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27 February 2003 Edition

British collusion Brigadier posted to the Gulf

27 February 2003

British Prime Minister Tony Blair was recently described by one of his own backbench MPs as the true heir to Margaret Thatcher Free article

Examining the language of power

27 February 2003

Ella O'Dwyer's astonishing book, "The Rising of the Moon", is all about the language of power, and its origins are in the 14 years that Ella herself spent as a political prisoner in England. At the launch, Seamus Deane attemted to sum up the scope of the work - "It is a book about the language of slavery, victimhood, silence engineered by coercion, the language of emancipation, the language to get out of the cage, which Ella knows all about, that language which is abducted by people in power, dedicated to the very overthrow of those who seek freedom." Free article

Harney's U-turn On CE Schemes

27 February 2003

Community businesses in north Dublin got a stay of execution on Monday after Mary Harney did a u-turn on her decision to withdraw FáS funding from 12 community business schemes. Free article

Limerick on the Web

27 February 2003

Limerick Sinn Féin has arrived on the web. Their site,, compiled by the Clancy/O'Callaghan cumann, has already received hundreds of hits. 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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Outrage as Basque paper is suppressed

27 February 2003

At this time of debate around sanctions over human rights abuses, it is worth reminding ourselves that human rights standards in some EU countries are far from what governments would like us to believe. Spain is a fine example, with a long record of a dirty war against the Basques, combined with cultural and political repression. Free article

Art Mac Cumhaigh

27 February 2003

After the abuse the soul of the 18th century poet 'Art Mac Cumhaigh' suffered during the Slógadh, An DRAOI RUA attempts to redeem some credibility for the man's charachter so that he may rest in peace again. Free article

A very short-lived coup

27 February 2003

Last week, RTé brought us an invaluable piece of history from Venezuela, True Lives: Surviving the Coup. Free article

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