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Leah Doherty was born & bred in Roscommon only a few miles from Rooskey, but "blow in" or not, every single person on this island has a right (& a duty) to stand up for what they know is right.
It's about time people stopped this "blow in" shite as a way of trying to invalidate their neighbours. Very few of us live all our lives in the parish we were born in. That's not how the world is any more. We don't lose our Constitutional rights by moving around the island!
Actually, these bigots really show themselves up when they start whinging about "blow ins." No wonder they can't cope with people from other countries when their tiny little #AltShite brains can barely accommodate the existence of people from the next parish!
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Globally there are more than 65 million displaced people/ #refugees. A vast majority of these are feeing wars, conflicts and gross human rights abuses. Most of the refugees are hosted by countries outside Europe. /1
#Oughterard #DirectProvision #Ireland
Some refugee hosting nations are among the poorer countries. #Turkey #Lebanon #Bangladesh #Jordan #Egypt #Sudan #Pakistan #Uganda #Iran #Ethiopia host majority of the global #refugees /2
When someone is fleeing war or torture or human rights abuses, the first and foremost duty of humanity is to open our doors to refugees. No good to let people die at our doorsteps while we discuss where and how #AsylumSeekers should be hosted.
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Finally a media outlet that has listened to us -this piece doesn't carry all detail/info but it does finally out Patrick Curran who is racist spokesperson/organiser of #Oughterard campaign & who has worked closely with far-right agitators -Curran is STILL involved in the campaign
#Oughterard still have lots of work to do weeding out ties to far-right & racists The fact that far-right were heavily involved in #Oughterard from get go is a huge wake up call to this country. The racism, Islamophobia & far-right prop that was spewed EVERYWHERE was frightening!
The far-right were also involved in #Lisdoonvarna, #Moville, #Rooskey etc.. They latch on to a few racist, like minded locals and drive the narrative. Anyone who criticises them or calls them out, is accused of calling the whole village or town racist - similar tactics everywhere
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Folks, I'm sick of this. How blatantly the quotes in the link below have been cherry picked and very deliberately taken out of context in order to fabricate hate, racism and tarnish people. Beware of Witch Hunt's #Rooskey 1/8
Firstly, let's examine how the creator of this witch hunt chose not to hear anything other than what they wanted to. In the stream, after talking about how integral the hotel was for the village to survive, the Rooskey lady went on to say this: 2/8
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The image from the tweet accuse a radio host (not in the stream!), the Rooskey lady and a journalist (who I'm learning is often associated with Alt-right politics) of racism and hate for the lines quoted. Examine the image, I'm going to expand on how those quotes were warped 3/8
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Discriminating against people with pro-life views:
connachttribune.ie/anti-racism-gr…
And leading a campaign of hate against an Italian immigrant in Galway because he invited members of his home country's ruling party to dine at his restaurant. A campaign where Joe managed to recruit disreputable publication "Irish Central":
irishcentral.com/news/shock-as-…
The owner of the Restaurant received death threats, and threats to burn his business down. While GARN attempted to destroy the Headford Arm's reputation, with their affiliated activists even taking to leaving fake bad review's on the restaurant Yelp page.
galwaydaily.com/news/italian-i…
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