Counterinsurgency and Collusion United States Book Tour

Professor Mark McGovern, Edgehill University and RFJ CEO Mark Thompson will be speaking at a series of book launches of the new seminal work on the British state policy of collusion “Counterinsurgency and Collusion” in the United States over the first two weeks of June.

This seminal book traces the policy of collusion and state violence as experienced in mid-Ulster area from the landing of a shipment of weapons from South Africa in 1987, overseen by MI5 and the British army and distributed to loyalism paramilitary groups, through to the ceasefires in 1994.

Following sell out book launches in Belfast and Dungannon the Irish diaspora and in particular our friends in the Ancient Order of Hibernians, in the United States have thus far organised the following events:

Philadelphia, Sunday June 2nd, 1.30pm at the MacSwiney Club, 510 Greenwood Avenue, Jenkintown  Philadelphia

New York City, Monday June 3rd, 7pm . O’Lunneys, Time Square, 145 West 45th street starting at 7pm.

Washington DC The two travel for a series of key Congressional briefings on Wednesday June 4th and Thursday June 5th. Malachy McAllister’s case will also be highlighted during these briefings.

Rutherford, New Jersey Thursday June 6th

Boston Friday, June 7th, 7pm at the Watertown AOH Hall, 151 Watertown Street

Newport, Rhode Island Saturday, June 8th, 1pm AOH Hall

Fairfield, Connecticut Sunday June 9th, 2pm, Gaelic American Club, 74 Beech Road

Albany Monday June 10th, 7pm Irish American Heritage Museum, 370 Broadway

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