Sunday, 16 September 2012

The poisoned toungue of Murphy dribbles again

 A response from the SRSM:

March for Independence on Saturday, September 22nd in Edinburgh

September 15 2012 --Glasgow, Scotland

It is our understanding that the Shadow Minister for War, James Murphy has objected to Scottish Republican Socialist Movement’s presence on the forthcoming cross party and non-party March for Independence on Saturday, September 22nd in Edinburgh.

He complained of pictures showing the burning of Union flags and “Terrorist Trials” on our web site. These are archives from the National Press, not from us. These old photographs showed members of different groups around the said flags. We do not have any intention of burning flags at the Edinburgh rally. We will be there as individuals carrying Saltires, despite Unionist objections to our national flag.

Quite apart from the rally having nothing to with Mr Murphy, or his Unionist Party, we shall remind them that the Imperialist Union flag is not called the “Butcher’s Apron” for nothing. We object to Mr Murphy’s War Party incinerating people in Iraq and elsewhere, plus the biggest incinerating Nuclear Terror Weapon of all, Trident, being based in our country.

Daniel Berrigan, when charged with burning draft files for the Vietnam War in 71 said: "it’s better to burn paper than to burn children” We say we would rather burn cloth than burn people.

Father Daniel Berrigan is a poet and a Jesuit priest who defied the law as a means of dramatizing his opposition to the war in Vietnam. On May 17, 1968, Father Berrigan, his brother Philip—also a priest—and seven other men and women entered the Selective Service office at Catonsville, Maryland and burned several hundred draft files with homemade napalm. The Catonsville Nine were later tried and convicted of destroying government property. On April 9, 1970, the date he was due to begin serving his prison sentence of three-and-a-half years, Father Berrigan went underground. He successfully evaded capture for four months. On August 11th, Father Berrigan was finally arrested by agents of the FBI on Block Island, Rhode Island.

Donald Anderson Organiser, Brian Quail Convenor.

Scottish Republican Socialist Movement

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