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  Guardian | Ulster Freedom Fighters - the thugs in hoods   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Ulster Freedom Fighters can trace their origins back to the early 1970s, when Northern Ireland was tumbling into the abyss of tribal warfare.
By that time the initials UFF had started to appear on the graffiti-laden walls of Belfast, and in the bombastic communiques admitting killing and maiming Catholics.
The UFF was proscribed in the late 1970s, though the UDA remained a legal organisation until as late as 1992.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4031669-103588,00.html   (703 words)

 CAIN: Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF) Statement, 23 January 1998
Ulster Freedom Fighters (Ulster Defence Association) Statement, 23 January 1998
The UFF wishes to make it clear that it remains committed to the search for a peaceful resolution of the conflict and supports the efforts of the UDP to secure a democratically acceptable political agreement.
The UFF recognises the importance of ending the current crisis and is prepared to fulfil its responsibility.
cain.ulst.ac.uk /events/peace/docs/uff23198.htm   (236 words)

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On 12 February 1989, UFF members entered the home of a prominent Catholic lawyer, Pat Finucane, and killed him in the presence of his family at the dinner table.
Although the UFF was banned by the British government in 1973, it continued to carry out numerous assassinations and bombings.
The original UVF was formed from the unification of all Ulster Protestant militias in order to oppose the grant of an autonomous government to Ireland in which Protestants would have formed a minority.
members.tripod.com /~fantasian/uff.html   (886 words)

 Who fears to speak of 98   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Only the Ulster Democratic Party and the Ulster Freedom Fighters celebrated the third anniversary of the loyalist ceasefire in a rally at the City Hall in Belfast.
Shortly afterwards tile UFF withdrew from the CLMC.
We have seen the UDP expelled from the multi-party talks because the UFF broke their ceasefire and strong pressure on the British and Irish governments to expel Sinn Féin for a similar IRA breach of its ceasefire.
www.ulsternation.org.uk /who_fears_to_speak_of_98.htm   (1060 words)

 Ulster Defence Association
Fanatically loyalist, it established a paramilitary wing (the Ulster Freedom Fighters) to combat the Irish Republican Army (IRA) on its own terms and by its own methods.
Black represents the occupation of foreigners, red represents the blood of freedom fighters, and green denotes Islam.
In the middle of the flag is a mehrab, an arch in a mosque where the congregation stands, and a mender, a pulpit in a mosque.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0041301.html   (285 words)

 RTE News - UFF to appoint representative to decommissioning panel
The Loyalist paramilitary group, the Ulster Freedom Fighters, has announced that it is to appoint representatives to the international panel on decommissioning chaired by General John de Chastelain.
John White of the Ulster Democratic Party, the UFF's political wing, said the decision, which followed a two-week review by the organisation and his party, was a crucial step forward in the peace process.
However, it should be noted that on the fundamental question of physical disarmament the position of the Ulster Freedom Fighters remains as previously publicly stated.
www.rte.ie /news/1999/1208/uff.html   (333 words)

 Does Freedom Prevent Terrorism?
Freedom is a good thing, democracy is a good thing, and putting an end to terrorism would also be a good thing.
Colombia, the country with the longest record for freedom and democracy in South America, also holds the record for the largest, longest-running terrorist organization, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
If anything, freedom promotes or at least enables the growth of violent partisan groups, because it provides an opportunity for extremists to organize and proselytize.
www.amconmag.com /2005_04_11/article.html   (1365 words)

 Ulster Defence Association (UDA) / Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF)
The Ulster Defence Association (UDA) is a loyalist paramilitary organisation that exists "to protect the Loyalist community from attempts to persecute them by armed attack and political subversion." The Ulster Democratic Party is the political wing of the outlawed Ulster Defence Association and the Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF).
loyalist sources later claimed that the Ulster Defense Association (UDA) was responsible for the killing, but maintained that it had been a case of mistaken identity.
Nevertheless, the UDA/ UFF continued its attacks against Catholics, as well as those seen as a threat to its criminal enterprises.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/para/uda.htm   (440 words)

 BBC News | UK | UFF involved in Ulster murders - police chief
The loyalist paramilitary Ulster Freedom Fighters are directly involved in a wave of sectarian killings in Northern Ireland, Chief Constable Ronnie Flanagan has said.
But blame was being placed firmly at the doorstep of loyalists and it is thought the Ulster Freedom Fighters - a cover name often used by the Ulster Defence Association - could be behind the latest killing.
A Royal Ulster Constabulary spokesman said a number of people were arrested on Wednesday night in connection with the murder of Mr Hughes, who was married with three grown-up children.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/49696.stm   (810 words)

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The group itself, along with the Ulster Freedom Fighters has claimed that some of the murders of Catholics they have committed were based on information provided by the RUC and the British military.
In January of 1998, the Ulster Freedom Fighters admitted its involvement in sectarian killings in despite an official cease fire The group was accused of murdering three Roman Catholics.
The UFF said it was a measured military response to provocation by Roman Catholic republican groups.
members.tripod.com /~ipr_home/military.htm   (283 words)

 U.K.'s cease-fire is Belfast's war   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The coffin carrying the bullet-riddled body of Ulster Freedom Fighter Jackie Coulter was paraded along Belfast's Shankill Road recently to the sound of British army helicopters whirring overhead and weeping women.
Coulter was one of two so-called freedom fighters who met God recently at the hands of the rival Ulster Volunteer Force.
The Ulster Freedom Fighters responded by gunning down Samuel Rocket — a 22-year-old with family ties to the UVF — in front of his girlfriend and child.
www.recordonline.com /archive/2000/09/03/suned1.htm   (1078 words)

 Ulster godfather has son shot - theage.com.au
In this case, however, the "family" is Northern Ireland's biggest loyalist terror organisation, the Ulster Defence Association/Ulster Freedom Fighters, and the miscreant the teenage son of its most notorious commander, Johnny "Mad Dog" Adair.
He was taken to hospital, but discharged himself two hours later and, dosed with painkillers, returned to the house he shares with his parents, Johnny and Gina, his two younger sisters, and three-year-old brother, Jay, whom his father has affectionately dubbed "Mad Pup".
No one in the neighbourhood, where UFF murals adorn every gable wall, and red, white and blue flags festoon every lamppost, has the slightest doubt that the attack was carried out by members of Adair's own "C" company battalion, or that Adair himself knew of and consented to the shooting.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2002/08/09/1028158015285.html   (573 words)

 NME.COM - News - UB40 CONCERT SHOOTING   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Commander of Ulster Freedom Fighters survives shot to the head...
The target was Johnny 'Mad Dog' Adair', commander of the Ulster Freedom Fighters, who was wounded in the head, but survived.
Adair was on a week-end parole from The Maze prison.
www.nme.com /news/ub40/1276   (261 words)

 Ulster Defence Association
Members of the UDA have, since 1973, used the cover name of Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF) to claim the responsibility for the killing of Catholics.
From 1973 the UFF was responsible for scores of shootings and bombing attacks.
The UFF (and the UDA) broke their ceasefire during December 1997 and January 1998 and this resulted in the UDP being expelled from the talks.
lois.itgo.com /political/uda.htm   (813 words)

 CNN - N. Ireland parties say talks in crisis because of violence - January 25, 1998
The killings by the Ulster Freedom Fighters raised pressure on Dublin and London to throw the guerrillas' political representative, the Ulster Democratic Party (UDP), from the multi-party peace talks.
But the Ulster Unionists, the biggest Protestant pro-London party, gave no such assurance and said it would await a decision from the government on Monday when the talks move to London.
David Trimble, leader of the Ulster Unionists, said the British government must decide whether the UDP is allowed to stay.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/9801/25/n.ireland/index.html   (656 words)

 Ulster Defence Association (UDA) / Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Ulster Defense Association (UDA), the largest loyalist paramilitary group in Northern Ireland, was formed in 1971 as an umbrella organization for loyalist paramilitary groups such as the Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF).
In January 2002, however, the UDA created the Ulster Political Research Group (UPRG) to serve in a similar capacity.
Even though numerous attacks on Catholics were blamed on the group, the UDA/ UFF did not claim credit for any attacks, and in August 2003 reiterated its intention to remain militarily inactive.
www.fas.org /irp/world/para/uda.htm   (316 words)

 Ulster Defence Association
Speculation remains as to exactly what their relationships are.The New Ulster Political Research Group (or NUPRG) was initially the political wing of the UDA which then formed the Ulster Democratic Party (UDP).
Gary McMichael was the party leader, son of the prominent UDA man John McMichael who was killed by the IRA (there was widespread suspicion that he was set up to be killed by some of his UDA colleagues).
The Ulster Political Research Group (UPRG) was subsequently formed to give political analysis to the UDA and act as community workers in unionist areas.
www.irishrepublicanarmy.info /UDA.html   (688 words)

 CAIN:Statement by the Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF), 23 November 1999
CAIN:Statement by the Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF), 23 November 1999
Statement by the Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF), 23 November 1999
"The leadership of the UFF has given consideration to political developments of the past week and recognises the potential for progress.
cain.ulst.ac.uk /events/peace/docs/uff231199.htm   (162 words)

 News - Scotch-Irish / Ulster-Scots Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Morale among warders in Ulster plummeted after the personal details of nearly all 1,600 in the province were found during police raids to break up an alleged IRA spy ring in October 2002.
Ulster Unionist David Burnside told the Commons it was ``masquerading`` as a democratic party while actually being financed by the IRA.
Earlier, at Northern Ireland questions, Ulster Unionist leader David Trimble told MPs: ``It was because of the continuing criminal activity of Sinn Fein and its republican allies that the Assembly at Stormont was suspended in October 2002 and that that crisis has not yet been resolved.
www.scotchirish.net /forum/index.php?showtopic=1231   (5396 words)

 The Ulster Defence Association
Members of the UDA have, since 1973, used the cover name of Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF) to claim the responsibility for the killing of republicans.
However, it was during the May 1974 Ulster Workers' Council strike that the UDA carried out its biggest operation.
Its current strength is probably several hundred with a few dozen being 'active' in the Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF) a covername used by the UDA.
www.houstonpk.freeserve.co.uk /udapg.htm   (783 words)

 Review of UDA Ceasefire, Six Months on - Scotch-Irish / Ulster-Scots Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Following the ending of a bloody feud within the UDA and Ulster Freedom Fighters, members of the UPRG declared a 12-month ceasefire in February which they said would be kept under constant review.
The Ulster Defence Association said today its members were becoming disillusioned by the response of the government and others to its recent ceasefire.
In a statement issued through the Ulster Political Research Group in Londonderry, Northern Ireland`s largest loyalist paramilitary group said it felt some people were trying to ``provoke a negative response`` from the organisation.
www.scotchirish.net /forum/index.php?showtopic=397   (1540 words)

 The Scotsman - UK - Loyalists admit murdering Catholic teenager   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
THE loyalist paramilitary organisation, the Ulster Freedom Fighters, last night admitted that it murdered a Catholic teenager in north Belfast, warning republicans that there would be more violence if there were attacks on the Protestant community.
In a statement, the group claimed the gunning down of Gerard Lawlor, 19, a father-of-one, who was thought to have been wearing a Celtic football shirt, was a "measured military response" to republican violence earlier on Sunday evening in north Belfast.
The Ulster Freedom Fighters insisted the shooting, in the Whitewell area of the city, was in retaliation for an earlier gun attack by republicans on a Protestant in the Ardoyne area of north Belfast.
thescotsman.scotsman.com /uk.cfm?id=789612002   (485 words)

 Ulster Defence Association - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Ulster Defence Union was formed in 1893 following a rally at the Ulster Hall where a manifesto was first published by the Ulster Defense Union led by Col. Robert Saunderson MP.
Details of the Manifesto were first published in the Times on 17th March 1893 which gave an account of the setting up of the Ulster Defence Association, which was comprised of 600 members from which an executive committee of 40 would eventually form the Ulster Unionist Council which in turn became the Ulster Unionist Party
This belief was later backed up by the Stevens Enquiry although the exact number of people murdered as a result of collusion has not yet been determined.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ulster_Freedom_Fighters   (1506 words)

 CNN In-Depth Specials - Northern Ireland's Path to Peace - Paramilitary Groups
The UDA was banned in 1992 because of its terrorist activities.
The UFF -- widely believed to be a cover name for the UDA -- carried out several killings in January.
Because of the UFF's links with the Ulster Democratic Party, the UDP was suspended from the peace process temporarily.
www.cnn.com /SPECIALS/1998/nireland/troubles   (340 words)

 THE BLANKET * Index: Current Articles
Not only has the DUP stolen the Ulster Unionists' clothes and policies, but it is clear Paisleyism is set to take as many UUP seats in local government and Westminster as possible.
Many pro-Agreement Ulster Unionists are worried the party could go the same way as the late Brian Faulkner's pro-Assembly unionist grouping, which eventually became the now defunct Unionist Party of Northern Ireland.
What the UUP must avoid at all costs is that the banquet does not become a Last Supper for a party about to be electorally crucified, and the thanksgiving service a Requiem Mass for a movement soon to be politically dead.
lark.phoblacht.net /jc1201052g.html   (1236 words)

 N - Appendix C: Background Information on Other Terrorist Groups
The conglomeration of fighters formed in 1995 in opposition to the government of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.
The Cambodian Freedom Fighters (CFF) emerged in November 1998 in the wake of political violence that saw many influential Cambodian leaders flee and the Cambodian People’s Party assume power.
Despite calls in February by the Ulster Defense Association (UDA), Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF), and Loyalist Volunteer Force (LVF) to announce its disbandment, RHD continued to make threats and issue claims of responsibility.
www.milnet.com /state/2002/19992.htm   (6773 words)

 Man charged with noted Belfast murder - smh.com.au
They also charged him with the attempted murders of two people in 1991 and of membership of the proscribed Protestant guerilla movement the Ulster Defence Association, also known as the Ulster Freedom Fighters.
The Ulster Freedom Fighters said at the time it carried out the murder.
Sir John's report focuses on the work during the 1980s of the British Army's shadowy Force Research Unit, which handled guerilla agents, and the Special Branch, or intelligence unit, of the province's largely Protestant police force.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2003/05/30/1054177723940.html   (387 words)

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