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HUGO CHAVEZ 1954-2013

I will not yield
I will not fall
I will eat dynamite
And one day I will explode like a volcano

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Joe Deasy, 1922-2013

Joe Deasy, veteran Irish Marxist, passed away yesterday at the age of 90. I had the privilege of recording Joe in his home in 2009. This is an extract from the interview, where Joe talks about the Inchicore/Ballyfermot cooperative, which was shut down after pressure was imposed from the Catholic Church. By way of tribute, […]

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CON HOULIHAN 1925-2012

I sing, the moonbeams waver;
I dance, and my shadow bobs backwards and forwards.
While we are sober we are all happy together,
after we are drunk each goes his own way.
To pledge a friendship that is free from earthly passions
We must meet in the vast deeps of the clouds and in the river of stars.
Drinking Alone […]

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MEMORIES OF GERY LAWLESS by D.R.O’Connor Lysaght.
Gery Lawless died on Saturday, 21st January at 7.42 a.m. At least that was what this writer was told. He was not present. […]

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BEN GAZZARA, 1930-2012


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GERY LAWLESS, 1936-2012

I will not yield
I will not fall
I will eat dynamite
and one day I will explode like a volcano

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Gil Scott-Heron, 1949-2011


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SIDNEY LUMET, 1924-2011


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DON VAN VLIET: 1941-2010

Who would guess that a thing so magical
Could be so discomfited?
The stars come out like sprinkled sand
Disputing which could shine the brightest,
And the lamps lit by the servants
With a dusky glow like tortoiseshell
This night spat flames like long rainbows
Shooting from the houses through holes and cracks
into a thousand […]

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[This is just wonderful. Link via John Green.]

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