September 25, 2021

Johnson gets the message

johnsondc.jpg London’s refusal to honour its treaty obligations towards Ireland have been called out by Joe Biden in a major setback for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson during his first meeting with the new US President.

Sinister agenda behind Facebook action

facebookcensorship.jpg Irish republican groups are being forced to fight for the right to free speech this week after scores of social media accounts were shut down and removed by Facebook in a one-sided act of repression.

Justice a big step closer for veteran collusion campaigner

reaveys.jpg Eugene Reavey, who has campaigned for justice since his three brothers were shot by members of a notorious pro-British death squad in January 1976, has hailed the news that a member of the British Crown Forces is expected to face prosecution for the killings.

Grand cover-up plan under pressure

timefortruthdemo.jpg A British plan to impose a statute of limitations on all war crimes committed in the north of Ireland could be in breach of international law, a European human rights commissioner has said.

Council of State shamed by Bruton outburst

johnbruton600.jpg The former 26 County Taoiseach John Bruton is under pressure to withdraw his comments and step down from the body that advises Irish Presidents following a torrent of false and demeaning criticism against the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins.

Parades Commission call for Scotland

callitoutprotest.jpg There have been appeals for a Parades Commission to be set up in Scotland following a weekend of provocative sectarian displays by Orange Order marchers at the weekend.

Hiding Britain’s misdeeds

parasbus.jpg A proposed sweeping amnesty that would stop all investigations into crimes committed during the conflict, including those by the British military, threatens to thwart the pursuit of truth and justice for victims’ families.

Anne Devlin

annedevlin.jpg Despite being tortured by the Redcoats, Anne Devlin, a housekeeper and confidante of Robert Emmet, refused to inform on the United Irishmen. An account of her life by Anti-Imperialist Action on the anniversary of her death, 160 years ago this week.

September 18, 2021

President rises above unionist attacks

presidentmichaeldhiggins.jpg The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, has hit out at those who have insisted he attend an event to publicly celebrate the partition of Ireland.

DUP dial up trouble

protestdonaldson.jpg DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson has issued a veiled threat to the stability of the north of Ireland if his demands on the Brexit protocol are not met.

New horror for Ballymurphy families

ballymurphyinquest2003.jpg The Ballymurphy Massacre Families have spoken of their pain following revelations that the retained organs and other body tissue parts of five of the deceased were retained from their original postmortems in 1971.

Lives of Catholic family threatened by UVF

eastbelfastuvf.jpg A Belfast family has been forced out of their home after receiving sectarian threats from unionist paramilitaries.

Anger at failure to broadcast historic GAA win

gaafinal.jpg The BBC in the north of Ireland has been condemned over its refusal to accord coverage to Gaelic sports after Tyrone won the All-Ireland senior football final.

Relatives settle legal action against British govt

marianbrown2.jpg Relatives of a teenage girl shot dead when British soldiers opened fire in west Belfast nearly 50 years ago have settled legal actions taken against Britain’s Ministry of Defence.

New Roger Casement statue drives reinterment campaign

casementstatue.jpg A three-metre tall statue of Irish revolutionary Roger Casement has been installed on the south Dublin coast near the place of his birth. Using cranes at Dún Laoghaire Baths, the bronze sculpture of Casement was placed high on a plinth.

Protocol is fig leaf for DUP’s retreat to sectarianism

donaldsonorange.jpg Unionism saw in Brexit an opportunity to wreck the Good Friday agreement and get a hard border back. Instead, it is any prospect of the survival of Northern Ireland that has been demolished.

September 11, 2021

DUP’s Brexit blackmail

donaldsonthreat.jpg The DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson has set an agenda for political turmoil in the north of Ireland with a threat to pull out of the North’s political institutions if his demands on the Irish protocol are not met.

Fine Gael leaders stick the finger up

coveneyzapponevaradkar.jpg The scandalous actions of senior Fine Gael Ministers, and the lack of any action against them, are provoking anger among the government’s own supporters.

IRSP HQ raided

irsphqraid.jpg Heavily armed PSNI members raided the headquarters of the Irish Republican Socialist Party (IRSP) in West Belfast this week using a chainsaw to remove the front door.

Call for return of prison visits

irpwascotland2.jpg An anti-internment parade in support of republican prisoners last weekend heard a call for the full resumption of prison visits.

British secrecy bid compared to South American dictatorship

johnsonpinochet.jpg British government plans for a blanket cover-up on conflict-related prosecutions are more sweeping than the amnesty introduced in Chile by the country’s former dictator General Augusto Pinochet, a new report has found.

Ombudsman delays in line with Tory agenda

ombudsmanprotest2.jpg Victims and their families have held a protest outside the Police Ombudsman’s Office in Belfast City Centre calling for the immediate publication of legacy reports, some of which have now been completed for over three years.

Kevin Mulgrew

kevinmulgrew.jpg Family was the watchword for Kevin Mulgrew, who died peacefully at his home in Dundalk on September 5 after a long battle with cancer.

British gaolers are abusing Covid

maghaberrycovid2.jpg The Irish Republican Prisoners Welfare Association call for the direct opening of visits, both social and legal in Maghaberry and Hydebank gaols.

September 4, 2021

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Scotland’s shame

faminesongrangers.jpg Anti-racism charities in Scotland have condemned the police there for not intervening while a group of over 100 soccer fans marched through Glasgow city centre singing the anti-Irish tune ‘The Famine Is Over, Why Don’t You Go Home’.

PSNI to adjust stance in South Armagh

crownforces.jpg A heavily fortified PSNI base in south Armagh could be shut down and lands returned to a Gaelic sports club as the force makes a new bid to win support in the strongly republican area.

All-party opposition to British legacy plan

noamnesty.jpg Representatives from all the major parties in Ireland, north and south, have signed a document outlining their rejection of proposals by the London government to draw a veil over legacy killings.

Children determined to get justice for father

bellchildren.jpg Prosecutors have been accused of ‘dragging their feet’ on the prosecution of five British soldiers who shot a young man six times in the back.

Call for removal of UVF mural at football grounds

uvfmuralcrusaders.jpg Disturbing new hoarding featuring masked UVF gunmen has appeared next to the home ground of Crusaders Football Club.

Compensation scheme for victims opens

vpb.jpg A long-delayed compensation scheme is set to bring official recognition for many of those who suffered permanent disablement in the conflict. After years of political and legal disputes, the scheme opened for applications this week.

Soldier who shot our Annette will never be questioned

annettemcgavigan3.jpg The family of 14 year-old schoolgirl, Annette McGavigan, who was shot dead in Derry by the British Army in 1971, have written the following open letter to the British Direct Ruler Brandon Lewis accusing his government of treating them shamefully.

British occupation will never be acceptable

ceasefirecavalcade.jpg Anti-Imperialist Action offer their critique of the Provisional IRA ceasefire, which began on August 31, 1994, 27 years ago this week.

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