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14 December 2000 Edition

500 years of dispossession

14 December 2000

Five hundred years ago, the first Portuguese arrived to the shores of Brazil and started a process of genocide of the indigenous population. At the time, in 1500, the Indigenous inhabitants of Brazil numbered an estimated five million. Today, after 97% of the indigenous people in the area have been wiped out, and there are only 350,000 indigenous people left, who constitute only 0.2% of the total population, representing 215 different ethnic groups, speaking 175 different languages. Free article

Neodracht mar dhea!

14 December 2000

`Cé a thug cead do rialtas na 26 Contae an stadas neodrachta seo a thréigeáint?' Sin an cheist atá tógtha ag An Draoi Rua. Free article

An Phoblacht Magazine


  • Don't miss your chance to get the second edition of the 2019 magazine, published to coincide with Easter Week
  • This special edition which focuses on Irish Unity, features articles by Pearse Doherty, Dr Thomas Paul and Martina Anderson.
  • Pearse sets out the argument for an United Ireland Economy whilst Pat Sheehan makes the case for a universally free all-island health service.
  • Other articles include, ‘Ceist teanga in Éirinn Aontaithe’, ‘Getting to a new Ireland’ and ‘Ireland 1918-22: The people’s revolution’.

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New in print: What is it to be Irish?

14 December 2000

Being Irish: Personal Reflections on Irish Identity Today Edited by Paddy Logue Oak Tree Press, Dublin Free article

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