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11 March 1999 Edition

Where racism and sectarianism meet

11 March 1999

Jonathan McIvor, formally of the Metropolitan police, presently of the RUC and undergoing a public relations makeover, provides a perfect illustration of the seamless connection between racism and sectarianism. McIvor, who was singled out for particularly scathing criticism by the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry, has moved effortlessly from the racist canteen culture of the Met to the sectarian canteen culture of the RUC. Free article

Seven Basque Citizens arrested in Paris and Basque Country

11 March 1999

On Tuesday, 9 March 1999, Spanish and French police arrested seven Basque citizens in Paris. The Basque Nationalist parties have criticised the attitude of the Spanish government, which keeps using policing methods to solve the Basque conflict. Joseba Egibar, one of the leading figures of the conservative Basque Nationalist Party, criticised the approach of the Spanish government to the political process opened in the Basque Country after ETA's cease-fire declaration. ``The police actions are shaping the government approach to the peace process''. Free article

Buille an Bhachaill

11 March 1999

Dá gceapfadh aon duinne go mbeadh Cliarlathas na hEaglaise Caitlicí ag cúlú ina dhiaidh `athmhacnamh' an Ardeaspaig Uí Chonáil an tseachtain seo, bheadh dearmad á dhéanamh aige. Free article

Workers in struggle

11 March 1999

Bacon 2 - Property developers will reap benefits, War - Who is it good for? and Three tales of unemployment Free article

Back issue: ``Self inflicted'' murder

11 March 1999

``It is clearly possible that Mr. McCooey himself provided part of the force which led to his injuries'', claimed the judge whilst summing up in a Belfast court last Thursday. Free article

An Phoblacht Magazine

AN PHOBLACHT MAGAZINE:

  • The first edition of this new magazine will feature a 10 page special on the life and legacy of our leader Martin McGuinness to mark the first anniversary of his untimely passing.
  • It will include a personal reminiscence by Gerry Adams and contributions from the McGuinness family.
  • There will also be an exclusive interview with our new Uachtarán Mary Lou McDonald.

Buy An Phoblacht magazine here

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New in print: Weathering

11 March 1999

If a poem is about a single idea, then a collection of poetry should be a complete experience - and that's what Ann Zell has produced in Weathering. Free article

Television: House of fun

11 March 1999

The Stormont Story (BBC1) Loyalists (BBC2) Eurosong 99 (RTE1) The Lakes (BBC1) Free article

Dúirt siad...

11 March 1999

The week in quotes.... Free article


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