[fse-esf] Re: [attacsem] Proposal: common press release against
2nd referendum inIreland (fwd)
mspgeraghty at yahoo.ie
Tue Dec 9 13:03:27 CET 2008
----- Original Message ----
> From: Mikael Book <book at kaapeli.fi>
> Wayne Hall from Attac Hellas forwarded me a copy of an email conversation
> on a European list of Attac to which I do not subscribe. I think this
> glimpse of the current discussion within Attac is needed also on the list
> attac-convention, and so I enclose it below. A copy also goes to the
> mailing list of the European Social Forum.
> Like Wayne, I recommend that we stop repeating "NO" to the European Union.
> However, the first condition for our "YES" must be European nuclear
> disarmament. Which means that the British and French must give up their
> national nuclear forces, and that the NATO bases plus the existing and the
> planned "missile defense" installations (which are part of the systems of
> weapons of mass destruction) have to go away from Europe. If you like this
> plan, now is the time to show it. But if we are not agreed on this point,
> Sarkozy and Blair will prevail.
Nobody is saying NO to the EU, we are saying yes to a democratic EU.
In Ireland we are very careful about what we say yes to and No to.
The powers that be want to foist another referendum on the rejected and failed treaty? Insane. We had to vote 3 times on Maastricht before we delivered the vote the Government and EU wanted.
The Campaign Against the EU Conctitution CAEUC is holding a funeral for the Lisbon Treaty Thursday evening to mark the death and Burial of the Lisbon Treaty. Now we can begin again.
Please be aware that the vote on the Lisbon treaty is not about rejecting the EU but about what type of EU is on offer.
The no vote was diverse and complex but the highest No vote was in working class areas and was not about abortion. Ireland is not that backward Catholic stereotype that it once was.
We say Yes to a Social EU and No to a neoliberal EU bent on privatising everything that is precious about this world.
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