really can change the world if you care enough.
An díomhaointeas ag cothú drochiompair
Writing in Irish, Liz Curtis describes from her own experience some of the social problems on a North Belfast estate, including glue-sniffing, joy-riding and rioting (which has been called "recreational violence"). She suggests that the fundamental problem is de-industrialisation, which has left unskilled workers in both communities in the same plight, dependent on welfare benefits. The main bone of contention is no longer access to jobs, but which side can get the most from public funds. Liz suggests that the major problem that should be addressed is how to provide skills and jobs for the unskilled across the board, who have been left behind by global economic change.
INDEX: Current Articles
6 June 2002
Other Articles From This Issue:
Paul A. Fitzsimmons
2 June 2002
Killing of Children
Is To Be Done? What Is To Be Thought?
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