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Changing Ireland Video -Series 2 - Enabling Dissent

 

 

 

 

 

Enabling Dissent - Niall Crowley - full speech

Niall Crowley talks about the limits that are set for dissent by the status quo. Niall the Equality Authority head who resigned in protest at over-the-top cutbacks is a man of action and a man who talks of revolution, of change, of developing a new model of development for Ireland.

Community Development work is under attack in Ireland and around the world. Our job is to speak up on behalf of (and with) the voiceless and marginalised, but Governments dislike dissent.

 

 

Enabling Dissent - Kumi Nadoo - Full Speech

Community Development work is under attack in Ireland and around the world. Our job is to speak up on behalf of (and with) the voiceless and marginalised, but Governments dislike dissent.

The Carnegie Foundation and Atlantic Philanthropies responded to efforts by and on behalf of the Irish Government to stifle dissent by holding a seminar entitled 'Enabling Dissent' on May 20th, in Dublin.

This is the full speech by Kumi Naidoo, a leader internationally of civil society organisations. He says the struggle to regain lost civil liberties has now begun.

     

Enabling Dissent - Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy - full speech

Sr. Stanislaus wants to hear more voices of dissent. She spoke in May at a seminar in Dublin organised by the Carnegie UK Trust and Atlantic Philantropies.

The silence of potential dissenters is a sign of how bad things are, says Sr Stanislaus Kennedy, one of modern Ireland's most outspoken nuns. She says that civil society organisations fail their people by staying silent.

Note: Sr. Stan would not match Bob Geldof as a public speaker - she speaks and slowly and deliberately - but her words carry weight and she has won numerous awards for telling it as it is.

     

Kumi Nadoo clip - fight back

Kumi Nadoo - of Civicus, says that it is time to fight back to regain rights, and not keep your mouth shut about policies.He says that the fightback has already begun

He asks, look at the access and influence you have. Is it wasting time and energy or helping to fix the problems and help the people?

     

Sr. Kennedy clip - How the government stifles dissent

Another clip of St. Kennedy speaking at the 'Enabling Dissent' seminar organised by The Carnegie Foundation and Atlantic Philanthropies on May 20th, 2009 in Dublin.

     

Sr. Kennedy clip - Intolerance of dissent

Another clip of St. Kennedy speaking at the 'Enabling Dissent' seminar organised by The Carnegie Foundation and Atlantic Philanthropies on May 20th, 2009 in Dublin.

     

Sr. Kennedy Clip - why civil society groups run shy

Another clip of St. Kennedy speaking at the 'Enabling Dissent' seminar organised by The Carnegie Foundation and Atlantic Philanthropies on May 20th, 2009 in Dublin.