Cuba – Fifty Years Of Revolution

2010 image of the 2009 Cuba mural, with the word “Venceremos” added on the left-hand side.

Pro-Cuba mural on the international wall and criticism of the Obama regime’s continuation of the US blockade. “The world opposes US blockade of Cuba. Time for a change Mr Obama.” “UN General Assembly resolution Oct 2008. Countries opposed to the blockade: 185. Countries in favour: 3 (US, Israel, Palau)”. “¡Aqui no se rinde nadie!” [There’s no giving up here!]

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Falls Curfew July 1970

2010 mural (unveiled July 4th on the 40th anniversary) of Máire Drumm (WP) and the women of West Belfast breaking the British army curfew of the Lower falls in 1970 (brief interview footage from the 9:00 minute mark). Maire Drumm was later shot dead in her bed in the Mater hospital where she was a patient.

“International wall” Divis St, Belfast. (A shot of this mural being painted can be found here.)

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Ag Fíorú Na Ceathrún Gaeltachta

“Ag fiorú [sic] na ceathrún gaeltachta”/”Delivering on the Gaeltacht quarter”. Laochra Loch Lao [Belfast Lough Warriors] is a Gaelic games club operating through Irish. The club’s emblem is the blackbird, from the ninth-century poem: “Int én bec/ro léic feit/do rinn guip/glanbuidi:/fo-ceird faíd/ós Loch Laíg,/lon do chraíb/charnbuidi.” “The little bird/that whistled shrill/from the nib of/its yellow bill/a note let go/o’er Belfast Lough/a blackbird from/a yellow whin” (Ciaran Carson’s translation). With support from Forbairt Feirste.

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The United Strength

“Republican Network For Unity – “It is futile to say that partition will end if we are patient. The border will not fade away, nor partition be ended until such time as the united strength is used in the supreme effort to get rid of it” – Cmdt General Tom Barry” Tom Barry’s quote serves as inspiration for the recently-formed (2007) RNU.

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Prisoners’ Human Rights

IRSP supports political prisoners human rights in Maghaberry.” The red stars in the panel on the right are held over from the previous ‘George Dubya Bush – war criminal‘ mural. The panel to the left, and the ‘plough in the stars over Long Kesh’ are new (late 2009). Northumberland Street, Belfast.

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Sweep It Under The Carpet

Banksy’s ‘Sweep It Under The Carpet‘ is used to highlight mental health and suicide awareness. “Suicide kills two – you and those who love you”, “Never underestimate your problem or your ability to deal with it”, “A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down”, “You may only be someone in the world but to someone you are the world.”

Northumberland Street, Belfast.

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