No More Deaths on Our Streets Protest Rally 26/11

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StreetSeen
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Nov 14 2005 13:09
No More Deaths on Our Streets Protest Rally 26/11

No More Deaths on Our Streets Protest Rally

Saturday 26 November 3pm

Assemble @ Garden Of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin

A number of developers are expected to bid for the 2.05-acre former UCD Veterinary College, which fronts on to both Pembroke Road and Shelbourne Road, and which is due to be sold by tender on November 30.(1) The current market value for this land exceeds 100 million

No stamp duty is payable on the transaction because it is a government sale.(2) This amounts to 9 Million written off by the Government that could be allocated to addressing homelessness rather than an incentive to unscrupulously affluent Property Developers

The Government has allegedly earmarked the proceeds of this sale to pay for their decentralisation of local government. The Government is choosing to house well paid civil servants in plush offices in Cork or elsewhere rather than address the growing homeless crisis in Ireland.

Over the last few weeks Homeless People have maintained a presence on the streets of Dublin collecting signatures for their simple demand that central goverment releases all the monies raised by the sale of the land to Dublin City Council immediately to address and alleviate the Homeless crisis in Dublin. A very simple solution that has found resonance with ordinary people in Dublin. To date there has been over 16, 000 people who have signed the petition, this phenomanal figure represents the growing anger on the streets to an uncaring Goverment. Through the efforts of homeless people Dublin City Council has ratified our motion to accept the Money raised by the sale of the building at UCD to address homelessness in the City.

Last year 53 million was allocated to Homeless services in Dublin, the Cash raised by the sale of UCD would certainly make a difference.

Some examples of How this Money could make a difference

- A psychiatrist - singular - chosen to work with homeless people in Dublin had his job offer withdrawn because of a row over funding. This happened a mere week after three homeless people were found dead on our streets. It seems the consultant wanted a number of specific supports to help in his job and the Health Executive Northern Area management’s excuse was that its budget could not stretch this far. The job would have involved dealing with the mental health needs of about 1,000 people.

- There are currently less than 30 detoxification beds and only 150 residential drug-free treatment beds in Ireland to treat the 14,500 heroin users here, the Merchant's Quay Project (MQI) has said in its recent report. It is understood that one of the three people who died over a weekend in Dublin died of a drugs overdose. Fr Peter McVerry, long-time campaigner for the homeless, voiced his concern about services for homeless young people, saying: ‘Three of four are dying every week in Dublin from drugs overdose. It is repeated week after week.’

The HSE Northern Area budget would have been well able to stretch if the Government, its departments and agencies were not so profligate with taxpayers’ money by wasting it on string of wasteful projects, or simply not collecting it - like the €173 million in unpaid taxes the Revenue Commissioners wrote off last year.

The attitude to public money by the Government virtually amounts to criminal negligence.

Street Seen is demanding urgent action. After our recent Sleep Out at the Dail cross party TD after TD re-inforced the view that we live in an affluent country.. The money is there to stop deaths on our Streets. They know it, we know it, its time to make our voices heard...

People are dying on Dublins Streets through indifference...

The Homeless community are revolting, join them...

Further Details:

Jon Glackin 0868885779

Mark Grehan 0877974622

Notes:

(1) http://www.sbpost.ie/post/pages/p/s...9420-qqqx=1.asp

(2) Stamp duty may be described as a general revenue tax which is imposed on various documents (and in some cases undocumented acquisitions) such as transfers, agreements to sell real estate, business assets, other property, documented gifts, policies of insurance, mortgages, and motor vehicle licence transfers.

The revenue is paid into the Consolidated Fund of the State, which is used to meet the costs of public services such as education, health, law and order, and public safety.

Stamp duty is imposed under the Stamp Act 1921 with supporting administrative provisions contained in the Taxation Administration Act 2003. http://www.dtf.wa.gov.au/cms/osr_content.asp?ID=178

Con Carroll
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Nov 14 2005 14:17

certain people involved in this campaign Mr. *********** are openly involved in the distribution of heroin and cocaine. in Dublin 8.

thees same people have shown nothing but contempt towards people

why should this campaign be supported?

StreetSeen
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Nov 14 2005 18:20
Con Carroll wrote:
certain people involved in this campaign Mr. ****** are openly involved in the distribution of heroin and cocaine. in Dublin 8.

thees same people have shown nothing but contempt towards people

why should this campaign be supported?

Con you never cease to amaze me...

Can I state for the record that I have never been involved in the sale or distribution of Class A drugs either in Dublin or in the 6 counties...Nor indeed have I indulged in such drugs in a recreational nor professional manner..

I am delighted though that you have remembered my name so I must be doing something right..

I indeed recall your welcome presence at our sleep out at the Dail where you were dismayed to see that people with Drugs issues in their lives were present. I am sure for such a radical revolutionary individual such as yourself that it may of came as somewhat of a surprise that people tackling such personal issues could indeed be homeless. Or indeed that they wished to resolve their own personal monkeys on their back as well as protest against homelessness...

As I recall you registered your opinions quite vocally when you rang threatening physical and sexual violence to a woman who in your radical mind you thought would be associated with us...

If this concept is alien to you I suggest you discuss it with those vigilante gangs that prey on street people. Those vigo gangs who feel that people with drug issues on the streets deserve nothing better than to be physically attacked....Im sure you could think of one or two members of them???...

Dont be such a fool all the time, it is embarrassing to witness.. naturally I have logged a copy of your 'accusations' so that me 'learned friends' can peruse if needs be...

I wish you luck and best wishes in your upcoming appearances against the Daughters of Charity.... somehow I feel that I would not be welcome to show solidarity..

pity really...

Its up to you personally which campaigns you feel able to support. Its up to you who you feel contempt for....

Sometimes I think you confuse me with someone who gives a fuck about your demented rants...

The homeless* are revolting...join them.....

* for the hard of thinking this also includes those with drugs issues in their lives, just so no one gets offended by association with these evil people... oh and there are some gay peeps too.. and dark skinned ones too.. just so you dont get offended like, by such abhorrent creatures...

Deezer
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Nov 14 2005 19:05

Con do not post personal details of posters on libcom. I've got rid this time but doin' this has got people banned in the past.

circle A red n black star

Con Carroll
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Nov 15 2005 14:17

I want to reply to Mr. Glackin to clear the air

Mr. Glackin is not the individual whom I am referrring to as the person whom I witnessed who is involved in the supply of drugs,

on the night of question of a phone call between a person and myself of the protest outside Dail Eireann. where people living on the streets were involved

I wish to reassure that there was no abusive or sexual threaths against any woman by me on the phone

Mr. Glackin has this explained to him.

There was a phone call by me to a woman in June about this persons attitude towards me in the presence of a journalist. the night after the incident

I don't have any association with vigilantes who attack people on the streets who are homeless.

StreetSeen
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Nov 15 2005 19:43
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Sometimes I think you confuse me with someone who gives a fuck about your demented rants...

etc etc etc....

As an alleged activist to another I cant be bothered to go through the nitty gritty of your meagre defence or accusations here... Im sure and hope we will meet face to face soon...

In the interim....

Take a few deep breaths...

Take a walk....

Smell a beautiful fragrant flower...

mmmmmmmmmm

The reality is..... judge people by their actions, not what you hope they may do, or what you hear they may do...

Im me...

so is you....

c'est le vie!.... as they say in France...but of course not publically in a group as that would be illegal!

xoxoxoxoxoxoxox

p.s

bc and moderators let con continue to name names if you want... you never know if he tries hard enough, eventually one day he may throw together a coherent intelligent post and his libelous (sp?)personal accusations may be right!!!!

bless!!!

smile

StreetSeen
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Nov 24 2005 12:07

Copies/Artwork of Posters and Flyers are available for distribution...

TeeShirts will also be available on the day...

All help greatly appreciated...

Please email streetseen@hotmail.co.uk or bell 086 888 5779

StreetSeen
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Nov 27 2005 01:40

what a day!!!

wink

http://www.indymedia.ie/newswire.php?story_id=73193

tis only the start....

Bobby
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Nov 27 2005 20:17

hopefully we get some of this in Belfast- we fuckin need it!

StreetSeen
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Nov 27 2005 20:22
Bobby wrote:
hopefully we get some of this in Belfast- we fuckin need it!

Get in touch...

We are aiming to bring this direct action campaign nationally..

There are a number of activists in Belfast already working on a similar protest...

Lets hope no-one has to die on the streets of Belfast before we kick it off!!

Bobby
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Nov 30 2005 22:13

Aye, any meetings or activity coming up give details please!