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James Connolly Mural on back of Free Derry Corner
derry / anti-capitalism / news report Wednesday July 28, 2010 20:17 by Eleanor   text 1 comment (last - wednesday july 28, 2010 20:23)   image 1 image
On Monday 26th July 2010, an event organised by the Free Derry Collective was held to mark the centenary of James Connolly's return to Ireland. read full story / add a comment
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derry / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday July 22, 2010 00:51 by Eleanor   text 21 comments (last - monday august 09, 2010 20:43)   image 5 images
Last Thursday evening news arrived that Derry City was victorious in its bid to be the UK's first City of Culture.

The great and the good of the city lined up in front of the worlds media and to join in with the celebrations. read full story / add a comment
Cover of Thomas Kinsella's 1972 Peppercanister Press edition
derry / arts and media / opinion/analysis Saturday July 03, 2010 10:17 by John O'Leary in the grave   text 3 comments (last - sunday july 04, 2010 11:33)   image 5 images   video 1 video file   audio 2 audio files
Thomas Kinsella's Butcher's Dozen was written after the publication of the British Government's Widgery Tribunal Report in 1972. Here he is reading the poem and talking about it. The text of the poem is available here:

BUTCHER'S DOZEN:
A LESSON FOR THE OCTAVE OF WIDGERY
by Thomas Kinsella
http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/events/bsunday/kinsella.htm

Also, here is Seamus Deane's poem [click poem to read it or download], taken from his collection, Gradual Wars (IUP, 1972).
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derry / anti-capitalism / event notice Wednesday June 30, 2010 18:12 by Eleanor   text 4 comments (last - sunday july 04, 2010 12:49)   image 1 image
Homage to James Connolly: 1910 - 2010

To mark the centenary of James Connolly’s landing in Derry & return from North America to Ireland on 26th of July 1910, amidst increasing social and industrial unrest, this event will both celebrate and examine the life and politics of Ireland’s foremost revolutionary figures through discussion and music. read full story / add a comment
Protest at Israeli massacre on Aid Flotilla: the march lead by the Raytheon-9 Women in Derry's City centre.
derry / anti-war / imperialism / news report Thursday June 10, 2010 17:18 by George Row   image 5 images
Saturday 5th June saw a march in Derry to protest at the Israel's Massacre of Flotilla Aid Workers, and its continuing "Collective Punishment" of the people of Gaza illegal blockade. It ended with a rally
The March was addressed by Roisin Barton (Raytheon-9 women), Marty Crockett (Derry Friends of Palestine) who drove an ambulance to Gaza last year and Eamon McCann (DAWC). read full story / add a comment
derry / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Wednesday May 26, 2010 12:58 by STM   text 1 comment (last - wednesday may 26, 2010 18:43)   image 1 image
See below some footage of the Public Event held in Magherafelt on 24th May 2010.
Many Thanks to Johnny Hudson for posting this video on YouTube. www.youtube.com/watch?v=sypMU2-gnBk read full story / add a comment
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derry / anti-war / imperialism / news report Tuesday May 04, 2010 22:09 by Solidarity With Raytheon 14   text 2 comments (last - tuesday may 11, 2010 18:47)   image 1 image
Much publicity has been made out of the recent adds by Hunky Dorys in 'support' of Ruby ... read full story / add a comment
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derry / anti-war / imperialism / news report Tuesday April 27, 2010 11:43 by Solidarity with the 14 Raytheon accused   text 1 comment (last - friday april 30, 2010 17:39)   image 1 image
The trial of 14 people in connection with a protest at the defence company Raytheon in Derry is to begin at Belfast Crown Court on Tuesday May 4th. Solidarity pickets are being planned to coincide with the court hearings outside of the Laganside Court complex. read full story / add a comment
derry / miscellaneous / press release Saturday April 10, 2010 20:19 by Richard Walsh
The John Mitchel Cumann of Republican Sinn Féin in County Derry has issued a statement dissociating themselves from remarks made at the annual County Derry Easter Commemoration in Derry City on Easter Sunday. read full story / add a comment
derry / arts and media / press release Sunday April 04, 2010 22:40 by People Before Profit   text 1 comment (last - monday april 05, 2010 11:17)
Paddy Nash and the happy Enchiladas have released a song for Eamon McCann's election campaign for Westminister. read full story / add a comment
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derry / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Friday March 26, 2010 19:00 by Eleanor   text 1 comment (last - tuesday march 30, 2010 23:40)   image 3 images
The 14 Raytheon accused are 9 women and 5 men, based in Derry, in the north of Ireland, who are facing criminal charges after they used Non Violent Direct Action to access the Raytheon Software plant in Derry, in an attempt to disarm the mainframe computer.

Raytheon are the world's largest manufacturer of missiles and the world's fifth largest weapons manufacturer.

Until they left in February 2010 (thanks to all the action taken against them), Raytheon's Derry software plant developed the firmware for transponders, targeting software and other crucial guidance system-related work for weapons.

Their factories globally manufacture Tomahawk Cruise missiles, Sidewinder missiles, Hellfire missiles, the "Bunker Buster" bombs, the delivery systems for Cluster bombs, White Phosphate and Napalm.
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derry / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday March 12, 2010 19:34 by Eleanor   text 2 comments (last - monday march 15, 2010 16:09)   image 4 images
This year women activists in Derry took to the streets again to highlight International Womens Day. read full story / add a comment
derry / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Thursday March 04, 2010 04:54 by RSF
Seán Kennan Commemoration

Sunday, March 7th at 3pm

The Memorial, Bogside, Derry

Main Speaker: Cait Trainor (Armagh)

All Welcome read full story / add a comment
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derry / gender and sexuality / news report Sunday February 21, 2010 21:33 by Eleanor   text 1 comment (last - sunday february 21, 2010 21:37)   image 6 images
This is the latest action taken by the Derry Womens Collective. The women decided to take another angle on the usual St. Valentines Day stuff by creating a mural for the back of Free Derry Corner. read full story / add a comment
City of Culture 2013?
derry / gender and sexuality / opinion/analysis Thursday February 11, 2010 21:21 by Eleanor   text 3 comments (last - wednesday march 31, 2010 18:57)   image 1 image
On Tuesday's issue of the Derry Journal, the newspapers editor highlighted the city's 2013 bid to make Derry the Culture Capital of the North.

Whatever peoples views on the issues surrounding Derry's 2013 'cultural bid', in the article itself the editor published an image of the model Donna Feldman poising as a giant in her underwear at under Ferryquay Gate.
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derry / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Wednesday January 27, 2010 15:57 by Irish Basque Solidarity Committees   video 1 video file
The Basque language newspaper Egunkaria was closed down by the Spanish authorities and the editorial team arrested and subjected to terrible tortures in 2003. The case shocked Basque society. Seven years later five members of the editorial team are being judged at the Spanish Special Court in Madrid. read full story / add a comment
derry / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday January 25, 2010 17:26 by Mary Pearson
The Troops Out Movement, which campaigns for British withdrawal from Ireland, held its annual Bloody Sunday Remembered meetings in the Midlands last week. The 1992 BBC film by Peter Taylor was shown and the main speaker was Cahil McElhinny whose brother Kevin was shot dead by British Soldiers on Bloody Sunday, 30th January 1972. The families have suffered 38 years of loss with no government acknowledgement of the truth of that day
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derry / anti-war / imperialism / other press Wednesday January 13, 2010 11:35 by doopa   text 17 comments (last - wednesday may 05, 2010 21:55)   image 1 image
The BBC is reporting that Raytheon is to close its Derry Plant.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/foy...5.stm read full story / add a comment
The Derry Anti War Coalition is calling for people to come out in solidarity on Monday
derry / anti-war / imperialism / news report Saturday January 09, 2010 15:22 by shane ocurry   text 1 comment (last - monday january 11, 2010 14:54)   image 1 image
14 Derry people are being arraigned at Derry Crown Court, this Monday, 11 January. The proceedings are to take place one day short of the anniversary of the action on 12 January 2009 during which 9 women barricaded themselves into Raytheon’s Derry plant in protest at the Israeli bombardment of the Gaza strip, during which over 1400 Palestinians, including 320 children, were killed. read full story / add a comment
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