By Larry Pinkney “Killing one person is MURDER – Killing 100,000 is FOREIGN POLICY” – Anonymous “I believe that there will ultimately be a clash between the oppressed and those who do the oppressing. I believe that there will be a clash between those who want freedom, justice and equality for everyone and those who … Continue reading
Following the signing of the August 2010 agreement with the prison service, Republican POWs continually attempted to resolve all outstanding issues. Despite the continued use of the brutal forced strip searches we regularly engaged with political parties and groups who showed an interest in bringing a resolution to the impasse. This process of dialogue lasted … Continue reading
Documentary about the escape of 38 IRA POWs from Longkesh on September 25th 1983.
On 12th September 1918 US socialist leader Eugene Debs was found guilty of sedition for speaking out against the 1914-1918 War during his famous speech in Canton, Ohio. Debs called no defence witnesses at his trial, instead he asked only that he be allowed to address the court. During a two hour speech he said. … Continue reading
By Kiilu Nyasha “As a slave, the social phenomenon that engages my consciousness is, of course, revolution.” - George L. Jackson The Revision of Black August 2012 marks the 33rd anniversary of Black August, first organized to honor our fallen freedom fighters, George and Jonathan Jackson, James McClain, William Christmas, Khatari Gaulden, and sole survivor of the … Continue reading
Republicans from across Scotland are gathering today in Glasgow for the annual Hunger Strike March. The culmination of prison protest that began in 1976, the 1981 hunger strike is one of the most significant events in Irish history and recognised to have moved Ireland’s struggle for freedom onto a new level both internationally and in … Continue reading
Fascinating interview with former Black Panther, and 107 Cowgate contributor, Larry Pinkney. Larry discusses the origins of the Black Panther Party, COINTELPRO and his time as a political prisoner.
By Sandy Boyer Marian Price has been imprisoned in Northern Ireland for more than a year on the basis of secret evidence neither she nor her lawyers have been allowed to see. She is effectively interned without a trial, sentence, or release date. Unless the courts intervene, she will only be released by order of … Continue reading
This year’s International Solidarity Week with the Basque Country starts this Saturday with events around the world. As part of this years events there will be two public meetings in Scotland. Both will feature a speaker from the Basque Country giving an update on the political situation. These will be important events for all those interesting in … Continue reading