16 November 2000 Edition

Adams meets family of Martin Luther King

16 November 2000

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams was in Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday and Friday 9 and 10 November, where he visited the Martin Luther King Centre to hear about its aims and work. Free article

Bloody Sunday Inquiry hears of shoot-to-kill policy

16 November 2000

A barrister representing a number of the deceased and wounded of Bloody Sunday has told the Bloody Sunday Inquiry that the British Army had approved a shoot-to-kill policy in respect of individuals involved in protests up to three weeks in advance of Bloody Sunday. Free article

Gagging orders breach Human Rights Act

16 November 2000

Gagging orders imposed by the courts at the behest of the British Ministry of Defence (MoD) may breach the concept of `open justice' enshrined in the recently enacted laws of Human Rights. Free article

Human rights gathering

16 November 2000

Speaking before a packed public meeting on human rights held in the Millbrook Lodge Hotel outside Ballynahinch, County Down, Sinn Féin spokesperson Francie Braniff called for a ``central strategy to tackle human rights abuses in Ballynahinch''. Free article

Defective nuclear subs returned to duty

16 November 2000

The Chief Minister of the government of the Isle of Man is to raise the issue of the nuclear submarines recall which occurred last month with his British opposite number. Free article

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Nelis calls for human rights referendum

16 November 2000

Sinn Féin's Mary Nelis has called on the British government to make the contents of the finalised Bill of Rights subject to the approval of the public through a referendum. Free article

The journey of Coiste na n-Iarchimí

16 November 2000

A remarkable event took place last week in Sligo. Representatives from 18 projects all over the country, all initiated by the former republican prisoner community, came together to discuss their way forward, the extension of their role in the struggle, and future organisation. Free article

New Basque youth movement

16 November 2000

On Saturday 4 of October, Ógra Shinn Féin celebrated its third National Congress in Belfast. Two of the international delegates at the assembly were the members of the new Basque national youth organisation Haika, Ugaitz Elizaran and Arturo Villanueva. They were visiting to reinforce the already strong solidarity links between republican youth in Ireland and Basque left wing youth in the Basque Country, and to introduce Haika, an organisation born from the merging of Gazteriak and Jarrai, the youth Basque organisations in the north and south Basque Country, respectively. Free article

Disabled call for change

16 November 2000

The Disabled Federation of Ireland has this week called on the Dublin government to implement the policies to secure equality for the disabled that were promised in the coalition's Programme for Government four budgets ago. An Phoblacht' Michael Pierse reports. Free article

Dockers still on strike

16 November 2000

Dublin dockers who have been on strike for six weeks, and locked out of their work for nine weeks, are now being offered £8,000 per annum less than their previous wages to return to work. Free article

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