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Bil'in Habibti
antrim / arts and media / event notice Wednesday April 30, 2008 17:57 by Kev   image 1 image
Palestinians George Rishmawi and Eyad Burnat will be showing the award-winning film 'Bil'in Habibti' (Bil'in My Love) in the Culturlann, Falls Road on Friday 2 May at 7.30 p.m. Entrance £5/£2.50.
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antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Tuesday April 29, 2008 10:48 by Martin O'Neill
7pm
Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre
41-43 Lower Donegall Street
Side Entrance, Top Floor read full story / add a comment
antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Thursday April 24, 2008 21:23 by Alan MacSimoin
Assemble outside the Art Collage, York Street
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antrim / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Tuesday April 22, 2008 13:28 by Palestines Child   1 attached file
Palestine’s Child will hold a fundraising event – A Night at the Races in the Roddy McCorley Club on Friday 25th April.
Palestine’s Child is a locally run charity, that raises money to support the work of non government organisations working with children and young people on the ground in Palestine. In particular we help children caught up in the frontline of violence and military occupation. read full story / add a comment
antrim / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Sunday April 20, 2008 19:25 by redjade
it looks like the usual ineffectual NGOish EU nonsense - but someone should go and see whats up... read full story / add a comment
'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
antrim / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Friday April 11, 2008 21:04 by Ciarán   text 2 comments (last - saturday april 12, 2008 15:55)   image 1 image
Remembering the 60th anniversary of Deir Yassin and the ongoing suffering of the Palestinian people. read full story / add a comment
antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Thursday April 10, 2008 16:05 by f   text 1 comment (last - thursday april 10, 2008 20:27)
A second rally has been called outside Transport House in Belfast to support the airport workers. 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
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antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Tuesday April 08, 2008 20:58 by SP   text 10 comments (last - sunday april 13, 2008 16:57)   image 3 images
A rally has been called in support of the sacked airport workers currently on hunger strike outside Transport House in Belfast. 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
Public Meeting - Raji Sourani (PCHR) on the Gaza Under Siege
antrim / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Tuesday April 01, 2008 13:23 by Kev   image 1 image
Public Meeting with charismatic and influential human right lawyer from Gaza, Palestine Raji Sourani of the Palestinian Center for Human Rights.

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antrim / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Monday March 31, 2008 18:01 by Jerry Cornelius   text 1 comment (last - saturday april 19, 2008 16:31)   image 1 image
Public meeting

Iran and the threat of war: An Iranian socialist speaks

Venue: Room 3.03
Peter Frogget Centre
Queen's University Belfast

7.30pm, Thursday 10 April 2008
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antrim / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Thursday March 27, 2008 16:48 by events@lasc.ie   1 attached file
LAW 2008 aims to focus attention on the issue of the private exploitation of water, and the impact of this on human development. It will have a further emphasis on the Association Agreement currently being negotiated between the European Union and the Andean Community of Nations (CAN) - to be approved by summer 2009.

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antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Tuesday March 18, 2008 23:43 by Non-payer   text 4 comments (last - wednesday april 09, 2008 00:38)   image 1 image   1 attached file
The We Won't Pay Campaign has called a protest in Belfast against the Northern Ireland Assembly Executive's decision to introduce water charges in April 2009.

1pm Saturday 5th April Castle Place 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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