venerdì 13 giugno 2008

32 CSM welcome 'NO' result in Treaty Referendum


32 CSM welcome 'NO' result in Treaty Referendum

The 32 County Sovereignty Movement welcome the result of Lisbon Treaty referendum and congratulate the people of the 26 counties for standing firm in the face of the implied threats and dire warnings emanating from within the yes camp.
We would also like to thank all our activists who successfully campaigned for a No vote and salute them for their dedicated and tireless activism.
This referendum has reintroduced a number of key concepts into political discourse in Ireland such as Democracy, Sovereignty, Independence and Neutrality, concepts that have not been to the forefront in Irish politics for some time.
It is ironic that many of those who campaigned for and voted NO on the grounds of the treaty’s democratic deficiency, erosion of sovereignty, impact on our independence and possible ramifications for neutrality have failed to apply the same political logic to the on-going occupation of the Six counties by an equally unaccountable external politic.
Just like the EU, The British government in not democratically accountable to any section of the Irish people , Irish sovereignty is violated by Britain’s illegal presence in our country, Irish independence is reduced from a right to an aspiration, actively opposed by both political elites in the nation and neutrality is an illusion, not alone because of US warplanes in Shannon but because of the permanent garrison of up to 5000 troops and over 10,000 heavily armed British police in the six counties.
The Irish people’s right to national self determination is not protected by the EU constitution, just as it is not protected or even recognised by both the 26 county and British administrations here.
The 32 County Sovereignty Movement fully expect that we have not heard the end of the EU constitution and we urge the Irish people to oppose any future attempts to foist this undemocratic treaty upon them having already rejected it.
We also urge unity among republicans to actively challenge all current and future attacks on our democracy, sovereignty and independence in line with our republican separatist principles.

mercoledì 11 giugno 2008

Loyalist Parades Through Nationalist Areas with PSF’s Help

Loyalist Parades Through Nationalist Areas with PSF’s Help

The revelation that PSF may get involved with the Loyalist Band Forum to police Loyalist Parades through Nationalist areas where they are not welcome comes as no surprise to the republican and nationalist base.

PSF have for some time been involved with Loyalists to ensure that at least one Loyalist parade will be allowed through Nationalist areas, areas where they are not wanted and where there is a history of mob riots emanating from those in the parades. Areas where residents and business people have asked why loyalists want to parade through their locality? The only logical explanation to answer such a question, is to raise sectarian tensions and to act in a triumphalist manner against the nationalist people. In other words the Nationalist people are to be treated as second class citizens, a trait familiar to former Stormont administrations, and it would now seem, to contemporary regimes also..

One such flashpoint is Castlederg in West Tyrone.

For over thirty years loyalist bands and supporters have created havoc in the Nationalist Ferguson Crescent and Killeter Road area of the town despite appeals from residents and business people to stop such sectarian parades.

In the past such parades were forced through assisted by British Police in Ireland, in more recent years when parades were prohibited from this area the security was such that no one could get in or out of the town until such parades were over and this usually lasted up to three hours and more.

The most recent exposure of PSF’s involvement occurred over the past number of weeks. Pro-PSF community leaders have held meetings with the people in the affected area and despite being asked at every meeting if there was any contact relating to a parade going through their areas, the answer was no.

Then at the last meeting attended by British MP Pat Doherty and local PSF Cllr C Mc Hugh it was outlined that during contact with loyalists and the parades people, it was agreed that a band parade to remember a UDR man would be permitted.
The people of the area were furious that PSF had undertaken to represent them in this way without consultation and without permission to speak on their behalf and they left the PSF MP in no doubt of their feelings and were they stood on this issue.
They see such a parade as sectarian and unnecessary to march through a Nationalist area.

Within days of the meeting PSF spin was that a parade was being forced through this area only for the representation of PSF MP Pat Doherty.

Such lies emanating from a party that once supported the beleaguered Nationalist communities from sectarian taunts and riots, to now being directly involved with such parades of hate, is indicative of just how deeply PSF have been absorbed into the partitioned statelet.

This feeble attempt by PSF to create the façade of normalization, a well worn policy of successive British Governments, will not fool anyone least of all the Nationalist people of Castlederg who have suffered greatly as a result of such sectarian parades.

More outrageous in this saga is the news emanating that in return for allowing this parade through Castlederg PSF would be allowed to police it.

Another attempt by PSF to uphold British rule at every opportunity at the expense of the Nationalist and Republican people, in return for nothing.

PSF have achieved nothing for the working class people in West Tyrone.

They have achieved no advantage in the struggle for Independence.

Rather they continue to deny fellow citizens the right to National Self-determination and they fail to uphold the Sovereignty of the Irish Nation, a cause for which the leaders of 1916 (The Provisional Government of Ireland) gave their lives when executed by the British Government.

The National Chairperson of the 32 County Sovereignty Movement, Francie Mackey, urges all Nationalist communities to be vigilant in light of these treacherous moves by PSF and states that never again should Nationalist areas have to suffer the indignation of such sectarian parades through their areas.

This was the trait of the previous Stormont when Nationalist skulls were cracked by British Police in Ireland to force such parades through and now we have the present Stormont attempting the exact same policy. What has changed?

domenica 8 giugno 2008

New 32CSM Mural

The 32CSM in Coalisland unvieled a new Mural yesterday evening in the town.

Say NO To Lisbon

The 32 County Sovereignty Movement canvassed the 26 Counties yesterday with leaflets explaining why it is supporting a NO vote in the upcoming Lisbon Treaty Referendum.

Below is the leaflet and to follow are photos from the 26 Counties of our activists in each County. It was clear that a No Vote will be returned from the Referendum.

lunedì 2 giugno 2008

Dirty Tricks Campaign in Derry City

Press Release

Anti-republican elements seek to discredit Sovereignty Movement

It has come to the attention of the 32 County Sovereignty Movement in Derry city that a number of leaflets have been circulated in the area warning individuals, that the leaflet claims are drug dealers, that the 32CSM will take action against them. These leaflets are purporting to come from the 32 County Sovereignty Movement which is clearly not the case. Members of the 32CSM in the city believe that there is a dirty tricks element to this episode. The leaflet in question not only gets the name of the movement wrong but is littered with quite deliberate spelling mistakes and basic grammatical errors, this is clearly pre-empting a denial by ourselves, the sinister elements involved in distributing these leaflets can then claim that it is the work of an idiot with a grudge.

The 32 County Sovereignty Movement believe that this dirty tricks campaign is directly aimed at an initiative put forward by our activists in Derry to name and shame drug dealers and to pickets homes of known drug dealers and anti social elements if necessary. The leaflet finishes with a bizarre claim that should the recipient of this leaflet fail to mend their ways, then this case will be passed on to the 32CSM’s ‘Army Council’ in the city.

The 32CSM are convinced this is a deliberate attempt to undermine the republican separatist movement and to scupper any community initiatives we have planned. We are confident that the republican community will see through this pathetic attempt by elements loyal to Stormont to bring our movement into disrepute and we would urge anyone who receives leaflets or literature that they are not sure about to contact the 32 County Sovereignty Movement immediately.

Statement ends.