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ABBRA!

ABBRA!

Long before Björn Ulvaeus founded ABBA in 1972, along with Agnetha Fältskog, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, the young student lawyer played in an enormously popular Scandinavian group, the Hootenanny Singers. Among the songs Björn composed and recorded in...

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Barghouti’s Wife Banned

Barghouti’s Wife Banned

Earlier this year imprisoned Fatah prisoner Marwhan Barghouti led a 41-day hunger strike in Israeli prisons demanding improved conditions. Before and after the hunger strike his family had been denied permits to enter Israel to visit him. Last...

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Barghouti Leads Hunger Strikers

Barghouti Leads Hunger Strikers

Palestinian prisoners' leader Marwan Barghouti, who has spent fifteen years in jail under Israel's brutal regime, has spoken about the mass hunger strike currently taking place, now into its fifteenth day. Barghouti said: “Having spent the last...

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Sands’ Book Now in Kurdish

Denis O’Hearn’s widely-praised biography of Bobby Sands has now been translated into Kurdish. Nothing But An Unfinished Song will be published this weekend in yet another language of one of the world’s oppressed yet risen people. STRANEK NÎVCO MAYÎ: BOBBY SANDS, IRA û...

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‘I dedicate this song…’

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIiu1xF92Qo[/youtube] Léo Ferré, the flamboyant French composer, poet and singer, who was born in 1916 and died in 1993, was a pacifist chansonnier and political rebel. His songs of protest and his music are revered to this day...

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‘That Caught The World’s Imagination’

The US edition of Variety, the weekly entertainment trade magazine, carried a review of the film 66 Days about the hunger strike of Bobby Sands. Made by Fine Point Films, 66 Days premiered at the HotDocs Festival in Toronto and was received with wide acclaim. This...

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Another Award for Italian Writer

Congratulations to Italian writer and journalist Silvia Calamati who last month was given an international award for her book Bobby Sands’ Companions. Women and War in Northern Ireland. The book is dedicated to Kathleen O’Hagan, a mother of five who when seven months...

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Who Preached Pacifism

Father Daniel Berrigan, the radical priest whom, along with former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark, the British government banned from visiting Bobby Sands on his hunger strike, has died. Daniel Berrigan visited Ireland on many occasions. His record on civil rights...

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Gordon Lightfoot & Bobby Sands

While on the blanket protest Bobby Sands wrote a song, I Wish I Was Back Home In Derry, which he sang out his cell door to the air of Gordon Lightfoot’s song, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Bobby’s song has been recorded many times, most famously by Christy...

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Basque Prisoners Translate Bobby Sands

French writer Julie Duchatel recently spoke by telephone with Basque prisoner Aitzol Iriondok who along with his comrade Jurgie Garitagoitia has translated into Euskara (Basque) Denis O’Hearn’s biography of Bobby Sands, Nothing But An Unfinished Song. Julie (with...

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BOBBY SANDS TRUST

The Bobby Sands Trust was established to publish, promote and keep in print the extraordinary writings of Bobby Sands, who from prison isolation became an international figure in 1981, and who to this day continues to inspire Irish republicans in their pursuit of freedom from British rule.

Contact us

Email: info@bobbysandstrust.com
Post: The Secretary, Bobby Sands Trust, 51-53 Falls Road, Belfast, BT12 4PD, Ireland