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antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Monday May 26, 2008 15:20 by Belfast WSM   text 14 comments (last - friday january 23, 2009 17:49)   image 1 image   audio 1 audio file
Workers Solidarity Movement read full story / add a comment
Irish Passport But No Vote!
antrim / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday May 26, 2008 14:27 by No! 2 Lisbon   text 2 comments (last - monday may 26, 2008 19:41)   image 5 images
Ógra Shinn Féin activists protested outside Belfast City Hall this past weekend, to highlight the denial of democracy by Fianna Fáil and the Irish Government, in their desperate attempts to push through the Lisbon Treaty.

The youth wing of Sinn Féin held a protest with street theatre, and distributed 1,000s of leaflets posing the question, "Why can't you vote in the Lisbon Treaty?"; in reference to the denial of Irish Citizens in the 6 counties from voting in the upcoming referendum. read full story / add a comment
antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Thursday May 15, 2008 14:48 by x   text 4 comments (last - thursday may 15, 2008 19:15)
Please print off leaflets (links provided below) and contact Unite to protest against their refusal to pay the legal costs and adequate compensation to the sacked workes. read full story / add a comment
antrim / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday May 13, 2008 19:04 by Roisin Donnelly   text 7 comments (last - thursday may 15, 2008 19:09)
When a local journalist and editor of a West Belfast Newspaper recently voiced his opinion concerning the neglect of duties and responsibilities by the Member of Parliament for West Belfast. Many in the community considered this a breakthrough in fair and honest reporting. However, this was short lived when the newspaper printed a front page public apology to the Member of Parliament and then obliterated all trace of the article from its internet webpage and any other associated worldwide newspapers websites.

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'We Will Return!' - Remembering the Nakba
antrim / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Saturday April 12, 2008 15:52 by Ciarán Ó Brolcháin   text 4 comments (last - saturday april 26, 2008 19:13)   image 4 images
The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign in Belfast today held a white-line picket to remember the 60th anniversary of the Deir Yassin massacre. This was one of the many incidents that took place in the lead-up to Al Nakba, the Catastrophe, when the Zionist forces proclaimed the state of Israel and 750,000 Palestinians were expelled from their homes. read full story / add a comment
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antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / feature Saturday April 12, 2008 12:22 by CWI   text 3 comments (last - wednesday may 14, 2008 17:29)   image 2 images
The five day hunger strike by three sacked airport shop stewards, Gordon McNeill, Madan Gupta and Chris Bowyer was suspended at 5.30 this afternoon after the workers received a letter from the union solicitors guaranteeing that their demands would be met. read full story / add a comment
Gordon McNeill taken to Belfast City Hospital
antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / feature Thursday April 10, 2008 08:03 by sp   text 35 comments (last - thursday april 17, 2008 10:49)   image 3 images
Hunger Strike Update- Gordon McNeill Taken to City Hospital

Hunger striker Gordon McNeill has been rushed to City Hospital for treatment. An ambulance was called to the scene at Transport House due to a deterioration in his condition. Gordon is on his fourth day without food and his second day without water. Also on hunger strike are Madan Gupta and Chris Bowyer. The former airport shop stewards have taken the action to demand talks with the leadership of Unite/TGWU, who have refused to meet with the workers.



For more information, contact Chris Bowyer on 07764850945, Madan Gupta on 07810290938 or Gary Mulcahy on 07743282321.
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antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Wednesday April 09, 2008 23:16 by f   text 2 comments (last - sunday april 13, 2008 16:48)
Protestors today accused Irish regional secretary of UNITE Jimmy Kelly of double standards for refusing to talk to the sacked airport workers who are on their fourth day of hunger-strike. read full story / add a comment
Belfast airport workers occupy Transport House seeking jusice
antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Monday April 07, 2008 14:36 by f   text 18 comments (last - monday may 26, 2008 20:05)   image 6 images
Please send protests to UNITE against the scandalous treatment of their members. read full story / add a comment
antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Thursday April 03, 2008 12:04 by Defend Pat Lawlor   text 1 comment (last - friday april 04, 2008 12:52)   3 attached files
Pat Lawlor, Nursing Convenor at the Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast is currently 'under investigation' by the National Executive of UNISON. Pat's alleged 'crime' is that he spoke out in support of striking classroom assistants and for daring to criticise the actions of the leadership of UNISON.
During the classroom assistants strike, Pat did what any decent trade unionist should have done - publicly supported workers on strike. The regional leadership of UNISON refused to do so. Their actions actually undermined the classroom assistants pay and conditions. Because Pat chose to express solidarity with workers in struggle, he now faces disciplinary action being taken against him. He may even be expelled from UNISON. read full story / add a comment
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antrim / miscellaneous / news report Tuesday March 11, 2008 00:13 by Republican Student   text 15 comments (last - wednesday march 12, 2008 15:32)   image 3 images
Last Wednesday 5 March, Sheena Campbell Ogra Shinn Fein hosted the opening event to remember the 20th anniversary of the Gibraltar 3, at Queens University Belfast.

It began with a black flag vigil outside the university front gates for 30 minutes as a mark of respect to those killed in Gibraltar and Milltown.

Following the vigil there was a talk and a showing of a film in Queens University.

The speakers at the event were Seamus Finucane, partner of Mairead Farrell when she was tragically killed, Jennifer McCann MLA, who was a close comrade of Mairead having been imprisoned with her in Armagh Gaol, she was also a close friend of Dan McCann, and West Tyrone MLA Barry McElduff who was a student at Queens, at the time of the Gibraltar 3’s death.

Ogra activist Eunan Carlin, chaired proceedings.

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antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Saturday March 08, 2008 19:09 by éirígí   image 1 image
A Belfast employer who unfairly dismissed a young Slovakian worker has been forced to give in to the demands of trade union officials acting on her behalf. read full story / add a comment
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antrim / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Saturday February 02, 2008 16:13 by Ciaran Ó Brolcháin   text 2 comments (last - tuesday february 05, 2008 13:25)   image 5 images
A candle-lit vigil was held by Shell to Sea activists outside Belfast City Hall yesterday (Friday) to remember those who have suffered internationally because of the money-grabbing policies of Shell Oil. read full story / add a comment
antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Thursday January 31, 2008 12:22 by NIPSA 517   text 8 comments (last - wednesday march 12, 2008 13:46)
3% of evaluated staff across the Boards are on pay protection.
70% will be the number of Classroom Assistants who will be on pay protection as stated by Management Representatives for the 5 Boards in the Labour Relations Agency discussions during the period of NIPSA's strike suspension.

The Boards have stated that no-one will lose any money-Fact or Fiction?
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Not exactly the Assembly chamber
antrim / housing / news report Wednesday January 23, 2008 17:35 by Ciarán Ó Brolcháin   image 5 images
Residents of the Village area of South Belfast held a protest yesterday (Tuesday 22 January) outside Stormont against the housing conditions in which many people are forced to live and against the inaction of the Department of Social Development and NI Housing Executive in dealing with these problems. read full story / add a comment
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antrim / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday January 21, 2008 16:17 by Ciarán Ó Brolcháin   text 2 comments (last - monday january 21, 2008 17:25)   image 8 images
Friends and supporters of Comfort Adefowoju and her family staged a vigil outside Belfast City Hall at lunchtime today in a last-ditch effort to have the British Home Office overturn its decision to deport them to Nigeria. read full story / add a comment
antrim / miscellaneous / press release Sunday January 06, 2008 05:16 by Gordon Freeman
Annoucing a new political forum to deal with issues that matter to unionists and nationalists. This is the first of its kind. Please register and support us. read full story / add a comment
Protest at the recruitment booth
antrim / anti-war / imperialism / news report Monday December 10, 2007 20:06 by Ciarán Ó B   text 78 comments (last - sunday october 25, 2009 16:27)   image 6 images
A British Army recruitment stall in Belfast city centre was closed down today by anti-war activists who held a picket at the booth. read full story / add a comment
antrim / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Wednesday December 05, 2007 14:38 by Davy Carlin   text 3 comments (last - friday december 07, 2007 12:25)
Belfast - On the streets read full story / add a comment
antrim / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Friday November 30, 2007 09:44 by Davy Carlin   text 1 comment (last - friday november 30, 2007 09:52)
This is the final Part of the Indymedia Series.

1977 - 2007, from 7 year old until 37 year old

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