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PSNI intrusion at Clonard Primary School ‘Offensive, Unauthorised and wrong’

Posted in Belfast, Irish Republican Socialism, IRSM, IRSP, Police brutality, PSNI/RUC, RUC/PSNI with tags , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2017 by The Plough & The Stars

Source: IRSP NEWS!

 

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PSNI on the offensive, at homes and schools

IRSP Lower Falls spokesperson Michael Kelly has said that the party has in recent days received numerous complaints from furious parents in the Clonard area, expressing concern at the decision of a local primary school to permit the PSNI/RUC to enter and ingratiate themselves with children during school hours. Despite children being allowed to handle dangerous equipment, (including riot gear), none of the parents concerned were consulted by the school.

This afternoon Kelly said ‘The IRSP understand and share the concern of these parents at the unauthorised exploitation of their children, which is frankly, offensive, unjustifiable and wrong, particularly given the wave of documented harassment operations which have been mounted against republican families in the streets around the school in recent times’. Accordingly we intend to seek a meeting with school authorities.

TARGETTED HARASSMENT OF CHILDREN BY THE PSNI

The PSNI have in recent times embarked upon a deliberate policy of stalking local school runs both in the morning and afternoon, with a view to harassing, searching, and isolating republican families from their neighbours.The homes of local children have also been stormed by heavily armed and aggressive PSNI swat teams leaving children traumatised and psychologically damaged. School authorities will be aware of these incidents as they have been well documented in the press. They should also be aware therefore that to allow the same armed thugs access to what should be a safe space for children, risks retraumatising the victims of politically motivated abuse and aggression.

SCHOOLS ARE FOR LEARNING, NOT BRITISH PROPAGANDA

The PSNI are engaged in an intense political propaganda offensive with a view to isolating the families and children of local Republican activists, this involves countering images of their armed oppression with imagery purporting to show concern for child welfare. This amounts to no less than the exploitation of local children for political ends. The IRSP opposes such despicable practices and asks the school authorities to reconsider the practice of granting such people access to children

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IRSP lower falls spokesperson, Michael Kelly.

Source: IRSP NEWS

Shoot to Kill: RUC Death-squads & The Stalker Inquiry Full Length Video

Posted in death squads, PSNI/RUC with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 3, 2015 by The Plough & The Stars

 

Directed by award winning film maker, Peter Kosminsky, this drama-documentary goes some way to lifting the lid, specifically on the murders of 6 unarmed Republican suspects & Catholics in North Armagh within the period of a month between November-December 1982 by an RUC Special Branch-tasked HMSU death-squad, known as E4a. ‘Shoot to Kill’ also examines how the inquiry by Manchester DCC John Stalker into the series of state-sanctioned executions was constantly obstructed and finally sabotaged by the the RUC’s Chief Constable, RUC Special Branch and other British intelligence agencies who wielded considerable influence within the Thatcher Government’s Cabinet to smear John Stalker, removing him from the inquiry on spurious grounds. The Inquiry has never been published, lending credence to Stalker’s comment that they were a force out of control who acted akin to South American Right-wing death-squads who murdered suspected political opponents and civilians with impunity.

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Mairtin Mcallister

 

The RUC’s Forced Confessions in Ireland

Posted in Police brutality, PSNI/RUC, RUC/PSNI with tags , , , , , , , on November 1, 2014 by The Plough & The Stars

Video Source: The Guardian

An RUC interrogator speaks: Northern Ireland’s forced confessions revealed

“Hundreds of men and women found guilty of terrorism during the Troubles in Northern Ireland are planning to appeal. Most of them were convicted on the basis of confessions they say were beaten out of them by police. A Guardian investigation has uncovered evidence from former police interrogators that the brutality was routine and sanctioned at a very high level.”

Different name, same aim!

RUC/PSNI Guardians of the Ruling Class and MI5 Puppets

Posted in PSNI/RUC, Uncategorized on February 15, 2014 by The Plough & The Stars

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Despite the near daily appearance on local news programmes in the north of Ireland of supposedly family-friendly, jovial PSNI ‘peelers’ (often dressed-down and grinning like apes as they woodenly interact with the latest bunch of Uncle Toms from a working-class community organisation) they are really just a more heavily armed version of the RUC. After over a decade with a new name, new uniforms and of course newer, more lethal weapons in their arsenal (including plastic bullets), the PSNI still function as an imperialist counter-insurgency agency controlled by MI5..

As to qualitative change in policing in working-class areas of the north of Ireland, the PSNI is still engaged in widespread harassment of Republicans who have not bought into the Stormont mini-parliament or who have failed to sign-up for the thoroughly pacified community workers’ ‘safe-list’ The Irish Republican Socialist Party has consistently condemned the PSNI’s blatant political policing and continued harassment of working-class communities.

Provisional Sinn Fein who currently engage with the PSNI/RUC as part of the larger normalisation mirage dispensed with any revolutionary pretensions but Republican Socialists rightly oppose any accommodation with the armed wing of the 6 county sectarian state-let. Furthermore, as revolutionary Socialists they correctly view all police forces in Ireland as armed guardians of the Capitalist system and no friends of working-class people. Even in a unitary Capitalist Ireland, the police would fulfil the same role. James Connolly, the father of Irish Republican Socialism correctly identified the continued repressive role of a police force in an Ireland which had not achieved the economic liberation of the proletariat. In Connolly’s 1899 article in the Workers Republic, entitled ‘Let Us Free Ireland‘ he wrote:

“Whoop it up for liberty! After Ireland is free, says the patriot who won’t touch socialism, we will protect all classes, and if you won’t pay your rent you will be evicted same as now. But the evicting party, under command of the sheriff, will wear green uniforms and the Harp without the Crown, and the warrant turning you out on the roadside will be stamped with the arms of the Irish Republic!”

Under any kind of critical scrutiny, thirteen years of name change for the ‘PSNI incorporating the RUC’ (the PSNI’s official title) has been as superficial as the change of paint on their armoured Land Rovers

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