From its explosion onto Dublin’s streets in October 2014 the anti- water charges campaign has changed the face of politics in Ireland. As a result of its stunning success it is no longer the case that Irish Governments and opinion formers can take peaceful protest and civil disobedience for granted. The terms of engagement have been altered.
The massive success of this campaign is the result of a unique blend of community, trade union and political activism and alternative thinking that, through Right2Water, has caught national and international attention. This book captures all the colour, noise, and excitement as a nation in ‘national collective trauma’ from a disastrous economic collapse finally finds its voice after years of enforced austerity.
From Bended Knee to a New Republic describes how ordinary workers and citizens can defeat corporate greed and State power in spectacular terms. This is the inside story of how a changed, more equal Ireland is emerging and what its place is in the wider European Union and beyond.
“You have in your hands the inside story of one of the most important water justice fights in the world. We have watched from afar as the strong people of Ireland looked greedy power in the face and said, ‘Not here you don’t, not with our water!’ Brendan Ogle brings you into the heart of this struggle and challenges us to fight for justice with all our power.” – Maude Barlow, author of Blue Future
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Author Ogle, Brendan Editor No Print Format Paperback ISBN-10 No ISBN-13 978-1-908308-95-5 Illustrations 55 colour photographs Date of Publication November 3, 2016 Number of Pages 298