Falls - Diary of a slightly revolutionary constitutionalist
Gday. One had a bonza time in Oz. The people are lovely, so
trusting, so rich. Sold a good few books and had the chance to find
out more about Ned Kelly. I have no doubt that Ned was a proto-Provo
who would support Sinn Féin had he not been gunned down by
the peelers. Have urged an inquiry into Brit collusion in his demise.
Must write a piece for AP/RN about this.
Fell out with Babs de Brun about the European election. Bon
jour, says she. I lost the bap and said: Stop that.
You know my Gaelic is not as good as yours.
I have had urgent discussions with Tony B regarding unemployment
amongst ex-prisoners. I have demanded, as part of the review process
of the GFA, that all ex-prisoners been given law degrees. After
all, given the millions that people are making out of the Bloody
Sunday Tribunal, it seems unfair that our ones should be excluded
just because they didnt go to university. Anyway, many of
them know more about the law - and certain other events - than any
of the lawyers present.
sell this new initiative not as further example of the party becoming
bourgeois but rather as a new version of economic warfare; one in
which we can seriously damage the British Exchequer while simultaneously
getting a holiday home out of it.
Very depressed today. Its been ages since the Assembly election
and I miss seeing myself on telly. Cant wait for the European
elections and the opportunity to strut my stuff on an All-Ireland
basis. How do people manage without the sight of me day and daily?
Am delighted to see that the Free State Traitor Media polls show
that we are doing as well as Frere Rabbitte and his pseudo-leftie
Labour Party. In a straight fight between a reactionary party and
an incompetent party, the reactionary always wins. Were quids
in. Another Labour scalp soon to be added to my belt. James Connolly
would be proud of us.
Wee bit of unpleasantness down the town regarding some fellows and
a van. Have issued a directive that no one is to be seen dead in
anything other than a BMW, Audi or Jag. Image is everything.
Sorry to read John Kellys critique of the party in the papers.
Its always sad when old comrades disagree, especially some
one who has given a lifetimes commitment to the cause. Have
told the boys to go easy on him.
Am very excited about the boys efforts to have Long Kesh
Concentration and Extermination Camp turned into a museum. Am particularly
taken with the idea of a peace park - though wonder
if that shouldnt be pieces park; a piece of him;
a piece of her... Anyway, I have asked for a wing in which to store
my valuable manuscripts.
One of the boys, an ex-prisoner himself, said he would be honoured
to store my writings up his hole, just like the good old days. Im
flabbergasted by such loyalty.
book has been long awaited. Since 1999 when allusions to a senior
British agent operating in the highest echelons of the IRA began
to filter into public discourse, unease mixed with fascination has
permeated the psyche of the republican constituency. Many believed
and some hoped that once Stakeknife was unmasked it would reveal
a high profile politician.
by Anthony McIntyre
of my father Do
Liam, atá ag claoi lena dhúchas. For Liam, who is
cleaving to his tradition. Do Liam, nach bhfuil eagla air níos
mó. For Liam, who is no longer afraid. These are the book
dedications that Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill writes for me after
a recent reading. I have been talking to her in Irish for the first
time, having spoken English at our previous encounters.
by Liam Carson
Mercenary Armies Amongst all the bloodshed in Iraq, it is
hardly surprising that the death of one South African and the wounding
of five others in a bomb attack in Baghdad at the beginning of February
should have attracted little international attention. Yet the story
behind their presence in Iraq is an instructive one, with both chilling
and poignant dimensions. The dead man was Frans Strydom, a former
member of Koevoet, a notorious counter-insurgency unit that operated
in Namibia in the 1980s.
by Adrian Guelke
Falls - Diary of a slightly revolutionary constitutionalist Wednesday: Gday. One had a bonza
time in Oz. The people are lovely, so trusting, so rich. Sold a
good few books and had the chance to find out more about Ned Kelly.
I have no doubt that Ned was a proto-Provo who would support Sinn
Féin had he not been gunned down by the peelers. Have urged an inquiry
into Brit collusion in his demise. Must write a piece for AP/RN
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