12 August 2004 Edition

Unjust deportations must be stopped

12 August 2004

Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh has warned against the threat of larger deportations of immigrants after attending a rally outside the Progressive Democrat offices on Tuesday. The rally was held to protest the deportation this week of Nigerian woman Kate Bamidele, who fled to Ireland after being sentenced to death by stoning. Free article

Chavez set to win recall referendum

12 August 2004

The recall referendum in Venezuala, which the country's conservative opposition had hoped would mark the end of the leadership of Hugo Chavez, takes place this Sunday 15 August. The latest opinion polls don't bode well for Chavez's right-wing detractors, showing the sitting President in front by between 8% and 31%, depending on the poll. Free article


12 August 2004

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Donegal Gardaí destroy Castlerea Five billboard

12 August 2004

Sinn Féin Donegal Councillor Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has described the destruction of a 'Free the Castlerea Five' billboard by Gardaí in Lifford, County Donegal last weekend as a politically motivated act. Free article

Frantic Olympic building race costs lives

12 August 2004

At least 18 Greek construction workers have been killed on construction sites in the rush to get Athens ready for the Olympic Games, according to the Athens Labour Centre. Poorly equipped Greek construction workers have borne the brunt of intense international pressure to get Athens ready in time for the Olympics, resulting in minimal supervision, inadequate safety standards and cost-cutting contractors. Free article

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South Armagh health threat from British spy posts

12 August 2004

The South Armagh Demilitarisation Committee (SADC) says there are growing genuine fears that emissions from British Army surveillance and communications equipment is triggering cancer in both animals and humans living in the South Armagh area. Free article

News in Brief

12 August 2004

A round up of this week's other news stories Free article

Ballyheigue tribute to Jack Lawlor

12 August 2004

On Bank Holiday Monday, republicans from Kerry and throughout Munster gathered in the seaside village of Ballyheigue to pay tribute to local republican Jack Lawlor, murdered by Free State forces in 1922. Free article

Andersonstown honours fallen comrades

12 August 2004

A special outdoor Mass at the Republican Garden of Remembrance in South Link, Andersonstown on Sunday 8 August, remembered those republican activists from the area who died during the conflict. Free article

Palestinian negotiator dedicates Remembrance Quilt

12 August 2004

Diana Buttu, a senior advisor to the PLO's negotiations team, who was in West Belfast during this year's Féile an Phobail, was invited by Relatives for Justice to unveil the seventh panel of the organisation's Remembrance Quilt. Free article

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