Civil Rights, 1968, and all that…

History Ireland Articles PDF Please click the link above to download the pdf file of the articles… These three articles appeared in History Ireland September/October 2008, volume 16 No. 5 An accompanying editorial said: The difference in 1968 was the advent of a university-educated generation fired up by the example of Selma Alabama, Paris ’68, … Read more

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