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  1. Comment on PUP-Is there anyway back in from the cold?
    on 29 September 2013 at 2:16 pm

    One of the most promising aspects of the PUP in 1998 was it’s focus on the Working-Class people. Sadly since the loss of Ervine and Purvis, the party’s focus has changed to encourage sectarianism amongst ordinary citizens. Hence the PUP’s electoral decline in recent years.

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  2. Comment on Twaddell: A Camp Called Malice
    on 29 August 2013 at 9:53 am

    Last night, around 50 Loyalist Thugs ‘breached’ PSNI lines at Twadell and rushed up past Mountainview, Ardoyne & Nationalist homes on the Crumlin Road, shouting sectarian abuse at local people!

    There was some verbal exchanges between Ardoyne people and the Loyalists during the incident. Around the same time, a number of homes and motorists were also bricked by Loyalist Thugs from the Glenbryn area.

    In spite of, the tensions in the entire area created by the hate-filled Camp and regular marches. The Parades Commission have permitted a Black Institution march to parade through Greater Ardoyne this coming Saturday morning.

    The PUP/UVF Alliance seem intent on keeping the sectarian pot boiling in it’s sinister attempts to court favour with the populace in the Greater Shankill after last year’s murder of Bobby Moffat!

    All the Loyal Order’s need to do is to sit down, consult and have a genuine process of dialogue with local residents groups as GARC and CARA. Their failure to engage only inreases problems for everyone in the locality!

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  3. Comment on Unionism’s leadership deficit on display on a summer’s eve in Belfast
    on 12 August 2013 at 5:20 am

    @MalcomX,

    Typical revisionist diatribe from a Shinner whenever his argument doesn’t go his way lol. Rather than acknowledge the huge turnout and peaceful Anti-Internment march. He chooses to use lies, innuendo and smear against participants of Friday nights march & rally?

    Maybe he wasn’t happy that his Party didn’t get the same turn-out in Castelderg yesterday? After all, the majority of deceased Volunteers’ families from the County don’t want S/F invoking the ghosts of yesterday to promote their own political agenda!

    Sadly he claims that I have a dubious past? Maybe he should analysis Castlederg’s main Speaker’s recent past. When he chose to ditch his long-term Wife who stood by him during his lengthy imprisonment. In favour of his young Secretary whom he later married? Or is it okay to level false allegations at me without a response?

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  4. Comment on Unionism’s leadership deficit on display on a summer’s eve in Belfast
    on 10 August 2013 at 11:33 am

    Loyalist violence last night was inevitable last night given the unequivilent support given to them by the Unionist Parties. Who have failed wider society in the North since Xmas!

    As for the actual parade, its organisers, stewards & participants acted with dignity & restraint in the face of extreme intimidation and violence. They should be commended for so doing and they proudly commemorated Internment and those incarcerated as a result!

    The Media and Bloggers need to place the blame for last night’s violence firmly at the doors of the Unionist Parties, Orange Order and UVF. Once again they seriously embarassed themselves and their claims against Republicanism etc!

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  5. Comment on New media is forcing politicians to engage (and the way we will do politics to change)
    on 26 July 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Appreciate your kind words above a chairde. I enclose a link to my latest blog post outlining the facts behind the smear campaign against me….

    http://ardoynerepublican.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/brendan-clarke-sociopath.html

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  6. Comment on New media is forcing politicians to engage (and the way we will do politics to change)
    on 25 July 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Don’t wish to say much on the subject of cyberbullying but suffice to state. That in recent weeks, one particular constitutional republican wannabee has led a team of people to target me viciously through social meida sites Mick.

    To the extent of using the sudden death of my baby daughter back in 1991 to attack me online! Dispicable and unforgiveable but true. All in the name to raise their own political profile by slandering others.

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  7. Comment on Belfast No 3 District signals #Ardoyne as new Drumcree
    on 19 July 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Sectarian marches through the Greater Ardoyne community are not welcome, nor will they until the Orders and Bandsmen recognise and acknowledge that residents must be consulted!

    Local people are sick, sore and tired of bigots triumphalistly parading wherever they choose and spreading their hatred and anti-catholic, nationalist and republican banners, flags, music and unacceptable mistreatment of our community!

    There is a row of shops alright, but surrounding those shops is a large community who have the right to live free from sectarian harassment and intimidation from thuggery.

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  8. Comment on Republican dissidents try to kill police officers in Ardoyne…
    on 12 July 2013 at 1:39 am

    The attempt to kill members of the unreformed RUC in Alliance Avenue is regretable but predictable given the ongoing Political Policing operations in and beyond Ardoyne. Such as, attempts by them to recruit Informers, harrassment, intimidation and regular house raids. All under the guidence and management of the unaccountable MI5.

    Just prior to the ‘discovery’ of the ‘bomb’, two Republican Activists were stopped and searched by the RUC/PSNI. One of those being searched was brutally beaten by the Political Police and had to be hospitalised and had brain scans etc done etc.

    Luckily, one local resident witnessed the unprovoked attack and also videoed on his mobile. I have seen the footage and can attest to the terrible manner in which local Republicans are mistreated by this heavily-armed Militia on a daily-basis.

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  9. Comment on Parades Commission bans Ardoyne return for Orange march…
    on 10 July 2013 at 1:50 am

    The following statement was issued by the Greater Ardoyne Residents Collective (GARC)

    The decision to Halt the Hate filled display of Sectarian Coat Trailing Bigotry up the Crumlin Road on the Evening of the 12th July is long overdue. The constant pressure by GARC and the community of Ardoyne has forced the Parades Commission to capitulate from their position of facilitating unwanted outdated provocative acts of sectarian triumphalism.

    All futile attempts to inject a irrelevant an unrepresentative micro-group with a discredited agenda around a facilitation process into talks with loyalists will fail as the residents of Ardoyne will only except one genuine settlement which is that all Loyal Order marches through our area must cease forthwith and our community be allowed to live in peace free from unwanted Sectarian Parades.
    The people of Ardoyne have shown by their resilience that they will not be beaten or brutalised into submission as our proud community has shown it can defend its self against any adversity, GARC appreciate their continued support and unflinching determination to stop all unwanted Parades.

    The loyal Orders should now consider the alternative route suggested by GARC several years ago through Glenside Park for all future Parades and remove all future contention.
    As unwanted morning Parades are every bit as insulting and unacceptable to nationalist residents as the evening Parades are so the Orange Orders should consider cancelling their morning Parade in the interest of creating a peaceful and harmonious environment on the 12th of July.

    Issued by GARC Steering Committee

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  10. Comment on Zero sum game over parades continues between OFMdFM parties…
    on 23 May 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Regardless of how many reports are published and how many discussions are held in Cardiff or elsewhere..

    There are a number of unwelcome parades through Greater Ardoyne, Carrickhill, Rasharkin, Newtownbutler and Dunloy in which the Loyal Orders refuse to properly engage with local residents…

    It is this refusal which leads to increased tensions which often culminates in unwelcome trouble. The only way to force the issue to be resolved is for the Orders to be refused permission to march in these areas until they hold proper discussions with residents face to face! Otherwise, the potential for further trouble will always occur!

    Regards the amount of Nationalists who leave the North every July, particularly from these areas is massive and sadly it leaves more and more families having to leave their homes and communities year in and year out.

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