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Features, Human Rights

An excellent article from Justice Watch Ireland written by Kevin Hearty in relation to the implications of recent Court of Appeal judgements earlier this month, which have a bearing on the Craigavon Two case.

Two cases in recent weeks have once again focused attention on miscarriages of justice in the North of Ireland. Both cases come on the back of appeals against unsafe convictions for conflict related offences and, perhaps more importantly, both cases offer a valuable insight into the processes that lie at the heart of miscarriage of justice cases. Although there are notable differences in context and substance between both these cases and that of Brendan McConville and John Paul Wooton there are nonetheless certain parallels worth drawing through an examination of the processes that birthed the miscarriage of justice in these historic case and that lying at the heart of the Craigavon 2 case.
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Features

by Tom Carpy

The people of Scotland are engaging in a political process in their masses, more so than I have ever seen in my lifetime. This is because for the first time, the people of Scotland have a vote that counts. The people of Scotland will go to the polls today to say YES or NO to the question ‘Should Scotland be an independent country?’. The only logical, economical and moral answer to this question is YES and there are numerous reasons why this is so. Firstly and perhaps most importantly, if Scotland vote YES, they have the chance to not only have their voices heard on 18th September, but for many years thereafter. They can vote for new governments, vote for change and be part of something which can shape Scotland into a fairer and more equal society. 
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Features, Human Rights, Protests

water picAs Irish Water begin their campaign of intimidation and the ‘packs’ arrive on people’s doorsteps it might be worth taking note of some of the struggles around the world that have successfully campaigned to keep domestic water under public control.
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Features, Human Rights, International

'Anonymous' supporters campaigning for Mat Dehart

‘Anonymous’ supporters campaigning for Matt Dehart

by Jamison Maeda

Twelve protesters stand in the rain in front of the American consulate in Toronto. They hold signs that say “FREE MATT DEHART.” Some wear Guy Fawkes masks. Members of the Canadian Royal Mounted Police keep their eyes fixed on the protesters. Most passers-by don’t know who Matt DeHart is. It’s unlikely anyone would guess that 30 year old Matt Dehart is a former U.S. soldier and Anonymous hacktivist, arrested and allegedly tortured by the FBI in an attempt to recover a highly sensitive national security document.
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