ONLY WEEKS after a report showed how long-term collusion between
Britain’s security forces and loyalist paramilitary groups in Northern
Ireland had led to murders such as that of Belfast solicitor Pat
Finucane, more evidence of state terrorism is coming out.
IN MAY 2002 24 security workers at Belfast international airport were
sacked for going on strike. The events around the sackings have led some
of those involved to suspect collaboration between the management and
local transport union (TGWU) officials.
Under the repartition proposal scheme, 300,000 Catholics would be moved
west of the River Bann and 200,000 Protestants in the opposite
direction. If necessary, force would be used against those who refused
At a special open meeting to be held Thursday evening, school students
from both communities will launch a new campaign to combat sectarianism
and to organise a school students strike to mobilise a mass turnout of
school students on Fridays trade union rally at City Hall.
Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland) member Carmel Gates has been elected
President of NIPSA, Northern Ireland’s largest trade union and the main
public sector union. The election took place at NIPSA’s conference last
week and Carmel won a resounding victory, polling almost 17,000 votes
against 11,500 for the...
The Peace process remains in deep crisis. Despite desperate efforts by
the British and Irish governments over the last few months, it has not
proved possible to re-establish the Executive, and the Assembly
elections have been postponed indefinitely. Attempts to resuscitate the
institutions established under the...