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The politics of internment, 1971

internmentposter.jpg An extract from the book, Internment, by John McGuffin, on the thinking that went into the policy of internment without trial, implemented in the north of Ireland 39 years ago this week.

Published August 10, 2010

The Miami Showband massacre

miami.jpg The slaughter of three band members saw the unintentional exposure of the involvement of British military personnel in directing and assisting unionist death squads in their murder campaign.

Published August 6, 2010

Ghosts of a forgotten massacre

ballymurphyfamilies.jpg In August 1971, British soldiers went on a three-day killing rampage in Ballymurphy, murdering 11 innocent people. Now their families want justice for Belfast's Bloody Sunday.

Published August 2, 2010

Republican prisoners deserve support

paulduffy.jpg The prepared text of the address by Paul Duffy, a former republican prisoner and brother of Colin Duffy, to the ‘Families, friends and ex-PoWs march’ for republican prisoners in Lurgan on Sunday.

Published July 26, 2010

In my son’s name

patsyohara.jpg The message sent by Peggy O’Hara, mother of hunger-strike Patsy O’Hara, on the first Anniversary of the Hunger Strike deaths to Irish Solidarity activists in Scotland and England.

Published July 22, 2010

Reforming the Republic

mcguinness.jpg The full text of the Hume Lecture delivered by Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness at the McGill Summer School over the weekend.

Published July 19, 2010

The Battle of the Boyne

battleoftheboyne.jpg No year in Irish history is better known than 1690. No Irish battle is more famous than William III’s victory over James II at the River Boyne, a few miles west of Drogheda

Published July 16, 2010

Anthony McDowell

anthonymcdowell.jpg At the time of his death, Anthony McDowell (13), lived with his family in Duneden Park, Ardoyne. He was shot dead on 19th April 1973, by the British Army’s Parachute Regiment.

Published July 12, 2010

The Falls Road curfew

fallsroadcurfewpaper.jpg The Falls Road curfew of the summer of 1970 is regarded as a major turning point in the early history of the conflict.

Published July 8, 2010

Connolly and the Irish Language

jamesconnolly.jpg Imposing English as the first language of Ireland was a pre-meditated project of the English invaders to attempt to condition the people they wished to oppress.

Published July 6, 2010

Remembering day in June helps build a better future

shortstrand.jpg The people of Belfast’s Ballymacarrett-Short Strand area have made a valuable contribution to the struggle for a united Ireland.

Published July 1, 2010

The battle of St Matthew’s

battleofstmatthewsbrits.jpg The geographical and symbolic position of St Matthew’s Church, facing on to the staunchly loyalist Newtownards Road, played a major factor in the events which were to unfold in June 1970.

Published June 28, 2010

New republic not possible without a united island

gerryadamsflat.jpg Both North and South have failed miserably as separate entities. The best way forward is to avoid the wastes and inequalities of partition, writes Gerry Adams.

Published June 24, 2010

Does the inquiry hide darker aspects of Bloody Sunday?

bloodysundayinquiry.jpg It would be a mistake to see Saville's report as supplying the definitive answers to what happened on January 30, 1972 in Derry.

Published June 21, 2010

How Saville reported the killings

sundayvictims.jpg How the Saville and Widgery reports differed in their findings for each of the Bloody Sunday victims.

Published June 17, 2010

Bloody Sunday - A personal reflection

bloodysundaydaly.jpg The British public has the right to know what has been done in their name and the fact that ordinary working class families, as well as all those wounded on the day, were left to carry the burden of injustice for almost 40 years.

Published June 14, 2010

Bloody Sunday - A long walk to justice

bloodysundaymarch.jpg They have fought so hard for so long, but in just a few days’ time, the families of those killed and injured on Bloody Sunday will gather in Derry’s Guildhall to see whether they’ve finally been given justice.

Published June 11, 2010

Did Israel deliberately kill civilians?

freedomflotilla.jpg There is clear evidence present that the State of Israeli may have deliberately and with forethought intended to provoke a conflict in order to assassinate civilians sailing aboard the Freedom Flotilla, and therefore violently discourage any further attempts to deliver humanitarian aid to the Palestinians of besieged Gaza.

Published June 4, 2010

Action alert over Israeli attack

flotillaprotestsf.jpg An action alert to hold Israel to account over the murder of international human rights activists and the hijacking of their aid flotilla.

Published May 31, 2010

The course towards convergence

martinmcguinness.jpg The address by Sinn Fein Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness to a North South Consultative Conference in Farmleigh in Dublin on Wednesday.

Published May 27, 2010


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