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The Left Archive: “Nuacht Náisiúnta” and a message from Official Sinn Féin, and others, 1972. November 26, 2007

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Irish Left Online Document Archive.


I think this fairly well speaks for itself. Published on August 8th 1972 it is a two page newsletter from OSF with a message for the nation (this was donated anonymously as well – again, many thanks to all our unknown benefactors).

It’s not quite the United Irishman. But then, nor is it the Irish People which I’ll post up in the near future. There’s something oddly familiar about the language from the OIRA statement. Here is a grouping in that hazy area between conflict and non-conflict. But note too the emphasis on the working class…
And there is the Easter Lily at the top of the page. Strangely evocative.

As was pointed out to me, interesting to see “Saoirse”, the support committee for Republican prisoners. What comes around goes around.



1. Garibaldy - November 27, 2007

Most interesting bit was the demand for a Bill of Rights so early.


2. WorldbyStorm - November 27, 2007

Hadn’t that been a demand pre-1972?


3. Garibaldy - November 27, 2007

Not sure. I’ve mostly associated it in my head with a bit later, 1973 or so, but maybe it had been. Most likely my ignorance.


4. Garibaldy - November 27, 2007

P.S. Any chance of a post on tonight’s Hidden History, on those who make history, and which I won’t be able to see?


5. WorldbyStorm - November 27, 2007

I’ll do my best. Might not appear for a couple of days though… Hard Drive isn’t exactly working properly… or at all!


6. Garibaldy - November 27, 2007

Fair play to you. No big deal though if you can’t manage it. Would just fit in nicely with recent posts, and make my life simpler all at once.


7. WorldbyStorm - November 28, 2007

Done and done! Looks very good.


8. Garibaldy - November 28, 2007

Good man. Look forward to it.


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