10 August 2006 Edition
The Republic will be their monument
This year republicans have been marking the 25th anniversary of the 1981 Hunger Strike and this coming Sunday thousands will gather in Belfast at the culmination of the year's events in a massive tribute to the Hunger Strikers. They will be marching not just to remember the past but to assert their determination to achieve the type of Ireland for which the Hunger Strikers and their comrades sacrificed so much.
And what type of Ireland did they want? What type of Ireland do we want?
Is it a divided Ireland where Britain still rules Six Counties?
Is it an unequal Ireland where fabulous wealth exists side by side with deprivation and discrimination?
Is it an Anglo-Americanised Ireland where our national language continues to decline and consumer culture dominates young lives?
Is it a dependent Ireland where solidarity with the oppressed of the earth is replaced with subservience to the new imperialism?
No, this is not the Ireland we want.
Republicans are leading the forces for change to build a society of which all of us can be proud, an Ireland of equals, sovereign and independent, united and free, a Republic worthy of the name. In doing so, we continue to be inspired by the legacy of the Hunger Strikers. Their monument will be the Irish Republic
An Phoblacht Magazine
AN PHOBLACHT MAGAZINE:
- The first edition of this new magazine will feature a 10 page special on the life and legacy of our leader Martin McGuinness to mark the first anniversary of his untimely passing.
- It will include a personal reminiscence by Gerry Adams and contributions from the McGuinness family.
- There will also be an exclusive interview with our new Uachtarán Mary Lou McDonald.