these 'prominent' speakers, that SF's Nigel McDermot
mentioned in your paper last week, give their revisionist
analysis of this historical period will they inform
their listeners of how and why the Provisional Republican
Movement (PRM) continued on with Maggie Thatchers
criminalisation policy directed against INLA prisoners
in the H-Blocks from the mid-eighties up until 1994
when the INLA prisoners were forced to leave the republican
they include in their lectures of how they used and
abused the position of INLA prisoners, including the
three INLA hunger strikers, particularly in the USA
when SF collected at least tens of thousands of dollars
on 'behalf' of INLA prisoners and their families and
kept the money?
they tell us how and why they criminalised, demonised,
slandered and undermined INLA prisoners, including
once again the three dead INLA hunger strikers, and
abused their families?
they acknowledge and explain why INLA prisoners were
politically persecuted by the PRM in the H-Blocks
after the deaths of the three INLA hunger strikers?
light of the recent revelations of MI5 infiltration
of the leadership of the PRM since shortly after the
hunger strikes, do they accept the possibility that
this criminalisation campaign directed against the
Republican Socialist Movement (RSM) was a part of
MI5 policy and administerd by the leadership of the
PRM inside and outside of the prisons?
they acknowledge that this campaign still continues
to the present day?
should do the decent and honourable thing in acknowledging
these grevious errors and also desist from using the
three dead INLA hunger strikers in their various agendas,
as the three would be turning in their graves at the
use and abuse of their deaths!!!
I hope you allow me space in your letters page to
respond to Sinn Fein's Nigel McDermot in relation
to 'Remembering the Hunger Strikes'. I am an ex-INLA
prisoner who spent a total of 18 years in prison and
was the INLA prisoner spokesperson on the outside
from 1996 to 2004. The above comments would, I believe,
accurately reflect the feelings of all ex-INLA prisoners.
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