Tag Archives: Water is a human right

Rebel Music: The Ballad of the Hopeful Voter

A few weeks back I was trying to think up a few anti-government chants and came up with a rather catchy chorus, if I do say so myself, to the tune of the famous Irish rebel song “Go On Home (British … Continue reading

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Proud to be a dissident – overview of R2W march, Cork City, 23rd Jan, 2016

It was a miserable wet day in Cork City last Saturday as thousands of determined activists marched through the city to reassert our human right to water, and to send the message to the government parties (and those hopefuls waiting … Continue reading

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The Movement is Stronger than the Parties

It’s important to note the anti-water charges campaign was not started by any particular political party. It was started by ordinary working-class communities coming together and organizing, it was the communities that got everybody to cop on and look beyond … Continue reading

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A community activists response to the “New Special Garda Unit”

Mahon Says No are a group of working-class activists that for the past 12 months have been active in their community in organising resistance to the water charges and the installation of water meters. It is an organic group with … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE FROM MAHON SAYS NO IN RELATION TO REVELATIONS OF SPECIAL GARDA UNIT TO MONITOR ANTI WATER CHARGE PROTESTORS IN CORK 22/10/2015

https://www.facebook.com/MahonSaysNo?fref=nf Community Groups Disappointed by the Garda Response Community Groups across Cork have been shocked to learn today that their local Garda have been given the funding to create “special teams” to deal with the residents who are saying no … Continue reading

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Political Policing in Cork

  “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you” is one of my favourite sayings, and something I try to remember as a political activist. Recently, the Cork Evening Echo published a piece on the Gardaí … Continue reading

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Pick up your Pitchforks; Irish Water are coming to Town!!

I left Ireland for the Celtic Tiger and decided to return for the economic crash. The Ireland I returned too after a decade away was not my home. It was an alien land devoid of community spirit and the humour … Continue reading

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