Bloody Sunday Film Shown in Derry

An appreciative audience packed Derry’s Orchard Cinema to watch Paul Greengrass’s harrowing film “Bloody Sunday” . The film was preceded by a performance by the Screaming Blue Murder Poets group. The performance was a tribute to those who struggled for Civil Rights throughout Europe and the US in 68 and those currently in struggle.The film … Read more

Campbell: I was intimidated

Newlsetter 6 October 2008 STORMONT DUP minister Gregory Campbell sparks outrage with speech on discrimination against Protestants. The East Londonderry MP was said to have caused “uproar” when he spoke at a 40th anniversary conference for the Northern Ireland civil rights movement. Backlash He suffered a vigorous backlash in Londonderry’s Guildhall on Saturday when he … Read more

Protests veteran reviews history

BBC  October 2008 The civil rights movement would have been more successful if it had been properly structured, according to a leading figure. Journalist Eamon McCann helped organise many early demonstrations. He said marchers ended up reacting to things happening around them – rather than pursuing their own agenda. “We were making it up as … Read more