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Northern Ireland


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.

Bloody Sunday: Murder by British state

15 June 2010
The Saville report released on Tuesday stripped away key lies that the British establishment had told for 38 years about the murder of 14 civilians in Derry, Northern Ireland, in 1972.

Eamonn McCann: Beyond the sectarian divide

07 May 2010
Eamonn McCann, a veteran anti‑imperialist campaigner and socialist, got a fantastic 7.7 percent vote in Foyle, Northern Ireland. He stood as part of the People Before Profit coalition taking nearly 3,000 votes.

Eamonn McCann: Fighting for unity in Derry

27 April 2010
The general election in Northern Ireland is dominated by sectarian division – except in Foyle, Derry, where People Before Profit candidate Eamonn McCann is standing.

Iris Robinson: scandal and sectarianism in Northern Ireland

12 January 2010
Peter Robinson, the first minister of Northern Ireland, has resigned – temporarily, he claims.

Tributes to Chris Harman

10 November 2009
Eamonn McCann, Civil rights activist, Northern Ireland

Community unites to resist attacks on Roma in Northern Ireland

23 June 2009
The simmering sectarianism that dominates Northern Ireland boiled over last week as a series of racist attacks forced more than 100 members of the Roma community out of their homes in Belfast.

Attacks on Romanians in Belfast reflect the sectarian state

18 June 2009
The simmering sectarianism that still dominates Northern Ireland has boiled over this week with more than 100 Romanians forced out of their homes in a series of racist attacks in Belfast.

Visteon car workers in Belfast occupy against cuts

31 March 2009
Some 200 workers have occupied the Visteon car parts plant in Belfast, Northern Ireland, against job cuts.

Loyalist bigots whip up race attacks in Northern Ireland

31 March 2009
Some of the festering sectarianism that still dominates Northern Ireland came to the fore last weekend with more than a dozen racist attacks on migrants' homes in Belfast.

Who are the Republicans?

17 March 2009
Violence wasn’t introduced into Northern Ireland by the "terrorists".

Behind Northern Ireland’s peace walls

17 March 2009
A wave of anger against segregated housing lay at the heart of the civil rights movement that erupted in Northern Ireland at the end of the 1960s.

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