from Martin Galvin, FFAI Chairman …
Mark Thompson and Professor Mark McGovern are launching a new book COLLUSION- COUNTERINSURGENCY in NORTHERN IRELAND in May and are planning to do an American launch from June 1st to June 10th. This groundbreaking book will put the lie to the claim that Britain forces were responsible for only about only 10% of the north’s killings and expose how they armed, directed, paid and protected their loyalist agents to carry out hundreds of killings then denied any blame.
They have asked AOH help to plan and organize this tour.I have a personal interest in the book because my close friend Liam Ryan, who lived near me in the Bronx and was murdered at the Battery Bar in Ardboe, (a site visited during the FFAI tour) is one of the cases of collusion included in the book. I am asking for your ideas and help to set up the most effective schedule for them including book launch venues-political support-colleges-embassy receptions etc along with events where we can bring in people and help defer expenses.
The AOH will be selling personally autographed books at a discount from the Amazon price if you can attend any of our AOH FFAI EVENTS!!!!!
If you cannot make it to one of Mark’s appearances Counterinsurgency… is now available from Amazon.
Sunday June 2nd – Philadelphia – McSwiney Club
3rd – New York O’Lunney’s Time Square
4th & 5th – Washington Dc – trying to confirm book launch events at National Press Club and Irish Embassy – but will be holding Congressional meetings centering on Collusion and Malachy McAllister’s case
6th – being rescheduled
7th – Boston
9th – Fairfield
10th – Irish American Heritage Museum Albany
11th – conclude at Albany Assembly
Will be in touch with key people to speak about each venue
Unless something major opens up and subject to final approval by National officers this will be finalized plus filling in openings
Will contact all New York City areas about Monday June 3rd hoping everyone close to Albany will support events on Monday 10th
EVERYONE CAN HELP GET CONGRESSMEN AND STAFF at DC meetings!!!!!!!!
Brothers the video below is Mark Thompson talking about the Book Launch-it says it all !
The film “Unquiet Graves“
Unquiet Graves: The story of the Glenanne Gang details how members of the RUC and UDR, (a British Army regiment) were centrally involved in the murder of over 120 innocent civilians during the recent conflict in Ireland. View the trailer here.