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Eamonn McCann – 'The Legacy Issue: Putting the wrongs of the Northern Ireland conflict to rights'
School of Fine Art in collaboration with Document 8 International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

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Friday Event

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Glasgow Film Theatre

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22 Oct 2010
Friday,
11:00 - 13:00

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Eamonn McCann – 'The Legacy Issue: Putting the wrongs of the Northern Ireland conflict to rights'

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Eamonn McCann will trace the way a local campaign against injustice and inequality in Derry sparked a more generalised revolt against the State and led on to 30 years of Trouble. He will assess the extent to which the events which detonated the Troubles can be seen as part of the global upsurge of '60s radicalism and whether, if at all, the subsequent course of the Northern Ireland conflict fitted into any wider pattern. Was "the struggle" always a matter of communal rivalry and hostilities? If the Good Friday Agreement is now seen as the answer, what was the question?


One of the early organisers of the Northern Ireland civil rights movement, Eamonn McCann has been active in radical politics for more than 40 years. He currently contributes political columns to the Belfast Telegraph, the Derry Journal, the music magazine Hot Press and Socialist Worker. He is chairman of the Bloody Sunday Trust, a member of the National Executive of the NUJ and of the Northern Committee of the Irish Congress of Trades Unions.

This event has been programmed in collaboration with
Document 8 International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
26 - 31 Oct at CCA

Hosted by The School of Fine Art, The Friday Event Lecture Series is The Glasgow School of Art's flagship public lecture series, and brings major international speakers (including artists, architects, designers, historians and cultural theorists) to the city of Glasgow.