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An Phoblacht – New Issue August 30, 2010

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Culture, Economy, European Politics, Irish Politics, Northern Ireland, Sinn Féin, The Left.
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An Phoblacht is now available from the usual outlets. The very varied and interesting contents is as follows:

· Feature on gangland crime;

· SIPTU writes on Community Employment jobs campaign;

· Conor Murphy and the NI Water sackings;

· National Hunger Strike Commemoration in Bellaghy;

· Donegal rallies against health cuts;

· Eoin Ó Broin on the Budget debate;

· Protests against ESB cut-offs and Fianna Fáil’s failure on jobs and emigration;

· The People’s Supermarket: Retail co-ops;

· Ballymurphy Massacre: Interviews with children of victims;

· Vigilantism and anti-social activity in the North;

· Bloody Sunday: Who was behind the scenes in Whitehall?

· Ógra Shinn Féin: Gasyard Féile, Belfast Pride parade;

· Climate emergency demands emergency response;

· Passion and Politics exhibition at Hugh Lane Dublin City Gallery.

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1. EWI - August 30, 2010

I’m a little confused here. Is the balaclava’d individual with the pistol on the front cover meant to represent the ‘crime lords’ or associates of the editorial team?

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Ramzi Nohra i - August 30, 2010

He is actually “facing down” the aforementioned crime lords.
Seriously though I’ve read a few good ap articles in the past, despite it generally being a bit too uncritical party line ish for my tastes.

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WorldbyStorm - August 30, 2010

I think you’re right Ramzi…

And it is pretty clear from the context who and what the figure is meant to symbolise.

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Ciarán - September 2, 2010

At first glance I thought it was a peeler.
http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/feb2007/42068_1a.jpg

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2. Joe - August 30, 2010

I had a go at the contents of the previous issue being mostly about the recent 30 years of conflict in the north. So, in fairness, this one appears to deal a lot more with current issues north and south.
But they couldn’t resist putting a gun on the front cover, could they?

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DublinDilettante - August 30, 2010

Hey, sex sells. And we all know Provos get turned on by military hardware.

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3. ejh - August 30, 2010

Why does it say “see inside”, on the cover?

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4. EamonnDublin - August 30, 2010

which side of the issue is the article on gangland crime written from? After all, they have been on both sides ( even at the same time ).

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5. dfallon - August 31, 2010

Anyone else reminded of the Newstalk logo with that header? I do think the paper looks a lot sharper now than in the past in fairness.

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WorldbyStorm - August 31, 2010

It does indeed. Parallel evolution I hope.

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coc - September 2, 2010

Maybe Dennis O’Brien is taking his policy of cornering the Irish media market a little too seriously?

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