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Stand together in pursuit of justice for Robert

Catherine McCartney • Irish News, 21 February 2005

For 30 years the people of the Short Strand have stood strong and united in the face of loyalist aggression and police brutality.

Every man and woman stood side by side with their neighbours and defended the area. Amongst these stood Robert McCartney. Like many men Robert was not a member of any organisation but when it came to protecting his community and family he did so with passion, conviction and fearlessness.

Throughout history nationalists and republicans have withstood abuses of power from those with the authority and means to strip them of justice and equality. They have never lain down in the face of intimidation or death and have triumphed through truth.

Now, however, the community stands in fear – not of loyalists, Shankill Butchers, the RUC or the British army but of republicans.

For the past few years individual members of the IRA have controlled this area with an iron fist. Not for them freedom of speech, equality and justice but more ‘croppie lie down’.

Just as the people of the Short Strand and the whole nationalist community resisted and rejected this sentiment for centuries, so we ask you to reject it today and demand justice for Robert.
























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Index: Current Articles

21 February 2005

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Time to Go
Anthony McIntyre

Stand Together in Pursuit of Justice for Robert
Catherine McCartney

The Murder of Eoin Morely
Ivan Morely

Exclusion Orders
Brian Mór

The 'Gud Auld' Days
Dr John Coulter

The Courage of Ward Churchill
Ghali Hassan

Awaiting the Prisoner of Zion From Within Israel's First Circle
Mary La Rosa

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"Death by Suicide"
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But Will Anyone Object
Brian Mór

Seeking Justice for a Brother
Davy Adams

Perspective and Perception
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Trust Your Leaders!
James Connolly

A perfect 10 for Bertie's volte-face on the peace process
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Distress vs Illness: Social Control
Sean Fleming

Double Visions Conference
Seaghan O Murchu

No More Lies



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