In 1973 The Plough the publication of the Revolutionary Marxist Group, the Fourth International in Ireland published a very interesting article. Just after the Saor Eire prisoners in Portlaoise prison issued a statement, certifying their resignation from the S.E. as they believe it had ceased to play a progressive role.
Saor Eire Farewell to Arms.
The formation of Saor Eire (S.E.) was not a freak coming together of later day Buch Cassidy’s as some would have us believe. On the contrary it came into being as a result of the political and military controversies which took place in the Republican Movement in the sixties after the failure of the ’56-62’ Border Campaign. Saor Eie’s emergence was a single event for the Fovement and it for shadowed the more dramatic Official/ Provisional split which occurred at the Army Convention (Dec. 1969) and the Sinn Fein Ard Fheis (Jan. 1970).
Crisis of the Republican…
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