Volume 3, Number 1
12 September 2005
E-Mail Newsletter of the Irish Republican Socialist Party
1) Editorial: An Apartheid Society
2) Unionist Violence, Britain No 'Honest Broker'
4) Education in the Republic of Ireland – Class Size Disgrace
5) Statement on Housing Discrimination in North Belfast
6) Hurricane Katrina - A Question of Class
8) What's On
Due to the usual technical difficulties The Plough has not appeared
since Vol. 2, No. 50. Apologies to our loyal readers. This edition is
Vol. 3, No. 1.
EDITORIAL: AN APARTHEID SOCIETY
The last few days has seen loyalist violence exploding in a number of
areas of the North. The immediate reason for the violence was the
determination by the Parades Commission restricting an Orange march to
a small area of the Springfield Road away from the homes of Catholics.
The Orange Order and unionist politicians whipped up the fears of
Protestant working class people about the erosion of their cultural
traditions (i.e. the right to march through Catholic areas). The
loyalist murder gangs of the UDA, the UVF and the LVF put aside their
differences and came onto the streets in a show of force attacking the
police and trying to provoke a reaction from nationalist residents in
a wide number of areas. Suddenly in a attempt to retrospectively
justify the violence, politicians from all parties on the unionist
side suddenly discovered the marginalised and neglected position of
the Protestant working class. These are the same politicians who for
years only waved the Union Jack to distract those same people from
their actual real social and economic conditions. Of course what this
is all about is the battle for control of the Protestant masses by the
various elements of unionism using the sectarian card.
It is clear from all that they have said and done over the past year
that the leadership of unionism is not prepared to countenance a power
sharing government with nationalists. Sinn Fein's stealing of the
nationalist policies of the SDLP will not get them into power.
Destroying most of the weapons of the IRA(P) will not get them power.
All that the Northern nationalists and republicans can look forward to
in the coming years is more of the same – more sectarian attacks -
more Catholics burnt out - more Catholics forced into overcrowded
districts for safety. We now live in an apartheid society. That is the
fruit of the Good Friday Agreement.
What has happened not only over the last few days but over the 7 years
since the signing of the Belfast Agreement is the clearest yet
indication that the strategy of the Provisionals, while it may give
them electoral respectability, will never give them the ending of
partition. It's time some of their members woke up to reality and
smelt the burning on the streets. It is time to turn away from the
reformist road and return to republicanism.
UNIONIST VIOLENCE, BRITAIN NO 'HONEST BROKER'
The IRSP are calling on working class communities to remain calm and
vigilant in the wake of this weekend's violence from within the
unionist community. There have been concerted attempts by loyalists to
provoke the nationalist community by sectarian attacks on homes and
There needs to be no inquiry into the cause of the unrest in loyalist
working class areas, the failure of the British government and
unionist politicians to explain and promote the inevitable outcomes of
even the limited democracy provided for by the Belfast Agreement lies
at the core of unionist working class fears.
One of those inevitable outcomes is equality, no more unionist
supremacy, no more 'special favours' from the British government.
"If the unionist community view each small step towards equality as a
concession to the Catholic community, it demonstrates that there has
been no real work done by the British government in the past eleven
years and a direct example of how Britain's attempt to portray itself
as an honest broker rather than a major protagonist in Ireland leads
directly to violence on the streets and attacks against the minority
community in the six counties."
In conclusion, Belfast IRSP representative Paul Little said: "It is
imperative that all those progressive elements within communities
continue to explore all possible avenues open to securing real peace
for the working class. To do otherwise, will be to return to the
divisive, sectarian agenda of the ruling classes. Communities that
feel themselves under threat of sectarian attack should remain calm,
vigilant and act only in a defensive manner."
A successful seminar on Alternative processes was held on Saturday
10th of September in Belfast. Against a background of Irish
Republicanism struggling to find relevancy as a working ideology
today, the IRSP held a meeting to look at where Irish republicanism is
today. The seminar was an attempt to begin to answer the question how
can we as a movement and as republican socialists show leadership, in
whatever spheres we operate, in order to develop an alternative
process of conflict transformation that can galvanise the Irish people
into an effective resistance against colonisation and capitalism. As
part of its broad front strategy the IRSP invited a speaker from the
32 County Sovereignty Movement to speak and it was clear certainly
among the audience that this openness was welcomed.
The speakers were Paul Little, ex-INLA prisoner, and North Belfast
IRSP member and community worker; Marion Price, ex-IRA prisoner and
member of the 32 County Sovereignty Movement; and Gerry Ruddy, Ard-
The format of the day was a 10 minute presentation from each speaker
and then an open floor for questions and answers. The speakers
addressed a number of key issues and there was a fair degree of
consensus particularly about the failure of the Good Friday (Belfast)
Agreement. While the republican socialists argued strongly for the
interconnection between the class and the national question, Marion
stated that while she believed that the only republic worth fighting
for was a socialist republic, the national struggle took precedence
over the class question. On other issues such as the defence of
political prisoners, nationalism and Catholic defenderism there was a
shared view. The question of the Protestant working class was
discussed and generated much debate. Questions and comments from the
floor were lucid and focussed. The way in which the British state has
integrated the community sector into its strategic aims was mentioned,
as was the failure of republicans to engage with the trade union
movement. Although the audience was relatively small - 25 in all -
that has to be seen against a backdrop of the Orange march on the
Springfield road and high tension in the Short Strand following the
vicious attack on a Catholic man by 10 loyalists.
The audience of mainly IRSP comrades were impressed by the high level
of debate, the contributions from both the platform and the floor, and
the openness and willingness of all to listen and learn from each
other. All expressed the wish for more of the same.
The struggle for national and socialist liberation is floundering in a
sense of general apathy amongst the Irish people devoid of any radical
EDUCATION IN THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND - CLASS SIZE DISGRACE
Schools in the 26 Counties are being treated disgracefully by a
government that has failed to reduce class size. Thousands of four and
five year old children are in school in classes of thirty or more
children. This despite a clear commitment by the Fianna
Fail/Progressive Democrats Coalition that class sizes for children
under nine would be reduced to less that twenty. Irish primary school
children are taught in bigger classes and have less government money
spent on them than students at second and third level.
Ireland's class sizes are the second highest in the EU despite it
being clear that smaller classes at primary pay dividends. That is why
other countries have made class size reductions the cornerstone of
national educational policy. From Norway to New Zealand, countries
with smaller classes than Ireland are implementing or planning further
reductions. The figures speak for themselves.
Average Class Size in European Union
COUNTRY PRIMARY CLASS SIZE
United Kingdom 26.0
Czech Republic 21.3
Slovak Republic 20.8
N. Ireland 20.0
Source: INTO (Irish National Teachers' Organization)
HOUSING DISCRIMINATION IN NORTH BELFAST
The IRSP in North Belfast have called on the Housing Executive to
scrap its North Belfast Housing strategy as it is clearly not working.
There needs to be a fundamental change in the thinking of NIHE, their
North Belfast strategy, far from addressing decades of discrimination,
over the lifetime of this strategy which has one year left to run
housing discrimination against Catholics has got much worse.
NIHE if it is to retain any credibility needs to begin to allocate
social housing on the basis of need, not on a person's religion or
politics. Presently the NIHE is facilitating a unionist agenda of
gerrymandering, where the political status quo is maintained by direct
discrimination against those in housing need. No amount of fancy words
or spin changes the fact that social housing allocations and new
builds are geared towards trying to sustain a diminishing unionist
community at direct costs to non-unionists.
Do the NIHE honestly believe that that people who believe in equality,
human rights and fairness are going to accept a return to the
sectarian practices of 50 years of unionist misrule?
HURRICANE KATRINA - A QUESTION OF CLASS
9 September 2005
Irish Republican Socialist Committees of North America
On behalf of the Irish Republican Socialist Movement, the Irish
Republican Socialist Committees of North America have issued the
following statement about Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.
We wish to first extend our sympathy to all the victims of Hurricane
Katrina, our condolences to all those who lost friends and family, and
our solidarity with all of the survivors.
There is no doubt that the question of Hurricane Katrina and its
aftermath is a question of class and race. The wealthy and middle
classes, mostly white, were able to escape while the working class,
mostly black, was left to die and the survivors left with an even
While hurricanes are a natural phenomenon, their impact on human
communities can be managed to prevent loss of life and even to reduce
the damage caused by the hurricane itself. Hurricane Katrina has
revealed that there was a clear pattern of systemic neglect which
contributed to making New Orleans and nearby areas of the Gulf Coast
more vulnerable to hurricanes and a disaster of this magnitude more
likely. The systemic neglect was a conscious decision based on class
and race, with a quarter of metropolitan New Orleans living under
poverty level, most of whom are African-Americans.
Flood control systems could have been strengthened, especially after a
2001 report from the Federal Emergency Management Agency warned that a
hurricane striking New Orleans was one of the most likely disasters to
happen in the near future (the most likely disaster was a terrorist
attack on New York City, another failure of the Bush Administration to
heed the report's warnings). The Bush Administration, however, chose
to cut flood control funding by 44 percent to pay for the illegal
imperialist war against Iraq. To the Bush Administration and the
capitalist class it represents, sacrificing working class men and
women in foreign imperialist wars is of far greater importance than
protecting working class lives in the US.
In 2004, the US Army Corps of Engineers proposed to study how New
Orleans could be protected from a catastrophic hurricane, but the Bush
Administration refused to fund the research. In 1990, a federal task
force began restoring lost wetlands surrounding New Orleans, which
would have reduced storm surge during a hurricane, but starting in
2003 the Bush Administration's policy was to turn this land over to
wealthy developers. For the Bush Administration or anyone else to say
this wasn't avoidable is a lie.
There were deep flaws in how the disaster was managed even before the
hurricane made landfall, both by federal and local authorities. It
was appropriate to order a mandatory evacuation, but what about the
people without cars or money? What about the elderly, the disabled,
or the homeless? While the US government and media have attempted to
lay blame on the victims or survivors for not leaving, all methods of
egress were blocked -- train service, bus service, and plane service
were all halted before Katrina hit.
The poorer sections of the working class, especially those who were
African-American (the population of New Orleans is 70%
African-American), were abandoned to their fate by the capitalist
system and a corrupt political leadership on several levels. Those
that survived were again abandoned when it took nearly five days for
relief efforts to begin, and those efforts began rather halfheartedly
and only after there was mass outrage from people in the US and around
Members of the media were able to get to areas hit hard by Katrina as
early as Monday, yet it took until Thursday and Friday for official
aid to start arriving. During that delay, offers from other states and
countries were refused by the federal government, condemning countless
survivors of the initial flooding to death by hunger, dehydration, and
drowning. Cuba generously offered to send 1,100 medical doctors
with 26.4 tons of medications and diagnosis kits at no expense to the
US, but this was rejected while US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
favored waiting for "the Lord" to come.
We can easily contrast this with how well Cuba handles hurricanes.
Cuba only lost sixteen people when last a powerful category 4
hurricane struck, the highest death toll in forty-one years on an
island constantly hit by hurricanes. Less then two months ago, 1.7
million people were quickly and safely evacuated on short notice in
preparation for Hurricane Dennis. If a third world nation is capable
of such a response, the US has no excuse.
The interests of the capitalist and middle classes were represented by
the voices hysterically condemning looting and calling for the looters
to be shot. For those people, the crime of stealing a television was
much greater than the crime of abandoning tens of thousands of people
to death or the survivors to squalid refugee centers. Are a few DVD
players, which are no doubt insured by the stores in the first place,
really of more importance than human lives? Sadly, the answer appears
to be yes. This is the reality of the capitalist ideology and its
promotion of private property as the most important thing in society.
It should be noted that while Alabama suffered the ravages of the
hurricane, native daughter Condoleezza Rice bought a $3000 pair of
shoes in New York, and while New Orleans drowned, Bush reminded many
of Nero by strumming a guitar.
We hold the capitalist system and the Bush Administration primarily
responsible for the deaths caused by Hurricane Katrina and the gross
neglect of the survivors. We demand that all of the survivors be
treated with dignity and given safe, clean housing rather than being
pushed into squalid, overcrowded refugee centers. We demand that the
US government accept the generous offer from the Cuban government to
send medical aid. We demand that the rebuilding of New Orleans and
other areas affected by the hurricane, such as Biloxi, Mississippi,
includes rebuilding wetlands, increasing the efficiency and safety of
flood management systems, and a real concern for working class
communities, as well as plans for future disasters which includes
quickly and safely evacuating everyone, no matter their income or skin
In conclusion, this should be a wake-up call to all workers that our
lives are of no consequence to those who hold the real power in our
society. The hurricane did more than destroy cities and lives, it
also laid bare the cruelties of the capitalist system for all to see.
It's up to all of us to not forget what we saw and to redouble our
efforts to create a system where human lives always come first.
Irish Republican Socialist Committees of North America
PO Box 8266
Austin TX 78713-8266
We have again seen the deaths of 'homeless' people on the streets of
Dublin. A situation that cannot go unchallenged. Please add your
support to the now growing number of people and organisations that are
supporting this rally call. Please support and forward to those of
concern. Bring banners, placards and your support.
PS - To add your name to the list of supporters you can e-mail me at
firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Mark or Jon as below. Cheers.
No More Deaths On Our Streets
Saturday 17 September @ 2pm
Street Seen is calling on all those individuals, groups and
organisations who wish to see the end of avoidable deaths on Irish
streets and homelessness to support this demonstration as a matter of
The recent tragic deaths of two homeless people in Dublin highlights
the government's acute inadequacies in serving its citizens. On a
weekly basis people die needlessly on Irish streets due to the acute
lack of housing and lack of services to those in need. In response to
these recent deaths Street Seen, Irish Anti-Poverty Paper, are calling
on people to protest in Dublin saying clearly enough is enough: No
More Deaths On Our Streets. Numbers of people sleeping rough in Dublin
city centre remain at record high levels, according to a new survey
conducted by homeless organisations. Two hundred and thirty seven
(237) people sleep rough in Dublin on any given night. These people
are vulnerable to changes in the weather, violence, abuse and sexual
exploitation. The survey co-ordinated by the Homeless Agency was
carried out by Focus Ireland, Dublin Simon Community, Merchant's Quay
Ireland along with Dublin City Council and other homeless services.
It was only with the introduction of the Housing Act in 1988 that any
kind of national assessments of homelessness by local authorities were
carried out. Although the early assessments were deeply flawed the
most recent one (2002) found that a record 5,581 people were homeless
throughout the state (according to the Housing Act definition). The
majority of these were in Dublin. The Homeless Agency also
co-ordinated a separate assessment for Dublin. This counted 2,920
homeless people in Dublin in 2002. There are currently 48,413
households on the housing waiting lists nationally and 5,581 people
who are homeless. The vast majority of these live in emergency
hostels and B&B accommodation on a night-by-night basis. Not only has
the number of homeless households increased substantially over the
years but the crisis in social/public housing has also deepened. The
slow-down in the construction of social housing by the local
authorities in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the rise in the cost of
renting private accommodation and the increasing cost of purchasing a
property have lead to an increased demand for social housing.
Housing charity Threshold recently called on the government to prevent
the creation of modern-day slums by radically improving living
conditions in private rental accommodation. Threshold in its 2004
Annual Report showed the number of calls from people living in unfit
accommodation had risen by more than a third last year. Conditions
people were reporting included problems with hot and cold running
water, mould growing on walls, vermin infestations and living in
windowless rooms, Threshold claimed local authorities were failing in
their duty to inspect privately-rented accommodation, with only 7,232
of an estimated 150,000 dwellings checked by inspectors. According to
the report, almost 30% of inspected properties were found to be
falling below minimum standards.
Homelessness means more than just sleeping rough. If you are living in
Ireland in a hostel or bed and breakfast or staying temporarily with
friends because you have nowhere else to go, you are homeless.
Street Seen is calling on all those individuals, groups and
organisations who wish to see the end of avoidable deaths on Irish
Streets and homelessness to support this demonstration as a matter of
No More Deaths On Our Streets
Saturday 17 September @ 2pm
Jon Glackin 0774 327 5533 email@example.com
Mark Grehan 087 797 4622 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fr. Peter McVerry
Mick O'Reilly, Reg. Sec. TGWU
Ray O'Reilly, Asst. Gen. Sec. IWU
International Homeless Forum http://www.forums.homeless.org.au/
Residents Against Racism
(We received the following from the Colombian Solidarity Campaign.
Democratic Unionist MP Jeffrey Donaldson and members of FAIR visited
Colombia as part of their campaign against the 3 republicans arrested
in Columbia a few years ago and now resident in the republic. We have
no doubt that the unionists did not raise the issue of human rights
abuses in Colombia. The hypocrisy of the unionist politicians stinks
to high heavens.)
THE REGIONAL INDIGENOUS COUNCIL OF CAUCA (CRIC) AND THE ASSOCIATION OF
INDIGENOUS COUNCILS OF NORTHERN CAUCA (ACIN) Cxab Wala Kiwe INFORM
1. Today, Monday September 5th at 1700 hrs, Colombian armed forces
attacked unarmed indigenous peoples with live ammunition, tear gas and
clubs. The victims are men and women who have peacefully recovered the
farm "La Emperatriz" as a result of the Colombian Government's failure
to abide by their international obligations towards indigenous
communities as a consequence of a State lead paramilitary massacre
that took place in December of 1991 that was documented by the
International Commission for Human Rights. The ICHR Resolution of 1997
condemned the Colombian Government to compensate indigenous peoples
for the massacres.
2. As we write this communique, we have been informed that several
indigenous people have been captured and wounded and that ambulances
are not allowed out of the scene with casualties.
3. This attack takes place as the Government has refused to meet with
indigenous leaders to hear a dialogue and negotiation proposal. The
Government had offered to negotiate if the communities would leave the
recovered faro, which they did as a goodwill unilateral gesture.
4. The Deputy Minister for the Interior refused to meet with the
communities and the dialogue proposal had to be sent to him by email.
THE COLOMBIAN STATE HAS BEEN FOUND GUILTY OF THE MASSACRE COMMITTED AT
EL NILO FARM ON DECEMBER OF 1991, FOLLOWING WHICH IT HAD THE
OBLIGATION TO RETURN 15663 HECTARES OF LAND TO THEIR INDIGENOUS
OWNERS. THE LAND TO BE RETURNED INCLUDED THE 300 HECTAR "LA
EMPERATRIZ" NOW RECOVERED BY THE COMMUNITIES.
NOT ONLY DID THE STATE NOT FULFILL ITS OBLIGATIONS, BUT IT GAVE LAND
TO THE PARAMILITARIES RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CRIME, REFUSED DIALOGUE AND
IS NOW COMMITTING A SECOND MASSACRE TO REMOVE INDIGENOUS MEN, WOMEN
AND CHILDREN FROM THEIR ANCESTRAL TERRITORY.
WE URGENTLY APPEAL
1. To organizations, individuals and social movements in Colombia and
the world to put pressure on the Colombian Government to cease the
attack immediately and to do justice to indigenous peoples.
2. To all those people in Colombia and surrounding countries that can
mobilize themselves immediately to Santander de Quilichao and Caloto,
to arrive to "La Emperatriz" tomorrow from 8 a.m. for the vigil
"FREEDOM FOR MOTHER EARTH" and for the protection of our brothers and
WE CALL FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION TO SAVE LIVES AND FREE MOTHER EARTH
ALVARO URIBE VELEZ
Presidente de la Republica,
Presidencia de la Republica, Carrera 8 n. 7-26 Palacio de Narino,
Telefono. +57.1.5629300 ext. 3550 (571 ) 284 33 00
Fax (571 ) 286 74 34 - 286, 68 42 -284 21 86
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SABAS PRETELT DE LA VEGA
Ministro del Interior y Justicia
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CAMILO OSPINA BERNAL
Ministro de la Defensa, Ministerio de Defensa Nacional
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Vicepresidente de la Republica
Consejería Presidencial de Derechos Humanos
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Mision Permanente de Colombia ante las Naciones Unidas en Ginebra.
Chemin du Champ d'Anier 17-19, 1209 Ginebra.
Tel.: (+41 22) 798 45 54; (+ 41 22) 798 45 55
Saturday, 17 September
No Pasaran! North West Spanish Civil War 1936ˆ1938 Project
Honouring the International Brigades - Tyrone, Derry, Donegal
Public Discussion & Video Showing:
Sandinos Cafe Bar (upstairs) Derry City
Saturday 17th September at 3pm
Saturday, 17 September
JUSTICE FOR THE ROSSPORT 5---MARCH AND RALLY IN CORK CITY
This Saturday, September 17.
Assemble at 2.30pm at Grand Parade at City Library/Bishop Lucey
Show your solidarity with the 5 prisoners imprisoned by the
Irish State/Shell Oil Multinational
Bring Colour, noise, lots of friends
Saturday, 17 September
The Irish Republican Socialist Party will be hosting a fundraiser on
the 17th of September 8.30pm in the Ardee Public House (off Cork
Street) Dublin. Admission is 5 euro and will be strictly ticket only.
There will be a benefit draw on the night concisting of a selection of
prison craft with proceeds going to Republican Socialist POWs. For
more details contact DublinIRSP@hotmail.com.
Camp Havana Glencolmcille
From Friday 16th to Sunday 18th September 2005 over 100 men, women and
children from every corner of this island - and indeed from much
further away - will gather in Glencolmcille / Donegal. They will
come in busses, by car, bicycle or on foot.
They will erect CAMP HAVANA and walk to the top of Slieve League.
Some will take the challenging hike across the whole ridge,
accompanied by a trained mountain guide. Some will use a more relaxed
walking route and some will only go as far as the bus can take them.
All of them will enjoy Europe's highest sea - cliffs which are
surrounded by scenery incomparable to anywhere else on this earth.
Of course we are not just gathering to admire spectacular scenery. We
will get together in what is going to be the biggest show of
friendship with people from another island, Cuba, ever to happen on
We are making this effort mainly because five young men are serving
lengthy prison sentences in the USA, guilty of nothing but the attempt
to stop terrorism; murderous and destructive acts which have killed
over 3,500 civilians in Cuba - more than the troubles in Northern
These men went to Miami to try and stop the people who orchestrate
this terrorism and ended up in US prisons. They have spent months in
isolation cells; their wives, kids and relations have been denied
The Miami 5 are victims of one of the most brutal human rights
violations in recent history, victims of breaches of both
international and US law.
We want freedom for these innocent men!
With our sponsored mountain walk and the large meeting / concert on
the evening of Saturday September 17th we will achieve;
- Massive publicity and increased awareness about the case.
- Pressure on political representatives (TDs, MPs, MEPs) to act
as opposed to talk.
- Raising of much needed financial support for the campaign and for
another urgent aid project in Cuba
- Pushing forward the world-wide campaign to free the Miami 5
and strengthen the links between campaigners from various countries
(At this very early stage we already know that there will be people
from England, the USA, Austria, Germany and Denmark coming to show
We can and we will free the Miami 5!
Nobody in this world is going to do it for us!
Lend us your support!
Join Camp Havana Glencolmcille 2005!
Get in touch with us now!
On behalf of the organisers of Camp Havana
Phone us at: 028 77742655 (from Republic of Ireland: 04877742655)
3rd National and International Week Against the Apartheid Wall!
"Through Our Hands, The Apartheid Wall Will Fall!"
This is the call under which dispossessed Palestinian farmers and
communities all over the West Bank will stand together against the
Apartheid Wall and Zionist project of Occupation:
Against destruction of the land and its fruits which have been the
historical lifeline and beauty of Palestine.
Against colonization and ghettoization through walls, militarization,
Jewish-only housing, roads and infrastructure aimed at the extinction
of the heritage and future of our people.
Against the Ethnic Cleansing of Jerusalem - the heart of
Palestine - and the ongoing expulsion of our people from their
The Palestinian People are Preparing Intensified Mass Resistance all
along the Wall's Path to mark the 3rd Year of The National Week
Against The Apartheid Wall.
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Mobilize for the 3rd International Week Against The Apartheid Wall
Called for by the Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign
in support of Palestinian popular resistance!
Echo and amplify the voice and determination of the Palestinian
struggle throughout your countries in mass mobilizations!
While the collaborative efforts of governments and international
institutions perpetuate the subjugation of Palestinians, the united
Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel
is shared by over 170 Palestinian organizations inside and outside
The people of the world are rallying in an ever growing movement to
Isolate Apartheid Israel, are targeting complicity with the Occupation
and are calling on their governments to end support to Israel.
Unite and take up this call to isolate Apartheid Israel:
-End the complicity with the Zionist project of occupation, apartheid
-Enact boycott initiatives!
-Make widespread divestment from Apartheid Israel and companies
supporting it a reality!
-Don't let culture, sports and academy be a legitimating and
supportive force of Israeli crime!
-Pressure your governments to comply with and enact the ICJ decision
and to put effective arms embargos and sanctions on Apartheid Israel
and stop financing and sustaining the ghettoization of the Palestinian
Support the Palestinian struggle for a Free Palestine!
Make Resistance to the Apartheid Wall go Global!
We call upon all our supporters and friends of Palestine to support us
to make the voice of the Palestinian struggle against the Apartheid
Wall known and to ensure the resistance of the people in Palestine
will be strengthened by global action.
Use the activist tools we have prepared to ensure the call for the 3rd
international Week against the Apartheid Wall is known globally and
mobilizations are staged by the people all over the world:
Disseminate this mail as widely as possible among your contacts!
Link to the call from your site!
Print the Campaign call
http://rd.bcentral.com/?ID=3187624&s=87031491 for the 3rd National
and International Week against the Apartheid Wall and disseminate it
in your activities!
Let the Palestinian grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign know
about your action: contact us at Global@StopTheWall.org!
Visit the Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign web site.
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Support the IRSP
Standing Order Form
To the Manager First Trust Bank, Andersonstown.
Please pay First Trust Bank Andersonstown Branch, Belfast, and credit
to Irish Republican Socialist Party, A/C Number 70490021, Branch Code
The sum of:
Amount in words:
Commencing date: and thereafter every month till further notice.
And debiting A/C number:
Name (Please print clearly):