“Hawks” & Doves

Introduction In politics, those who want to go to war are called “hawks” while those who pursue diplomacy are “doves”. (The terminology goes back to the War of 1812 between the USA and Britain – JSTOR Daily – or to the…

Electoral Murals

Introduction Most political parties don’t use posters and hoardings to advertise themselves; they advertise their candidates. Provisional Sinn Féin (which we will refer to simply as “Sinn Féin”) is different in that the idea of voting for Sinn Féin (in…

Visual History 05 – 1983-1987

Introduction After the drama of the hunger strikes, the “long war” of attrition resumed. Likewise in muraling, there was a lull in the mid-1980s in comparison with the hectic pace achieved in 1981 and 1982. The most notable new type…

International Solidarity

****On-Going Project**** PLO-IRA. PLO = Palestine Liberation Organization. Ariel Sharon became Israeli Minister of defence in 1981 and in 1982 Israel invaded Lebanon. Note that “RPG Avenue” is on this side of the street; it is gone by 1986’s ANC…