Remembering the 1981 Hunger Strikers - IRSP
A spokesperson for the Irish Republican Socialist Party in Derry urged all
those who supported the demands of the hungerstrikers in 1981 to turn out
in large numbers this Saturday to remember the men who gave all they had
in the 1981 hungerstrike.
The prison protest in 1981 was a very harrowing time for republicans as we
watched our comrades’ lives ebb away in the H-Blocks. Republicans today
are forever in awe of the courage and determination of all those who stood
firm in Long Kesh and Armagh Gaols at that time. For it is their example
that guides us in 2005 as we strive to build a new society in Ireland,
free from British imperialism and free from foreign and native capitalism.
A society that respects diversity and difference.
This Saturday is the 24th anniversary of the death of the tenth and last
man to die on hungerstrike, INLA Volunteer Michael Devine from Derry.
The Irish Republican Socialist Movement will be holding a march in Derry
on Saturday 20th August.
The march will begin at the Rosemount Factory at 2pm and make it’s way
from there to the graves of the two Derry city men who died during the
1981 protest, Patsy O’Hara and Micky Devine, at the Republican Socialist
Plot in the city cemetery.
Speakers will include Martin McMonagle from the IRSP and Margaret McNutt,
whose five year old son Michael was seriously injured by Joyriders
recently in Galliagh. Margaret McNutt will use the platform to call for
support for the campaign to rid the scourge of joy riding from the streets
Anyone requiring further details should contact the IRSP in Derry on 02871262999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org