This video is dedicated to the memory of all those lost due to injustice and to all of us who do what we can, to keep the flame of justice alive.
[This is a first edit of the virtual march. It will complete when all 14 selected stories have been included.]
“Their Epitaph is in the continuing struggle for democracy.”
We have always understood the Bloody Sunday March For Justice as a global event and reached out to others at the blunt end of injustice locally, nationally and internationally to march with us.
This year because of the need to look after each other in this pandemic, the march has been virtual. The magic of the internet has enabled us to extend the invitation to join us more widely in the year ahead. If you support our cause there will no doubt be another cause close to your heart.
Join The March
Join in the march with us as we approach the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday. All that’s needed is to create a short one or two minute video of you walking somewhere ‘on the march’ in solidarity with us. This can be as simple as a selfie that tells us:
where you are,
who you are, and
explains your issue and quest for justice.
you will see examples in our video above. Then Post Your Video on our Facebook: facebook.com/BloodySundayMarch/
People are already posting and we have pledges of participation from individuals and groups, around the country and across the world, from Derry to Dublin; from Palestine to Seattle; addressing issues from Black Lives Matter to the investigations of Mother and Baby homes across Ireland.
The committee invites all who want to contribute to our call, to post a selfie-video of yourself walking for a few minutes in solidarity for the quest for justice and highlighting the focus of yours.
One world one struggle!
In the midst of this pandemic we particularly stand in solidarity with our health care workers across the world working on the frontline of life and death. Here and in almost all countries around the world they are not just exposed to the physical virus but also to neo-liberalism, that has spread like a virus around the world since it was imposed in Chile in 1973 under the repression of General Pinochet. Its symptoms are, totally inadequate pay, torturous working conditions, and destruction of services.
There will be no need to leave your home to participate. We don’t want to contribute to any gathering that might aid the spread of Covid and worsen the devastation it is already causing.
We know that for many the annual march on the original route creates a space to reflect on what happened on that day 49 years ago.
Bloody Sunday had a global impact that has through shared tragidy connected this city with Amritsar in India (1919), Sharpeville in South Africa (1960), October 2000 in Palestine/Israel and Fallahjah in Iraq (2003) and has connected the community here to people and communities that have suffered injustices around the world.