On November 9th our friend and comrade Gabriel Mackle was arrested in his home by the RUC/PSNI, he was given no reason and had no chance to say goodbye to his wife and children who were left distraught and shocked. This is the reality of British rule in Ireland, question it and you will quickly realise its faults and unjustified presence, speak against it and you face arrest or internment.
This is not isolated, currently a Derryman Tony Taylor is facing day 620 in Gaol (prison), again interned, no reason given. We where involved in the campaigns against the interment of Martin Corey in 2010 and Marian Price who had licences revoked on the word of a British secretary of state. There are other recent cases too. How long must this go on for? That the life’s and liberty of Irishmen & women can be ‘revoked’ on the word of, what is, a foreign aggressor.
Behind all this are suffering families and for what? For far off Westminster and its political spin doctors to skim the cream of profits that comes with occupying Ireland.
With Brexit, Westminster have shown they can barely run their own country and yet we allow them ruin ours!
Support those who struggle for Irish freedom and call for an end to internment, whether direct or by remand.
People out there think these men and women have nothing to do with issues currently at play on the national agenda, weather it be Brexit, political corruption, housing/homelessness, health, education, water related or industry related such as the billions of euros worth of fish, oil & gas, gold, zinc etc etc, yeah we have all that in Ireland, and more, its all given away!!! Tax free.
On the contrary you will find men such as Gabriel the most tuned in and attentive to the issues afflicting the nation.
People such as Gabriel are driven by love of their country, love of their people, love of liberty, they are driven for real change.
Remember this, those who are prepared to make the greatest change often suffer the greatest consequence.
For whose end, for yours!
With many thanks to: End Internment – Release Gabriel Mackle.