Scottish Independence March and Rally, Edinburgh, September 21st

RCN members, Patricia Kirk and John Lanigan were at the Scottish Independence March and Rally in Edinburgh on September 21st. Below are posted some of the images and film they took of this event. http://www.flickr.com/photos/45212221@N06/ http://www.youtube.com/user/TrishMaryHill?feature=watch (for other work by Patricia and John see Offensive Behaviour And The Independence Referendum)

HAASS Talks: The Illusion Of A Progressive Role For Imperialism

We are posting two articles from the Socialist Democracy (Ireland) website. The first addresses the current Haas Talks concerning the growing Loyalist challenges to the Peace Process in Northern Ireland. The second highlights Peter Robinson’s sectarianism and capitulation to Loyalist base, something Haas, the British and Irish governments will accept. 1. THE HAAS TALKS The…

RCN letter to the Scottish Palestinian Solidarity Campaign

The Republican Communist Network has given the Scottish Palestinian Solidarity Campaign political support, recognising it as one of the most vibrant and effective solidarity campaigns not only in Scotland, but in the whole of the UK. Therefore, we are extremely concerned to hear an accusation of a violent incident involving, a prominent member of the SPSC…

SEAMUS HEANEY: THE DEATH OF AN “INTERNAL EMIGRE”

Mary McGregor (RCN) writes this appreciation of the celebrated Irish poet, Seamus Heaney, who died on August 30th. Heaney was a poet of international acclaim. His skill and ability to convey emotions in words and images is exceptional. He was part of the land and appreciated its importance in shaping its sons and daughters. For…

US Hands Off Syria!

We are posting this statement from Socialist Action (USA), which takes a principled stance on US intervention in Syria. It also refers indirectly to the UK government’s failure to provide backing for an immediate US-led attack on Syria as part of the “coalition of the idling”. The Barack Obama-led march to yet another “war” suffered an…

Crisis In The Irish Peace Process

John McAnulty of Socialist Democracy (Ireland) highlights the significance of the recent Ulster Unionist challenge to the ‘Peace Process’. “EQUALITY OF THE TWO TRADITIONS” HITS THE ROCKS When a Sinn Fein commemoration march was barred from the small town of Castlederg in August, despite Sinn Fein’s role as junior partner in the local administration. Gerry…