31 May 2001 Edition

McBride International Day of Action

31 May 2001

On Thursday, 24 May, activists around the world supported the family of Belfast teenager Peter McBride family in a Day of Action. Free article

McCreesh book launched

31 May 2001

Ending the 20th anniversary commemorations for IRA hunger striker Raymond McCreesh, last Thursday, 24 May, the Camloch 1981 Committee launched a memorial book. Free article

Michael Barrett remembered

31 May 2001

The public execution in London of Michael Barrett, a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood from near Montiagh, Fermanagh, was remembered at a special Mass in his honour last week on the anniversary of his execution on 26 May 1868. Free article

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Oldham explodes

31 May 2001

After weeks of increasing tension, the Oldham area of Greater Manchester finally exploded last weekend as hundreds of young Asian men rioted in protest against racism, economic depravation, police brutality and the presence of British fascists in the area. The demonstrations flared at around the same time that nationalists in Portadown were also protesting for the same reasons. Free article

Crowe calls for social investment

31 May 2001

Isn't it great that the Dublin government realised last week what the Irish public have known for more than the last decade - that the 26-County healthcare system is in crisis and suffering from years of systematic and deliberate underfunding. The cabinet sat through a day's meeting in the Ballymascanlon Hotel in Louth to be given an extensive overview of the state of the public health service. Free article

Bush loses control of US Senate

31 May 2001

The decision by Senator James Jeffords (Vermont) to leave the Republican Party means that the Democrats are now in the majority in the Senate. Senator Jeffords has said that while he is sitting as an independent, he will vote with the Democratic block. Free article

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