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Letter to the Blanket

Michael McKevitt, Political Hostage,
Portlaoise Gaol, Portlaoise, Co. Laois • August 19, 2003

Dear Sir,

Please allow me through your website to extend my sincere thanks to The Blanket and your readers for the support shown to my family and I, over the last number of years, and in particular the lead up to and during the trial, it was greatly appreciated.

I wish to say a special thanks to Anthony McIntyre who is a beacon of light through these dark days of censorship and denial of freedom of speech in Ireland.

The Blanket has given a fair and balanced view to its readership and has afforded a platform to all who wish to express their opinions without fear or prejudice. It is a fine example of a Republican journal, offering equality, freedom of speech and respecting diversity.

Over the past number of years Pro-British elements of the media have conducted and continued with one of the most vicious vilification campaigns against myself, and my wife Bernadette. It was obvious this campaign was MI5 orchestrated. However, it was outlets like The Blanket who helped to counteract the inaccurate and mischievous reports helping to expose them for what they were.

Once again, many thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Michael McKevitt


















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Index: Current Articles

22 August 2003


Other Articles From This Issue:


A Pathological Political Disorder
Anthony McIntyre


Letter to the Blanket

Michael McKevitt


Deeply Flawed

Douglas Hamilton


The Prison Population Binge
Daniel S. Murphy


Going Native
Kathleen O Halloran


The Hall and State of Illusions
Davy Carlin


Liam O Ruairc


Mazen Dana
Sean Noonan


Michael Moore in Belfast: Stupid White Men
Anthony McIntyre


11 August 2003


Revenge, Not Justice
Anthony McIntyre


Statement of Michael McKevitt


Brutality in Maghaberry Extends to Visitors

Martin Mulholland, IRPWA


Federal Prisoner Becomes University Professor
Stephen C. Richards


What is the New School of Convict Criminology?
Jeffery Ian Ross and Stephen C. Richards


Intellectuals and the Cold War
John Harrington


Kevin Lynch Commemoration Speech
Jimmy Bradley


Neo-Liberal Nicaragua: Neo Banana Republic
Toni Solo




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