Originally posted on revolutionaryprogramme:
Trade unions in Right2Water have called for submissions on their document “Policy Principles for a Progressive Irish Government”, expected to be adopted by the full Right2Work organisation at a conference on 13 June. It is likely that this will form the minimal basis for calling for votes to candidates in the upcoming general election and perhaps a platform for community activist candidates standing under the Right2Water umbrella.
While it contains many abstractly supportable demands around the right not only to water, but to employment, housing, healthcare and education, the document is clearly designed to remain within the existing capitalist framework, as shown by the requests that submissions:
“Put forward principles that can create unity among all progressive organisations and individuals and building the widest possible coalition for change.
“Promote principles that will promote policies that are radical, popular and deliverable.”
Given the involvement of Sinn Féin in Right2Water…
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