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Raytheon's own 'how to find us'
derry / anti-war / imperialism / feature Sunday October 15, 2006 23:22 by Eamonn McCann   text 19 comments (last - thursday november 02, 2006 21:50)   image 2 images
Latest from the Raytheon 9. read full story / add a comment
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derry / anti-war / imperialism / news report Friday October 13, 2006 12:46 by Ciaron   text 20 comments (last - tuesday november 07, 2006 18:53)   image 7 images
Australian Outback Support for the Raytheon 9 read full story / add a comment
derry / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday October 11, 2006 09:22 by anon   text 5 comments (last - thursday october 12, 2006 22:34)   image 1 image
DAWC, FEIC and SF members have been questioning again what Raytheon are making in their officers and a statement has been released by Sinn Féin Councillor Gerry MacLochlainn has said that following a meeting between Derry City Council and Raytheon yesterday, official disclosure show that the company has been in breach of an agreement with the council. read full story / add a comment
derry / environment / news report Saturday October 07, 2006 15:47 by DavyDerry
A Derry demonstration in soldarity with Rossport drew a broad range of political support on October 7th. read full story / add a comment
Smash Censorship
derry / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Monday October 02, 2006 21:03 by Radical Student   image 2 images
On Tuesday 26th September, Magee Ogra Shinn Fein held a recruitment drive in the university grounds. The Magee cumann has been active in the University for a number years and still remains the only active political society on the campus.

Ogra Shinn Fein were ecxluded from the freshers fayre as they refused to sign the political protocol which was introduced by the University of Ulster and endorsed by the Students Union.

The protocol censors political activity and effectively meant that Ogra could not hand out any literature which which would identify them as being a political society. Undeterred by this absurd decision, the cumann set up outside the Sports Hall.
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derry / anti-war / imperialism / news report Thursday September 07, 2006 19:09 by shane   text 21 comments (last - tuesday october 03, 2006 17:54)   image 8 images
The Raytheon 9, arrested on August 9 for disarming Raytheon, had a preliminary remand hearing today. They were escorted to the Court House in Derry by a large, noisy & colourful demonstration of support. Before going in Eamonn McCann, speaking on behalf of the 9, read out a statement (below). After they went in, representatives of the demonstration handed in the letter from the 99 signatories (also below). The case was adjourned to a hearing on Octobver 12. read full story / add a comment
derry / anti-war / imperialism / news report Tuesday August 29, 2006 16:41 by shane   text 1 comment (last - tuesday august 29, 2006 17:24)
The Belfast High court today lifted most of the restrictions on the Raytheon 9. Veteran Civil Rights activist and revolutionary socialist Eamonn McCann told Blackshamrock.org today that he and the other 8 men facing charges relating to the decommissioning of Raytheon's computers are as of today no longer prevented from meeting up with each other, holding meetings in groups of more than 3, or from attending anti-war functions. Normal bail signing restrictions and the restriction of the nine from the Branch Road, where Raytheon has its premises in the Ulster Science and Technology park, are to remain in place. At the initial bail hearing, the judge had hinted that human rights legislation might prevent the High Court from preventing the Nine from exercising their right to freedom of assembly. The main effect of the lifting of these restrictions, said McCann, is that they are now no longer prevented from taking part in the campaign. read full story / add a comment
derry / anti-war / imperialism / news report Sunday August 13, 2006 17:28 by Shane OCurry   text 10 comments (last - sunday august 27, 2006 13:14)
The peaceful and carnival atmosphere at yesterday evenings (saturday 12 aug)FEICs monthly vigil in front of Raytheon was shattered when 2 landrovers full of riot gear clad PSNI de-bussed and began filming and corralling protesters. read full story / add a comment
derry / anti-war / imperialism / news report Friday August 11, 2006 17:52 by ali la pointe   text 7 comments (last - friday august 11, 2006 22:38)
News just breaking that the judge at the Bail hearing at Belfast Crown court has granted bail to the 8 people who applied for it. The 9th, a former member of the Republican Socialist Movement and political prisoner who is out on license under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement had chosen to hold his bail application back so as not to jeopardise his comrades' chances. It is understood he will make a bail application on Monday. read full story / add a comment
derry / anti-war / imperialism / press release Friday August 11, 2006 12:42 by Goretti Horgan   text 5 comments (last - wednesday september 27, 2006 02:49)
As we wait to hear if the nine protestors are to get bail today or to be held until 7th Sept, here is yesterday's press release from the Derry Anti War Coalition in response to the jailing of its members. read full story / add a comment
Raytheon Technology bringing death and destruction
derry / anti-war / imperialism / feature Thursday August 10, 2006 13:35 by By Stander   text 127 comments (last - saturday may 10, 2008 05:37)   image 8 images
On Wednesday 9th August Anti War protesters in Derry stormed into the local plant of US missile manufacturer Raytheon. They were protesting against the use of Raytheon technology by the Israelis and used by them in their attacks in Lebanon.

After eight hours in occupation of the plant nine protesters were arrested by the PSNI and were charged with "Unlawful Assembly" and "Aggravated Burglary" when they appeared in court this morning (Thursday Aug 10th). read full story / add a comment
derry / anti-war / imperialism / news report Thursday August 10, 2006 09:07 by Ali la pointe   text 10 comments (last - friday august 11, 2006 17:25)
The 9 have been charged with the scheduled offences of Unlawful Assembly and Aggravated Burglary. Some (if not all) are appearing before 'Londonderry' Court House on Bishop St at 10 am today, Thursday. It's understood that some of them were held overnight at Coleraine PSNI barrackes and the rest at Strand Road Barracks. Not sure if the charges are under new so-called anti-terror laws, but will check. Noisy Protests have been called for 9.30 am outside Bishop st Court House in Derry. read full story / add a comment
What does it mean to YOU?
derry / miscellaneous / press release Tuesday April 11, 2006 17:55 by Jim Collins   image 1 image
YOU ARE NOW ENTERING FREE……………….?

Guildhall Press, the Museum of Free Derry (a Bloody Sunday Trust project) and the Bluebell Arts Project are currently working on a book on the subject of Free Derry Corner.

As part of a very ambitious project, the book will contain a comprehensive history of the monument, an extensive collection of photographs and a wide range of diverse local, national and international opinion on the wall.

We are making public appeals for contributions, and have also identified many people we wish to approach directly for contributions. read full story / add a comment
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derry / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Saturday April 01, 2006 23:50 by Catalan Solidarity   image 4 images
The Catalan flag (Estelada) was hoisted over Free Derry Corner in Derry’s Bogside as a symbolic gesture of solidarity to the Catalan people. read full story / add a comment
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derry / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Saturday April 01, 2006 14:22 by buenaventura durruti   text 12 comments (last - monday april 10, 2006 15:08)   image 7 images
Pictures of action in solidarity with day of events throughout Catalunya read full story / add a comment
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derry / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday September 26, 2005 00:05 by Mark Barnsley Support   text 8 comments (last - saturday march 11, 2006 21:23)   image 5 images
Ex fitted up political activist talked in Derry on Saturday 24th September on a speaking tour titled ‘Resisting the Prison State’. read full story / add a comment
derry / crime and justice / news report Monday July 25, 2005 19:16 by Barry   text 4 comments (last - wednesday july 27, 2005 00:11)
Free State Minister Brian Cowen faced an angry reception in Derry from a crowd of around 50 supporters of republican prisoners currently being held in the high security Portlaoise jail . The protestors maintain that Cowens administration has been operating a policy of judicial internment , in many cases with the opinion of a senior garda being sufficient for anti - Stormont republicans to be jailed for up to 7 years . read full story / add a comment
Ta domhan eile ar an gcumas
derry / anti-capitalism / news report Thursday May 26, 2005 06:10 by Joe C   text 60 comments (last - wednesday june 08, 2005 17:36)   image 2 images
Derry campaigners are to put an anti-poverty "wrist-band" around the City Walls next month in a gesture of solidarity with "Make Poverty History" demonstrations in Scotland. read full story / add a comment
"The Rainbow Project finds itself in a serious funding crisis for our North West centre. The centre is the only service available outside of Belfast and has worked to end the isolation and discrimination suffered by thousands."
derry / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday May 06, 2005 12:23 by Paul McAndrew   text 1 comment (last - friday may 06, 2005 22:16)   image 1 image
A campaigning group that has been instrumental in attempts to rid the North of homophobia could be set to close, after organisers admitted funding was beginning to run dry.

The Rainbow Project, which has campaigned to increase awareness of attacks on the Derry gay community, could be forced to shut down due to a lack of cash. read full story / add a comment
derry / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Sunday March 20, 2005 21:48 by Derry IRSP   text 2 comments (last - monday december 26, 2005 02:05)
Son Of INLA Hunger Striker In Solidarity With Basque Hunger Strikers read full story / add a comment
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