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Short Strand is a nationalist enclave in east Belfast inhabited by around 3,000 residents. They are surrounded on three sides by a population of 60,000 unionists. The Short Strand has come under unionist attack many times in the past, but this time the unionists had a specific agenda. In a bid to collapse the peace process, they attempted to draw the republican movement back onto the streets and into an armed confrontation.
THE MISSING PIECE IN THE PEACE PROCESS
Why British people must campaign for Britain to withdraw from Northern Ireland
Now in its 3rd edition, revised and updated.
A pamphlet of 53 pages, £3.50 by post.
Written by Ken Keable and published by the Connolly Association, this is the only currently available pamphlet, addressed to British people, that makes the case for Britain to withdraw from the north of Ireland. Although the 3rd edition was finalised in January 2007 it now includes a supplement that deals with the restoration of the power-sharing institutions in May 2007.
It explains why withdrawal from the north of Ireland is in the interests of the people of Britain and explains the origins of the problem. It outlines proposals for a British campaign for British withdrawal. It argues that 'Northern Ireland' is essentially a colony, that therefore the United Kingdom is a state that includes a colony and that this situation undermines the whole of British democracy and presents a barrier to democratic advancement in Britain, and therefore concerns all people in England, Scotland and Wales.
The pamphlet analyses the Good Friday Agreement and the whole relationship between Britain and Ireland. It also examines some of the misconceptions and prejudices about Ireland and Irish people that are common in Britain, including attitudes found among the left. It has a list of further reading and useful websites.
The pamphlet has a foreword by Tony Benn in which he says it is "the best and clearest account of the relations between Britain and Ireland over many years ...I believe it could play a seminal role in advancing us to the next and final stage of British decolonisation".
Gerry Adams MP MLA, President of Sinn Féin, has urged party members to "send a copy to your friends in Britain".
HOLY CROSS: THE UNTOLD STORY
In September 2001, a group of Protestants attacked Catholic schoolgirls from the nationalist Ardoyne area of north Belfast as they walked to Holy Cross primary school. It was the beginning of a twelve week protest that catapulted the northeast of Ireland once again into the international spotlight.
As the PSNI and TV cameras looked on, the little girls and their parents were pelted with stones, urine, sectarian abuse and even a bomb.
In this electrifying 320 page book, acclaimed journalist Anne Cadwallader goes behind the headlines to discover the truth about Holy Cross.
Charting the origins of the dispute and interviewing all the interested parties - parents and children, teachers and clergy, republicans and unionists, the PSNI and politicians - Cadwallader pieces together the story of how and why a small stretch of road to a local school became the focal point for worldwide attention, spreading ripples as far away as South Africa and the southern states of America.
This is the definitive account of one of the most inflammatory and sensitive issues to emerge in the wake of the republican and unionist ceasefires.
“This is one of the most important books of the last three decades, a classic of its kind.”
Anne Cadwallader is a freelance radio and newspaper journalist with over twenty years experience covering political and security news throughout the island of Ireland for the BBC, RTÉ, Irish Press, Ireland on Sunday, and the Examiner among many others. She is currently a regular contributor to the Irish Echo newspaper in America, is Northern Correspondent for INN radio news in Ireland, and frequently features as a commentator and reporter on ‘Northern Ireland’ affairs for television and radio in the UK and Ireland.
ARDOYNE: THE UNTOLD TRUTH
This new 543-page book, from Beyond the Pale Publications, tells the story of 99 ordinary people, living ordinary lives, who became victims of political violence in a small close-knit, working class, nationalist community in north Belfast between 1969 and the present. Most of the people who gave testimony in the book are the relatives, friends and neighbours of the victims. Almost all have never spoken publicly about the death of their loved one and the personal costs to their family, friends and community - until now.
Ardoyne is a small working class nationalist community in north Belfast. Its people have witnessed some of the worst of the violence of the last thirty-odd years, much of it perpetrated by British state forces.
Ninety-nine Ardoyne people were killed as a result of the conflict between 1969 and 1998.
This superb book commemorates the dead through the voices of those who new them best and those who witnessed the terrible events which Ardoyne experienced during the various phases of the conflict. It is a remarkable and at times painful record of a much maligned and marginalised community.
Ex-British soldier and Troops Out Movement founder-member Aly Renwick tells of the problems of 'Northern Ireland' veterans in 'Civvy Street'.
Tens of thousands of young soldiers from Britain have served tours of duty in 'Northern Ireland' over the past three decades.
Like the Vietnam veterans in the USA some Britsh soldiers have experienced psychological and/or rehabilitation problems on their return to 'Civvy Street'.
Hidden Wounds takes a detailed look at what has happened to some of these soldiers and shows how many 'Northern Ireland' veterans have ended up serving time in HM prisons.
NOTHING BUT THE SAME OLD STORY
This book tells of the roots of anti-Irish racism.People who laugh at anti-Irish jokes probably don't realise just how long they've been around.
Anti-Irish prejudice is deeply embedded in English culture. Successive waves of conquerors have tried to justify their ruthless ambitions by denigrating the Irish, just as they denigrated their other victims - native Americans, Africans, Indians, the Chinese, women, the working class ...
British imperial conceit has been fostered over eight centuries by writers such as the Norman Gerald of Wales, the Elizabethan poet Edmund Spenser, the eighteenth century philosopher David Hume, and the Victorians Thomas Carlyle and Charles Kingsley. This tradition, continued today by politicians, journalists, cartoonists and TV comedians, helps to obscure the truth of Britain's role in Ireland and sets back the prospect of a solution.
AN INTERLUDE WITH SEAGULLS
Bobby Devlin was one of the thousands of people interned without trial in the north of Ireland in the early seventies. He spent two years in the grim 'cages' of Long Kesh prison camp. Here he tells mainly of the lighter side of internment. He recalls the comical incidents, the eccentric characters and the jokes (practical and otherwise) - and some of the bad times too. His story reflects above all the spirit and goodwill of his comrades that kept them going despite their difficult circumstances.
CORMAC STRIKES BACK
Cormac's very own take on the past thirty-odd years of resistance in the six counties. This book is a must for all fans of Cormac's weekly cartoon section in An Phoblacht.