About today’s Guests:
Joe Austin is a Sinn Fein activist. In addition to being Chairperson of Belfast NGA, Joe is a former SF Belfast City Councillor. Joe was a key liaison between the Hunger-Strikers, Republican POW’s and the Republican leadership outside Long Kesh.
Bik McFarlane is a Sinn Fein activist. A former Republican POW in Long Kesh Cages and the H-Blocks. Bik was OC for Republican POW’s during the second Hunger-Strike. He was and escapee in the mass IRA Breakout form H-Block 7 in 1983.
In addition to explaining the work of Belfast National Graves, and the vital importance of contributions from America and the AOH to Irish patriot graves, these two prominent Irish Republicans give moving insights into:
- 1 – the 1981 Hunger Strike and why Republicans resisted torture and died rather than wear a British criminal uniform.
- 2 – how Republican prisoners locked away inside H-Block cells overcame the British propaganda machine to defeat Thatcher’s strategy.
- 3 – the battle for legacy truth and what the British are trying to hide in their latest legacy proposals.
- 4 – the policy of censorship by visa denial where our government blocks them from coming to the US at Britain’s behest.