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Civil rights denied in Derry

donnellyarrested0313.jpg The 32 County Sovereignty Movement (32CSM) has reacted angrily after three of its members in Derry were arrested Wednesday and charged with “terrorist offenses” for having participated in a peaceful ceremony last year to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising.

Published March 15, 2013

‘Infiltrated’ claims follow mortar bid

berlingovan.jpg An attack apparently planned by the ‘new IRA’ against the PSNI’s Strand Road base in Derry bore the hallmarks of a similar attack in 1991 by the Provisional IRA on Downing Street, according to security experts in the North.

Published March 8, 2013

PSNI finally acts

brysondowsonfrazer.jpg Two prominent loyalists and a British right-wing extremist have been arrested and charged in the first action so far against the alleged ringleaders of the recent disturbances in Belfast and across the North.

Published March 1, 2013

Orangemen ‘can march at will’

orangemarchbig2.jpg The Protestant marching orders have said they can simply bypass the Parades Commission in the future after loyalist flags protestors held scores of parades last month without any approval.

Published February 22, 2013

UUP in meltdown

mccreamccallister.png Two senior figures have quit the Ulster Unionist Party and are set to form a rival political organisation after a row with party leader and former television presenter Mike Nesbitt suddenly erupted into a full party split.

Published February 15, 2013

A legacy of debt

kennynoonandail.jpg Public demonstrations are to be held around the 26 Counties tomorrow (Saturday) to demand a fairer deal on the state’s banking crisis, which will now leave taxpayers paying €60 billion for one bank alone.

Published February 8, 2013

‘A moment in history’

dolourspricefuneral.jpg The funeral of Dolours Price on Monday was a seminal event for Irish republicans as they paid their last respects to an IRA heroine.

Published February 1, 2013

A tragic loss

doloursflag.jpg The passing of Dolours Price, a republican legend, has come as a deep shock to the entire community, regardless of politics or allegiance.

Published January 25, 2013

Short Strand stands unbroken

shortstrandflag.jpg The Short Strand, a small working class nationalist and republican enclave of less than 3,000 men, women and children, has come under a renewed siege in the past week by violent loyalists.

Published January 18, 2013

Garda pact with loyalist ‘idiot’

williefrazer.jpg A deal between the 26 County Garda police and arch-loyalist Willie Frazer for a secret protest in Dublin has been revealed -- just hours after Frazer said he would not condemn an assassination attempt on the life of Six County Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.

Published January 11, 2013

Unionist aggression

flagriotalbertbridge.jpg Unionists and loyalists angered by the removal of the British Union Jack flag above Belfast City Hall are increasingly turning to violence and threats as their protests fail to deliver any progress.

Published January 4, 2013

British sought hunger strike 'capitulation'

hungerstrikersold.jpg Official records have revealed that the British government had a plan to ‘brainwash’ Long Kesh hunger strikers to end their protest individually.

Published December 28, 2012

Loughinisland report quashed

loughinislandvictims.jpg The report of the former police ombudsman into the murder of six men in the Loughinisland massacre has been scrapped after a court hearing on their judicial review.

Published December 21, 2012

Spin and shadows

patfinucanebig2.jpg Most of the 500-page review of the 1989 murder of Belfast defence lawyer Pat Finucane released this week has been heavily censored “in the interests of state security”, the Finucane family has been told.

Published December 14, 2012

Bigots turn against Alliance

allianceburned.jpg A wave of unionist violence and intimidation has followed a vote in the Belfast City Council on Monday to sharply reduce the number of days the British Union Jack flag flies over the City Hall.

Published December 7, 2012

éirígí under attack

leesonmurney.jpg Republican socialist group éirigí is being subjected to a concerted smear campaign following the arrest of one of its members this week.

Published November 30, 2012

A prisoner initiative

maghaberrybig.jpg A decision by a group of 22 prisoners on Maghaberry’s Roe 4 landing to call off their ‘dirty’ [no-wash] protest to facilitate talks on a solution to the prison crisis has been welcomed by politicians in the North.

Published November 23, 2012

The liquidation of Gaza?

gazabombed.jpg Israel is feared to be planning a scorched-earth invasion of the besieged Palestinian enclave of Gaza after days of heavy bombardment reduced large areas of the territory to rubble and killed dozens of men, women and children.

Published November 16, 2012

Politics and policing collide

padraicwilsonprotest.jpg Padraic Wilson, a former leader of IRA prisoners at Long Kesh jail and now a senior Sinn Féin figure, was released on bail on Tuesday after the party strongly protested a court decision to remand him on IRA membership charges.

Published November 9, 2012

Maghaberry crisis turns fatal

blackcar.jpg The shooting of a senior British prison official has drawn attention to the conflict in the north of Ireland and the increasingly bitter dispute over the treatment of republican prisoners at Maghaberry jail.

Published November 2, 2012


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