Republican and IRA Spokesman
"We have 100 volunteers waiting in the queue, all prepared to die if
"Michael's death, the tenth in the present hunger strike in Long Kesh at the hands of the British government, clearly demonstrates to even those who do not want to see, England's concept of democratic rule in Ireland.
English politicians, as always when it concerns Ireland, are so malevolent
that they do not even realize that every death in Long Kesh is another
nail in the coffin of British imperialism."
"The main problem is the intervention for medical
aid by hunger strikers' families. Unless the prisoners can find a means
of overcoming the intervention of relatives, they must reassess the hunger
strike. They may feel they have a means of overcoming the families' intervention.
It is a very difficult situation we are in."
"The right by the prisoners to wear their own clothes has been won by
the deaths of the 10 H-Block martyrs' during the 7-month hunger strike."