Nuacht Náisiúnta
Date:8th August 1972
Organisation:Sinn Féin [Official]
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Commentary From The Cedar Lounge Revolution

26th November 2007

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.

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  • By: Garibaldy Tue, 27 Nov 2007 14:48:49

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

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  • By: WorldbyStorm Tue, 27 Nov 2007 20:15:21

    Hadn’t that been a demand pre-1972?

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  • By: Garibaldy Tue, 27 Nov 2007 21:17:06

    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.

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  • By: Garibaldy Tue, 27 Nov 2007 21:17:41

    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?

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  • By: WorldbyStorm Tue, 27 Nov 2007 21:40:55

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

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  • By: Garibaldy Tue, 27 Nov 2007 21:42:36

    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.

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  • By: WorldbyStorm Wed, 28 Nov 2007 08:33:14

    Done and done! Looks very good.

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  • By: Garibaldy Wed, 28 Nov 2007 09:41:31

    Good man. Look forward to it.

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