October 2016 Web front 200

Tom Hayden RIP – An incalculable loss to the struggle for civil rights, justice and freedom

25 October 2016

Tom Hayden’s involvement in the civil rights movement in the US is legendary: his was the voice of a new generation which opposed the war in Vietnam and espoused radical politics and challenged prejudice, discrimination and justice, both domestically and internationally Free article

3 October 1981 – The H-Blocks Hunger Strike ends

3 October 2016

The epic and heroic chapter in Irish history that was the H-Block Hunger Strike came to an end after 217 tortuous days on 3 October 1981. Free article

Backlash against GARC protesters after venomous abuse of Holy Cross priest in Ardoyne

2 October 2016

Fr Gary Donegan stood with the Holy Cross schoolchildren who ran the gauntlet of unionist bigotry, bricks, bottles and pipe-bombs Free article

‘Camp Twaddell’ dismantled as unionists begin to honour Ardoyne parades agreement

1 October 2016

Talks hope to resolve issues at Ardoyne and handful of contentious loyal order parades Free article

Ardoyne community appeals to GARC to call off protests over Crumlin Road parade deal

30 September 2016

GARC plans a parade on Friday evening and a protest on Saturday morning Free article

Palestine solidarity protest at Dundalk FC v Maccabi Tel Aviv – 7pm, Tallaght Stadium

29 September 2016

The protest is to highlight the BDS call for the expulsion of the Israeli FA from FIFA and UEFA due to Israel’s ongoing human rights abuses against the Palestinian people, including Palestinian sportspeople Free article

International solidarity and support is essential to achieve Irish unity

28 September 2016

Sinn Féin MLAs Declan Kearney and Raymond McCartney travelled to Paris last Saturday at the invitation of the French Communist Party to take part in a political and cultural programme of events to commemorate the sacrifice of the Hunger Strike martyrs and discuss the historic political watersheds of 1916 and 1981 Free article

Gaeilge sa Ghaeltacht – Cad é faoin Español?

26 September 2016

Ar Lá Eorpach na dTeangacha, caitheann Seán Ó Néill a shúil ar chúpla scéal a tháinig chun solais le gairid Free article

The Great Escape from the H-Blocks

25 September 2016

TWO YEARS after the epic 1981 H-Block Hunger Strike in which ten young republicans died, there was another epic event at Long Kesh that dealt a huge blow to the Thatcher regime in Ireland. This was the escape of 38 IRA prisoners from H-Block 7 on Sunday 25 September 1983. Free article

Media peddles British agent's anonymous hearsay as fact

21 September 2016

Media falls over itself to present discredited conspiracy theories that rely on the claims of an anonymous paid liar and British agent as fact with no evidence Free article

MRF soldier-spy’s family wins first battle against British Army chiefs

13 September 2016

Strabane-born soldier was killed when an IRA counter-intelligence unit ambushed him on 2 October 1972 during a ‘Four Square Laundry’ collection in west Belfast Free article

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Uncomfortable Conversations 

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An initiative for dialogue 

for reconciliation 

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Contributions from key figures in the churches, academia and wider civic society as well as senior republican figures

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