The Struggle For Political Status

The 20th anniversary board of the blanket and dirty protests in Long Kesh and Armagh begins to look faded in 2003. See previously: 2001 | 2002. Beechmount Avenue, Belfast

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Freedom Grows

This is a 20′ x 20′ tarp of an 8′ x 8′ painting done by Mo Chara, shipped over from New York and placed on the side of the Falls library, Belfast. It honours the ten deceased 1981 hunger strikers with a verse from a Bobby Sands poem and a border of celtic knotwork, the crests of the four provinces, and other revolutionary and civil rights heroes, include Gandhi, MLK, Gaughan & Stagg, Leonard Peltier/the AIM, Nelson Mandela, Mairéad Farrell, and Nora Connolly.

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St James’s Supports The Hunger Strikers

St James’s supports the hunger strikes – in Long Kesh and Armagh (vintage posters from the era are reproduced) and in Turkey. On the side-wall to the left, son Joseph McDonnell weeps at the foot of the coffin of his father, Joe. For in-progress images, see the 2001 post. Hugo Street, Belfast

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Copyright © 2003 Peter Moloney

Talk Of Us As Though We Were Beside You

IRA B Company volunteers Kevin Delaney, Patrick Campbell, Michael Clarke, Anne Parker, and Michael Sloan are shown on patrol in Ballymurphy Parade, the street just to the left of this mural. Campbell was 16 when killed by friendly fire; the oldest at time of death was Delaney, at 26. (Also named on the plaque are Esther Valelly, Theresa Campbell, and Maggie Campbell.) Glenalina Road, Belfast. “Grieve not nor speak of us with tears but laugh and talk of us as though we were beside you” “óglaigh na hÉireann, Belfast brigade, B. coy, 2nd batt”

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