User Preferences

  • Language - en | ga
  • text size >>
  • make this your indymedia front page make this your indymedia front page

Blog Feeds

Irish Left Review
Joined up thinking for the Irish Left

offsite link Bin Charges: From Private Circus to Public Service Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:38 | Michael Taft

offsite link Beyond Grexit & Brexit, Advocating an Irish and a British role in solving Europe... Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:18 | Tony Phillips

offsite link Hardship never lasts forever? Wed May 04, 2016 15:50 | Raymond Deane

offsite link DDCI calls on New Government to Strictly Regulate Vulture Fund Acquisitions Wed May 04, 2016 15:22 | Irish Left Review

offsite link Warning: Ultra-Low Spend Economy Ahead Wed May 04, 2016 11:59 | Michael Taft

Irish Left Review >>

Spirit of Contradiction

offsite link Centrism extremism: how horseshoe-politics silences brutality Sat Jul 02, 2016 18:25 | yeksmesh

offsite link Of Tankies, Trots and Social Democrats Thu May 12, 2016 23:41 | Gavin Mendel-Gleason

offsite link Avatars of the Advanced-Capitalist Psyche – Capitain America: Civil War Mon May 09, 2016 00:07 | Gavin Mendel-Gleason

offsite link Wailings about Left Unity Sat Feb 13, 2016 01:13 | James O'Brien

offsite link The Bern Manifesto: Why I am Voting for Bernie Sanders Wed Jan 27, 2016 23:59 | Jerome Nikolai Warren

Spirit of Contradiction >>

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Breaking: The truth behind Melania Trump’s plagiarism

offsite link Sean Fleming’s PAC: A game of make-believe cowboys Anthony

offsite link Young Irish citizens: Time for revolution Anthony

offsite link Breaking: Sinn Fein responsible for melting Ice Caps Anthony

offsite link Cameron’s legacy: Irish Times gets it wrong Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Reviews of Scott Humor?s book The Enemy of the State Sat Jul 30, 2016 15:33 | Scott
Ladies and Gents, I want to express my deepest gratitude to all the people who have bought my book, The Enemy of the State. Thank you for your support. I

offsite link Ukraine: blood poured at Kiev protest for a writer Oles Buzina murder suspects? release Sat Jul 30, 2016 02:22 | Scott
    Oles Buzina murder suspects With Ukraine’s law enforcement and courts gradually locking up the Nazis, members of death squads, political assassins, fake “pro-Russian separatists,” Maidan organizers and other

offsite link Syrian War Report ? July 29, 2016: Humanitarian Operation in Aleppo City Sat Jul 30, 2016 01:07 | The Saker
https://southfront.org/syrian-war-rep...

offsite link Something symbolic, but very important is happening in the China-Russia partnership Sat Jul 30, 2016 00:17 | The Saker
Moscow-Beijing Express By Jeff J. Brown Cross-linked with China Rising: http://chinarising.puntopress.com/201... Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/44-days/someth... Starting today, this map takes on a whole new geopolitical meaning. (Image by baidu.com) Up till now,

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2016/07/29 ? Open Thread Fri Jul 29, 2016 17:30 | Herb Swanson
2016/07/29 16:30:01Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of

The Saker >>

Fr. Martin Newell of the London Catholic Worker Imprisoned for Anti-War Action at Northwood HQ

category international | anti-war / imperialism | news report author Saturday December 10, 2011 09:28author by Ciaron - Giuseepe Conlon House, London Catholic Worker Report this post to the editors

Fr. Martin Newell of the London Catholic Worker community was sentenced to 24 days imprisonment Friday Dec 9th 2011 at Highbury Magistrates Court. Martin was brought before the court for refusing to pay a fine arising from cutting into the Northwood Headquarters/ London. http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/AboutDefence/WhatWeDo...s.htm

in December 2008.  The anti-war direct action was timed for the "Feast of the Holy Innocents" on the Catholic liturgical calender. The feast day follows Christmas and commemorates the massacre of children in a search and destroy mission by King Herod who saw the birth of birth of Christ as a threat to his power.


From the dock Fr. Newell stated, "I work with refugees from Iraq and Afghanistan at the Catholic Worker.  I am opposed to the wars we have been waging on these countries.  I have nonviolently resisted these wars since they began.  I'm refusing to pay this fine as a form of further non-cooperation with these wars."

Northwood Hedquarters is the command centre for British forces deployed overseas.  The base has been the location of a number of nonviolent direct actions by the pacifist Catholic Worker community over the past decade of war on Iraq and Afghanistan.

Despite our efforts to achieve habeus corpus, it is unclear which part of the entrails of the English prison in which Martin is presently located.  We hope he will receive a phone call and make contact once he arrives at a prison.

Solidarity messages can be sent
Maritn Newell
c/- Giuseppe Conlon Houe
49 Mattison Rd.
Harringay
London
N4 1BG
ENGLAND
* we will redirect letters to Maritn in jail.

More information Ph. 079 392 90576
+44 79 392 90576


author by HMP Pentonvillepublication date Sat Dec 10, 2011 13:56Report this post to the editors

A phone call from Martin Newell has been received.
He is in HMP Pentonville
Sat afternoon

author by Updatedpublication date Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:32Report this post to the editors

Fr. Martin Newell of the London Catholic Worker Jailed in HMP Pentonville for Anti-War Action at Northwood Headquarters


BACKGROUND

SOLIDARITY VIGILS OUTSIDE PENTONVILLE  PRISON

(closest tube Caledonian Road)

Monday Dec 12th. 1.30 p.m.Wednesday Dec. 13th. 1.30 p.m.Sunday Dec. 18th 1th.

SEND A SOLIDARITY LETTER OR POSTCARD (post before Dec 17th.) ........
Martin Newell
A5201CJ (prison number)
H M Prison Pentonville
Caledonian Road
London
N7 8TT
ENGLAND

Further information Ph. 079 392 90576
ciaronx AT yahoo.com
http://londoncatholicworker.org/

author by Updatedpublication date Tue Dec 13, 2011 17:56Report this post to the editors

7 folks from the Catholic Worker, Veterans for Peace and the Rossport campaign held an anti-war vigil outside of Pentonville in solidarity with Fr. Martin Newell. We received a lot of supportive gestures from passing motorists, pedestrians and folks heading in to visit other prsoners.

Martin phoned the house Monday and it is in good spirits. ..even tho Tottenham got beat at Stoke!

...you my wish to use the following address as a return address. So if Martin is moved or released early he will stll get your message of solidarity

Sender
c/- Giuseppe Conlon House
49 Mattison Rd.
London
N4 1BG

Many thanx from GCH for all the expressions of solidarity expressed thus far.

Related Link: http://londoncatholicworker.org/
 
© 2001-2016 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy