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GUEST,ollaimh Songs you shouldn't sing in UK folk club (375* d) RE: Songs you shouldn't sing in UK folk club 21 Feb 10

again, banning songs of any ethnic group about their fight for self determination is a form of racism.   would you ban jews singing about the fight against the nazi's--and there are a lot of them. or ban black people singing anti slavery songs.

banning irish rebel songs show just how little england has changed. and sometimes canada. in vancouver the vancouver folk song society banned irish rebel songs. i didn't even know for a while. when i found out i started singing them and they gave it up. those songs are about the universal right to self determination. and they are very good songs.

people ought be asking themselves why they still need to uphold the old empire. its dead and gone. i know "the special relationship" allows england to go to war all over the globe and participate in all the fun of torture and shooting up civilians but eventually you will have to join the eu and sign on to all the rules or go broke. then you'll have to change your laws about denying civil and human rights to people charged with offences against te state and even stop torture. yes the uk was convicted of torture in water boarding in northern ireland. this was under the thatcher regime. they taught the americans at gitmo..

maybe its time to think about why you want to ban other peoples songs about liberty? then you might have libverty at home.

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