Article from the June 2005 issue of the Socialist
newspaper of the Socialist Party, Irish section of the CWI


Building support around the North

by Paddy Keenan Omagh Socialist Youth

SOCIALIST YOUTH have been holding a series of meetings across the North on the upcoming G8 Summit on 6 July.

Meetings have been held in Strabane, Omagh and Enniskillen and more are planned in Portadown, Newry and Belfast. So far the local Scottish Authorities have been trying to oppose most attempts of young and working class people to voice their disgust at the fat cats' club that is the G8 Summit.

The aim of Socialist Youth's public meetings is to raise awareness among young and working class people in Northern Ireland of the truly insane nature of the G8's policies and the capitalist system they represent.

We will only see token measures from the G8 to deal with poverty in Africa. Socialist Youth are also trying to counter misconceptions among young people that celebrities like Bob Geldof can be relied upon to bring about a solution. Instead, young people should join the demonstrations against the G8 in Edinburgh and Gleneagles and register their opposition to Bush, Blair, Berlusconi and the rest of the right-wing leaders in the G8.

Join the fight for a socialist future!

Join the socialist contingent at the G8!

Come to the Socialist Youth/International Socialist Resistance international youth camp 1- 6 July

Stay in a 4-star campsite in Strathclyde National Park in very pleasant surroundings with toilets, hot showers and cooking facilities. You can stay for the weekend (Friday - Monday) or for the full week (Friday - Thursday). Buses will take you from the camp to the main events each day.

Saturday 2 July
Join the Make Poverty History demo in Edinburgh. After the march there will be an international rally in a city centre venue.

Sunday 3 July
G8 Alternatives Forum. We have applied for several seminars on the question of socialism, what it is, and how to achieve it.

Monday 4 July
Protest at Faslane Nuclear Base.

Tuesday 5 July
Mass rally at Dungavel Detention Centre demanding an end to detention and deportation of asylum seekers.

Wednesday 6 July
March against the G8 summit in Gleneagles.

For details of travel and costs tel:

from South - Cillian 087 1274315
from North - Daniel 07821058319

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