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In 1969, as British troops poured into Northern Ireland and sectarian violence flared anew, 21-year-old Bernadette Devlin McAliskey emerged as a leader of the reinvigorated Irish nationalist movement. Her outspoken views got her elected to theBritish parliament; eventually, they also got her shot. Having survived both experiences, McAliskey still describes herself as a supporter of “nonviolent” change, but recently told reporters that it’s the British who “create violence.” To many of us, however, figuring out where the blame lies has become as difficult as sifting through the rubble from the IRA’s recent bombing campaign and the Protestant retaliation; maybe McAliskey will sort things out when she speaks on “Ireland, Human Rights, and the New World Order” at 7:30 p.m. at the Capital Hilton, 16th & K Sts. NW. $6-10. (202) 269-3328. (Liza Mundy)