Dublin – Sunday the 22nd of January brought forth comrades from Flanders and France for a solidarity benefit and information night in support of the Afrikaner peoples hosted by Solidariteit-Identiteit in conjunction with the Dublin branch of the cultural organisation Studia Europae. The conference, the first event of the year for Studia Europae, was well attended by a mixed audience of both young and old from right across Ireland and indeed by a number of very welcome guests from other movements elsewhere in Europe.
Solidariteit-Identiteit is the Flanders based affiliate of Solidarite-Identites, a French non-profit organisation with friendly ties to CasaPound Italia, whose aim is to provide help and support to peoples struggling for their survival, the preservation of their culture and the defence of their identity.
The weekend kicked off with a number of small informal gatherings throughout the capital before the main event on Sunday. During the event a talk was delivered by a representative of Solidariteit-Identiteit followed by a discussion period over some food and drink.
Our friends from Solidariteit-Identiteit were very impressed with the Dublin meeting – this being a first time in Ireland for one – and by the level of support received from their Irish audience. A fundraiser and merchandise sale helped to raise a generous sum for the organisation whose tremendous work for the Afrikaner community does not go unnoticed by comrades here in Ireland.
As usual, Studia Europae had on sale a number of publications and music titles – both proving very popular.
Studia Europae and Folk Advance Éireann would like to thank all those who attended giving both their time and money towards a great cause. Special thanks to our overseas comrades who were in attendance.
Dreams, memories, the sacred – they are all alike in that they are beyond our grasp. Once we are even marginally separated from what we can touch, the object is sanctified; it acquires the beauty of the unattainable, the quality of the miraculous. Everything, really, has this quality of sacredness, but we can desecrate it at a touch. How strange man is! His touch defiles and yet he contains the source of miracles.
- Excerpt from: Spring Snow, by Yukio Mishima
Folk Advance Éireann wish at this time to reiterate our friendship and solidarity with our comrade Gianluca Iannone and with all of our friends and comrades at CasaPound Italia.
Our struggle is not easy, but one we undertake with great readiness and pride. The continued aversion met from both the global government of bankers and its servants only reinforce for us the righteous and just nature of our cause. We did not choose the path of easy opposition nor that of ‘yes-men’ politics, and it is for this that we face antagonism from every quarter.
Such aversion however has not deterred us from our duty nor can it ever hinder our commitment to cause. We remain as steadfast as ever, and for every minor setback that may befall us we advance with increased fortitude.
Comrades in Italy… Beir Bua!
There is some of the same fitness in a man’s building his own house that there is in a bird’s building its own nest. Who knows but if men constructed their dwellings with their own hands, and provided food for themselves and families simply and honestly enough, the poetic faculty would be universally developed, as birds universally sing when they are so engaged? But alas! we do like cowbirds and cuckoos, which lay their eggs in nests which other birds have built, and cheer no traveller with their chattering and unmusical notes.
- Excerpt from: Walden / Life in the Woods, by Henry David Thoreau