Blind loyalty, never questioning and sacrificing your integrity will always come back and bite you on the arse.

Admitting mistakes takes strength and shows you’re trying to learn. Don’t carry shame. We’re all human 😉
Just never bury an inconvenient truth 🤝

But in final analysis it is this simple:

Without truth, there is no trust

Without trust, there is no consent to police and no social contract

When human rights are deemed to be the enemy, we are lost as a country

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.

I wrote a letter yesterday to Prime Minister David Cameron about Saudi protester – Jeremy Corbyn

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PERPETUATING INJUSTICE.

Perpetuating injustice

MI5, the British army and the PSNI have colluded to perpetuate the injustice we ‘The Craigavon Two’ continue to face.

That much is clear from the facts that emerged during our ‘show trial’ and subsequent appeal. The deletion of information to cover up wrong doing, the intimidation of key defence witnesses and the withholding of evidence able to undermine the state allegations serve to prove that. Sinn Féin’s John O’Dowd spoke recently of ‘war junkies in suits’ working to perpetuate conflict. What he has failed to comment on is the ways in which this has manifested itself. These very same people (Shame Fein) and organisations have directly contributed to the wrongful imprisonment of two of his constituents. If his concern is genuine, will he now commit himself and his party to calling for an investigation into the role of state actors, including the PSNI, MI5 and the British army’s special reconnaissance regiment, in the injustice for which we may now spend the rest of our lives in prison.
With many thanks to: Brendan McConville, John Paul Wootton, Maghaberry Gaol, Co Antrim.

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IRISH REPUBLICAN HISTORY

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Stair na hÉireann

Irish Female Convicts and Children Transported to Australia in 1848. Mary Ryan age 12 Crime- Larceny Convicted in Waterford, Mary Jane Movraw age 14 Crime- Larceny Convicted in Antrim, Bridget Haughegan age 15 Crime- Larceny Convicted in Galway, Margaret McConnell age 15 Crime-Larceny Convicted in Down.

FREE STEPHEN MURNEY A VICTIM OF STORMONT APPROVED INTERNMENT BY REMAND !

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POLICE FAIL IN BID TO STOP BALLYMURPHY SEVEN CASE !

MEN ACQUITTED OF 1991 BOMB ATTACK

SEEK COMPENSATION !!!

POLICE failed yesterday in a bid to halt a High Court action by seven men acquitted of a paramilitary attack on a joint police and British army patrol in Belfast 21 years ago.

A judge refused to dismiss the claim for damages after ruling that a delay in issuing proceedings has not prejudiced the defendant. A test case brought by Danny Petticrew, one of the so-called Ballymurphy Seven, will now proceed to a full trial. Mr Petticrew (37) is seeking compensation for wrongful detention, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution over a bomb attack on an RUC and military patrol near the city’s Springfield Road in August 1991.

The West Belfast man, then aged 17, was taken to Castlereagh Holding (interrogation) Centre and, along with his co – accused, were later charged with offences including attempted murder. He was held in custody from April 1992 until September 1994 nearly two & half years. The case against him was discharged at trial on the basis that alleged admissions could not be used in evidence against him. Mr Petticrew claims his arrest was deliberately delayed and, because of his youth and vulnerability, he was unable to withstand questioning during repeated police interviews. He said that officers knew he was making false, unreliable and involuntary statements.

Lawyers for the chief constable applied to have the civil action thrown out due to the delay in bringing it. But Mr Justice Gillen yesterday refused their appeal against a decision not to grant the application. He accepted there had been ” inexcusable and inordinate delay ” in bring the case. However, the judge held that available transcripts from the original criminal trial, togeather with legal notes, meant defendant witnesses were in no more difficult a position now than if the claim had been brought in 1994.

” I am conscious that the allegations in this case amount to serious charges against persons and authorities within the state who are bound by laws publicly made and administered in the courts,” Mr Justice Gillen said. ” They amount to an assault on the rule of law if they are true and an affront to public  conscience. ” In those circumstances courts should be particularly cautious before driving from the seat of judgement those who wish to litigate such matters.”

Dismissing the police application, the judge said: ” The balance of justice lies in allowing such matters to proceed to trail if at all possible, so long of course as the defendant is not deprived of any realistic chance of defending the allegations due to the delay.” Outside the court Mr Petticrew expressed satisfaction that the actions brought by him and his six co-accused will go ahead. ” Something that happened 21 years ago is still having a massive effect on our lives today,” he said.

WITH MANY THANKS TO : IRISH NEWS.

RELEASE MARIAN PRICE PROTEST – 27th MAY BEECHMOUNT AVENUE BELFAST !

RELEASE MARIAN PRICE PROTEST – 27th MAY BEECHMOUNT   AVENUE BELFAST – ASSEMBLE BEECHMOUNT AVENUE AT 2.30pm SPEAKERS INCLUDING HER HUSBAND JERRY – http://www.freemarian.co.nr

Assemble Beechmount Avenue Sunday 27th May 2012 at 2.30pm
Speakers including Marian’s husband Jerry

POSTED ON BEHALF OF :   Seosamh O Glacain

PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING THE ONGOING INTERNMENT OF MARIAN PRICE ( ALL ARE WELCOME ) !

Friends Of Colin Duffy

Judgement to be given in “No Bill” application
 

A judgement is expected to be given tomorrow, 17th June 2011, in relation to Colin and Brian’s “no bill” application.  On the 5th May 2011 Colin and Brian’s barristers argued that charges against the men should be dismissed because the Crown case is so weak. 

Defence QC Barry Macdonald argued that as the only evidence against his client Colin Duffy (43) was DNA uncovered on a rubber glove found in a partially burnt-out car, there was nothing to suggest he was part of a murder plan.

Kieran Vaughan, who represents Brian Shivers, argued that the case against his client should also be dismissed as the 45-year-old’s DNA — uncovered on matches and a mobile phone inside the same car — did not point to his involvement in the murders.

Lodging the ‘no bill’ application at Belfast Crown Court, lawyers argued that the items in the car could have been put there at any time since the car was bought three weeks before the killings. They submitted that items could have been there for numerous reasons.

Evidence suggesting contact with the car doesn’t point to that conclusion,” said Mr Macdonald.

“It is capable of multiple conclusions and therefore doesn’t come into the category of a compelling circumstantial case pointing to only one reasonable conclusion.”

At that time Mr Justice McLaughlin put to Mr Mooney (prosecution QC) that there was the possibility the pair could be guilty simply of assisting offenders. The barrister replied: “I cannot rule that out.”

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