#OTD in 1981 – Day 8 | Bobby Sands recorded his diary for the first seventeen days of his hunger strike in which he detailed his thoughts and feelings on the momentous task that lay ahead of him. — Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

Bobby Sands was one of the greatest of Irishmen. He was a Republican, Socialist, poet, songwriter, Gaelic speaker, warrior and, sadly, martyr. He died on 5th May, 1981 aged 27. His birthday is on the 9th March. He is a hero for Rebel Voice. In a few hours time I shall be twenty-seven grand years […]

Poem On Tom Barry, by Bobby Sands

Tom Barry was an acclaimed commander of the 3rd, West Cork Flying Column of the IRA, responsible for the famed Kilmichael Ambush which killed 18 British Auxillaries during the Black and Tan War. He was a solid tactician who fought on the Republican side during the ill-fated Civil War. He later supported the existence of […]

The Rhythm Of Time – Bobby Sands

  This poem was written by the Irish Republican martyr, Bobby Sands, who died on hunger strike in the H-Blocks prison in 1981. The poem was, like all of Sands’ communications with the outside, written in tiny lettering on pieces of toilet paper or torn pages of a bible, and then smuggled past the vulturesque […]

Palestinian Political Prisoners Hunger For Justice

At a time when the leaders and people of the Arab world should be roaring their support for the Palestinian political detainees, there is a marked silence. The western media have chosen to give little coverage to events in Palestine, perhaps due to the perceived displeasure of their Zionist controllers. Yet better things would be […]

Palestinian Students March For Political Prisoners

Please find below, a selection of photos from Ramallah, as the students from Birzeit University came onto the streets today, 25th April, 2017, in support of the political prisoners of Palestine who are currently on hunger strike in protest at their barbaric treatment by the Israeli regime. It stirs the soul, and the blood, to […]