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Next Saturday February 11th, Radio Free Éireann will have on as guest Dr. Robert W.White. Dr. White is the author of the highly anticipated biography on the President of Republican Sinn Fein, titled: “Ruairi O Bradaigh: The Life and Politics of an Irish Revolutionary”.

This is a must listen to episode for anyone interested in the Irish struggle!

Next Saturday February 11th, Radio Free Éireann will have on as guest Dr. Robert W.White. Dr. White is the author of the highly anticipated biography on the President of Republican Sinn Fein, titled: “Ruairi O Bradaigh: The Life and Politics of an Irish Revolutionary”. DR. White is the Dean of the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts and Professor of Sociology at Indiana University-Perdue University Indianapolis. He has previously authored “Provisional Irish Republicans: An Oral and Interpretive History” and was co-editor of “Self, Indentidy, and Social Movements”. He will be joined on Radio Free Éireann by the journalist Ed Maloney, who authored the best-seller “A Secret History of The I.R.A”. Radio Free Éireann can be heard in the New York area on 99.5 FM WBAI Radio. It can be heard live worldwide via the internet at  http://www.wbai.org/ RFE is on at 1:30 pm EST/ 6:30pm GMT. If you miss the show WBAI now archives its programs so you can listen later if you miss the show

This is a must listen to episode for anyone interested in the Irish struggle!

In a very real sense, Ruairí Ó Bradáigh can . . . be said to be the last, or one of the last Irish Republicans. Studies of the Provisional movement to date have invariably focused more on the Northerners and the role of people like Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness. But an understanding of them is not possible without appreciating where they came from and from what tradition they have broken. Ruairí Ó Bradáigh is that tradition and that is why this account of his life and politics is so important." —from the foreword by Ed Moloney, author of A Secret History of the IRA


Since the mid-1950s, Ruairí Ó Bradáigh has played a singular role in the Irish Republican Movement. He is the only person who has served as chief of staff of the Irish Republican Army, as president of the political party Sinn Féin, and to have been elected, as an abstentionist, to the Dublin parliament. Today, he is the most prominent and articulate spokesperson of those Irish Republicans who reject the peace process in Northern Ireland. His rejection is rooted in his analysis of Irish history and his belief that the peace process will not achieve peace. Instead it will support the continued partition of Ireland and result in continued, inevitable, conflict.

The child of Irish Republican veterans, Ó Bradáigh has led IRA raids, been arrested and interned, escaped and been "on the run," and even spent a period of time on a hunger strike. An articulate spokesman for the Irish Republican cause, he has at different times been excluded from Northern Ireland, Britain, the United States, and Canada. He was a key figure in the secret negotiation of a bilateral IRA-British truce. His "Notes" on these negotiations offer special insight to the 1975 truce, the IRA cease-fires of the 1990s, and the current peace process in Ireland.

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The show (look for Radio Free Eireann, Saturday Feb 11, 2006) is up on the archives now, so you can either listen online or download the show. It will be available for a few days.

 http://archive.wbai.org/

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