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Mary Kelly’s Protest ‘An Act of Passive Resistance’


Ruairi O Bradaigh, President Of Republican Sinn Fein • 29 October 2004

The conviction of peace activist Mary Kelly, Galway, in Ennis District Court yesterday (Thursday, October 28) was deplored by the President of Republican Sinn Fein, Ruairi O Bradaigh.

“She is in the tradition of anti – war activists such as the Berrigan brothers in the United States during the Vietnam war. They burned draft cards, damaged official files and spilled animal blood in government offices to protest and demonstrate their principled opposition to a colonial war.”

“Similarly Mary Kelly stood her ground after she had damaged a US warplane using Shannon airport in an allegedly neutral State. She sought to demonstrate her opposition in a most pointed manner to the involvement of the Irish people in an imperialist and illegal war.”

“Hers was an act of passive resistance and all peace loving people must support her stand.”




















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29 October 2004

Other Articles From This Issue:

Questioning Collusion
Mick Hall

Mary Kelly’s Protest ‘An Act of Passive Resistance’
Ruairi O Bradaigh

Death and the Pool
Anthony McIntyre

John Kerry: The Wrong Choice on November 2nd
Patrick Hurley

The Emerging Case for a Single State in Palestine
Todd May

The Clash Thesis: A Failing Ideology?
M. Shahid Alam

25 October 2004

European Social Forum
John O'Farrell

Democracy and the Internet
Mick Hall

Resistance And Survival: The Case Of Education And Free Software
Toni Solo

Jacques Derrida
Anthony McIntyre

'The Impact of the Middle East Conflict on Palestinian Children'
Queens University Friends of Palestine and the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC)



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