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Early morning at Raytheon Derry: End the Bombing of Gaza.
derry / anti-war / imperialism / news report Friday January 09, 2009 11:37 by George Row   text 9 comments (last - sunday february 08, 2009 20:51)   image 8 images
A group of 70 -100 antiwar protesters staged a dawn blockade of Raytheon's Derry plant. read full story / add a comment
Free Gaza!
derry / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday January 05, 2009 18:00 by Kev   text 20 comments (last - friday march 11, 2011 19:12)   image 3 images
"Today marks 40 years since the slogan You Are Now Entering Free Derry first adorned 22 lecky road during the Battle of the Bogside, today 2009 the wall has again been transformed as an act of solidarity with the citizens of Gaza." read full story / add a comment
Eamonn McCann addressing antiwar protestors at the war memorial in Derry's Diamond in the centre of the historic city.
derry / anti-war / imperialism / news report Monday January 05, 2009 00:59 by George Row   image 5 images
About a hundred and fifty people gathered in Derry on Sunday night to protest at Israel's escalation of its continued attacks on Gaza. read full story / add a comment
The rally in Derry against Israel's attacks on Gaza being addressed by Councillor Gerry MacLochlainn (Sinn Fein).  He called for a Boycott of Israeli goods.
derry / anti-war / imperialism / news report Sunday January 04, 2009 19:12 by George Row   text 1 comment (last - sunday january 04, 2009 19:36)   image 9 images
On Saturday afternoon (3rd January 09) hundreds of people in Derry joined the world wide protests against Israel's attacks on Gaza by attending a protest rally in Guildhall Square. They were addressed by Derry City Councillors from SDLP and Sinn Féin, and by members of DAWC and SWP.
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New Year''s Eve Protest in Derry
derry / anti-war / imperialism / news report Thursday January 01, 2009 16:14 by Free Palestine   text 2 comments (last - thursday january 01, 2009 21:32)   image 1 image
On New Year’s Eve, Ógra Shinn Féin mobilised at the Diamond in Derry City alongside other political groups, to demonstrate solidarity with the beleaguered people of Gaza, who are being, murdered and injured in their hundreds daily by Israeli rockets.

Following the protest the assembled groups and activists, met to decide further co-ordinated solidarity acts for Palestine which include a public rally in Guildhall Square Derry this Saturday at 3pm.
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derry / miscellaneous / press release Wednesday November 19, 2008 01:43 by Richard Walsh   text 7 comments (last - monday november 24, 2008 18:35)
It has come to the attention of the John Mitchel Cumann of Republican Sinn Féin in County Derry that rumours are circulating in the Dungiven area that members of the organisation were responsible for the removal of posters supporting singer Eoghan Quigg’s ‘X Factor’ campaign. Following a thorough investigation, it has been established that there is no truth to such allegations. read full story / add a comment
The Lobotomies
derry / anti-capitalism / press release Wednesday October 15, 2008 22:57 by MAOR Derry   text 2 comments (last - saturday october 18, 2008 00:52)   image 1 image
On behalf of Derry MAOR, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the management and staff of Sandino’s Café Bar for their kind and exceptional help and assistance in making possible the recent Punk benefit night to highlight the ongoing Shell to Sea campaign in North West Mayo. read full story / add a comment
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derry / anti-capitalism / news report Wednesday September 24, 2008 11:45 by MAOR   text 4 comments (last - wednesday september 24, 2008 12:59)   image 15 images
Activists from Derry on Saturday traveled to Glengad in a gesture of solidarity with activists there. read full story / add a comment
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derry / anti-capitalism / news report Thursday September 11, 2008 22:12 by MAOR Derry   text 3 comments (last - friday september 12, 2008 22:12)   image 10 images
This afternoon in Derry City over thirty people held a solidarity protest with Hunger Striker Maura Harrington and the Shell To Sea Campaign at Guildhall Square.

During the protest, several hundred leaflets were distributed urging people to show their support and solidarity. As the protest got under way, activists telephoned Maura to wish her solidarity and strength in her actions. read full story / add a comment
derry / miscellaneous / press release Wednesday August 13, 2008 20:33 by Richard Walsh   text 1 comment (last - tuesday august 26, 2008 09:21)
Anti-National elements cannot claim link with actions of Hunger Strikers. read full story / add a comment
Jim arrested in the back of the car
derry / anti-war / imperialism / feature Monday August 11, 2008 10:13 by Jim Keys   text 23 comments (last - monday august 25, 2008 14:22)   image 8 images
Jim Keys, a member of the Foyle Ethical Investment Campaign (FEIC), was arrested on Friday after their monthly peace vigil outside Raytheon’s Derry software facility. His crime? He touched up a three year old spray drawing of The Black Shamrock on the public pavement outside Raytheon! The charge? Criminal Damage? read full story / add a comment
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derry / anti-war / imperialism / news report Thursday July 31, 2008 17:45 by DAWC   text 1 comment (last - tuesday august 05, 2008 19:26)   image 2 images
Members of the Derry Anti War Coalition marked the second anniversary of the massacre at Qana in Lebanon with a vigil at the Derry Raytheon plant on Wednesday. read full story / add a comment
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derry / anti-war / imperialism / feature Thursday June 12, 2008 02:09 by Goretti Horgan   text 39 comments (last - wednesday june 25, 2008 17:14)   image 8 images
The 9 anti-war activists who occupied the arms manufacturer Raytheon's offices and destroyed its computers have been acquitted by a jury in Belfast. Derry Anti War Coalition calls on the office of the Attorney General and the Crown Prosecution Service, in light of the jury's verdict of 'not guilty' to criminal damage charges, to institute an investigation into the activities of Raytheon at its various plants across the UK, with a view to determining whether Raytheon is a criminal enterprise.

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Bookworm Radical Bookshop
derry / history and heritage / news report Friday April 25, 2008 23:11 by John   text 3 comments (last - saturday april 26, 2008 07:56)   image 1 image
Indymedia had a pretty good write up recently which I enjoyed on the history of Irelands social centre’s and radical bookshops of which I don’t think there are enough of these days. The topic itself was titled 'A Hidden History of Social Centre’s In Ireland' (http://www.indymedia.ie/article/87044) and of course the North West once again seemed to have slipped peoples minds, apologies Darren. read full story / add a comment
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derry / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday April 25, 2008 17:42 by KALERA FREEDOM   text 2 comments (last - friday april 25, 2008 17:52)   image 13 images
Protesters gathered in the city cantre of Derry to mark International Day in Solidarity with Political Prisoners. read full story / add a comment
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derry / environment / news report Tuesday March 25, 2008 23:33 by MAOR Derry   text 2 comments (last - wednesday april 02, 2008 09:52)   image 1 image
MAOR (an Irish word for ‘guardian’ or ‘steward’) are a group of individuals based in the North West who came together in 2006 in solidarity with the Shell to Sea campaign and in response to the issues surrounding gas and oil exploration off the Donegal coast.

The upcoming MAOR Energy Forum Fortnight attempts to be a tool to raise awareness of and generate discussion on ownership and management of Ireland’s natural resources.
MAOR encourages everyone to take part in this energising programme of films, workshops, media discussions and a Citizen’s Forum.

All participation in the MAOR Energy Forum Fortnight will be highly valued as MAOR will be compiling all the thoughts shared throughout the events for use in council and government consultation.

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St Patrick's flag flutters in front of Limavady Orange Hall, Co Derry
derry / miscellaneous / news report Monday March 17, 2008 14:35 by Shane   text 9 comments (last - wednesday march 19, 2008 11:29)   image 2 images
This morning, the St Patrick's flag flutters in front of Limavady Orange hall in Co. Derry. The Irish flag of St Patrick, not often seen even in northern Irish Unionist districts, is a diagonal red cross against a white background. When combined with the English Cross of St George (a red cross against a white background, often seen at English football matches and on nationalist rallies in Georgia in eastern Europe) and the Scottish Cross of St Andrew (a diagonal white cross against a blue background) you get the British Union Flag, known colloquially as the "Union Jack". read full story / add a comment
derry / crime and justice / press release Sunday February 03, 2008 21:29 by Richard Walsh   text 7 comments (last - tuesday february 19, 2008 14:01)
RSF has disputed the Provos' claims that RUC men and English soldiers were "murdered". read full story / add a comment
Connor Murphy Excuses
derry / miscellaneous / press release Monday January 21, 2008 16:04 by sdlpyouth   text 8 comments (last - wednesday january 23, 2008 11:50)   image 1 image
SDLP Youth spokesperson this morning led a demo in Dungiven to highlight the lack of delivery by Sinn Fein Regional Development Minister Conor Murphy MP.
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derry / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Thursday January 17, 2008 09:16 by ,
Classroom Assistants are entering a new phase in their struggle for justice and democracy. In the lead up to a negotiating meeting during the Classroom Assistants dispute both the Employers and UNISON publicly claimed that the “majority of Classroom Assistants have accepted the offer”. read full story / add a comment
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