The BBC current affairs programme, Panorama, recently broadcast a two
part investigation on Northern Ireland that revealed more details of the
dirty undercover war carried out for decades by the ‘security forces’.
Most of the material appeared to come from the forthcoming report of the
A RECENT opinion poll demonstrates that a significant minority of voters
in Northern Ireland are sick of the sectarian parties and are looking
for an alternative. Up to seventeen per cent declared their intention to
vote for smaller parties outside the sectarian circus.
Over the last few days, sectarian conflict has increased in various
parts of Belfast. Both sides have blamed each other for starting the
recent trouble. But what is the real cause of the outbreak of sectarian
clashes? What can working class communities do to stop sectarian
attacks? How can decent public housing for all...
THOUSANDS OF council workers, health and education workers joined the 17
July strike throughout Northern Ireland, picketing council offices,
education and health boards, leisure centres and police stations.
DESPITE MONTHS of negotiations, no agreement has been reached on how an
Executive will be put in place after the election. At the last minute
David Trimble rejected IRA decommissioning moves as not "transparent"
enough and a supposedly carefully crafted deal fell apart.
FIGHTING BROKE out at last weekend’s annual Orange Order parade at
Drumcree. Demonstrators threw missiles at police, resulting in 24
injured as well as two civilians. However, Drumcree is not the issue it
was. The Portadown Orangemen have been forced into a sullen acceptance
that they cannot force their way...
For most people the only choice in this election is between the same old
mix of sectarian and right wing politicians. But in two constituencies,
voters will have a choice. The Socialist Party is standing two
candidates and is mounting a determined campaign to build support for