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This category is for all the news items leading up to the march.

A State Of Chassis

Bernadette Devlin McAliskey giving her talk The Field Day Annual Lecture entitled “A State Of Chassis“ was delivered by Bernadette McAliskey at the Playhouse Theatre, Derry, at 7pm on Friday, September 30th. In anticipation of the talk, Kitty Holland recently

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In Memory of Sandy Boyer

The Bloody Sunday March Committee wishes to mark the sad passing of a Sandy Boyer.  Sandy was a lifelong socialist who supported and worked for the struggle for justice here without let up since 1965.   He hosted weekly broadcasts of

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Justice For Bloody Sunday – what Cameron SHOULD have said.

Justice For Bloody Sunday Five years on from the publication of The Bloody Sunday Inquiry, this video showing what the British Prime Minister should be saying about justice for the victims of Bloody Sunday was played to the crowd at

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Statement on PSNI investigation

What follows was issued as a Press Release by the Bloody Sunday March Committee on 29 January 2015 On the Joint Statement about PSNI investigation Before Christmas the Bloody Sunday March Committee launched an initiative in pursuit of securing joint action with local

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Programme Launched – ‘RESIST’

Eamonn McCann and Kate Nash at the Launch of the Bloody Sunday March Committee's 2015 programme of events to mark Bloody Sunday

On 14th January  the Bloody Sunday March for Justice programme of events  for  2015 marking the 43rd anniversary of Bloody Sunday, was launched. Eamonn McCann and Kate Nash welcomed the press and others to the event.   This year’s theme is

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Video of Ferguson Solidarity Vigil

Ferguson Solidarity @ Free Derry Wall This is a short record of the vigil held on  Saturday 29th November 2014,  by the Bloody Sunday March Committee including  members of the Bloody Sunday families at Free Derry Wall, in solidarity with

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Hands Up Don’t Shoot

Solidarity Gathering:  Bloody Sunday – Ferguson Members of the Bloody Sunday families will take part in a vigil at Free Derry Wall tomorrow (Saturday 29th November 2014) afternoon in solidarity with the family of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager

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Truth about the past is withheld

by Eamonn McCann On Thursday, Oct 2, 2014 Eamon McCann wrote an opinion column in the Irish Times. He started: “At the Tory party conference in Birmingham last Sunday, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers said she was hopeful talks

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Rundown of inquiry Denounced

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Rundown of Inquiry Denounced by Families The run-down of the police inquiry into the Bloody Sunday murders is just the latest episode in the British State’s avoidance of the truth about its own role in the Troubles. The new investigation was supposed

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End of March for Justice 2014 addressed by Stafford Scott

Stafford Scott addressed  the rally at the end of the of  the 2014 Bloody Sunday March.  He was introduced by Bernadette McAlliskey.  Here is a video of what they said: Stafford Scott is a community activist from Tottenham, London.  

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Context 2017

One World One Struggle

Bloody Sunday was inflicted on the people of Derry.  But it has resonated around the world.  It is a local issue relevant to people everywhere.

Over the 45 years since British paratroopers erupted into the working-class Bogside area with rifles spitting death at civil rights marchers, representatives of victims of State violence from both sides of the Atlantic, from Africa, the Middle East and elsewhere, have travelled to Derry to take part in the annual commemoration and give substance to the idea of 'One World, One Struggle'. 

The British Government still sets its face Iike flint against telling the full truth about the Derry massacre.  A long Inquiry reported in 2010 that all the dead and wounded had been unlawfully shot. Despite this, the Report stopped well short of proposing prosecution of the killers - and pointed no finger of`blame at the senior military officers who had sent the Paras in, or at the politicians who had connived at the assault and then orchestrated a cover-up.

This is always the way when it comes to the violence of imperialism.

Only the persistence of family members and their supporters forced a police investigation. We await the outcome. One reason the British authorities fear the facts about Bloody Sunday is that this massacre cannot be ascribed to warring Irish factions. This was an authentically British atrocity.

Past commemorations have featured African Americans, Palestinians, former Guantanamo prisoners, victims of police violence in Britain etc., as well as members of other families bereaved by murder here in the North, in many cases murder inflicted by State agents and then systematically lied about to protect the same undercover agents.

Lectures, debates and cultural events are highlighted, economic struggles, women’s rights, gay rights, the rights of the environment, and many other examples of`oppression.  We have commemorated, too, the killing of other innocent people by non-State groups - Dublin Monaghan, Birmingham, Shankill, Greysteel, the Ormeau bookies, etc.

We believe that the programme we have produced this year puts Bloody Sunday in its proper context, an extreme example of the fact that, commonly, it’s innocent people who pose no threat to anyone who bear the brunt of conflict.

The trek towards truth and justice has been long and sometimes arduous. But we keep on keeping on because the cause is just and gives good example to the one world in which we all struggle. 

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