The Struggle For Political Status


This is a 2002 image of the board in Beechmount Avenue, Belfast, for the 20th anniversary of the (1980) hunger strikes in Long Kesh and Armagh Women’s prison. Previously seen in 2001.


Copyright © 2002 Peter Moloney


Free The POWs

A collage of image from the previous 30 years, including banging binlids on the ground, Mairead Farrell in Armagh prison, men on the blanket, the cages of Long Kesh, marches in support of the hunger strikers, and reproductions of various posters, against Margaret Thatcher, plastic bullets, internment, and censorship. There’s a quote from Bob Dylan in the middle, “How many times can a man turn his head and pretend that he just doesn’t see – the answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind, the answer is blowing in the wind.”


Copyright © 1997 Peter Moloney


The second mural by the Bogside Artists (after The Petrol Bomber) also depicts the battle of the bogside and features Bernadette Devlin (later McAliskey). Devlin was elected to the British parliament in 1969 at age 21 and was imprisoned in December for her role in the August uprising. The mural shows Devlin with a megaphone in front of protesters and Free Derry Corner. It replaces another ‘Battle of the Bogside’ mural. The Bogside Artists explain the mural and its history in this short video.

Lecky Road, Derry

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Copyright © 1997 Peter Moloney