14 October 2004 Edition

Speaking out for human rights in Colombia

14 October 2004

Pedro Mahecha is a remarkable man. He is a human rights lawyer in Colombia, a country where the lives of those who challenge the state are routinely threatened and often taken. Pedro is a member of Colombia's renowned Lawyers' Collective, a body that has consultative status at the UN. Free article

UVF's outrageous 'racist quota'

14 October 2004

In a week when UVF paramilitaries forced the Chinese community to abandon plans for a community and resource centre in the loyalist Donegall Pass area of South Belfast, it has been disclosed that UVF gangs have also visited estate agents throughout South Belfast, warning them not to move any more Chinese people into the area. Free article


14 October 2004

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Explaining the Cuban Revolution

14 October 2004

SIPTU hosted a conference, organised by the Cuba Support Group, on Saturday 9 October in Liberty Hall, Dublin, where two of the visiting delegation from Cuba spoke about the political and economic developments in Cuba since the imposition of the US economic Blockade. Free article

Young nationalist stabbed twice

14 October 2004

A 21-year-old nationalist man is in a stable condition in hospital after being stabbed in the stomach and arm in a sectarian attack by a group of loyalists as he walked through the Old Mill Road in Newtownabbey at around 1am on Tuesday 12 October. Free article

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FBI shut down Indymedia sites

14 October 2004

Users of Indymedia got a shock on Thursday 7 October with the temporary closure of 20 of its sites due to FBI intervention, supposedly in behalf of the Italian and Swiss Governments. The network of websites, which allow individuals or organisations to post alternative information on their sites to be accessed all across the world, are one of the key elements of the anti-globalisation movement when it comes to exchange of ideas, opinions and information. Free article

Unionist paramilitaries stir up sectarian tensions in Derry

14 October 2004

In a week which saw the UDA and UVF in Derry issue a joint threat against nationalists, Sinn Féin is accusing unionist paramilitaries of "targeting nationalists in an attempt to deflect attention away from their own internal feuding". Free article

DUP Mayor gets just desserts

14 October 2004

The Democratic Unionist Mayor of Lisburn, Cecil Calvert, has been forced into an embarrassing u-turn after council officials issued invitations to the council's four Sinn Féin members to attend the mayor's installation dinner. Free article

Great potential tapped by GAA

14 October 2004

The establishment of a new GAA club in County Antrim is a good-news story. The fact that Cumann na Fuiseoige is located in an area with one of the youngest population profiles in the Six Counties makes it all the more exciting. Take that together with the reality of life in Twinbrook, Poleglass and the wider Colin Glen area, and you begin to get the picture. Free article

Castlerea protest in Scotland

14 October 2004

Last Saturday, over 2,000 people marched through Coatbridge town centre in Scotland demanding the release of the Castlerea Four. The march was part of a campaign organised by Cairde na hÉireann to raise awareness in Scotland of the men's plight. Free article

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