A diminished voice in the union?
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Northern Ireland’s Orange Order will take to the streets on July 12 to commemorate a Protestant military victory. A scholar explains why this year the risk of unrest is heightened.
Northern Irish protesters on April 7, 2021, burn the Peace Gate in Belfast, built in the 1990s to separate the city’s warring Protestant and Catholic communities.
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Brexit has reopened an old battle over Northern Irish identity, leading to clashes in the street. Scores have been injured in the troubled UK territory’s worst outbreak of violence in decades.
Orangemen on the march.
Many voters in Northern Ireland are tired of the sectarian stranglehold of Sinn Fein and the DUP – and the ‘others’ are gaining ground.
Signs of protest along the Irish border.
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Two scholars examine days of parliamentary debate to learn how British MPs talk about the ‘Irish backstop’ and maintaining peace in Northern Ireland.
Will bollards still do?
When Northern Irish people were asked to choose between two scenarios for the post-Brexit border, they opted for one in the Irish Sea – with conditions.
British armoured vehicles on the streets of Londonderry in 1972.
The British cabinet is split over whether to impose a statue of limitations on investigations into alleged crimes by former soliders in Northern Ireland.
A loyalist mural in Belfast.
Twenty years since the Good Friday Agreement, it remains easier to rely on old animosities than lead people towards peace.
David Trimble, Tony Blair and John Hume: campaigning for a yes vote on the Good Friday Agreement in May 1998.
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The Good Friday Agreement was choreographed 20 years ago to maximise support for the deal.
The Fight for $15 movement has spread beyond the US.
Labour movements on both sides of the Atlantic have a rich history that’s worth rereading now.
No Stone Unturned.
Why are there so few films about Northern Ireland’s unionists?
Is this really 2015?
It’s marching season in Northern Ireland and tension is inevitable.
Rebel guerrillas take aim.
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Why did the North win the Civil War 150 years ago? It could be argued that it was the Confederates who lost through such grave errors as the backing of a ferocious guerrilla campaign.
Chinese workers are often aided by NGOs and usually receive little to no help from the main Chinese trade union.
The growing labour movement in China, as fragmented and repressed as it is, offers hope for workers everywhere as an example of organising against incredible odds.
No red flags in sight.
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As the trade unions embark on another co-ordinated day of action they could soon be embroiled in another battle. The government is adopting a harder line through plans to bolster the law on industrial…
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It is groundhog day in Northern Ireland. We have just witnessed another extraordinary investment of time and energy in attempting to reach agreement between the opposing factions. But despite the expertise…