Britain Out of Ireland

"The most powerful foe of labour is capitalistic imperialism, and in Great Britain capitalistic imperialism stands or falls by the subjection or liberation of Ireland"

Erskine Childers

For centuries the people of Ireland have fought for the right to decide their own destiny free from external interference. The history of Ireland has been largely defined by that struggle, as generation has followed generation in a never-ending wave of resistance to British imperialism.

For more than two centuries that resistance has been intrinsically linked to the establishment of an Irish Republic. And for more than a century Irish revolutionaries have understood that that republic must be socialist in nature if it is to deliver not only national but also economic and social freedom.

It is éirígí’s view that in the global battle against twenty-first century imperialism the only logical place for Irish progressives to channel their energies is in the building of popular support for Irish democracy and by extension, popular resistance to British rule.

By defeating British imperialism on its own doorstep the people of Ireland could contribute a devastating hammer blow against tyranny in the global struggle for freedom and justice.

éirígí believes that the most effective way to oppose British imperialism in Ireland today is through the building a grass-roots anti-imperialist mass movement; the objective of which should be nothing short of a total British military, political and economic withdrawal from Ireland.

With this objective in mind éirígí launched its Campaign for British Withdrawal in the autumn of 2007. The official launch fittingly took place at the ninetieth anniversary Thomas Ashe commemoration, a revolutionary who himself epitomized the unbreakable spirit of the Irish revolution.

As part of that campaign éirígí has produced and distributed 60,000 copies of the ‘They Haven’t Gone Away You Know’ campaign leaflet which highlights the reality behind the occupation.

On the streets éirígí have been to the fore in organising public opposition to British rule in Ireland. Please scroll down this page to read stories from the éirígí archives related to the Campaign for British Withdrawal.

 

Related News Stories from the éirígí Archives

06/12/12: Nationalist withdrawal from Six County policing bodies must follow highly critical report.... éirígí general secretary, Breandán Mac Cionnaith has welcomed a major report by the Committee on the Administration of Justice investigating the links between MI5 and the PSNI.....read more>>

24/11/12: Secret Justice? No justice at all.... In May of this year, the British government published its Justice and Security Bill, which should not be confused with similarly named legislation that already applies to the Six Counties.....read more>>

15/11/12: Leckey decision ‘absolutely shameful’.... Rúnaí ginearálta éirígí, Breandán Mac Cionnaith, has described the decision by the senior coroner in the Six Counties to halt fourteen inquests involving British state forces as “absolutely shameful”.....read more>>

14/11/12: Protest Against Ardoyne Court Ruling.... In July 2010, nationalist residents of Ardoyne, supported by a number of political activists, staged a dignified peaceful protest against the annual sectarian coat-trailing rituals by the Orange Order.....read more>>

    10/11/12: New ‘Know Your Rights’ Leaflet Targets MI5 Harassment....

    03/11/12: éirígí to highlight MI5 activities in the Six Counties at Belfast meeting....

    21/10/12: éirígí Announce Public Meeting on Republicanism in Coolock....

    15/10/12: éirígí Slam Newry Normalisation Stunts....

    07/10/12: British Army Track Record Speaks for Itself....

    06/10/12: Successful Anti-British Army Protest in Naas....

    03/10/12: Online Campaign Hits British Army Fundraiser....

    24/09/12: British Army Out of the K-Club Protest...

    17/09/12: Sunday Worst Misses the Point Shock! – Child Killers Still Not Suitable for Children’s Charity....


    07/09/12: A Decade of Centenaries for Historical Revisionism?....

    31/08/12: British Army K Club Stunt Will Be Opposed....

    21/08/12: Irony Lost on Greedy Cork Aristocrat....

    18/08/12: In the Aftermath of Ballymurphy....

    09/07/12: Britain taking steps to repudiate justice....

    22/06/12: Mac Cionnaith responds to announcement of SF/British queen meeting...

    21/06/12: Mac Cionnaith pledges support for victims of state violence....

    18/06/12: Truth and Justice – not Jubilation....

    01/05/12: No British Royal Beacon on Cave Hill....

    28/04/12: 22 Years On, Sam Marshall Family Achieves Progress....

    31/03/12: Sam Marshall Family Continue Demand for Inquest....

    13/03/12: We’re Not Spooked....

    05/03/12: More Questions Raised about Sam Marshall Murder....

    25/11/11: British Navy and PSNI Out of Dublin....

    19/10/11: éirígí Remember Volunteer Michael Hughes in Newry....

    06/10/11: Radicalism on the rise at Queens....

    17/09/11: RIR Stunt Will be Opposed....

    09/08/11: Ballymurphy Massacre – Set the Truth Free....

    30/06/11: Collusion and Cover-up – a truth not to be revealed....

    25/04/11: MOD Learns Its Lesson....

    04/04/11: éirígí to Actively Oppose any Belfast RIR March....

    02/04/11: Do Only Our Rivers Run Free?....

    24/03/11: RIR Stunts Will Be Opposed....

    28/01/11: Bloody Sunday 2011 – No Civil Rights Without National Rights....

    18/12/10: The Massacres at Ballymurphy and Springhill – The Truth Must Out....

    13/12/10: Traitors to Ireland and the Working Class....

    08/10/10: Cameron the Little Imperialist....

    04/09/10: Blair the Pariah Embarrassed Again....

    09/08/10: Successful Mountain-top Protest....

    28/07/10: éirígí to Reclaim the Black Mountain....

    28/07/10: British Army Still Closing Irish Roads....

    26/06/10: Successful Protest at Belfast City Hall....

    24/06/10: British Armed Forces Day Protest – Saturday....

    16/06/10: Ditch British Armed Forces Day....

    15/06/10: Britain Admits What the World Knows....

    07/06/10: Oppose British Armed Forces Day....

    30/03/10: Cáineann éirígí moladh Keaveney ar fheidhmiú fhórsaí na Breataine sna 26 Condae....


    16/03/10: Protest Against Presence of British Warship....

    08/03/10: MI6 Recruiting Openly in Ireland....

    18/02/10: Woodward Using an Al Qaeda Smokescreen....

    01/02/10: Bloody Sunday 2010 – Set the Truth Free....

    06/01/10: Ground British Heliopters Now....

    22/12/09: Welcome to Occupied Ireland....

    28/11/09: Imperialism by Proxy in Modern Day Ireland....

    16/11/09: PSNI Repression on the Rise....

    02/11/09: British Army Embarrassed in Derry....

    05/10/09: Brown Not Welcome – Britain Out of Ireland....

    14/09/09: British Army Recruitment Stunt Disrupted....

    03/09/09: Sasanaigh Amach as Fear Manach....

    20/08/09: British Warship Challenged in Dublin....

    14/08/09: éirígí Activists Board British Warship in Belfast....

    28/06/09: Right to Protest Suppressed by Riot Squad in Belfast....

    26/06/09: British Armed Forces Day to be Opposed....

    09/06/09: Oppose Britain’s ‘Armed Forces Day’....

    18/05/09: British Armed Forces Day to be Opposed....

    06/04/09: Honour Ireland’s Dead – Oppose British Rule!....

    15/03/09: Death Squads Out of Ireland....

    11/03/09: British Military out of Ireland....

    03/02/09: Bloody Sunday – 37 Years On....

    26/01/09: Bloody Sunday commemoration 2009....

    19/12/08: Normality? By Whose Standards?....

    05/12/08: Challenging Normalisation on the Streets of Belfast....

    02/11/08: Take the Message Back to Your Masters in Downing Street....

    30/10/08: 100 Reasons To Protest On November 2....

    14/10/08: British Soldiers Not Welcome on Irish Streets....

 

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