Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Bloody Sunday book launch

Julieann Campbell speaking

by New Worker correspondent

A new book recounting the remarkable story of the campaign fought by the Bloody Sunday families has been published by Dublin-based Liberties Press, marking the 40th anniversary of the massacre. Setting the Truth Free: The Inside Story of the Bloody Sunday Justice Campaign was launched in London last Friday at the Bookmarks Bookshop in Bloomsbury by the author, Julieann Campbell, and leading Human Rights lawyer Gareth Peirce. Campbell’s uncle was among the Bloody Sunday victims, and she now works for the Bloody Sunday Trust which runs the highly successful Museum of Free Derry. The speakers highlighted the fact that the campaign for justice for the 1971 Ballymurphy massacre in Belfast, in which 11 unarmed civilians were murdered by the Parachute Regiment, still continues. Unlike Bloody Sunday, there was no international media presence, and as a result no photos or film of the killings.

Setting the Truth Free is published by the Irish Liberties Press and it is available from most high street bookshops or directly from the publisher at €13.99.

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