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Kearney calls for democratic people's rising against austerity and poverty

25 March, 2016


Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney has said there is a need for a democratic people's rising in Ireland and across Europe. 

Writing in his latest blog, Mr Kearney said; 

"The Easter Rising was a spark that lit a fire of popular resistance against British rule in Ireland. 

"One hundred years on from 1916 there is a need for a democratic people's rising in Ireland as well as across Europe and the globe - against austerity, poverty and injustice. 

"The task now facing the political left and progressive civic society is clear; to become more cohesive and unite to inspire a democratic people's rising for an all Ireland of equals and a world of equals. 

"Political strength and political power are central to delivering change. 

"The political strength of left and anti-austerity parties in government should be used to maximise mutual economic co-operation and the promotion of progressive, democratic programmes which will benefit all our people."

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