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16 January 2017 Edition

Do we really need another new party on the Left?

16 January 2017

THE GROSS BETRAYAL of the interests of the organised labour movement by the Labour Party has rightly led thousands of trade unionists to reject the abject posturing of this personal-pension-hungry rabble. Premium service article

British Government’s legacy of cover-up a toxic stream of lies

16 January 2017

Pressure mounts on Britain over legacy issues – British Government warned that it cannot use national security to override its obligations to provide information about the past Free article

Cothromas diúltach agus deacracht phearsanta

16 January 2017

MAR IS NÓS anois ag an rialtas agus ag an bhfreasúra bréagach (Fianna Fáil) cluiche pholaitiúil a dhéanamh as ceisteanna a bhfuil tábhacht dhairíre ag baint leó don phobal, níl ar siúl acu maidir le riaradh cíosa ach cur i gcéill eile. Free article

‘Magical legalism’: How the British disguise their illegality as legal

16 January 2017

THE REACTION of Tory politicians and their media mouthpieces to the news of two British paratroopers being charged with the 1972 killing of ‘Official IRA’ leader Joe McCann has exposed the colonial mindset of the British Right. Free article

Kilmichael Ambush – A turning point in the birth of our nation

16 January 2017

SINN FÉIN MEP LIADH NÍ RIADA was the guest speaker at the annual Kilmichael Ambush/General Tom Barry Commemoration in Cork in November in what was reported by local media to have been attended by one of the largest crowds in recent years “and certainly a much higher proportion of young people”, Louis Whyte told The Southern Star. Free article

'Blanketmen' Facebook page lights a candle for protesting POWs

16 January 2017

THE PASSING of former Blanketman John 'Seány' McVeigh in June 2016 struck a chord with many of those who spent time with the Short Strand man in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh during those intense years of prison struggle, on the ‘Blanket’ and ‘No Wash’ protests between 1976 and 1981. It was these protests that culminated in the epic showdown with the Thatcher regime in the 1981 Hunger Strike. Free article

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Bliain lán dúshláin, bliain lán dóchais

16 January 2017

IS CRÍONNA an té a dhéanfadh tuar ar céard a thitfeas amach i saol na polaitíochta as seo go ceann bliana. Go deimhin, tá neart cainte ar an méid a thit amach i 2016 nach raibh súil leis, ach d’fhéadfadh an pátrún sin leanúint, nó go bhfillfeadh cúrsaí ar phátrúin níos traidisiúnta i rith na bliana seo chugainn. Free article

Have your facts ready for a post-truth 2017

16 January 2017

HOW do we prepare mentally and politically for 2017? Free article

The politics of food

16 January 2017

The EU wants food chains that benefit the producer and the consumer, writes ROBERT ALLEN Free article

‘Fake news’ clampdown

16 January 2017

THE PROLIFERATION of “fake news” could be coming to an end now that social media giant Facebook has unveiled its plan to tackle a problem which many commentators are blaming for having a large part in Donald Trump winning the election to become President, the most powerful (and dangerous?) man in the West. Free article

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