American Support For Irish Republican Asylum Seekers In San Francisco

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Though it never gained the activist reputation of places like New York, Boston, Philadelphia or Chicago, throughout the three-decade history of the so-called Troubles or colonial conflict in the British occupied north-east of Ireland, the city of San Francisco generated a small but dedicated network of Irish republican supporters. A network with roots dating back to the late-19th century and revolutionary movements such as the Fenian Brotherhood of America and Clan na Gael as well as several fraternal or charitable organisations. From this politically-charged environment emerged such luminaries as the father of American Gonzo journalism, the newspaper editor Warren Hinckle, and the itinerant writer John Dolan, better known to some readers as the online polemicist, the War Nerd. As the American wire agency, UPI, noted back in February 1994 on the legal problems of a group of asylum seekers known as the H-Block Four:

In San Francisco’s Irish neighborhoods…

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