Originally posted on The Treason Felony Blog:
The IRA raid on the Campbell College OTC armoury on the night of Friday 27th December 1935 had repercussions that were to echo through the next decade and beyond. The suggestion to raid the OTC armoury had come from GHQ in Dublin, where Moss Twomey was Chief of Staff and Sean McBride, Tom Barry, Sean Russell and Stephen Hayes were all active. The previous few years, including the Outdoor Relief Riots and then the mini pogrom of the summer of 1935 had shown up the limitations of the IRA’s arms stocks in Belfast. Since the dump arms order at the end of the Civil War, the IRA had not officially engaged in offensive operations in the north beyond those occasional arms raids, mainly to replenish stocks captured by the northern government.
The IRA’s response to the aftermath of the raid was to lead to the imprisonment of its Adjutant General Jim Killeen and Donegal O/C (officer commanding) Sean McCool, two GHQ opponents of Russell’s proposed bombing…
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Originally posted on The Treason Felony Blog:
The following article looks at sectarian violence in Belfast around the Twelfth in 1935 and the (apparently) coordinated raid by De Valera’s own special police on a Belfast IRA training camp in County Louth. It includes a brief chronology of sectarian violence in the summer of 1935 in the lead up to the Twelfth that was published in 1936 under the pen name ‘Northman’. It appeared in Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review, entitled ‘The Present Position of Catholics in Northern Ireland’ (the original can be accessed here).
Northman chronology of events:
May 6: Bands were playing all the evening, shots were fired into the house of a Catholic, another Catholic, a woman, was wounded in Earl Street ; windows in St. Joseph’s Club (Dock Street were smashed ; in the early hours of the morning terror reigned in the Antrim Road area due to the activities of some…
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Originally posted on An Sionnach Fionn:
In his final exploration of the evidence sourced for the RTÉ television documentary “Collusion”, a feature-length programme examining the links between the UK military and intelligence services garrisoned in the north-east of Ireland during the period of the “Long War” and their allies in the so-called “Loyalist” terrorist gangs, veteran Irish journalist Ed Moloney begins with a story that coincidentally illustrates the easy relationship that existed between the RUC – the British paramilitary police force – and the UDA-UFF – the largest (and semi-legal) pro-UK terror faction. In the 1980s Tommy “Tucker” Lyttle, a senior UDA-UFF boss, helped the RUC’s Special Branch – a detective unit dedicated to counter-insurgency operations – to recover weapons and files lost during an embarrassing security lapse:
“The documents had been stolen by an ordinary criminal from an unmarked police car along with a Special Branch handgun and two radio sets…
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Originally posted on The Clumpany:
The BBC is at it again!
Following Wednesday’s piece about Hereford FC, the successor club to the defunct Hereford United, the BBC has now produced a more wide-ranging article.
This really interesting piece focuses on a number of English clubs that went to the wall, and which were succeeded by ‘Phoenix’ clubs.
Each tale is a sorry one. However, no one tries to pretend that when the end came it wasn’t anything but THE END.
The people quoted are all quite open about wanting to recapture something of the essence/ glory/ magic of the old dead club and in a couple of cases feel a sense of continuity with it.
But no one tries to insult the intelligence of readers by saying that the ‘Phoenix’ is the same as…
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Originally posted on Kevin Neish:
I’m happy that I am back home safe and sound after a few days in Israeli prisons, but I would much rather be in Gaza right now, handing the Marianne av Goteborg to the Palestinian fishers.
On the 29th at 2 am, the Israelis attacked us, when we were over 100 nautical miles (185 km) from Israel, while we were still off Egypt, near the entrance to the Suez Canal. They used 4 warships full of hundreds of IOF (Israeli Occupation Forces) soldiers and sailors. They initially approached us in white Coast Guard zodiac boats, just for media spin purposes, and then attacked with military zodiacs full of heavily armed soldiers. We saw the Coast Guard zodiacs being lifted onto a warship after the attack, like movie props being stored away.
Three activists, including Canadian professor Bob Lovelace, were sitting or standing in front of the bridge door…
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Originally posted on jamiebrysonblog:
The corruption that lies at the very heart of government in Northern Ireland can tonight be partly exposed by the revelations that Gareth Robinson and his father, Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson, have allegedly contrived in the most unscrupulous fashion along with Ian Coulter, Frank Cushnahan, Terence Brannigan and Ken Cleland in at least two shady backroom deals that has seen NAMA property sold off at knock down prices, with a tidy profit earmarked for Gareth Robinson as the ‘fixer’ and with a large percentage to be diverted to his father, Peter Robinson, as a payment for using his influence to ensure that NAMA property was on the market at knock down prices.
It is understood that the BBC are aware of all the following information, but it has been alleged that Robinsons lawyer, Paul Tweed- who has gotten numerous high profile figures super injunctions, has secured some form…
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Originally posted on The Ugly Truth:
I24NEWS – India’s decision to abstain from voting on a UN resolution condemning Israel for possible war crimes in Gaza is being viewed in Israel as a victory for its diplomacy and yet another step in the rapprochement between the two states since Prime Minister Narendra Modi was elected last year.
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Originally posted on The Cedar Lounge Revolution:
To download the above please click on the following link. SP3
Many thanks to the long term contributor who forwarded this to the Archive. This is the third edition of the IRSP newspaper, the Starry Plough from the 1970s – and part of a sequential release of them given that they were produced in the aftermath of the split from Official Sinn Féin and also deal with the dispute between the two organisations subsequent to that.
The front cover has the headline ‘Official IRA Terror to End?’.
Inside the Eagarfhocal asks ‘Feud or Fascism’ when it outlines a series of murders of IRSP members in Belfast.
Is the campaign of torture, intimidation and murder, that the Official IRA have carried out against the IRSP over? To date it has claimed five deaths and countless injuries.
Secret intermediaries have been accepted by the…
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Originally posted on Truth and Satire:
Every single mainstream media has the following narrative for the economic crisis in Greece: the government spent too much money and went broke; the generous banks gave them money, but Greece still can’t pay the bills because it mismanaged the money that was given. It sounds quite reasonable, right?
Except that it is a big fat lie … not only about Greece, but about other European countries such as Spain, Portugal, Italy and Ireland who are all experiencing various degrees of austerity. It was also the same big, fat lie that was used by banks and corporations to exploit many Latin American, Asian and African countries for many decades.
Greece did not fail on its own. It was made to fail.
In summary, the banks wrecked the Greek government, and then deliberately pushed it into unsustainable debt … while revenue-generating public assets were sold off to oligarchs and international corporations…
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