New Events

International

no events posted in last week

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 New Books Worth Reading Mon Sep 19, 2016 23:25 | Seán Sheehan

offsite link 13 Billion ? Lucky for some? Mon Sep 05, 2016 13:04 | Tony Phillips

offsite link Rebuilding Ireland: Long on Promise, Short on Detail Mon Aug 29, 2016 22:20 | Eoin O'Mahony

offsite link Brexit and Other Issues: Comments on the Current Situation Mon Aug 29, 2016 21:52 | Brendan Young

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

Irish Left Review >>

Spirit of Contradiction

offsite link Electoralism vs Abstentionism (Or: Why You Should Run For Office) Fri Aug 26, 2016 17:07 | Slyvia Smith

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

Spirit of Contradiction >>

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Formal complaint against RTE for bias

offsite link Water protester convicted on trumped up charge Anthony

offsite link The people now know what you are Mr. Ross Anthony

offsite link Independents must decide: The people or the corrupt political system Anthony

offsite link Independent Alliance TDs must decide: The people or the corrupt regime Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

NAMA Wine Lake

offsite link Farewell from NWL Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake

offsite link Happy 70th Birthday, Michael Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake

offsite link Of the Week? Sat May 18, 2013 00:02 | namawinelake

offsite link Noonan denies IBRC legal fees loan approval to Paddy McKillen was in breach of E... Fri May 17, 2013 14:23 | namawinelake

offsite link Gayle Killilea Dunne asks to be added as notice party in Sean Dunne?s bankruptcy Fri May 17, 2013 12:30 | namawinelake

NAMA Wine Lake >>

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