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1 July 2015 Edition

We need a new vision of the future

1 July 2015

PAINFULLY, fitfully, we are witnessing the early signs of a new politics being born across the periphery of Europe and in the wave of new Left governments in Latin America. SYRIZA in Greece, Podemos in Spain, the Scottish National Party breakthrough in Scotland and now the colourful victory of the marriage equality referendum in Ireland show the eruption of grassroots discontent and aspiration within the political system. Free article

Reconciliation? We need genuine words of ‘abject and true remorse’ demonstrated in action – Brian Kennaway

1 July 2015

IN EVERY SOCIETY there is a need for”Uncomfortable Conversations. Sometimes this need is ignored, like the proverbial ‘elephant in the room’. The issues, however, do not go away by being ignored. Others seek to address the discordant issues by ‘constructive ambiguity’ which, as we know from experience, only leads to further confusion. Free article

Turkey – Stunning result for pro-Kurdish, left-wing HDP

1 July 2015

THE ONLY PARTY that was celebrating after the Turkey’s general election on Sunday 7 June was the party that came fourth! Free article

Basque ex-MEP among 20 jailed

1 July 2015

BASQUE former MEP Karmelo Landa is among 20 political activists who have been sentenced to prison terms ranging from 18 months to three years as an 11-year court case targeting Basque social clubs came to an end at the Spanish Supreme Court in June. Free article

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Another Europe is possible – Treo eile don Eoraip

1 July 2015

Martina Anderson addresses SYRIZA Youth event, Replay Qatar World Cup vote, says Lynn Boylan, Matt Carthy raises home repossessions in European Parliament and Liadh Ní Riada welcomes Irish mental health activists to Brussels Free article

Derry ceremony to remember young Pádraig Barton

1 July 2015

A CROWD of a hundred people gathered in the bright sunshine in Derry’s City Cemetery on Sunday afternoon for a wreath-laying ceremony to mark the fifth anniversary of the death of a young Derry republican Pádraig Barton. Free article

Paddy Devlin, Castlederg, Tyrone

1 July 2015

IT was with great sadness and regret that the community of Castlederg and beyond learned of the death of lifelong republican and community activist Paddy Devlin. Free article

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