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Hunger strikes, 1980-81
 
Resources collected for GCSE coursework at Parkside Community Comprehensive School,
Crook, Co. Durham.
 

1. Tasks previously set

4. British government

7. International

2. Teaching aids

5. Hunger strikers

8. Commemorating

3. Reference

6. Ulster Unionists

9. Web sites


1. Tasks previously set

Textbooks

Colourpoint Books Timeline Activity

1.pdf version  2. PowerPoint

Urmston GS           

 

BBCNI A State Apart Task 4

 

 

 
2. Teaching aids

Hunger Strikers: Criminals or Prisoners of War? (Ppt)

Hunger Strikes in Pictures: Slideshow (Ppt)

Hunger Strikes: Posters
http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/images/posters/hstrike/index.html

News Coverage of the 1981 Irish Hunger Strikes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjxxxazZl0k

Murals

Slideshow (Ppt)

The Bogside Artists

http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/bogsideartists/menu.htm

 
3. Reference

T. Fraser - the best succinct account

'The Hunger Strikes & Their Consequences'

Overview

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1981_Irish_hunger_strike

Special Category Status

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Category_Status

P. Taylor

Why Was the Hunger Strike Not Settled in July 1981 Once Six Men Had Died and the Substance of the Five Demands Seemed to be on Offer?

Why Did the Hunger Strikes Come to an End on 3 October 1981?

The Dead

http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/events/hstrike/dead.htm

Hunger Strikes: Chronology

http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/events/hstrike/chronology.htm
Hunger Strikes: Summary & Significance

http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/events/hstrike/summary.htm

Hunger Strikes: Posters

http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/images/posters/hstrike/index.html

Ten Men Dead, Chapter 3

http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/events/hstrike/beresford.htm

Armalite and Ballot Box Strategy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armalite_and_ballot_box_strategy

Bobby Sands Elected MP for Fermanagh-South Tyrone, 10 April 1981- video clip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXDDIpyVW2c

Reactions to the Death of Bobby Sands- video clip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m77oAHG9beM

BBC (*with tantalising links to video clips and sound files which do not work very often)

Dirty Protest*
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/northern_ireland/understanding/events/dirty_protest.stm

Overview *

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/northern_ireland/understanding/events/hunger_strike.stm

Prison Protest*

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/northern_ireland/understanding/themes/prison_protest.stm

History of the Maze Prison
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/in_depth/northern_ireland/2000/maze_prison/default.stm

 

4. British opinion

 
5. Hunger strikers
 
6. Ulster Unionist/Loyalist views

Peter Robinson (DUP), Self-Inflicted: An Exposure of the H-Blocks Issues

http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/events/hstrike/docs/robinson.htm

FAIR, Ten Criminals*

http://www.victims.org.uk/tencriminals.pdf

'starve u bastard'*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9g2wPlYUek 

* No longer available but the titles speak for themselves

 

7. International responses

 
8. Commemorating the Hunger strikers - video clips

Blanketmen, Dirty Protest, and H3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L965m4GB55c

1981 Hunger Strikers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00P9v0xflz4

Remembering the 1981 Hunger Strikes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6uyTI7q0Kw
Song for Marcella - the name under which Bobby Sand wrote for a republican newspaper
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXdaEihEyUc

bobby sands
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxLQfcde18U
The Death of Bobby Sands

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6D45JUaAlw
The Ballad of Bobby Sands

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TisUoEoynWc
Sad song for Susan - written by Bobby Sands whilst in the H Blocks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLYSya4wsRw

 
9. Web sites

Bobby Sands Trust
http://www.bobbysandstrust.org
Camloch 1981 Hunger Strike Committee
http://www.raymondmccreesh.8k.com/index.html
The Irish Hunger Strikes: A Commemorative Project
http://hungerstrikes.org/

Overview - with tantalising links to video clips and soundfiles that do not work

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/northern_ireland/understanding/events/hunger_strike.stm

The 1981 Hunger Strikes: America Reacts

http://www.nyu.edu/library/bobst/research/aia/exhibits/0501_hunger/index.html

The Hunger Strike of 1981
http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/events/hstrike