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Shell to Sea & Galway Free Palestine Campaign : A Melding of 2 Consciences?

category galway | rights, freedoms and repression | news report author Sunday June 28, 2009 17:12author by TD - Free Palestine Campaign Report this post to the editors

For nastiness, aggression and malevolence, it's still DIY for Woodie's

Yesterday, in Shop Street, activists and supporters of Shell to Sea and Galway Free Palestine Campaign found common cause and empathy in their resistance to the murderous abuse of state and corporate power: in the case of Israel; egregious and genocidal, in the case of Shell, the bending of corrupt governments to its will; from the judicial murder of the Ogoni 9 in Nigeria to, in Ireland, the jailing of the Rossport 5, economic treason through the giveaway of the Corrib field gas by notorious corrupt politicians, the criminalization and bulldozing of dissent through the deployment of Navy gunships, the shoot-to-kill Emergency Response Unit and a security outfit, hand in glove with the Garda, arm-in-arm with an openly fascist paramilitary group and favoured by Fianna Fail for its Ard Fheiseanna over the past few years.

"It is now known that Kildare-based security firm Integrated Risk Management Services (I-RMS) played a part in bringing (Michael) Dwyer together with right-wing Hungarian elements from a group known as the Szekler Legion Ė an outfit prepared to use violence to achieve autonomy for ethnic Hungarians in a border region of Romania" (Related Link).

At the Shell to Sea rally by the two Oscar statues, Michael D.Higgins, TD, vented his concern at the cozy relationship of the Guards and I-RMS whose personnel assault, intimidate and surveille with impunity and immunity in Rossport and the corruption of the law of the land with the bizzare arrest of Jonathan O'Donnell for "loitering at sea".

Earlier on in the afternoon, Garda collusion with Big Business was evidenced outside Woodie's DIY store in the Galway Shopping Center, Headford Road, when Woodie's in-house "security" thug, in full view of two Ban Garda ripped down our flag of Palestine and threw it on the road without demur or reproach from them and who then attempted to harass and intimidate us away from Woodie's with the "private property" canard and with the baseless charge that we were breaking Section 7 of the Criminal Justice Act - Woodie's and this fellow are habituated to sliming us scurillious contemptible charges of: "Cursing, swearing at and being abusive towards their customers ... blocking the entrance," and so on ad nauseam (see video).

Last week, the threat of arrest under Section 8 of the Public Order Act was the intimidatory ploy to cow us, in vain, away from malodorous unethical Woodie's (see Politube video to follow).

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author by TD - FPCpublication date Sun Jun 28, 2009 17:16author address author phone Report this post to the editors


Caption: All Unquiet on the Western Front : Galway Flying Picket

author by workerpublication date Sun Jun 28, 2009 22:17author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Jesus I am just after looking at a photo of Maura Harrington and if you put her on a broom you would have the perfect witch for Holloween.I wonder would she be up for doing a panto.

author by Observerpublication date Sun Jun 28, 2009 23:08author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Its obvious to me that you are very jealous of Maura Harrington because she is so intelligent,high principled,articulate, brave and selfless. You are clearly childish and superficial, I bet you never did anything for any cause in your life. The pantomimes are very suitable for your mentality.

author by Solidaritypublication date Sun Jun 28, 2009 23:26author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Observer, your obviously correct your assumption of an intellegeny, articulate brave etc harrington are entirely true, thats if we all exist on the level you do. You've obviously never left home, think the priest hood is correct and dont believe in contraception. Keep taking the pills!

author by workerpublication date Sun Jun 28, 2009 23:43author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Observer, you ask me did I ever do anything in my life for a cause.Well, I have to tell you I do. I pay my income tax to the state to keep unemployed people fed and watered. Now,some of these unemployed people are genuine, but others, like the shell to sea gang, never worked or would work in a fit.Hope you are happy with this answer, but knowing you lot I doubt it.

author by Fearblg - S2Spublication date Mon Jun 29, 2009 00:47author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I too work and pay my taxes just like you. I also support Maura Harrington and the S2S campaign 100% because I live in Erris and

know what's gone on here over the past 8 years. What I don't do is resort to personal insult as you did. It's always the first resort of the

ill-informed illiterates who occasionally crop up in these discussions. Either educate yourself about this issue or go back to your stuck-

together copy of Hustler.

author by Conor. Mpublication date Mon Jun 29, 2009 00:54author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Well, fair play ''worker''. You work, isnt that something, sort of like the majority of the people of the people in the world.

Dont get so high and mighty because you work, we all have, do or will work at some stage.

Also, just for your info. I spent the weekend in Glengad in the solidarity camp. The people who gave us food and water during my stay were mostly husbands and wives, farmers and fishermen and WORKERS. So relax with your criticism.

Why dont you check it out for yourself? You obviously have no sympathy for the campaign, so why bother reading this post. Probably because you have nothing better to do so you complain about something thats easy to target without having to reveal your identity.

Your a coward.


author by Mike s2spublication date Mon Jun 29, 2009 13:58author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I don't think its in the best interests of either of our campaigns to propose such an alliance especially as to my knowlege it has never been discussed by galway shell to sea.

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