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The long road to justice for the Bloody Sunday victims

24 January 2022

This week An Phoblacht marks the 50th anniversary of the Bloody Sunday murders in Derry by the British Army's Parachute Regiment. We carry here Derry republican Mitchel McLaughlin's powerful article on the long road to justice. This article is also available in print in our quarterly magazine (An Phoblacht, Issue Number 4, 2021). Free article

The ‘Magnificent Seven’ swim to freedom

16 January 2022

Fifty years ago on 17 January 1972 seven Republican internees escaped from the British prison ship, HMS ‘Maidstone’, moored at the coal wharf in Belfast docks, and swam to freedom. They achieved fame in news headlines across the world as ‘The Magnificent Seven’. Free article

The long road to justice for the Bloody Sunday victims

25 November 2021

Mitchel McLaughlin tracks the development of the Bloody Sunday Justice Campaign and also highlights some of the key events on the road to that tragic day on 30 January 1972 He shows how the seeds of Bloody Sunday were created in three key events: the introduction of internment on 9 and 10 August 1971; the Ballymurphy Massacre by the 1st Battalion Parachute Regiment a day later; and the Civil Rights march to Magilligan Internment Camp on 22 January 1972. Free article

Recasting the conquest

25 November 2021

James Connolly called for the reconquest of Ireland by the Irish people. A mighty effort was made to achieve political reconquest between 1916 and 1921 but, 100 years ago, the British government, through a combination of force and fraud, managed to maintain its grip on Ireland and to recast the conquest. Free article

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