7 May 1998 Edition

Nationalists beaten in Castlederg

7 May 1998

A number of nationalists were attacked after a Loyalist march in the County Tyrone town of Castlederg on Saturday, April 25. Two men who were dragged out of a cafe and beaten in the street. One of their assailants was identified as the son of an RUC man. Free article

Outrage at Garda racist attack

7 May 1998

The Association of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Ireland yesterday claimed that the Garda Síochána conducted a violent attack on a refugee living in Drimnagh, a suburb of Dublin, on Friday morning 1 May. Free article

From positive neutrality to nuclear insanity

7 May 1998

On 22 May people in the 26 Counties will be voting on the Amsterdam Treaty. The `No' campaign is being led by the Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA) to which Sinn Féin is affiliated. Here we carry an edited verison of PANA's case for a `No' vote. Free article

Bessbrook demands demilitarisation

7 May 1998

On Saturday May 2 a protest was held in the South Armagh village of Bessbrook calling for an end to Crown forces harassment of the local people. More than a 150 from the Bessbrook and High Street residents who assembled to march to the permanent checkpoint in the Green Road area were confronted by a line of RUC men and landrovers. Free article

New evidence on Loughgall Martyrs

7 May 1998

New independent evidence regarding the SAS and RUC operation, which resulted in the killing of eight IRA Volunteers and one civilian at Loughgall on 8 May 1987, has been revealed by the Loughgall Truth and Justice Campaign. Free article

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Lessons from the H-Block struggle

7 May 1998

``Was the hunger strike worth it?'' That is the opening sentence in the introduction to Gaol History, a document used to familiarise all POWs with the history of the H Blocks. It chronicles the struggle and sacrifices that were necessary to achieve the conditions we now enjoy and which allow us a quality of life suited to long-term political prisoners. Free article

New NIO `peace' wall fails first test.

7 May 1998

Nationalists from the beseiged Whitewell Road area on the outskirts of North Belfast have bitterly condemmed a series of loyalists attacks last weekend and placed the blame for them at the heads of the Northern Ireland Office. Free article

Women's Coalition member forced out after loyalist threat

7 May 1998

Women's Coalition member Pearl Sagar had to move home after she was threatened by loyalists in East Belfast. Free article

RUC `survey' Catholic schools

7 May 1998

North Belfast Sinn Féin Councillor Danny Lavery has criticised the principals and teachers of two Catholic secondary schools who allowed the RUC to conduct a survey among their sixth formers. Free article

The democratic revolution is not complete

7 May 1998

It's strange the things that people find challenging. Valli Moosa is the South African Minister for Provincial Affairs and Constitutional Development and ANC National Executive member. He has been an anti-apartheid activist since the age of 14 and as such has been imprisoned, participated in a gruelling six years negotiations process and taken on the transformation of a hugely indebted, inequitable economy turning it into one where basic needs are put before vested interests. Free article

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