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INLA statement in full

Full statement on behalf of the leadership of the Irish Republican Socialist Movement

INLA show of strength in West Belfast
INLA show of strength in West Belfast
INLA Gunmen pictured on Border Patrol with new automatic guns. 19/11/86
INLA gunman
INLA gunmen at a press conference on the Irish Border in 1990.
INLA gunmen
INLA grafitti in West Belfast
INLA wall mural
INLA and Real IRA graffiti on the Crumlin Road at Ardoyne
An INLA hunger strike anniversary rally.
Masked INLA members attend a republican parade in Londonderry in 2007
INLA 'show of strength'
Ruth Dixon, who was killed in the Droppin' Well Bar in Ballykelly by an INLA bomb on her 24th birthday while the band played Happy Birthday for her. 2.12.05
Former LVF founder and leader Billy Wright who was killed inside the Maze prison by the INLA in 1997
The two guns used in the INLA murder of Billy Wright
Belfast INLA man Dominic McGlinchey
Former LVF founder and leader Billy Wright who was killed inside the Maze Prison by the INLA in 1997
An INLA hunger strike anniversary rally.
Christopher 'Crip' McWilliams - the INLA terrorist who shot lVF leader Billy Wright dead in the Maze Prison, released from Magelligan Prison on early release under terms of the Good Friday Agreement.
INLA prisoner Christopher 'Crip' McWilliams walks out of Magilligan prison after being released under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement. McWilliams served only three years for the murder of loyalist Billy Wright in the Maze prison
Christopher 'Crip' McWilliams - the INLA terrorist who shot lVF leader Billy Wright dead in the Maze Prison
Darkley (Mountain Lodge Pentecostal Hall). Three elders were shot dead by the INLA. The terrorists broke in during a church service. 20/11/1983
Darkley (Mountain Lodge Pentecostal Hall). Three elders were shot dead by the INLA. The terrorists broke in during a church service. 20/11/1983
Darkley (Mountain Lodge Pentecostal Hall). Three elders were shot dead by the INLA. The terrorists broke in during a church service. 20/11/1983
Darkley (Mountain Lodge Pentecostal Hall). Three elders were shot dead by the INLA. The terrorists broke in during a church service. 20/11/1983
Darkley (Mountain Lodge Pentecostal Hall). Three elders were shot dead by the INLA. The terrorists broke in during a church service. 20/11/1983
Darkley (Mountain Lodge Pentecostal Hall). Three elders were shot dead by the INLA. The terrorists broke in during a church service. 20/11/1983
Darkley (Mountain Lodge Pentecostal Hall). Three elders were shot dead by the INLA. The terrorists broke in during a church service. 20/11/1983
Darkley (Mountain Lodge Pentecostal Hall), where three elders were shot dead by the INLA
Darkley (Mountain Lodge Pentecostal Hall). Three elders were shot dead by the INLA. The terrorists broke in during a church service. 20/11/1983
Darkley (Mountain Lodge Pentecostal Hall). Three elders were shot dead by the INLA. The terrorists broke in during a church service. 20/11/1983
Darkley (Mountain Lodge Pentecostal Hall). Three elders were shot dead by the INLA. The terrorists broke in during a church service. 20/11/1983
Darkley (Mountain Lodge Pentecostal Hall). Three elders were shot dead by the INLA. The terrorists broke in during a church service. 20/11/1983
INLA killer Christopher 'Crip' McWilliam's funeral in Newry
Tribute to Christopher 'Crip' McWilliams the INLA killer of Billy Wright at his funeral in Newry
Seamus Grew (INLA) shot sead by the RUC in Armagh. Jan 1983
Roddy Carroll (INLA) who was shot dead by the RUC along with Seamus Grew in Armagh.
Scene of the shooting ot 2 INLA men (Seamus Grew and Roddy Carroll) from Armagh after they broke through a road block. Dec 1982
Ballykelly Disco bombing at Droppin Well Pub (INLA Bombing) 17 people died (mostly troops from the Cheshire Regt. who were with their wives and girlfriends) 7/12/82
Ballykelly Disco bombing at Droppin Well Pub (INLA Bombing) 17 people died (mostly troops from the Cheshire Regt. who were with their wives and girlfriends) 7/12/82
Funeral of Kevin Lynch. The body of the INLA man was buried in his home town of Dungiven
Mickey Devine, INLA hunger striker who took part in the republican hunger strike in the Maze Prison campaign for 'political status'
Paramilitary style colour party flank the coffin of INLA murder man Paddy Campbell from his home in West Belfast
Alan Lewis - Photopress Belfast 11-10-2009 STOCKHugh Torney (rear of coffin) INLA leader pictured in disguise wearing a blonde wig and glasses at an INLA funeral in Belfast on 5/4/95.Torney was shot dead the following year in Lurgan, County Armagh.Today the INLA announced in Wicklow that the organisation is 'renouncing' violence.
Masked INLA members during a republican parade in Londonderry
Former INLA Prisioner Dessie O'Hare at his brother Patrick'S funeral at St Patrick's church in Ballymacnab Co Armagh.
An INLA logo embroidered on a jacket during a republican parade in Londonderry.
Masked INLA members during a republican parade in Londonderry
Darkley Orange Hall where republican terrorists machine-gunned a group of protestants holding a prayer meeting. The hall is depicted on a quilt embroidered on behalf of South Armagh based victim's group FAIR, ( Families Acting for Innocent Relatives). The patchwork quilt depicts terrorist atrocities, like Darkley, Kingsmills and the Narrrow Water massacres, in border areas. The quilt was a memorial to and reminder of the innocent victims and members of the security forces who died at the hands of the IRA and INLA over the years.
INLA 'Guard of Honour' at the coffin of leading Belfast INLA 'Chief of Staff' Gino Gallagher who was shot dead during a republican feud

The INLA and IRSP were formed in 1974 in order to create a 32 County Socialist Republic.

In those 35 years military volunteers and political activists have fought with courage and honour and have struck at the heart of the British military and political machine in Ireland and in Britain. The INLA is a key constituency within the Republican Socialist Movement (RSM). The INLA recognised that its struggle was based upon two distinct phases:

(1) Armed resistance

(2) Political organisation

In 1994 the INLA put in place a no first strike policy and in 1998 called a complete ceasefire. Both of these decisions were based on its political analysis and monitoring of the changing military and political environment.

The recent progress on loyalist decommissioning can be traced back to the INLA’s ‘no first strike policy’ of 1994 and the INLA acknowledges this progressive step by loyalism.

The RSM has been informed by the INLA that following a process of serious debate, consultation and analysis, it has concluded that the armed struggle is over and the objective of a 32 County Socialist Republic will be best achieved through exclusively peaceful political struggle.

The RSM agree with this analysis and are fully supportive of the move to build a left wing party that has a clear objective of a 32 County Socialist Republic based on the principles of equality, justice, inclusion, human rights and dignity.

It is within the above objective that the RSM opposed the Good Friday Agreement and continues to do so. We as a movement believe that the Six County State is not a viable political entity, which cannot be reformed and fitted into a flawed two state solution.

The RSM has always aspired to the principle of the primacy of politics as espoused by Ta Power. The future struggles are political. We urge all comrades, members, volunteers and supporters to join the political struggle ahead with the same vigour, commitment and courage that was evident in our armed struggle against the British State .

To paraphrase James Connolly ‘let us arise’, build a left political alternative in Ireland and support the struggle against global capitalism.

Ultimately our allegiance is to the working class, onwards to victory.

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