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Posted 03 June 2013 - 08:05 PM



Update !!! Programme Anti-Imperialist Forum 2013


NEW !!! Venue: Belfast, BT13 2 DE, Conway Mill, 5-7 Conway Street (http://www.conwaymill.org/)

Due to the change of the venue we had to update the programme on Friday morning. The Session II has been cancelled. Furthermore the White Line Picket has been moved to 12noon. Assemble point Dunville Park stays the same. Furthermore Session III has been moved to 1:30pm. Since the Conway Mill is not available on Saturday night we are sorry to announce that the screening of the movie “F-Type” had to be cancelled.

For regular updates on the programme please check: www.iaf2013.rsf.ie

Anyone who needs accommodation please contact as soon as possible: iaf2013@rsf.ie


Thursday, June 13:

7:30 – 9pm: Session I: Launch of 7 Signatories Manifesto – International Section


  • Damian White, RSF Armagh
  • Seán Ó Dúbhlain, RSF Westmeath
  • Fergal Moore, RSF Monaghan

Chair: Cáit Trainor, Vice President of RSF, Armagh


Friday, June 14:

10am: Visit of Eileen Hickey Museum, Conway Mill

12noon – 1pm: White Line Picket “Support the POWs!”, Dunville Park, junction Springfield Road/Falls Road

1:15: Launch of Irish Anti-Imperialist Forum 2013 in Conway Mill

1:30 – 3pm: Session III: Éire Nua / Saol Nua in the 21st Century

  • Roy Garland, Commentator & Journalist
  • Damian White, RSF Armagh
  • Seán Ó Dúbhlain, RSF Westmeath
  • Kaan Orhon, RSF International, Germany/Turkey
  • Des Dalton, President of Republican Sinn Féin, Kildare

Chair: Pádraig Garvey, RSF Kerry


3pm – 3:15: Tea & Coffee Break

3:15 –5pm: Session IV: Experiences from the worldwide Anti-imperialist Struggle

  • Manik Mukherjee, International Anti-Imperialist Coordination Committee & Socialist Unity Centre of India
  • Boyen Baleva, National Democratic Front of the Philippines
  • Badrul Alam, President of the Bangladesh Krishok Federation
  • Abu Naser, Vice-President of the Bangladesh Krishok Federation
  • Rafael Joseph Maramag, International League of Peoples’ Struggle, Philippines/England
  • Leonid Savin, political activist from Russia
  • tba, Halk Cephesi, Turkey

Chair: Dieter Blumenfeld, RSF International


5pm – 5:15: Tea & Coffee Break

5:15 – 6:45: Session V: International Solidarity with the Irish Freedom Struggle

  • Barry Kearney, James Connolly Association Melbourne Branch, Australia
  • George Faisan, Liberation Irlande, France
  • Pádraig MacLiam, Cumann na Saoirse Naísiúnta, USA
  • Lee Steel, RSF Scotland
  • Dieter Blumenfeld, RSF International

Chair: Diarmuid Mac Dubhghlais, RSF Dublin


8pm: Function: Orient Pub, Springfield Road; Concert by US-songwriter David Rovics


Saturday, June 15:

10am – 11.30am: Session VI: Writing Republican History: The challenge of finding the truth

  • Kevin Bean, University of Liverpool
  • Seán Ó Coinn, Local Historian, Belfast
  • Marisa McGlinchey, University of Coventry
  • Anthony McIntyre, Journalist & Writer, former Republican POW

Chair: Dieter Blumenfeld, RSF International


11.30am – 1pm: Session VII: The Flag Protest: Republicanism & Unionism

  • Roy Garland, Commentator & Journalist
  • Geraldine Taylor, Vice President of RSF, Belfast
  • Des Dalton, President of RSF, Kildare
  • Bobby McMahon, Resident of Short Strand, Belfast
  • Anthony Englen, Resident of Short Strand, Belfast
  • Karen Carlisle, Resident of Short Strand, Belfast

Chair: Fergal Moore, RSF Monaghan


1pm – 3pm: Lunch plus rally in Belfast City Centre

3pm – 4:45: Session VIII: Anti-imperialist struggle & grass-roots initiatives in Ireland

  • Roger Cole, Chair of PANA
  • Maura Harrington, Shell2Sea
  • Bernie Hughs, Finglas Branch of Campaign Against Household and Water Taxes
  • Speaker of Release Martin Corey Campaign

Chair: Seán Ó Dúbhlain, RSF Westmeath


4:45 – 5pm: Tea & Coffee Break

5pm – 6:30: Session IX: Irish Republicanism in the 21st century

  • Cáit Trainor, Vice President of RSF, Armagh
  • Ollie White, RSF Newry/South Armagh
  • Pádraig Garvey, RSF Kerry
  • Diarmuid Mac Dubhghlais, RSF Dublin
  • Des Dalton, President of RSF, Kildare

Chair: Josephine Hayden, General Secretary of RSF, Dublin

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 09:28 PM

Looks great - a really full program :hammersickle:

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