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Bernadette McAliskey: 80th Anniversary Of The Fascist Bombing Of Gernika

Special commemorative magazine which was launched on Friday 21st April in Wynn’s Hotel, Abbey Street, Dublin, by Bernadette McAliskey.

Gernika 80 – Then & Now: the 80th anniversary of the Fascist bombing. On April 26, 1937, during the Spanish Civil War, the Basque town Gernika was razed to the ground by Fascist aircraft. - Bernadette McAliskey: 80th Anniversary Of The Fascist Bombing Of ...

Bernadette McAliskey - Gernika 80 - Then & Now Special commemorative magazine launch

What's Mrs McAliskeys views of the threats issued by people affiliated to the Trotsky Home Sweet Home campaign in Dublin, to have Irish National Socialists, 'ceremoniously booted off' protests in their own neighbourhoods in west Dublin?
 
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"On a recent night in Dublin, Ireland, veteran civil-rights campaigner Bernadette Devlin McAliskey addressed a conference commemorating the 80th anniversary of the bombing of Gernika – the small Basque town also known by its Spanish name, Guernica – during the Spanish Civil War.

She spoke of the current rise of fascism in the context of the indiscriminate bombing of the town in April 1937 by the German Condor Legion in support of Spanish fascists, a horror of war memorialized in Picasso’s famous Guernica painting."

“Our simplistic historic understanding of fascism needs to be challenged,” warns McAliskey, “fascism is not German, it’s not the Nazism of the Second World War … it starts in the heads of individuals with the idea that what keeps you disadvantaged is that some lesser breed has taken what belongs to you.”





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'I am sure that if the support of your family was sought then it was on the basis that they didn't have the same 'national socialist' bent as you do.

As for your support not being wanted for a protest in Jobstown - if you made yourself and your political dalliance known to the stewards then you would have been ceremoniously booted off.'

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'Our resident 'national socialist' has way too much time on his hands.

And by the way - his family are not responsible for his warped political ideas or the fact that he seems to have nothing better to do than spout sh*te on this forum (and probably many others).'

making waves;11163088 said:
I don't have a problem with people disagreeing with me - I do have a problem with 'national socialists' - and like most others on this thread you are the first person ever on my ignore list.
making waves;11134363 said:
Unite general secretary Len McCluskey, RMT transport union president Sean Hoyle, BFAWU bakers' union president Ian Hodson, Amy Murphy, Usdaw shop workers' union executive council, leaders of the PCS civil servants' union, members of Unison's national executive, and many other trade union activists have written to Jeremy Corbyn asking him to declare his support for #JobstownNotGuilty.
We must empower communities blighted by drugs, not blame them

It is easier to blame communities for their problems than to risk helping them


The National Drugs Crisis protest at the Dáil in 2006: the new national drugs strategy will be published this summer; it comes 21 years after the first such “national statement” from central government on drugs. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Legitimate pride

The majority living in the communities are not drug users, however. “Overwhelmingly they are seeking better futures for their children and take legitimate pride in the strengths of their community

The communities directly affected had “begun to protest, take action themselves and to press Government for new, more effective policies.”
Throughout, Rabbitte talks of involving and empowering those communities, which had “built up considerable, valuable experience” to tackle the crisis at local level.

On foot of the report, 11 local drugs task-forces were established – 10 in Dublin and one in Cork, in some of the poorest communities in the State – including north and south inner-city Dublin, Ballymun, Ballyfermot and Clondalkin, and north Cork.

Political risk

Of course, empowering impoverished communities is fraught with political risk, as we have seen, in the anti-water charges movement and the mushrooming of housing action campaigns. Far easier to blame communities for their poverty, for their drugs crisis, than to control the consequences of empowering them.

I do not know, but I suspect Dara would see in the forthcoming strategy a preference for painting communities devastated by addiction as moral hazards, to be contained and controlled.

I know she would be loud and unapologetic in demanding they not only deserve better lives, but also that they be empowered to make better lives, for themselves. - We must empower communities blighted by drugs ... - The Irish Times

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I'm tired of the disrespect on this forum towards me, I was confirmed with taking out seven paras in 72, I am a complete legend I am, yous are not worthy to tie my boots, now fck off, all of you Israeli trolls, sinn fein traitors, jew rodents
''I'm sorry to hear about that. Now, can you back up your claims off line? You don't get to solicit support in 2002 for Prisoners, and then give yourself a new name, and start dishing out threats like Spaghetti. Life doesn't work like that.''

Politics.ie removed the above comment, which followed the initial threat. The Bradshaw R,eport came out in 1983, and the Socialist Workers Party were not involved at any level, with the communities who led the struggle.
 
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I used to attend these kinds of public meetings and rallies as a teen in the 80's
Listened to Bernadette and Eamonn Mc Cann et al on many occassions.

Now I just see them as dull with the same dogma and rhetoric which is pathetically outdated in the current political climate.
Mc Alliskey in her quote in the OP, is clearly suggesting that those who speak out against mass immigration are "fascists".
Sorry, but I'm sick of this lazy and tired nonsense.


As for the Spanish Civil War, great evils were done by both sides. The Commies also carried out butchery.
We need to deal with the here and now and move the feck on.
 

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Bernadette supported the INLA/IRSP which shot Taxi Drivers in the back the Head for being Protestants.

Stop yappin outta both sides of yer Gub Bern...
 

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Bernadette supported the INLA/IRSP which shot Taxi Drivers in the back the Head for being Protestants.

Stop yappin outta both sides of yer Gub Bern...
I don't have a problem at all with people having supported the Provies during the Troubles but I draw the line at the INLA/IRSP because a large majority of them were psychopaths who joined them because the PIRA wouldn't take them in. She has this ugly Ulster Tribalism and yet is all ultra-Political Correct about everywhere else.
 

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As for the Spanish Civil War, great evils were done by both sides. The Commies also carried out butchery.
We need to deal with the here and now and move the feck on.
I have a large soft spot for the Carlists and even a small one for the Falange, however once he won even though they had fought on his side Franco was incredibly brutally murderous to both. When he died Franco handed over the country not to the Rightful Monarch but to someone from a line of usurpers who also happened to be a Freemason who handed the country over lock, stock and barrel to Washington.

Also most of the butchery on the Republican side came from the Anarchist CNT who were a massive force in Spain at that time and from even more psycho groups such as the Trotskyite POUM and the ultra-extremist Anarchists of the Friends of Durretti and not the PCE.

However there is no such thing as a completely clean war and anyone who tells you that there is, is either a fantasist or a liar.

You are 100 per cent correct that it is really stupid to go around pretending that we are living basically in the same world as that of the 1930s. Sadly a lot of Leftists do that which makes them worse than useless.
 

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I have a large soft spot for the Carlists and even a small one for the Falange, however once he won even though they had fought on his side Franco was incredibly brutally murderous to both. When he died Franco handed over the country not to the Rightful Monarch but to someone from a line of usurpers who also happened to be a Freemason who handed to the country over lock, stock and barrel to Washington.

Also most of the butchery on the Republican side came from the Anarchist CNT who were a massive force in Spain at that time and from even more psycho groups such as the Trotskyite POUM and the ultra-extremist Anarchists of the Friends of Durretti and not the PCE.

However there is no such thing as a completely clean war and anyone who tells you that there is, is either a fantasist or a liar.

You are 100 per cent correct that it is really stupid to go around pretending that we are living basically in the same world as that of the 1930s. Sadly a lot of Leftists do that which makes them worse than useless.

Actually, a lot of those the Communists killed were just those Anarchists. George Orwell took severe umbridge to that and wrote Animal Farm for revenge.
 

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Actually, a lot of those the Communists killed were just those Anarchists. George Orwell took severe umbridge to that and wrote Animal Farm for revenge.
George Orwell as a senior member of the Colonial Police in Burma. He also had a lot of bitterness about not being wealthy because his parents got him into Eton even though they were just upper middle class. We know that he spied on people after WWII but I don't think it is that much of a stretch to wonder if he hadn't been recruited into the UK Deep State before that. Poum and the Friends of Durretti insured that the Republican side lost the Civil War.
 

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George Orwell as a senior member of the Colonial Police in Burma. He also had a lot of bitterness about not being wealthy because his parents got him into Eton even though they were just upper middle class. We know that he spied on people after WWII but I don't think it is that much of a stretch to wonder if he hadn't been recruited into the UK Deep State before that. Poum and the Friends of Durretti insured that the Republican side lost the Civil War.

Ya I read Burmese Days. It does expose the British colonials unmercifully - but you can see he was an embittered outsider who really wanted to be an insider.
 
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