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RSF supports Gabriel Mackle in his defence of his Republican identity.

Statement by the President of Republican Sinn Féin Des Dalton
28ú Márta/March

Republican Sinn Féin salutes Gabriel Mackle on his courageous defence of his distinct identity and autonomy as an Irish Republican POW within the Maghaberry prison. Irish Republican POWs have historically had to run the gauntlet of British and 26-County state attempts to criminalise them and deny them their identity, shamefully on this occasion this latest injustice comes at the hands of those purporting to be fellow Irish Republicans. To compound the injustice is the fact that it was the CABHAIR supported prisoners who won the right of Republican prisoners to have their separate identity accepted by the prison regime. The CABHAIR supported prisoners led the dirty protests which resulted in the August 2010 Agreement.
This attempt to deny Gabriel Mackle his own political identity and autonomy brings only shame to those who have a hand in it. By cloaking their actions in the name of Republicanism they sully that noble banner. A statement issued under the name of “Republican Prisoners, Roe 4” in Maghaberry prison by the group styling itself Saoradh is quite simply a tissue of lies and calculated smear, designed to hide what is really happening here.

In an attempt to smear Gabriel Mackle the statement cites his previous membership of the British Army’s Royal Irish Regiment. This is a matter of public record. Irish Republican history is littered with instances of Irish patriots who having served in the British Army subsequently gave honourable and heroic service to the cause of Irish freedom, James Connolly, Michael Mallin and Tom Barry are notable examples.

This statement cannot disguise the reality of what is going on in Maghaberry. Gabriel Mackle’s right, a right inherent to all Republican POWs, to maintain his own political identity is being attacked. Historically this right has always been respected by Republican prisoners regardless of organisation. However, this latest move to deny Gabriel Mackle this right echoes the actions of the Provisionals who in 1986 forced Republican prisoners who refused to renounce their Republican principles and abandon their allegiance to the All-Ireland Republic off prison landings.

Today it seems similar tactics are being employed by a grouping that it seems will not tolerate any alternative views. When these people speak of unity we now can see what they really mean. They are simply Provo – lite, aping the tactics and mindset of the Provisionals. They will be no more successful in their attempts to intimidate faithful Irish Republicans than the reformist Provos were before them.
We will not be intimidated or deflected from our work. Over the decades we have seen many such groupings styling themselves as Republican come and go. Republican Sinn Féin and the Republican Movement long predate them and will long outlast them. This year we mark 100 years since the historic 1917 Ard Fheis at which Sinn Féin adopted a Republican constitution. We are proud of our history of unbroken continuity of principle and organisation. Over the course of that century faithful Irish Republicans have defended that constitution from those who have attempted to subvert it, in 1921, 1926, 1946, 1969/70 and 1986. We will remain steadfast in our allegiance to the All-Ireland Republic of Easter and determined in our pursuit of our Republican goals. Once more we salute Gabriel Mackle and pledge him our continued solidarity and support. Maith thú Gabriel.

Críoch/Ends.

With many thanks to: Des Dalton, President Republican Sinn Féin.

Serious and disgusting behaviour from IRPWA POWs this morning in Maghaberry. https://t.co/jprHdUR9Lc

 

PSNI officer who tended to dying Constable Stephen Carroll admits faking documents amid survivor’s guilt – BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

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Former PSNI/RUC officer John Gillespie (33).

A former PSNI/RUC officer who tended to a dying colleague after a dissident republican group CIRA shot him has addmitted faking documents and interviews during an investigation.

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Constable Stephen Carroll - PSNI/RUC

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With many thanks to: staff reporter: The Belfast Telegraph.

Picket in support of the 5th Annual International POW Day, which was held in the Bullring on the 24th of October. This statement was read out at the picket;

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End the Maghberry torture

Comrades, we are gathered here today to pay homage to our brave volunteers and to highlight the plight that they are currently facing as they languish in captivity. It is important to send not only our Solidarity, but also to show our defiance of British rule and continue to progress towards the United Ireland we need.

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Comrades of RSF picketing at the Bullring in Wexford, on the 5th Annual International POW Day.

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Comrades of RSF James Connolly Cumann in Australia on International POW Day.

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International Prisoner of War Day of Action

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Comrades in Gaza showing there Solidarity

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Comrades in Solidarity also in London, England.

With many thanks to: Republican Sinn Féin Wexford:
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The Sworn Statement of Kevin Geard Barry, 28th October 1920.

I, Kevin Barry, of 58 South Circular Road, in the County of Dublin, Medical Student, aged 18 years and upwards solemnly and sincerely declare as follows:

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Kevin Gerard Barry 20/01/1902 - Executed 01/11/1920. Fuair sé bás ar son saoirse na hÉireann - RIP

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With many thanks to: Thomas Harte Cumann, Republican Sinn Féin Co Armagh:
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What can Anarchists learn from modern day republicanism?

Republican Sinn Fein and the Continuity IRA

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Republican Sinn Fein and the Continuity IRA

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Baile / Home

Baile / Home.

New laws attack right to free speech and political expression

A letter which appeared in yesterdays Irish News Tuesday August 26 2014, from RSF president (Republican Sinn Fein) Des Dalton.

THE announcement by the 26-county justice minister, Frances Fitzgerald, of draconian new laws marks a direct attack on the right to hold or communicate political opions and ideas as set out in the UN (United Nations) Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

England get out of Ireland now

With the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising fast approaching it is obvious that the 26-county administration is attempting to silence Irish Republicanism and to drive it underground. Such coercive methods have failed in the past as this present effort will also fail. The proposed new laws are intended to silence those who refuse to accept the normalisation of British rule in Ireland and the continued partition of our nation.10173817_594258394015459_7546701083295798279_n However, these measures can also be extended to cover all forms of political dissent, be that political, social or economic. People need to be awake to this fact and speak out now. Civil and political rights bodies need to protest against this gratuitous attack on the human rights of Irish citizens. Article 19 of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.” Almost 100 years ago Padraig Mac Piarais (Patrick Perse) warned the predecessors of today’s political class: “They think they have pacified Ireland. They think that have purchased half of us and intimidated the other half. They think they have foreseen everything, think that they have provided against everything; but the fools, the fools, the fools – they have left us our Fenian dead, and while Ireland holds these graves, Ireland unfree shall never be at peace.” It is evident that the political establishment have not absorbed the lessons of history. They think that they can imprison an idea, that by locking up republicans they can suppress the desire for a free and independent Ireland. Irish republicanism has withstood centuries of repression at the hands of both the 26-county and British states. It has enjured and will continue to do so because it lives in the hearts and minds of the Irish people. Ireland unfree shall never be at peace!!!

With many thanks to: Des Dalton, Uacharan, Republican Sinn Fein (RSF), Dublin 1

 

COLOUR PARTY UNIFORMS SEIZED IN RAIDS

COLOUR party uniforms belonging to Republican Sinn Fein (RSF) were seized during police raids in Craigavon last week. http://www.donegaldemocrat.ie/webimage/1.5560656.1381077197!/image/3090683238.jpg_gen/derivatives/articleImgDeriv_628px/3090683238.jpg The uniforms were due to be used during annual Easter commemoration in Lurgan this Saturday. It is understood as many as 18 uniforms were taken from a house in the Drumbeg estate on Friday. Sources say the uniforms were bought to replace two sets previously taken by the RUC/PSNI and they are regularly used during events organised by the hardline party. The same set of uniforms is believed to have been used by a guard of honour at the funeral of Co Donegal republican Joe O’Neill (pictured above) who died last year. The items recovered included trousers, jumpers, boots, scarves and berets. While it is not clear why they were seized it is understood a number of people arrested in the North Armagh area recently have been questioned about images that appeared in a calendar produced by Republican Sinn Fein. RSF spokesman Martin Duffy condemned the RUC/PSNI operation, claiming it was “heavy handed.” “This happens the same time every year when Republican Sinn Fein is holding a commemoration,” he said. “It’s just harassment to try and stop it but they won’t stop it.” Meanwhile, a shotgun was also discovered during a search of another property nearby on Friday. A 49-year-old man and 52-year-old woman arrested at the time were later released. With many thanks to: Connla Young, The Irish News.

CIRA RSF REPUBLICAN SINN FEIN IRELANDs see retweet Irish Blog http://goo.gl/dUixAO

CIRA RSF REPUBLICAN SINN FEIN IRELANDs see retweet Irish Blog http://goo.gl/dUixAO.

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