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Post  GalwayBhoy on Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:12 pm

As Irish Republican Socialists we must always rise above superficial nationalism and recognise uniting the country is one part of a much larger goal. Any Country that wishes to be free will not find freedom in that fact that the country is a Sovereign entity. Nor does a Sovereign country necessarily mean a ‘united’ country as we see in the vast majority of countries across the world. What unites Ireland and the world more than anything is the nature of our opposition to class inequality and division.
Class inequality and division is the tool of theoppressors. Take the Twenty Six counties for example, where5% of the population owns over 90% of the wealth, does thatsound like a united country? On a larger scale we also have the government giving away countless millions of Euros worth of oil to Shell and other corporations. Keep in mind we are not getting any money for it nor do we even get any discount on the Oil. The oil plants being created in Mayo are guarded by hundreds of Gardai who should be tackling crime, but instead they are being paid to guard an oil plant that is stealing our natural resources. This plant is also killing the rare wildlife in the area and destroying the once untamed beauty of the area, not only that, but the lives of the locals are in serious danger as these plants have exploded in the past and caused massive devestation.
The government here is also an accessory to the murder of thousands of innocent men, women and children in Afganistan and Iraq. Shannon airport is being used to refuel US planes that go on to land troops into Afghanistan to fight the USA's old allies. These planes are also capable of dropping gigantic bombs on cities that cause huge damage and civilian casualties with no warning given. On top of that the Lisbon scandal was an insulting affair. We in the 32 county Sovereignty Movement opposed Lisbon mainly on the basis that it recognised the illegal occupation of the six counties and did not allow the entire 32 counties to vote. When the Twenty Six counties did vote no we were all told (in dressed up terms) that we were essentially too stupid to actually know what we where voting for! And so our democratic vote was blatantly ignored - and we where made to vote again. Scare mongering and lies were the order of the day as Irelands corrupt elite urged for a YES vote, ''vote yes for jobs'' they said. Now many months on some people are starting to conclude that it was all a lie.
Keep in mind what is mentioned here was not done by the British Government, but the so-called "Government of the Irish Republic" (sic). Who many claim are already discredited by claims of corruption. If the occupied six counties were liberated tomorrow, it would be a sad event if either Fianna
Fail or Fine Gael assumed control. With levies and wage cuts being thrown upon the majority of people, the situation of the working class people has become desperate. Is this the type of Ireland we wish to consolidate? Where the working class pay for the gluttony of the rich? A truly united Ireland would be (to take a slogan from Mexico's EZLN) THE PEOPLE DEMAND AND THE GOVERNMENT OBEY.
In the occupied six counties the British Army supplied weapons, trained and gave intelligence to the Loyalist death squads. Many were ordinary Working Class Catholics. Why isthis you may wonder? The whole idea was to create a sectarian conflict, that brought the Loyalist and Republican areas into conflict with each other. To blur the aims of Republicans and bog them down in a tribalised conflict where the British could be seen as the honest broker. This is not new to Ireland, this has been done all over the world. The capitalists will use any division they can to keep the working class fighting
amongst each other and not fighting with those in control. They will use things such as religion, colour and creed. They do not want a united, educated working class who will challange their disgraceful behaviour and corrupt rule - that is what they fear.
The creation of a 32 County Socialist Republic requires the participation of the working class. But not only the working class. It also requires the full unity of the Republican base. Currently, due to the British Imperialist presence upheld by their colonial militia and the 5000 garrisoned troops, communities and Republicans themselves are divided. We have a
Republican/Loyalist divide so strong that one cannot even attempt to build bridges while the British remain. Furthermore we have so many Republican organisations (again due to the presence of the British) and the differences within the political landscape we remain weakened. The division in Ireland has
been planted in the Unionist mindset and stoked by the British to tribalise the conflict and destroy the achievement of Republican aims. It must not be merely ''BRITS GET OUT OF IRELAND'' it must also be ''CAPITALISTS GET OUT OF IRELAND''. If we achieve unity tomorrow, the Free State government
would very likely keep volunteers in jail, and when they get out of jail they'll ensure it would be hard for them to get employment. Is a Pro-Capitalist Ireland under the boot of today's mainstream parties what volunteers want to risk their lives for? A country where people are getting imprisoned for small fines when the government has been robbing us off millions and getting away with it?
We as Republicans are apart of an international struggle that takes place across the world. Many of the world's Nations oppress the huge majority of people for their own greedy ends. These countries may appear to be united
on a map and within their geographical boundaries, but they are far from free or equal. The removal of partition is a huge step towards the Socialist Republic, where we will build a free Ireland and rise up against the corrupt governments, corrupt police forces and their financial backers in the banking system. A country where the people have a voice, a country where education and healthcare is a right and not a privilege that you struggle to pay for. Where our communities work as one to tackle crime, and where the Gardai are fully accountable to the people. An Ireland where the homeless will not be left to die on the streets, a place where the old will not be abandoned and where the vulnerable will be taken care of. Where the working class will have their rights and dignity recognised. An Ireland that will not sell or build roads over its own heritage, and where our rivers will not be polluted. A country that will value its neutrality and speak out as a nation
against the murder campaigns of the USA, Israel, and Britain. Ultimately we must try to build a country where the people administer the law with the people in mind.
It is up to Republican Socialists to lead the way. We must stand alongside our communities and build from inside the Republican Socialist base that will sustain us in our goals. We must protect the people from the injustices thrown upon them. While so called ''socialists'' stand at the back bench begging the capitalists for minor reform, let it be known that it is Irish Republicans who are out there alongside the people acting out what these champagne revolutionaries only talk about. Republicans must not resign themselves to talking shops and backroom rhetoric as have so many others. Neither is there any fooling ourselves that this will all be done by 2016. We must set about creating the foundations of an alternative, not just for Republicans, but for the working class as a whole. The Men and Women, boys and girls, of the Irish Republican Army did not lay down their lives so their children could be exploited by the Capitalist Irish republic. James Connolly has been the biggest loss in any one person Ireland has ever sustained. James Connolly said that ''Only the Irish working class remain as the uncorruptable inheritors of the irish struggle for freedom''. But we do not have the Irish working class in charge of their own government. We do have however shameless profiteers and political family dynasties who join the "family business" when they are old enough. Is this the type of Ireland we wish to create? We as Republicans stood up to Britain because they exploited the people through systems of slavery, had no respect for our culture and ruled with an iron fist when we cried out for change. What has changed? Nothing it seems. We must put our struggle into perspective, if we speak up simply against Britiain, all we really fight for is an enlargened Free State. Ar aghaidh chuig an Phoblacht sóisialaí! Onwards to the Socialist Republic!
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Post  clagan on Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:25 pm

very well written and i'd agree with all of it. the 26 counties is not a republic by any means, the government whore themselves and our people out to big business.

its all well and good quoting EZLN but, in ireland, and so many other countries there's huge apathy, its a cancer on society.
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Post  GalwayBhoy on Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:30 pm

Agreed mate, but I think the tide is slightly turning, and as the article said, it's not gonna happen by 2016 (good man Gerry). Bit by bit we'll get there, otherwise, what's the point in it all? I know I'd rather spend my time trying to do something and achieving just a bit than doing nothing and complaining about it.
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Post  clagan on Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:37 pm

absolutely spot on chara and its an attitude i've thankfully gotten back myself. its a fucked up world we live in but it can be changed, bit by bit.
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Post  GalwayBhoy on Sun Jun 13, 2010 6:20 am

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Post  clagan on Sun Jun 13, 2010 6:39 am

nice one GB i'll get a read through those later.
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Post  niall on Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:01 am

excellent article GB, cheers. And Clagan, know the feeling
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Post  GalwayBhoy on Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:46 pm

Latest issue of The Sovereign Nation if anyone wants to give it a read: http://32csm.info/sovnat.html
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Post  clagan on Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:04 am

nice one mate, keep them coming. they've really opened my eyes, never thought much about them as a credible political party.
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Post  GalwayBhoy on Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:19 am

clagan wrote:nice one mate, keep them coming. they've really opened my eyes, never thought much about them as a credible political party.

Tbh mate that just shows that the propoganda worked. Once you look them up you see what they're about.
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Post  niall on Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:44 am

GalwayBhoy wrote:
clagan wrote:nice one mate, keep them coming. they've really opened my eyes, never thought much about them as a credible political party.

Tbh mate that just shows that the propoganda worked. Once you look them up you see what they're about.

yup, other groups out to get them
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Post  clagan on Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:14 am

GalwayBhoy wrote:
clagan wrote:nice one mate, keep them coming. they've really opened my eyes, never thought much about them as a credible political party.

Tbh mate that just shows that the propoganda worked. Once you look them up you see what they're about.

in the words of Lou Reed i'm beginning to see the light. give me a shout if you hear anything about events they have on in glasgow.
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Post  GalwayBhoy on Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:51 am

Will do. Go to any WOSBA marches you can anyway, there involved with that.
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Post  niall on Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:53 am

GalwayBhoy wrote:Will do. Go to any WOSBA marches you can anyway, there involved with that.

likjewise with manchester mate
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Post  GalwayBhoy on Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:56 am

Are they active there Niall?
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Post  clagan on Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:09 am

GalwayBhoy wrote:Will do. Go to any WOSBA marches you can anyway, there involved with that.

i was at one a couple of weeks ago, the bhoys i was with were all IRPS though, good guys.
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Post  GalwayBhoy on Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:51 am

Yeah I've a lot of time for the RSM too. Unity is strength after all.
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Post  clagan on Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:11 am

exactly GB, divide and conquer was the Brits tactic for centuries, now we do it to ourselves. even the bands over here hate each other, i'm sure you've seen all the Cairde/WOSBA stuff on the GB forum. people need to remember we're all on the same team.
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Post  niall on Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:55 am

GalwayBhoy wrote:Are they active there Niall?

dunno if there are any groups over here, you not heard anyhting your way?
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Post  GalwayBhoy on Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:51 am

clagan wrote:exactly GB, divide and conquer was the Brits tactic for centuries, now we do it to ourselves. even the bands over here hate each other, i'm sure you've seen all the Cairde/WOSBA stuff on the GB forum. people need to remember we're all on the same team.

Well CNH/WOSBA I can understand, but divisions within WOSBA I don't like.
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Post  GalwayBhoy on Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:53 am

niall wrote:
GalwayBhoy wrote:Are they active there Niall?

dunno if there are any groups over here, you not heard anyhting your way?

Yeah, I'm meeting with the 32s this week, a cumann will probably be up and running soon here.

Best thing for you to do is e-mail them, if they've had others in Manchester in contact then you're away.
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Post  clagan on Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:06 am

GalwayBhoy wrote:
clagan wrote:exactly GB, divide and conquer was the Brits tactic for centuries, now we do it to ourselves. even the bands over here hate each other, i'm sure you've seen all the Cairde/WOSBA stuff on the GB forum. people need to remember we're all on the same team.

Well CNH/WOSBA I can understand, but divisions within WOSBA I don't like.

even that annoys me. i'd love a bit of solidarity, we might get where we want to be quicker.
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Post  niall on Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:24 am

lhads, what does WOSBA stand for?
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Post  clagan on Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:50 am

its the West Of Scotland Band Association Niall. some really good bands but there seems to be alot of ingifhting and politics between the bands and Cairde Na hEireaan who are predominantly shinners.
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Post  niall on Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:54 am

clagan wrote:its the West Of Scotland Band Association Niall. some really good bands but there seems to be alot of ingifhting and politics between the bands and Cairde Na hEireaan who are predominantly shinners.

is there a reason?
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