the people of this country as their contribution to saving the Euro.

PCP: On the conclusions of the recent European Union summits

Statement by the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Portuguese Communist Party on the conclusions of the recent European Union summits.

People's News – No.58 is available here

The latest edition, 30.10.2011, of the news digest of the People's Movement is available here. The People's Movement campaigns against any measures that further develop the EU into a federal super-state and works to defend and enhance popular sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland.

People’s Pledge to campaign for referendum on next ‘fiscal union’ treaty – new blog

The coalition government intends to force through the forthcoming EU treaty next year on a whipped vote and without a referendum. David Cameron is in favour of the Eurozone countries pressing ahead to full fiscal and political union even though the voters of Germany, France and the other member states will not be consulted in referenda about this new centralisation of power.

Breaking news: Rebel MPs who voted FOR Referendum Motion

List courtesy of the Peoples Pledge campaign.

Democracy’s defenders rally before crunch vote on EU referendum

by John Millington. First appeared in the Morning Star on Sat 22nd October.

Sinn Féin to continue process of engagement with Troika

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has described the meeting between the party and the Troika as “a useful and frank discussion”.

People's News – No.57 is available here

The latest edition, 17.10.2011, of the news digest of the People's Movement is available here. The People's Movement campaigns against any measures that further develop the EU into a federal super-state and works to defend and enhance popular sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland.

PEOPLE'S PLEDGE: Three things you can do, now!

STOP PRESS: Government takes fright and moves debate to this Monday to avoid the lobby. LOBBY GOES AHEAD from noon on 24th. At the moment the capitalist press reports the Pledge as a move by dissident Tories, yet the Campaign has significant input from the labour movement. Lobby your Labour MP and get them to speak up in the debate. Demand the right that the People have a say.

Foreign riot police may now be operating in Greece.

Did you know that the EU has its own riot police that can operate in any European country but is answerable directly to none of them? No I didn’t either. By Golem XIV on October 14, 2011.

Who pulls the strings?

The Chancellor of the Exchequer left the Tory Party's Manchester rally for Brussels to attend an Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin) meeting of EU finance ministers. This is one of several EU councils consisting of ministers such as those for agriculture and transport. Council meetings are normally held monthly and in secret where decisions are mainly taken by qualified majority voting in which Britain has 29 votes out of 345, writes John Boyd (CAEF) in the Morning Star

REMINDER: DUBLIN CONFERENCE

The EU in crisis Prospects for regaining Ireland’s sovereignty.

Friday-Saturday 7-8 October 2011 in the Ireland Institute 27 Pearse Street Dublin 2

The hidden Europe agenda

A partial default for Greece cooked up over the past few days by the EU, IMF and European Central Bank is an attempt to save both the banks who own the debt and the euro, writes John Boyd (CAEF) in the Morning Star

Patriotic action would be to seek Irish debt write-down – Doherty

Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty said today that the Irish government must seek a meeting with its EU counterparts to discuss a write down of Irish debt.

AKEL on decision of Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament to discuss the issue of Turkey's threats at the plenum of the EP

The European Parliament will discuss this coming Tuesday at a plenary session level Turkey's threats against The Republic of Cyprus. This will be preceded by a Policy Statement of the Council of the European Union and European Commission and a debate will subsequently follow in the body.

Oireachtas members and MEP call for referendum

Twenty-six members of the Oireachtas and one MEP, have joined in an initiative with the People’s Movement (which campaigned against the Lisbon Treaty in the two referenda) to demand that the Irish electorate have the determining say by way of referendum on the proposals to establish a permanent eurozone fund by Treaty amendments that will be binding on Ireland.

Advance Notice Important Conference

The EU in crisis: Prospects for regaining Ireland’s sovereignty. Friday-Saturday 7-8 October 2011 in the Ireland Institute, 27 Pearse Street Dublin 2

People's News – No.56 is available here

The latest edition, 21.09.2011, of the news digest of the People's Movement is available here. The People's Movement campaigns against any measures that further develop the EU into a federal super-state and works to defend and enhance popular sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland.

Geithner’s European Junket

by MIKE WHITNEY. On Thursday–exactly 3 years after Lehman Brothers defaulted igniting the greatest financial crisis in 70 years–the world’s most powerful central banks launched a massive intervention to staunch a liquidity squeeze in the eurozone that threatened to wreak havoc on the EU banking system.

EU-IMF role in the Electricity Supply Board sell off highlighted

The Sinn Féin Dáil team have published a Private Members' motion on the Labour/Fine Gael Government's decision to sell a stake in the ESB at the behest of the EU-IMF

There is still a little time left for Ireland to foil this power grab by the Eurozone elite - Coughlan

Anthony Coughlan describes why we need a public enquiry into the sheer civic irresponsibility and governmental incompetence of the politicians and senior bureaucrats who pushed the Irish State into the Euro area in 1999

Sinn Féin will fight against further erosion of fiscal sovereignty – Doherty

Speaking at a public meeting tonight on the subject of ‘understanding the Euro crisis’, Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has said that Sinn Féin “will fight tooth and nail against any further erosion of Irish fiscal sovereignty.”

Adams calls for referendum on European Stability Mechanism

Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams TD has slammed the decision of the government to push through an amendment to one of the two EU Treaties which establishes the European Stability Mechanism.

EU Commissioner's comments "hurtful and irresponsible" – Mac Lochlainn

Sinn Féin spokesperson on European affairs Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD has condemned comments attributed to EU Energy Commissioner, Günther Oettinger as reported in the online edition of the German newspaper, Der Spiegel.

Der Spiegel reported comments from Commissioner Oettinger suggesting that “deficit sinners” such as Ireland should have their national flags flown at half mast outside EU buildings “as a detterent”.

Honohan admits “opportunities missed” during EU/IMF deal negotiation

Following questioning from Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD during today’s Oireachtas Finance Committee meeting with the Governor of the Central Bank, Patrick Honohan admitted that there were “opportunities missed” during the negotiation of the EU/IMF austerity deal because it was “done quickly”.

People's News – No.55 is available here

The latest edition, 30.08.2011, of the news digest of the People's Movement is available here. The People's Movement campaigns against any measures that further develop the EU into a federal super-state and works to defend and enhance popular sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland.

A POISONED CHALICE OF EU POWER - the impending European Stability Mechanism (ESM) Treaty

by Dr Oliver Marc Hartwich, Research Fellow, Centre for Independent Studies, 25 Aug 2011

Portuguese MEP on the outcome of the Eurozone countries Summit

Statement by João Ferreira, Member of the European Parliament, Portuguese Communist Party.

Sinn Fein: no transfer of powers acceptable for solving crisis

Commenting on a meeting of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris today, Sinn Fein TD Peadar Tóibín said it is not satisfactory for Irish citizens or indeed European citizens that only two heads of state are meeting to discuss what is the deepest crisis facing the eurozone and European citizens since the union was formed.

The Workers’ Party: Merkel and Sarkozy plan is recipe for disaster

Padraig Mannion, EU spokesperson of the Workers' Party, has slated the Merkel-Sarkozy plan for the Euro as economically incompetent and politically disastrous, and said it must be rejected out of hand by the government.

Join the rally for an In/Out referendum

Supporters of a referendum on EU membership will rally at Central Hall in Westminster on Saturday 22 October.

People's News – No.54 is available here

The latest edition, 14.08.2011, of the news digest of the People's Movement is available here. The People's Movement campaigns against any measures that further develop the EU into a federal super-state and works to defend and enhance popular sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland.

For Strong and Weak, Debt Pressures Rattle Europe

GENEVA — The almighty dollar used to be the world’s safest refuge in times of trouble. But what do you do when you are worried about the dollar, as many people are now?

People's News – No.53 is available here

The latest edition, 30.07.2011, of the news digest of the People's Movement is available here. The People's Movement campaigns against any measures that further develop the EU into a federal super-state and works to defend and enhance popular sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland.

EU proposals for changes to the Common Fisheries Policy will do untold damage to the Irish Fishing Industry - Colreavy TD

Michael Colreavy TD, Sinn Féin spokesperson on Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, on announcements by the EU of the Common Fisheries Policy Proposals for reform last Wednesday.

Meeting EU/IMF targets is no measure of recovery - Doherty

Speaking last week in response to the latest quarterly review by the EU/IMF & ECB of Irelands EU/IMF support programme, Sinn Féin Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty said “implementing a failed programme is not an indicator of success.”

What the Euro-Federalists want in the face of the debt crisis

by Anthony Coughlan In mid-July British Chancellor George Osborne said that he now favoured the 17 Eurozone States moving towards a fiscal/political union as the best way of saving the euro-currency, but that the UK had no intention of joining that.

The Crisis of the Euro

“Apart from that, Mrs Lincoln, did you enjoy the play? “ Anthony Coughlan, Director of The National Platform EU Research and Information Centre analyses the need for a referendum in Ireland on the European Stability Mechanism.

Labour MPs protest outside Treasury against new euro bail outs

Labour MPs, Kate Hoey and John Cryer joined People's Pledge campaigners outside HM Treasury in Westminster, London today to urge the Government not to be drawn into any new Euro bail outs – without an EU Referendum. They were joined by Brian Denny representing Trades Unionists Against the EU Constitution.

WFDY condemns the EU-India Free Trade Agreement

World Federation of Democratic Youth condemns the European Union-India Free Trade Agreement as a deal by imperialists for imperialists. Leaflet available here.

People’s Pledge Congress for an EU Referendum

On October 22nd 2011, at 10:30am the inaugural People’s Pledge Congress will be held. MPs, journalists, trade unionists, businessmen and members of the People’s Pledge campaign team will be amongst the guest speakers.

German Imperialism to emerge the victor in Libya war

The serious tensions developing among the countries attacking Libya are enhancing Germany's future chances of influence on this North African country.

Total EU/IMF profit on Irish loans to exceed €13 billion

Speaking in response to new figures released by the Department of Finance on Wednesday 13th July, Sinn Féin Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has said that the total EU/IMF profit on loans to Ireland will exceed €13 billion. Dail Questions and Govt responses included.

People's Movement policy on reform of the Common Fisheries Policy

PRESS STATEMENT FROM PEOPLE'S MOVEMENT ON PUBLICATION OF EU COMMISSION'S PROPOSALS FOR REFORM OF COMMON FISHERIES POLICY

The People's Pledge

A cross-party campaign for a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union.

Greek Workers Strike Against EU Austerity 28-29 June

A report on the All Workers Militant Front (PAME) General Strike held in Greece on 28-29 June.

Interest rates on EU bailout loans up 1% since Government took office

On 29 June during leader’s questions Pearse Doherty TD challenged the Taoiseach to acknowledge that “since taking office the interest rate being paid on the European Financial Stabilisation Mechanism (EFSM) portion of the EU/IMF bailout loans has risen by 1%”

Compliant made against bias of RTE show upheld

A compliant made by Anthony Coughlan against the pro-EU bias of RTE's Marian Finucane Show has been upheld

EU India Free Trade Agreement

Mick Carty reports on the free trade deal that threatens to hand transnationals the keys to the treasury at the expense of workers in Britain and India

No2EU calls for EU exit referendum

This article first appeared in the Morning Star on Tuesday 21 June 2011.

Breakup of the Eurozone? by Michael Hudson

Is Iceland's Rejection of Financial Bullying a Model for Greece and Ireland?

Interfering commission threatened with injunction

Solicitors acting on behalf of former MEP, Patricia McKenna have written to the European Commission warning of legal action if the Commission continues with its campaign on the Lisbon Treaty

No camp gaining ground

Despite massive media bias, the interference of Brussels, the support of big business and the massive amount of money being spent by Yes campaign, it's still too close to call as the Lisbon referendum campaign enters its final week

Major Irish union urges No vote

UNITE, Ireland's second largest trade union is urging its 60,000 members to vote No in the referendum on the Lisbon treaty

éirígí launch No campaign

Socialist republican group éirígí launched its No to Lisbon 2 campaign at the weekend and warned voters to Never Mind the B****cks spread by the government and mainstream political parties which are urging voters to say Yes

PANA urges No vote

The Peace and Neutrality Alliance in Ireland ‘congratulate’ EU commissioner Catherine Day for ‘coming clean’ on the EU's plans to become a world power

No campaigners need our support

David Granville argues that solidarity with the No to Lisbon campaign is in the interest of working people throughout the EU

No to Lisbon coalition launched

As the 2nd Lisbon treaty referendum approaches, Brian Denny reports on the recent launch of the the Vote No to Lisbon coalition in Ireland

ESF calls for mobilization to strengthen workers' rights

Joint statement from the three Trade Union seminars on the ECJ judgments on Laval, Viking, Rüffert and Luxemburg cases at the ESF in Malmö 21 September 2008.

Ireland gets 'Clog Award'

One of Ireland's most prominent anti-EU campaign groups has been presented with the "Clog Award” by fellow anti-EU campaigners in Denmark. It is the third time that Ireland, which rejected the Lisbon Treaty in June, has been presented with the award.

Minister exposes plans for referendum re-run

Anti-Lisbon Treaty campaigners claim that a statement by European affairs minister Dick Roche reveals that Irish government is already planning to hold another referendum on the treaty rejected by Irish voters earlier this year

No campaigners reject Sarkozy 're-run' comments

Statements from The People's Movement and Sinn Fein following a meeting In Dublin on Monday 21 July with Fench president Nicolas Sarkozy

Government still in denial over Lisbon vote

People's Movement chairperson today accused the Irish government of being in a state of denial over the result of Lisbon Treaty vote and criticed the French president for scrapping plans to meet with No-vote campaigners

Irish say No to Lisbon Treaty

Brian Denny of Trade Unionists Against the EU Constitution explains the impact of the Irish people's historic No vote

The Lisbon Treaty is dead

A statement on the Lisbon Treaty referendum result by the Communist Party of Ireland

Centre challenges four post-Lisbon falsehoods

Media statement on the post-Lisbon Treaty situation issued on 25 June by the National Platform EU Research and Information Centre

Green MEPs urge Irish voters not to be swayed by outside pressure

Prominent European Green MEPs, Caroline Lucas (UK) and Carl Schlyter (Sweden) have sent messages of support to those campaigning for a No vote in the Lisbon Treaty referendum

In their own words

Central to the British Labour government's justification for denying the British people a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty has been that the ‘new’ treaty is fundamentally different. Some of the EU's most senior politicians beg to differ

Gregory joins No campaign

Those campaigning for a No vote in the coming Lisbon Treaty referendum have welcomed the support of independent TD Tony Gregory

Time to vote for something better

The National Platform EU Research and Information Centre sets out what it sees as the main implications of the Lisbon Treaty and why Irish citizens should vote No in the coming referendum

CND votes to oppose treaty

Irish CND members attending the organisation's recent AGM gave their overwhelming backing to a motion calling for a ‘No’ vote in the coming Lisbon Treaty referendum

Union to campaign for a 'No' vote

Unite, one of Ireland's largest unions is to campaign for a no' vote in the coming Lisbon Treaty referendum

Appeal for taoiseach to end 'boot-boy' tactics

Opponents of the Lisbon Treaty have called upon Irish taoiseach Bertie Ahern to desist from using ‘boot-boy’ tactics and to acknowledge the legitimate concerns of those on the No side of the referendum argument

Call for early establishment of Referendum Commission

Prominent figures urge the Irish government to call the Referendum Commission into being well in advance of the referendum on the Lisbon Treaty

EU illusions shattered

Trade Unionists Against the EU Constitution spokesperson Brian Denny exposes the anti-union agender at work within the EU and underscores the need in Britain for a referendum on the currently being debated by the BRitish parliamentremamed treaty

Proposed EU treaty an assault on democracy

Anthony Coughlan of the National Platform EU Research and Information Centre identifies four important aspects of the proposed revised EU constitutional treaty and explains why democrats everywhere should oppose it

Europe in Focus: the Anthony Coughlan column (January/07)

The Irish Democrat's Dublin correspondent, Anthony Coughlan, highlights key developments within the EU with serious implications for democracy, workers' rights and peace

Ballagh Mise Éire print launched

Irish artist Robert Ballagh's new fine-art print, symbolic of Ireland's muffled and dependent state in the European Union, was launched recently in Dublin

Europe in Focus: the Anthony Coughlan column (November/06)

The Irish Democrat's Dublin correspondent highlights key EU developments within the EU with serious implications for democracy, public services, workers' rights and peace

Bolkenstein's monster must be destroyed

The EU Services Directive will create a neo-liberal nightmare if it is introduced after the EU parlimentary vote this month and must be rigorously opposed, writes Eoin O Broin

EU powers extended

A recent judgement at the European Court of Justice represents judicial coup d'etat against democratic national governments and the citizens that elect them, writes Anthony Coughlan

British unions reject EU constitution

British trade unionists gathered in Brighton for the 2005 TUC Congress overwhelmingly rejected the proposed EU constitution as “elitist, militarist, corporate and anti-democratic”

Civil liberties under fire post 7/7

The July bombings in London are being used by Britain to push through intrusive surveillance measures in Britain and Ireland, with the backing of European Ministers, writes the Irish Democrat’s Dublin Correspondent

EU project alive and kicking

Anthony Coughlan explains the divergent EU trends now present after the French and Dutch rejections of the European constitution and what the future may hold

Five steps to EU citizenship

Anthony Coughlan outlines the five ‘logical’ legal steps to citizenship of an EU federal state contained in the Treaty Establishing a Constitution for Europe

The EU crisis ... what is to be done?

Statement on the French and Dutch NOs to the EU constitution produced by the Dublin-based The National Platform EU Research and Information Centre

French deliver hammer blow to federalist project

Anthony Coughlan of the National Platform EU Research and Information Centre explains the implications of the French people's rejection of the EU constitution

Sinn Fein launches referendum campaign

Sinn Fein launches it capaign against the proposed EU constitution and sets out 13 clear resons why it is not in the interests of the people of Ireland

Campaign sets out case for No vote

New pamphlet produced by Trade Unionists Against the EU Constitution (TUAEUC) sets out the case for a no vote in the coming referendum

Trade unionists launch campaign

The Irish Democrat reports on growing trade union opposition to the EU constitution

Building the EU by stealth

Hugh MacDonald looks at how deceit is central to the development of the EU-federalist project

The Euro-Dollar crisis

Politicus takes a look at the impact on the economies of the euro-zone countries of the falling US dollar

Why the left should oppose the EU constitutiion

Fourteen good reasons why the left should oppose the EU constitution. Originally drafted by members of the National Platform EU Research and Information Centre it has since been amended following a consultation exercise involving key left activists in Ireland and abroad

The case for a 'Social Europe'

Edited text of a short pamphlet produced by the Centre for a Social Europe, London

An ideological EU constitution

The National Platform EU Research and Information Centre offers a brief analysis of the ideological nature of the EU constitution

The Treaty Establishing a Constitution for Europe

The National Platform in Ireland provides a detailed analysis of ‘The Treaty Establishing a Constitution for Europe’, signed in Rome on 29 October 2004 by the heads of state and heads of government of the the 25 EU-member states

EU threat to public services

Stefania Milan of Inter Press Service reports on a call to resist further EU moves to boost privatisation of public services

Unity needed to tackle privatisation

Unity can stem the tide of privatisation, Bob Crow 
tells European Social Forum

An attack on jobs, services, rights and democracy

European Union constitution is a threat to jobs, services, rights and democracy, RMT president Tony Donaghey tells the European Social Forum

Politicus September/October 2004

Politicus reports on some recent developments withingn the EU including: Czech's veto EU arrest warrant; EU constitution referendums latest; resistance to ‘beatification’ of Euro-project founder Robert Schuman

Democracy and the European Union

Speaking in a personal capacity at this year's Desmond Greaves Summer School in Dublin, Green Party councillor Deidre de Burca highlights the importance of the democratic defecit at the heart of the European Union

The EU as a global superpower

A brief note on the contribution made by development studies expert Andy Storey at the Desmond Greaves Summer School, Dublin, 29.08.04.

EU news September/October2004

The Irish Democrat reports on some key developments within the EU: Czech president vetoes EU arrest warrant; EU diplomatic service to be set up before countries approve it; Vatican resists drive to make EU founder a ‘saint’; This year's secret Bilderberg conference; Commission to interfere in constituitional referendums

Politicus July/August 2004

Politicus looks at some recent developments within the EU

EU ministers set sights on huge extension of personal powers

Politicus explains why politicians are keen to hand more power to Brussels

A constitution to rule our lives

Irish Democrat Dublin correspondent and prominent anti-euro-federal campaigner Anthony Coughlan warns that the recently published draft EU constitution threatens to undermine democracy throughout Europe

EU constitution convention paints a federal blueprint

Politicus looks at the latest moves taking us towards federal Europe (February/March/April 2003 edition)

The yardstick of democracy

John Murphy outlines ten democratic principles which underpin progressive opinion on the nation, state sovereignty and the European Union (June/July 2002 edition)

Why the euro is a mistake for Ireland

Irish National Platform secretary Anthony Coughlan summarises the organisation’s reasons for arguing the folly of the Republic of Ireland decision to adopt the euro. Much of the reasoning set out below can be applied to Britain, where a government announcement of a referendum on the adoption of the euro is widely expected later this year.(February/March 2002 edition)

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