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  • Archived Campaigns » Get Involved » Claiming our Future
    Get involved in the Budget debate The government is currently discussing how to implement 3 1bn of austerity in October s Budget and another 2bn in 2015 This includes read more Response to Bailout We have written an open letter to Commisioner Olli Rehn regarding the role played by EU in the negotiation of the Irish bailout It was was published read more Error Error expected INCLUDEFORM but found text

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  • Declaration for a Future Ireland » Issues » Claiming our Future
    wants to know from you What is your vision for the Future of Ireland Visit our website www wedeclare ie to find out how to get involved We are looking forward to an alternative Future for Ireland Issue Overview Reinventing Democracy Income Equality Declaration for a Future Ireland News Resources Privacy Acessibility Cookies Sitemap Connect with Us Follow claimingrfuture Claiming Our Future We are a national non party political civil

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  • Reinventing Democracy » Issues » Claiming our Future
    for purpose and that impetus should grow from the local level upwards At the Claiming our Future event of October 2010 in the RDS reforming our State to work for the People was a principal theme This first ever consensus deliberation focused on political reform to enhance accountability equality capacity and efficiency Crucially there was strong support for universal access to quality childcare healthcare and services for older people coupled with equality in access and participation in all levels of education The group meets every six weeks in Dublin at 17 30 Please contact nina claimingourfuture ie if you want to attend the next meeting Our work so far The Democracy Group began in November 2011 in response to the movement s Reinventing our Democracy meeting in May 2011 From that moment it was obvious that we needed to substantially challenge the parlous state of our democracy Our first big project was the Croke Park Claiming our Future Democracy Event in May 2012 Since them we have been looking at issues like constitutional reform participation freedom of information and electoral reform Issue Overview Reinventing Democracy Resources News Income Equality Declaration for a Future Ireland Privacy Acessibility Cookies Sitemap Connect with

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  • Income Equality » Issues » Claiming our Future
    We think that now is the critical time to build popular support for reducing inequality There is evidence that there is the beginning of a rethink amongst mainstream economic institutions and political leaders prompted in part by popular anger There is also growing civic interest in this issue with many groups in many different countries gathering evidence and campaigning in different ways for fundamental change To reduce income wealth inequality it is essential to find ways to effectively limit high incomes and the amount of wealth that any one individual company can accumulate While redistributive policies primarily progressive taxation will continue to be an important policy response and one on which COF is actively campaigning recent research indicates that these are not sufficient Cutting high income and wealth at source is also essential Our plans Targeted campaigns Over the coming months COF will work on developing a targeted campaign that will take advantage of opportunities that arise in the political context Developing innovative ways of increasing popular support The income Inequality Group on behalf of COF has been engaging with a very promising innovative approach which is outlined in detail on the website www valuesandframes org This approach uses recent social psychology research particularly on values to provide a lens through which campaigners can analyse the full impact of existing campaigning practices and consider how to secure broad long term public engagement with a whole range of problems such as climate change global poverty inequality and more Last year we held a workshop for a number of people involved in different ways in COF The workshop provided a hands on approach to exploring the importance of the values that underpin concern about many social and environmental issues and which also highlighted some of the problems that can arise when communicators

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  • What we stand for » About Us » Claiming our Future
    for development that achieves economic security and social and environmental sustainability A means other than GDP to measure our sustainable progress towards these goals A more equal society Inequality in Ireland is high There is growing evidence that such high levels of inequality are bad not just for those on low incomes but also for the economy and for society in general We now need Welfare taxation and income policies which are capable of ensuring greater equality between the rich and the poor A minimum level of income that is adequate and ensures people can live in dignity A socially acceptable ratio between maximum and minimum incomes Change in the way we govern ourselves The Dáil Seanad and local government have become increasingly irrelevant to the needs and hopes of most people People do not have meaningful opportunities to participate in public decision making We now need Political reform to enhance accountability equality capacity and efficiency of national and local decision making Systems by which citizens can participate directly in those decisions which impact on their lives and communities Means to enable civil society organizations to effectively articulate the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized communities Decent and sustainable jobs Work is important both as a way of accessing income and of making a contribution to our society We now need A substantial targeted investment package to create sustainable employment in the environmental sector and in the social economy Radical reform of the banking system Banks were allowed to become isolated from the real economy They were driven by desire for excessive profits and offered exaggerated rewards to staff who engaged in activities which were risky not only to the bank but to society in general We now need A banking system to fulfil the purpose of guaranteeing credit to sustainable

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  • Events » Latest Events » Claiming our Future
    2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Jump to a Month January February March April May June July August September October November December 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Privacy Acessibility Cookies Sitemap Connect with Us Follow claimingrfuture Claiming Our Future We are a national non

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  • Past Events » Latest Events » Claiming our Future
    4 September 2014 Working group meeting Declaration for a New Republic 2 September 2014 Invitation to organisations groups movements to get to know the Declaration for a New Republic 9 July 2014 A Walking tour of the IFSC for supporters of Claiming our Future 9 July 2014 Close the gap between rich and poor 12 times more salary is enough 3 July 2014 GALWAY Open Meeting What type of society do we want 13 June 2014 Democracy working group meeting 10 June 2014 Carrick on Shannon Claiming our Future at the Café Philosophie 30 May 2014 Creative Strategies for Social Change 27 May 2014 Working group meeting Financial Transaction Tax for Ireland 19 May 2014 Prev 1 2 3 4 Next 48 items Events Past Events News Other News Calendar QuickView October 2015 M T W T F S S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Jump to a Month January February March April May June July August September October November December 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Privacy Acessibility Cookies Sitemap Connect with

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  • News » Latest Events » Claiming our Future
    even social sector institutions were being restructured Follow Cap the Gap blog Issued 16 May 2015 Check out our economic equality activist training blog and follow the content of the course http capthegap blogspot com Resources for participants of Cap the Gap Issued 25 April 2015 For participants of the Cap the Gap training or anybody that is interested in learning more about Political Economy We Declare Issued 10 April 2015 Are you tired of others making Declarations on your behalf Then get involved in creating a Declaration for a Future Annual report 2014 Issued 26 February 2015 CLAIMING OUR FUTURE Find doc version including the budget report here REPORT 2014 WORK PLAN 2015 1 REPORT 2014 Assembly 2015 Report and pictures Issued 26 February 2015 Annual Assembly Saturday 7th February 2015 11 am to 3 30 pm UNITE premises on Middle Abbey Street Dublin 1 Notes from the Cap the Gap Activist training Issued 6 January 2015 Click the picture to see the full programme and how to apply Call for papers Issued 4 December 2014 Social Care and Social Policy in Ireland Seeking Social Justice in the Era of Austerity and Beyond DIT Grangegorman Campus December 10 Water charge march Dublin Issued 4 December 2014 https www facebook com pages Protest against water charges in the republic of Ireland 213410058694008 Uplift is online Issued 4 December 2014 Uplift is a community of people taking coordinated action for progressive change in Ireland We are a self supporting Financial Transaction Tax Myths deconstructed Issued 4 December 2014 By Niall Crowley The introduction of a Financial Transactions Tax is a political matter not a technical matter Ireland has Support DDCI s call for tax justice Issued 27 November 2014 Urgent Action Ministers act for tax justice Name the real owners of

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