Tag Archives: Civil Rights

A Play Wot He Wrote

A new play by Martin Lynch. Haven’t we suffered enough?

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Civil Rights Commemoration

This year will mark the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Association. No doubt a lot of events planned. This one looks interesting. Of course a lot of organisations etc will be wrapping themselves in the Civil Rights cause. Some … Continue reading

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“Yer Own’s The Worst”

I am feeling oddly nostalgic this morning. In part it is because I as replying to a comment from “An Sionnach Fionn”. Three years ago, I gave a lecture on Norn Iron to a group of post-grads at Texas State … Continue reading

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Politics Is Generational

An End to Politics? I am not sure. It strikes me that all Politics is about the Future and if a person doesnt think they have much of a future….typically an unemployed youth is routinely described as “disenfranchised” and a … Continue reading

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“Selma”: LetsGetAlongerist Porn?

A new movie “Selma” tells the story of Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights movement. Although it is fair to say that the scale in the Old South was greater than in the North of Ireland, it is worth … Continue reading

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At Last…An Answer For Carlos

Carlos has been on my mind a lot this past two weeks or so. He was one of the post-graduate students I met at Texas State University in February last year. I was lecturing on the Troubles with particular reference … Continue reading

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Chris Lyttle Has A Dream

Congratulations to Chris Lyttle MLA of Alliance Party for hosting a reception at Stormont tomorrow to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech. Hmmm the problem with being as old as I am….I know … Continue reading

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What Do Young People Think?

Over the weekend I was thinking a lot about my trip to Texas three months ago.The very last question put to me was ” What do young people in Norn Iron think? The question was put as we were all … Continue reading

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P A MagLochlainn RIP

The SDLP was saddened today when news filtered thru that “PA” had died eraly this morning. He was unable to attend the SDLP Conference at the weekend. Perhaps it is fitting that SDLP passed a resolution on Equal Marriage. “PA” … Continue reading

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“You Cant Win Anything With Kids”?

SDLP Conference 2012. It is odd that other weblogs are concentrating on speeches made by Dolores Kelly and Alasdair McDonnell. They are as usual completely missing the big story. And I did openly state on another website that what happens … Continue reading

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