Everyone seems to be talking about the Netflix series “Making A Murderer” about how Manitowoc County in the United States framed Stephen Avery not once but twice.
It’s very interesting to hear how aghast the Irish people and media are about this miscarriage of justice as if this has never happened in Ireland or Britain, have we forgotten about the Guildford 4, Birmingham 6 and the Maguire 7?
Compare the coverage Stephen Avery has received here in Ireland to the complete lack of media attention and public outcry over our own making a murderer case in occupied Ireland.
The Craigavon 2 Brendan McConville and John Paul Wootton have been imprisoned for over six years for something they did not do yet no one seems to care.
The Irish media and human rights groups have rightly highlighted the case of Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt but ignore a case just a…
View original post 44 more words
My next poll asks whether Britain should keep or scrap the monarchy. Read the pros and cons and then have your say in the comments below:
Pros (Reasons for keeping the monarchy):
- It makes Britain different from other countries by having a monarch
- It has been a tradition for hundreds of years
- It brings in money from tourism
- The monarch is only for decoration and a de jure head of state
- The Royals are patrons of some charities
- It costs about 50p per person per year
Cons (Reasons for scrapping the monarchy):
- The monarch is an undemocratic and unelected head of state born into power
- The Royal Family gain £300m from the tax payer every year
- Britain will always be unique for its history even without the monarchy
- Millions of British people will never have the chance to become the head of state
- Britain would still gain money from tourism (Paris gains…
View original post 32 more words
NO BRITISH JUSTICE IN IRELAND
44 years ago British soldiers deliberately set out to control the growing
support for civil rights in the British occupied 6 counties of Ireland.
The message of the Irish people was getting world attention about the
denial of the rights of the people.
History show us as the marchers made their way into the city from the
Creggan British troops including the infamous Paratroopers had taken up
position and opened fire on the crowd.
The result 13 dead and several injured.
This attack on innocent unarmed people marching for their civil rights,
demonstrates the thinking of the British Government at the time, they
believed they could shoot innocent people and get away with it.
Freedom of expression was denied the people at the point of a gun, the
civil rights movement was exposing this and exposing all the violations
of civil rights and liberties of…
View original post 319 more words
Pat Nash, O/C Belfast Brigade (taken from Belfast and nineteensixteen).
Pat Nash of Belfast was the first Belfast soldier of the Republic to be arrested before 1916 and sent to prison for trying to buy a rifle from a British Soldier. He with his brother George later went with the Belfast contingent to Coalisland to take part in the Easter manoeuvres arranged for Easter Sunday 1916.
On being ordered back to Belfast on Easter Sunday night he took it very badly. He was arrested the following week and interned in Frongoch.
On his release he again became active in the movement and was again interned in Ballykinlar. Released from internment again he threw himself wholeheartedly into the movement and he became a great guerilla fighter and leader in the Leeson Street and “Loney” area of the Falls Road, right up to the signing of the Treaty in 1921.
View original post 57 more words
“1916, a country is born” (1916, un pays est né), c’est le titre de la DB consacrée à l’histoire de Pâques 1916 réalisée par l’artiste Fergal McCarthy . Cette BD sera diffusée dans les écoles irlandaises et les planches originales seront exposées au Little Museum de Dublin .
Ever since 2010 we have had a Prime Minister who makes no effort to hide is Aristocratic background, for as a relation of a the reigning Monarch David Cameron has shown us how the Aristocracy acts towards the poor. For we all know that the aristocratic elite love nothing better than to retain slaves to do their work, so to see Cameron taking away the rights of workers at an alarming rate is disgusting. For Cameron is no better than the landed gentry he looks upon those who are able to work as slaves allowing them just a pittance, yes if he had the chance he would go back to the days when tally’s were handed out.
The era of the aristocracy having control was we thought at an end with the demise of the Victorian era, but Cameron is slowly but surely taking us back to that era. We…
View original post 461 more words
There are occasions in life when time that can never be retrieved is expended on something that is worthless. So far, three valuable hours of my life has been wasted on what RTE describes as a ‘commemorative drama’ to herald the beginning of the Centenary year of the 1916 revolution. Wasted, other than in terms of understanding the propaganda value to the political class even of badly constructed ‘historical’ costume drama – although describing ‘Rebellion’ as coherent drama is stretching it.
I quibbled after the first episode about the use of the term ‘Rebellion’ instead of the more accurate term ‘Revolution’, but it finally dawned on me with Episode 3 that what the writer, director and producers really mean is that this is about rebelliousness within the featured families, to which the 1916 Revolution is just a backdrop.
It would be a useful exercise after the series comes to an…
View original post 988 more words