23 October 2003 Edition

Sinn Féin launches Cross-Border strategy

23 October 2003

Sinn Féin held a conference last Saturday in Armagh on the theme of building a community for the unification of Ireland. The conference marked a watershed in the progress of the party's all-Ireland strategy for the development of a new Ireland of Equals. Free article

Protestors force Bolivian President into exile

23 October 2003

Bolivia's neo-liberal political parties have regained control of the South American country's Congress after a general strike put an end to the government of President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada. The parties agreed to formalise Sanchez de Lozada's resignation, his exile to Miami and the election of Vice President Carlos Mesa as the country's new president. Free article

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23 October 2003

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General Jackson under pressure

23 October 2003

General Mike Jackson appeared before the Bloody Sunday Inquiry for a second time last week to answer accusations that, together with a junior officer, Major Ted Loden, who actually signed the document, he had concocted a handwritten, so-called Shot List of 'gunmen' and 'nail-bombers' killed and injured on Bloody Sunday. Also, the claims of the informer Paddy Ward, who has been giving evidence to the Inquiry, have been dismissed by Martin McGuinness as "pure fantasy". Free article

Brennan refuses union talks on Aer Rianta

23 October 2003

Rolling work stoppages are set to hit the 26 Counties' three largest airports in the coming weeks as transport minister Seamus Brennan refuses to respond to union requests for talks on his break up proposals for Aer Rianta. Also, IMPACT union cabin crew working for Aer Lingus are taking industrial action after management refused to negotiate with them on new productivity proposals which would mean the airline employees working longer hours for less money. Free article

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One in three in Six Counties living in poverty

23 October 2003

A recently-released report has revealed that one in three people in the Six Counties is living in poverty. Free article

Sectarian attacks update

23 October 2003

A 16-year-old girl has narrowly missed losing an eye after a sectarian attack on a Belfast city bus, just one of the sectarian attacks against nationalists of the past week. Read on... Free article

UDA target their former political leaders

23 October 2003

The UDA said a vendetta against former Ulster Democratic Party (UDP) members Gary McMichael and David Adams is an internal matter and has accused both men of using the unionist paramilitary group to further their careers and social standing. Free article

Unionist reprimanded for anti-Muslim comments

23 October 2003

Ulster Unionist councillor Fred Crowe has received a written warning from party leader David Trimble after he made anti-Muslim comments on a BBC news programme. Free article

Government must support people with disabilities in Budget

23 October 2003

Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin spoke at the launch of the Disability Federation of Ireland's Pre-Budget Submission on Tuesday. He called on the Government to provide the necessary resources in Budget 2004 and to accompany this with rights-based disability legislation. Free article


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