11 November 2004 Edition

Israeli activist speaks out

11 November 2004

Tuesday 9 November marked the anniversary of Kristallnacht, the 1938 attack by the Nazis against Jewish interests in Germany. Dalit Baum, of the Coalition of Women for Justice in Israel - a coalition of nine different organisations that work for peace - has been touring Europe and the United States to highlight the illegality and cruelty of Israel's Wall. Free article

De Brún to concentrate on Europe

11 November 2004

Six-County Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún has resigned her Assembly seat for West Belfast to concentrate on her role as a member of the European Parliament. Free article

International solidarity against Israel's Apartheid Wall

11 November 2004

JAMAL JUMA is Co-ordinator of the Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign - www.stopthewall.org. Here, during the 2nd International Week against the Apartheid Wall, he writes about the impact of the wall and urges an international campaign against Israel similar to that carried out against Apartheid South Africa. Free article

Mayo protests asbestos incinerator plan

11 November 2004

"Is the Department intending to use Mayo as the sink for every environmental hazardous waste process that industrialists and multinationals want to bring to this country? Are such foreign companies trying to take advantage of the attitude of the coalition government here to the question of incineration, which successive Ministers have been trying to force down our throats, over the past five years? Free article

Sinn Féin reps meet Minister on Sellafield

11 November 2004

Sinn Féin Environment spokespersons Willie Clarke MLA and Arthur Morgan TD (pictured) met with the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government Dick Roche on Tuesday at Leinster House. During the meeting they pressed the Minister to intensify Government efforts to have the Sellafield nuclear processing plant closed. Free article

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Tax breaks for private hospital developers slammed

11 November 2004

The Taoiseach has been challenged by Sinn Féin Health spokesperson Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin on the massive tax breaks that the Government gives to multi-millionaire developers of private hospitals. During Leaders' Questions in the Dáil on Wednesday, Ó Caoláin said it was "crazy for this State to reward multi-millionaire developers and speculators for building private medical facilities, while at the same time our public hospital system is in crisis". Free article

Newry councillors visit South Dublin

11 November 2004

A cross-party delegation of councillors from Newry and Mourne District Council received a warm welcome from their colleagues in South Dublin County Council last Monday night. The reciprocal visit came a week after a delegation from South Dublin County Council travelled North to visit Newry and Mourne as part of the Confederation of European Councillors European Exchange programme. Free article

SF backs building workers

11 November 2004

Speaking on an emergency motion at a meeting of South Dublin County Council, Sinn Féin Councillors Mark Daly and Cathal King backed a delegation of builders in the public gallery who had protested outside against their treatment by a sub-contractor hired by Turkish construction firm GAMA to work on a council building site. As well as unsafe conditions, these workers have now seen their promised wages disappear. Free article

Schoolboy kicked unconscious

11 November 2004

Two schoolboys were hospitalised after a gang of up to 15 loyalist youths set upon them as they got off their school bus on Thursday 4 November at Newbuildings, just outside Derry City. Free article

Filipino families attacked

11 November 2004

Unionist paramilitaries were behind a racist attack on three houses and two cars belonging to Filipino families living in Queen Victoria Gardens and Fortwilliam Parade in the Skegoniel area of North Belfast at around 1.50am on Tuesday 9 November. The homes and cars had Combat 18 logos, swastikas and racist slogans daubed on them. Free article

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