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Paul Larkin

Chroniclers are privileged to enter where they list, to come and go through keyholes, to ride upon the wind, to overcome in their soarings up and down, all obstacles of distance, time and place.
Charles Dickens - Barnaby Rudge, Chapter The Ninth

Words of consolation when we must grieve for a dead child

Recent events in Belgium and Australia have sickened every sane parent whose greatest fear is that something would happen to a child of his or hers.

I personally find it very very difficult to face the awful fact that there are people in this world who would hurt, indeed murder, a child. The modern approach is to allude to some sort of psychological warping on the part of the perpetrators of such heinous deeds to explain their actions. I am sure that this is sometimes the case but I also believe that conscious evil is abroad in this world and that it must be actively fought. I am not talking about the caricature of some hairy guy with red skin horns but about a group of people who consciously choose evil. This concept is in all cultures and in all times. An Fear Dorcha - The Evil One

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Celebration of life of BOB DOYLE & Comrades - Celebraciones por las vidas de BOB DOYLE y sus camaradas : Dublin Sat 14 feb '09

I ndíl cuimhne - In fond memory of Volunteer Bob Doyle - No Pasarán -Laboremos por el bienestar del mundo - (Still fighting for a better world)

A chairde fuair mé an teachtaireacht seo ón ealaíontóir Oisín Breatnach - Comrades. friendes - I received this message via the artist Oisín Breatnach.

Glacaigí páirt agus tugaigí ómós do na laochra a fuair bás sa Spáin agus iad ag troid in éadan na faisistí.
Take part and pay homage to our heroes who died in Spain fighting the fascists.

Celebration of life of BOB DOYLE & Comrades - Celebraciones por las vidas de BOB DOYLE y sus camaradas : Dublin Sat 14 feb '09

As many of you already know, Bob Doyle, last surviving Irish soldier of the International
Brigades died last week, on the night of Thursday/Friday 22-23rd January 2009, just 3
weeks short of his 93rd birthday, after several weeks illness, in hospital... Léigh an t-alt uilig - Read Full Article....

Reactions to my Boycott Israel Blog

Understandably, my Boycott Israel blog (see below) provoked a big response. A lot of people who know me personally tend to mail me directly rather than posting onto Cic Saor.

So as to avoid a dialogue of the deaf, where both sides just have their own position and never consider the conflicting views of others, I am publishing two negative comments and one which supports what I said. None of the contributors wanted to be identified so I quote them anonymously:

I cannot agree with the proposal (of a boycott of Israel) no matter that I find what is going on in Gaza repulsive. In the Netherlands, Muslim youth are going on the streets shouting for Hitler and calling for Jews to be gassed. Similar shit was being shouted at the demonstration in Manchester a couple of weeks ago.
I would love to discuss this with you over a few pints of... Léigh an t-alt uilig - Read Full Article....

Remember Captain Boycott – Boycott Israel.

Baghcatáil Israel - Boycott Israel

A chairde, mo leathbhádóirí, comrades, friends, even if you don’t have time or the inclination to read the rest of this article, please join the BOYCOTT, DIVESTMENT AND SANCTIONS movement. It will make a difference – scaip an scéal- spread the word. Go to –

Má thaispeánann achan nduine a léann an t-alt seo do cúigear Gael eile agus ar aghaidh mar sin, tá gluaiseacht againn.
If every person who reads this article shows it to five others and gives the same message, we have a movement.

(50.000 Gaza children suffered malnutrition from Israeli blockade BEFORE Israeli attack – UN Report.)


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