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14th May 2022, a rally was held outside the Dáil in Dublin calling for public ownership of the National Maternity Hospital without church involvement.

Documents distributed at the rally are on our site, as part of the Snapshots of Political Action project: https://www.leftarchive.ie/demonstration/6070/

Political Material from: National Maternity Hospital Rally, 14th May 2022

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The leaflets are part of our joint project with Irish Election Literature (@electionlit@mastodon.online), Snapshots of Political Action, which collects material distributed at marches, rallies and protests etc.

If you are at a protest in Ireland and gather any leaflets, we'd be delighted to include them; you can get in touch with us here or on the website.

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Snapshots of Political Action — Demonstrations, Marches, Rallies and Protests in Ireland

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22nd of October 2011:

A march was held in support of Occupy Dame Street, the Dublin incarnation of the wider Occupy movement. Here are leaflets collected at the march: https://www.leftarchive.ie/demonstration/6140/

Political Material from: Occupy Dame Street March, 22nd October 2011

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30th September 2017:

An march was held by the Abortion Rights Campaign (ARC) in Dublin.

Leaflets from the protest are available on our site as part of our joint project with @electionlit@mastodon.online, Snapshots of Political Action.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/demonstration/6041/

Political Material from: Abortion Rights Campaign March, 30th September 2017

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A poster designed to look like a wrapped Christmas present with a label reading: Why is this home empty this Christmas
A poster reading: A vulture landlord owns these 268 homes, with an arrow pointing to the left and a cartoon image of a vulture.
A poster designed to look like a wrapped Christmas present with a label reading: All I want for Christmas is universal public housing
A poster with a cartoon image of a vulture in a red circle with a line through it. Around the circle is the text: Vulture Landlords Out! Out! Out! and the logo of Éirígí.
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24th September 2022:

A march organised by the Cost of Living Coalition was held in Dublin. The Cost of Living Coalition includes several left parties, campaigns, trade union groups and independents, calling for a response to rising inflation and energy prices, and stagnating wages.

Leaflets from the march: https://www.leftarchive.ie/demonstration/6089/

Political Material from: Cost of Living Crisis March, 24th September 2022

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A rally was held outside Leinster House in Dublin 1st July 2015 in support of Greek opposition to austerity and the ‘No’ campaign in the 2015 Greek Bailout Referendum .

https://www.leftarchive.ie/demonstration/6100/

Political Material from: Greek Solidarity Rally, 1st July 2015

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"Defence Tactics for Demonstrators"

A 1969 article from United Irishman, newspaper of Sinn Féin, outlines advice for protests and dealing with police.

One tip suggests: "Isolated policemen [are] to be well taken care of and are NOT to be molested apart from having their braces removed. A trousers ready to fall down is the best safeguard against further rioting by a policeman."

You can read the full article here: https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/289/

The United Irishman, Vol. 23, No. 3 (1969) — Sinn Féin [Pre 1970]

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Scanned headline reading: Defence Tactics for Demonstrators
An illustration of a placard shield captioned: Shield-cum-placard of wallboard or plywood, with a hole or slot to see through.
Extract from a scanned newspaper article, reading: Unbroken Line

Marchers on the right of the parade should carry their placards on their right arms; those on the left on their left arms. During an attack from the side all marchers on the particular side should turn in
that direction; stand shoulder to shoulder and under no circumstances, repeat UNDER
NO CIRCUMSTANCES, allow the line to be broken. Where gaps do occur, they should be filled instantly. The responsibility to protect women and
children should outweigh all personal discomfort.
An illustration of two men in hats and overcoats holding placards on their side. One placard reads: Let there be no panic. The image is captioned: Flankers.
Extract from a scanned newspaper article, reading:

Points to note: 

1. Careful briefing of all stewards and marchers.

2. Use placard as shields as well as slogan carriers.

3. Always allow the police to start the trouble.

4. NEVER allow the marchers to start trouble.

5. AVOID confrontations.  Remember the parable of the incoming tide.

6. Always wear padded headgear and padded shoulders under a topcoat.

7. Never allow a line of defenders to be broken. To do so is fatal.

8. Policemen are not, repeat, NOT supermen.

9. There are only about 5,000 to 6,000 thousand policemen in the whole country. Many of the Dublin police have been on night duty and are not available for duty. Others are tied up on ordinary duties, and the total available for riot duty are less than half of the total. Many are too old for this kind of work and are left to “mind the house”.
Extract from a scanned newspaper article, reading:

10. If you have to, use pepper on police dogs. Or the “shake hands” as outlined above.

11. Use flat headed nails against squad cars and water cannons, but only when it's a matter of defence.

12. Careful reconnaissance of police barriers, and avoid them if at all possible.

13. Use as many routes as possible. This conceals the main march.

14. As many cameras as possible to be used.

15. “Number spotters” well organised. To be used in evidence later.

16. Isolated policemen to be well taken care of and are NOT to be molested apart from having their braces removed. A trousers ready to fall down is the best safeguard against  further rioting by a policeman.

17. A GOOD AND STEADY BODY OF MARCHERS
ARE THEIR OWN BEST DEFENCE AND ENSURES A PEACEFUL MARCH OR DEMONSTRATION.
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Last year, 18th June, a cost of living crisis rally was held in Dublin.

Material distributed included leaflets from Militant Left, People Before Profit, the Socialist Party, and the Irish branch of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE).

https://www.leftarchive.ie/demonstration/6047/

Political Material from: Cost of Living Crisis Rally, 18th June 2022

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5th June 1982: March For Survival

Irish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament marched from Parnell Square to Stephen's Green in Dublin, calling for pressure on the Irish government's position on disarmament and Irish neutrality.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/2124/

March for Survival (1982) — Irish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

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A demonstration was held , 4th June 2005, against Israel’s occupation of Palestine during a soccer World Cup qualifying match between Ireland and Israel, which was taking place in Landsdown Road stadium.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/demonstration/6160/

Political Material from: Palestine Solidarity Demonstration During Ireland-Israel Soccer Match, 4th June 2005

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Sharing some previous episodes to make use of the federation of our new podcast platform, which you can follow directly @ILAPodcast@podcast.leftarchive.ie.

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is a joint project from Irish Election Literature (@electionlit@mastodon.online) and the Irish Left Archive to bring together material distributed at individual demonstrations, marches, rallies and protests in Ireland, providing a view of the different political strands and groups that come together in campaigns.

If you have collected leaflets from a march or protest anywhere in Ireland that you'd like to contribute, we'd be delighted to include them!

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15th February 2003, 100,000 people marched in Dublin in opposition to the invasion of Iraq, as part of a global, co-ordinated day of action.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/on-this-day/02/15/#event-6155

On This Day, 15th February

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Snapshots of Political Action is a project from Irish Election Literature and the Irish Left Archive to to bring together material distributed at individual demonstrations, marches, rallies and protests in Ireland, providing a view of the different political strands and groups that come together in campaigns.

if you’re participating in political action and either collect or produce leaflets and documents, we’d be grateful if you would pass them on!

https://www.leftarchive.ie/demonstrations/

Snapshots of Political Action — Demonstrations, Marches, Rallies and Protests in Ireland

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In December, we had a special episode with Alan Kinsella of @electionlit@mastodon.online to introduce Snapshots of Political Action, a new joint project from Irish Election Literature and the Irish Left Archive, which aims to bring together material distributed at individual demonstrations, marches, rallies and protests in Ireland, providing a view of the different political strands and groups that come together in campaigns.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/podcast/42-snapshots-of-political-action-documenting-protest/

Episode 42: Snapshots of Political Action: Documenting Protest — Irish Left Archive Podcast

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"Support Palestine!"

A poster from a demonstration on 4th June 2005 against Israel’s occupation of Palestine, from the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC).

The protest was held to during a soccer World Cup qualifying match between Ireland and Israel.

More from the protest here: https://www.leftarchive.ie/demonstration/6160/

Political Material from: Palestine Solidarity Demonstration During Ireland-Israel Soccer Match, 4th June 2005

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A poster depicting a man on a soccer pitch whose lower half is that of a soccer player, but whose upper half is a soldier pointing a gun. The text reads: Support Palestine On June 4th; Demonstrate Against Israel’s Occupation; Assemble 3pm, Central Bank, Dame Street; Organised by Palestine Solidarity Coalition