28 August 2003 Edition

Family forced to move

28 August 2003

A woman whose North Belfast home has been the target of a series of sectarian attacks by loyalists has said she cannot take any more and is moving out. Free article

Remembering Allende and Jara

28 August 2003

It is nearly 30 years since a military coup finished off the democratically elected government of president Salvador Allende in Chile. It was 11 September 1973, and still the victims are campaigning for justice. Free article

Sinn Féin slams Parades Commission determination

28 August 2003

The Parades Commission's decision to allow a Royal Black Preceptory march to parade pass the Ardoyne shops on Saturday has been criticised by Sinn Féin as pandering to the Loyal Orders once again. Free article

Vigils for nuclear whistle blower and prisoner of conscience

28 August 2003

Mordechai Vanunu is a name not well known by most people. He is a man who has spent nearly 17 years in prison in Israel. Eleven and a half of those years were spent in solitary confinement, all of this for a crime of conscience. Free article

Systematic crusade against nationalists

28 August 2003

Lagan Valley Sinn Féin councillor Paul Butler has accused loyalists of being involved in a systematic campaign of intimidation against Catholics in the Lisburn area. Free article

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Palestinian women lead the way

28 August 2003

The Palestinian Working Women's Society (PWWS) is an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to empowering Palestinian women. The group was first established in 1981, and it now has bases in Ramallah, Nablus, Bethlehem, Toulkaren, Jineen and the Gaza strip, and this past month during the West Belfast Féile, two of its representatives were in Belfast. Free article

Maghaberry attack shows need for segregation

28 August 2003

Two dissident republican have been beaten by a gang of loyalists inside Bann House at Maghaberry Prison, County Antrim. Free article

UVF 'Brigadier' charged with brutal assault

28 August 2003

Mount Vernon UVF 'Brigadier' Mark Haddock is back in Belfast. The portly UVF commander had been on the run for almost three weeks, but was finally tracked down and arrested in south Wales this past Wednesday, 20 August. Free article

Teenagers hurt in sectarian attack

28 August 2003

A North Belfast father has told how his son was one of three teenagers attacked by a gang of unionist paramilitaries carrying baseball bats and golf clubs, as they walked along Alliance Avenue on Saturday afternoon, 23 August. Free article

Cancun Trade Summit will have massive impact on Irish farmers

28 August 2003

The Cancun World Trade Organisation (WTO) global trade talks beginning in September will have important implications on the livelihoods of many Irish farmers, says Sinn Féin Agriculture spokesperson, Fermanagh South Tyrone Cllr Gerry McHugh. Free article

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