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FLASHPOINTS: The 25th Anniv. of the H-Blocks Hunger Strikes in the North of Ireland
This interview aired on KPFA/Pacifica radio's investigative news show, "FLAShPOINTS," on March 16th. I spoke with Bobby Lavery, Sinn Fein representative for North Belfast from 1985-89, and from '93-2000, also an ex-prisoner of Long Kesh. The other voice is that of Terry Kirby, who was imprisoned in Long Kesh during the Blanket Protest and the Hunger Strike of 1981. Terry was one of 38 men who managed to escape Long Kesh in 1983. mp3, 21 minutes
Music clip: "James Connolly"by Black 47.
This intervew tackles the political realities behind the IRA's armed struggle to free ireland from British colonial rule. Terry Kirby was comrade and friend to the men who died on the Hunger Strikes. Bobby Lavery lost his young son and brother to Loyalist death squads.