30 September 2004 Edition

Why Haiti?

30 September 2004

HAITI is an object lesson in how the mainstream media operates to complement elite Western power interests. The Caribbean island of eight million people is suddenly in the news again because bible-like hurricanes and floods have killed over 700 people. Free article

British soldier could be charged with 1971 killing

30 September 2004

A British soldier may be charged with the killing of Derry mother of six, Kathleen Thompson, who was shot dead in the back garden of her Rathlin Drive home during a British Army raid in the Creggan Estate in 1971. Free article


30 September 2004

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Jarvis leaves 650 students homeless

30 September 2004

It's BEEN a week of ups and downs for Public Private Partnerships (PPP), or Private Finance Initiatives (PFI) as they call them in Britain and the Six Counties. On one hand, you had the sinking PFI specialist contractor Jarvis in trouble again, while on the other the financial services sector in Ireland and Britain were embracing PPP/PFI schemes and exploiting their potential as a new method of speculation. Free article

O'Reilly reinstated, O'Leary's perks and British energy dogfight

30 September 2004

A new inquiry into the controversial sacking of the ATGWU Irish General Secretary Mick O'Reilly and another senior union officer, Eugen McGlone, in 2001, has led to the reinstatement of O'Reilly as ATWGU leader and McGlone as regional organiser. Free article

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Housing report highlights sectarian intimidation

30 September 2004

1,245 people were intimidated out of their homes in the last financial year, according to the latest figures released by the Housing Executive. The majority of those forced to flee came from the Greater Belfast area, Larne, Antrim and North Down. Free article

PSNI fail to arrest Shoukri for breaking bail

30 September 2004

Controversy has erupted over the case of UDA member Ihab Shoukri, who walked free from court last week despite breaking bail conditions banning him from entering Belfast. The DPP is seeking a report from the PSNI on the case after it was revealed that Shoukri was seen in Belfast last week by the PSNI, who failed to arrest him as they are required to do. Free article

Protests greet return of Dáil

30 September 2004

The longest summer holidays in the country ended on Tuesday as the Dáil finally returned to work. The main news item of the day was Bertie Ahern's cabinet reshuffle, but a range of groups gathered outside Leinster House to highlight the failures of the coalition government. Free article

Campaign of harassment against youth

30 September 2004

A 16-year-old boy who has been beaten by the PSNI for the second time in two weeks wants the PSNI to leave him alone. Sean Moore, who has been living at a children's home in North Belfast since his mother died two years ago, was beaten and arrested by the PSNI last week in an attempt to get him to inform on a relative. Free article

British airport photograph policy anti-Irish

30 September 2004

Sinn Féin's Billy Leonard has accused the British Government of operating an anti-Irish policy at British airports after he was told he would have to have his photograph taken as he waited to board a flight to Belfast at Gatwick airport. Free article

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