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antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Thursday November 29, 2007 15:51 by s   text 9 comments (last - saturday february 23, 2008 13:48)
The following letter was written in reply to statements from Paul Butler of Sinn Fein after classroom assistants protested outside the headquarters of Sinn Fein and the DUP at which placards made by individual strikers compared Caitriona Ruane with Maggie Thatcher. The letter was sent to The Irish News and the Andersonstown News but has not been publivhed to date. read full story / add a comment
antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Sunday November 11, 2007 12:57 by .
As part of the Classroom Assistants ongoing battle for justice they are demanding to know the truth about the current offer made by management.

Below is the text of a letter that will be sent to all Stormont MLAs

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antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Friday November 09, 2007 22:28 by Marty McK   text 9 comments (last - wednesday december 05, 2007 15:40)
Should everyone return to the classroom and learn to count? Add up numbers published in press releases, is 7,000 classroom assistants a rounded up or down figure? Not by any stretch of the imagination are all classroom assistants members of a trade union.

I am disappointed this is not an election year. Can you imagine the squirming and questions left hanging in the air by the "can we have your vote" and move the earth for you campaigners. Imagine an election turnout like GMB ballot figures signify anyone notice how did the GPA fair in comparison to GMB? (footballers). I missed out not seeing ballot returns. read full story / add a comment
antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Thursday November 01, 2007 12:10 by .   text 1 comment (last - saturday november 10, 2007 21:02)
The Minister for Education Catroina Ruane has stated publicly that the current offer on the table to settle the Classroom Assistants dispute is valued at £45 million. This is in direct contradiction to the statements by the Education Boards that the offer is valued at £40.2 million.

These opposing statement have caused great confusion amongst parents and staff.

NIPSA is calling for transparency in the job evaluation process and demanding access to the costings for the job evaluation process.
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The monument
antrim / history and heritage / news report Monday October 15, 2007 22:38 by Ciarán Ó Brolcháin   text 8 comments (last - sunday october 30, 2011 19:06)   image 12 images   video 1 video file
With the International Brigade Memorial Trust AGM taking place in Belfast on the weekend of 12-14 October, attendees were overjoyed to witness the unveiling of a memorial to those who took a stand in defence of the Spanish Republic on Saturday 13th October in Writers' Square. read full story / add a comment
Memorial plaque was partially restored in time for anniversery
antrim / miscellaneous / news report Friday October 12, 2007 15:51 by A . Chara   text 3 comments (last - monday october 15, 2007 15:49)   image 5 images
This week marks the twentieth anniversery of a man murdered to protect a high ranking British agent within the Provisional IRA. It also sees the seventh anniversery of his grandson who himself was murdered only yards away.
Yet the ability to commemorate either of these republicans has been made impossible by a criminal gang operating within the Ballymurphy area.
How could this happen in 'republican' west Belfast? read full story / add a comment
antrim / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Saturday October 06, 2007 00:12 by ACHT   text 11 comments (last - wednesday december 05, 2007 17:52)
CUIR I gCOINNE CINÍOCHAIS FHRITH-GHAELAIGH - TACAIGH LEIS AN GHAEILGE!
Dé Máirt 9 Deireadh Fómhair 12in Stair Mhonadh

PROTEST AGAINST ANTI-IRISH RACISM - SUPPORT THE IRISH LANGUAGE!
Tuesday 9th October 12pm Stormont read full story / add a comment
antrim / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Monday October 01, 2007 15:29 by Davy Carlin   text 3 comments (last - wednesday august 20, 2008 13:34)
This is Part 4 of an online series for Indymedia Ireland, in which I will write one final Part in the time ahead.

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antrim / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Saturday September 15, 2007 11:26 by Davy Carlin   text 3 comments (last - wednesday november 04, 2009 12:15)
This is part three of four parts in this series

A Legacy
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antrim / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday September 14, 2007 20:51 by Ciarán Ó Brolcháin   text 3 comments (last - saturday september 15, 2007 14:22)   image 5 images
Belfast Shell to Sea organised a picket of the Shell station in Andersonstown today in solidarity with the national mobilisation in Bellanaboy in Mayo. read full story / add a comment
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antrim / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday September 04, 2007 22:13 by Gan ainm   text 3 comments (last - wednesday september 05, 2007 14:10)   image 4 images
The meeting 'death behind bars' which took place on August 9th was not reported on by the ABC for some time due to legal considerations which continue to restrict what we can say. read full story / add a comment
antrim / crime and justice / press release Saturday August 11, 2007 15:04 by Kevin Murphy   text 14 comments (last - saturday august 11, 2007 21:29)   image 5 images
The 32 County Sovereignty Movement condemn the latest despicable attack on the Grave of fallen Óglaigh na hÉireann Volunteer Joseph O Connor read full story / add a comment
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antrim / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday August 06, 2007 13:27 by Gan Ainm   text 6 comments (last - thursday august 09, 2007 14:19)   image 2 images
Belfast Anarchist Black Cross will be hosting a meeting during the West Belfast Feile, regarding the issue of prison deaths in the north.

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antrim / miscellaneous / press release Sunday July 08, 2007 23:51 by reabhloid dearg   text 3 comments (last - friday september 28, 2007 10:49)
Sunday World Dirty Tricks And Strabane Sinn Fein read full story / add a comment
antrim / miscellaneous / press release Saturday July 07, 2007 00:43 by reabhloid dearg

Following recent low flying helicopter activity in the Andersonstown area of west Belfast the Irish Republican Socialist Party has issued a statement challenging the PSNI over their use of this crude method of surveillance. read full story / add a comment
antrim / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Sunday July 01, 2007 15:46 by Ernesto Lynch   text 4 comments (last - monday july 09, 2007 13:46)
New Sinn Fein police march protestors. read full story / add a comment
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antrim / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday June 25, 2007 23:00 by Gan Ainm   text 1 comment (last - monday june 25, 2007 23:08)   image 8 images
Well over a hundred people attended a video showing and music night to raise funds for Mumia Abu Jamal and Anarchist life prisoner and jailhouse lawyer Harold Thompson. read full story / add a comment
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antrim / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Thursday June 14, 2007 14:54 by Republican Student   text 1 comment (last - thursday june 14, 2007 15:42)   image 1 image
Ógra Shinn Féin Uladh College Co-ordinater Michál Harkin, has said he is ‘concerned but not surprised’ that the number of applications for university places has fallen in the north, by 4.8% in the last year. He was speaking after it was revealed that student's loans for English, Welsh, Scottish and Universities' in the North has passed the 3 billion pound mark.
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antrim / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday June 11, 2007 10:43 by Ciarán Ó Brolcháin   text 9 comments (last - friday december 19, 2014 01:54)   image 27 images
It was a busy weekend for Irish language activists in Belfast as a number of actions took place around Saturday's march to demand and Irish Language Act for the Six Counties. read full story / add a comment
antrim / miscellaneous / news report Saturday June 09, 2007 03:13 by Gan ainm   text 12 comments (last - tuesday january 08, 2008 22:16)
A former republican socialist activist and volunteer is the latest in a long list of deaths which have occured in the 'special supervision unit' of maghaberry prison. read full story / add a comment
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