Civil Rights Then and Now, 1968-2008 QUB Seminar Michael Farrell

This seminar has been organised to mark the 40th anniversary of the Civil Rights movement in Northern Ireland but this year also marks the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and I would like to begin with a quote from the Preamble to that Declaration:

“Whereas it is essential if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law”

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