Aug 1, 2005 Comments Off on Book Review: The Conflict Encapsulated
The Conflict Encapsulated
Blanketmen – An untold story of the H-Block hunger strike
By Richard O’Rawe
David Adams • The Other View, August 2005
In Blanketmen, Richard O’Rawe claims the IRA leadership in the Maze Prison was prepared to accept a substantive offer from the British Government that would have brought an early end to the 1981 hunger strike.
Supposedly, that offer was made before a fifth hunger-striker died – Joe McDonnell – but the IRA Army Council overruled the prison leadership and the strike continued.
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