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In Memory of Robert Emmet

Hanged, drawn and quartered September 20,1803

Charles J Murnick • September 2, 2003

IT WAS ON SEPTEMBER 20
IN THE YEAR EIGHTEEN 03
ROBERT EMMET GAVE HIS YOUNG LIFE
HOPING IRELAND MIGHT BE FREE.

HE WAS GLAD TO GIVE HIS YOUNG LIFE,
BUT ONE THING HE COULD NOT KNOW-
TWO LONG CENTURIES HAVE PASSED NOW-
FREEDOM STILL HAS BEEN LAID LOW.

YOU MAY SAY THAT THINGS ARE BETTER-
BRITAIN'S PARTLY GONE FROM IRELAND'S SHORES-
BUT THEY'VE SENT THEIR 'GOONS TO PLAGUE US,
HOPING WE WILL STAY AT WAR.

IT'S A WAR AGAINST EACH OTHER
AND A WAR WE CANNOT WIN,
UNTIL WE SEE NO-ONE'S THE VICTOR,
WE'LL FIND OUT THE FOOLS WE'VE BEEN.

ROBERT EMMET WAS A HERO,
JUST LIKE PEARSE AND JEFFERSON;
WONDER IF HE WOULD BE HAPPY-
SOME PEOPLE THINK THAT WE HAVE WON.

BUT THOSE QUISLINGS THEY ARE LIARS,
AND THAT BLOODY, PAID-OFF PRESS
PRESENTS THE LIES OF OUR OPPRESSORS
WHICH ARE FULL OF EMPTINESS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 September 2003

 

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US Denies It Gave Safe Harbor to Brian Nelson
Fr Sean Mc Manus

 

Between Theory and Reality
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In the Name of Security
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Caught at it Again
Anthony McIntyre

 

The History of the Troubles According to the Provos
John Nixon

 

Moving Forward Past the Past
Davy Carlin

 

More Questions than Answers
Mick Hall

 

In Memory of Robert Emmet

Charles Murnick

 

Attempted Suicide by Iranian Asylum Seeker
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Dublin: Maghberry Briefing Meeting
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Belfast Anti-War Movement
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Latest Police Attacks on Press Freedoms
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We Haven't Gone Away, You Know
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The War Crime of Secret Graves
Anthony McIntyre

 

Horses for Courses
Eamon Sweeney

 

Rwanda: Crushing Dissent
Liam O Ruairc

 

Terrorists, Their Friends and the Bogota 3
Toni Solo

 

Aznar: Spain's Super Lackey
Agustín Velloso

 

Orwell Centenary Talk

John O'Farrell

 

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