Tag: belfast

WARNING: No to privatisation of leisure centres

A major review of the entire leisure estate of Belfast city council has proposed 3 options: setting up a Not For Profit organisation or ‘social enterprise’ to take over the running of all leisure centres; outright privatisation or retaining everything in-house. Councillors decided late in 2013 to commission Deloitte to […]

Racist attack shows danger of vacuum

By Paddy Meehan, South Belfast Socialist Party In the early hours of 25th September a hatchet was thrown through the window of a house in Sandy Row, South Belfast. A Nigerian woman and her young children were in the house at the time. Luckily nobody was in the room when […]

No end in sight to conflict over parades

By Ciaran Mulholland Fierce rioting took place in several areas of Belfast and Newtownabbey over the 12th weekend. The rioting began when the PSNI enforced a Parades Commission ruling that an Orange Order parade should not be allowed to pass the Ardoyne shops on its return from the main 12th […]

Defiant opposition to G8 Summit

By Gary Mulcahy, Up to 3,000 protesters marched through the streets of Enniskillen on 17 June to oppose the G8 Summit being held at Lough Erne in defiance of the entire establishment and incredible propaganda. For months all the capitalist press carried articles demonising those who wished to protest against […]