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From The Socialist newspaper, 2 February 2022

Northern Ireland: Bloody Sunday 50 years on

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A pivotal event in the course of 'The Troubles' in Northern Ireland took place 50 years ago, known as 'Bloody Sunday'.

On 30 January 1972, soldiers from the British Parachute Regiment unleashed a brutal armed assault on the largely Catholic-nationalist Bogside area in the city of Derry, leaving 13 unarmed civilians dead (a fourteenth died later).

The 2010 Saville inquiry report concluded that the killings were "unjustified" and "unjustifiable". Former Tory PM David Cameron formally apologised on behalf of the British state for the shootings, but no one has ever been brought to court.

A comprehensive article, on socialistworld.net, to mark the occasion, including extracts from Militant (forerunner of the Socialist) at the time, explains Bloody Sunday in the context of the unresolved 'national question', which continues to resonate in Northern Ireland today, and the role of the workers' movement, linked to the struggle for socialism, in bringing about a lasting solution.

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In The Socialist 2 February 2022:


News

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NHS mandatory vaccination to be ditched

NI rise piled onto shoulders of the lowest paid

Gas and electric bills set to soar by 50% this year

Covering basic costs is hard, and it's getting worse


International news

Ukraine: Workers' unity needed

Northern Ireland: Bloody Sunday 50 years on

School students strike in Austria

Coup d'état in Burkina Faso

France: Education workers and students walkout


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Hackney Unison to encourage anti-cuts candidates

Essex cuts racket must end

Portsmouth: Council workers leaving and tenants' double whammy

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Workers fighting back

The winter strike wave escalates as workers fight back and win

NHS workers begin strike for 15% and against outsourcing

Victory at NewVIc college! 'The picket line gives us power'

Coventry bins: all-out against strike-breaking Labour council

Scunny scaffs strike restarts with a bang, barricades and a win!

PCS 2022 elections

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May Day Greetings: Back the paper that backs the working class

Why I joined: I'm tired of austerity and status quo

Socialist Students getting organised for 2 March walkout


Review

Belfast: Worth watching portrayal of previously airbrushed workers' unity


 

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