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(en) Workers solidarity, 72 Sep. 2002 - 'Libertarians against Nice' launched

From Worker <a-infos-en@ainfos.ca>
Date Wed, 25 Sep 2002 11:18:46 -0400 (EDT)

      A - I N F O S  N E W S  S E R V I C E

At the start of September anarchists and other libertarian
socialists met in Dublin to form 'Libertarians against Nice'.
LAN is a network of groups and individuals across Ireland
campaigning against the Nice treaty from a libertarian
perspective. We are making opposition to capitalist
globalisation, Fortress Europe, militarism and the expansion of
police powers the basis of our campaign. We also intend to put
forward a positive view of a libertarian Europe as an alternative
to the bosses' Europe proposed in the Nice treaty.

All the Irish anarchist organisations are involved in LAN as
well as a large number of individuals from other campaign
groups. LAN is setting up local groups all over the country to
campaign for a No vote in the referendum. The founding
meeting also agreed to produce at least 50,000 leaflets and
hundreds of posters.

We would strongly encourage all our readers to get involved in
LAN. Write to us and we will send you material or contact
LAN at contactLAN@yahoogroups.com, phone 087 7501473.
You can also download posters and leaflets from the LAN web
site at http://more.at/stopnice

      Review: Libertarians against Nice website

  As we face into the Nice treaty you may find yourself lost in
 the complexity of it all. The Treaty itself is almost impossible
  to understand unless you are a European law expert and the
        government summaries are fairly useless.

Fortunately Libertarians Against Nice have put up a web site
that explains what a lot of it is about. Specific articles cover
topics like Nice and Globalisation, Nice and Fortress Europe
and Nice & militarisation. Alongside this and extensive
selection of links provide further information on these areas
from all over the web. Finally if you are very motivated there
are links to the official online version of the Treaty on the EU
site and other documents relevant to it.

The articles do a good job of explaining things the referendum
commission left out last time. For instance it didn't mentions
the changes to Article 133 at all, the LAN site shows how
these are fundamental to the agenda of the World Trade

If the Nice treaty had been passed then Ireland would now be
forced to impose sanctions on third world countries that
refused to co-operate with the racist policies of Fortress
Europe. This is because at the EU Seville summit a sufficient
number of countries voted for such a proposal for it to be
enforced under the new Nice voting rules. As these were not in
place the proposal was vetoed.

The site also includes details of how to link up with libertarians
campaigning against Nice in your area. PDF files of leaflets
and posters are available for you to download, print out and
locally distribute. All in all a good resource which will help you
to convince your friends, workmates and neighbours to vote
No to Nice.

See also

   Libertarians Against Nice web page
   Campaign web site

   Ireland and the Nice treaty
   Very detailed analysis of the Treaty

   Against capitalist globalisation
   background articles on the EU etc

 This page is from the print version of the Irish Anarchist paper 'Workers
  Solidarity'.  http://struggle.ws/worksol.html

We also provide PDF files of all our publications for you to print out
 and distribute locally http://struggle.ws/wsm/pdf.html

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