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3 July 2017 Edition

We live in interesting times

3 July 2017

“MAY YOU LIVE in interesting times” is reputed to be an ancient Chinese curse that has been adapted in modern times by figures such as Robert F. Kennedy. Also 'Shine wearing off ‘New Iron Lady’ Theresa May' and 'SDLP flounders in Sinn Féin tide' Free article

Palestine – 50 years of Israeli occupation

3 July 2017

TO MARK the 50th anniversary in June of Israel’s military occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, the GUE/NGL Group of MEPs in the European Parliament reiterated its solidarity “with the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equality” and called for the EU to take immediate action in three particular areas:- Free article

Uafás na Palaistíne ar Scáileán

3 July 2017

TÁ CLÁR faisnéise nua faoin bPalaistín léirithe ag na deartháireacha John agus Gerry McColgan i gcomhair leis an eagraíocht charthanachta Trócaire, a thugann sracfhéachaint uafásach, daonna, ar an cos ar bolg agus cruatan a fhulaingíonn muintir na Palaistíne ar an mbruach Thiar, I Hebron agus i nGaza. Free article

Fianna Fáil abstentionism ensures Tory Taoiseach

3 July 2017

EVEN BEFORE the dust had settled on the Westminster general election – after Sinn Féin received its highest-ever vote and won a record seven seats in the Westminster election – the great and the good from all over Ireland and Britain wasted little time in telling voters why they’d got it wrong. Free article

Fianna Fáil is no alternative to Fine Gael

3 July 2017

BACK IN 2011, when current Fianna Fáil leader Mícheál Martin stood for the leadership of his party, he proclaimed that he wanted to return to the radical roots of Fianna Fáil. Free article

Prison struggle was about the Republic declared in Easter Week 1916

3 July 2017

CAOIMHGHÍN Ó CAOLÁIN, the Director of Elections for H-Blocks Hunger Striker Kieran Doherty who was elected a TD for Cavan/Monagahn in 1981, and who went on himself to become a Sinn Féin TD for Cavan/Monaghan, gave the main address at the launch of the Hunger Strike Exhibition in Westport Town Hall, County Mayo, on 4 June. Free article

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The slow death of Brazil’s Guarani-Kaiowá

3 July 2017

Marco Vernon came to Ireland from Brazil 17 years ago to publicise his people’s plight then was murdered by a rancher’s hirelings – his son returned this year Free article

A right to remember

3 July 2017

JOHNNY McGIBBON, a Sinn Féin activist, recently spent some time in Flanders as part of a delegation organised by ‘The Fellowship of Messines’ to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Messines in the First World War. Free article

Bhuel is féidir rud amháin a rá i bhfábhar Varadkar!

3 July 2017

TÁ SÉ DEACAIR, aon rud maith a rá faoin Taoiseach nua, Leo Varadkar. Tá dearcadh glan Thatcherach aige, agus níl aon chómhbhádh léirithe aige dona daoine is mó buailte sa tír seo ar chor ar bith. Free article

When is genocide not genocide?

3 July 2017

IN THE AFTERMATH of the war in Sri Lanka and the defeat of the Tamil Tiger guerrillas in 2009, the Sri Lankan Government has set out to systematically destroy any hope the Tamils have of establishing their own independent state. Not only that, but the Sinhalese-dominated regime has thrown a blanket of censorship, disinformation and fabrication over the military onslaught that saw as many as 70,000 Tamils – civilians as well as fighters – slaughtered. Free article


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