‘Governments in capitalist society are but committees of the rich to manage the affairs of the capitalist class.’ – James Connolly
1. Remove Leo Varadkar (FG) and Micheál Martin (FF) from their seats in Dáil Éireann. Dublin West & Cork South Central constituencies, respectively.
2. Place a spotlight on the crimes these two parties inflict on the Irish proletariat.
3. Get young people more involved in politics.
4. Empowerment of those who have lost hope.
5. Exposing neo-liberal politicians, capitalist power structures & goading a reaction.
6. Demonstrating unorthodox ways of engaging with elections and examples of Direct Action.
7. Bringing a class analysis to austerity and parliamentary politics.
We will conduct a four week non-violent campaign against Martin & Varadkar, primarily in their constituencies, but these tactics should be used against FF & FG across the island.
– Initiate meetings with interested groups and individuals, such as: CPI, Unite the Union, Mandate Trade Union, Communication Workers Union, Connect, Together4Yes umbrella, Water movement community groups, Irish language revival groups such as Mísneach and Lasair Dhearg, Community center groups in the areas or educational centers, Sport centres & other working class orientated activist groups.
– Incorporate interested parties into emergency whatsapp chats, organising groups, email threads and social media campaigns.
– Create #UnseatTheTwo banners, posters and leaflets calling out Leo, Micheál and their parties.
-Begin disrupting FG/FF public meetings, canvassing and gatherings at any opportunity. Make noise, read out their list of crimes, tell people why they shouldn’t vote for them.
– Remind the public of the date, Feb 8th. Get as many registered to vote as possible. Tell young people to call their parents and grandparents, remind them why FF & FG have to go!
– Guerilla chalk/poster/banner campaigns outside schools, universities, shopping centers, bus stops, polling stations, hospitals etc. Highlight their crimes.
– Public events, press releases and stalls in busy areas.
– Help gather up the crimes of Leo and Micheál’s policies and add to the fact sheet: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KliJtUnDqIAJ62aCvB59VcL9PYLRsJPL0EdtY7C_Kh0/edit?usp=sharing
– Follow, share, support and help manage social media campaigns: