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Struggle in Ireland

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Creator:Young Socialist Alliance Socialist Workers Party
Creator:University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.
Title:Struggle in Ireland

Alternative title: A Religious or Social Conflict? Announces: "Speaker: Bill Massey, Socialist Workers Party Candidate for U.S. Senate. Fri. July 10, 8pm, Militant Forum, 5257 Univ. Way N.E." Background information: "In 1967 the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association was formed to demand liberal reforms, including the removal of discrimination in the allocation of jobs and houses, permanent emergency legislation and electoral abuses. The campaign was modeled on the civil rights campaign in the United States, involving protests, marches, sit-ins and the use of the media to publicize minority grievances. The local administration was unable to handle the growing civil disorder, and in 1969 the British government sent in troops to enforce order. Initially welcomed by the Catholic population, they soon provided stimulus for the revival of the republican movement. The newly formed Provisional IRA began a campaign of violence against the army. By 1972 it was clear that the local Northern Irish government, having introduced internment in 1971 as a last attempt to impose control, was unable to handle the situation. Invoking its powers under the Government of Ireland Act, the Westminster parliament suspended the Northern Ireland government and replaced it with direct rule from Westminster. This situation continued into the 1990s." (Darby, J. (1995). Conflict in Northern Ireland: A Background Essay. In S. Dunn (Ed.), Facets of the Conflict in Northern Ireland (p. 18). New York: St. Martin's Press.) Note on date: 1970 is penciled and stamped on document.

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Subjects:Massey, Bill | Religion | Socialism | Socialist Workers Party | Young Socialist Alliance (U.S.) | Militant Forum | Ireland | United States, Washignton, King County, Seattle, 47.6062095, -122.3320708
Collection:Vietnam War Era Ephemera Collection
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Contributors:University of Washington. Libraries. Special Collections Division
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