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A reader of my blog has written to me with an update about a case that I referred to her for her expert help some time ago. The appeal against draconian sanctions that she helped our mutual contact to conduct was successful, with the judge ruling that the ‘conditionality’ imposed on a jobseeker was unreasonable – and that the benefit sanction (immediate stoppage) used to punish the supposed miscreant was therefore unlawful.
But the Tory-led government is so single-minded in its determination to penalise benefit claimants for failing to find jobs that don’t exist that it is knowingly ignoring the judicial ruling and the precedent it sets, in order to continue what can only rightly be called persecution of the disadvantaged and vulnerable.
Here’s what she wrote to me:
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In this article I explore the dark and seedy underworld that is Sinn Féin, and expose some very uncomfortable truths. Truths that are sure to shock you, truths that give some concrete evidence to what Sinn Féin slander as “prejudices” and “bias”.
On November 22nd 1963 the world shook when it experienced the assassination of JFK. Some shoddy reporting at the time may have you believing that Lee Harvey Oswald, an ex-private in the US Army was the man that pulled the trigger without any cause, but there’s more to this story than meets the eye.
It is widely believed that Gerry Adams sent an email on the 20th of the same month, ordering that JFK be taken out. There is evidence, although we won’t show you, as that would reveal our sources.
Gerry Adams also orchestrated and ordered the Iraq war to go ahead, despite UN security resolutions, through…
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Statement by the Ard Chomhairle of Republican Sinn Féin
We salute the social activists who have staged a sit-in at Apollo House in order to provide immediate help to homeless people while at the same time highlighting the crisis in housing that is sweeping the 26 Counties. Their actions are in stark contrast to Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil who have cynically used the issue of exorbitant rents imposed on tenants by unscrupulous land lords to score cheap political points against each other without doing anything to provide practical assistance to people facing homelessness.
In the past local authorities met the housing needs of people unable to secure a mortgage. Housing was viewed as a social requirement that local authorities had a duty to provide. Since the 1980s successive 26-County Administrations have regarded the provision of housing to those unable to afford a mortgage as a form of charity. This…
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Myself presenting roses to Venezuelan Consulate on Behalf of the 32CSM On October 24th an event was hosted at Beit Zetun by the Venezuelan Consulate, the 32 County Sovereignty Movement, Poets For Peace as well as Vote Yes Columbia a Colombian group in support of the peace process and against the US sabotage of the peace process.
The purpose of this event was to discuss the obstacles for peace facing the world today. Speakers from Columbia, Venezuela and other Latin American countries discussed the right wing assault on the Bolivarian project which ranges from out and out coups like in Brazil, to economic sabotage and terrorism in Venezuela, to disrupting the peace process in Colombia, as well as terrorist attacks on Cuba.
This was followed by an intervention from the 32CSM which put forward the thesis that the biggest obstacle to world peace…
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Myself and our Filipino comrade presenting to the conference on Genocide at Simon Fraser University. Below is the speech I read on behalf of the 32CSM Comrades and friends I thank you for inviting me to come and present to you on this conference on genocide. Before i really get into things I would like to say that the sentiments of the moderator of this panel, that the term genocide is a term used by the imperialists
to create a false dichotomy between deserving dead and undeserving dead and that if you fall under the category of the latter not only is the violence of the imperialists justified
but to oppose it makes one a monster
So for example when the imperialists mass murder people with carpet bombs in Yugoslavia to stop the so called genocide of the Kosovarians this use of violence is acceptable but when the Irish people…
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Chumik Shenko massacre, Tibet, 1904
On March 31 1904 hundreds of Tibetans were slaughtered by the British with maxim machine guns. The order from the British was “to make as big a bag as possible” [i]. The day after the massacre Colonel Younghusband who led the British invasion into Tibet stated “I trust the tremendous punishment they have received will prevent further fighting, and induce them at last to negotiate” [ii].
North King Street massacre, Ireland, 1916
At least seventeen civilians were shot and bayoneted to death by the British Army who went on a murderous rampage on North King Street and its environs.
British troops broke into the homes of locals, accused innocent people of being ‘rebels’ and murdered them. Some of the victims were buried in their gardens and cellars by the soldiers. A military inquest into the killings found that the British Army had killed civilians but…
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Amazing news: this afternoon we were acquitted! The judge threw out our case after the prosecution concluded, because she did not believe that they had proved that we had committed Aggravate Trespass. In order for us to be found guilty, the prosection had to prove that the senior police officer present had a reasonable belief that we were committing Aggregated Trespass. Actually, because the officer in his evidence said that he was only following orders from a more senior officer not at the scene, he did not form a reasonable belief on his own account. So the case was thrown out before the defence even begun!
We’ll put a fuller description of what happened tomorrow, right now we’re celebrating.
Thank you so much to everyone who’s been praying and thinking about us, and sending solidarity messages. It’s made a huge difference.
We’ll be supporting our friends from Put Down The…
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An IRA Poster from October 1957, during Operation Harvest.
On the night of 11 December 1956, in an operation involving up to 150 Volunteers, the IRA attacked targets in all of the Six Counties. Attacks on RUC barracks continued in 1957 and early 1958, but were mainly concentrated on the border area. Harsh repression with Internment on both sides of the border, the lack of a co-ordinated, revolutionary political strategy and other factors gradually began to take their toll on IRA activity.
The poster was published in the Cork Volunteers’ Pipe Band video part 2 By Jim Lane.
Preas Ráitheas / Press Release – 10/12/2016
“Sinn Féin Poblachtach utterly condemn the arrest of Liam Campbell on foot of a European arrest warrant in the 26 county state at the behest of the Lithuanian authorities, where he was wanted in connection with a gunning running plot.
This is not the first time Liam has been arrested under this legislation for the same charge, he was arrested in 2009 in the Occupied Six Counties for the same charge. His brother Michael was arrested and charged in 2008 and only released in 2013 when the Vilnius court of appeal deemed there was not enough evidence. While in Lithuania Michael Campbell was incarcerated in a jail that was an actual concentration camp in the Second World War, his toilet a hole in the ground. Communication was almost impossible due to the language barrier.It seems yet again that sinister elemints within British security…
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