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10 February 2000 Edition

Mexican students attacked

10 February 2000

It was six in the morning on Sunday, 6 February, when 2,500 police officers surrounded the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) campus. Behind the barricaded entrances, 632 students slept, oblivious to the police activity. Just minutes later, the police moved in and arrested the students, ending 291 days of protest by the students. Free article

Crainn Draíochta

10 February 2000

`Dá dtiocfadh le duine teagmhail a dhéanamh le spiorad an chrainn, bheadh sé abalta cur lena chuid eolais ar mhaithe le tuiscint ar an tsaol nó le leigheasanna difriúla a fhoghlaim'. Tá barúil ag an Draoi Rua nach bhfuil a dhothain ráite aige go fóill faoi thábhacht na gcrann in Éirinn. San alt fada seo, pléann see stadas na gcrann i mbéaloideas na tíre. Free article

Remembering the Past: An address to the Free Nations

10 February 2000

As early as July 1918, following Arthur Griffith's victory in the East-Cavan by-election the previous month, the Sinn Féin leadership was becoming confident that Sinn Féin would win the next general election. With this in mind, James O'Mara (Director of Elections at the time) asked Robert Brennan (Director of Publicity the following year, 1919) to select two men to travel to Europe to prepare the way for the presentation of Ireland's case to the anticipated peace conference to follow the ending of the First World War. The war in fact ended on 11 November 1918. Free article

Back issue: No European unity without Irish unity

10 February 2000

Despite the mist of censorship which enveloped it, last weekend's Sinn Fein Ard Fheis clearly marked out the road to peace. Again and again, the British and the Dublin governments were reminded of the need for talks with republicans. While pretentious Dublin premier Charles Haughey milked his position as EC president for all the publicity it was worth, republicans exposed the real truth. Free article

No civic welcome for refugees

10 February 2000

Sinn Féin Councillor Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin upset the Labour Party chairperson of Clonakilty UDC when he suggested at a recent meeting that the West Cork town host an official welcome ceremony for the refugees who have been dispersed there. Free article

Dúirt siad...

10 February 2000

The week in quotes.... Free article

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