Talk:People's Democracy (Ireland)
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Calling Farrell a "cheerleader" or Bernadette Devlin an out-and-out INLA supporter is not really accurate. Devlin helped found the IRSP but left over the issue of militarism and notion that the INLA would be the Marxist version of the Provos.
This section of the article :
"When Sinn Féin ended their boycott and gained mass support among the nationalist community, People's Democracy entered a political crisis. A number of their activists, who had initially opposed Doherty's position such as trade union official Ann Speed, joined Sinn Féin in 1982. The minority who continued to oppose this view maintained People's Democracy as a small propaganda group."
has the dates the dates and numbers wrong, and misspells the trade union official's name slightly - it is Anne Speed (never Ann).
Here is a suggested amendment :
"When Sinn Féin ended their boycott and gained mass support among the nationalist community, People's Democracy entered a political crisis. From 1982 a number of activists left PD and joined Sinn Féin. At a PD 1986 national conference a tendency including Anne Speed proposed the dissolution of the group, and that the members all join SF as individuals. This position was defeated by 19 votes to 5. A few weeks later the minority of 5 resigned from PD and joined SF. The majority who continued to oppose this view maintained People's Democracy as a small propaganda group."
This article is completely lopsided as PD's significance was almost entirely in the period 1968-71. I have added and corrected a number of facts that are unchallengeable, as well as provided some explanation as to what made the Burntollet events - none were there previously in a piece that was to say the least partial. I would rather my points remained unless 'wrong' rather than so much of the article have to be removed as unreferenced assertion. Who were the quitter Maoists? News to me. 184.108.40.206 (talk) 21:16, 17 February 2009 (UTC)
- As you have been told elsewhere and still not listened, the presence of existing unsourced material does not allow you to add your own. O Fenian (talk) 20:21, 18 February 2009 (UTC)
Creating a People's Democracy article
There needs to be a different article at the People's Democracy name-space, regarding the communist concept of People's Democracy. This cannot be covered by a link to People's Republic, the concepts are somewhat different. --Soman (talk) 14:14, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
Images of pictures
I have started a discussion on images of pictures at Talk:Provisional Irish Republican Army#Images of pictures. --Scolaire (talk) 07:37, 6 September 2010 (UTC)