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(en) Ireland, Dublin, special street theatre - EU 2004 :: No Justice, No Peace

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Date Sat, 17 Jan 2004 14:35:53 +0100 (CET)

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Calling all anti capitalists, libertarians, anarchists, and theatre enthusiasts!
If "all the world is a stage", then the presidency of the EU is
a complete farce. The Irish Government is a tragedy, and
Bertie Ahern (the Irish Taoiseach or Prime Minister) is the
king of comedy, having taken over the title from the joker
Silvio Berlusconi. Perhaps Bertie was indulging in a spot of ironic
satire when he said he was against a two-tier Europe on RTE radio
recently. Laughable when you consider he has no problem operating a
two-tier society in his own country, and day after day his right wing
cohorts are content to act in the most oppressive manner possible.

To "celebrate" the European "justice" ministers descending
on Dublin on January 22nd, with all their staged excessive
pomp and splendour, we, the people of this land, have
decided to put on a special street theatre show for them at
Dublin Castle. This way, the visiting ministers will hopefully
be educated in the true methods and means of Irish "justice",
and everyone in the streets can participate too.

So for your viewing pleasure, we present...

"No Justice, No Peace"

A Street Play in Three Acts

Act I - The Garda
Act II - Shannon
Act III - The State

On Thursday January 22nd 2004, 5pm Central Bank...

Please check back at the related link below:

At present we are auditioning for the major parts - but we
need hundreds, nay, thousands if it permits, of extras to play
the part of THE PEOPLE. Previous acting experience is a
plus but ultimately not neccessary. A sense of humour, a
dash of frivolity, and a willingness to confront the State on
creative ideological grounds is all that you will need.

Why have we decided to hold our street theatre action at the
EU Justice Ministers meeting? For us, the concept of
"justice" and policing in Ireland have become one in the
minds of the State. Successive right wing governments down
through the years have continually pursued oppressive
policing policies, giving a free hand to the Gardaí to act as
they please with impunity. The State fails to understand
concepts of social "justice" and act accordingly, while at the
same time enforcing increasingly draconian laws to pacify
and subdue the people's anger and hostility towards a
corrupt system.

The Gardaí have long ceased to be anything resembling a
civil police force. They are tools of a right wing government
that seeks to imprison as many dissenters as possible. They
are the jackboot stormtroopers who blindly carry out the
State's orders. The State uses prison to sweep its enormous
shortcomings in society under the rug. It then seeks to hand
over responsibility of these institutions to unaccountable
private multinational security companies, often with
appalling human rights records, so it can absolve itself from
any injustices perpetrated within the prison walls.

Join us on Thursday January 22nd to watch and participate in
the short street theatre presentation, "No Justice, No
Peace".We will be meeting up at 5pm at the Central Bank on
Dame Street to organise, and then head up towards the
gates of Dublin Castle where the performance will be held.

Further reading:

The Morris Tribunal (set up to investigate Garda corruption
in Donegal)

The Barr Tribunal (set up to investigate shooting of John
Carthy in Abbeylara)

Garda investigating themselves after RTS 2002 attacked,
refuse to co-operate with inquiry into their actions

Irish Penal Reform Trust on prison privitisation

Report on conditions in Mountjoy Prison

Please visit:

Flyers and posters in microtoss word (.doc) format are
now available at the website for downloading
to publicise the anarchist street theatre action on the 22nd.


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