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14 August 2003 Edition

Thousands call for truth on collusion

14 August 2003

The hard work put into organising Sunday's rally at Belfast City Hall paid off. One of the largest republican rallies in Belfast City Centre in recent times saw upwards of 10,000 people gather in front of the City Hall to hear Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams call on people to keep fighting for the truth. Free article

March for the right to vote

14 August 2003

I was only eleven in 1968, living across the Irish Sea in Britain, but I still remember the television images of the Civil Rights marches in the North of Ireland. Here was a place, I was told at the time, that was a part of Britain where ordinary people, who incidentally looked just like the people of my own neighbourhood, were marching on the streets for the right to vote. Free article

PSNI search homes of former UDR soldiers

14 August 2003

The homes of up to 30 former UDR soldiers have been searched by PSNI officers investigating the nearly 30-year-old killing of independent nationalist councillor Patrick Kelly. The PSNI are looking into claims that UDR soldiers were responsible for the shooting death of the father-of-four on 24 July 1974. Free article

McBride mother brands British minister "a disgrace"

14 August 2003

The mother of a north Belfast teenager killed by British soldiers in 1992 walked out of a meeting with John Spellar, the NIO minister with responsibilities for human rights, declaring him an "absolute disgrace". The meeting took place at Castle Buildings on Monday. Free article

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Father Brown in the States

14 August 2003

In the second part of his interview with JOANNE CORCORAN, republican stalwart Joe Cahill discusses his adventures in the United States, his brother Frank's trojan efforts in building community enterprises in West Belfast, his thoughts on the upcoming young crop of republicans and the role of An Phoblacht today. Free article

Report calls for end to asylum seeker detentions

14 August 2003

A new report has called on the British government to end its practice of detaining asylum seekers at Maghaberry jail in Co Antrim while their applications are being dealt with. The report by the Law Centre, entitled Sanctuary in a Cell, revealed that since its previous report in November 2000, the number of people detained at Maghaberry has increased by 20%. Free article


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