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

EVENT: CIVIL RIGHTS COMMEMORATION CONCERT.

1968-2008 with KARAN CASEY ANDY IRVINE LEN GRAHAM NIAMH PARSONS FINTAN VALLELY EUGENE Mc ELDOWNEY TOMMY SANDS AND FAMILY THE LIFFEYSIDERS FOLK BAND and SPECIAL GUESTS Thursday, 18 September, 7.30 p.m., Liberty Hall, Dublin. Tickets €15 Book at www.centralticketbureau.com or tel. 0818205205 Also: ‘CIVIL RIGHTS THEN AND NOW’ PUBLIC MEETING LIBERTY HALL Thursday, 16 October, … Read more