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Sovereignty Movement Condemns Racist Attacks

Andy Martin, 32 CSM • 27 June 2006

The 32 County Sovereignty Movement utterly condemn the recent spate of racist attacks across the north and urge all right thinking people to stand together in support of these communities.

Irish people throughout the years have been forced to emigrate across the world to seek refuge from hunger, political and religious repression, economic recession and social depression. As a nation we should extend the same opportunities that were afforded to us to new immigrant communities in their time of need. It should be remembered that these people have the same inalienable human rights as we do and that there can be no hiding place for those who discriminate against others on the basis of their national or ethnic origin.

The history of British colonialism in Ireland has had a number of long term effects on our society, not least a legacy of sectarianism, and its close relation racism. The occupied area in particular has witnessed a political regime whereby it has been acceptable to discriminate against others because of perceived differences. A political system where the notion of 'second class citizenship' has been effectively institutionalised for decades in housing, employment, the judicial system and the police.

The 32 County Sovereignty Movement call on all community leaders to do all in their power to stop such attacks and we urge all republicans to become involved in any anti-racist initiatives in their areas and not just pay lip service to their republican ideals.
























































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