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

Northern Ireland election wont solve the deep crisis in the system A polarised election squeezed the left, but what matters more is the movement, says Simon Basketter

Eamonn McCann: A year on from the Saville report into Bloody Sunday

The Saville Report’s recognition that all of the 13 Bloody Sunday dead and 13 wounded had been innocent sparked an eruption of joy in Derry. The sea of shining faces gathered in Guildhall Square for the release of the report on 15 June 2010 could have lit up a continent. This was the acknowledgement the Bloody Sunday families had craved through the long years of their trek towards the truth, and it was sufficient unto the day.

Eamonn McCann on Colonel Gaddafi

I once challenged Muammar Gaddafi when he suggested that Libya could support revolutionary movements around the world while maintaining agreeable trading relations with world powers.

Eamonn McCann: Britain and the US's hypocritical condemnations of the Egyptian dictatorship

US president Barack Obama said on Friday, "The people of Egypt have rights that are universal. That includes the right to peaceful assembly and association, the right to free speech, and the ability to determine their own destiny. These are human rights. And the United States will stand up for them everywhere."

Eamonn McCann wins Foot award

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.

Eamonn McCann: David Cameron's stomach-churning hypocrisy

If David Cameron seriously believed that slaughtering unarmed civilians is wrong, he would cancel the imminent deployment of the Parachute Regiment to Afghanistan, where in the past year, around 2,000 civilians have been killed by US and British troops.

Eamonn McCann and Bloody Sunday families on the Saville Report

15 June 2010
Eamonn McCann on the Saville Report Eamonn McCann, who was present at Bloody Sunday and wrote Socialist Worker’s front page after the massacre, said on Tuesday:

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.

Tributes to Chris Harman

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

Eamonn McCann on the victory of the Raytheon 9 anti-war protesters

17 June 2008
On 9 August 2006, nine Northern Irish anti-war activists occupied the Derry offices of Raytheon, one of the biggest arms manufacturers in the world, and destroyed its computers.

Raytheon 9 in court

10 April 2007
Nine anti-war protesters, including socialist and civil rights campaigner Eamonn McCann, were in court in last week over their occupation of the offices of US arms manufacturer Raytheon in Derry, Northern Ireland, last August.

Eamonn McCann: Fighting for workers and trade unions - and against war and water charges

10 March 2007
The Socialist Environmental Alliance is not running in this election just to make a point. We are in to win a seat – and we believe it can be done.

Video of Eamonn McCann speech at Time to Go demonstration

23 September 2006
Eamonn McCann, civil rights activist from Derry and one of the Raytheon Nine, speaks to the crowd at the rally after more than 50,000 people marched on the Stop the War Coalition 'Time to Go' demonstration against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and for Tony Blair to go. The demonstration was in Manchester outside the venue of the Labour Party conference on Saturday 23 September 2006.

Irish civil rights leader Eamonn McCann arrested at occupation of Raytheon

19 August 2006
Nine anti-war protesters, including socialist and civil rights campaigner Eamonn McCann, have been charged under terrorism laws following an occupation of the offices of US arms manufacturer Raytheon in Derry, Northern Ireland. Police claim £350,000 damage was done to computer equipment during the protest.

Derry anti-war protesters released on bail

12 August 2006
Eight of nine anti-war demonstrators remanded in custody, including socialist and civil rights activist Eamonn McCann, have been granted bail in the Northern Ireland High Court. They had been charged following a protest at the Derry offices of US missile manufacturer Raytheon.

Derry anti-war protesters, including Eamonn McCann, arrested after Raytheon occupation

12 August 2006
Nine anti-war protesters, including socialist and civil rights campaigner Eamonn McCann, are in jail in Northern Ireland for occupying an arms manufacturer

'Right wing smears on Belfast post strike' - Eamonn McCann

18 February 2006
Anyone who doubts postal workers’ claims that Royal Mail management is characterised by offensive arrogance should ponder the statement issued in relation to the Belfast dispute.

G8 Diary

02 July 2005
Friday 1 JulyG8 Alternatives opening rally5.30pm, Queens Hall, Edinburgh University. Speakers include Dennis Brutus, Haidi Giuliani, Bill Speirs, Mark Ruskell, Trevor Ngwane, Eamonn McCann.International Socialist Tendency meeting7.30pm, Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh EH9. Speakers include Petros Constantinou from Greece’s SEK, Chris Bambery from Socialist Worker, and a speaker from Spain’s En Lucha.

Eamonn McCann on Sinn Fein’s contradictions

05 March 2005
THE PROVISIONAL IRA is less popular today in the north of Ireland than at any time for the last 35 years.

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