1980-1989 | Censorship | Northern Ireland

Members of Sinn Fein banned from broadcasting

19 October 1988 Today in 1988, Douglas Hurd, the Home Secretary, issued a banning order preventing Gerry Adams and other members of Sinn Fein from broadcasting their opinions on the airwaves. Although technically the ban included eleven loyalist and Republican organisations, its prime goal was to silence Sinn Fein, the largest political party campaigning against…

1980-1989 | Blair's crimes | Sudan

Tony Blair backs attack on life-saving Sudanese pharmaceutical company

21 August 1998 On 21 August 1998, Prime Minister Tony Blair gave his full backing to a U.S. cruise missile attack on the Al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in the suburbs of Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, declaring  ‘I strongly support this American action against international terrorists.’ The Guardian reported that Blair’s unequivocal support was given ‘against the advice…