January, 2016

‘The Islamic State of England’ by Jessica McGrann

  I read an interesting article published in the rebellion papers from the New Statesman entitled “if the Germans conquered England”, which was written by an Irishman who painted a picture of England under German rule where exactly every detail fitted the case of Ireland in 1916. He mentioned how England would be constantly irritated […]

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The Easter Rising: how went the week?

Writing on the BBC website a week ago, Shane Harrison raises an issue  I’ve heard repeatedly over the past year or so: “The 1916 rebels had no democratic mandate, but it could be argued that nobody had, because there was no universal suffrage not every adult had a vote”. When I say that this point […]

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How to be a little less than gross

Person 1: What’s a gross? Person 2: A gross – that’s 144, isn’t it? Another word for 144. Person 1: Are you sure? Person 2: Quite sure. Person 1: (Pause) See taigs? Person 2: Pardon? Person 1: See taigs – I love them. Taigs. Person 2: Well, I’m glad to hear – Person 1: But […]

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THE BIG NAZI AND OTHER WATERY TALES

If you are looking through your window just now, shaking your head at the relentless gloomy greyish rain and wondering when it will ever stop falling, all I can say is that they are suffering a similar fate across the water in Liverpool. It may be a degree or two milder but the skies have […]

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‘Licensed to kill’ by Donal Kennedy

Among British commentators incensed that a former paratrooper is being  questioned by PSNI regarding Bloody Sunday is a former soldier with the pen name Andy McNab, author of BRAVO TWO ZERO. I was a librarian in London  when I first heard of the book or the author. If the creature asking for the book didn’t actually drag […]

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The Kingsmill massacre: why did it happen?

It’s not often I give a pat on the back to the Belfast Telegraph for its coverage of events here, but I’m happy to do that today. In yesterday’s paper they reported on the nightmare that was the Kingsmill massacre in 1976, when ten innocent workmen were killed by the IRA because they were Protestant. […]

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People’s Democracy march, January 4, 1969

  I’ve tried unsuccessfully to find the author of this timely piece – it appeared on Facebook On the 4th January 1969 – On a march from Belfast to Derry, the civil rights group People’s Democracy was attacked at Burntollet Bridge “The People’s Democracy decided to go ahead with a four-day march from Belfast to […]

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‘The Ulster Dickhead Association and the Unemployed Volunteer Force’ by Jessica McGrann

Once again, not my own words but that of a unionist in defence of the wrong-doings of the British armed forces. http://www.judecollins.com/2016/01/poppies-crime-and-criminality-by-jessica-mcgrann/ MI5, RUC, Army, Special Branch, 14th Intelligence Unit, UDA, UDR, UVF, LVF, WTF… all part of the same combined British military front, all supported in their day by mainstream unionism and authorised to […]

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‘Anthems and non-Anthems’ by Donal Kennedy

The British National Anthem has a verse which is explicitly anti-Scottish. It should also be anathema to atheists and secularists who deny the existence of a deity and also to those who believe in numerous deities.   The French National Anthem has a final verse so bloodthirsty that it might have inspired jihadists. Perhaps those who […]

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