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Help Ireland Throw a Spanner in the works of the GATS Machine.

Help Ireland Throw a Spanner in the works of the GATS (www.gatswatch.org/index.html) Machine. A call to action Ireland (www.indymedia.ie/article133/) to anti-GATS campaigners worldwide.

Irish citizens were the only citizens of the European Union who had the
opportunity to vote on whether or not to ratify the href="http://flag.blackened.net/revolt/about/nice.html">Treaty of Nice .
The
Irish people voted No to the Nice Treaty just over a year ago. This, in the
eyes
of the increasingly anti-democratic European Union and in the eyes of the
neo-liberal Irish Government, was the wrong answer. So the exact same
referendum
is being rerun on Saturday 19th October. Those calling for a Yes vote
include
the majority of our political parties, the entire National and Multinational
Business community in Ireland and pro-liberalization forces from all over
Europe. They are outspending the Irish opposition by a href="http://www.indymedia.ie/cgi-bin/newswire.cgi?id=13949">factor of
9/1  in their desperation to change the minds of Irish Voters. Why?
They say it is because they want to facilitate href="http://www.indymedia.ie/cgi-bin/newswire.cgi?id=14160&start=80">en
largement
of the EU and that the treaty is necessary to do this. This has been href="http://www.indymedia.ie/cgi-bin/newswire.cgi?id=14375&start=40">ch
allenged.


A charge on href="http://www.indymedia.ie">Indymedia Ireland is that the treaty it
will
grant anti-democratic href="http://attac.org/ireland/page24.htm">fast-track
powers  to the unelected European Commission to sign the EU as a
whole
up to International trade negotiations with the WTO on the GATS and TRIPS
agreements. No wonder href="http://www.indymedia.ie/cgi-bin/newswire.cgi?id=12493">Peter
Sutherland
- ex head of the WTO - has been campaigning extensively here. The Irish
have
a vote on GATS and Corporate Globalization. Groups and individuals who are
against the forced implementation of GATS on a worldwide level can help us
by
sending statements of support for a no vote on Nice to the Indymedia Ireland
href="http://www.indymedia.ie/cgi-bin/publish.cgi">Newswire. We will
forward
these to the href="http://www.indymedia.ie/cgi-bin/newswire.cgi?id=14657">Irish Media
,
Politicians, Civil Society and those campaigning against this insult to
democracy.

 
 

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