Bobby Sands MP
Officer Commanding IRA political prisoners, H-Blocks, Long Kesh. Born 9th March 1954, died 5th May 1981 after sixty-six days on hunger strike.
Twenty-seven-year old Bobby Sands, after enduring years of solitary confinement and beatings, led the 1981 hunger strike, during which he was elected as MP for the constituency of Fermanagh and South Tyrone in the north of Ireland.
Bobby became an international figure who to this day continues to inspire not just Irish republicans in their pursuit of freedom from British rule but people around the world struggling for their rights.
Veteran republican Gerry O’Hare reviews the recently published book, The Escape, by Gerry Kelly, the Sinn Fein MLA for North Belfast and former hunger striker who was force-fed... [Read more]
Tom Clarke was the first signatory of the Easter Proclamation, an honour his comrades bestowed on him in acknowledgement of the sacrifices he had endured for Irish freedom. Veteran... [Read more]
An Italian translation of ‘The Diary of Bobby Sands’, Il diario di Bobby Sands. Storia di un ragazzo irlandese, by Silvia Calamati, Laurence McKeown and Denis O’Hearn... [Read more]
Hundreds of prisoners across Californian jails have entered their second month on hunger strike protesting against inhumane conditions. Their key demand is an end to indefinite... [Read more]