2020-09-14

Operation Arbacia Clamps Down On Saoradh

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For a German translation published by Lower Class Magazine, see here.

On Friday morning, a tenth member of the radical Irish republican party Saoradh was arrested in Glasgow and the car of an activist seized by the PSNI in East Tyrone. [Mehr lesen…]

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2020-04-19

Interview: ‘If we want LGBTQ liberation, we must support Irish liberation’

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This is an interview I did with the republican LGBTQ activist Seán Óg Garland from Belfast on the need to combine the struggle for national and LGBTQ liberation in Ireland.


Me: Seán, can you tell me who you are and what your politics are
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2020-04-13

IRA Easter Statement 2020 appears in Derry

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On Easter Monday morning, an Easter statement issued by “the Irish Republican Army” and signed “T. O’Neill” appeared in Derry. [Mehr lesen…]

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2019-06-05

Ivor Bell Trial Secretly Gagged As ‘Critical’ Gov’t Witness Drops Out

bell.jpgAn unprecedented gagging order banning the media in Northern Ireland and Britain from reporting any aspect of the prosecution or trial of former Belfast republican leader, Ivor Bell on charges connected to the IRA disappearance of Jean McConville – including the trial date or any of the evidence presented in court – was imposed secretly by the Belfast courts last December, thebrokenelbow.com can reveal (see court documents below).
 
This disclosure comes as a ‘critical’ witness in the Bell prosecution has withdrawn from the proceedings because of a serious and apparently irreversible medical condition.
 
Lawyers for Dr Bob O’Neill, the librarian at Boston College and the custodian of the Boston oral history archive upon which the prosecution is based, applied to the US District Court in Boston recently to excuse O’Neill from giving evidence and this request was granted (see court documents below).
 
The precise reasons for Dr O’Neill’s withdrawal were outlined in a memorandum presented to the presiding judge, William G Young, but the contents were not publicly disclosed to interested parties.
 
Dr O’Neill’s evidence was considered vital for the prosecution because Boston College had lost Bell’s alleged contract with the college, the only piece of paper which identified participants in the project by name. The prosecuting authorities claim that the interviews by a participant known only as ‘Z’ were given by Bell while Bell and his defence team deny this.
 
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Jean McConville – Disappeared by IRA in 1972, now the evidence in her case will be hidden
 
Dr O’Neill was likely to have given evidence about the chain of custody of Z’s interviews which the prosecution hoped would strengthen their claim that ‘Z’ was Bell.
 
At a secret court hearing in April this year, which mentioned Dr O’Neill’s illness, the presiding judge, Mr Justice O’Hara, remarked: ‘…Mr O’Neill is not a secondary witness in the proceedings, but critical to the issues before the court’.
 
The Bell ‘trial of the facts’ was supposed to have started on April 29th, but this was called off when the prosecution were notified by the US authorities of Dr O’Neill’s health problems.
 
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Bob O’Neill – former librarian at Boston College, will not give evidence at Bell trial
 
It is understood that Dr O’Neill’s medical difficulty is one that develops and gets progressively worse over time. [Mehr lesen…]

dieterreinisch - 13:32 @ Prisons | 1 comment

2019-05-27

Óglaigh na hÉireann statement on the death of Seamus McGrane

aseamus.jpgFollowing statement was issued to this page through a third party for immediate release ahead of the funeral of Republican veteran Seamus McGrane tomorrow, Tuesday, May 28, 2019.
 
“The leadership of Óglaigh na hÉireann send condolences to the family of Óglach Seamus ‘Shay’ McGrane on the tragic news of his untimely death in Portlaoise prison. Seamus was a founding member of Óglaigh na hÉireann and its first Chief-of-Staff, he led from the front at all times and his guidance through difficult times was invaluable.
 
“He will be sadly missed by us all, and we will forever hold his comradeship and friendship dear. [Mehr lesen…]

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2019-05-13

The re-interment of Paddy McGrath in 1948 – notes from Ruairí Ó Brádaigh

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In December 2017, the National Graves Association launched a campaign to reinter the remains of the National Invincibles, currently buried in Kilmainham Gaol and give them a dignified burial in Glasnevin Cemetery. Since the formation of the Irish Freestate, re-interments of Irish republicans were nothing unusual. [Mehr lesen…]

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2019-05-10

Saoradh and the „onslaught of harassment” in Derry – the numbers

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On Thursday morning, May 9, again three houses were raided, and four people arrested under terrorism legislation in Derry. The four males, aged 15, 18, 38, 51, were taken to the Serious Crime Suite in Musgrave Station. [Mehr lesen…]

dieterreinisch - 17:44 @ Irish Republicanism, Northern Ireland | 1 comment

2019-04-26

Video: Saoradh Easter commemoration 2019

gpo-small.jpgI received some of the video footage removed from the internet by representatives of Saoradh. While some people will disagree with my decision, I decided to upload the video footage. [Mehr lesen…]

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2019-03-29

Workshop report: Stories of Lives, Lives of Stories

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Walter Benjamin reminds us that “history is made up of fragments and absences. What is left out is as significant as what is included”. [Mehr lesen…]

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2019-03-12

Book review: Irish Republican media activism

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How to inform supporters and the public about its political ideology is a regular point of discussion for all political organisations; even more so for radical organisations who cannot rely on the mainstream media for spreading their message. This is particularly true for Irish Republican organisations that developed a critical analysis of the peace process. [Mehr lesen…]

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