Protest Gathers Strength – Latest

L A T E S T - On January 11th there will be a Global Day of Action for Idle No More. On twitter, the hashtag is #J11. There is also a Facebook page here with more information. In Canada, Chief Theresa Spence is continuing her hunger strike and despite a lot of...

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Chief Theresa Spence Hunger Strike

Canada’s First Nations is calling for international support for a hunger strike and its campaign of protests in response to Canada’s Conservative governments attacks on Aboriginal hunting, fishing and land rights and its failure to live up to historic treaties....

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Frankie Boyle on ‘Hunger’

Controversial Scottish comedian Frankie Boyle named the film ‘Hunger’ (based on Bobby Sands) as number one choice of his Top Five films. Interviewed by Metro magazine he said: “This is the story of Irish republican prisoner Bobby Sands’ hunger strike. It’s like a...

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Açlık Grevi: İrlanda Deneyimi

Hundreds of Kurdish prisoners are on hunger strike in Turkish jails, some for over 55 days. Observers believe that political prisoners will begin dying within a week. Denis O’Hearn, author of the best-selling book about Bobby Sands, ‘Nothing But An Unfinished Song’,...

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Haneen Zoabi MK

During Palestine Day at Féile an Phobail Palestinian representative Haneen Zoabi spoke on a platform with Sinn Fein MLA Pat Sheehan who was on his fifty-fifth day of hunger strike in 1981 when the hunger strike ended. During her visit to West Belfast Haneen also...

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‘Music From The Blocks’

A young American student with an interest in music, “its power to tell stories, reinforce identities and express everyday political and cultural ideas”, has just had her work displayed on Fulbright and MTV’s University website and is asking people to view the...

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Israeli Soldier On Hunger Strike

A 31-year-old soldier, placed in an Israel Defense Forces prison has refused to wear a prison uniform, address prison commanders using their official ranks and has gone on hunger strike in solidarity with Palestinians subject to administrative detention (internment)....

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His Death Still Resonates

The Huffington Post has marked the anniversary of the death of Bobby Sands with a feature on the legacy of the 1981 hunger strike. “Just over three decades on it is perhaps difficult to appreciate the significance of the sacrifice made by Sands and his comrades, which...

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Four years after its release the award-winning film ‘Hunger’, an account of the last days in the life of Bobby Sands, is to be shown in Italy (in Italian). It is being released by BIM Distribuzione, the leading company which deals in high-level arthouse films....

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Prisoner’s Condition Deteriorates

A vigil was held in recent days in Belfast in support of Palestinian hunger striker, Hanan al-Shalabi, whose condition has rapidly deteriorated. Amnesty International has expressed concern for Hana al-Shalabi, a young Palestinian woman, who is being held on...

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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.

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