Traveller Activism in the 1980s: The Committee for the Rights of Travellers and Mincéir Misli
An article on Traveller activism in response to anti-Traveller protests and state mistreatment. The Committee ran the first Traveller candidate for the Dáil, Nan Joyce, in 1982.
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@MinceirBeoir@mastodon.ie Good idea, we should try that. Though there tend to be fewer printed materials in contemporary politics than there were with pre-internet groups!
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Since this article has been shared a bit recently, readers might notice we have very little material from Traveller activism on our website.
If anyone has documents from Travellers organisations or campaigns that they'd be willing to send us (either digital or physical copies for us to scan) we'd be delighted to hear from you!
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