38 Days

“End political internment – 38 days.” “38 days” is added to the graffiti previously in support Terry McCafferty. The prisoner in question is Martin Corey, member of Republican Sinn Féin and allegedly involved with the CIRA. The graffiti (and RSF stencil) is at the top of the New Lodge Road, Belfast.

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Rosa Parks 1913-2005

“Rosa Parks 1913-2005. She sat down so that we could stand up. Mother of the civil rights movement.” Parks refused to give up her seat in the “colored” section of the bus to a white passenger on December 1st, 1955. In support of her arrest, the Montgomery (Alabama) bus boycott was begun.

Board in Lepper Street, Belfast, with support from Tar Isteach, Unison, and CEP.

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Fáilte Go Dtí Ard Eoin

“Fáilte Go Dtí Ard Eoin. Ardoyne – a confident, colourful, creative community, and the people who made it so” particularly the local schools, whose insignia are shown on the left: “Thnx 2 all r teachers past and present.” The previous mural in this spot (M01783) is invoked by the banner across the top: “Everyone has the right to live free from sectarian harassment” and the inclusion of Holy Cross Girls among the schools

Whitney Houston and Bobby Sands are invoked on the right “We believe the children are the future – value the laughter of our children“.

Estoril Park, Belfast

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Building An Ireland Of Equals

“Ag aontú Caitliceach, Protastúnach agus Easaontóirí.” – “Uniting Catholic, Protestant, and Dissenter.” In An Argument On Behalf Of The Catholics Of Ireland (1791), Wolfe Tone of the United Irishmen wrote, “To subvert the tyranny of our execrable government, to break the connection with England, the never-failing source of all our political evils, and to assert the independence of my country, these were my objects. To unite the whole people of Ireland, to abolish the memory of past dissensions, and to substitute the common name of Irishman, in place of the denominations of Protestant, Catholic and Dissenter, these were my means.”
With portraits of Bobby Sands, Wolfe Tone, and in the centre, Winifred Carney.

 

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No Story Of Glory

The New Lodge’s Terry McCafferty (RIRA) was given 12 years for possession of explosives in 2005. He was released briefly on license in late 2008 before being returned to Maghaberry – the reason for the revocation was not disclosed (until December 2009) leading to claims of internment. He would be released in April 2010 (RN). The board in the middle “Britain’s dirty wars – no story of glory” is otherwise unknown.

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