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United Front Is The Answer

Sean O Lubaigh



Profits and peace was the message sent out by capitalist Mr. Lyons representing business interests from the states to his audience in Belfast. Like the school headmaster he scolded the naughty north and warned that investors from multi-national companies would be hard pressed to come to the north unless the peoples fall in line and behave. I ask, at what cost must the working class give in to the profiteers in order to receive their economic blackmail? The cost would include continued Brit rule, a partitioned land, and a carefully fostered sectarian society, policing service beholden to one community and support of the Brit initiated Good Friday Agreement. The working class can have their jobs under the chains of oppression from the state and mercy of the capitalist. Not a good set of choices for the working class who will suffer the most. You cannot have economic freedom without social and national freedom. The Good Friday Agreement does not deliver it. The shame is that alternative plans of action like EIRE NUA from Sinn Fein Poblachtach and policy positions from the IRSP are not being heard by the masses. An acceptable level of violence is not the answer, a united front for national, economic and social freedom is.



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