People Before Profit (PBP) was formally established in October 2005 by workers from a variety of local campaigns. Its aim is to reverse neo-liberal policies which place wealth creation for the few over the welfare of communities in Ireland.
PBP represents a different form of politics, fitting for the 21st century. It sees ‘people power’ and the mobilisation of citizens in workplaces, communities and on the streets as the key to bringing change in society. It is the ambition of PBP is to operate on a 32-county basis and to offer a radical vision for our country.
In addition to its aim of deepening the links between community groups, PBP also wishes to explore the potential for electoral politics but it is not interested in electing people who will join coalition governments with the dominant right-wing parties because they have all signed up to the ‘business success is paramount’ ethic.
PBP opposes neo-liberal policies, including: – the sell-off of Ireland’s natural resources; – the privatisation and run down of public amenities; – the destruction of the environment and our heritage through a flawed planning process; – the prioritisation of corporate profit above the environment; – poor public health and labour conditions and standards; – widespread corruption; – the erosion of civil liberties; – tax cuts for the rich and corporations while bin charges and stealth taxes rise for the majority; – the erosion of neutrality through the growing presence of US troops in Shannon (we oppose the use of Irish airports and airspace by the US military); – the mistreatment of immigrants.
PBP has 4 TDs – Richard Boyd Barrett (Dun Laoghaire), Gino Kenny (Dublin Mid-West), Brid Smith (Dublin South Central), Paul Murphy (Dublin South West) and a number of councillors elected in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown, Dublin City Council, South Dublin County Council, Sligo County Council & Belfast City Council.
What We Stand For
Visit the national website of the People Before Profit here
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