Sep 26 2013

HAAS TALKS: THE ILLUSION OF A PROGRESSIVE ROLE FOR IMPERIALISM

We are posting two articles from the Socialist Democracy (Ireland) website.  The first addresses the current Haas Talks concerning the growing Loyalist challenges  to the Peace Process in Northern Ireland. The second highlights Peter Robinson’s sectarianism and capitulation to Loyalist base, something Haas, the British and Irish governments will accept.

 

1. THE HAAS TALKS

US envoy, Richard Haass,with Peter Robinson (DUP) and Martin McGuiness (Sinn Fein)

US envoy, Richard Haas,with Peter Robinson (DUP) and Martin McGuiness (Sinn Fein)

 

The Haas talks, which have just commenced in Belfast, are promoted as an effort to get a comprehensive agreement on the issues causing divisions between the parties in the north.   These are listed on the official agenda for the talks as “dealing with parades, dealing with flags and emblems, dealing with the legacy of the past”.  It is expected that a report recommending a mechanism to deal with these issues will be produced by the end of the year.
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