Saturday, July 30, 2005

Peace Process History-Sinn Fein

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Sinn Féin – a century of struggle

Céad Bliain chun tosaigh

This book marks the centenary of Sinn Féin. It is a unique record of 100 years of struggle. This book tells the story of the Sinn Féin century in the words of Republicans themselves over the ten decades since the organisation was established. Lavishly illustrated, the book is one of the centrepieces of Sinn Féin’s centenary programme.

Introduced by Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams, the book traces the political history of Ireland from 1905 to 2005. It moves from the founding of Sinn Féin to the 1916 Easter Rising, the Black and Tan War, the Partition of Ireland and the Civil War. It speaks with the voice of Republicans in the subsequent years of what James Connolly rightly predicted would be the ‘Carnival of Reaction’ North and South. It gives an insight in the Border Campaign of the 1950s.

It records the struggle of Republicans through the Civil Rights Movement, the collapse of Unionist one-party rule, internment, Bloody Sunday and the long and tragic war. It reflects popular resistance to British rule, the heroism of prisoners, culminating in the hunger strikes, and the emergence of Sinn Féin as a strong all-Ireland political party - despite all the efforts of its opponents. Finally it brings us to the peace process and looks forward to the Ireland of Equals now being built by Sinn Féin.

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