Left Archive: Peace With Justice, Provisional Sinn Féin, 1972 and 1975 July 7, 2014Posted by WorldbyStorm in Irish Left Online Document Archive, Sinn Féin.
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This short document from Provisional Sinn Féin was first printed in 1972 and then reprinted in 1975. It calls for ‘A British Withdrawal’, ‘A New Ireland negotiated by the Irish People themselves’ and ‘A general amnesty for all political prisoners’.
Its contents essentially reiterates Eire Nua (see here for the copy in the ILA). And it reprints elements of the ‘New Constitution’, the ‘Draft Charter of Rights’ and aspects of the structure of the proposed new government.
The above programme is an outline of the New Ireland envisaged by the Republican Movement. Its adoption will ensure that the sacrifices of generations will not have been in vain. Peace, prosperity and security can be secured for all our people and foreign rule and dissension shall be buried for ever.
Clearly the basic function was to ensure that the key points of Eire Nua were conveyed more widely than the original readership of that document.