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21 October 2009
Reviews: This year included the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth and, in November, the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin's On the Origin of Species...
16 September 2009
Review: NIALL MULHOLLAND reviews A New World: A Life of Thomas Paine by Trevor Griffiths, at Shakespeare's Globe, South Bank, London until 9 October...
12 August 2009
THE EVENTS of August 1969 were an historical turning point for Northern Ireland that echo down to this day. The first deaths of 'the troubles' occurred in 1969.
Ciaran Mulholland of the Socialist Party in Northern Ireland explains how the situation rapidly escalated to the brink of civil war and what lessons can be learnt from these events.
2 October 2008
LAST WEEK the Archbishop of York, John Sentanu, attacked many business people - at the Worshipful Company of International Bankers' annual dinner...
9 July 2008
"AFTER PRIDE comes the fall" is a saying often quoted to those who would celebrate prematurely, especially in politics. London Mayor Boris Johnson, himself a Classics graduate, may well be contemplating this as he surveys the fall-out from the resignation of Ray Lewis...
13 February 2008
It would be difficult to imagine a greater blunder for Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, than his latest one, writes Roger Bannister
7 June 2007
NEW LABOUR'S academy schools are overwhelmingly state-funded but they are privately run - usually by millionaires or religious bodies...
1 February 2007
WHILE SOCIALISTS were out last week campaigning against cuts in the NHS, the leaders of Britain's main Christian de-nominations were involved in a different kind of battle.
Picture: LGBT protest. Photo Marc Vallee.
They want to be given an exemption from laws due to be implemented this spring that will ban discrimination against Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered people (LGBT) in the provision of services.
18 January 2007
THE VEIL controversy sparked by the comments of British ex-Foreign Minister and leader of House of Commons, Jack Straw, is not confined to the West but also affects countries with a majority Muslim population...
26 January 2006
Review: The Root of all evil, Channel 4: Richard Dawkins' two-part programme on religion on Channel 4, The Root of All Evil has provoked a massive over-reaction from the religious right. They show no sign of turning the other cheek and forgiving him!...
3 November 2005
400 years ago, on 5 November, Parliament met briefly where it was recorded that:...
25 August 2005
ON 31 August this year, anti-working class capitalist leaders from across Europe were celebrating the recognition 25 years ago of the mass trade union movement called Solidarnosc (Solidarity)...
21 July 2005
THE LONDON bombings have drawn attention to the Islamic terrorist training camps operating in the Afghanistan/Pakistan border areas...
14 April 2005
Pope John Paul II died on Saturday 2 April - the first ever Polish pope and first non-Italian since 1523...
5 March 2005
THOUSANDS OF people have attended protest vigils in Catholic working-class areas of Belfast over the last two weeks...
19 July 2003
GAY RIGHTS campaigner Peter Tatchell, with six other members of Outrage disrupted the Church of England's General Synod on 12 July for 30 minutes over the C of E "withdrawing" the appointment of a gay bishop, writes Marc Vallee, Socialist Party LGBT Group.
7 March 2003
TO CELEBRATE International Women's Day (8 March), the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI) - the socialist International which the Socialist Party in England and Wales is affiliated to - is organising a speaking tour by Titi Rasheed of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) in Nigeria.
12 July 2002
FIGHTING BROKE out at last weekend's annual Orange Order parade at Drumcree. Demonstrators threw missiles at police, resulting in 24 injured as well as two civilians. However, Drumcree is not the issue
18 January 2002
UNDER INTENSE pressure from trade union members, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions have called a half day strike on 18 January in protest at the spiralling wave of sectarian attacks and threats, writes Peter Hadden, Belfast.
2 November 2001
THE IRA decommissioned or "put beyond use" a quantity of its weapons last week in a bid to save the Northern Ireland Assembly and the 'peace process', writes Niall Mulholland..
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