Nora McCabe – The Truth

A candle for each of the seventeen people killed by plastic bullets, including, in the middle, Nora McCabe. From the info plaque: “Nora McCabe was shot dead by the RUC on the 8th July 1981 at 7:45 a.m. as she left her home in Linden Street off the Falls Road in Belfast for the corner shop to buy cigarettes. It was also the morning that Joe McDonnell died on hunger strike …” For the poster her candle sits on, see Plastic Death.

Islandbawn Street, Belfast

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Copyright © 2001 Peter Moloney

Ban Plastic Bullets

Repainted version of Ban Plastic Bullets. At 25 metres long, the mural presents to scale the distances at which the fourteen victims (seven adults, seven children) of plastic bullets were shot. CAIN has a list of the fourteen.

“We recommend the abolition of the use of plastic bullets – United Nations Committee Against Torture, 28 November, 1998”; “A new more lethal plastic bullet will be issued to the RUC on June 1st – It will be [??] deadly at a range of 30 metres – All plastic bullet fatalities have occurred at a range of less the 30 metres.”

Divis Street, Belfast

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Copyright © 2001 Peter Moloney

Many Have Eyes/Who Next

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These two murals — one about censorship (“Many have eyes but cannot see?”) and one about the death by platic bullet of Sean Downes (“Sean Downes RIP — Who Next” see this NYTimes article for a description) — are adjacent to one another in Blucher Street, Derry. “Many Have Eyes” is based on a poster from the May 1968 Paris Uprising, “Information Libre” (below).

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Copyright © 1985 Peter Moloney

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