Creggan Volunteers

Two memorial plaques are added to Cromore Drive in Creggan, not far from the 2nd battalion memorial garden: Joe Walker was shot by the British Army in 1973 (Derry Daily); Paddy Deery and Eddie McSheffrey were killed while transporting a bomb in 1987 (Derry Journal).

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Vindicated/Ceartaithe

An Feachtas Um Cheartas Dhomhnach Na Fola/The Bloody Sunday Justice Campaign was founded in 1992 to press for a repudiation of the original (Widgery) Bloody Sunday inquiry and the reopening of the case (Museum Of Free Derry). That second (a.k.a. Saville) inquiry published its findings in June 2010, concluding that those killed and injured were innocent protesters, which led then-UK Prime Minister David Cameron to apologise (Museum Of Free Derry).

A march in search of justice for the Bloody Sunday victims has been held annually since 1973, taking the same route as in 1972 from from Creggan shops to Free Derry Corner; the annual march has continued.

The rear of Free Derry corner has its own Visual History page.

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Oppose Racism

“West Against Racism Network. Oppose racism. ‘Racism is any idea claiming racial or ethnic groups are superior or inferior and that some should dominate others. Racism includes racist ideologies, prejudiced attitudes, discriminatory laws an practices resulting in inequality as well as anti-social beliefs and acts.’ – Adapted from UN Declaration on Race And Racial Prejudice.” “London 1960+ ‘No blacks, no dogs, no Irish’. ‘Belfast 2010 ‘Fáilte roimh gach duine.'”

Divis Street, Belfast.

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The Woman’s Role Is In The Struggle

“Forced to endure years of brutality, humiliation, degradation and torture, the prisoners embarked on hunger-strike.” The 1980 hunger strike involved Brendan Hughes, Raymond McCartney, Tommy McKearney, Tommy McFeely, Leo Green, Sean McKenna, and John Nixon. On December first, three women in Armagh prison also went on strike (newspaper/posters from left to right): Mairéad Farrell on the dirty protest in her cell (for the original image, see Prison Walls), Mairéad Nugent, Mary Doyle.

The Relatives’ Action Committee was a women-led movement founded in 1976 in Turf Lodge (but with local groups in many places) in order to support the prisoners’ campaign for political status and the Five Demands. For background, see the NVTv documentary on Tar Anall | chapter 5 of Shattering Silence | the documents collected at hungerstrikes.org.
See also the previous posts The Conveyor Belt | Do You Care?
If you can identify the three speakers (perhaps Geraldine McKee. Rosemary Lawlor, Mary Ferris?), please comment or send an e-mail.

On the right, Farrell reads An Phoblacht/Republican News reporting on the assassination of politician and hunger-strike activist John Turnley by the UDA (WP). The headline on the cover reads “Don’t let Thatcher fill these [coffins]” and a graffitist has added “because Adams will” – a reference to the allegations of Richard O’Rawe (BelTel | The Blanket).

Initially without the quotation along the top. The mural was launched on the anniversary date: October 27th, 2010.

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We Demand The Truth

“Ballymurphy Massacre – August 1971 – We demand the truth.” The portraits of the 11 dead (Quinn, Mullan, Connolly, Teggart, Philips, Murphy, McCarthy, Doherty, Laverty, Corr, McKerr) are on the left; the bulk of the board shows the killing (from the direction of Springmartin) of Father Hugh Mullan in waste ground near Springfield Park.

Springfield Road, Belfast

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Cultúrlann Redevelopment

(on the tree in Hedge Row School)
(below Irish dancers)

Cultúrlann Macadam Ó Fiaich was renovated in 2010-2011 at a cost of 1.9 million pounds, with addition of the Dillon Gallery. It would be reopened on September 19th by President Mary McAleese (WP). The images here show the construction hoardings from left (Nansen St) to front (Falls Road) to right (Fallswater St).

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