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PSNI harassment in focus after arrest of society couple

vanderlendens.jpg The false arrest by the PSNI of a retired Dutch naval officer and his former magistrate wife in raids targeting republicans has made international headlines.

Published August 30, 2011

‘Blackmen’ hold provocative march

royalblack.jpg Sectarian tensions were again elevated last weekend as the Royal Black Preceptory, a shadowy masonic organisation comprising of senior members of the Orange Order, held parades across the North.

Published August 30, 2011

Adams subjected to PSNI ‘fishing’ subpoenas

adams.jpg British authorities have broadened their demands for the contents of oral history testimonies dealing with the conflict in Ireland and given to Boston College on the basis of confidentiality.

Published August 30, 2011

Republican mural displaced by advertisement hoarding

womeninstruggle.jpg A controversy erupted in west Belfast this week after a mural honouring republican women killed in the conflict was replaced by an ad promoting landlordism.

Published August 30, 2011

End selective internment

smashinternmentposter.jpg Pressure is growing for other internees at Maghaberry jail to be released following the decision to free critically ill Brendan Lillis last week.

Published August 24, 2011

Warning over media threat as PSNI raids go on

psnicrimescene.jpg Concern is growing at the level of harassment by the PSNI police and their increasing use of the pro-unionist media to set up members of the nationalist community for attack.

Published August 24, 2011

Colin Duffy refused bail ‘as a message’

colinduffypsni.jpg Prominent republican Colin Duffy continues to be held without trial after a judge astonishingly declared that his release might encourage breakaway IRA groups.

Published August 24, 2011

Sectarian parade forced through nationalist village

rasharkin2011.jpg A provocative loyalist band parade in the County Antrim village of Rasharkin passed off peacefully at the weekend.

Published August 24, 2011

McGuinness condemns hardliners

martincmcguinness.jpg Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has hit out at ‘dissident’ republicans, labelling them ‘imposters’ for carrying on the name of the IRA.

Published August 24, 2011

Hunger strike march in Belfast

independenthungerstrike2011.jpg A march to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the deaths of ten republican hunger strikers took place in Belfast at the weekend.

Published August 24, 2011

A freedom won

roisinbrendanlillis.jpg There was shock, disbelief and tears of joy for the friends, family and supporters of critically ill prisoner Brendan Lillis on Thursday when news emerged that their campaign had succeeded in securing his freedom -- and a rare victory against state brutality in the North of Ireland.

Published August 19, 2011

Fears over ‘United States of Eurozone’

sarkozymerkel.jpg French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have presented proposals for a Eurozone government to carry out centralised European decision making on economic matters and extract a new tax on all financial transactions within the Eurozone.

Published August 19, 2011

Police Ombudsman scandal grows

alhutchinson.jpg A new report into the Police Ombudsman’s office in the North has revealed that it is routinely engaging in the cover-up of key intelligence details and censoring its own reports in order to bolster the reputation of the PSNI police and its predecessor, the RUC.

Published August 19, 2011

Blame game follows Derry violence

derryriot.jpg Recriminations have followed an outbreak of trouble which followed Saturday’s parade through the heart of nationalist Derry by the loyalist Apprentice Boys organisation.

Published August 19, 2011

Adams sees further gains for Sinn Fein

camloughhunger.jpg The Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams has predicted further growth for his party in an address at a south Armagh rally to mark the 30th anniversary of the prison hunger strikes of 1981.

Published August 19, 2011

Hopes for justice at Strabane commemoration

eamonnmcdevitt.jpg The brother of a disabled County Tyrone man killed forty years ago by the British Army says he is hopeful a new investigation will clear his brother’s name.

Published August 19, 2011

Brendan Lillis released, says partner

Critically ill internee Brendan Lillis, currently receiving medical care at City Hospital in south Belfast, has been freed, according to his partner.

Published August 18, 2011

The truth about Billy McKavanagh

billymckavanagh.jpg An unarmed Catholic man shot dead by the British army 40 years ago was innocent of any wrongdoing, an inquiry has found.

Published August 13, 2011

Lillis held incommunicado in ‘a pantomime of callousness’

davidfordjustice.jpg The Life Sentence Review Commissioners sat yesterday [Friday] to consider the case of critically ill internee Brendan Lillis, who remains under the watch of prison warders at a hospital in Belfast following his transfer from notorious Maghaberry jail earlier this week.

Published August 13, 2011

No relief from marching season

abod.jpg Clashes erupted in Derry today [Saturday] following a sectarian parade by the loyalist Apprentice Boys’ organisation, one of the largest of the Protestant marching season.

Published August 13, 2011


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