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3 February 2013 Edition

Irish unity – Let the people decide

3 February 2013

Irish republicans have argued for Irish unity since partition. Fifteen years ago, in the negotiations leading to the Good Friday Agreement, Sinn Féin secured the removal of the Government of Ireland Act by which the British claimed ownership of the Six Counties. Free article

Shooting the Bin Laden story

3 February 2013

OSCAR-WINNING makers of The Hurt Locker are behind Zero Dark Thirty, a ‘docudrama’ following a CIA team tasked with hunting down Osama Bin Laden. One of the most controversial flicks of the year, it promises a lot more than it delivers. Free article

Don’t buy goods from Israeli illegal settlements

3 February 2013

PALESTINIAN FARMERS have called on shoppers, trade unions, social movements, non-governmental organisations and human rights campaigners across the world to help enforce an effective ban on trade with Israeli illegal settlements. Free article

Alex Maskey in Philippines peace process talks

3 February 2013

BEYOND the news headlines at Belfast City Hall about the Union flag controversy and unionist attacks on the Short Strand neighbourhood in east Belfast, Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey was in the Philippines in December as part of an international delegation to help in the peace process in the south-east Asian islands. Alex Maskey writes for An Phoblacht about how the Irish Peace Process is helping peace in the Philippines and while there is still a way to go he is hopeful. Premium service article

More than one way to ‘rope a dope’

3 February 2013

WHEN PEOPLE or propositions seem too good to be true, it’s often because they are . . . too good to be true. Consider Lance Armstrong. The first time I ever heard about Lance Armstrong was from a cycling fan who lived nearby. He was an obtuse individual whose fogginess only seemed to clear when he talked about cycling. And when he talked about cycling, he always talked about Lance Armstrong. Always! Of course, we all have our own peculiarities which we have to learn to live with. So yer man was like our very own ‘Lance’. Premium service article

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Fógraí Bháis – Inez McCormack

3 February 2013

FOR SEVEN YEARS, Inez McCormack and I sat on the board of InterTradeIreland. I knew little of Inez’s immense record of achievements in what was even then an unsurpassed career of political activism, covering a spectrum that ran from trade union agitation, civil rights, gender issues, fair employment, community representation to tackling disadvantage and poverty. Free article

Fógraí Bháis – Maureen McCullagh

3 February 2013

IT IS WITH DEEP REGRET that we record the recent death of Maureen McCullagh, New York, who passed away on 29 December. Free article

I nDíl Chuimhne agus Comhbrón

3 February 2013

All notices and obituaries should be sent to [email protected] by Friday 15 February 2013 Free article

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