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Labour Alternative – A Movement for a New Northern Ireland

For decades, elections in Northern Ireland have been little more than a sectarian headcount. In terms of the overall result, the upcoming Assembly election on May 5th is likely to be little different. 547 more words

Politics

Why I Hope There Never Is A United Ireland

For generations the goal of Irish nationalists has been a 32 county United Irish Republic where the whole island is free of British rule. In theory all Irish political parties support this, even if there isn’t much they can do about it. 1,453 more words

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A New Deal for Europe: democratising the Union

Yanis Varoufakis has recently launched, along with his colleague Srećko Horvat and like-minded European democrats, DiEM25 – the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025, with an aim of democratising the European Union, and stabilising our societies before they fall into the clutches of nationalists, who will lead us into a modern-day 1930s. 1,714 more words

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Lincoln's Replacement: The Controversial Presidency of Andrew Johnson

Like Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson was self-educated. He was the only senator from a state that left the Union (Tennessee) to stay in Washington. Because of his loyalty he was chosen as Lincoln’s vice-president in 1864. 285 more words

American History

Event: Unionist Cllr Julie-Anne Corr on Marriage Equality in Dublin

One of Belfast’s few openly gay politicians will give a talk this month in Dublin on marriage equality and LGBT issues, from a Northern Unionist perspective. 193 more words

LGBT

September 1983 edition of the UDA newsletter 'Ulster'

The September 1983 edition of the Ulster Defence Association newsletter ‘Ulster’ which is in uploaded in pdf form.
Among the items covered are Anti Segregation protests, threats to criminals from the UDA, plenty of small pieces about Gerry Adams and Cardinal O’Fiach, a piece on Rose Harvey and Dominic McGlinchey. 8 more words

Irish History