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The Faithful. . . .

Liam O Comain • 9 August 2004

The fact that we have Irish republicans incarcerated in British and Irish prisons although negative in one sense has a positive aspect in that their internment reflects the reality of the truth that our Nation has not lost its 'anawim' or faithful few. It also shouts to Adams and McGuinness and their mafia of lundies that the spirit of Bobby Sands is alive and well and roaring like the late summer wind across the City of Derry as I pen these few lines of solidarity.

If there is any fool out there that believes that the Belfast Agreement is the basis for a free and self determining Ireland then why are Irish patriots denied the human right to be free? Why are lovers and servants of their homeland incarcerated by the forces of a foreign power and the toady quislings of the Dublin Establishment? Why as our fellow patriots lie in prisons do the so called free part of our country permit the USA establishment to fuel their planes of hell in the latter's thirst for revenge and geographical power and control? Why! Why! Why!

The answer: the revolutionary is a harbinger of a new order! He or she are light years beyond the thought of those minds who are the lap dogs of capitalistic imperialism. Not alone are they willing to risk their freedom for the welfare of others they will risk even life itself for the same objective. They can not and will not tolerate lies and conditions which prohibits the full realization of Emmet's epitaph. They will not accept the so called 'new Ireland' flogged under the lies of the Belfast Agreement. A partitioned Ireland that the southern political establishment supports for it will not rock their corrupt control of the ordinary descent man and woman of the 26 counties. A fake Ireland where unity is deposited to the bin of friendly border co-operation and the acceptance of an injustice, that is, foreign occupation in the name of a false peace.

Whereas those imprisoned know that there cannot be authentic peace without authentic justice. A justice whereby the right of Ireland to be free and one is the basis. An authentic peace providing the conditions whereby the means of production, distribution, and exchange are in the hands of the people not an elitist minority.

Comrades! I salute you, you are in my thoughts. . . and will do whatever in my power for the realisation of our shared objective. It is an objective which I have pursued since I was 15 years old in 1955 — many years before some of you left the wombs of your mothers — but an objective which in a sense is a vocation to us all. Our day will come, in that I have no doubt!


















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14 August 2004

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At One with the West Belfast MP
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Disbanding the Provos
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Lessons from the Ceasefire
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Jobs for the Boys
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Working Withing British 'Law' With A Vow NOT to Use Force Against the British
Sharon O'Sullibhan

Conditions for Irish POWs Today
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Globalised Indifference
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No Human Being is Illegal!
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An Ireland of Equals!
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A Socialist in West Belfast
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A Living Tapestry of Tongues
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Paranoia is Healthy: Michael O'Connell's Right Wing Ireland?
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'The Labor of Reading'
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Seamus Costello, Joe McCann and myself. . .
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Anti-Semitism at the World Social Forum?
Cecilie Surasky



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