Socialist Worker would like to congratulate Eamonn McCann on winning a special lifetime campaign award as part of the Guardian/Private Eye Paul Foot awards.
He received the award for, “using his journalism to campaign for justice for the Bloody Sunday families for almost 40 years. The publication of the Saville Report in June marked a victory for the families, a victory of which McCann was very much a part.”
In February 1972, within a month of the killings, Eamonn wrote a Socialist Worker pamphlet on Bloody Sunday, “What happened in Derry” and he recently wrote about Bloody Sunday in Socialist Worker on the release of the Saville Report.
As the award put it: “McCann’s campaigning journalism is very much in the spirit of Paul Foot’s—meticulously researched, intelligent, persistent, consistent, unrelenting, beautifully written...a thorn in the establishment’s side.”
What happened in Derry can be read at http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/events/bsunday/mccann.htm