struggle for Irish freedom takes another blow from
the Bush administration as his State Dept., with the
help of the Justice Dept., has designated, labeled
and added Republican Sinn Fein to their growing list
of terrorist organizations.
Sinn Fein is a political party and entity founded
in 1905 in Ireland and its membership is established
in all 32 counties. Being the oldest political party
in Ireland, Republican Sinn Fein has stood steadfast
in its 100 year history with continuity from Tone
to Connolly to Mellows to O Bradaigh in the Republican
belief in a free and united Ireland.
defies logic as to what terrorist threat
Republican Sinn Fein poses to America. The Bush administration's
total lack of knowledge on Irish issues and history
is an embarrassment and to go along on with Brit inspired
hearsay, innuendo, half-truths and lies is unconscionable
Republican Sinn Fein on the terror list is an assault
on Irish Americans' rights to the freedom of speech,
discourse and towards the open exchange of ideas,
In other words, censorship! Not to mention the legal
and monetary ramifications in supporting the political
party be it with writings, papers or monies, for that
matter whatever the Bush/Brit administration deem
to be offensive. We do not yet know but time will
Sinn Fein members will be subject to a punitive VISA
denial program that has been used against them for
30 years to the detriments of Irish Americans who
seek Republican ideas. I state that this terrorist
designation, along with the freedom destroying Patriot
Act implemented, all democracy-loving citizens should
be worried. Today its Irish Republicans; who
will be next?
Sinn Fein is the party whose core beliefs remain unshakable
through years of state-sponsored harassment and heavy-handed
tactics along with draconian laws and prisoner abuses.
They believe in total Irish freedom. And that freedom
can only come about when the Brits disengage and withdrawal
from the occupied counties and all visages of Brit
colonial rule are smashed north and south.
Sinn Feins political policy program called EIRE
NUA supplies the blue print forward towards a just
and lasting peace and the establishment of a Federal
Democratic Socialist Republic. Where power derives
from the peoples at the local levels up, not the top
few down to the masses. EIRE NUA is at least an alternative
to the failed Brit and American policy called the
Good Friday Agreement. Yet since EIRE NUA is an alternative,
the Brits and multinational corporate interests with
the help of America and the Dublin Govt. see that
EIRE NUA will not receive the exposure to the masses
and working class peoples.
promoting freedom, national sovereignty, truth, justice,
equality, compassion and democracy is deemed terrorist,
then I too stand with Republican Sinn Fein.
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