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armagh / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Friday October 28, 2016 16:08 by IPSC   image 1 image
To commemorate the annual International Day of Solidarity With the Palestinian People 2016, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) is honoured to host Ayed Abu Eqtaish from Defence For Children International in Palestine. Mr. Abu Eqtaish will speak on Saturday 3rd December in Drumcree Community Centre, Ashgrove Road, Portadown at 2.30pm. read full story / add a comment
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armagh / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Tuesday August 18, 2015 13:38 by IPSC   image 1 image   video 1 video file
The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign is proud to host a premiere screening of the award-winning ‘On the Side of the Road’ by Israeli director Lia Tarachansky on Saturday 5th September 2015, at 3.30pm in the Drumcree Community Centre, Ashgrove Road, Portadown.

FREE ENTRY but spaces are limited, so please come early to avoid disappointment.

The film is a challenging and important documentary about the creation of the Israeli state and the impact this has had both on Palestinians and Israelis. The film will be followed by a discussion between the audience and the director who is touring the film around Ireland. read full story / add a comment
armagh / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Friday June 07, 2013 11:34 by Turing
Community resolve forces Orange retreat
06/06/13

Plans by the Orange Order to hold a controversial “prayer meeting” in a public park surrounded by nationalist homes in Portadown have been abandoned following a successful campaign by the local community. The park is located between the nationalist Obins Street and Garvaghy Road areas of the town from which Orange marches have been prohibited entering for many years.

Orange marches through Obins Street have been banned since 1986 and, in 1998, marches were also banned from the Garvaghy Road. Those marches led to virtual curfews being placed on the local community, resulted in widespread resistance, and ultimately led to the murders of at least twelve people by unionist paramilitaries.

In May, the unionist-dominated Craigavon Council granted permission for the Orange Order to hold a “prayer meeting” which was due to take place this Saturday evening (June 8th). Nationalists were only too aware of how the Orange Order abused a church service at Drumcree to wreak violence against the minority community in Portadown. read full story / add a comment
armagh / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Sunday July 03, 2011 20:10 by Saoirse
Speaking at a commemoration marking the 90th anniversary of the murder by British forces of John and Thomas O’Reilly, Peter McGennity and Patrick Quinn in Killeen, Co Armagh the President of Republican Sinn Féin Des Dalton said: read full story / add a comment
armagh / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Wednesday January 20, 2010 15:40 by Kev
Last weekend saw a protest in Newry in support of the besieged people of Gaza. The protest took place at a number of venues around Newry outside shopping and market areas.

“Little more than a year ago the Army of the state of Israel invaded the small area of Gaza and killed over 1400 men women and children. They have been surrounded since and under siege, unable to leave. They have had to resort to tunnelling into Egypt and smuggling basic food stuffs and medicines. We just thought that we had to start a campaign to remind people locally of their plight” said Patsy Doyle, who organised the protest.
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armagh / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday May 11, 2009 10:06 by Richard Walsh   text 4 comments (last - tuesday december 29, 2009 10:19)   image 2 images
A picket was held in Edward Street in Lurgan on Saturday, 10th May followed by a Rally.
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armagh / miscellaneous / press release Tuesday March 17, 2009 00:41 by Richard Walsh   text 5 comments (last - thursday march 26, 2009 17:23)
RSF has learnt that the RUC are intending to raid every address in the Drumbeg/Meadowbrook areas of Craigavon, Co. Armagh. read full story / add a comment
armagh / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Thursday March 12, 2009 09:53 by Deirdre Niamh Duffy   text 3 comments (last - friday march 13, 2009 00:40)
The recent events in Northern Ireland have brought back a whole host of dark memories. The attacks have placed a question mark over both the stability and success of the peace process. However, in many ways the attacks are very different from those during the Troubles. Unlike the violence in the past, these attacks are not really aimed at gaining public support or making a political point but at destabilising Northern Ireland in its transition from post-conflict zone to stable society. read full story / add a comment
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armagh / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Thursday February 26, 2009 11:13 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
THE recent publishing of the report by the Consultative Group on the Past demonstrates the simmering sectarian tensions and hostility beneath the surface.The 190 page report by the group, chaired by ex-Church of Ireland primate Lord Eames and former Policing Board vice chairman Dennis Bradley marked 18 months of consultation with victim groups and others that have been bereaved through the conflict. read full story / add a comment
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armagh / anti-war / imperialism / press release Tuesday January 27, 2009 21:34 by Free Palestine   image 2 images
Upper Bann Sinn Féin organised a white line vigil last weekend on the Garvaghy Road, to highlight the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Amongst those in attendance were Sinn Féin's Craigavon Council Group and the local Ógra Shinn Féin cumann.
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John O'Dowd MLA Stands in Solidarity with Palestine
armagh / anti-war / imperialism / news report Tuesday January 06, 2009 16:22 by Free Palestine   text 2 comments (last - saturday january 10, 2009 12:47)   image 2 images
On Monday 5th of January members of Sinn Féin youth took to Lurgan Town Centre to protest at the conflict currently raging in the middle east. Protesting in the town centre, Ógra Shinn Féin flew the Palestinian flag and carried posters calling for an end to Israeli military action in Gaza. They also distributed over 500 leaflets and engaged with the general public.
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armagh / miscellaneous / press release Saturday December 20, 2008 21:59 by Richard Walsh   text 3 comments (last - wednesday december 24, 2008 13:23)
RSF in Newry have rejected the claim of Fianna Fáil to be the 'Republican Party' following FF's recruitment attempt in South Armagh. read full story / add a comment
armagh / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Thursday November 20, 2008 10:03 by éirígí PRO
The recent release of Steve McQueen’s critically acclaimed movie Hunger has led to a renewed interest in both the 1981 Hunger Strike and the broader prison struggle of the 1970s and 1980s. read full story / add a comment
armagh / miscellaneous / press release Thursday October 23, 2008 21:48 by Richard Walsh
RSF have condemned Provo double-speak. read full story / add a comment
armagh / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Friday August 29, 2008 11:56 by éirígí   video 1 video file
The carefully manufactured mask of the PSNI slipped off on Tuesday (August 26) to reveal the ugly face of the RUC. read full story / add a comment
armagh / miscellaneous / press release Wednesday August 27, 2008 23:06 by Richard Walsh   text 1 comment (last - monday september 01, 2008 12:26)
RSF have said that Dolores Kelly's claims that Republicans were involved in the desecration of Dougher Cemetery near Lurgan were without foundation. read full story / add a comment
armagh / miscellaneous / press release Tuesday August 26, 2008 22:14 by Richard Walsh   text 5 comments (last - friday august 29, 2008 14:48)
RSF have congratulated the Nationally-minded people of North Armagh for resisting the RUC and British Crown Forces. read full story / add a comment
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armagh / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Thursday July 31, 2008 15:04 by éirígí   image 1 image
August 9 1971 was a pivotal date in Irish history. The introduction of internment exposed, yet again, the ugly face of British imperialism in Ireland and acted as a catalyst for increased resistance to the occupation.

The introduction of 42-day detention is a similar travesty of justice, foisted upon an unwilling population by a British government that is determined to repress dissent. read full story / add a comment
armagh / anti-capitalism / event notice Monday July 21, 2008 15:52 by Gareth Mackle
The story of the Spanish Civil War (1936 – 1939) is one of the most emotional tragedies of 20th Century history. From all over the world, democrats, socialists, anarchists, communists, republicans and progressive liberals volunteered to defend the Democratic Republic of Spain from an attempted coup d’état by the Fascist General Francisco Franco and his allies in Hitler’s Germany and Mussolini’s Italy. While the major western powers stood back and allowed democracy and freedom in Spain to be overrun and crushed by a fascist dictatorship, many brave men and women gave their lives to honour the democratic will of the Spanish people.

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armagh / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Tuesday April 22, 2008 23:50 by Richard Walsh
RSF protesters were refused entry to a so-called "public meeting" in Silverbridge, Co. Armagh. read full story / add a comment
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