Dublin 5 – 8 May: More Irish Solidarity with Chelsea Manning & Family

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by Genny Bove

Members of Chelsea Manning’s Welsh-Irish (& English) family made a second trip from Wales to Ireland this week, to report back on February’s visit to Chelsea in Fort Leavenworth, to catch up with friends made last November in Dublin and this January at the Manning Truthfest in Pembrokeshire and to see a bit of Dublin.

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On the buses

A good way to see Dublin is from the top of one of its tourist buses with their recorded and much more entertaining live commentaries. I can recommend the commentary of driver Eoin, educated by the Christian Brothers [“Character-building!” shouts Ciaron], who welcomed all his passengers as VIPs and who steered the bus along one street announcing:
“This is where one man’s life tragically ended.” We waited to find out which unfortunate character in history had met a sticky end here, only to learn that:
“19 years…

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