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Northern Ireland


Marian Price freed

04 June 2013
Marian Price freed

Working class unity can challenge the sectarian riots in Belfast

11 December 2012
Belfast and other parts of Northern Ireland have been gripped by an explosion of protests, riots and roadblocks at the hands of Loyalist paramilitaries.

Expert witnesses give evidence to Azelle Rodney inquiry

20 November 2012
The public inquiry into the 2005 police shooting of Azelle Rodney heard from two expert witness firearms officers from Northern Ireland last week.

Violence is at the core of the Northern Irish state

18 September 2012
Sectarian rioting broke out earlier this month in Northern Ireland. It followed a series of provocative Orange Order marches going past the St Patrick’s Catholic Church, just on the outskirts of Belfast city centre.

International news round-up

04 September 2012
Loyalists behind Northern Ireland riots Loyalist paramilitaries were at the heart of organising sectarian riots in Northern Ireland this week.

Mexico 1968: Massacre at the Olympic games

22 May 2012
The Mexico Olympics opened on Saturday 12 October 1968. I know the date because it was exactly a week after the 5 October civil rights march in Derry, generally accepted as the day the Troubles in Northern Ireland started.

28 March pension strikes union by union

06 March 2012
Could strike on the day UCU—members under consultation until 13 March NUT—consultation vote closes 14 March PCS—consultation until 16 March EIS—consultation until 15 March UCAC (Wales)—rejected government offer, in negotiations about joining strike INTO (Northern Ireland)—also rejected and in negotiations with other unions NASUWT—rejected the government offer, unclear whether it will join strike Unite (Ministry of Defence)—Rejected offer and discussing action with the PCS</l

Belfast: ‘700 nurses picketed’

11 October 2011
A strike by health workers in Northern Ireland last week gave a glimpse of what Britain will look like during the coordinated strikes on 30 November.

Hundreds of pickets shutdown Belfast hospital

05 October 2011
Thousands of health workers struck for 24 hours in Northern Ireland today, Wednesday, in a battle against cuts.

Unison balloting in Northern Ireland

30 August 2011
The Unison union has begun balloting all its Northern Ireland members in health and education for strikes against the cuts.

Northern Ireland Unison to ballot over action against cuts

23 August 2011
Unison is balloting its health and education members in Northern Ireland for strikes against cuts.

Documents reveal how Britain backed Loyalist terror in Northern Ireland

09 August 2011
The British government and army covered up state sponsored right wing terrorism for over 35 years.

Rosemary Nelson death report cover-up

24 May 2011
The publication of the inquiry into the murder of Northern Ireland solicitor Rosemary Nelson in 1999 continues the state cover-up of her death.

Fighting sectarianism in Northern Ireland

05 April 2011
A bomb killed Catholic police officer Ronan Kerr in Omagh in Northern Ireland last week.

Underfunding and cuts lie behind Northern Ireland’s water disaster

04 January 2011
Over 50,000 homes in Northern Ireland had no water over the holiday. Thousands of homes went without water for more than a week.

Gerry Conlon: ‘I confessed after being kidnapped and brutalised’

07 September 2010
‘I was arrested on 30 November 1974. I was dragged from my bed at home in Northern Ireland. I was handcuffed and thrown in the back of an army personnel carrier with squaddies in.

Roots of riots in Northern Ireland

20 July 2010
Four nights of rioting in Northern Ireland saw much media talk of "men of violence" orchestrating trouble.

Sectarianism hasn’t gone away in Northern Ireland

13 July 2010
Police fired 70 baton rounds and used water cannon this week in Northern Ireland against people protesting at sectarian marches by the Orange Order.

Britain sowed violence and division in Ireland

22 June 2010
The conflict in Northern Ireland did not begin with Bloody Sunday in 1972. It didn’t even begin with the partition of Ireland into north and south fifty years earlier.

British state wanted to crush people’s revolt

15 June 2010
Bloody Sunday was a British atrocity, and the biggest single killing by state forces in the course of the conflict in Northern Ireland.

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