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A TEST OF SINCERITY
Many of the Irish-American papers
have told of the plight of the Republi-
can Prisoners in the Six Counties, par-
ticularly of those who have been in-
humanly confined on the prison ship
RAWDAIL anchored a mile off shore at
Many prominent Irish men and wo-
men have protested these imprison-
ments in the Six Counties. But these
men have been jailed because they are
trying to free, not the Six Counties,
but the 32 Counties from the English
Unless you believe in the cause for
which these men are so willing to suf-
fer, yes even die, why should you pro-
test when the Six County ‘‘Govern-
ment’? rushes them off to prison ships
or to coucentration camps? And, if you
do protest, and vightfully so, can you
gloss over the same conditious in the so
Can a man or woman be sincere in
protesting the cruel treatment that Re-
publican Prisoners receive in one part
oftreland and-in-not-protesting when
an prisoners receive that same
treatment in another part of Ireland?
Especially when we recall that, cruel
though treatment meted out in the Six
Counties is, the Republican prisoners
south of the border have been handled
even more harshly and brutally. Two
were shot last month: others in Mount-
joy Prison are dangerously ill beeause
of bad food and rough discipline.
Two Republican prisoners died on
hunger-strike in the 26 Counties.
Father O'Hara of the Carmelites
charges that the ‘‘Free’’ State Govern-
ment deliberately murdered them. Two
others were executed last month. Thou-
sands of others, are suffering in Mount-
Joy, Cork City, and the Curragh. Even
women have not escaped the blind fury
and vindictiveness of the ‘‘Free’’ State.
(See letter in fast month's paper from woman
prisoner, Annie O'Farrelly.)
Let us be sincere. When we condemn
one devil, let us have the courage of
mind to condemn the other. If we are
sincere we will condemn wrong and
brutality wherever it appears. Because
evil is done by one whom once we loved
and respected as’ the inearnation of our
hopes, is no reason for condoning it.
We must remember no matter how bad
conditions the Six Counties,
truly it is a devil era below the border
where men are shot, tortured and starv-
ed because they would have Ireland
“free and Gaelic, Gaelie and free.’’
SOLDIERS OF FREEDOM
The memory of Ireland’s martyrs
has always served to keep alive the
faith in Treland’s future. We know she
will one day be a free and mighty na-
tion, We know that, if the wholeheart-
ed support of only half of the Irish in
America be given to the Irish Republi-
can Army, we shall have freedom soon.
Meanwhile, we are thankful to God
who in His infinite wisdom raises up
martyrs to inspire us to continue this
fight until Ireland is free. No man will
die for an untruth or an injustice. But
Ireland always shall have men to dic
for her, Her cause is justest of the just.
She has a right to be free. She shall be
1940 has given Ireland six martyrs
who are worthy of Pearse, Emmet, and
Tone, February saw hanging o
Peter Barnes and James MaeCormick.
April—always a month of pride for
Irish Republican—saw the callous star-
vation of 25 year old John MacNeela
and 382 year old Antony D’Arey in
Mountjoy. September saw the murder
by the ‘‘Free’’ State authorities of 46
year old Patrick MaeGrath and 25 year
old Thomas Hart in Mountjoy Prison.
We grieve not for these men. Their
sacrifice shall not have been in vain.
We solemnly promise that. They knew
their duty, and with simple heroie de-
votion they lived up to it. To those who
would mourn, we say, ‘‘Weep not for
these, but for them that have fallen
away from their oath, for theirs is the
Over the graves of these noble men,
we ask Almighty God to give us the
strength to do our duty as He gave
these heroes to do their
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LIVERPOOL SERIOUSLY DAMAGED
(Special to The Irish Republic)
A special report brought to the at-
tention of this paper discloses the fact
that many of the English ports are in
virtual ruins. The Liverpool Docks are
seriously damaged despite the fact that
they have not suffered a fraction of the
bombing that the London Port has.
Ships are forced to unload into tenders
in midstream and the port channel is
studded with wreeks. The Liverpool
Cotton Exchange has also been closed.
Tyrone’s glorious son is laid to rest:
In Holy Cross Cemetery he sleeps among the blest.
Tread gently o’er this hallowed ground —
A patriot sleeps beneath the mound,
MeGarrity, Ireland’s Champion, Dauntless Joe.
He worked to build for Ireland, Mighty Joe!
He gave all he’d built, to Ireland, Generous Joe!
His strength, his skill, his wealth,
His love and native health
With never a selfish thought, Bountiful Joe!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Faithful Joe!
Our sons will all salute you, Stalwart Joe!
The brave who fight for Ireland —
Your grand and glorious sireland —
Gain strength from having known you, Peerless Joe!
Your bed will be cared for by Trish hands
As tenderly as if you were home.
This free land of America stands guard o’er your shrine
To welcome the countless who'll come.
They'll kneel over you always
While you commune
The Gaels in your Ireland will remember you, Joe,
When facing the enemy,
They'll keep on striking, each, one extra blow
In memory of MeGarrity, Ireland’s Joe.
AMERICAN DEFENSE WEAKENED
OTTAWA.—The defense program of
the United States been further
weakened by the delivery to Canada of
37 U. S. Army Tanks. Publie protest
to Congress against the stripping of
STARVING, VS. SINKING, CHILDREN.
Children are beautiful creatures,
created to be loved. We were taught
that by our God-made-Man Who, even
after an exhausting day, could say
“Suffer the children to come unto
We all love children: and we love
them regardless of color, race or creed.
We love them simply and solely be-
cause they are children—creatures of
It is hard, therefore, to believe that
any human being could wish to bring
suffering or hardships upon children,
any children. To a genuine human bear-
ing the hall-mark of his Creator, to a
man who has not become a monster,
the pain and mangling which war in-
fliets upon helpless children is the most
detestable thing about Such a
man feels his heart torn in agony at
the sight of the suffering of the Inno-
cents. And a true man makes no dis-
tinction as to the raee, creed or color
of the children. Only a monster could
We find it impossible then, to under-
stand the attitude of many, apparently
human beings who, bewailing the fate
of British children bombed in London
or sunk at sea, can, nevertheless, look
with complacency, if not approval, up-
on the British bombing of German chil-
dren and, what is worse, upon the Bri-
tish starvation of neutral children. The
crime is even more repulsive when we
remember that these hungry children
are the children of France, Belgium,
Norway—nations that bore the heavy
toll of battle and gave their sons that
England might have time to prepare.
These peculiar, apparently human,
beings profess to be shocked at pictures
of bomb-torn English children: they
are not moved by the same sight in
Berlin. Can we eall such peope honest?
Is a British child
greater value than a German one or a
French one that the British mangling
of the one or the British starvation of
the other should leave us unmoved?
innately of such
These people are not interested in
children as such: their only interest is
England and possibly their investments
in the English Empire. To serve that
end they will prostitute the noblest of
human feelings; they will use innocent
war victims as atrocity propaganda —
to outlaw war? — No! Use them to en-
tice America into the war that we may
not only have a fiendish share in the
English starvation of neutral children,
but that we may lend our effective aid
to blasting, ripping and tearing the
soft bodies of the children of England’s
enemies, be they Japanese, Italian or
The question of whether America
should stifle its humanitarianism and
close its heart to the hungry eries of
French, Belgian and Norwegian chil-
dren, is a test of our sanity. Can we
deny surplus foodstuffs to starving
neutral families while we ship alleged
“‘surplus’’ war materials to one of the
belligerents? Can we say that feeding
conquered children will
war when the same argument could be
used against sending English children
to refuge in America?
America cannot listen to people who
regard children only for their propa-
ganda value, who would vindictively
starve children of their former, more
valorous, allies! America has a reputa-
tion. America has Christian charity!
Write your Congressman. Let him
know your feelings.
you'll never be alone
your brothers from
the Sassenach foe:
our vital defenses is expected to rise
after this becomes known, particularly
when the citizens reeall how the troops
in training at Plattsburgh and other
camps this summer were compelled to
use trucks in their maneuvers because
of the supposed ‘‘shortage’’ of tanks.
The tanks were delivered to Camp Bor-
den and commissioned by the Cana-
dian Col. F. F. Worthington.
IRISH T.D.’s HOME RAIDED!
CORK, TRELAND.-On June 3rd of
this year an armed force of Free State
military broke into the home of one of
their own Dail Representatives—a Mr.
J. Murley of Mt. Pleasant Road, Cork.
A rigourous search was carried out
at 5 A. M. foreing the people out of
their beds. The only information given
the Free State Representative was that
his house was being searched in accord-
ance with the Coercion Act of 1925!
It’s clear, from this incident among
others, that all is not peace and honey
in Ireland, Not everyone apparently is
content with Dominion status when the
government has to raid the houses of
even their own Deputies!
And don’t such actions show up the
pretenders who were supposed to bring
in a new ‘‘Constitution’’? doing away
with all the coercion acts of the Free
State from 1922 to 1931!
JAMES STEPHENS SELLS OUT
DUBLIN—James Stephens, once well
known Irish writer, has enlisted his pen
in the aid of England ‘‘for the dura-
tion’’. This act of apostasy has not been
well received amongst the Irish people
generally, though it is eonceded that
certain people in the Dublin govern-
ment are pleased.
Stephens is igned a few minutes
over the B.B.C. short wave program.
Fond of using ‘‘we’’ when speaking of
the English stand.
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