The Banner Country


Aine Philip writes:

The Artists’ Campaign to Repeal the 8th Amendment announce the creation of a series of beautiful, hand-painted, stitched and embroidered banners, which will be carried in procession at the upcoming March for Choice on September 30th in Dublin.

The banners are inspired by the Suffragette, Labour, Sodality and Guild groups and all those who have sought social change through cultural means.

…The Artists’ Campaign to Repeal the 8th Amendment was founded in 2015 by Cecily Brennan, Eithne Jordan, Alice Maher and Paula Meehan. To date, 3,000 of Ireland’s artists, musicians, actors, dancers, writer and poets, have signed up to the campaign.

Artists’ Campaign to Repeal the 8th 

March for Choice (September 30, 2017)



Via the Arbortiion Rights Campaign (ARC):

It’s Time to Act. We have waited too long. We have been patient for too long. We are tired of waiting. We need to act. Our government needs to act.

And YOU need to act! Join us at 6th Annual March for Choice (September 30) to make your pro-choice voice heard, this is your last chance before a referendum is called.



38 thoughts on “The Banner Country

      1. I.P.

        You see, some comments get deleted if you don’t declare for the right side. Just a tip.

        And the banner in the above picture looks like a banner used by the orange order, who are mainly seen parading in Northern Ireland.

        My comment was eluding to this fact.

        We don’t normally see banners like this in this context. I was just stating that it looks like an orange order banner, on account of the fact that it looks like an orange order banner.

        I’m still pro choice.

          1. Tony

            You’re the top! You’re the Colosseum,
            You’re the top! You’re the Louvre Museum,
            You’re a melody from a symphony by Strauss,
            You’re a Bendel bonnet, a Shakespeart sonnet,
            You’re Mickey Mouse.

      1. I.P.

        Corporal Christy strolls don’t make the news. Hence my orange order reference. More frames of reference makes this place more inclusive and welcoming to new people.

  1. Zuppy International

    4 Zuppy cmments deleted in two days.

    Broadsheet is running scared that the truth will interfere with their donkly woo woo agenda.

    Where’s Wizzle Poo Poo? Has Diddles signed off on this new policy of censorship?

    Where are the guidelines for posting comments?

          1. Zuppy International

            You’re so special Daisy. Nobody would ever interfere with your right to spin falsehoods in the name of blibby bee-bobs.


            The truth in defence of innocent babies, however, must be pooty tootled.

    1. MoyestWithExcitement

      Zuppy, Broadsheet is part of the Facist Leftist Alliance who’ve been inflitrating organisations at all levels of society since their Extraordinary Meeting of 2008 after one of their elders, a Barack Hussein Obama, was elected to the office of American president. They are deleting your comments as part of a slow and subtle strategy to oppress all dissenting opinion. Phase two is going to be a lot more scary though. They’re coming for you, Zupp. We need heroes like you though so please, stay safe.

      1. realPolithicks

        “They’re coming for you, Zupp.”

        Hopefully they won’t be able to break into his secret underground bunker…AKA (his mammies basement)

    2. realPolithicks

      Nicely done Bodger, its as annoying as fupp when you’re on the receiving end but when it happens to someone else it’s very entertaining.

  2. Zuppy International

    Now Snowflake’s comment is gone. Does anybody in Broadsheet know what they’re doing anymore? (Apart from sminky pinkie poo pah pay, of course)

  3. Milo

    Jayyys… get this on and over with already. Is everyone going to insist on making their own video? And a banner? And tell their own story? And march? And tweet?

    1. Daisy Chainsaw

      Yes because, funnily enough, each woman or girl’s story is different when it comes to our bodily autonomy and our right to choose what happens to our own bodies. We’re not a homogenous lump.

    2. MoyestWithExcitement

      Yes and they’re going to force you to take interest because everything is about you. Even when something has nothing to do with you, you are entitled to complain in public about how much it annoys you because you are the most important person in the world and everyone should know how little you like stuff.

    3. Milo

      Aren’t you the lovely pro-choice gang! Making friends and changing minds. More like pushing their way to the top of the queue to get noticed. And artists? Is this the only way they have to get “their work” viewed? Shouldn’t they be campaigning for some extra Cnuas or Waking the Feminists? Cos that really worked! Go Art!

      1. gerry

        The women on the right is Alice Maher. Her retrospective exhibition at the Irish Museum of Modern Art was one of the best attended I’ve been to .

  4. Eamonn Clancy

    The Artists campaign is a joke as a cursory glance will show there are many non artists who signed it.

  5. Frilly Keane

    I’ve just signed that
    I ticked “Literature”

    although I dithered a bit with it
    and considered “Other”

    ara, tis all words anyway

    off to apply for me Artists Exemption now

    see ye in the Chat Pit later lads

    here z’Up
    bring your dildodoodiedoo

  6. Pete Tong

    I’ll be voting against repealing the 8th on the basis that repealers are shutting down the debate and behaving disgracefully.

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