Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

13 September 2007 Edition

State terror : Fresh calls for publication of Stalker and Stevens Reports

13 September 2007

Sinn Féin MLA John O'Dowd has called for the release of all the facts in relation to six deaths at the centre of the British state's shoot-to-kill controversy. Free article

DUP must clarify relationship

13 September 2007

North Antrim Sinn Féin MLA Daithí McKay has called on the DUP to clarify its relationship with the developer of a private proposal for a Visitors' Centre at the Giant's Causeway in County Antrim. McKay was speaking after it was revealed that Seymour Sweeney, who owns Seaport Investments Limited, signed the nomination papers for a DUP Councillor who ran in the Local Government Elections in Moyle in 2005. Free article

Mary Lou McDonald shortlisted for MEP of the Year Award

13 September 2007

Sinn Féin Dublin MEP Mary Lou McDonald has been shortlisted for the 'MEP of the Year' awards by the European parliament magazine, a first for an Irish member of the European parliament. Free article


Inquiry call into further Motorman killings

13 September 2007

Following last week's admission by the British Army that a Derry teenager, shot dead by British soldiers during Operation Motorman in July 1972, was not "a terrorist", despite being labelled as such in British army documents, there have been calls on the British government to accept that the British army shot many people without justification. Seamus Bradley was shot dead the same night as Hegarty and was also labelled a "terrorist". Bradley's inquest found that he was unarmed. Free article

Disability Rights - final push to reach the million mark

13 September 2007

A campaign to secure one million signatures on a European wide petition for disability rights is in its final couple of weeks. The European Disability Forum had set themselves the ambitious target at the start of the year with the aim of presenting the one million names to the President of the European Commission and the President of the European Parliament in Brussels on 4 October. The 1 Million 4 Disability campaign is about getting the EU to introduce effective legislation to combat all forms of discrimination and guarantee the full inclusion of the more than 50 million EU citizens that live with disabilities in the Union. As the deadline approaches the pressure is on to get the final numbers needed to make the initiative a success. Free article

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