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Below you find older articles from 2010 in chronological order.

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Martin McGuinness: "Fundamental Change is needed in Irish Society"

Sinn Féin, November 28, 2010

KILMICHAEL, in west County Cork, is legendary. On Sunday, November 28th, another legend in Irish republican history, Martin McGuinness, was the main speaker on the actual anniversary of the famous Kilmichael Ambush of 90 years ago when 36 IRA Volunteers dealt a heavy blow to a mighty British Empire. And, as always in Irish history, there is a lesson in the resistance of the men of Kilmichael to wrong-doing and injustice that has a resonance today. Sinn Féinís Martin McGuinness made this the theme of his address. read more >>

Gerry Adams to seek Louth nomination for General Election

Sinn Féin, 14. November, 2010

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has today announced his decision to put his name forward for the Sinn Féin nomination for the Louth constituency at the next General Election. Mr. Adams was speaking today at the Edentubber commemoration in County Louth.

He said: "Ireland is at a crossroads. This state is in the midst of a deep economic and social crisis. This Government is probably the most unpopular in the history of the state. It is now implementing bad, deeply damaging policies. It has no mandate whatsoever for this. read more >>

30ú Comóradh - 1980 hunger strike

West Belfast Sinn Féin, 15 October, 2010

The 30th anniversary of the start of the 1980 hunger strike by republican prisoners in Long Kesh and Armagh women's jail who were protesting for political status is to be marked by republicans in Belfast on Wednesday October 27.

In west Belfast, white-line pickets will be held at the top of the Whiterock, the Andersontown Leisure Centre and Poleglass roundabout at 5.30pm. Falls republicans will gather at 6.30pm at the International Wall for a candle-light vigil. read more >>

Statement on the detention of seven members of Askapena

28.09.2010 | Euskal Herriaren Lagunak - Friends of the Basque Country Germany

We were horrified this morning hearing the news about the detention of seven political activists of the Basque organisation Askapena.

For decades Askapena has been active promoting international solidarity, in Latin America and elsewhere. On the other hand Askapena organizes solidarity for the Basque Country. We are collaborating with Askapena in this, for example with an annual Week of Solidarity with the Basque Country, organized by Askapena on a world wide basis. read more >>

There's no stopping 'Murph campaign

Andersonstown News 27/09/2010


The Ballymurphy Massacre families took their campaign for justice to Stormont this week where they launched a new leaflet detailing events surrounding the killings. The families were joined in Parliament Buildings' Great Hall by West Belfast MP Gerry Adams and relatives of those killed on Bloody Sunday.

Members of the British army's Parachute Regiment murdered 11 people in the Ballymurphy Massacre, including a local priest and a mother of eight children. read more >>

Basque Organisations Sign Agreement on Peaceful Conflict Resolution

26.09.2010 | Agreement, September 25th, 2010

Yesterday more than 30 Basque organisations, five parties included, signed an "AGREEMENT FOR A SCENARIO OF PEACE AND DEMOCRATIC SOLUTION" in the Basque town of Gernika (Spanish: Guernica).

Gernika and the picture of Picasso are a symbol of the long Spanish-Basque conflict. The foto shows the frontpage of the agreement. It demands from ETA (Euskadi Ta Askatasuna, Basque Country and Freedom) and from the Spanish Government an end to their confrontational strategy and to allow for a peaceful solution read more >>

Gerry Adams: Eta's ceasefire is a political shift

10.09.2010 | Guardian, September 6 2010

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams gives insight into discussions, which led to ETA's ceasefire. (Foto, An Phoblacht: Arnaldo Otegi, spokesperson of the Basque Abertzale Left and Gerry Adams, Sinn Féin Ard Fheis, 2007): The Basque group, drawing on the Irish experience, has committed to the democratic process. Spain must recognise that. read more >>

North of Ireland, August 2010, West Belfast Festival:
we participate in the "Walk for Truth" together with family members of the Ballymurphy massacre victims, who demand the truth about the murder of their loved ones.

11 civilians were murdered in August 1971 in Ballymurphy by the same British Army unit which was responsible for Bloody Sunday in Derry some months later.

Gerry Adams calls for release of Arnaldo Otegi

July 18, 2010 | Sinn Féin News, July 15, 2010

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has called on the Spanish Government to release Basque Nationalist Leader Arnaldo Otegi.

Gerry Adams said that Arnaldo Otegi's continued imprisonment made building a peace process in the Basque country more difficult:
"The continued imprisonment of Basque nationalist leader Arnaldo Otegi is not only undemocratic, but flies in the face of the most basic principles of conflict resolution. Arnaldo was arrested and imprisoned in October 2009 with other members of the Basque independence movement including Rafa Diez former secretary general of the trade union LAB.

Having been in the Basque Country many times and knowing Arnaldo personally I am convinced that his primary political aim is to bring about a democratic and peaceful resolution to the conflict between the Basque Country and France and Spain. read more >>

Fógraí Báis:
Seando Moore, a long term Irish Republican activist is dead

Oration by Danny Morrison, West Belfast Sinn Féin, June 17, 2010

Seando Moore died on June 12, 2010
at the age of 55 from cancer

"A former blanketman, Seamie Finucane said to me at the wake house on Sunday: 'This better be a good oration!' And I said, don't be saying that, I am rusty and nervous enough. And he said, 'Seando will be listening to every word you have to say and you better get it right.'"
(Danny Morrison in his oration at Seando's funeral) read more >>


Derry, 15. June 2010

The 38 year family campaign to prove the innocence of those killed and wounded on Bloody Sunday was vindicated today with the publication of the report of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry.

Lord Saville announced that all those killed and wounded were innocent and that all the shootings by British soldiers were unjustifiable.

Nobel Peace Laureates support conflict resolution in the Basque Country

Brussels, March 29, 2010

Four Nobel Peace Laureates, the South-African bishop Desmond Tutu as well as John Hume, long time leader of the SDLP in the North of Ireland, President of Ireland Mary Robinson, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and other international leading figures declare their support for the peace- and conflict resolution initiative of the Basque left wing independence movement ... read more >>

Impressions from Sinn Féin's Ard Fheis (party conference) in Dublin

March 13, 2010

The annual Ard Fheis (party conference) of the Irish Republican party Sinn Féin took place on March 5.-6., 2010 in Dublin. The theme was "Fostaiocht - Cothroime - Comhionannas - Aontacht (Jobs - Fairness - Equality - Unity)". The demand for fundamental changes of the Irish society was present in most of the debates. weiterlesen >>

Individuell Contributions:

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams: "Make Change Possible" : read more >>

Speeches on international solidarity:

Gerry Kelly, Sinn Féin: "Nothing is impossible in struggle": read more >>

Kattalin Madariaga, Basque Abertzale Left: "A message from Arnaldo Otegi": read more >>

Bairbre De Brun, Sinn Féin: "Solidarity with the people of Palestine": read more >>

"A game changer at Hillsborough"

Feb 18, 2010, North of Ireland: Declan Kearney, Sinn Féin National Chairperson analyses the Hillsborough Castle Agreement, which was signed on February 5, 2010 and ended the severe political crisis in the six counties. read more >>

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams:
Equality and partnership are central to all of this

Jan 23, 2010

The Ard Chomhairle has been meeting throughout the day and Martin McGuinness and I have been briefing colleagues on the detail of the recent discussions with the DUP. It would have been our hope when the Ard Comhairle was originally put back two weeks ago that we would have had something positive in terms of a resolution of current difficulties to put to this meeting. read more >>

Gerry Adams: A Family Trauma

Jan 12, 2010

This is a personal statement of Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams published in his blog on January 12, 2010. He deals with the difficult and traumatic situation of his familie after discovering that father and brother Liam abused their own children. Originally we didn't feel it appropriate to pubish anything about this issue, because it's a very private tragedy. We felt that Gerry Adams and his family dealt with the situation in a very dignified way, especially with allowing the victims to decide about how to proceed. In general the media in Germany dealt with this issue in an appropriate way. Unfortunately in recent days, Ralf Sotschek, who writes for the taz about Ireland, tried to use this issue for cheap political slander. Therefore we decided to give people a chance to read Gerry Adams own view on the issue. read more >>

Statement of Relatives for Justice on UDA/UFF decommissioning

Nordirland, Jan 6, 2010:

In the last 48 hours there has been speculation that the UDA/UFF are to announce the decommissioning of weapons. Relatives for Justice has been meeting and speaking with families across the North - especially in Mid-Ulster, North Armagh, and Belfast concerning these developments over the last several months. Scores of families affected by loyalists, particularly the UDA/UFF, have expressed a consistent viewpoint. This is summed up in the points below which are for the media and interested parties. read more >>

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