The Peace Wall divides the people of Belfast

The so-called Peace Wall divides western Belfast, with the mountain Black Mountain in the background. Photo: Wilma Sörman Ivarzon.

Of: Wilma Sörman Ivarzon

Although Northern Ireland has been peaceful on paper for 23 years, the parties to the conflict have remained divided. Some argue that it is because of the so-called peace wall, which divides Republican and loyalist areas and thus prevents meetings and integration. Others say that the wall is a vital protection against aggression from the other side, and that if it is torn down, Belfast may once again be marked by violence, death and terror.

January 21, 2022, Analysis, FUF-correspondents

Street art depicts the oppression in Northern Ireland - and in the world 

A mural on Falls Road depicting South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela. He was and is much admired in Northern Ireland. Photo: Wilma Sörman Ivarzon.

Of: Wilma Sörman Ivarzon

The Irish Republican Army (IRA) was an active combatant in the conflict in Northern Ireland. The group is estimated to be directly responsible for around 1 deaths, of which 800 are civilians. Some see them as a brutal terrorist organization. Others believe that the IRA is a freedom fighter - whose solidarity extends across national borders to other rebels' struggle against oppression and imperialism.

January 20, 2022, FUF-correspondents, Report

Week 14: After 23 years of peace in Northern Ireland, the unrest is back

Photo: @ 4lexmccarthy, Unsplash

Of: Linnea Ljungar and Myra Pernvall

During the past week, riots and riots have once again taken place on the streets of Belfast in Northern Ireland. 88 police have been reported injured during the protests this week alone. The polarization is increasing and there is no indication that the violent riots have reached their peak.

April 12, 2021, Current debate

Double punishment and integration from below

Integration must take place on the terms of migrants, says Suleiman Abdulahi. Pictured is the Beacon of Hope peace statue in Belfast. Photo: William Murphy, Flickr.

Of: Jacob Kosharis

In today's Europe, it is difficult to avoid issues of migration and integration. This is perhaps even more true in the UK, given the country's imminent exit from the EU. It is against this background that the conversation with Suleiman Abdulahi from the organization Horn of Africa People's Aid Northern Ireland takes place.

May 3, 2018, FUF-correspondents