Tuesday, May 3, 2016

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The Broken Elbow Round Up (1)

'A round up of pieces from The Broken Elbow, the blog of Ed Moloney


Monday, May 2, 2016

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The N Word

The use by Gerry Adams of the pejorative term “nigger” in one of his tweets has seen his reputation pulled into a maelstrom of controversy. The Irish Independent, hopeful that it might yet depict Adams as a Grand Imperial Wizard in the Ku Klux Klan, has been quick out of the traps to label the Adams tweet a racist slur.
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Ten Brave Men Our Common Bond

Thomas Dixie Elliot argues that Sinn Fein is exploiting the efforts of the hunger strikers for opportunist ends. Dixie Elliot took part in the H-Blocks blanket protest that resulted in the hunger strikes.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

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Tributes To Sandy Boyer, RIP


From The Broken Elbow coverage of the celebration of the life of the late Sandy Boyer.


  • Thank you to everyone who participated in the celebration of Sandy Boyer’s life of political activism. Many people wrote tributes on the Internet, on websites, or sent by mail. We read many of these at the memorial event in Theatre 80 on April 17th, but we could not fit them all in. I would like to share these thoughts with everyone, so they are presented below, in the order that we received them. Thank you, Joan McKiernan
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TPQ Vacancy

Sean Mallory ribs TPQ about a potential vacancy. Sean Mallory is a Tyrone republican.  

Applicants are invited for the soon to be ‘temporary’ post of Website Editor for the much adored and in equal breath, abhorred website, The Pensive Quill.
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Squaring the Circle

From the Uri Avnery Column a discussion of a peace proposal from the Israeli President.

I Like the President of the State of Israel, Reuven ("Rubi") Rivlin. I like him very much.
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Kazakhstan. A Young Mother Grieves, Tony Blair Cashes In

Gabriel Levy @ People And Nature reports on a police massacre in Kazakhstan and a concurrent profiteering venture by Tony Blair.

Kazakhstan’s social media has been shaken this week by a photo that tells of a family tragedy triggered by the police massacre of striking oil workers at Zhanaozen on 16 December 2011.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

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‘The Bold McElwain’ Remembered As 30th Anniversary Commemoration Approaches

From the 1916 Societies Monaghan Republican and Ex-POW John Crawley with a graveside oration at the Easter Commemoration to Seamus McElwain in Scotstown.

Unlike many here today I didn’t have the privilege of knowing Seamus McElwain personally. I found out only in the last fortnight that he and I were members of the same Colour Party in 1980 but with all the activity on the day I don’t believe we had the opportunity to speak to each other.