20 November 2003 Edition

Assembly Election 2003 Constituency overview - Part III of III

20 November 2003

In the final part of a three-week series, An Phoblacht tracks the Sinn Féin vote share across the 18 constituencies and the state of play between the other political parties. Free article

Why should we boycott Coca-Cola?

20 November 2003

Luis Eduardo García has been working for Coca-Cola in Colombia for the last 25 years, the same length of time he has been a member of the trade union SINALTRAINAL. He is currently touring Britain and Ireland to raise awareness about the situation of trade unionists in Colombia, and specifically in that country's Coca-Cola bottling plants. He is calling for more people and organisations to join the boycott against Coca-Cola products pioneered in Ireland by the Latin America Solidarity Centre. While here, he spoke to An Phoblacht Free article

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20 November 2003

Estimates mean cuts and stealth taxes

20 November 2003

Rejecting the Book of Estimates presented last week, Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin accused the government of launching a "two-pronged attack on citizens" by charging more money for less services. Speaking during the debate in the Dáil on Tuesday, the Cavan/Monaghan TD described as "mean and dangerous" the new restrictions on the rent supplement, which he said would "penalise the homeless, the poorly housed and those on the economic margins". Free article

Nationalist success in Catalan poll

20 November 2003

Elections in Catalunya to elect a new autonomous government have brought good news for the separatist ERC party (Catalunyan Republican Left), which managed to nearly double its number of seats in the Catalan Parliament and now holds the key to the formation of the new government. Free article

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Most vulnerable hit in government spending estimates

20 November 2003

Nobody expects surprises any more from this government's November estimates or actual budgets. But last week's slap in the face for those seeking rent allowance came as a shock to even the most cynical budget analysts. Free article

SF the best guarantee of policing progress

20 November 2003

"Sinn Féin wants to see effective, civic policing. We want to get policing right. Sinn Féin has been central to discussions relating to the future of policing in Ireland," North Belfast candidate Gerry Kelly told a press conference this week. Free article

Paras wanted to talk - journalist - Bloody Sunday Inquiry

20 November 2003

A former member of the Parachute Regiment who later became a journalist told the Saville Inquiry on Tuesday about threats he received after a Channel 4 documentary about Bloody Sunday in which he was involved was aired. Free article

Loyalists target memorial to murdered Catholic

20 November 2003

A memorial erected by the family of Ciarán Cummings, a Catholic shot dead by unionist paramilitaries in Antrim in 2001, has been wrecked by loyalists. The wooden cross placed at the spot where the teenager was killed by UVF gunmen was smashed to pieces. Free article

South Down raids and arrests slammed

20 November 2003

The arrest of eight people from Kilcoo and Castlewellan in South Down during the early hours of Tuesday morning 11 November, has been slammed by local Sinn Féin Councillor and Assembly candidate Willie Clarke. Free article


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