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In the Mordovian Camps (December 1974, 33.4)

No 33 : 10 December 1974

On the railway line running southeast from Moscow to Ryazan and eastwards to Ruzayevka (in Mordovia) lies the station of Zubova Polyana, 441 kilometres from Moscow. 4,278 more words

Judicial Repression

Political Prisoner’s Day in the USSR (30 October 1974, 33.1)

No 33 : 10 December 1974

According to advance information received from the labour camps of Mordovia and Perm, a decision was taken there to designate 30 October 1974… 3,237 more words

Judicial Repression

Food Norms for Prisoners, 1974 (33.2)

No 33 : 10 December 1974


The food norms[1] in strict-regime corrective labour colonies are:

  • hospital norm (norm 5b) — 3,100 calories;
  • high calorie norm for heavy physical work (norm 2) — 2,800 calories;
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Judicial Repression

Voices of Generations Past

Holloway Prison. Hunger Strikes. Force-feeding. Social issues. Economic problems. Struggles. The Pankhursts. Militant efforts. Exile. Abuse. Blood…

I had spilt blood for my cause. My own blood and others. 1,567 more words

Creative Writing

Bobby Sands 66 days

A interview carried out by the Connolly Media Group in Dublin, with former hunger strike and well know activist Tommy McKearney.

Labour Movement

US prison rebels in need of support

As the struggles inside the US prison system continue to heat up, and the planned nationwide work stoppage on September 9th grows closer, the administrations are increasingly cracking down on those prisoners involved in organising. 645 more words


66 Days, the film review

Brendan J Byrne’s latest film, 66 Days, is a documentary about the hunger-striker, Bobby Sands.  HD images of marching bands and garish seventies dance clips, juxtaposed with shaky archive footage and interviews create the narrative while haunting animations illustrate Bobby’s words from his diary; 344 more words