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Paul Larkin

Chroniclers are privileged to enter where they list, to come and go through keyholes, to ride upon the wind, to overcome in their soarings up and down, all obstacles of distance, time and place.
Charles Dickens - Barnaby Rudge, Chapter The Ninth

10,000 readers of Cic Saor/Free kick or - Glasgow's James Kelman vindicated

"These bastards think they own the language. They already own the courts. They own everything. They want to block your stories, and they will, if you let them."

James Kelman - Booker Prize Winner


Many readers of Cic Saor will be aware that this blog was started because of the unspoken but extremely effective type of censorship that is practiced by Irish media and broadcasting outlets.

You want to make films or write stories from a left wing and "gaelach" perspective – no chance. They will tell you that you are being didactic and are not an artist - as was said to me.

As for trying to highlight collusion between the British state, the higher ranks of the Garda Síochána and pro British death squads and the RUC - why Easons will refuse even to put the book on its shelves. Or, as the Irish Times demonstrated on Thursday (see... Léigh an t-alt uilig - Read Full Article....


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