Return The Writings Of Bobby Sands

John McDonagh RFÉ 13 January 2018 offers condolences and comment on the death of Rosaleen Sands. (May she rest in peace.)

WBAI 99.5FM Pacifica Radio
New York City 
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Rosaleen Sands in 1981Photo: 1798 GreenFlag 1916
John: Radio Free Éireann sends its condolences out to the Sands Family and we have a long connection with the Sands Family, in particular with Bernadette – that when she came over to New York she did the show up at WBAI and she got to meet and hang out with Grandpa
Al Lewis and go around the tri-state area and we’ve often had her on as a guest throughout the ’80’s and ’90’s and it was a valuable resource to have them.

But with the death of the mother you see a lot of the hypocrisy that’s going on in people sending out different condolences and particularly irritating – there’s an organisation out of Belfast called the Bobby Sands Trust which is run by, on the board of directors, by a millionaire named Gerry Adams and also Danny Morrison – and they issued a statement of condolences. But if they really were sincere about the condolences they would finish-up the Bobby Sands Trust and not do and sell his life and legacy into books and films and I just wanted to read a statement that the Sands Family had put out and you can get it in The Guardian.
It says:

The Sands Family once again reiterates that the Bobby Sands Trust does not act on behalf of Bobby, nor does it represent our family, in any way, shape or form. We again call upon the trust to disband and to desist from using Bobby’s memory as a commercial enterprise.

So, if they really want to send condolences they can wind-up and give back all the writings of Bobby Sands back to the Sands Family.

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Anthony McIntyre

Former IRA prisoner, spent 18 years in Long Kesh. Free Speech advocate, writer, historian, humanist, and researcher.

2 comments to ''Return The Writings Of Bobby Sands"

  1. Imagine after all this time and so many requests quisling $inn £anny still are ignoring the families request,this proves that the foundation on which they have built their political empire is indeed a shaky one, was going to sat that they have no shame ,but hey when Adams let 6 men die a needless death to promote his ego and political ambitions ,then we see the real face of these carpetbaggers and snakeoil salesmen , the family will never see the writing of Bobby returned when they can still merchandise his memory ,bastards,

  2. This is still one of the most ongoing disgusting episodes - there shouldn't even be an argument on returning the materials to the family.


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