Brits plan to ignore human rights laws – again

17th October 2016 Socialist Action 0

The following piece by Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams was published on his regular Léargas blog. He argues that the attack on human rights lawyers by the new Tory Prime Minister should be strongly resisted. They are indispensable in establishing in truth and protecting civil liberties. Nowhere is this more true than in Britain’s former and current colonies where human rights lawyers have been murdered because they have sought to expose injustice and to defend those fighting it. As we know, the same British governments who trample over human rights overseas also severely curtail them in Britain too.

The Loughinisland massacre – video

15th September 2016 Socialist Action 0

This video here explains what happened in the Loughinisland massacre, when six people were killed in 1994 while watching a World Cup soccer match.

The Police Ombudsman of Northern Ireland has reported that the Loyalist death squad were armed, organised and shielded by members of the police force, the RUC and included RUC members.

I am proud to be a rebel – Roger Casement

5th August 2016 Socialist Action 0

The piece below is reproduced from Léargas, the blog from Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams.

Roger Casement was the last of the leaders of the Easter 1916 rebels to be executed. Unfortunately he was very far from the last Irish Republican to die in the struggle against British imperialism.
The struggle against colonialism is central to the struggle for socialism. Ending British rule in Ireland remains a decisive question for socialists in Britain.

North of Ireland elections

11th May 2016 Socialist Action 0

Support Sinn Féin struggle against Tory cuts and defence of peace process

By Tom Leary

The outcome of the latest elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly was broadly unchanged. But there was a modest setback for Sinn Féin which saw its representation fall by one Assembly member and its share of first preference votes dipped 2.9 per cent to 24 per cent. The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) topped the poll once more with unchanged seats and 29.2 per cent of the vote, down just under 1 per cent.