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WILL IRELAND BE BLOCKADED?
England is shutting Ireland off from
all communication with the outside
world by denying space in English
ships to imports or exports from Ire-
Some people may ask why Ireland
bows so meekly under the English lash,
why she doesn’t buy at least one ship,
why she hasn’t had ships all along.
The answer is that Ireland is not
free. She is not her own master.
At one time in Ireland’s history Irish
ships sailed the seven seas and carried
Trish commerce to all countries. En
land saw that Ivish prosperity threaten-
ed British commercial supremity and
England took the necessary measures to
kill Ireland’s trade and her merchant
marine. Consequently, when, under the
Treaty of 1922, England graciously al-
lowed Ireland to do a small amount of
her own housekeeping, great care was
taken that Ireland should be prevented
from having, acquiring, or building “a
merchant marine, or even one] ocean-
going ship! Under that Treaty, the
Free State was given full responsibility
for keeping Ireland within the Empire,
but not an iota of permission was given
to build one ship. Specifie prohibition
was made that the Free State should
have NO ships, other than a strictly
limited tonnage of small fishery boats.
Because the Irish Free State is still
living up to that ‘‘midnight Treaty”
Treland has no ships today and she is in
danger of being blockaded by Britain.
Part of the Republican Program calls
for a development of an Irish merchant
marine—the Association of Irish Man-
ufacturers have long demanded it; and
when deValera was running under Re-
publican colors, he pledged it himself.
But the Treaty denies ships to Ireland
and because deValera isn’t man enough
to defy England and acquire one ship,
Treland is in great danger of being
totally isolated by England.
“Who is Ireland’s enemy ?’’
Twenty-four years ago a piteous beg-
ya ging cry (such as we hear today) went
/up from England pleading for United
States intervention in the first English
World War. England, and her fifth
columnists here, succeded in pulling
America into the war. Never since have
the English shown the least bit of gra-
titude—nor have they had even the
simple honesty to repay their debts.
On August 11th, 1936. Winston (But-
cher) Churchill, issued a publie state-
ment, part of which was as follows, in
reference to the American entry into
the World War;
“If you hadn't entered the World War we
would have made peace with Germany early
in 1917. Had we made peace then, there would
have been no collapse in Russia followed by
Communism, no breakdown in Italy followed
by Fascism, and Germany would not have
signed the Versailles Treaty which has en-
throned Nazism in Germany. In other words, if
rica had stayed out of the war... and if
nd had made peace early in 1917, it
would have saved over one million British,
French, American and other lives.”
Since our entry into the first English
World War was responsible for so much
dshed, would it not be
wise to stay out of this one? England
is beaten. If she knows the Yanks are
not coming she’ll give up. Write your
Congressman to stop all aid to England!
DOES THE PRESIDENT MEAN
WHAT HE SAYS?
We listened with great interest to
the President’s speech on the night of
December 29th. He mentioned Ireland
in the course of his speech, and he men-
tioned freedom, and peace terms im-
posed by force. Ireland. . freedom. . .
and peace by duress: an interesting ar-
rangement of words for Irishmen. Let
us give you the President’s exact words
before we make any comments.
“They tell you... that the U. 8.
might just as well throw its influence
into the scale of a dictated peace and
get the best out of it that we can.
“They call it a ‘negotiated peace’.
Nonsense! Is it a negotiated peace IF
A GANG OF OUTLAWS SURROUNDS
YOUR COUNTRY AND ON THREAT
OF EXTERMINATION makes you pay
tribute to save your own skins?”
We take off our hats to the Presi-
dent! Never before have we read such
a foreefully phrased condemnation of
the Treaty which England imposed on
Treland in 1922 under threat of exter-
mination by a gang of outlaws!
The Republic of Ireland functioned as
the facto government of Ireland in 1921
despite the gang of outlaws called the
Black and Tans. The Republic of Ire-
‘“__land would today be the de facto gov-
ernment of all Ireland instead of only"t
the de jure government BUT FOR THE_
“NEGOTIATED PEACE”’ which the
gang of outlaws forced upon her on
threat of extermination.
Did Mr. Roosevelt use his high of-
fices with the government in 192:
protest the English dictated ‘
which was forced upon the Republic of
Ireland under threat of extermination
(‘immediate and terrible war’’)?
Or is there one set of morals for Eng-
land and another for England’s ene-
But Mr. Roosevelt struck the right
note in his next remark, He said, ‘‘Such
a dictated peace would be no peace at
all. It would be only another armis-
tice. . .
We agree, Mr. President, we agree.
The peace that your ally (the gang of
outlaws that Ireland knows) forced up-
on the Republic of Ireland was ‘‘no
peace at all’’ but ‘‘only another armis-
tice.’’ The armistice is over now and
the Irish Republican Army has again
taken the field against Ireland’s only
enemy—England. There never will be
peace in Ireland until freedom is won.
THE MILITARY TRIBUNAL
In 1931 Mr. deValera conducted a
great campaign against the ‘‘excesses
of the Cosgrave government”’ and par-
ticularly against the Military Tribunal.
It is noteworthy that the very same
five men as formed the Military Tri-
bunal under Cosgrave have been ap-
pointed to the same post under deVa-
lera. These same five men are still
sending Republican soldiers to their
death, which proves that a Dominion is
a Dominion regardless of who is the
King’s prime minister therein. The men
are: Col. Francis Bennett, Col. Daniel
McKenna, Major Cornelius Whelan,
Major John V. Joyce, Major Patrick
ANNUAL BALL Feb. 8th at PALM GARDENS
IRISH CONCENTRATION CAMPS — 1941
This picture which was recently smug-
gled out of the Free State shows some
of the prisoners in the Curragh Con-
camp being exercised. Ma-
chine guns and Free State Soldiers line
the square within which the Republican
prisoners are allowed to exercise. Two
of them were shot last month in a dis-
pute over the lack of sufficient bed-
THE PUPPETS IN THE ACT
We dislike dealing in personalities as
such, but a time comes when it is neces-
sary to analyze the actors in the show
to demonstrate the worthlessness of
We direct your attention to an au-
thentic article appearing elesewhere
over the signature of James Brislane,
whose sterling record in the War for
Trish Independence would be a matter
of pride for any man. Ilis article is a
personal, intimate account of men un-
der trial. As gold is tested by fire, so
men are tested by hardships. Read how
these co-prisoners of Mr. Brislane
eracked under their trials. Unfortunate-
Ty tmey reveated the —tach—of—cotd in
their make-up; but those men today
are wielding dangerous power. They
are members of the Free State Govern-
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ment whose only object seems to be the
ruthless persecution and machine-gun-
ning of Irish Republicans. Their sordid
betrayal of their oath to Ireland gives
proof to the poet’s words:
“Unprized are her sons ‘til they’ve learned
Cosine they live if they shame not
And the torch” that would light them to
Must be caught from the pile where their
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