Hate Thy Brother

Dioniso Punk

As one of the most significant events of “the Troubles” — an ethno-nationalist conflict in Northern Ireland during the late 20th century — because a large number of civilian citizens were killed, by forces of the state, in full view of the public and the press, Bloody Sunday was celebrated from 1972 to today by artists like John Lennon, Paul McCartney, U2, Roy Harper, Black Sabbath, Thomas Kinsella and many others. It’s an event recalled every year through memorials and marches and that still has the potential to divide Northern Ireland’s fractious politicians. Even though many soldiers never fired a shot, the cloud of anxiety still hangs heavy on their lives. Someone has suffered depression and years of worry: “we served our country and have been abandoned”.

26 people were shot by the paratroopers, 13 died on the day and another died four months later. One of these was…

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