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2 November 2014 Edition

EDITORIAL: DUP looking over their shoulders – Who's behind Peter Robinson?

2 November 2014

THE Democratic Unionist Party are looking over their shoulders at their newly-unveiled allies in the ‘pan-unionist front’, including the ‘political advisers’ to the UVF and the UDA. Free article

Tough decisions – By Peter Bunting, Irish Congress of Trade Unions Assistant General Secretary

2 November 2014

SAMMY WILSON was on the radio again, talking about tough decisions. Sinn Féin’s Mitchel McLaughlin did not deserve to be the Speaker of the Assembly because his party was ‘incapable of taking tough decisions on welfare reform’. The DUP, on the other hand, could take tough decisions. That is why they were taking the tough decision to renege on an agreement about which MLA would replace the DUP’s Willie Hay as Speaker. Free article

Loyalist death threats to solicitor and republicans

2 November 2014

A WEST BELFAST solicitor under threat from loyalists has insisted he will not be deterred from continuing to represent his clients. Free article

Kincora announcement fuels fears of ‘cover-up’

2 November 2014

“THERE NEEDS to be an independent inquiry into the sexual abuse of boys in the Kincora Boys Home,” said Sinn Féin’s West Belfast MP Paul Maskey after the British Government said on 21 October that the Kincora Boys’ Home will not be part of its Woolf inquiry looking into child sex abuse but will be included in the North’s Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry chaired by Judge Anthony Hart. Free article

The burning of Long Kesh, 1974

2 November 2014

THE BURNING of Long Kesh and the events of 15/16 October 1974 is one of the most significant events in the history of the conflict and republican prison struggle. Premium service article

Strong showings for Sinn Féin

2 November 2014

WHILE disappointment was probably the first reaction of many republican supporters after being pipped for the Dublin South-West by-election seat by the Socialist Party’s Paul Murphy running under the flag of the Anti-Austerity Alliance, the Sinn Féin performances there and in Roscommon/South Leitrim in October were, in fact, very good and augur well for the next Dáil general election. Premium service article

The Irish Neutrality League

2 November 2014

BY NOVEMBER 1914, the scale and horror of the war in Europe was beginning to emerge and the British Government was desperate for recruits to swell the ranks of the British Army. In Ireland, John Redmond and his Irish Parliamentary Party had agreed to become British recruiting sergeants but they were met with determined opposition from Irish republicans, trade unionists and other progressive voices. Free article

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What is justice?

2 November 2014

WHEN MY FATHER, Harry, was murdered in September 2007, my sisters and I felt as though we had stepped into an alternate reality. The safe walls of our home had been smashed down; we were set adrift without our anchor and had to find our own way back to reality and normality. Free article

The public school Citizen Army anarchist

2 November 2014

Captain Jack White – Imperialism, Anarchism and the Irish Citizen Army. By Leo Keohane. Merrion Press. Price (Paperback) €19.75; (Hardback) €49.95 Free article

Playing with the boys

2 November 2014

THE YEAR 1972 saw the passing into law by the US Congress and Richard Nixon of Title IX to amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Free article

Preparing for the end-game

2 November 2014

THE FRONT of our end-terrace house in Andersonstown in Belfast is like a window on the changing seasons. Chestnut trees nearby offer a windfall while the October breezes slowly undress them, peeling the golden leaves off their wooden limbs. It makes autumn very easy on the eye. It also reinforces the inexorable cycle of change – the impermanence of everything in our lives. Free article

I nDíl Chuimhne

2 November 2014

Life springs from death and from the graves of patriot men and women spring living nations – Pádraig Pearse Free article


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