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saoiRse %* IRISH FREEDOM DAITHI 0 CONAILL COMMEMORATION January 1, 2005 New Year's Day ".. :?. ti-u~ \/nmi= np THE REPUBLICAN MOV Eh /liZ'h UIMH212 NOLLAIG— DECEMBER 2004 http://saoirse.rr.nu €1 (70p stg, USA $30 p.a.) 3 2 o -a x 5§go m x O aj O _i O to 30 io s. m Assemble: Gates of Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin 12.45pm Feilire Poblachtach Republican Resistance Calendar 2005 $y CAWRfS/S \ */i^ Sinrt Fein 100th Anniversary Commemorative Calendar mmEmmmmmiFw- J €6/£5stg each, plus p&p Order now from 223 Parnell Street, Dublin 1, Telephone: 872 9747; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Full details in November issue. Sean Sabhat Commemoration Sunday, January 2, 2005 Mount St Lawrence Cemetery Assemble Bedford Row 1.45pm Unionists u^y 0® AS this paper went to press at the beginning of December there was still no outcome to the prolonged 'deal-making' between the London and Dublin administrations and the Six-County parties who are willing to operate British rule in Ireland. Regardless ofthe outcome Agreement. It proposes a new of these talks some basic things remain and will not change. Firstly, British rule in the Six Counties remains and has not been questioned or placed on the table for discussion in these negotiations. On the contrary, this vital question has been ignored and hidden from people as an attempt is made to remove Britain's responsibility for the ongoing conflict. Instead a great game of 'let's pretend' is continuing. Secondly, we are told that Dr Ian Paisley and the DUP leadership represent the aspirations, hopes, desires and fears of unionists in the Six Counties. And most of all the fears of unionists. From a true Irish Republican standpoint there is nothing for them to fear. For over 200 years the leadership of Irish revolutionary movements has been comprised to a significant extent of people of a Protestant background. In the last 30 years the political programme of the true and faithful Republican Movement has provided for this situation. This updated programme, EIRE NUA, still stands as Republican Sinn Fein's alternative to the Stormont federal, four-province Ireland including a nine-county Ulster, with separation of church and state and a pluralist society. In a nine-county Ulster with strong regional and local government those who are now Unionists could control their lives. If current voting patterns continued after the withdrawal of England Unionists would be in a majority with the nationalists not far behind them. At local level district councils would be elected according to local majority, making for natural and voluntary horizontal power-sharing rather than the artificial forced power- sharing being mooted at present at Stormont. Republican Sinn Fein would hope and work to see normal politics along economic lines emerge as time passed. EIRE NUA recognizes that Ulster was partitioned when Ireland was partitioned and three Ulster counties were cut off from their neighbours, their natural hinterlands and cities of Deny and Belfast. Under EIRE NUA each province's position in the new federal Ireland would be entrenched in a written constitution. The way forward to this is i , EIRE NUA A New Democracy Ni neart go cur ie cheile through the election of a 32- County Constituent Assembly which would have the sole task of drafting a new constitution for All Ireland. After this is adopted by a majority in an All-Ireland referendum the British must leave within twelve months. The acceptance of a British withdrawal and a totally new Ireland would liberate nationalists. It would also liberate Unionists who have been caught in a trap of history, acting like colonists. It would be to their benefit as well. What is on offer at present is the artificial binding up of the wound while the foreign body is still contained within. This cannot work for anyone and contains the seeds within it of future strife as the causes of the conflict are being ignored. That is simply ignoring reality.
|Title||Issue 212, Saoirse : Irish Freedom (December, 2004)|
Dublin (Ireland) -- Newspapers
Northern Ireland--Politics and government--Periodicals
|Headline||Unionists have nothing to fear|
|Place of Publication||Dublin, Ireland|
|Publisher||Sinn Féin Poblachtach|
|Issue of||Saoirse : Irish Freedom|
|Language||English and Gaelic|
|Digital Publisher||IUPUI University Library|
|Format and Resolution||Full View: 400 dpi jpg 2000 ; Archived: 400 dpi tiff|
|Scanner||Konika Minolta PS7000C MKII|
|Digital Collection||Saoirse - Irish Freedom Newspaper (http://indiamond6.ulib.iupui.edu/irishnews/)|