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 the end of the 2015 Bloody Sunday March.

This year’s march was led by twin banners one showing solidarity with the people of Ferguson (where Michael Brown was recently shot dead by police) declaring simply #BlackLivesMatter and one from the Bloody Sunday families.
The guest speakers at the march were Patrisse Cullors  founder of Dignity and Power Now and co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter, she has worked promoting law enforcement accountability across the USA and the anti-austerity, anti-water charges campaigner Clare Daly, independent socialist TD for Dublin North.

As a online version of this solidarity,  links to the video above were posted to Twitter under the joint hash tags #BlackLivesMatter and #DerryLivesMatter.  If you are a Twitter or Facebook user we invite you to retweet that message or post your own comments and photographs of the march with those twin hashtags.  Lets get those hashtags trending!!

Bloody Sunday march 2015 reaches Guildhall Square

Bloody Sunday march 2015 reaches Guildhall Square

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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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