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Syrian soldier Yousef Abd Allah Hamoud was injured in Raqqa. The bus that was taking him & others to receive medical aid was ambushed. Yousef was able to escape with several others. He hid in a collapsed home.
While hiding there, he called his family & others. No aid could be dispatched. After spending a whole day he heard footsteps. He was talking to his brother then, Yousef told him that he would rather use the grenades to kill himself & the terrorists before surrendering to them.

Next day his family received news of his death, he killed several of the FSA with him...

 

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“You cannot carry out fundamental change without a certain amount of madness. In this case, it comes from nonconformity, the courage to turn your back on the old formulas, the courage to invent the future. It took the madmen of yesterday for us to be able to act with extreme clarity today. I want to be one of those madmen. […] We must dare to invent the future.”

 

Thomas Sankara, 1985, Marxist revolutionary and leader of Burkina Faso (1949-87)

 

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sorry for commenting on a great thread, but i was always under the impression that col gaddafi encouraged

compaore to assasinate sankara because he wouldn't support charles taylors overthrow of sam doe in liberia?

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sorry for commenting on a great thread, but i was always under the impression that col gaddafi encouraged

compaore to assasinate sankara because he wouldn't support charles taylors overthrow of sam doe in liberia?

 

 

I've looked into that accusation before, and I couldn't find one single shred of evidence for it. I don't know how the overthrow of Sam Doe would depend on Sankara anyway.  It was an internal military coup, that was carried out with very few soldiers.  Compaoré said his reason for murdering Sankara was that Sankara's Socialist policies were threatening Burkina Faso's relations with France, and once he took power he reversed all nationalisations, and reinstated relations with the IMF and World bank.  Why would Gaddafi want that kind of coup? The only reason that Al Gaddafi later supported Charles Taylor was to subvert the influence of the USA and France.  Why kill someone like Sankara, who was a committed anti-imperialist, just to put in a pro-French puppet like Compaoré?  If you ask the question qui bono in the murder of Sankara, it would seem the French are much more likely than Al Gaddafi.

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Padraig H Pearse. 1879-1916.

The Defenders of this Realm have worked well in secret and in the open. They think that they have pacified Ireland. They think that they have purchased half of us and intimidated the other half. They think that they have foreseen everything, think that they have provided against everything; but the fools, the fools, the fools! — they have left us our Fenian dead, and while Ireland holds these graves, Ireland unfree shall never be at peace.

However, the 1 August 1915 speech very nearly wasn’t made, at O' Donovan's funeral
“After the funeral mass, said by Father O’Flanagan, there was to be one graveside speaker only,” MacThomáis explains. “The somewhat unknown Pádraig Pearse had been Tom Clarke’s choice to give the oration. Many on the committee had disputed this but Clarke knew his man and insisted that he was the one.”

“Pearse spent days and nights in his Connemara cottage writing and re-writing the speech until he felt it was ready. Having shown the speech to no one, Pearse, in the uniform of an Irish Volunteer officer, took the note from his pocket, stood at the end of the grave, and gave what was to become one of the most famous funeral orations in history.”

 

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South Derry Independent Republican Unit (SDIRU)

Founded: 1973

The South Derry Independent Republican Unit was founded in the early 70's by IRA activists who had remained independent following the split into Provisional and Official. The unit operated in and around the town of Bellaghy and included Francis Hughes, Thomas McElwee, Dominic McGlinchey and Ian Milne (Hughes & Milne pictured) .

The unit, while independent, borrowed weapons from both the local Provisional and Official IRA units. As such, when a successful operation was carried out, the SDIRU would claim it on behalf of whichever organisations weapons had been used.

The SDIRU disbanded in 1977 when most of it's members went on to join the Provisional IRA, with a small few joining the INLA.

 

 

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From Lizzie Phelan - standing in the middle:

 

These women were volunteers during the NATO bombing of Libya. Mum and daughter, who we interviewed while they manned a checkpoint they had set up to prevent "rebels" entering Tripoli. It was a powerful sight to see these two ordinary women with the respect of the citizens of Tripoli.

The mother cried as she told us that in defending the country against the NATO onslaught, Libyan people were also defending the strides that Libyan women had made in society.

Now that NATO achieved the destabilisation of Libya...where do women stand?

 

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Michael Gaughan was murdered 3rd June 1974 after 64 days on hunger strike in the worst conditions imaginable. "I die proudly for my country and in the hope that my death will be sufficient to obtain the demands of my comrades. Let there be no bitterness on my behalf, but a determination to achieve the new Ireland for which I gladly die. My loyalty and confidence is to the IRA and let those of you who are left carry on the work and finish the fight."

 

David Byrne.

 

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