The other things even Shame Féin cannot support

IN NEWS of other things even Shame Féin cannot support, Newry and Mourne District Council has backed an Alliance call for a universal basic income (UBI) in the North of Ireland.

The SDLP seconded the motion, the UUP agreed, the DUP abstained and only Shame Féin voted against. This remarkable outcome might have been seen as republicans sparing the blushes of Shame Féin’s finance and community ministers at Stormont, to whom the call was addressed. But South Down MP Chris Hazzard made his feelings clear online that a UBI is “flawed thinking” and “a gift to the rich”. Certainly, it cannot be considered more than an interesting thought experiment at Stormont current level of resources.

One dissenting voice is Shame Féin activist and former Belfast City Council leader Jim McVeigh, who in March called on people to “take to the streets” if a UBI was not introduced by the British and Irish governments.

With many thanks to: The Irish News and Newton Emerson for his OPINION piece in the paper.

Repatriate Michael Campbell Campaign

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Repatriate Michael Campbell Campaign

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Over the past few weeks the selfless generosity displayed by all of you who support this campaign has been humbling but more importantly it has been effective.

The most constant feature of the campaign, a feature which travels back before this new and sustaining momentum gathered, is the On-Line Petition and as the number of signatures rise so do hopes that when this petition is presented to those in Authority they will be forced to listen and to act this is why it is VITAL for everyone to take the time to sign it. We need more signatures.

There have been successful functions held in Armagh and as far away as Philadelphia.

Newspapers and radio stations in Crossmaglen, Newry, Canada, New York and Philadelphia have carried stories and conducted interviews examining the human rights abuses foisted upon Michael Campbell. The hugely popular “Pensive Quill” has published several articles highlighting this emergency with written contributions forwarded by highly respected veteran activists.

There have been hugely successful Protests, Pickets and information Points in Dublin – Armagh – Monaghan and we are preparing to attend the Anti – Internment Rally in Belfast on the 9th of August. Thousands upon thousands of leaflets have been distributed and professionally crafted and painted “Bring Him Home Boards” are being erected through out Louth and Armagh and will be rolled out shortly to Belfast and Tyrone.

Yesterday the IRSP, in declaring their support for the Campaign announced there will be a protest held in Strabane on the 27th of August Highlighting Michael’s right to repatriation and the prolonged breaching of his Human rights. The experience of the IRSP in campaigning for Human rights, the rights of Prisoners and negotiating with those in positions of influence is unmatched and thus this massive boost to the campaign can not be underplayed.

Parliamentary Questions have been tabled in Leinster house with several senior political figures of the establishment pledging their support to having Michael Repatriated along with a Motions in support of his Repatriation passed by Newry and Mourne Council. This is the product of all your E-Mails, Letters and petitions, YOUR ground work that YOU have done has been invaluable to Michael.

There are many other positive things on going not mentioned here, like the imminent meeting with the Lithuanian Consulate in Ontario, or the constant contributors to this page and messages from campaigners informing and inspiring us on where to go next.

This is truly a peoples campaign for a Humanitarian Issue. Ordinary people have achieved through hard, laboursome thankless work the aforementioned huge results.

We cannot thank You enough for bringing this campaign to where it is today and now it is time to push and to really fight.

On August 30th we have the collective ability to take a huge decision out of bad peoples hands for a good cause and a decent man.

If we keep working the way we have been, and that means you who have written, signed the petition, commented with points on the page, attended a protest, handed out a leaflet, written a sample letter, provided information, written letters to legal representatives, everyone who has done anything, then we will have FORCED the 26 County Administration to Bring Michael Campbell home to serve the remainder of his sentence in Ireland.

We are contemplating the morning we view a picture of Michael being transported from Baldonnel Airport to Port Laoise Prison accompanying an article outlining the process of his Repatriation from Lithuania, That Newspaper article is imminent and will be your victory.

Get to work :: Bring Him Home!!

Table quiz in aid of MacMillan Nurses

 
Time
18 November at 20:30 – 19 November at 01:00

Location
AOH Hall, The Mall, Newry

 

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Hello Fraternal Brother and sisters, Friendsand supporters.Hot on the heels of our very sucessful quiz night for the Stroke and Rehabilitation Unit, Daisy Hill Hospital we are hosting our next table quiz night in support of the MacMillan Nurses in Newry and Mourne.Over the last five table quiz nights, we have raised over £2,000 for local charities, something that has only been made possible thanks to your support and genero…sity.

To learn about the valuable work carried out by the Macmillian organisation, please visit their website on the following link:

http://www.macmillan.org.uk/home.aspx?utm_campaign=brand+|+brand+terms&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&utm_content=macmillan

The usual mix of questions to test even the sharpest of minds will be brought to you by your quizmaster for the night Bro Tony Carroll, and bringing his impartiality to the marking will be our worthy president, Bro.Charlie Casey.

There will be a light supper served and a raffle will be held, with ALL proceeds on the night going directly to the MacMillan Nurses.

We look forward to seeing you all at this fantastic event, and as always if you can’t make it, please post this event on your wall for others to see.

In our grand motto

Friendship, Unity and true Christian Charity
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TABLE QUIZ FOR PIPS NEWRY AND MOURNE

 
Time
Tomorrow at 20:30 – Saturday at 01:00

Location
AOH HALL, THE MALL NEWRY

 

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Hello once again Friendsand Fraternal Brothers and Sisters.We are proud to host our famous charity quiz night, this time for PIPS (Public initative for the prevention of sucicide and self harm) on Friday 21st October.The work this group do in the local area is fantastic, and we would encourage as many of you that can attend to please do so. As always, if you can’t attend please please pass this event onto others, and post it onto your own wall for others to see.http://www.pipsnewryandmourne.org/

Captaining the boat on the evening with his vast knowledge of all thing quizzy will be Br.Tony Carroll, and steadying things up, will be our dependable rudder and worthy President, Br.Charlie Casey.

All proceeds on the night will go directly to PIPS. We will be holding a raffle with some excellent prizes, and light supper will be served.

We look forward to welcoming you all on the night.

On Behalf of the President and management committee.

 
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Protest to support POWs in Maghaberry

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Time
25 June · 14:00 – 15:00

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All republicans are urged to attend to show our solidarity
 
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Ex POWs show their support for protesting prisoners in Maghaberry

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Ex POWs show their support for protesting prisoners in Maghaberry
 

Over 1500 people gathered in Ardboe on the Lough Shore of East Tyrone, on the 4th June 2011, to Remember 3 Volunteers who gave their lives for Irish Freedom 20 years ago. The march organised by the Volunteers Family’s in conjunction with the Eamonn Ceannt Society Coalisland/Clonoe and Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa Society Ardboe, was the pinnacle of a week of events celebrating the lives of Volunteers Tony Doris, Pete Ryan and Laurence McNally.

 

Support for the Protesting POWs in Magaberry Gaol was evident as over 30 ex POWs in white shirts and black ties marched flanked by two banners (ex POWs against strip searching & Prisoners Struggle continues).

 

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White Line Picket in support of the POWs on protest.   There will be a white line picket this Thursday 9th June in support of the POWs on protest in Maghaberry…we are hoping to have a large turn out to highlight the situation in Maghaberry.   On Sunday… we seen a fantastic show of support for the POWs but we need to keep the momentum going, we are asking for everyone to please make the effort and attend.   White Line Picket   Thurs 9th June   7:30pm- 9pm   Bottom of the White Rock Road / Falls Road   VICTORY TO THE POWsSee more
 

Maghaberry Protest Sunday 5th June.

Maghaberry Protest Sunday 5th June.
The Friends and Families of POWs have organised a protest at Maghaberry to highlight the ongoing protest and the deterioration of conditions for republican prisoners in Maghaberry.

 

Newly elected Newry and Mourne councillor Davy Hyland will be speaking at the protest on Sunday.
Pól McAdaim will also be playing a few tunes.

 

We plan to make it loud so everyone is encouraged to bring whistles, horns drums etc….let the POWs hear us outside supporting them.

 

 

 
The protest is planned for,

 

SUNDAY 5TH JUNE

MEETING AT MAGHABERRY CARPARK, 3.00 pm
 
 

 

 

Pick up points for Maghaberry Protest Sunday 5th June.

West Belfast, pick up at bottom of Whiterock Road 2.30pm.

 

 Ardoyne,  pick up Shamrock Bar 2.00 pm.

Newry, pick up Derrybeg bus shelters, Camlough Rd at 2pm.

Lurgan, pick up at Kilwilkie Murals at 2.30 pm.

Anyone who has room in their car is encouraged to go to these pick up points and give lifts.

 

 

 

Support the Republican prisoners in Maghaberry

 

 
 
 

Maghaberry Protest Sunday 5th June.

To: Members in Support the Republican prisoners in Maghaberry
The Friends and Families of POWs have organised a protest at Maghaberry to highlight the ongoing protest and the deterioration of conditions for republican prisoners in Maghaberry.

Newly elected Newry and Mourne councillor Davy Hyland will be speaking at the protest on Sunday.
Pól McAdaim will also be playing a few tunes.

We plan to make it loud so everyone is encouraged to bring whistles, horns drums etc….let the POWs hear us outside supporting them.
The protest is planned for,

SUNDAY 5TH JUNE

MEETING AT MAGHABERRY CARPARK, 3.00 pm

Pick up points for Maghaberry Protest Sunday 5th June.

West Belfast, pick up at bottom of Whiterock Road 2.30pm.
Ardoyne, pick up Shamrock Bar 2.00 pm.

Newry, pick up Derrybeg bus shelters, Camlough Rd at 2pm.

Lurgan, pick up at Kilwilkie Murals at 2.30 pm.

Anyone who has room in their car is encouraged to go to these pick up points and give lifts.

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