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22 August 2002 Edition

Fluoridation: Healthy democracy - or sick dictatorship?

22 August 2002

History is littered with accounts of how practices once believed to be beneficial were over a period of time found to be anything but. Free article

Confusion, chaos and crisis

22 August 2002

When does 800 jobs lost add up to 2,000? When are free fees for third level students a good idea and a bad one at the same time? When is a review in fact a cutback? When does one hand of government not know what the other is doing? Welcome to the continuing voyages of Fianna Fáil and the Progressive Democrats in government. Free article

Who is accounting for whom?

22 August 2002

Highly paid business executives being led handcuffed from their plush corporate headquarters - it couldn't happen here? Well think again. Despite the protestations of the wider financial community, they are driven by the same short-term profit mentality and dubious business practices that have lead to catastrophe in the US, as workers see not just profits disappear but their jobs and pension funds too. Free article

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.

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West Papuan activists occupy Dutch embassy

22 August 2002

On 15 August, four Irish human rights activists - Mark Doris, Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, Treena Lenthall and Ciaran O'Reilly - were arrested after they staged a sit-down protest inside the Dutch Embassy in Dublin. The protest, on behalf of the indigenous population of West Papua, coincided with the 40th anniversary of the signing of the New York Agreement by the Dutch colonial power, Indonesia, and the UN in 1962 - and without consultation with West Papuans. This squalid deal allowed the emerging Asian power to overrule the West Papuan parliament and militarily occupy the island. Free article

An Chailleach Bhéarra

22 August 2002

Many people have been described as being 'as old as the Cailleach Bhéarra'. This week, AN DROAI RUA takes a better look at this mystical woman. Free article

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