Thursday 4 March 2010

IRSCNA on INLA disarming


3 March 2010
Irish Republican Socialist Committees of North America

IRSCNA response to INLA Decommissioning

The leadership of the Irish Republican Socialist Committees of North America applaud the commitment of the Irish Republican Socialist Movement to put party-political work first.

The IRSCNA realize that this decision was not made lightly, and that in order for the IRSP to meet its full potential as a working class republican socialist party in the tradition of Connolly, Costello, Power and Gallagher, the Movement must evolve within the context of existing realities on the ground.

We agree with the leadership of the Republican Socialist Movement that the conditions for armed struggle do not presently exist at this time. We accept that some may be unhappy with this move, but now is the time to think with our heads and not with our hearts, and come together in a united front to help build our Movement at this critical time in our history.

In the past, it was virtually impossible for Republican Socialists to organise without the full weight and threat of British and native capitalist repression being employed against them. Now, thanks to the heroic sacrifices of our comrades, we have the opportunity to make our revolutionary Republican Socialist message heard and made more relevant than ever before, in working class communities across the political divide, North and South, without the spectre of guns coming between our class allies or haunting our Movement.

Now more than ever is the time to attack the capitalist regime and its corrupt system of privilege and undemocratic power North and South --with class politics and community organising -- to build the red base and become the voice of our class, the working class.

The IRSCNA look forward to working within this new political framework of the Party. We encourage all our comrades and supporters to take full advantage of this new opportunity to help build our political presence and spread the message of Repubilcan Socialism.

We wish the party every success with this essential work and commit to being a supportive and collaborative North American partner in this work.


Irish Republican Socialist Committees of North America
PO Box 901479
Kansas City MO 64190-1479