On Wednesday October 21st , members of Anti Imperialist Action attended an Anti Eviction Protest at Ffrench Mullen House on Charlemont Street Dublin, where Tuath Housing has planned to evict an 81 year old man from his home.
Faced with strong opposition from the mans friends and neighbors, Tuath Housing have called off the eviction in what is a great victory for residents and the local community and a testament to their work.
With a large crowd assembled, an Anti Eviction Rally was held which was addressed by Peter Dooley of the Dublin Renters Union, Damien Farrell of Dublin 8 Housing Action and Gina Nicoletti, a local resident.
Anti Imperialist Action commends the local residents and all those involved in preventing this eviction, which demonstrates what the Working Class can achieve when organised and disciplined. Today was a clear victory for People Power.
Tuath Housing should hang their heads in shame.
The irony of this eviction taking place at Ffrench Mullen House was not lost on Socialist Republicans. Madeline Ffrench Mullen was an Irish Revolutionary and a leading Commander of the Irish Citizen Army, serving for a time on the Army Council, and was at the fore the class struggle in Ireland. There is no better a location for a People’s Victory Against evictions then at a working class housing complex called after a leader of the Irish Citizen Army.
Anti Imperialist Action is committed to opposing all economic evictions and working with residents and communities across the country to build an All Ireland movement against evictions and the scourge of Private Landlords.
As today’s event demonstrates, neighbors standing together successfully resist and prevent evictions. Well done to all involved.