SOURCE: The Baffler
Smuggled Recordings Revealed the Harshness of British Internment Policies in Northern Ireland
by Jack Sheehan
Tapes secretly recorded in the Long Kesh internment facility, where suspected IRA militants were detained without trial, revealed the degree to which the British government discarded human rights in its crackdown and speak to today's "states of exception."
At 50th Anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" Peace Feels Less Certain
by Mark Holan
A hometown headline 50 years ago introduced the author to the Troubles in Northern Ireland; at the anniversary of Derry's "Bloody Sunday" a hard-won peace feels precarious.
SOURCE: The Guardian
How the Black Country Star Charley Pride Became an Unlikely Hero in Northern Ireland's Troubles
by Walker Mimms
Pride's "Crystal Chandeliers" didn't chart when he released in in the US in 1967; a decade later it was a unity anthem for Northern Ireland residents hoping for peace.
SOURCE: Irish Times
Can an Official Government Account of Northern Ireland's Troubles be Credible?
"What is needed is not “official” history, but a decision to properly open sensitive archival material to facilitate the writing of evidence-based history. The political will to facilitate that is highly unlikely to materialise."
SOURCE: The Hill
Belfast's Troubles Echo in Today's Washington
by Niall Stanage
The Hill's correspondent argues that the pattern of inciting violence and denying responsibility on display in Washington on January 6 has a grim resemblance to the work of demagogue Ian Paisley during the Northern Ireland Troubles.
SOURCE: Irish Times
Historians Pay Tribute: ‘Today We Live In John Hume’s Ireland, And Thank God For That’
‘His extraordinary impact reflects the exceptional political leader and person he was.’
SOURCE: Washington Post
What the U.S. Can Learn from the History of Northern Ireland
by Andrew Sanders
British soldiers deployed to Northern Ireland in 1969 in an operation intended to be a temporary action to quell sectarian violence and inflammatory mob and police attacks on Catholic civil rights advocates. They remained until 2007, a lesson that American politicians should heed.
Covering the Troubles in Northern Ireland
by Ron Steinman
I covered the Troubles in Northern Ireland for NBC News for four years, from the summer of 1969 until 1973. Even as a journalist with significant experience covering conflict, I knew I was in for a new ride.
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