3 August 2006 Edition

UDA 'show of strength' amid feud fears

3 August 2006

Amid fears of another round of blood letting within the UDA up to 800 members and supporters of the unionist paramilitary group staged a 'show of strength' on the Shankill Road in Belfast on Saturday 30 July. Free article

International - Arrest orders against former dictators and top military officers

3 August 2006

Guatemalan genocide under scrutiny, In Brief - GM crop failure and Homeland swindling Free article

Sunday Indo does an ostrich

3 August 2006

The Sunday Independent, unable to quell rising support for Sinn Féin by their constant attacks, rants and lies about the party have resorted to a new tactic - pretending Sinn Féin simply does not exist. In a Sunday Independent survey issued to businesses throughout the 26 Counties the very first question is "Which party will you support in the next election?" The options listed are Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, Labour, Progressive Democrats, or the Greens. Free article

UVF behind Tobermore killing

3 August 2006

The UVF is being accused of killing a 36 year old man in Tobermore, County Derry in the early hours of Saturday morning 29 July. Local sources told An Phoblacht that the dead man, 36 year old Ronald Mackie from Stirlingshire, Scotland, was involved in an altercation with the commander of the local UVF as he attended a disco in Tobermore United Football Club. A gang took Mackie and his two companions outside the building where they savagely beat him and forced his friends to watch. Free article

British climb-down on Crossmaglen land grab

3 August 2006

Sinn Féin MP for Newry and Armagh Conor Murphy has welcomed a climb-down by the British government over plans by the PSNI to steal land adjacent to Crossmaglen Square. The majority of land owners have now been issued with letters informing them that the plans to 'vest' their land have been abandoned. The U-turn comes after a campaign led by Sinn Féin and the local residents which involved meetings at the highest levels of both the British and Irish governments. Free article

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Nuacht na nOibrithe

3 August 2006

Taxi drivers keep up the pressure, National cleaners' strike in South Africa and Urgent Appeal from Lebanese Unions Free article

Cassells report fails to address gas giveaway

3 August 2006

The corrupt former Minister for Energy and Communica-tions Ray Burke and his successor Micheal Lowry who jointly brought about the conditions by which exploration companies can search for and exploit our natural resources free graitas, ultimately made a huge political blunder. Attention has been focused on the issue by the Shell to Sea Campaign who oppose the gas being brought on shore for processing. Amidst this protracted and bitter dispute some interesting facts have emerged about the Corrib gas. Free article

Housing policy run by developers, property speculators and banks

3 August 2006

The Bank of Ireland has this week revised upwards its predictions for house prices to €395,000 across the 26 Counties and €532,000 in Dublin. Prices continue to break all records despite regular claims that the market is 'calming' or 'peaking'. Bank profits and the indebtedness of the working population are also breaking all records. Free article

Children terrified after paint bomb attacks

3 August 2006

A mother of three whose home was attacked by loyalist paint bombers has said her youngest children, aged eight and six, are now too afraid to return to their Donegall Road home. A number of windows were broken by the force of the paint bombs while paint was splattered across the front of the house. Free article

Coiste Summer School heads for South Armagh

3 August 2006

Coiste na nIarchimí, the umbrella organisation for republican ex-prisoners, will host its annual summer school this year from 16-18 August in the Tí Chulainn Cultural and Heritage Centre, Mullaghbawn, Co Armagh. The event has been organised under the Coiste Processes of Nation Building (PNB) Project. The overall theme for the three days will be; "Cherishing the children of the nation equally." The theme of children was selected to highlight the equality at the core of the1916 Proclamation ninety years ago and to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Hunger Strike in 1981 when Bobby Sands made his oft quoted comment "Our revenge will be the laughter of our children". Free article


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