A chairde, comrades, sisters, and brothers:
For the past 38 years it has been my honor and pleasure to convey solidarity greetings from the Irish Republican Socialist Movement to the celebrants of African Liberation Day and the comrades of the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party around the world.
The legacy of colonialism, slavery, imperialism, and neo-colonialism has resulted in an African diaspora that spans the globe. These same forces have created a worldwide Irish diaspora as well.
The shared experience of oppression and diaspora make the theme of this year’s African Liberation Day resonate all the more with the Irish people. This share experience makes it easy for the Irish to relate to Africans around the world fighting for social justice for themselves and for the liberation of Africa and the creation of a united, socialist Africa. Africans, wherever you are, know that when you rise in struggle for liberation, you will have the solidarity of Irish republican socialists.
We can wait no longer; we must put an end to imperialism around the globe. Both Africa and Ireland must be united, socialist, and free. Our struggles are one; your victory is our victory. As we move forward to liberation, the Irish Republican Socialist Movement reiterates its sincere and profound solidarity with you all, on this African Liberation Day 2021.
Because of the current crisis in Palestine, allow me to add, Irish voices and African voices together, in saying, FROM THE RIVER TO THE SEA, PALESTINE MUST BE FREE and this Zionist, fascist violence must end.