DDI And Anti Tax Groups Are Now Terrorists

urlThe current Minister for Justice has ;just unveiled the new Criminal Justice (Terrorist Offences) (Amendment) Bill 2014 which codifies into Irish law provisions laid out in the EU framework decision on combating terrorism. The new statute includes 3 new offences carrying up to 10 year jail sentences. These are:

  • “public provocation to commit a terrorist offence”
  • “recruitment for terrorism”
  • “training for terrorism”

For most this will have gone unnoticed, and many who have noticed may believe this is necessary, however this is a law that is left open to serious abuse.

This comes from the COUNCIL FRAMEWORK DECISION 2008/919/JHA
of 28 November 2008:

(10) The definition of terrorist offences, including offences linked to terrorist
activities, should be further approximated in all Member States, so that it covers public provocation to commit a terrorist offence, recruitment for terrorism and training for terrorism, when committed intentionally.

(11) Penalties should be provided for natural persons having intentionally committed or legal persons held liable for public provocation to commit terrorist offences, recruitment for terrorism and training for terrorism. These forms of behaviour should be equally punishable in all Member States irrespective of whether they are committed through the Internet or not.

First thing to worry about is that nothing is defined and it is left open to the interpretation of the Minister to prescribe anything they choose to be included in what constitutes activity associated with terrorism. This is the biggest area open to abuse and it can be seen in action this very day in Britain where the Metropolitan Police issued a statement warning anyone found viewing, downloading or disseminating the ISIS beheading video risks prosecution for a terrorist offence. 

Not that many people would even want to view the video but to make such a statement is a draconian attempt to control what people choose to view to make up their own minds about geopolitical events ,with threat of imprisonment.  As the Commissions framework decision says – they must prove intent- but this censorship by threat is overstepping that legal maxim and is therefore unlawful in itself.

Where these laws already exist in Britain and the US written publications and websites have suffered the same fate and many people have been jailed for a long time for simply reading. Now forgive me if that reminds me of the crime of reading Goldstein’s book in Orwell’s 1984.

The media is where the abuse gets serious, many websites and tv stations have been taken off the air over the last few years using these provisions and in many cases it has simply been for giving the other side of the story. Anti terrorism laws have been used to stifle the press preventing media printing stories, and worse still it has been used to conduct secret courts which goes against everything that our judicial system was built upon.

So people say that wont happen in Ireland, they said that in Britain and look where they are now. However this is only the half of it, it gets worse for us in Ireland at a much more national and local level as you will see.

Unlawful Organisations – That Means YOU

(thanks to Attack the Tax for the research on this section)

The third of three laws to be introduced reads…

“3.—Any person who recruits another person for an UNLAWFUL ORGANISATION or who incites or invites another person (or other persons generally) to join an UNLAWFUL ORGANISATION or to take part in, support or assist its activities shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years…. “

So here is where the abuse of power can come into play:

What does the Offences Against the State Act, 1939, describe as an “unlawful organisation”?

“Unlawful Organisations: In order to regulate and control in the public interest the exercise of the constitutional right of citizens to form associations, it is hereby declared that any organisation which:

Part (f)…

…promotes, encourages, or advocates the non-payment of moneys payable to the Central Fund or any other public fund or the non-payment of local taxation.”

from Offences Against the State Act, 1939, Section 18

The government has effectively given itself the power to criminalise anyone who stands against unlawful taxes as a “terrorist” or a “supporter of terrorism”, with the potential to be imprisoned for up to ten years. Such draconian laws are ALWAYS abused by States attempting to exert authority OVER the people rather than SERVING the people.

This in effect criminalises every anti water tax protester or group, anti household tax protester or group, every lay litigant group, and every political party that stands up to them. That means they are attempting to criminalise DDI for supporting the boycott of the water and household charge through lawful means of non consent and refusal of contract.

They are trying to eliminate the opposition first through fear, and then when that doesn’t work they will start to abuse the constitution, the law of the land and the people to achieve dominance. Does this feel like governance by consent anymore? This is where we as a people must draw a line in the sand.

Legislate for Real Terrorists

The elephant in the room is the new offence that should have been added to the anti terrorism legislation but wasn’t. Where is the offence of “Financial Terrorism”? Where is the offence of aiding and abetting financial terrorism ,or encouraging and/or recruiting into acts of financial terrorism?

This would criminalise the entire banking, accounting, legal and governmental sector overnight. This would actually catch and punish the real terrorists of our time, because the real crime and terror we face as a people in this modern world is not military, that is amateurish compared to the crimes the financial world are capable of. It has killed thousands over the last few years and destroyed hundreds of thousands of lives and we ask the Minister why this has not been included in the Act  as a potential act of terror a country may face?

Our Constitution states that:

Treason shall consist only in levying war against the State, or assisting any State or person or inciting or conspiring with any person to levy war against the State, or attempting by force of arms or other violent means to overthrow the organs of government established by this Constitution, or taking part or being concerned in or inciting or conspiring with any person to make or to take part or be concerned in any such attempt.

Now DDI would like to suggest to the Minister that it is way past time that Article 39 of the Constitution was amended by referendum to include treason by virtue of conducting or conspiring to levy “financial war” against the State from within. This would implicate those who knowingly and willfully bankrupted the nation by deregulation and unlawfully burdening the people with an odious debt.  We are sure there are a few bankers, politicians and top civil servants who will be quaking at the thought.

No doubt if we did get that amendment the government would never use it against the real criminals of our time, but would instead be using it against water tax protesters. More’s the pity they don’t ship us off to Australia for free any more, we might all stop paying these taxes.

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O’Flynn Group Court Ruling Could Be A Turning Point For Many In The Fight Against The Banks

imagesToday in the High Court Michael O’Flynn won back control of his business from a US based fund that had bought his loans from NAMA. This is the first time such an action has been successful and sets down a marker for future dealings with these companies that have come to Ireland to buy up loan books at vastly reduced prices.

The O’Flynn Group is a Cork based company with a large asset book and a constant high inflow of revenue. Since NAMA took over it’s loans from the original lenders the Group has for years cooperated with NAMA in restructuring while meeting all loan repayments. However since NAMA sold the €1.8 billion loan book to Blackstone for just €1.1 billion Blackstone linked O’Flynn’s personal loans into the corporate structure despite them not being previously linked. It seems that the reason for this move was to trigger a default clause that would allow them to take over the business lock stock and barrel. By claiming insolvency via an unprecedented short notice demand in June to pay up almost the entirety of his personal loans, which were in fact also being met as agreed.

Now doesn’t this to all intents and purposes look like a deliberate ploy by a foreign vulture fund? Coming in on a loan book at a cut price and using the courts to wrest control of a profitable company so it can sell it off for more profit.  The judge in the case concluded that Blackstine’s subsidiary Carbon Finance acted not in good faith and deliberately misled the court as to the true situation. Basically they lied in their previous court appearance to get an examiner appointed and turfed out the owners, though it remains a point of contention why the previous judge could have possibly ordered a examiner considering so much necessary information was absent from their claim.

This is a practice that became famed in the 80s as “asset stripping”. This is not the first time this has happened here recently, to businesses large and small, but it is the first time it has been successfully defended, and with the discovery orders given against Blackstone this could be a watershed case in the struggle of profitable Irish businesses against these financial vultures.

More details of the case in this Independent article.

This is an important development for Ireland’s businesses in their fight against what now clearly appears to be the planned asset strip of Ireland through this bank crash, guarantee and bailout, and hopefully we will see more businesses bringing the banks to heal with the help of the courts.

It also opens the up many other questions like:

Why did NAMA sell off a €1.8 billion loan book recently to Blackstone for just €1.1 billion when the O’Flynn Group were profitable and well able to service their €1.8 billion loan repayments to NAMA and hence to the taxpayer. Therefore gifting Blackstone a €700 million windfall that must be carried by the taxpayer?


If Blackstone only paid €1.1 billion for the loan book to become O’Flynn’s banker then how are they entitled to unjust enrichment of another €700 million? NAMA could just as easily written off €700 million to the O’Flynn Group itself, but they didn’t need to do either?

Who benefits and what are the connections here?

TV3 interview outside court here:

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Call To Arms Over Irish Water

Most expensive water in Europe:

The General Secretary of Direct Democracy Ireland, Drogheda man Anthony Connor, who was also a local election candidate, as called on the people of Louth/Drogheda to rally together and make a stand against Irish Water installing water meters, “We have had great success, we stopped Irish Water in large parts of Meath through peaceful means and prevented them from installing water meters”.

Anthony stated that Louth has not yet been targeted for the installation of water meters but work will commence in Louth from September, Anthony went on the say “I will stand with anyone that does not want a water meter installed at their home, Irish water is a private company limited by shares and it’s a complete Lie when they say it is to conserve water; in reality it’s a Bond holder payment tax forced upon an already pushed to the limit Irish Nation”. He went on to say “we already pay for water through taxation, last year alone €1.4Billion was collected for water. 2% of all V.A.T goes into water as well as 5% of all Motor Tax; so before a bill even comes through your door we officially have the most expensive water in Europe. We have started a national campaign with the intention of taking a legal challenge against the government and Irish Water.”

The National Citizens Movement has been set up by various different anti water tax groups and will see them unite for a major push against Irish Water. When asked about the numbers of people refusing the water meters he stated “…most people have the attitude, let them put the meter in we just won’t be paying for water”, a stance which Anthony said he welcomes, mass non compliance will defeat this unjust Tax.

Anthony then asked why the Labour Party have failed us and wonders why they have become so disconnected from the very people they claim to care for? “Maybe for them it’s hard to understand the plight of the working poor and unemployed when most members of the labour Party earn 6 figure salaries, they are no longer Labour for the people, they are Labour, the franchise. Labour Inc. a business protecting their wealthy established Party leaders and all the well connected individuals therein. Labour exists as a memory now. The champion of the people has been vanquished. Labour is no more”.

If you would like to become part of The National Citizens Movement you can visit their facebook page, Or, If you want to be active or need help in the water meter campaign in the Louth / Meath area contact Anthony Connor on 085-8560338 or email anthony@directdemocracy.ie

Anthony Connor,
National General Secretary,
Direct Democracy Ireland,


Twitter: @antzc40

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Fundraiser for Isabella Gilroy Friday 15th August

10516824_10203470898205416_6464595024019957340_nIn recent weeks our former leader and MEP candidate Ben Gilroy and his family were given the news that his 6 year old daughter Isabella has been diagnosed with leukemia. She has been undergoing a series of operations and treatment at Crumlin hospital and, all things going well, it is expected to continue for a couple of years.

To help them with the medical expenses friends of the family have organised a fundraiser in Trim on Friday 15th August 2014, that is THIS Friday coming, and everyone is welcome.

The  venue is:
The Castle Hotel, Trim, Co. Meath and it will commence at 7.30 pm.

If you would like to help please come along; there will be music including the Rob Strong Band and a DJ, as well as raffles and spot prizes, it should be a lot of fun for everyone. There is a  €10 cover charge which will go towards Isabella’s medical costs. You can get tickets in advance or on the night.

We hope you can all make it and support Isabella.


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Ireland Relegated To Division 2 In New Two Tier Europe

urlWe hear yesterday that with the addition of Lithuania to the Eurozone will see Ireland lose its automatic voting rights at the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB). Now you would have thought that any country that has been blackkmailed into paying off 42% of Europe’s banking debt should be offered the permanent chairman of the board role in gratitude, after all we do have the most “skin in the game”.

Apparently this goes back to the Maastricht Treaty, another hidden clause that Ireland’s government failed to inform the people of when they compelled them to vote “yes” in the referendum; and another indictment of the real hidden agenda of the political class in Ireland to engineer the slow absorption of Ireland into a “USE” model of Europe. It’s not even a secret, it is the stated aim of the founders of the “project” after all.

“Europe’s nations should be led towards a superstate, without their people understanding what is happening.”
Jean Monnet, 30 April 1952

We hear the usual Fine Gael double speak from MEP Brian Hayes claiming how it could be bad for Ireland if the creation of second class ECB membership is allowed to happen and we must “manage this”, yet all through his statement he alludes to the fact that he has already accepted this as a done deal. But of course he has, Fine Gael are members of the EPP which has a pure Federalist agenda, so this would be a natural consequence of the process of changing from national to federal, just as in other aspects of the project’s development like the ending of unanimous vote requirements.

What is even more irritating than Brian Hayes’ double speak is Fianna Fail’s statement on the move by Michael McGrath which summarised said:

…which represents a further loss of sovereignty, as a “bad day for Ireland” and said it “nails the myth” that all Eurozone countries are equal.

Irritating because Fianna Fail speaks with forked tongue yet again. They know all about the plan for the erosion of Ireland’s sovereignty, and every other country come to that; how could they not when they are, like Fine Gael, part of an EU grouping that also votes for Federalist goals? You can’t have it both ways Michael, because unless we have a Europe where the State’s rights supersede the Federal government’s rights (as was the original intention in the USA, but alas is no more) then loss of sovereignty is an inevitable result of Fianna Fail’s (and FG/Lab) own manifesto. Yet here they are pretending to be concerned again to maintain the illusion of choice that they are different to Fine Gael. They are not, they are two fingers on the same glove.

So when MEP Brian Hayes says:

“It is very important that we do not create a second-class membership of the ECB under the new system… “

It is in reality too late, we are already in this new system, we are already a second class member, and it is just stating what should have been said back in 1992 before any of these treaties were signed. We all remember Brian Cowan et al saying it didn’t matter that nobody read the Lisbon Treaty, we should trust our elected representative (chortle). We now know we shouldn’t have then and couldn’t now trust any of them. More fool us for voting on half a dozen treaties that allegedly nobody even read. Though if you believe they didn’t know what they were selling you are very naive.

It is up to people to get informed because politicians are not going to inform you. If in doubt or you’re left uninformed about something the politicians want you to approve, you should always vote no to keep what already works; but remember when it comes to voting in the next elections make you sure you vote out what clearly doesn’t work.

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