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1 December 2016 Edition

'I, Daniel Blake' rings so true you’ll cry

1 December 2016

KEN LOACH is a master of social realism. Right from when he made Cathy Come Home in 1966, a stunning portrayal of homelessness and the reasons why people fall into it, he has managed to attract a broad audience to films which tackle profound political themes and social issues. Free article

True confessions of an Eco-Warrior

1 December 2016

“THE WORLD is my idea,” said 19th century German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer. “No truth is more certain, more independent of all others, and less in need of proof than this, that all that exists for knowledge, and therefore this world, is the only object in relation to subject, perception of a perceiver, in a word – idea.” Free article

Fís an Phiarsaigh Fós le Fíorú i Ros Muc

1 December 2016

D’OSCAIL IONAD CUAIRTEOIRÍ ag Teach an Phiarsaigh i Ros Muc ar an 10ú Samhain, cothrom an lae ar rugadh Pádraig Mac Piarais. Free article

Westminster seals vital files for 85 years after 1971 bombing by UVF

1 December 2016

COINCIDING with the 45th anniversary of the McGurk’s Bar bomb attack by the Ulster Volunteer Force in 1971 that killed 15 nationalist civilians in north Belfast, Ciarán Mac Airt, researcher and author of The McGurk’s Bar Bombing: Collusion, Cover-Up and a Campaign for Truth, will face cross-examination at an Information Rights Tribunal in London as he seeks the release of vital British Army files. Free article

A Tale of Two Cities (and a tale of two parties)

1 December 2016

NO ONE can doubt how terrifying it must be to be waiting underneath a rain of bombs falling on a besieged city. If you’re on the receiving end, there is no such thing as a nice bombing. Free article

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A flaming inspiration – The Armagh women POWs’ hunger strike

1 December 2016

1 December marks 36 years since the commencement of the hunger strike by three Armagh women republican prisoners for the restoration of political status Free article

FARC leader Timochenko speaks to An Phoblacht

1 December 2016

We’ll stop fighting with weapons but we will not stop fighting by legal means and with full guarantees – this is the agreement Free article

Marcus Garvey and 1916

1 December 2016

WHILE there had been insurrections before 1916 against the British and French empires in many of their territories, the events of Easter week 1916 in Dublin had much greater international significance as they occurred closest to the centre of the imperial power. It was also at a time when there was a huge gathering of the world press nearby in London, covering the First World War. The New York Times carried the uprising as its main lead story every day for over two weeks. It was talked and written about right across much of the globe. Free article

Pardon my Language

1 December 2016

Ar an chéad dul síos, foilsíodh an t-alt seo ar an bhlag ‘Ag Smaoineamh Os Ard’. Tá Ursula ina Feidhmeannach Anailíse agus Taighde ag Conradh na Gaeilge. Is as Ard Mhacha Theas í ó dhúchas. Sa phíosa seo, tugann sí súil ar ábhar mór i saol an scríbhneora Gaeilge: an féincheartú! Free article

Racism rearing its ugly head from top to bottom

1 December 2016

RACISM was thrust back into the headlines when former Alliance Party MLA Anna Lo publicly branded the North’s largest party, Arlene Foster’s Democratic Unionist Party, as “the most racist party in Northern Ireland”. Figures show that as many as three racist incidents per day are reported in the North. Free article

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