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Thursday January 01 1970

We, The People

category dublin | rights, freedoms and repression | event notice author Wednesday January 09, 2013 18:17author by Kate Ferrisauthor email katerferris at gmail dot com Report this post to the editors

a Speaker's Corner for Dublin

Article 40.6 of the Constitution of Ireland guarantees "the right of the citizens to assemble peaceably and without arms."

Speakers Corner We, The People claims this right.

There's a lot to say right now, a lot to discuss and we need to talk. We need to talk out loud and in public - we, the people.

This is a platform for inspiration, a chance to listen, to argue, to act!

"A rallying point for the disaffected!", as Connolly cried out!

We, the people - a Speakers Corner for Dublin

as part of THE THEATRE MACHINE TURNS YOU ON: Vol 3 "A revolution is a change of mind" at Project Arts Centre

Proudly curated and co-produced by THEATREclub & Project Arts Centre

Speakers include:

SATURDAY 12TH JANUARY 7.50-8.25PM
CONOR MADDEN
SEAN DYAS
RITA FAGAN
SORCHA KENNY

SATURDAY 19TH JANUARY 7.50-8.25PM
RAY YEATES
MARTIN SHARRY
SHANE BYRNE

Location: Entrance to Meeting House Square, Temple Bar
(Rory Gallagher Corner, outside the Gallery of Photography)

When: Saturday 12th January 2013 7:50pm – 8:25pm Saturday 19th January 2013 7:50pm - 8:25pm

We, The People is a happening as part of THE THEATRE MACHINE TURNS YOU ON: Vol 3 “a revolution is a change of mind”.

The Speakers are invited to speak for a duration of 3 – 5 minutes each on a topic close to their own heart which has resonance to the broader society Here & Now.

The intention is to re-start Speakers Corner, originally initiated by Rossa O’Snodaigh (Kila) that will continue and grow beyond the Festival.

Related Link: http://projectartscentre.ie/programme/whats-on/1701-we-the-people
author by leftypublication date Wed Jan 09, 2013 22:56author address author phone Report this post to the editors

We need one of these in every city centre. People need to start talking about the class warfare that is currently being waged on them, and how we can turn the tide.

Great initiative here. I wish it every success

author by joe mcpublication date Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:10author address author phone Report this post to the editors

"A revolution is a change of mind" is writtten in quotation marks. I tried googling the phrase , but couldn't find out who said it in the first place.Also,at the Project Art Centre link , three of the invited speakers are described as "Theatre Makers". I haven't been able to find a definition for "Theater maker" on the web .

author by Hmmpublication date Thu Jan 10, 2013 13:25author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I'm not sure I understand? Why shove people away into a corner or 'officially sanctioned' space. No one is stopping you from speaking your mind around the city, and sorry to sound pessimistic, but I don't like the idea of 'freedom of speech' being confined to one area.

Just a thought.

author by JoeMcpublication date Thu Jan 10, 2013 14:30author address author phone Report this post to the editors

It says on the Project site that entrance is "free" . Despite this, it all sounds to me like gift-packaging freedom of speech and serving it up as a Temple Bar cultural commodty. How to brand it though? As a gig, an event, a happening -a safe alternative to Occupy ?

author by leftypublication date Thu Jan 10, 2013 15:02author address author phone Report this post to the editors

People are free to get up and talk anywhere they like (subject to the whims of the cops etc) , but it makes sense that there should be some structure (e.g. time / place ) to it so we know where to go and when if we want to hear them speak etc., or where / when we can toddle along to speak ourselves, with the hope of having a few people who have come along to listen to us.

By building a tradition (time / place), it makes it a little harder over time for the cops / wardens to justify "moving people along" for expressing less mainstream views and information publicly.

I also think the megaphone technique of Charlie Veitch in this video is also worth considering in regards to this initiative and should be tried more widely.

Caption: Embedded video Youtube Video


author by Joe Mcpublication date Thu Jan 10, 2013 16:15author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Less than a year ago, the Gardai worked with officials from Dublin City Council to dismantle the Dame St Occupy Camp. In the run-up to the royal visit and the visit by President Obama in May last year ,DCC banned all political postering : Those applying for permission to erect posters were sent the following email by the council:

'I wish to advise you that your application has been refused. This decision has been taken on the basis that no postering applications for events between 15th and 25th May are being granted in the interest of promoting a clean environment for Dublin City during forthcoming State visits.' see:http://www.indymedia.ie/article/99733

Now, Ray Yeates ,the recently appointed Arts Officer for Dublin City Council , is given pride of place by the DCC funded Project Art Centre to promote freedom of speech , the right to free assembly etc.

author by leftypublication date Thu Jan 10, 2013 16:36author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Yes that's certainly pretty hypocritical.

I definitely won't defend DCC postering policy, or their cynical 4am attack on the occupy Dame street camp..

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