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Northern Ireland


Unbiased judge rules he is unbiased in Loughinisland collusion case

30 January 2018
Relatives of those killed in the Loughinisland massacre have welcomed a judge’s decision to voluntarily step aside from a case challenging a watchdog finding that police colluded with the killers

The murder of Sean McParland—Loyalist death squads were run by the British state

16 December 2017
Sean McParland's killer was working as a paid Special Branch agent when he pulled the trigger.

Britain out of Ireland, fight to shape Brexit

05 December 2017
The leaders of the bigoted Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) relished their power over Theresa May’s government this week.

For a Brexit from Ireland

28 November 2017
Jeremy Warner, an associate editor of the Daily Telegraph no less, wrote this week, “Ireland has poisoned UK politics and brought down governments for centuries.”

New documentary shows cover-up behind Ulster Volunteer Force killings

04 November 2017
Six Catholic men were murdered in a rural Northern Ireland pub in 1994. Who was responsible?

Abortion is a right

24 October 2017
Poorer women in Northern Ireland who come to England to have an abortion will now be able to claim money for travel and accommodation.

An inspiration and a warning from Belfast

16 October 2017
United struggle can help beat sectarianism—but alone it isn’t enough. That’s the message of an important new book about the 1932 Outdoor Relief Riots in Belfast, writes Colm Bryce

Murdoch’s newspapers paid for spook on spook crime

10 October 2017
Rupert Murdoch’s News Group Newspapers apologised in court and agreed to pay damages to a former army officer whose computer and emails were hacked.

Courts protect warmonger Tony Blair

01 August 2017
British newspapers were furious at a bomb maker who was jailed on terror charges last week.

Victory as Tories back down over abortion rights for women from Northern Ireland

04 July 2017
The government has been forced to allow women from Northern Ireland to access free abortions in England

The vile Tory murderers must pay—protests can get them out

27 June 2017
The Tories have stitched up a deal with the sectarian murderers and sexist bigots of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

Loyalist terrorist’s 200 guilty pleas keep collusion hidden

27 June 2017
Ulster Volunteer Force terror boss-turned-supergrass Gary Haggarty pleaded guilty to 200 terror related offences last week

NHS can deny abortions to women from Northern Ireland as appeal rejected

20 June 2017
The Supreme Court has narrowly rejected an appeal demanding that women in Northern Ireland should receive free abortion services on the NHS in England.

Don’t let the DUP and Tory bigots roll back our abortion rights

13 June 2017
Theresa May’s bid to cling to office with the help of bigots in the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is a threat to abortion rights.

Division and rule in Ireland—how Unionism bolstered empire

13 June 2017
Simon Basketter looks at the brutal history of British imperialism in Ireland and the long-standing relationship between the Tories and Unionist bigots

The DUP—racist, homophobic, anti-abortion bigots with a history of violence

13 June 2017
The Tories may hang onto office with the support of the bigots of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) in Northern Ireland.

The left should take no lectures on Northern Ireland from the Tories

23 May 2017
The right wing papers are going for Jeremy Corbyn for refusing to “condemn” the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA).

McGuinness went from rebel to minister

21 March 2017
Rebels are often condemned in their lifetime and praised in death. Former Irish Republican Army (IRA) leader Martin McGuiness managed to receive the praise while still alive.

Northern Ireland election won't solve the deep crisis in the system

07 March 2017
A polarised election squeezed the left, but what matters more is the movement, says Simon Basketter

Socialists stand for a ‘different type of politics’ in Stormont assembly poll

28 February 2017
The Northern Ireland assembly at Stormont is heading for a period of “administrative devolution” following an election this Thursday, with the assembly operating without an executive.

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