After consultation with the Order, our main aim, at this moment, is to drop everything, and bombard all media outlets with this continued depravity of crown terrorism against this women ! THERE IS NO MEDIA BLACKOUT HERE ! in relation to the continued imprisonment of MARIAN PRICE AND OTHER IRISH REPUBLICAN PRISONERS! it is now up to the rest of us to do everything within our power to free all peoples arrested falsely and expose the crown for what it is……A tyrannical evil despot that will do anything to undermine the freedom loving people Ireland and all Celtic nations still under its yoke ! We ask all peoples, all Celts, Living in the world and the Pan Celtic Diaspora to get together and show support, not just here, but in real life to end this tyranny ! Bear Bua!!!!!!!!!!

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RACHEL CORRIE 1979 - 2003

U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro tells Rachel Corrie‘s family that Israel’s investigation into their daughter’s death was unsatisfactory; family is in Israel awaiting verdict in civil suit against Israeli government. 

On the afternoon of March 16, 2003, an IDF Caterpillar bulldozer crushed Corrie to death, when she and her friends were standing in front of it to prevent what they believed was the planned demolition of two occupied homes in Rafah.

POSTED ON BEHALF OF :  10 Million signatures for a Palestinian State on September.


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ABDUCTION UPDATE: Police are seeking assistance from the public and business owners throughout the Northern Territory to disseminate this poster as the search continues for Monique Edmondson, Joshua Walsh and a 2005 Audi.

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‎[R . S . F news] Irish Republican Information Service (no. 301)

 In this issue:

1. Annual Hunger Strike commemoration to take place in Bundoran
2. RUC attacked in Craigavon
3. Hunger strike commemoration
4. Wexford heroes remembered
5. Senior Provisionals charged in camera
6. Prison screws stayed as doctors attended Marian Price
7. Time to free Martin Corey
8. Rasharkin residents may sue DUP Minister
9. Signs ripped down in protest
10. Loyalist death threat against journalist 
11. Call for inquiry into Ballymurphy killings by British army
12. Kelly’s bar families demand inquiry into 1972 attack
13. Ceremony for RIC/Black-and-Tan dead at Glasnevin
14. Belfast-based journalist ‘in UDA death threat’
15. Children used as ‘lab rats’ in Third World countries

1. Annual Hunger Strike commemoration to take place in Bundoran

ON Saturday, August 25 Republican from all over Ireland will gather in Bundoran, Co Donegal will gather for the 31st annual commemoration to the ten Republican Volunteers who died on hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh in 1981.

The parade, including several bands, will form up at East End, Bundoran at 3pm and march through the town to the Republican Garden of Remembrance and then hold a rally. The main speaker will be Diarmuid Mac Dubhghlais, Ard-Cisteoir, Republican Sinn Féin.

2. RUC attacked in Craigavon

ON Sunday, August 19 the British police were attacked in Craigavon, Co Armagh by people throwing bottles and bricks

A car was also hijacked and set alight in the town.

RUC members attending a report of suspicious activity in the Ardowen area shortly before 1am were attacked by the crowd, predominantly made up of young people.

Two hours later a Vauxhall Astra car was hijacked in the Monbrief East Road area and set on fire at the town’s roundabout three. The car was completely destroyed.

The crowd dispersed before 4am and the RUC/PSNI remained in the area for a time to monitor the situation.

3. Hunger strike commemoration

ON Saturday, August 18 members of the Roger Casement/James Stephens Cumann, Republican Sinn Féin, London held a commemoration for the H-Block Hunger Strikers and a protest for political prisoners at Kilburn square.

4. Wexford heroes remembered

ON August 9 members of Cumann Pádraig Ó Pearaill, Republican Sinn Féin, Wexford Town, held the first of four wreath-laying ceremonies in the month of August.

The first to be remembered was Matthew Moran of Paul Quay, Wexford, who is buried in Crosstown Cemetery. Matthew had been a member of the Fianna and IRA and was interned in Newbridge Concentration Camp. Not being in robust health, his condition worsened by the privations of hunger-strike and, after a long illness, died on August 9, 1924.

The second ceremony was held two days later on August 11at the graveside of Vol Phil Lennon in Carnagh. Phil’s life was undoubtedly shortened by his sufferings in the cause of freedom. He joined the Volunteers in 1913, was deported and jailed after the 1916 Rising, was arrested again in 1918 and spent periods in Cork, Belfast and English Jails. He took part in three hunger strikes and was imprisoned once more during the civil war. An Irish teacher, he was Commandant of the south Wexford Brigade.

William J (Barney) Cosgrave, a Limerick native, was remembered on August 13 at the roadside memorial in his honour at the place he met his death. Barney, a staff captain attached to the South Wexford Brigade, made a daring escape on February 15, 1923 from the residence of Malor John Larkin when Parle, Creane and Hogan were captured and subsequently killed by Free State soldiers on March 13. He died in a motorcycle accident at Coolatagart, Taghmon. After his accidental death his remains were taken to his native Limerick and interred in a little cemetery near Limerick Junction.

In the last of the wreath-laying ceremonies August 15 John Dunne of Killahard was remembered. Dunne who was aged 58 when he died is described on his headstone as ” A patriot and a scholar who in troubled times was an active and able advocate of the peoples cause”.

5. Senior Provisionals charged in camera

FIVE people were charged at the beginning of August with Provisional IRA membership dating back to 1999 but cannot be named because of highly unusual reporting restrictions. The case involving senior Provisionals was scheduled for a preliminary enquiry later in August, when it will be decided whether the three men and two women will be returned to the Crown Court for trail.

The defendants, who all deny the offences, face five separate charges relating to Provisional IRA activity. These include belonging to a proscribed organisation, “namely Provisional Irish Republican Army” between dates in 1999 and 2000. They are also accused of arranging or assisting in the management of a meeting by a proscribed organisation, namely the Provisional Irish Republican Army, and supporting a proscribed organisation on named dates in 2000.

If found guilty the defendants would not be eligible for a reduced sentence under the terms of the Stormont Agreement because the offences are alleged to have occurred after the 1998 cut-off point.

The defendants in this latest case are believed to be still part of the Provisional movement. The reporting restrictions, which are believed to be virtually, were granted at Belfast Magistrates Court earlier this month.

6. Prison screws stayed as doctors attended Marian Price

THE family of veteran Republican Marian Price claim her human rights were violated after a prison warder remained in a treatment room as she underwent intrusive medical procedures.

Marian Price, who has been suffering from pneumonia, was taken for a lung wash and an endoscopy so a camera could be inserted to examine her lungs.

Doctors asked prison staff to leave the treatment room in Belfast City Hospital where Price was heavily sedated for the procedure on Friday, August 17.

Her husband Jerry McGlinchey said: “They refused, saying they were under instruction from Hydebank that at least one prison officer stay with her during the medical procedure. “The doctors stated it was unacceptable to have prison staff beside Marian but they were over-ruled. My wife is a seriously ill woman. She is not a security risk. She can hardly walk, let alone run off and escape.”

Marian Price (58) was moved to Belfast City Hospital in June to be treated for severe depression after spending a year in solitary confinement in Maghaberry and Hydebank jails. She developed pneumonia and arthritis and her family say her health is deteriorating rapidly.

Jerry McGlinchey claimed that on Friday, for the second consecutive day, his wife was handcuffed by prison staff against medical advice.

”Marian’s wrists are badly swollen from arthritis. The doctors have repeatedly told prison staff not to handcuff her but they insist on doing so.”

He claimed that on Thursday July 16 his wife was subjected to “oppressive security” when she went to Musgrave Park Hospital for tests for her arthritis.
“She was double handcuffed as two prison staff and four PSNI officers accompanied her to the examination. When she went to give a urine test, one prison officer actually insisted on going into the toilet with her,” he said. “This is inhuman and degrading treatment. Nobody has to agree with my wife’s politics to see this is wrong.”

British Secretary of State Owen Paterson revoked Marian Price’s licence last year and she has been held in custody ever since.

Her lawyers claim he’d no right to do so as she’d been granted a royal pardon when freed from jail in 1980. The government says this pardon has been lost or shredded.

7. Time to free Martin Corey

MARTIN COREY has spent more than two years in Northern Ireland’s Maghaberry Prison, but he still doesn’t know why he is there.

A Belfast judge ordered him released on unconditional bail on July 9 because he was being held on the basis of secret evidence neither he nor is lawyers had been allowed to see. His family rushed to the prison to bring him home.

But while Corey was sitting in the prison reception area and his family was waiting outside, Owen Paterson, the British Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, overruled the judge and ordered him re-arrested. Later, two judges confirmed that he can be held at least until a September 28 hearing.

Corey received a life sentence in December 1973, when he was 19 years old, for killing two members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary in an IRA operation. He served 19 years and was released in June 1992. He returned home to Lurgan in County Armagh, where he worked steadily, formed an ongoing relationship and became a highly respected member of the local community.

The police appeared at Corey’s door and took him away to prison in the early hours of April 16, 2010, almost 18 years after his release. His younger brother Joe described what happened:

“They came to the door at around 6 a.m. There were about 12 of them standing there when I answered the door. They asked for Martin and told me the Secretary of State had revoked his [parole]. They gave no reason for this. There was no struggle. He just got up and walked out with them. They brought him to Maghaberry, where he has been ever since.”

Corey wasn’t charged with any crime and wasn’t told what, if anything, he was supposed to have done. He was simply informed that the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland had revoked his licence (parole, in American terms) because he was a “security risk”. Later, it was claimed that “he was involved with dissident (sic) Republicans”.

— Sandy Boyer, the co-host of Radio Free Éireann on WBAI in New York City (August 14).

8. Rasharkin residents may sue DUP Minister

STORMONT social development minister and North Belfast DUP MLA Nelson McCausland may face legal action after he claimed a residents group opposed to a recent loyalist band parade was ‘run by dissidents’. Members of the Rasharkin Residents Collective (RRC) in Co Antrim sought legal advice on McCausland’s claims.

He further described the RRC as thugs and claimed their Facebook page reeked of bigotry. The comments were on his blog on the same day the controversial loyalist parade was due to pass through the mainly nationalist town.

Members of the RRC and the Rasharkin Residents Association (RRA) held separate protests as the disputed parade passed through the village on August 17. The chairman of the RRC, Seán Hanna, who says he received a loyalist death threat last year, angrily rejected the Stormont minister’s claims on August 20.

“We will be taking legal advice on the matter. We entirely refute that. I think those comments are irresponsible and dangerous. I have no criminal record whatsoever. We are residents, not dissidents,” he said.

Nelson McCausland is the man who defended the actions of the loyalist flute band, wearing Shankill YCV uniforms who stopped outside St Patrick’s Church on Donegall Street during the Twelfth of July parade and danced as they played sectarian songs.
He claimed that the Church ‘…was just an empty building’.

9. Signs ripped down in protest

IT was reported on August 9 that signs erected in nationalist areas of the Occupied Six Counties by the Stormont Department of Regional Development saying “Welcome to Northern Ireland” were being ripped down days after being erected.

Ulster Unionist minister Danny Kennedy’s department made clear that missing or damaged road signs will be restored.

Nine have already gone up in Fermanagh and Tyrone — with more anticipated in Armagh and Down — at a cost so far of around £1,700.

The department’s Roads Service confirmed that two — between Newtownbutler and Clones in Co Monaghan and on the Monaghan Road in Roslea — are missing and there were claims a third at Belcoo has also been removed.

Nationalists say the signs are politically motivated. Despite widespread anger throughout nationalist areas, Newry and Armagh Ulster Unionist MLA, and DRD Minister, Danny Kennedy, remains adamant that the rest of the signs will go up as planned over the next few weeks, one of which will be placed on the A1 between Newry and Dundalk in south Armagh.

10. Loyalist death threat against journalist

THE Ulster Defence Association is believed to be behind a death threat against a Belfast journalist according to a report in several newspapers on August 20/21. The reporter’s name and mobile telephone number were painted on walls in a number of locations across the city over the weekend.

The National Union of Journalists’ asked that the name of the journalist not be publicised.

The Ulster Unionist leader and former television journalist Mike Nesbitt called on the UDA to state whether the threat was officially sanctioned and to immediately lift it.
Seamus Dooley, Irish secretary of the NUJ, said the threat, made by telephone on Saturday August 18, was not the first issued to the journalist. He said the journalist had been writing about the UDA and he believed this was the reason the person was targeted.
Some units of the UDA have been accused of engaging in organised crime ranging from drug-dealing to extortion.

Several journalists and reporters have faced death threats. In 2001, the Loyalist Volunteer Force shot dead the Sunday World reporter Martin O’Hagan in front of his wife as the couple returned home from a night out in Lurgan, County Armagh. His colleague Jim Campbell, the paper’s one-time Ulster editor, was seriously wounded after the Ulster Volunteer Force shot him at his home.

11. Call for inquiry into Ballymurphy killings by British army

ON August 12 several hundred people took part in a march to demand an inquiry into the shooting dead by soldiers of 11 people in west Belfast in 1971.

Another man died later of his injuries.

The protest was organised by relatives of those shot by British paratroopers in Ballymurphy in August1971. They are seeking a public inquiry into the killings, which preceded the murder of 14 men in Derry in January 1972.

A priest and a mother-of-eight were among those killed.

The British army has always maintained troops opened fire in response to shots from Republicans. At the time it was claimed that some of the dead were armed.

The rally’s organiser John Teggart, whose father was one of those who died in the shootings, which occurred over several days in August 1971, said that was not the case.
“We are dedicated to clear my daddy’s name. He was branded a gunman — he is totally innocent,” he said.

“He was shot 14 times in the back and leg and thigh, so that’s what needs dealt with and the [British] government needs to start talking to Ballymurphy families.” The victims were killed by British paratroopers during Operation Demetrius, which was the start of internment.

The Ballymuphy relatives have been supported in their quest for an inquiry by the Bloody Sunday families.

John Kelly, whose brother Michael was shot dead on Bloody Sunday, organised a bus for supporters to travel from Derry to the rally.

He said: “Just as they wholeheartedly supported us during our quest for truth and justice, it is imperative that the people of Derry now show support for the families in Ballymurphy, who are still waging their own struggle for truth and justice.”

In June relatives of those killed said British Secretary of State Owen Paterson told them an inquiry was “not in the public interest”.

The Historical Enquiries Team is carrying out a probe and Attorney General John Larkin ordered the inquest to be reopened.

Nigel Mumford, one of the paras who was an British army medic, said victims had been beaten and evidence planted.

12. Kelly’s bar families demand inquiry into 1972 attack

THE families of men who died in a loyalist death squad attack in Belfast in 1972 ago are asking the British Police Ombudsman’s office to reinvestigate.

They want the ombudsman to look into claims of cover up and Crown Forces collusion in the murders.

John Moran and Thomas McIlroy died in the aftermath of the gun and bomb attack at Kelly’s Bar on the Whiterock Road in 1972. Gerard Clarke man died of his injuries 17 years later.

The families say the authorities created the deliberate impression the explosion had been caused by the premature explosion of an IRA bomb. They claim there was no proper investigation by the Royal Ulster Constabulary at the time.

The attack happened on May 13, 1972 when a car bomb exploded outside the bar which was packed with people watching a televised football match between England and West Germany.

John Moran, 19, was working as a barman and died ten days later of injuries sustained in the explosion. Gerard Clarke was seriously injured and died of his injuries in 1989. Sixty-six other people were injured.

As ambulances ferried the injured from the scene a gunman opened fire and killed Thomas McIlroy, who was a barman in Kelly’s bar.

13. Ceremony for RIC/Black-and-Tan dead at Glasnevin

A REPORT in a Sunday newspaper on August 19 stated that an unofficial and ‘low-key’ ceremony would take place in Glasnevin Cemetery the following weekend to commemorate the 493 members of the Royal Irish Constabulary killed during the War of Independence.

The report said that there were no plans to recognise the 90th anniversary of the disbandment of the RIC in 1922 in any formal 26-County State-supported commemoration although there are a series of official events connected to political and IRA figures.

However, a number of retired gardaí along with the Royal Ulster Constabulary George Cross Foundation, whose patron is the British Prince Charles, sought permission earlier this year to formally commemorate the anniversary of the disbandment with an ecumenical service at the cemetery. Despite not getting official approval, the group decided to go ahead with the ceremony.

The proposal has caused some controversy among those who object to the fact that such a memorial would commemorate the Black and Tans and Auxiliaries, whose involvement in murder and mayhem against the IRA and civilians during the War of Independence is still remembered by Irish people.

A spokesman for Glasnevin Cemetery said that they had no information and have given no approval” for the event.

Two years ago the Garda Síochána Retired Members Association adopted a motion at its annual conference to specifically commemorate the disbandment of the RIC. Talks had taken place with the RUC’s retired members’ association and, it is understood, with officials from the 26-County Department of Foreign Affairs and the British government’s Home Office which has responsibility for the upkeep of the RIC plots in Glasnevin Cemetery.

However, the retired garda association’s president, retired chief superintendent Gerry Blake said: “I am not aware of anything. It would not be up for us to organise it. That would be for Foreign Affairs or the British government who own the plot.”

The association adopted a motion at its annual delegate meeting in 2010 stating: “That the ADM directs the central committee to use all the means and influence at its disposal to have a monument or plaque erected at a suitable site in the Republic of Ireland to commemorate the 493 members of the Royal Irish Constabulary who lost their lives between 1st January 1, 1919, and June 30, 1922.”

14. Belfast-based journalist ‘in UDA death threat’

A LOYALIST death squad has issued a death threat against a Belfast-based journalist, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) said on August 19.

The union said the threat was made by the Ulster Defence Association (UDA).

The journalist’s name has not been released but the NUJ has appealed to anyone with influence with the group to have the threat withdrawn.

The UDA denied any threats inferred or otherwise directed towards a journalist.

Graffiti, including the journalist’s name and mobile telephone number, has appeared in some areas of Belfast.

Séamus Dooley, Irish secretary of the NUJ, said the threat, made by telephone on August 18, was not the first issued to the journalist.

He said the journalist had been writing about the UDA and he believed this was the reason the person was targeted.

15. Children used as ‘lab rats’ in Third World countries

MICHAEL Rooney, Publicity Officer, Sinn Féin Poblachtach, Maigho Eo, stated recently: “It has been brought to my attention that children are been used as lab rats in the poorer regions of the world. This action is not been approved by the parents, but just implemented by the medical companies, as they want. The medical companies scan through the hospitals of the poorer regions and pick a suitable child and then inject with the test drug to see the child’s reaction to it.

“It is true that this is happening far away, but this is some Mother’s child. We must ask, what about the health of the child, is the testing of a drug more important that the health of the child? The whole world condemned the actions of Doctor Mengele when he used children involuntary for medical experiments, what is the difference between his methods and the modern day methods of the drug companies?

“Experts on medical law assert that tight regulations in Europe and the U.S. prompt many pharmaceutical companies and research organisations to look to India and other developing countries as cheaper and less restrictive sites for drug trials. Many of these countries have unfortunately opened their health sector to global pharmaceutical companies for trials without the infrastructure to monitor and regulate them. It is cheaper for transnationals to locate trials in India, which has a large and captive drug market, in addition to doctors not constrained by ethics.

“If drugs are to be test, then it should not be on the children of the world, they suffer enough pain without the medical profession adding to their woes.”



Anti Internment Parade

Anti Internment Parade

  • The bands taken part will be (Vol Brendan Hughes RFB , Pollok/Thornliebank RFB , Óglaigh-Black Ryan MFB , Coatbridge UnitedIrishmen Fluteband ) All Political banners welcome

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