Bloody Sunday solidarity protest to be held in Letterkenny tonight

first_imgA solidarity march in protest at the decision to prosecute just one solider over Bloody Sunday is to be held in Letterkenny tonight.Local county councillor Gerry McMonagle says he is “devastated for the Bloody Sunday families over the decision.“I have read the report and the reasons behind the decision to prosecute just one solider and to be in makes absolutely no sense at all. “Our thoughts, prayers and continued support for their quest for justice remains as strong as ever,” he said.“I am asking everyone who feels the same way to attend a Solidarity Protest this evening in support of their quest for justice.”Anyone who wishes to take part should come along top the Station Roundabout in Letterkenny this evening (Thurs) at 6.30pm.Bloody Sunday solidarity protest to be held in Letterkenny tonight was last modified: March 14th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Smell the coffee at ShopLK and Kernans special event

first_imgShopLK together with Kernans are hosting a special coffee evening at Kernans Bistro & Coffee House on October 17th. With the recent launch of their Go Green reusable cups, the team behind the environmental campaign, wanted to demonstrate just how easy it is to bring along reusable cups to your favourite coffee shops and cafes.The event will give attendees a taste of the great coffee blends and bakes available at Kernans and will also provide an insight into the Go Green campaign. Attendees will be treated to free coffee, tea, baked treats, free Go Green cups, music, prizes and more! Places are filling up so anyone who is interested in attending should register through the Eventbrite link, kernansgogreenwithshoplk.eventbrite.com.The team behind ShopLK, an initiative of Letterkenny Chamber, created the Go Green campaign with a focus on reducing waste in Letterkenny. In partnership with Letterkenny Tidy Towns, Go Green will play its part in keeping Letterkenny tidy, encouraging customers to #GoGreen in their everyday lives and promoting Letterkenny as a greener retail destination.The event at Kernans is just one of the ways that members of the community can learn about the campaign and receive a Go Green cup. The Go Green team have other exciting events and competitions in the pipeline, and these will be rolled out during the rest of 2019 and into 2020.Leonard Watson, President of Letterkenny Chamber supporting the initiative said “We’re very excited here at Letterkenny Chamber about our upcoming event at Kernans Bistro and Coffee House. It will be great to see members of the public getting into the routine of using our reusable cups. This will make a huge difference to the local area and to the wider community in the long run. “The newly renovated upstairs coffee area at Kernans is the perfect place to host our unique event. We’re delighted that Anthony and the Kernans team are working alongside us for this event and we hope that it will be a great success!”Check out the event page on Facebook for further details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1129964337209129/Toni Forrester, Cllr. John O’Donnell, Chairman of the Letterkenny Municipal Area, Leonard Watson, President of the Letterkenny Chamber and Deirdre McIntrye, Letterkenny Chamber.Smell the coffee at ShopLK and Kernans special event was last modified: October 1st, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Quotable OR Tambo

first_imgBorn in 1917, OR Tambo would have been 100 years old this year. He is remembered as a selfless and accessible leader, as a man who cultivated personal relationships with people he knew and always remembered people’s names.OR Tambo and Nelson Mandela were leaders who inspired through their oratory. (Image: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterHe has been eulogized as an inspiration to activists. A man whose towering intellect was evidence of his broad ranging interests. He is also remembered as an orator who inspired who inspired loyalty through his leadership.Below is a list of his most interesting speeches from his time in exile.Acting as self-confident and conscious makers of history, as liberators, we, the offsprings of the so-called Dark Continent, destroyed and buried an entire historical epoch that had been imposed on the peoples of the universe by the ruling classes of an allegedly enlightened Europe and North America. We who were described as backwards became the midwives of the new social reality of independent people, the reality of the collapse of the colonial system, and confounded those who, having invested themselves with an omnipotent and omniscient personality, had thought such a result impossible, undesirable and even inconceivable.OAU Liberation Committee, Arusha, 10 February 1983We are one people today. This means we are recapturing our glorious past. We were one people. History put us together on this continent from time immemorial. We evolved together, shared a common African culture, traded with one another and dealt each with the other as human beings, whether in times of war or in times of peace, whether in circumstances of hunger or in conditions of plenty.Frelimo Mass rally at Bairro De Liberdade, Maputo, 14 February 1982As we look back over these past twenty years, our glorious martyrs stand out before us: men and women who made the supreme sacrifice for the people`s cause; fighters who stood rock-solid in the face of fascist brutality, refusing to submit; soldiers who fought from the frontline, fearless and firm in their conviction of the certainty of victory.on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Formation of Umkhonto We Sizwe, 16 December 1981It is true that man is mainly concerned with his day-to-day affairs. But it is also true that youth, by their very nature, are curious as to what lies behind these problems.second Pan-African Youth Seminar Dar Es Salaam, 5 August 1961The objective of our struggle in South Africa, as set out in the Freedom Charter, encompasses economic emancipation. It is inconceivable for liberation to have meaning without a return of the wealth of the country to the people as a whole. To allow the existing economic forces to retain their interests intact is to feed the roots of racial supremacy and exploitation, and does not represent even the shadow of liberation.60th Anniversary of the South African Communist Party, London, 30 July 1981The pursuit of the certainties of a bygone age has itself become the gravedigger of fond hopes that injustice could be rationalised into a system of thought, implemented as a practice and imposed as a decree and be accepted by the victims of that injustice. Illusions closely held for many a year, that white minority rule would last an eternity, are stalking all the enclaves of white South Africa, proclaiming everywhere that, in fact, they are illusions, fleeting shadows without substance.second National Consultative Conference of the ANC, Kabwa Zambia, 16 June 1985South Africa today is a country of immense inequalities. The bedrock of our perspective is our commitment to the establishment of democracy in a South Africa that belongs to all who live in it, black and white.OR Tambo in a statement to the Business International Conference, 27 May 1987 in London:“They (women) have a duty to liberate us men from antique concepts and attitudes about the place and role of women in society and in the development and direction of our revolutionary struggle.”OR Tambo: at the concluding session of the Conference of the Women`s Section of the ANC, Luanda, 14 September 1981Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img