FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
25 May 2005
Irish Republican Socialist Committees of North America
African Liberation Day Solidarity
On behalf of the Irish Republican Socialist Movement, the Irish
Republican Socialist Committees of North America send solidarity
greetings to our comrades of the All-African People’s Revolutionary
Party and African people worldwide on the occasion of African
For over twenty years the Irish Republican Socialist Movement has
expressed its solidarity on African Liberation Day with African people
around the globe struggling for their liberation and the liberation of
the African continent under Pan-Africanism and Scientific Socialism.
Ireland is a strategic part of the new imperial order that is
reshaping the world in its bloody image. Ireland was a staging point
for US troops and warplanes in the invasion and subsequent occupation
of Iraq. The Irish “Free State” lackeys have made a handsome fortune
charging their masters for this service. Ireland, a dominated and
marginalised country with the most exploited working class in western
Europe, is once again filling a role as a subservient partner in the
The failure of republicans and republican socialists to end the
British presence in Ireland is now plain for all to see. Ireland still
remains a strategic imperialist interest, which is being used to aid
in the devastation and occupation of Iraq. The failure of our struggle
can most accurately be credited to the rise and success of reformist
elements within the Provisional Republican Movement and the
marginalisation of the politics of the Republican Socialist Movement.
Like your brothers and sisters in Ireland, the African people of the
world are of strategic and vital interest to the imperialist war
machine. Whether you are used as cannon fodder in the American or
British armies, starved so your resources can be exploited, or armed
to fight each other in proxy anti-communist wars, you are the most
oppressed and potentially revolutionary people that exist. The
building of Pan-Africanism and African unity through mass
revolutionary organisations is perhaps the greatest possible threat
that could arise for the rulers and exploiters of this planet.
From Port-au-Prince to Belfast, from Chicago to Cork, from
Johannesburg to Derry, from Africa to Ireland and America, we are one
class of people waging the same struggle for human liberation, boldly
going forward in our shared struggle for socialism and the liberation
of humankind from the shackles of capitalism and imperialism.
Saoirse Go Deo! Freedom Forever!