A message to the Irish people: "The ultimate aim is to gut our country of everything of value" [UPDATE]
thanks to kevin at cryptogon...
in the video above, jim corr called for people in ireland to take to the streets... evidently, his call - among others - was heard...
Tens of thousands of people have marched through Dublin in protest at the government's austerity programme.
Protest leaders said it was the first of many demonstrations over plans to raise taxes and cut public spending.
The austerity programme is designed to cut the Irish Republic's massive government deficit, exacerbated by the rescue of the country's banks.
The march came as officials met to hammer out the final details of a financial bail-out for the country.
The EU and the IMF are set to lend the country more than 85bn euros ($113bn; £72bn), with the terms of the deal expected to be announced on Sunday ahead of the markets re-opening on Monday.
State broadcaster RTE has reported that the interest rate to be paid on part of the loan could be as much as 6.7%, higher than the rate charged to Greece for its bail-out, which has raised concerns from opposition parties.
Organisers said more than 100,000 people took part in Saturday's protest, while the Irish police (Gardai) estimated that "in the region of 50,000" people marched to Dublin's General Post Office, site of the nationalist uprising against British rule in 1916.
A spokesman for the Irish Congress of Trade Unions president, Macdara Doyle, told the BBC that the protest was designed to send out a clear message: "We're trying to convince government and show government that there's no support for their plan amongst civic society and that every measure they have taken to date has been exactly the opposite of what they need to do.
"Our fears about the new budget is that it's deflationary multiplied by ten. It's taking far too much money out of the economy and whatever possible chance there is of, some sort of growth taking hold in the economy will be killed by this proposed budget."
corr's take - and mine as well - is that the whole greece-ireland and soon-to-be spain-italy-portugal "crisis" has been well-engineered by our super-rich elites as simply one more way to divert whatever money and power they don't already have into their greedy, gaping maws...
i had a brief conversation with an immigration and customs enforcement agent last evening (i had been selected for a bag screening on arrival in the u.s.)... he, as so many others i've talked to, fully recognizes that we are under the control of our super-rich elites and the banksters that serve as their front line... maybe one of these days, the american people will find the backbone to do what the irish and greeks are already doing, stand up and fight back... Submit To Propeller
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