Monthly Archives: November 2012
Because this blog is dedicated to Irish politics, I don’t post stuff on other issues. However I have long been involved in Palestine solidarity activity and the other blog I’m involved in, Redline, has a lot of stuff on Palestine. Because of the close identification of the causes of Irish and Palestinian liberation, I thought readers might be interested in some of the Palestinian pieces. So here are some links to Palestine stuff on Redline. This is just a small selection of the 45 or so articles we have up on that section of the blog:
The following is a statement released earlier this week by republican prisoners in Roe 4, Maghaberry outlining their current position regarding the prison protest.
Statement from POWs, Roe 4, announcing the end of their current protest action.
Following the signing of the August 2010 agreement with the prison service, Republican POWs continually attempted to resolve all outstanding issues. Despite the continued use of the brutal forced strip searches we regularly engaged with political parties and groups who showed an interest in bringing a resolution to the impasse.
This process of dialogue lasted nine months. The amount of time and effort put into this process cannot be overstated. Unfortunately despite this lengthy engagement all we had to show were the injuries inflicted during these searches and beatings. The resumption of protest action became inevitable. On May 6th 2011 we commenced our current phase of protest action.
We are now into our 19th month of this phase of protest. Our resolve and commitment are unquestionable. As Republican POWs we are prepared to meet head on any attempt to reintroduce failed policies of the past. This should never have to be the case.
Following intense and detailed discussion and analysis, we, the Republican POWs on Roe 4 have decided on a Read the rest of this entry