Statement from the Republican Movement, 15th August 1969
Date:15th August 1969
Organisation:Sinn Féin [Pre 1970]
Collection:Remembering 1969
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Commentary From The Cedar Lounge Revolution

17th August 2009

This document suggests a slightly different analysis than that offered by the August statement of the IRA. For example the word socialism is not used once and the demands are essentially process based, ‘immediate disarming of the B Specials’, ‘withdrawal of British troops’ and so forth.

What’s also of interest is the idea expressed that ‘we reject the call issued by some misguided elements of the NICRA for direct rule from Westminster and suspension of Stormont’… and ‘those who make this call have not thought of the dangerous implications… for the next step after that would be London doing a deal with Lynch and the unionists, and bringing the whole of ireland into a federal United Kingdom’.

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