Forging Our Heritage

2014-06-19 ConwayForging+
The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (amwu.org.au) sponsored the mural above in Conway Street. Then-secretary Craig Johnston is on the left in the back. The flag to the right is the flag of the Eureka Stockade. It joins others sponsored by Australian groups: A Bunch Of Live Wires (sponsored by the Electrical Trades Union) | Cairde Sinn Féin | Australian Aid For Ireland & Saoirse Melbourne.
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text: Casement Memorial – In proud memory of the 10 Republican prisoners who died on hunger strike in “H” blocks of Long Kesh in 1981. “It is not those who can inflict the most but those who can endure the most who will conquer.” Terence McSwiney. Unveiled by Martin McGuinness, Sinn Féin MP MLA Minister for Education Wednesday 6/12/2006

Donated by AMWU, Craig Johnston Secretary

Always Avoid Violence

2014-09-06 LetNoManPalestine+
“Let no man pull you so low as to hate him”. In a sermon on November 4th, 1956 (and repeated on other occasions), Martin Luther King, Jr. imagined a letter from Paul to the Christians of America, expressing concern for spiritual life in a capitalist society and appealing for desegregation of society using non-violent methods: “the weapon of love”, keeping in mind “that you are merely seeking justice for him as well as yourself”.
Click for audio – the remark quoted occurs at the 3 minute mark of section 4 (archive.org) | Text (1958) – see page 7 (= 344)
The image below shows the site in mid-August, without the pro-Palestine boards (for an Irish-language version of which see An Phalaistín/Palestine; the image above is from the first week of September, 2014.
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2014-08-19 LetNoMan+
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text: mairead farrell republican youth committee “let no man pull you low enough to hate him” free gaza stop the persecution sinn fein beechmount street

Eddie Rides

2014-06-23 EddieRides+
The famous “Eddie the Trooper” figure, previously seen marching over a field strewn with bodies in green and gold, is now on horseback in the Fountain area of London-/Derry/Doire. For background, including the connection to Iron Maiden, see The Trooper, previously.
Previously in this location: Vita, Victoria, Veritas
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Growing Up Too Fast

2014-06-03 ArdEoinPramFailte+
A young girl wearing an adult’s shows pushes a pram in a panel from the ‘Fáilte go gtí Ard Eoin’ mural in Ardyone Avenue. The image is perhaps based on the (unattributed) photo, below, of a girl in Springhill.
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Girl With Shoes

Man Against Machine

2014-09-01 GazaTankFlag2+
Above is a detail from the Gerry “Mo Chara” Kelly mural at the northern end of Springhill Avenue: a lone figure in Palestinian colours is about to hurl a molotov cocktail at a tank in Israeli blue-and-white with a (reversed-Nazi) swastika on its side.
The full mural is shown below. The portion to the left appeared in Palestine Abú and the portion to the right in Hellfire.
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2014-09-01 GazaSpinghillWide+
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Sinn Feins Stradgey

2014-08-12 ParadesGraf1+
Four images portray a long graffito on the Cupar Way “peace” line. In full, it reads:
Provisional IRA leader Gerry Adams on Sinn Fein[']s stadgey [= strategy] of Orange parades
“Ask any activist, did Drumcree happen by accident and they tell you “No”.
“3 years of hard work helped create those situations for us to exploit.”
Drumcree, Ormo [= Ormeau], Twad[d]ell, Dunloy. “Where next”??
Descriptions of the contentious parades in the places mentioned can be found on CAIN.
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2014-08-12 ParadesGraf2+
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2014-08-12 ParadesGraf3+
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Defenders Of The Pass

2014-08-09 DonPassPhoto+
Here are close-ups of the two boards to either side of the new Young Conquerors piece (featured recently in Veni, Vidi, Vici). The first shows a photograph of the original Donegall Pass Defenders Flute Band, which lasted a short time in the late 1970s before the formation of the Defenders. The second shows the patch of the band.
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2014-08-09 DonPassPatch+
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Palestine Abú

2014-09-01 PalestineAbu+
Here is another piece of the new Gerry Kelly (“Mo Chara”) murals in Springhill: a figure in a black-and white keffiyeh give the two-finger ‘V for victory’ sign beneath the Terence McSwiney (WP) quote: It is not those who can inflict the most but those that can suffer the most who will conquer.
Previously: Hellfire
Previously at this location: A Dead End
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C. Coy Street

2014-09-10 CCoyFive+
UVF volunteers (l-r) Thomas Chapman, James McGregor, Robert McIntyre, William Hannah, and Robert Wadsworth, who were killed between 1973 and 1978, are commemorated in a new mural in Carnan (or “C. Coy”) Street. The mural is unusual in that it shows bare-faced full figures; loyalist murals sometimes include head-shots (at the top of the mural, in the apex of a gable wall, e.g. Standing Guard) but only masked men appear as full figures. There is a similarity in composition and style (and perhaps even palette) to existing Republican murals such as this one of five B. Coy IRA volunteers in Ballymurphy.
Still shots of the mural in progress are included in this video of the bands parading at the launch.
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c.coy 1st Belfast battalion Ulster Volunteers for god and ulster

Yes Scotland/Viva Ireland

2014-09-08 YesScotlandBarracks+
Black Mountain/Sliabh Dubh’s ‘Viva Palestine‘ became ‘Viva Ireland’ – shown below – which in turn was quickly replaced with ‘Yes Scotland’, shown above as seen over the wall of the Springfield PSNI barracks from the (Protestant) Springmartin Road: a union flag and a St. Andrew’s (Scottish) saltire fly from houses in the foreground. These two flags are being used in the media to represent the opposing sides: the Saltire for ‘Yes’ and the Union flag for ‘No’. Scots go to the polls on Thursday the 18th; the two polls of the past week (You-Gov | TNS) suggest that the sides are running neck-and-neck.
Previously: A message To The People Of Scotland
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2014-09-01 VivaIreland+
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