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Fergus Whelan is the author of Dissent Into Treason, a book about “the hidden history of the Protestant Dissenters whose Dublin congregations were established by officers of Cromwell’s army and who went on to contribute their republican ideas to the revolutionary movement established in 1791, the United Irishmen.”
4.30pm, Saturday, February 15
Organised by Stoneybatter & Smithfield People’s History Project
Here’s a glorious version by the wonderful Damien Dempsey, played at a tribute to Luke Kelly:
2014 marks the 42nd anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Derry. Join the families in their continuing campaign for truth and justice at the annual Bloody Sunday march. Sunday 2nd February 2014. Assemble at Creggan Shops, Central Drive, Derry, at 2.30pm.
After what amounts to nearly four years of internment Martin Corey was finally released from Maghaberry on January 15. He had been incarcerated on secret evidence gathered by secret police and held without a charge or a trial since April 2010.
The British Government, secretary of state and all those involved in the internment of Martin Corey showed contempt for democratic and human rights and were essentially involved in a despotic policy of ruling by decree.
The Release Martin Corey Campaign has thanked everyone who was involved in supporting Martin, such as the countless activists who stood on picket lines and those who went to jail themselves to highlight Martin’s case.
Martin is a republican activist from Lurgan, Co. Armagh. At age 19, he was sentenced to life imprisonment in December 1973 and spent the next 19 years of his life in jail until he was finally released, without signing anything in June 1992. Then, without warning, on April 16, 2010, he was taken back into custody. No reason for his re-arrest and incarceration has ever been given to him, his lawyers or the public.
It can only be assumed that his incarceration is because he is an uncorrupted republican activist, a person who continues to believe in the right of the Irish people as a whole to self-determination, including the ownership of Ireland, and is a partisan of Republican Sinn Fein (RSF). Martin’s incarceration, like the imprisonment of Marian Price (of the 32-County Sovereignty Movement) and Stephen Murney (of éirígí) is Read the rest of this entry