25th July 2013
The following is a link to the statement released yesterday by Cork’s ‘for DEMOCRACY!‘ group, commenting on efforts made last weekend to prevent leaflet distribution and the weekly stall operating on Patrick’s Street.
This anti-austerity and pro-democracy work has been developing for some time now, calling on the people to stand in defence of our own interests.
The basis of the ‘for DEMOCRACY!’ group is non-Party political and it does not promote any social outlook or ‘ism’/dogma, it is not merely a protest group. The group calls on people to unite based on our common interest to decide the future of our own country, regardless of social class, creed, gender or any policy or Party preferences (if any). It calls on people to organise against the imposition of policy, including the recent Local Property Tax and the coming Water and Broadcasting charges.
The purpose of the weekly stall in Cork is to keep these issues before the people and to counter the lies and dictate that we must accept our lot.
The group is working for democracy, for the empowerment of the people, and is encouraging communities to select their own candidates in the elections next year – a nomination process will begin in September.
I would like to encourage you to join in with this activity, not as a ‘follower’ but as an equal and active participant – we have a civic duty to come forward and be counted.
If we empower ourselves and take responsibility for the future we will win, it is a decision for each of us to make – each can contribute in our own way, depending on our own circumstances.
If you are in Cork you are invited to join us outside Dunnes on Patrick’s Street between 1pm and 3pm this and every Saturday. If you are elsewhere we would encourage you to take the initiative or join others who already have – if you need advice or assistance please contact us.
Diarmaid Ó Cadhla (Mobile 086- 3805005)
Cork’s ‘for DEMOCRACY!’ group
c/o Ionad an Phobail
99, Sráid na Dúghlaise