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Bobby Sands

Fecha de nacimiento: 9. Marzo 1954
Fecha de muerte: 5. Mayo 1981

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Robert Gerard Sands , conocido popularmente como Bobby Sands, nacido en Irlanda del Norte, fue miembro del IRA Provisional y Parlamentario Británico, fallecido durante las huelgas de hambre del año 81 en la prisión de Maze .

Fue el principal líder del IRA durante la huelga de hambre, en la que los republicanos irlandeses protestaban contra la retirada del Estatus de Categoría Especial a los miembros de organizaciones paramilitares nacionalistas irlandesas. En el transcurso de la huelga, Sands consiguió ser elegido miembro del Parlamento Británico.[3]​[4]​ Su muerte provocó la incorporación de nuevos reclutas a las filas del IRA y un resurgir de la actividad paramilitar de la organización. La huelga llamó la atención mundial de los medios de comunicación hacia el conflicto irlandés.[5]​

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Frases Bobby Sands

„And it hung bleeding from the Cross.“

—  Bobby Sands
Context: It wept by the waters of Babylon, And when all men were a loss, It screeched in writhing agony, And it hung bleeding from the Cross. It died in Rome by lion and sword, And in defiant cruel array, When the deathly word was ‘Spartacus’ Along the Appian Way.

„They won't break me because the desire for freedom, and the freedom of the Irish people, is in my heart.“

—  Bobby Sands
Context: They won't break me because the desire for freedom, and the freedom of the Irish people, is in my heart. The day will dawn when all the people of Ireland will have the desire for freedom to show. It is then we'll see the rising of the moon. Diary entry, (17 March 1981), translated from the original Irish, in Skylark Sing your Lonely Song : An Anthology of the Writings of Bobby Sands (1991)

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„It has withstood the blows of a million years,
And will do so to the end. It was born when time did not exist,
And it grew up out of life,
It cut down evil’s strangling vines,
Like a slashing searing knife.“

—  Bobby Sands
Context: There’s an inner thing in every man, Do you know this thing my friend? It has withstood the blows of a million years, And will do so to the end. It was born when time did not exist, And it grew up out of life, It cut down evil’s strangling vines, Like a slashing searing knife.

„It is found in every light of hope,
It knows no bounds nor space
It has risen in red and black and white,
It is there in every race.“

—  Bobby Sands
Context: It is found in every light of hope, It knows no bounds nor space It has risen in red and black and white, It is there in every race. It lies in the hearts of heroes dead, It screams in tyrants’ eyes, It has reached the peak of mountains high, It comes searing ‘cross the skies. It lights the dark of this prison cell, It thunders forth its might, It is "the undauntable thought", my friend, That thought that says "I'm right!"

„It comes searing ‘cross the skies. It lights the dark of this prison cell,
It thunders forth its might,
It is "the undauntable thought", my friend,
That thought that says "I'm right!"“

—  Bobby Sands
Context: It is found in every light of hope, It knows no bounds nor space It has risen in red and black and white, It is there in every race. It lies in the hearts of heroes dead, It screams in tyrants’ eyes, It has reached the peak of mountains high, It comes searing ‘cross the skies. It lights the dark of this prison cell, It thunders forth its might, It is "the undauntable thought", my friend, That thought that says "I'm right!"

„For life and love you gave to me
I give my thanks for eternity.“

—  Bobby Sands
Context: A guide to me in times of plight A princess like a star so bright For life would never have been the same If I hadn’t of learned what small things came. So forgive me Mum just a little more For not loving you so much before, For life and love you gave to me I give my thanks for eternity.

„I was only a working-class boy from a Nationalist ghetto, but it is repression that creates the revolutionary spirit of freedom.“

—  Bobby Sands
Context: I was only a working-class boy from a Nationalist ghetto, but it is repression that creates the revolutionary spirit of freedom. I shall not settle until I achieve liberation of my country, until Ireland becomes a sovereign, independent socialist republic. Republican News http://larkspirit.com/hungerstrikes/bios/sands.html, (16 December 1978)

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„I am standing on the threshold of another trembling world. May God have mercy on my soul.“

—  Bobby Sands
Diary entry http://larkspirit.com/hungerstrikes/diary.html, (1 March 1981), the first day of his hunger strike, in Skylark Sing your Lonely Song : An Anthology of the Writings of Bobby Sands (1991).

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