13 October 2000 Edition

RUC university propaganda stunts

13 October 2000

Sinn Féin representatives Sean Hayes and Mary Nelis have objected to the RUC being allowed floor space at Queen's University in Belfast and Magee University in Derry to put on propaganda stunts. Free article

British cover up continues

13 October 2000

The British government has been reported to the United Nations over gagging orders imposed on newspapers exposing British collusion with loyalist death squads. Petitioning the UN on the day the Human Rights Act came into force in Britain and the Six Counties, the British Irish Rights Watch organisation presented a petition to the UN representative on freedom of expression. Free article

Israelis move deadline as Palestine suffers

13 October 2000

On Tuesday, 10 October, the Israeli government stepped back from its threat to unilaterally declare the Middle East peace process dead when an emergency cabinet meeting decided to extend a deadline ultimatum demanding that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat end demonstrations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Free article

Patten Commissioner speaks out

13 October 2000

A member of the Patten Commission, speaking at a public meeting in Toronto last week, reiterated that the Patten Report cannot be ``cherry picked''. Dr. Clifford Shearing made the comment at a public meeting on ``Policing and the Irish Peace Process'' organised by the Toronto-based Information on Ireland Campaign. Free article

Leaked memo reveals RIR cover up

13 October 2000

The British army will not take disciplinary action against a number of RIR soldiers who posed with a loyalist Spirit of Drumcree flag on 12 July last year. Free article

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Catholic school children still fearful in North Belfast

13 October 2000

A mother described her daughter's frantic call from her mobile phone as she fled from a loyalist mob last week. In the grounds of St. Gabriel's Catholic boys school, children from the nearby Our Lady of Mercy school for girls ran for cover. Fourteen-year-old Ciara O'Sullivan telephoned her parents after her school bus was attacked by a gang of around 50 pupils from Belfast Boys Model School in the Ballysillan area of North Belfast. Free article

Sneaky RUC spies

13 October 2000

Lisburn Sinn Féin councillor Michael Ferguson has described as ``sinister and worrying'' an RUC undercover operation near the Twinbrook/Poleglass Sinn Féin advice centre. Free article

War and the Irish economy

13 October 2000

While the media and many of the unionist members of the Six-County Assembly girded themselves for the DUP's no confidence motion in First Minister David Trimble last week, other more important business was still going on in the Assembly. Free article

British government feeds racism

13 October 2000

As Dublin Justice Minister John O'Donoghue presides over an immigration and asylum policy that is increasingly weighted against applicants, the impact of British legislation provides a warning of what may be to come. New Labour's Immigration and Asylum Act infringes human rights and has encouraged racism against asylum seekers and immigrants Free article

Crazy golf

13 October 2000

The lawlessness of Liam Lawlor was astounding on Tuesday, as the Dublin West TD refused to attend the Flood Tribunal, as requested, and instead let it be known that he might pop out for a round of golf. Free article

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