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Published , 13th October 1981:

Rebel, No. 46, on the end of the Republican hunger strikes.

Rebel was produced by Revolutionary Struggle in the late 1970s and early 80s.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/2913/

Rebel, No. 46 (1981) — Revolutionary Struggle

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Published 5th September 1981:

Armagh/H-Block News, from the Armagh/H-Block Action Group, associated with the Communist Party of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist).

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/5819/

Armagh/H-Block News, Vol 1. No. 3 (1981) — Armagh/H-Block Action Group

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New document:

H-Block/Armagh News, Vol. 1, No. 6, 26th September 1981

Produced by the Armagh/H-Block Action Group, a campaign from the Communist Party of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist) during the 1981 Hunger Strikes.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/6562/

H-Block/Armagh News, Vol. 1, No. 6 (1981) — Armagh/H-Block Action Group

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, 18th July 1981, a march in support of the Hunger Strikers campaign, ongoing since March of that year, ended with violent clashes outside the British Embassy after a Garda baton-charge, in which more than 200 people were hurt.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/calendar/on-this-day/07/18/#event-5714

On This Day, 18th July

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A few months ago, we spoke to Vincent Doherty on the Irish Left Archive Podcast about his political activism, including his work with the National H-Block / Armagh Committee and standing as a candidate in that 1981 election.

https://podcast.leftarchive.ie/@ILAPodcast/episodes/vincent-doherty-offical-sinn-fein-international-marxist-group-troops-out-people-s-democracy-h-block-committee

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11th June 1981 a general election was held in Ireland, resulting in a minority Fine-Gael & Labour coalition government.

Several candidates stood for the Anti H-Block Committee, which supported the on-going Republican hunger strikes, with Paddy Agnew and Kieran Doherty elected.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/subject/2250/

Election - General Election, 1981

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1st of March 1981, hunger strikes began when Bobby Sands started refusing food. A total of ten people died before the strike ended in October.

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On This Day, 1st March

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The 1981 hunger strikes began on the 1st of March, when Bobby Sands began refusing food. A total of ten people died before the strike ended in October.

A February 1981 document from the National H-Block / Armagh Committee states:

"On Thursday 5th February seven weeks after the ending of a fifty-three day hunger-strike in the H-Blocks at Long Kesh, and a nineteen day hunger-strike by women prisoners at Armagh prison, a joint statement from both sets of prisoners was issued announcing another hunger-strike to begin on March 1st. The statement threatened that the prisoners would strike 'to death if necessary' to achieve recognition as political prisoners and a status in accord with that recognition.

The prisoners' statement ended weeks of speculation that a settlement to the four-and-a-half-year-long protest was possible and confirmed for the prisoners and their supporters that the British reneged on the hunger-strike settlements of December 18th last."
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New document:

"19 Arrests - Campaign Will Not Be Intimidated!"

Armagh/H-Block News, Vol. 1, No. 5, 19th September 1981, from the Armagh/H-Block Action Group.

Active during the 1980/1 Hunger Strikes, the group was associated with the Communist Party of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist).

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/6288/

Armagh/H-Block News, Vol. 1, No. 5 (1981) — Armagh/H-Block Action Group

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