Skip to comments.Opinion: There really is no excuse for a new Government not to pass the Occupied Territories Bill [fallen Ireland]
Posted on 06/08/2020 9:46:45 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Until recently, Ireland did not blaze much of a trail when it came to human rights at home. The 20th century saw plenty of shameful treatment of vulnerable people, normalized by a deep and often blind devotion to a religious institution that preached a message of compassion. [ ]
The 21st century has seen some improvements but there is still a long way to go. Recent events in the United States and ensuing Black Lives Matter protests have shifted the focus once again to our States reliance on Direct Provision. We are no gold star winners either when it comes to the rights of Travelers or people with disabilities.
Referendums on marriage equality and the 8th amendment to the Constitution in recent years have shown Ireland to be a very different place to the one that turned a blind eye to injustice for so long. Becoming the first country to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote, we stepped forward on the international stage to declare that we are a society that believes people should be treated with fairness and dignity, regardless of who they are.
By taking that step forward, however, Ireland now has a responsibility to continue to lead the way internationally. The Occupied Territories Bill is an opportunity to do just that.
Originally tabled by Senator Frances Black in 2018, the Bill would prohibit the import of goods and services produced in
illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, more commonly known as the West Bank.
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Ireland was a major slave training country during Roman times.
When do they pay reparations?
Hint: St Patrick was a roman citizen taken as a slave by the Irish.
The Citizen lives.
Yes, by King Niall of the Nine Hostages according to tradition, or one of his descendants.
When will Ireland pay reparations to the Black Irish?
Delavera was a Nazi supporter during WW 2
Indeed. James Connolly was not the only one by far.
Frances Black is Mary Black’s younger sister, BTW.
Dev had to try to explain away his government’s expression of condolences to Germany for Hitler’s death, and was not very successful. It certainly exposed the lie of “neutrality”.
The Irish loved the Nazis during WWII, that's why they were neutral. They wanted to see the Nazis marching into London.
Too bad Phil Lynott is no longer around.
The “neutral” bit had to do with not wanting to get punished militarily if they openly backed the Nazis and Britain won.
Lord Haw Haw was Irish (born in the US)
When Britain was in its darkest hour and it was threatened with starvation by the U Boat campaign, Dela refused to allow them to use the former British naval bases on the west coast to station anti-sub patrols. It would have reduced the Mid-Atlantic gap greatly.
Don’t know what he’d think about the Ireland of today. Maybe it’s better he didn’t get to see it.
One of the best rock frontmen, ever!
“The neutral bit had to do with not wanting to get punished militarily if they openly backed the Nazis and Britain won.”
Their neutrality was biased towards the British. If German airmen came down in Ireland they were interned for the duration of the war. When Allied airmen came down they were allowed to slip across the border into Northern Ireland.
Curragh Internment Camp held both Allies and Axis personnel. They were both effectively POWs in “neutral” territory.
These movements combine Marxist revolution, ethnic identity and anti-imperialism.
It’s the same old crap. And deceptive
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