Stop the Anglo Payments!

Tuesday 21st February 7pm – 9:30pm
Harbour Hotel, Galway

By 2031, people in Ireland will have repaid at least €47 billion on a debt for which we have no responsibility.

That is over 2.6 billion from the people of Galway alone.

New charges and cuts to schools, health care, education, provision for special needs and a whole range of vital social protection measures are being forced on us in order to pay for these illegitimate debts.

This public meeting aims to help us gain a better understanding of the nature of the debt repayments to former Anglo Irish Bank / Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS). How did we as a society end up paying these debts? What will the impact of these ongoing payments be on our communities and society at large? And most crucially, how can we, the people of Galway and surrounding region, work together and with others to undo this injustice?

This informal information-sharing meeting is being organised with the support of Debt Justice Action, a new civil society network which is spearheading a national campaign, ‘Anglo: Not Our Debt’, calling on the government to immediately suspend payments on Anglo/INBS debt.

Tom McDonnell of the independent economic think tank, TASC will speak at the meeting. This will be followed by a Q&A and an open community forum for discussion and planning practical actions.

SKILLS BUILDING WORKSHOPS 25th & 26th February

The meeting will be followed by a weekend of skills-building workshops including
Debt Indepth with Neassa Ni Chassaide of the Debt and Development Coalition / Using Social Media with Mark Conroy of Contact.ie / Creative Campaigning / Journalism Clinic with Michael McCaughan.

THESE WORKSHOPS ARE BEING OFFERED BY DONATION/FREE OF CHARGE. SEE BOOKING DETAILS BELOW

ALL WELCOME

For further information on the meeting or to book a place at the weekend workshops, please contact Vicky Donnelly at 091 530590 / 087 2645344 / education@galwyaowc.org / www.notourdebt.ie

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  1. RESISTANCE IS FERTILE! | Galway One World Centre says: February 22, 2012 • 11:34:13

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