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1 December 2016 Edition

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

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

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

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