Loose-Talk Costs Lives

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After a larger version of the poster on boards (Belfast LiveBelfast Telegraph) was taken down, the wall beneath  — a mural to (now-released) Basque activist Arnaldo Otegi, featured previously in Free Otegi — has been plastered with these flyer-sized versions of an old (possibly 1970s) Provisional IRA poster warning the republican community about information-gathering by the security forces: “Loose-talk costs lives. In taxis, on the phone, at footbal[l] matches, at home with friends, anywhere! Whatever you say – say nothing.”
For a link to the 1975 Seamus Heaney poem “Whatever you say, say nothing” and a video of Colum Sands singing his song of the same name, see You Know Where.
Update: the flyers were removed on Wednesday 27th around lunchtime.
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One thought on “Loose-Talk Costs Lives

  1. Jake MacSiacais 2016-04-28 / 6:06 am

    These posters were plastered all over the @arnaldootegi mural during a visit to Ireland by Arnaldo I’m sure he was impressed.

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