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|Nice Treaty Referendum, 2002
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This is a very welcome addition to the Archive and many thanks to the person who donated this and other materials which will be appearing over coming months. A four page newsletter from October 2002 from Working Class Action in Dublin Central this joins one other piece of WCA material in the Archive.
The newsletter takes a very strong line against Fianna Fraud as the front page headline. It notes that in pre-election newsletters WCA warned against that party re-entering government and points to how ‘our communities are beginning to suffer through Fianna Fáil’s hidden strategy of cutbacks to shore up their years of mismanagement and corruption’.
It notes, with some foresight, that:
The decline of the economy, the so-called ‘Celtic Tiger’ which really only benefited the wealthy, will cause untold suffering among ordinary people. The massive cuts in health will see waiting list extend even further and hospital wards will once again be closed.
The document also argues ‘No to Nice’, the EU referendum. Inside the newsletter is a piece on the Bin Charges. It asserts that ‘Tell the government to tax their friends in big business, the ones responsible for over 98% of waste material. Households account for only 1.5% of waste produced. Make the real polluters pay.’
Of particular interest is the centre spread article on drugs which argues that the founding statement of the anti-drugs movement’ isolate the pushers, treat our addicts and educate our kids’ has never been adhered to by the state and state institutions.
The newsletter concludes by noting that Working Class Action is an alliance of socialist, republican and community activists. We have come together to promote our belief in working class independence. We believe this can only be achieved by collective political action by communities themselves.