Galway Public Meeting 8PM 9/8/2011 "Revolution on the Rise"

09/08/2011 - 20:00

“Revolution on the Rise” around our world, &  demonstrations are daily news events.

This is the title and subject of a public meeting to be held this coming Tuesday, 9th August at 8pm in Richardson's upstairs meeting room. 1, Eyre Square, Galway City.

As revolution spreads across North Africa and the Middle East, as mass movements of resistance break out in Spain and Greece-  What can we in Ireland learn?

The Guest Speakers are:

Dr. Saber Elsafty. GP practising in Galway for over 30 years; originally from Egypt, and supporter of the demonstrations that ousted former President- Mubarak


John Molyneux. Author; Portsmouth University lecturer, and activist in contact with fellow activists in Cairo.

A pamphlet on  “The Egyptian Revolution”  by John Molyneaux will be available at the meeting, & also copies of an international petition calling for solidarity with the Independent Trade Unions in Egypt. This is for use in workplaces, councils, trade unions etc...

We live daily with such headlines:

Uprisings in the Middle East: The Cold War delayed the democratic movement in the Arab world, but it will not be stopped now!

Bahrain is torn apart by protests and brutal government repression. Medical centres in Bahrain raided!
Day Of Rage And Massive Protests Across Middle East: Brutal repression in Bahrain, Libya,Yemen and Iran.

Middle East Revolt Inspires Iranian Resistance: Iranian Green Movement part of regional uprising of the youth against autocratic regimes.

More troops join anti-government protests in Yemen. More soldiers have been joining anti-government protests on the streets of the capital Sana'a. Hundreds of Yemenis wounded in Taiz

Yemen And Algeria Protests Stifled: Small groups of protesters gather in both Yemen and Algeria.
What Sparked Tunisian Revolution? Tunisian protestors marching in the capital Tunis. Tunisian police have broken up a fourth day of anti-government protests in the capital Tunis.

Syrian security forces killed 9 people in attacks on tens of thousands of protesters across the country who marched against the rule of President Bashar al-Assad

Libyan People's Aspirations and militarization of the Libyan struggle has turned into a civil war

Why is Qatar so Active in Libya? Qatar and the Gulf Cooperation Council want to control the outcome of the popular Arab uprisings.

"I'M HERE FOR EGYPT!" Protest Rallies Around The World In Support Of Egyptian Protesters. Egyptian protesters hold Tahrir Square. Revolt Against the U.S.-Backed Mubarak Regime.
China Blocks Some Internet Reports on Egypt Protests

Israel Shaken as Turbulence Rocks an Ally:Israelis Chant: "Mubarak, Assad, Bibi Netanyahu" Tens of thousands in 9 cities pour onto the streets, demanding Israeli PM resign.

Austerity and the Destruction of Democracy : Austerity policies in Europe threaten a deformation of democracy and the rise of ultra-nationalist forces.

Then there's USA, Iraq, ...and Ireland.

All welcome to come along and here the latest of the international movements for democracy and change.

An SWP Galway Branch public meeting.