Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Poppy and Easter Lily: Can we commence to understand and appreciate each other’s symbolisms?

By Joe Doherty Coiste   28/3/2014. In 2007 a consortium of former political prisoners’ groups was established. The Ex POW Consortium emerged from a number of political ex prisoner groups who desired to work together in sustaining the ‘Peace’ and … Continue reading

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Truth: An Issue We Can All Learn to Live With – Together

By Mark Thompson Relatives For Justice   25/3/2014 Yesterday, March 24th, was UN International Day for the Right to Truth and to coincide with this Relatives for Justice last night launched a short campaign video onto Youtube entitled Time for … Continue reading

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Learning to Live Together

By Compromise after Conflict Team   Professor John Brewer & Dr Francis Teeney Queen’s University Belfast 25/3/2014 The Haass-O’Sullivan process is thought to be dead, but what of hope?  Our ‘Hope for the Future’ blog has had almost 1 million … Continue reading

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Lo’s language belongs in the past

By Basil McCrea Leader NI21 20/3/2014 Anna Lo’s recent remarks about wanting a United Ireland have created something of a stir. Choosing to announce such a position in the face of an election is presumably part of an electoral strategy, … Continue reading

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Amnesty: A Dirty Word or an Opportunity for Equality

By Professor John Brewer Queen’s University Belfast   14/3/2014 Peace processes are mostly fragile affairs and they often bump along at the bottom, going from one crisis to another. This is because they tend to emerge out of messy compromises … Continue reading

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Did we end the Dirty War just to end up with a Dirty Peace?

Alban Maginness MLA, SDLP Spokesperson on Justice 13/03/2014 The OTR scheme that amounted to a secret postal service for the IRA established by Sinn Fein in a collusive deal with the British government cannot be allowed to derail us from … Continue reading

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Victims: Who decides who is ‘Innocent or Not Innocent’?

By Paul Gallagher Victims Campaigner   10/3/2014 The politics of victimhood in this country is something that both saddens me and maddens me.  There has always been a culture in this country of putting one victim above another.  To give … Continue reading

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A Voice That Has Not Been Heard

  By Mark Thompson Relatives For Justice 7/3/2014   As a result of the OTR debate we now have four – yes four separate processes within the space of a week – a British government appointed judge to hold an … Continue reading

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Draw a line under the past and move on

  By Basil McCrea MLA Leader of NI21 2/3/2014   The storm has passed.  The DUP have provoked their little crisis. They have stood strong against a spectre that did not exist, they have railed against an injustice that never … Continue reading

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