1 June 2006 Edition

Man escapes death in sectarian attack

1 June 2006

A 40-year-old nationalist man who was set upon by loyalists last weekend says he was lucky to escape with his life. Free article

International: Sacking of army staff spark for widespread conflict

1 June 2006

The legacy of division and violence is playing havoc with East Timor's young democracy. On Monday 29 May, President and Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao and Mari Alkatiri, held crisis talks to try to regain control. It was the first meeting between the two since the intervention of an 1,800-strong force of Australian peacekeepers. Despite their presence thousands have fled their homes and aid agencies say supplies are being looted. Free article

Youth activists rooftop protest

1 June 2006

Ógra Shinn Fein in strabane held a Smash Political Policing protest at railway street in the town on Saturday 27 May. The protest was in response to the recent harassment of young republicans in west Tyrone by the RUC/PSNI. Free article

Irish Government signs up to robbery of African fishing rights

1 June 2006

In an act of gross hypocrisy the Irish Government last week signed up to a deal between the EU and Morocco to rob the fishing rights of the people of Western Sahara - a nation occupied by Morocco - while at the same time issuing a statement claiming to support the right of the people of Western Sahara to self-determination. Free article

Economy Global factors affecting Irish workers

1 June 2006

The Irish worker is trapped. With partnership talks on a new three year wage agreement stumbling on the issues of inflation and workers rights, and with global financial markets in turmoil, the first ever national employment survey complete with accompanying media and political reaction to it has shown more clearly than ever before that the Irish worker is ensnared in a vicious trap of global market demands on one hand and an exploitative inequitable domestic economy on another. Free article

International In Brief

1 June 2006

Palestine, Colombia, Burma, US in Iraq and Somalia unrest Free article


1 June 2006

41 week wait for cases at Employment Tribunal, Low paid lose out again and FÁS workers accept LRC proposals Free article

In Brief

1 June 2006

Rossport Solidarity Camp, Graves desecrated in sectarian rampage, PSNI harassment in Cushendall, Iraq suspect serving in North, Carroll and Ó Ceannabháin for Galway West, Ireland - Basque Solidarity, Racist attacks and Councillor slams CS gas attack Free article

Dúirt Siad...

1 June 2006

The week in quotes. Free article

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