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4 November 2004 Edition

Ten years on from freedom

4 November 2004

Having recently agreed to contribute to An Phoblacht, I asked myself, what is of interest to the readership that we don't normally hear about weekly? Speaking recently to a friend, Khona Dhama, from South Africa, about current issues there, the Peace Process here, and pretty much everything else, it occurred to me that other readers who share a similar interest in the history and politics of South Africa would be interested to discover what's going on there from the perspective of those leading the change. I spoke to African National Congress Deputy Minister for Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba, who outlined the new realities of the fast-changing, contemporary society that South Africa has become since the dismantling of the Apartheid regime. Free article

Oil and water: Soviet Communism and the Irish Revolution

4 November 2004

Ireland is surely fortunate in having escaped most of the horrors of the 20th Century. Chief of those was Soviet Communism and this book serves as an interesting insight into the links between the Communist International and Ireland through O'Connor's research in the Comintern archives held in Moscow. Free article

Smachtbhannaí ar Airm

4 November 2004

"Having seen the cost in human suffering by conflicts wrought on innocent men, women and children, in Africa and around the world, I believe that it is time the world had an international framework on arms control." Desmond Tutu Free article

Remembering the Past - The funeral of Terence Bellew MacManus

4 November 2004

On 10 November 1861, 137 years ago, 100,000 people defied the Irish bishops and followed the remains of Terence Bellew MacManus to Glasnevin Cemetery. Free article

The 5th Column

4 November 2004

An Phoblacht's famous weekly satirical column. Read on... Free article

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