Archive for the ‘Sinn Féin’ Category
Mass action in Ireland in the late 1960′s and early 1970′s comes across vividly in Lelia Doolan’s Documentary “Bernadette – Notes on a Political Journey” which is screened on the Irish Language Channel TG 4 on Monday January 30
Here are some reviews :
If you have not already seen this documentary – don’t miss the TG4 Broadcast.
If you have seen it – watch it again!
John Meehan January 28 2012
Boston College has undermined all researchers and journalists who rely on confidential sources – Liam Clarke Article
A huge amount has been written about the Boston College Saga – and there is plenty more to come – but Liam Clarke sums up the central issues very well
His full article is here :
We need full open and honest debate on the troubles – that cannot happen when the state uses its power to prosecute people for actions they took during the 1969-98 Northern Ireland war which ended with the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998.
The state is biased and will never – taking the most blatant example – prosecute the people responsible for the murder of fourteen unarmed demonstrators in Derry on Bloody Sunday at the end of January 1972.
Ed Moloney offers the example of Patrick McCullough :
A welcome focus on the politics of Mass Action Versus Militarism -
Eamonn McCann writing in the Belfast Telegraph
Very Good News – it seems Seán Garland, long-time leader of the Workers’ Party and a veteran of the Irish Republican movement since the 1950′s, has won his battle against the United States government, which wishes to charge him about accusations of currency forgery.
Many people put their political differences with Garland and his party to one side, and supported the anti-extradition campaign.
One example is the United States socialist Gerry Foley: Read the rest of this entry »