4/04/2005

Long Live People Power

It’s good to see that people power seems to be alive and well. After the joyous scenes on Friday which greeted the return of deported Nigerian student, Olukunle Elukanlo, so too have the workers of the Gama company asserted their rights through protest. Since Joe Higgins’ timely intervention in the Dáil, thousands of pounds have been found in Dutch banks. This was money earned by employees through hard work but the fat cats decided that they had to have more of the cream and as usual, it was the working people who had to lose out. The GPO was the spot in 1916 where Irish leader fought against the injustice of British rule and I am glad that in 2005, the GPO is the scene of a different protest against a different injustice. Congratulations to all those involved in this honourable campaign.

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