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na hÉireann New Years Message 2007
Leadership of Óglaigh na hÉireann
extend solidarity and New Years Greetings to our
Volunteers, to our friends and to our supporters
at home and abroad. We also send solidarity greetings
to our POW's and to their families and pledge
to them our continued support. At this time we
remembers all those who gave their lives for the
Republican cause and their families, we promise
them that we will continue until our objectives
have been achieved.
has been dealt a grave blow in the last decade
and more. Its revolutionary character has been
drowned in a sea of reformism, separatist politics
has given was to the politics of Home Rule, radical
Republicanism has given way to constitutional
nationalism. This is a situation that all republicans
have a duty and responsibility to reverse.
na hÉireann call for a realignment of the
Republican forces around the defence of the republican
position. For too long we have allowed ourselves
to be fragmented, marginalised and isolated. This
has provided succour to our enemies and has allowed
our position to be portrayed as weak.
is now however a reawakening among the Republican
base. The scale of the treachery that would encourage
Irish Republicans to support a British police
force has cut through the ambiguous double speak
and no amount of spin can conceal what republicans
are being asked to endorse.
na hÉireann condemn the attempts by former
comrades to intimidate and silence debate among
Republicans on the policing issue and we further
view their attempts to portray themselves as victims
of republican threats for what they are, an attempt
to distract their own base from the inevitability
of their eventual capitulation to British and
is a nation under occupation and as such the issue
of British policing cannot be separated from the
constitutional question. Those who would argue
that civic and political policing are unconnected
are misreading the reality of the situation, while
a country is under occupation all policing is
political. Recognition of the police as legitimate
is recognising the legitimacy of the state they
are tasked to protect. It is a recognition of
the legitimacy of the status quo.
na hÉireann have been tasked in our constitution
to uphold and defend Irish sovereignty, this is
incompatible with support of a police force under
the control of those who have failed to recognise
our sovereignty and have used this police force
in support of their army of occupation.
na hÉireann will continue to resist British
occupation in all its manifestations. We will
continue to reject the ongoing process of pacification
and normalisation and we will continue to resist
all those who engage in or facilitate this process.
This coming year we again pledge ourselves to
the defence of Irish sovereignty, the Irish peoples
right to national self determination and in defence
of the nation.