Monthly Archives: May 2014

To live in harmony (Jayne Olurunda).

I had a funny conversation once. I was answering a New Yorkers questions on Northern Ireland. He asked me if there was any hope for here, would we ever have real peace and a normal healthy society. I said yes.

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Belfast: Memories of the late sixties : Ann Allan

Thinking back on my days in Belfast in the late sixties brought back many memories as to how alive the city was in those days. After my spell in East Belfast myself and a few of my friends moved to

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Racism – How Lo can we go?

Today, the interview given by MLA Anna Lo has added another blow to those whose hearts are heavy at the unfolding racism row dominating our airwaves this week. That a consummate politician with a public profile in Northern Ireland, who

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Vixens response to Robinson / Mc Connell’s comments.

Today,  a great writer and poet, Maya Angelou has died. No better poem of hers can convey what Vixens feel about the ongoing row over Pastor Mc Connells recent remarks on people of Muslim faith- and subsequent comments by the

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PART THREE – POLLING DAY

Ever wondered just how Sinn Fein manage to know who has voted for them on polling day, and who they need to still get out?  The answer lies with a car, a pen, a post it, and a caravan. Yes,

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Vixens guide to election canvass – Stage Two – ANALYSING THE VOTE

STAGE TWO : ANALYSING THE VOTE So, we’ve covered how to canvass using the TORRENT model, and now comes the important bit. What do you do with the information? Step 1. Collate. You need to collate your Greens, Whites and

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Part One – How to get your vote out!

STAGE 1 – CANVASSING THE VOTER.  As election fever subsides, and parties begin the postmortem, VIxens has decided to offer some advice to those parties who haven’t managed to bring their vote out, or manage it well.  Sinn Féin are unquestionably good at not

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NI21 All that Glitters. (Jayne Olorunda)

Even as a teenager I had been interested in politics, I even studied it. Then an interest was all I had. I had my own personal battles to deal with. In those days I depended on our politicians to rectify or

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Liberal… (to a certain extent) (Roisin Daley)

I am, some may say, a typical creature of liberalism… I like to read the Guardian. I hate the Daily Mail. I support Pussy Riot. I hate racism, bigotry, sexism, and homophobia. I can’t stand intolerance or close minded people,

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Muddied Waters – NI21 (Ann Allan)

Tonight we see another casualty of the cut and thrust of political life, with the news that NI21 chair, Tina Mc Kenzie has resigned from the executive. I’m saddened by that.  There was so much hope for NI21, and its

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