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    As one of the prominent leaders of the PD she was included in the main marches organized by the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NIRC {http://www.freedomarchives.org/La_Lucha_Continua/images/b_devlin.jpg} external image b_devlin.jpgA) in the 1960's (irishhungerstrike.com). In 1969 she went against another woman, won and was elected to the Westminster Parliament (wikipedia.com). This was, and still is her biggest acomplishment. At the age of 21, she was the youngest MP at the time. In August 1969 she was arrested for her assosiation in the civil unrest which had broken out in Derry and in 1970 was sentenced to six months imprisonment.(irishhungerstrike.com) Dissapointingly, this was not her only arrest. In January 1972 she became even better known when she physically attacked the British Home Secretary during a debate at Westminster in protest at the events of Bloody Sunday (irishhungerstrike.com). Even though she lost her seat in February 1974, McAliskey continued to educate her left-wing ideas and went onto help create the Irish Republican Socialist Party (IRSP) (irishhungerstrike.com). This was the start of one of the most well known Socialist Parties and acheivements. She then went on to win the seat in the House of Commons in general election of February 1974 (irelandsown.com). In this contest her role was to publize the cause of republican prisoners in jails in Northern Ireland who had begun a series of protests in order to secure changes to the prison regime (irishhungerstrike.com). McAliskey's leading positions didnt stop there. She became head spokesperson for the Smash H-Block Campaign and supported the Irish Hunger Strike in 1980 and 1981 (wikipedia.com).
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    were believed [by the unionists and the British] to be
    The Hunger Strike of 1981 was one of, if not the most influential periods in the IRA's long campaign to remove Britains' role from irish politics (irishhungerstrike.com). It was a seminal event in modern Irish history. It radicalised nationalist politics, and was the midwife to Sinn Féin as a serious political force, which ultimately led to it overtaking the SDLP as the main nationalist party in Northern Ireland (experiencefestival.com). It not only thwarted Britain's plans to criminalise the IRA prisoners in the H-Blocks (irishhungerstrike.com). This "criminalisation" policy was objectionable to IRA inmates, who saw themselves as "prisoners of war", not common criminals (news.bbc.co.uk). But this concentrated world wide media attention on the war in Ireland (irishhungerstrike.com). This world wide media attention assisted Ireland in getting the help she needed to survive the British."Ten men, ten Irish Republican volunteers paid the ultimate sacrifice during those summer months of 1981 to the cause of the Irish finally being able to be truly free: Bobby Sands, Francis Hughes, Raymond McCreesh, Patsy O'Hara, Joe McDonnell, Martin Hurson, Kevin Lynch, Tom McElwee, Kieran Doherty and Mickey Devine" (irishhungerstrike.com).
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    Of coarse the hunger strike did not last forever. The end of the hunger strike came on October 3, 1981 (The Hunger Strike of 1981). Many prisoners died throughout the strike, not making it alive to the last few days. At this point, there were six Republican prisoners still on strike and refusing to eat their food (The Hunger Strike of 1981). The reason the hunger strike ended was because the prisoners realized that when they would laps into unconsciousness, their families would ask for medical intervention (The Hunger Strike of 1981). Three days after the hunger strike ended an announcement was made. On October 6, 1981, James Prior, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, announced a series of measures which met the aspects of the prisoners' five demands (The Hunger Strike of 1981). The Blanketmen stated this statement at the end of the hunger strike, "We, the protesting republican prisoners in the H-Blocks, being faced with the reality of sustained family intervention, are forced by this circumstance, over which we have little control as the moment, to end the hunger-strike" (End of Hungerstrike Statement).
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    "Northern Ireland: A Brief History of The Troubles." Northern Ireland: A Brief History of The Troubles. Guardian News and media Limited, 2009. Web. 15 Dec. 2009. http://www.guardian.co.uk/northernireland/page/0,,1569841,00.html.
    The Hunger Strike of 1981. CAIN, 01 June 2009. Web. 16 Dec. 2009. http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/events/hstrike/summary.htm.
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    "The Troubles." The Troubles. Oxford University Press. Web. 13 Dec. 2009. http://www.answers.com/topic/the-troubles.
    "Irish hunger strike 1981." Irish hunger strike 1981. Web. 13 Dec. 2009. http://www.irishhungerstrike.com/.
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    ‘The Greatest’ Muhammad Ali [3rd gen. Irish American] to receive major Irish award - SEE VIDEO
    President Obama to honor Daniel O’Connell in Ireland; O'Connell’s anti-slavery embrace of Fredrick Douglass remembered
    PHIL LYNOTT
    One of my all-time favorite musicians is a bi-racial Irish rock star named Phil Lynott. I loved his band, Thin Lizzy, when I was growing up, but had no idea he was Irish or bi-racial. His mom was an Irish woman, and his dad was Afro-Caribbean. If you are familiar with the songs "The Boys are Back in Town" or "Jail Break", then you know Phil Lynott's music!
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Thursday, March 24

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    This project addresses all four of the VBCPS COMPASS TO 2015 Outcomes for Student Success. Many of the group topics tie in with the Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution topic from the GREAT DISCUSSIONS 2009 list as well. As a result, perhaps some of you will be able to present your research wikis publicly - this would be a major feather in your cap AND great to mention on academic resumes and college applications!
    NOTE: If more than one of you is in the wiki at the same time making changes, your work may be lost if a groupmate saves what he/she has been working on. The best way I know of to avoid having your efforts lost is to save them in a Word document, and then cut and paste your work into the wiki. Sometimes you can also retrieve "lost" data by hitting the back button or checking the history tab for your page.
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    see the grading rubricGrading Rubric for this project.
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    your wiki Research Project. Note that 50% of your grade is individual, and 50% of it is collaborative. {GSWLA Eng 12
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    Checklist - make sure you have done everything you are supposed to have done before I
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    Click here to see the Grading Rubric for the Oral Presentations of your wiki. You will present with your group, but you will be graded individually on this. {GSWLA Eng 12 - IRISH WIKIS ORAL PRESENTATIONS GRADING RUBRIC fall '09.doc}
    Click here for the link to the MLA 2009 Rules on the Purdue OWL. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the different sections. Make sure your in-text (section 2) and Works Cited/Relevant Links (sections 5-12) citations are MLA 2009 format!
    MLA 2009 Formatting and Style Guide
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    Click here to see the grading rubric for this project.
    {GSWLA Eng 12 - IRISH WIKIS GRADING RUBRIC fall '09.doc}
    Click here for the Progress Self Checklist - before I grade you on these things!
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    Click here for the link to the MLA 2009 Rules on the Purdue OWL. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the different sections. Make sure your in-text (section 2) and Works Cited/Relevant Links (sections 5-12) citations are MLA 2009 format!
    MLA 2009 Formatting and Style Guide
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