drive-by planet: Bostonians once supported NorAid and civil rights in N. Ireland: Americans should oppose disastrous US foreign policy

The Irish-Americans of Boston were once a source of support and inspiration for nationalists in the north of Ireland during the dark days of The Troubles. During the hunger strikes by republican prisoners, the people of Boston protested the vile policies of Margaret Thatcher and raised funds. Cash was collected in pubs, clubs, churches, rallies… ...

drive-by planet: Iron Lady? Rust in peace: Thatcher was a disaster for the UK

Following the death of former British PM, Margaret Thatcher, more than a few people in the UK took it to the streets. Champagne bottles popped and smiles lit up the faces of street revelers ecstatic to see the last of Thatcher. A lively street party took place in Brixton where protesters once rioted against Thatcher’s ...