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The Window of my mind

An essay originally written by Bobby Sands in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh in 1979

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Victory to the Hunger strikers

Last week, we remembered with pride Bobby Sands and Francis Hughes, who died on hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh in 1981

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Bobby Sands: The revolutionary spirit of freedom

At 1.17 a.m. on Tuesday, May 5th, 1981, having completed sixty-five days on hunger-strike, Bobby Sands MP, died in the H-Block prison hospital at Long Kesh

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Sanders wrote to Thatcher about 1981 Hunger Strike in Long Kesh 

A letter in the political archive at the University of Vermont reveals that US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders wrote to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in July 1981

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1981 Hunger Strike – inflicted a historic defeat on the Thatcher government

Several weeks ago Sinn Féin’s hugely successful and popular re-enactment of the funeral of O’Donovan Rossa showed what can be achieved to further popularise the struggle for freedom, as well as to celebrate the lives of national heroes

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