Tag: Republicanism

(Not So) New To The Parish #2 – From Norf FC to Skibbereen

This is the second part of a series of articles in which I intend to look at various aspects of Irish cultural and social life through the eyes of a foreign onlooker. It is intended to be a cultural autobiography...

/ 20/12/2021

The Spooky Saga of Dr Bassalat

Following a grueling imprisonment at Maghaberry Jail, the Palestinian rights activist Dr Issam Hijjawi Bassalat tastes freedom for the first time in 15 months. His case is one that begs more questions than answers about the practices of British security...

/ 16/12/2021

What is Our Socialism? The Economic Syncretism of the Provisional Movement 1970

The following is a 1970 statement issued by the Caretaker Executive of Sinn Féin, clarifying the ideological nuances and reasoning behind the republican movement’s recent schism as well as outlining the Provisional’s syncretic brand of national liberation and socialism and...

/ 13/12/2021

With Every Ardfheis, More Republicans Leave Sinn Féin

As the dust settles on the 2021 Sinn Féin Ardfheis, the Free State’s assimilation of the Provisional Movement is complete: Sinn Féin has trod the ways of Fianna Fáil evolving from a revolutionary militant party to a “slightly constitutional” party...

/ 02/11/2021

Which Irish Groups Made it Onto Facebook Danger List?

A month of outages and embarrassing revelations was made slightly worse for Facebook last week thanks to work done by The Intercept, airing internal documents outlining its deplatforming protocols when dealing with extremists. An anti-war publication made famous for their...

/ 19/10/2021

Facebook Clamps Down on Irish Republican Groups

Irish Republican groups have seen their Facebook and Instagram pages removed and supporters’ personal accounts locked in the latest move by tech companies against dissenters. As reported in the Irish News, the 32 County Sovereignty Movement saw its national page...

/ 23/09/2021

For All his Faults, Higgins is right on Northern Centenary

Michael D. Higgins has caused consternation amongst the John Brutons of this world by his non-attendance at a religious ceremony in Armagh that was to "mark the centenaries of the partition of Ireland and the formation of Northern Ireland."  The...

/ 18/09/2021

Four Generations into the Struggle: An Interview with Malachy Steenson

Image: Steenson addresses the crowd as an independent speaker at an IFP rally (source) The Burkean sat down recently with Malachy Steenson, a veteran of the Republican Movement with a long and storied career. We discussed Malachy’s personal and familial...

/ 13/09/2021

After Refugee Pledge and Anne McCloskey, Can Aontú be Trusted?

Pro-life republican party Aontú has found itself in quite a bit of hot water this week after a number of scandals causing a rift between the party and its grassroot supporters.  The latest of these scandals, which involves Derry GP...

/ 27/08/2021

British Intelligence is Still Up To Dirty Tricks in Ireland

Britain’s intelligence services have always acted in the shadows, unscrupulously. Turning people tout, or planting their own in target groups, have been the lighter side of their activities. Running public-facing organisations to coach the media and massage a narrative on...

/ 28/06/2021