Anarchist Federation in Ireland is part of Organise! Ireland. Their Ulster addresses are:
P.O. BOX 505,
Armagh and Down local
PO Box 547
web: http://www.organiseireland.org, Organise Ireland site.
See also: http://www.libcom.org/af/ireland/, old AF Ireland site
WE NEED INFORMATION ON THESE PEOPLE BELOW NOW!
From the 'Anti Racism March', Belfast 27 January 2004:
A red selling the pro-IRA 'Socialist Worker'. What sort of 'Loyalists' can mix with this sort of scum?
Above: The banner of the pro-IRA 'Socialist Youth' organisation.
Above: The banner of the 'Workers Party', previously known as the Official IRA!
Above: Anti-racist network 'chairperson' being interviewed
IRSP Anti-Racism Meeting (and the elusive Davy Carlin)
The IRSP held a meeting on racism in West Belfast last Tuesday where over 30 people heard a discussion on racism in Ireland. Unfortunately the invited speaker, Davy Carlin from the Anti Racist network cried off sick (we were delighted to see that Davy had recovered sufficiently to attend the ARN meeting on Wednesday).
In Davy¹s absence a member of the IRSP Ard-Comhairle led the discussion. He pointed out the links between sectarianism and racism and traced anti-Irish racism back to the 12th century. He drew out the racism behind the attitude of the British ruling class during the Great Famine and explained how one of the driving forces behind the Ulster Unionist case against Home rule was racism and how some unionists regarded the ³ Irish² as inferior beings to the white Anglo-Saxons.
The notion that republicans and nationalists could be smug about racist attacks in Loyalist areas was strongly knocked on the head. All of us could be liable to racist attitudes and republican socialists needed to start challenging sexism, anti-gay prejudice and racism in their daily lives. We had to live our personal lives by practising our beliefs and challenging prejudice wherever we find it. But we also needed to engage in mass political action against racism and so we should be standing shoulder to shoulder with all those under attack from the low life reactionary storm troopers
Anti-Racism Group Branching Out
THE Anti-Racism Network (ARN) is to set up four branches across Belfast as the fight to halt racist attacks in the city gains momentum.
ARN chairman David Carlin said members had agreed at their last meeting to establish branches in north, south, east and west Belfast.
"We felt there was a need to branch out because if there are racist attacks happening within communities, then they should be dealt with by that local community – by a neighbour, rather than an outsider coming in," said Mr Carlin.
Last night saw the setting up of the west Belfast group at Culturlann on the Falls Road.
The south Belfast branch will be launched on Friday night at Ballynafeigh Community Centre, with the north and east Belfast groups being established within the next week, said Mr Carlin.
"We are hoping to localise these groups even further, perhaps into areas, so that it will be easier to organise a robust approach to racism within communities," he said.
He said the ARN would also be establishing a branch within the Queen's University student movement.
Mr Carlin said that, due to pressure from antiracism organisations, and following the success of an anti-racism rally in Belfast, the British National Party had disbanded in Belfast.
PHOTOGRAPH REQUIRED OF:
Socialist Party / Youth Against Racism Ireland
Address: Coleraine, Co. Antrim
Address: 36 Victoria Square, BELFAST BT1 4QB
Phone: 028 9023 2962
Born in Hong Kong, Patrick moved to Northern Ireland in 1990. He completed his Law degree in Queens University, Belfast, having previous qualified as a Social worker. He was one of the founding members of the Northern Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities, which was set up in 1994. Patrick started as the co-ordinator of NICEM in 1996 and in 1999 became the Executive Director.
He is actively involved in the race equality campaign in Northern Ireland, UK, Republic of Ireland and Europe. He was formerly Deputy Chair of the Commission for Racial Equality for Northern Ireland. Currently, he is a Commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission. Patrick was recently appointed by the government as the member of the Legal Advice Panel of the Single Equality bill for Northern Ireland and the member of the Race Equality Forum of the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First MinisterPATRICK YU
74 BEECHGROVE AVENUE
028 9029 8157
Claire Moore of the Irish TUC and organiser of recent 'anti-racist rally' in Belfast.
Below: Information gathered has led us to believe this is Chris Henry of 'Socialist Youth' in Coleraine. More information needed.
More faces at an Ulster 'anti-war rally':