The only fraud was our accuser

Originally posted on GlasgowCelticWorldHuddle:

Celtic Football Club has been found not guilty of acting fraudulently in the acquisition of Lennoxtown, the site of our training facilities. Now the deal when you look at it is a tidy piece of business for Celtic, we bought it for £493,000 in 2006 and then developed a £8.5m training complex the following year. We were then paid £500,000 up til June 3013 for providing community services on the once derelict site. That is to say we recouped our initial output.

Now business deals that result in profits are something unheard of to many in Glasgow’s nether reaches and of course they cried foul that Celtic dare to have a business plan that didn’t involve soft loans, IPO’s or converting debt to shares in an unlisted PLC. These of course are financial practices that are the daily diatribe spouted out of the DR and the Shark Jump. How dare Celtic plan ahead.

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Terminal Effects: The Guns of the Loyalist Paramilitaries

Originally posted on Balaclava Street:

UDA checkpoint, 1972 UDA checkpoint, 1972


Throughout the Troubles and even decades before, Irish republicans used bombings as a practical means of attacking the British and as a form of kinetic propaganda. Bombs conveyed a number of advantages to the user. They could be assembled in relative safety by dedicated specialists and delivered with minimal hazard to the operator. They offered maximum return on a minimal investment – a single blast could result in hundreds of thousands, even millions of pounds of damage, with attendant media focus. Loyalists may have been relative newcomers to the field of explosives compared with republicans, but their involvement with firearms and gun smuggling pre-dates the formation of even the “Old IRA” of the days of Collins and flying columns. Moreover, the gunrunning schemes embarked upon by the militants gathered around Sir Edward Carson, those who signed the Ulster Covenant of 1912 and subsequently formed the Ulster…

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Originally posted on Belfast Marxist:


The mighty PR machine of Sinn Fein has been in overdrive over the last week as they attempt to spin the Stormont House Agreement 2.0 as a good deal and a fresh start for those of us who are living in occupied territories. Undoubtedly they do a good job at spinning their lies, after all they are well use to spinning defeats and selling them as victories. This is the party that has sold the surrender of 2006 as victory and is the same party that protested against Royal visits while party leadership wined and dined with British Royalty. We all know that they are fond of the frequent U turn now again, as seen in this latest debacle.

Despite all the spin and lies it is clear that the community are rejecting this deal, a deal that will have drastic implications for us…

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Left Archive: The Starry Plough, Deire Fomahar, Irish Republican Socialist Party, 1975

Originally posted on The Cedar Lounge Revolution:


To download the above please click on the following link. SP MEAN FOMHAIR 1975

Please click here to go the Left Archive.

Just to note that this edition of the SP is wrongly numbered. Both it and the subsequent edition were numbered Vol. 1 No. 7.

Many thanks to the long term contributor Spáilpín who forwarded this to the Archive. This is a further edition of the IRSP newspaper, the Starry Plough – the first one was posted some months ago, produced in the aftermath of the split from Official Sinn Féin which precipitated the foundation of that organisation.

This edition of the Starry Plough has a striking front cover asking ‘Workers to be jailed?’ in relate to ‘statutory wage ‘agreement’ threat’. It also asks are British forces ‘licensed to kill’ and argues that ‘Sectarianism’ is Britain’s brainchild. It also flags a report on ‘IRSP in Boston’.

The editorial notes…

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Saving Stormont: The last hurrah?

Originally posted on the irish revolution:

Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness: no depth too low for the Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness: no depth too low for the Shinners to sink

The results of the report by a British government monitoring panel caused bemusement among observers inside and outside Ireland. Following the statement of a few truisms – the IRA still exist, the loyalist gangs are still active – the Democratic Unionist Party, who had been blocking the operation of the local Assembly by resigning their positions and re-appointing themselves in a weekly cycle, returned to their positions full-time.

Of course the report was entirely political. Its main function was to provide the magic formula that would allow the DUP to return and escape the savage criticism of their backers in the business community.  A report from the Irish authorities, while much more general in tone, added to the instability by increasing the political critique of Sinn Fein in the run-up to the coming southern election.


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Daesh has a mother: the invasion of Iraq. But it also has a father: Saudi Arabia and its religious-industrial complex.

Source: Daesh has a mother: the invasion of Iraq. But it also has a father: Saudi Arabia and its religious-industrial complex.

Request for information, photographs and other material on indigenous women activists in the Red Power Movement in the US and a visit to Ireland by their reps with Official Sinn Féin

Originally posted on The Cedar Lounge Revolution:

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I have been working in collaboration in telling the history of indigenous women’s activism in the United States for many years. I have created an archive of all the Native women who were involved in the Red Power Movement and one of the most important connections made was when a member of the American Indian Movement (Madonna Gilbert) was a guest of the Official Sinn Fein in May of 1976 – there are Irish Times articles that places her there from about May 25-31st in Dublin, Belfast and Derry.

I am looking for any and all press clippings but ever more critical for us is finding anyone who might have photographed for filmed it. Madonna recalls doing a sit down TV station interview and being questioned by a English man who she did not like talking to – so that might have been in London before they got to Ireland.

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Lest We Forget

Originally posted on Belfast Marxist:

Lest we forget

The Ulster Defence Association(UDA), an organisation that is responsible for at least 300 murders, and the majority of them innocent members of Nationalist communities. Some of the worst atrocities had been committed by the UDA e.g. The Greysteel Massacre, Sean Graham Bookmakers Massacre and many more. Every murder carried out by these cowards is as sick as the last, and now when it comes to the families achieving justice they are met with red tape as many UDA members were also Mi5 agents – especially those in command e.g. Brian Nelson, a member of the Force Research Unit(FRU) which was involved in nearly 200 murder plots.

On 13th November Sinn Féin welcomed two UDA leaders into our community, Jackie McDonald and Colin Halliday. The idea that this sort of interaction is progressive is ludicrous, it was only in July this year that both men attended the funeral…

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South Africa issues arrest warrants for 4 israeli terrorists responsible for attack on the Mavi Marmara

Originally posted on Uprootedpalestinians's Blog:

South Africa issues arrest warrants for four Israeli commanders


  • Rau Aluf Gabriel Ashkenazi, Chief of General Staff
  • Eliezer Alfred Marom, Naval Forces Commander
  • Avishay Levi, Head of Airforce intelligence
  • Amos Yadlin, Major General Chief of IDF Military Intelligence

Warrants of arrest have been issued in South Africa against four Israeli commanders from Israel’s Navy and defence force (IDF) responsible for the attacks on the Mavi Marmara.

If they come to South Africa, they’ll be arrested and Interpol Pretoria will arrange their extradition with Turkey.

“This decision has allowed us to hold these commanders, now fugitives from justice responsible to answer for crimes that were committed in the high seas,” says Gadija Davids, the South African journalist who laid the first complaint with the South African Police Services in 2011.

“This important decision will reverberate across Turkey and amongst many other jurisdictions like the UK, Spain, Greece, and Sweden where citizens…

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