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This discussion topic has been automatically created of petition WHEN GENOCIDE BECAME "FAMINE" : IRELAND, 1845 - 1850.



Jul 21, 2016, 19:17

I have always suspected that the "Famine" was the result of ineptitude - or even genocidal intent - on the part of our colonial masters. Interestingly enough, a standard, scholarly work on this grim
period of our history, published 4 decades ago, is entitled "The Great Hunger" by Cecil Woodham-Smith.



Jul 21, 2016, 19:23

For too long it has been the British version of history and the truth about what happened has been swept under the carpet!



Jul 24, 2016, 19:38

There was enough food in Ireland to feed the population of Ireland. The food was shipped out of the country under armed guard to be sold for profit. Purposely starving a whole country is murder, not "famine."



Jul 24, 2016, 23:36

To get people talking about about what really happened in Ireland in 1845.



Jul 25, 2016, 00:00

History has become factually inaccurate.

#931 Re:

Jul 27, 2016, 20:42

#1: Swifty -  

 This is utter nonsense. Of course it was a famine! 


#932 Re:

Jul 27, 2016, 20:43

#901: -  

 Really? Great Britain didn't exist 800 years ago. Read a book.


#933 Re:

Jul 27, 2016, 20:49

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 Don't be so f**king st*pid. Do you seriously think you can confescate someone else's property and redestribute it? It wasn't the fault of the larger, more prosperous farmers of Ireland that peasant bred like rabbits and relied on potatoes. 



Jul 29, 2016, 03:22

Glad to sign. Why? Because the truth these days, can and does depend on who teaches, edits or sanitises the truth rather than those telling and passing down the generations what really happened to their own.



Jul 29, 2016, 13:36

The oppressors wrote false history. The truth should be told.



Jul 30, 2016, 20:48

Justice for all who died.



Jul 31, 2016, 12:52

Because it is true, the Irish people are not the only race that British imperialsm tried to wipe out, but we were the first. It's terrible that since we have achieved 'partial' independence our government has helped the British sides version our our sad but proud history.



Aug 03, 2016, 18:04

Because the truth should be told not a fabrication of the facts.... Irish slavery existed.. there was no famine just food been taken out of the country.. yes there was a blight that caused the spuds to rot... But food was plentiful... Just not for the poor



Aug 04, 2016, 02:46

The truth needs to be told, the atrocities from England need to be let known.



Aug 16, 2016, 20:48

I wholehwattedly support this Endeavour



Aug 17, 2016, 01:15

I am a descendant of an orphan girl and knew only about the famine. I would like this story confirmed.


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Aug 17, 2016, 01:18

#928: -  

 I read the British took all foods for their troops



Aug 20, 2016, 00:06

Because since I was old enough to understand the stories I was told I knew it wasn't a famine.....



Aug 20, 2016, 14:58

Because English people need to know that Irish racism is not acceptable in 2016 and she needs to be fired!!!!!!



Aug 20, 2016, 15:36

Because of my family history in Ireland



Aug 20, 2016, 16:49

The truth needs to come out.



Aug 20, 2016, 17:08

What happened was mass murder and no one cares.



Aug 20, 2016, 19:56

Because it's time the truth was out there, there was no famine the government just stood back and watched as hole communitys, family's and friends all died at the way side while the British government ordered their troops to gather and collect the nutritional food for themselves knowing what was happening in Ireland



Aug 21, 2016, 00:59

I believe that this person needs to get her facts about the famine straight and not make stupid mistakes!



Aug 21, 2016, 01:01

My DNA shows me to be around 75% Irish. I can trace family back to Ireland.

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