January 11th, 2013

Dallas joins National Day of Action against Guantanamo Bay prison

On the 11th anniversary of the first 20 captives to arrive at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba, a broad coalition of Dallas activists held a demonstration and press conference at North Park mall calling for an end to human rights violations.


Part of yesterdays protest in Derry City center

Liam Crossan to the group album of Friends of Brendan Lillis:

Sign the petition:​/releaseBrendylilli

–  Su Franklin –​s/Friends.Of.Brendan.Lil… Protest for the pows outside parliament monday afternoon. Let me know numbers please – There is a protest at Free Derry Corner taking place now.

– About 30 Aul dissidents standing in Shipquay St, L’derry protesting strip searches and for release of Brendan Lillis ( just found this on twitter )

– Duleek Independent Republicans will hold an urgent protest this wednesday evening on the bridge of peace in Drogheda at 7p.m. calling for the immediate release of Brendan Lillis from Maghaberry gaol.   We appeal to all republicans/groups to attend and show your support for Brendan regardless of political beliefs. Please bring along posters and banners highlighting Brendan’s case.   We ask you to forward this to your friends.  This has been posted on

– Radio, wbai: The telephone number for the UK Embassy in NY, per the radio show, is 212-745-0200. The moderator said to ask to talk to someone about Northern Ireland, and to not just talk to the person answering the phone. When you are connected, ask what is happening about the release of Brendan Lillis. Then, give them your number to call you back if they do not know.

– There was an action in Glasgow Free Brendan Lillis: Action in Glasgow

– Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney , has called for the immediate release of Brendan Lillis, currently being held in Maghaberry Prison. He was speaking after meeting Brendan Lillis in Maghaberry Prison as part of a Sinn Féin delegation who met with the prisoners being held in Roe House, Maghaberry.

– A  short sample letter and a few contacts here: http://www.irishfreedomcom​​LLIS.htm

– Brendan’s case and the FB group ‘Friends of Brendan’ were publicized on WPNA radio in Chicago during the Haggerty show.


Photo: Brendan Lillis  –  Brendan Lillis, a 59 year old former Life-sentence political prisoner from West Belfast, in Ireland, is currently desperately ill in the medical wing of the notorious Maghaberry prison, in County Antrim. He suffers from the intensely painful and progressive disease called Ankylosing Spondylitis which due to other medical complications has left himunable to move from his bed for 14 months and his weight has dropped to a perilous 6 stones (38.1 Kilos !). Due to a series of serious infections and medication which has compromised his immune system, Mr Lillis has been unable to eat, sleep or hold down even liquids for a period close to a month and is constant agony. In short, his health has deteriorated to such an extent that his partner Roisin, who is his only contact with the outside world, fears that he will die in his prison bed!

Friends of Brendan Lillis:

Sign the petition:​/releaseBrendylilli

Maghaberry Protest Sunday 5th June.

The Friends and Families of POWs have organised a protest at Maghaberry to highlight the ongoing protest and the deterioration of conditions for republican prisoners in Maghaberry.

Newly elected Newry and Mourne councillor Davy Hyland will be speaking at the protest on Sunday.

Pól McAdaim will also be playing a few tunes.

We plan to make it loud so everyone is encouraged to bring whistles, horns drums etc….let the POWs hear us outside supporting them.

The protest is planned for,


Pick up points for Maghaberry Protest Sunday 5th June.
West Belfast, pick up at bottom of Whiterock Road 2.30pm.
Ardoyne,  pick up Shamrock Bar 2.00 pm.
Newry, pick up Derrybeg bus shelters, Camlough Rd at 2pm.
Lurgan, pick up at Kilwilkie Murals at 2.30 pm.

Anyone who has room in their car is encouraged to go to these pick up points and give lifts.


First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me – and there was no one left to speak out for me.

(Martin Niemoller)

Free Brendan Lillis-Don’t Let Him Die in Maghaberry Gaol!

Friends of Brendan Lillis!/home.php?sk=group_132734503459781

After the examination of the high-level Irish Government delegation by the UN Committee against Torture on 23 and 24 May 2011, the situation in Irish prisons has deteriorated…!/home.php?sk=group_132734503459781  Friends of Brendan Lillis

NO MORE deaths by MEDICAL NEGLECT in British and Irish prisons!