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03:00 PM

Marian Price Picket outside Amnesty International offices, 2nd Feb, 3pm

category dublin | anti-war / imperialism | event notice author Thursday January 31, 2013 17:20author by An Drighneán Donn Report this post to the editors

The Marian Price Committee are holding a picket outside Amnesty International's Dublin HQ, 48 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, at 3pm on Saturday afternoon, the 2nd of February, in support of Irish citizen, Marian Price, who is being interned, without trial, by the sectarian occupation régime in the six counties.

I'm very glad to see that the spotlight is being put on Amnesty International - a group that has been posing as a group concerned with political prisoners, but who have never helped even one of the tens of thousands of Irish political prisoners, over the last four decades.

This is not mere omission on the part of Amnesty International. It is a direct statement, on their part, that they do not believe that there has ever been political prisoners in Ireland. What is particularly sickening, is that David Ford, the British agent in charge of the captivity of political prisoners in the occupied six counties, is a member of Amnesty International.

It is also sickening that when the Marian Price committee wrote to AI, in Dublin, they were answered by a senior member, who is also a member of PSF, who told the committee that Marians case was not one that AI would become involved in, i.e. that Marian Price is not a political prisoner.

It is high time that these imperialist rats were challenged, right in front of their Dublin nest.

author by BrianClarke - AllVoicespublication date Fri Feb 01, 2013 00:28Report this post to the editors

Amnesty used to be a great organization until the British stuffed it with their agents. The link below has extracts from Dolours and Marian Price writings and statements, with an article from Time Magazine, about the internment of the Price sisters. Dolours was interned this week in Milltown cemetery. Marian was politically interned without trial, almost two years ago by the British in Occupied Ireland.

Video of Dolours Price Funeral

Price Sisters Internment
Price Sisters Internment

Caption: Dolours Price - Funeral


Related Link: http://irishblog-irelandblog.blogspot.com/
author by BrianClarke - AllVoicespublication date Fri Feb 01, 2013 00:37Report this post to the editors

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam ró-uasal, agus i measc laochra na nGael go raibh sí.

Caption: Dolours Price - Funeral


Related Link: http://irishblog-irelandblog.blogspot.com/
author by An Drighneán Donn - Páirtí Cummanach na Poblachtapublication date Fri Feb 01, 2013 16:58Report this post to the editors

Go raibh maith agat a Bhriain, for your comments. I would recommend this article, which I think sums up the way Amnesty is now used by the forces of imperialism:

http://soviet.ie/index.php?/topic/617-amnesty-internati...lism/

author by BrianClarke - AllVoicespublication date Fri Feb 01, 2013 19:39Report this post to the editors

Go raibh maith agat a chara,

I am glad to see someone has formalized what has become obvious. Its sad really because Amnesty did do some excellent work in the '70s curtailing the excesses of torture by Britain and in the Irish free state, which I personally was grateful for from personal experience, which included a beating in England around the time Gerry Conlon was framed.

Subsequent to pressure from Amnesty the Irish government took a case against britain to Europe, despite its own problems with their 'heavy gang'. I have to be honest and say it did effect a generally more humane treatment interrogation from the early 80's on. I might add that the work of Father Murray was critical in all of this.

It will be very difficult to replace him and the late Sarah Clarke in the humanity they brought to a vicious regime. I hope at this stage the vigil was a success and followed through. I'm overseas now but still horrified at the treatment of Irish political prisoners under the pretext of the '9/11narrative'. I have to also admit that there were several decent interrogators who were civil but unfortunately a few rotten apples sow the seeds of hatred, that aggravates and already unjust order.

To the genuine people involved in campaigning on this issue, I would like to express a peronal, than you! Please keep up this important and often thankless work !

Is Mise le meas,

brion

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author by Con Carrollpublication date Sat Feb 02, 2013 13:31Report this post to the editors

one has to admire the dignified manner. of which the women of Magdalene laundries have been involved in their campaign for justice and truth. with their daughters and sons. friends and supporters. while many within the corridors of political power and institutional churches. wished they women weren't heard off. these women refused to go away.
they will speak about deputy Maureen O Sullivan. Deputy Mary Lou MC Donald who stood with them in solidarity and justice
Tuesday 5 February the minister for justice will be handed a long awaited report by the commission
a injury to one is a injury to all.

author by An Draighnean Donn - Páirtí Cummanach na Poblachtapublication date Sun Feb 03, 2013 01:09Report this post to the editors

A nice collection of photos here:

http://www.demotix.com/news/1766759/republicans-call-am...66725

author by Mary Kellypublication date Thu Feb 07, 2013 17:33Report this post to the editors

If she has'nt got it already, getting good legal representation for Marian Price should be a higher priority than protest campaigns.

Michael Mansfield QC once represented the Price sisters "...with commitment, in recognition of their history". His office might be a good starting point in searching for a legal team to make the case for Marian's release.

Condolences to Marian and to the family of Dolores.

author by W. Finnertypublication date Fri Feb 08, 2013 04:06Report this post to the editors

Reply to Mary Kelly at Thu Feb 07, 2013 17:33

I would agree entirely with you, and as far as I know, there is national and international legislation ("law") -- lots and lots of it I suspect -- to support Articles 9, 10, and 11 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Article 9:

"No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile."

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Article 10:

"Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him."

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Article 11:

"(1) Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence."

"(2) No one shall be held guilty of any penal offence on account of any act or omission which did not constitute a penal offence, under national or international law, at the time when it was committed. Nor shall a heavier penalty be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time the penal offence was committed."

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However, finding a lawyer to use such legislation based on the above UDHR principles, for the purpose of protecting the targets of government crime, is an entirely different matter: a situation which very definitely seems to have not been helped by the murders of Irish human rights lawyers Pat Finucane and Rosemary Nelson: murders which allegedly had significant government support and involvement.

The full text of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which came into being on December 10th 1948, but which as many as 95% (or more perhaps?) of the people have never even heard of yet, because of "government educational failures", contrived failures as far as I know, can be viewed at:
http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/index.shtml

Such is the world we live in, and such are the governments we live under.

Related Link:
Unable to find legal representation, Pat Finucane, Rosemary Nelson, Human Rights Ireland, William Finnerty ...
http://tinyurl.com/aoqmnnb

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