Palestine

A woman looks skyward into her own streaming hair that is in the colours of the Palestinian flag. The mural is on the wall of the Free Derry Museum in Glenfada Park, Derry.

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Ireland – Catalonia

Catalonian independence mural, repainted from the black-background version, previously seen in 1997 and 2004.

“Not Spain, not France. Free Catalonia. Since 1714 the Catalan nation is military [sic] occupied for the Spanish and French states. Catalonia has their own culture, language, and history. Our country has more than 1000 years of history as a nation. The Catalan flag is the first European flag. Our fight flag is the “Estalada”. The white star means the freedom, and the blue triangle stands for the sky of humanity. Free Catalonia! United Ireland! El nostre dia arribarà! Tiocfaidh ár lá. 11/8/97″

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Weary People, What Reap Ye?

“Weary people, what reap ye? Golden corn for the stranger. What sow ye? human corpses that wait for the avenger. Fainting forms, hunger–stricken, what see you in the offing? Stately ships to bear our food away, [amid the stranger’s scoffing]. There’s a proud array of soldiers — what do they round your door? They guard our masters’ granaries from the thin hands of the poor. – Speranza” (The poetry is the first few lines of The Famine Year by “Speranza”, i.e. Lady Jane Wilde, mother of Oscar) “Painted by Síle na Gig & St James Youth Aug 95” In the centre an aboriginal figure holds the flags of Ireland and of the Native Australians.

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Ernesto Che Guevara Lynch

“Che” Guevara’s father, also called Ernesto Guevara Lynch, was an Argentinian descended from Patrick Lynch, who emigrated from Galway (in 1742?) and married in Buenos Aries in 1749. (Based on these rodovid pages: one | two | three.) Che’s father is the source of the quote at the bottom of the mural: “In my son’s veins flowed the blood of Irish rebels.”
The Irish inscription, ‘Thocfadh an réabhlóideach a mharú ach ní an réabhlóid a scríosadh”, means “The revolutionary may die, but the revolution lives on.” Fahan Street, Derry. Launched October 13th, 2007 (An Phoblacht).

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