Statement from 32CSM on G8 in occupied Ireland

17 Jun

G8, an other wound in Irish sovereignty…

 
The world at large faces many interconnected crisis’s -food supply, water resources, energy, environmental destruction, wars– and all these are amplified by unelected “international” organisations like the G8. Lets focus on what lies in store for Ireland… Although notionally “hosting this meeting, Ireland has no place amongst the eight master nations for the New World. That the British government chooses Fermanagh to host the G8 conference neatly symbolizes the violation of sovereign democracy represented by unelected

world leaders. We see our national territory used without consent; like other many nations we see this group meeting to decide the fates of our economic futures and witness the trampling of our sovereign rights by the Eight Masters. The “other 100” will have no say as the G8 plans the wholesale theft of their, and our, national natural resources by the Eight Masters and their Corporations. Inside the G8 countries, the same contempt for democracy is evident. The great majority of their citizens are disenfranchised, stripped of their democratic voice to oppose policies aimed at democratic process, and the will of these organisations becomes the fate of millions– a very effective form of international dictatorship. What about the distribution of wealth? The idea is that wealth trickles down. However, the fact is that 30 years of trickling down has given us a financial sector that has collapsed and eaten up more bailouts in a year than was spent on health care in a decade, a society where the majority is becoming poorer– some 20% of this Island’s population is living in poverty– while wealth concentrates evermore tightly into the hands of the mega-rich. The media sterilises debate, , while any potential for democracy is carefully managed by the status quo. If a republic is to be basis of the will and desires of its people, and our 1916 proclamation is, international overlords cannot be tolerated; the G8 and what it represents may not seem relevant to everyday republican struggles, but what it represents is the death of democracy– the very lifeblood of any republic. Opposing that G8 is not being from an obscure and abstract “left”, It’s being aware that our aspiration of democracy. Every Republican should be aware of that issue, that with the G8 being held on our land it’s an other wound to our sovereignty. We are calling every Republican to attend the pickets and protests organised against that G8, and in the absence of Republican events, we are calling every Republican to join the broad protest organised by the left.
G8, an other wound in Irish sovereignty…

The world at large faces many interconnected crisis’s -food supply, water resources, energy, environmental destruction, wars– and all these are amplified by unelected “international” organisations like the G8. Lets focus on what lies in store for Ireland… Although notionally “hosting this meeting, Ireland has no place amongst the eight master nations for the New World. That the British government chooses Fermanagh to host the G8 conference neatly symbolizes the violation of sovereign democracy represented by unelected

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