The March election campaign is now under way and there is a range of candidates going forward on a stated stance of opposition to British Policing in Ireland.
This common thread is a unifying call for the Republican and Nationalist community to exercise their right to register their misgivings and opposition to the acceptance of the PSNI/RUC, MI5 and the whole British intelligence services operating illegally in Ireland.
It also allows the people to voice their opposition to the continued sectarian politics of the British inspired Stormont Deal as agreed under the St. Andrews agreement.
Policing is both the visual spectacle of the British Government's illegal sovereign claim to the six occupied counties and also remains their bulwark against Irish unification. This has never been acceptable in the past and isnot acceptable now despite statements from pro-establishment parties that it is a work in progress. It is not, and this is borne out by the British and Dublin governments assertions that the constitutional question is settled from their respective positions.
Therefore those advocating the stepping stone formula are deluding themselves and are not being honest with the Irish people.
This is evident by their refusal to tell the Irish people exactly how they will achieve their stated objectives by administering British Rule in Ireland.
The Anti British Policing candidates come from varying backgrounds, however that should not deter anyone from voting for them.
Equally the candidates should not interpret the vote as anything otherthan what it is, opposition to British policing and British law in Ireland.
These candidates are honourable and principled people and deserve the peoples vote on this issue.
Already the perception is being created by the establishment media and the establishment parties that these candidates have no prospects of securing credible support. This is rubbish and these sentiments are being expressed to divert attention away from the real issue of British policing and the deep unease which this issue is having within the nationalist and republican community.
Throughout the ongoing Anti British Policing debates large numbers have attended and clearly reflected this unease at the continuance of British policing and British Rule in Ireland.
This clearly demonstrates that the republican position is strong. British policing is the unifying issue for all republicans and the Nationalist community to register their opposition to it.
Equally this mandate post election will allow the candidates and the republican base to democratically decide how that mandate is used in stepping up the campaign against British policing.
I take this opportunity to wish all the candidates well in their challengeto British policing in Ireland and urge the Nationalist/Republican people toregister their vote against British policing in our country.
32 County Sovereignty Movement
Thursday, 22 February 2007
Saturday, 3 February 2007
The IRPWA has called for an international sanction
against the Free State government for their use of internment
in the 26 Counties. Spokesman Martin Mulholland
was speaking after yet another Republican was charged
with IRA membership despite no concrete evidence being
produced save the word of a senior member of the
Speaking in Dublin Mr Mulholland told The
Sovereign Nation "It is getting ridiculous now the amount of
men getting effectively interned in the south on the word of a
politically motivated, anti-Republican police force. Many men
have been charged and convicted on the strength of associations
and on what gardai 'believe to be true'.
Recently a Kildare man stood trial for membership
of the IRA after a period in custody and a long period on bail
with severe restrictions. This mans human rights were
infringed upon with his ability to travel, attend events and
associate with whom he chose, curtailed. The evidence
against this man was laughable consisting mainly of a humorous
T-Shirt (available almost anywhere, including high street
stores) and domestic clocks. The police also claimed that this
man associated with members of the IRA but given that they
need no objective proof to state these men were in the IRA,
that again is suspect.
The Irish Republican Prisoners Welfare Association
believe that if the so called 'proof' that has put many anti
agreement Republicans in Portlaoise in the last few years
were to be independently and objectively examined at an
international court (such as the European court of Human
rights) or their cases referred to somewhere like the UN
Human Rights Commission then the international community
could see what passes for justice in this banana Republic of
It is noted by various Human Rights organizations
that under the so-called ‘offences against the State Act’ literally
anyone can be sent by the Director of Public Prosecutions
to trial at the Dublin Special Criminal Court, and they do not
have to give any reason whatsoever. At a time when America
and Britain are coming under criticism for jailing anyone they
deem politically undesirable, it seems too few in the political
establishment here are loathe to pick up on the injustices
occuring on their own doorstep.
If there were any confirmations that the 26 County
State had more than a passing resemblance to its British
counterpart (especially in dealing with Republicans) it would
be here in its continued use of diplock non-jury courts and
repressive ‘legal’ apparatus.
These laws and practices would be the envy of any
South American right wing tin pot dictatorship, and it is time
the Irish people acted and spoke out. We would urge anyone
who has been charged or convicted of membership without
any additional charge to look at the possibility of taking further
legal advice with a view to having their cases re-examined.
The IRPWA and our comrades in the 32 County Sovereignty
Movement intend on raising the profile of these human rights
abuses in the coming weeks and months."
A Chairde , In the face of current attempts by the leadership of the Provisional Movement in concert with the British government to secure support for the British police in Ireland , the South Armagh 32 County Sovereignty Movement appeal to all republicans in this locality and further afield to come together urgently and engage in meaningful political debate on this fundamental issue . While various arguments have been advanced of late by the constitutional nationalist leaderships to portray this move into the structures of the British crown forces as an advance for the nationalist community , what has been studiously and deliberately avoided is the central issue , that of our national sovereignty . The partition of Ireland is a crime against the Irish people and always has been . The continued violation of our national sovereignty is an illegal and criminal act directed against our entire nation , contrary to international law and numerous United Nations charters on human rights and national self determination . The British occupation of Ireland is illegal , criminal and illegitimate and by extension of that central fundamental premise so are its occupying forces . The dignified and accountable policing structures that the Irish people deserve cannot be delivered by an illegitimate criminal outfit , an illegal armed force of an illegal foreign occupation . Such a force has no legitimacy on this island whatsoever . The new RUC , just as its predecessors , will remain a heavily armed British counter insurgency force and a blight on this nation , its progress and its dignity , and by extension our dignity as Irish citizens . The PSNIs' primary purpose will be to secure the writ of British rule on this island , regardless of their own religious make up and to arrest , jail and even shoot those who refuse to accept the legitimacy of that foreign and illegitimate writ. In this context Catholic recruitment figures are little more than a red herring and publicity spin designed to make them more acceptable and PR friendly . The 32 County Sovereignty Movement seek meaningful and comradely engagement within the republican base on this fundamental issue and we urge all republicans and nationalists within South Armagh to continue to reject this foreign British force and afford it no legitimacy whatsoever . With regards to encouraging the emerging debate within republicanism and the desire to find an acceptable alternative to this illegitimate foreign force , we also wish to make available to all Irish republicans our recent policy and discussion documents as regards British policing in Ireland as a means to facilitate the previously lacking but now steadily emerging debate on policing within the republican base . South Armagh 32CSM urge local republicans with an interest in pushing the debate forward to contact us locally so our position and documents ( "No Other Law" and other recent position papers) can be discussed and explained and used to clarify the current situation while helping to dispel the deliberate fog of confusion which has been used so far to smother any alternative viewpoints within republicanism. These documents have been distributed among the republican base and have been warmly received and found useful by many concerned republicans who are today making clear their refusal to accept the British occupation forces as any kind of legitimate civic policing service . 32 CSM in South Armagh can be contacted locally , through our paper sellers or alternatively at our e- mail address Sarmagh32csm@hotmail.com
Is Mise, Kevin Murphy ,
South Armagh 32 County Sovereignty Movement