The 19th March marks the 13th anniversary of my old comrade Charlie Ronayne (Midleton Co. Cork), who died in 2004.
Charlie and I first met as we went together with others, across the Border on 11th December 1956 to fight the forces of occupation in the Six North Eastern Counties of Ireland.
18 Cork IRA Volunteers went on active service the following night, 12th December 1956. The attached photo was taken at Easter 1960 in Trafalgar Square, London. All 6 in the photo were Irish Republicans. In 1962, Charlie was best-man at my wedding. In later years, Charlie was a Town Councillor representing Sinn Fein on Midleton Town Council. He was re-elected several times. We remained the best of comrades all through the remainder of his life. Ní beidh a leitéid ann arís.
With many thanks to: Jim Lane, Ann Connolly.
15:00 until 17:00
As the world watches millionaire footballers compete for the European Championship trophy, Palestinian footballer Mahmoud Sarsak is close to death as he enters his 85th day of hunger strike, the longest in history.Sarsak, a 25-year-old footballer and student from Gaza, was arrested three years ago as he was trying to meet up with the national team in the West Bank, and has been detained indefinitely without charge or trial ever since.Come and protest against this blatant abuse of human rights on Monday 11th June at 3pm outside the Department of Media, Culture and Sport in a coordinated action with the We Are All Hana Shalabi Network from Scotland who will be protesting outside the British Consulatein Jerusalem.Bring footballs, football shirts and banners for a fun media-friendly kickabout outside the DMCS to raise awareness of Sarsak and the thousands of Palestinian prisonersbeing held under administrative detention and illegal combatant lawsPlease note:
This facebook was created because Facebook blocked all new activity on our original facebook event for this protest.
Clearly it was too effective in gaining rapid growing support, so presumably the Zionist trolls made false allegations and facebook just blocked it without any notification or investigation. Please follow details and updates also through emails, twitter and phones.
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- #PalHunger | Rally in support of Palestinian hunger strikers (occupiedpalestine.wordpress.com)
- The war on Palestinian soccer: Free Mahmoud Sarsak (altahrir.wordpress.com)
- URGENT: Act now for Mahmoud Sarsak on 84th day of hunger strike (graybeardtrail.wordpress.com)
- 2 hunger strikers issue ‘final distress call’ (mondoweiss.net)
- Israel’s war on footballers (morningstaronline.co.uk)
- Former Palestinian footballer vows to continue hunger strike until his release (edition.cnn.com)