International Solidarity

****On-Going Project****


This is a gallery of murals (and some examples of graffiti and flags) expressing solidarity with other countries.

Key to reference numbers. Thanks to all of the following for the use of their images.

D = collection

M = Peter Moloney Collection – Murals

X = Extramural Activity collection

“DS” refers to Bill Rolston’s “Drawing Support” series of books.

A number in parentheses at the end of an entry refer to items in a list by Bill Rolston in Brothers On The Wall (pp. 457-9) of 32 international murals from 1982-2006.


PLO-IRA. PLO = Palestine Liberation Organization. Ariel Sharon became Israeli Minister of defence in 1981 and in 1982 Israel invaded Lebanon. Note that “RPG Avenue” is on this side of the street; it is gone by 1986’s ANC mural. (1)

(1982 M00587)

“Viva Argentina Ole! Britania [sic] rules the waves no more!” In April, 1982, Argentina invaded the Falkland or Malvinas islands, over which it claims sovereignty.

(1982 M00023)

“Basques OK, ETA OK.” The Spanish constitution of 1978 makes the Basque country an independent “nationality” with Spain, but many in the region reject the constitution. ETA is Euskadi Ta Askatasuna, which at the time was waging an armed campaign.

(1982 M00292)

“Solidarity Between Women In Armed Struggle.” Female volunteers from the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization), Cumann na mBan, and SWAPO (Southwest African People’s Organization, from Namibia). (2)

(1985 dating to 1983 M00290)

The ANC is the African National Congress, a South African group banned until 1990. Moloise was executed by hanging in 1985. (3)

(1986 M00434)

Mandela. In 1988, Mandela was in his 26th year in prison. He would be released on February 11, 1990. His birthday is July 18th, 1918. (4)

(1988 M00529)

“Free Leonard Peltier”. AIM (American Indian Movement) member Leonard Peltier was convicted in 1977 of the murder of two FBI agents at Pine Ridge reservation. (5)

(1990 dating to 1988 M00840)

“Only Our River Runs Free”. Women of various ethnicities: Native American, Palestine, ?, Irish?, and Mexican?

(1990 M00895)

Sands-Che-Lenin. (6)

(1988 M00522)

[There is a separate Visual History page on Che as an icon in republican murals, as part of a discussion of the influence of Jim Fitzpatrick.]

Nicaragua Must Survive – painted on boards and displayed in the city centre (7)
(1990 | DS1 110)

Our Struggle, Your Struggle. Native American solidarity. (8)

(1990 M00794)

Women Against Oppression

(1991 M009530)

You Can Kill The Revolutionary. Irish volunteer, James Connolly, Emiliano Zapata, member of the United Farm Workers. Dedicated to the San Patricios. (9)

(2002 dating to 1992 M01647)

Basque (Rossnareen) (10)
(1992 DS2 059)

Doire – Managua. Managua is the capital of Nicaragua. (11)

(1993 M01050)

Free Catalonia graffiti, with drawings of the Catalan flag.
(1995 M01190)

Forward To Freedom/Free Catalonia, United Ireland (side by side in Rossnareen Ave)

(undated S00051)

(1996 dating to 1995 T00169)

(1996 T00199 | C00104)

No Pasarán on the walls of Derry

(1997 M01302)

“Timeless Time” Australian Aborigines (12)

(1997 M01352)

Free Catalonia (Beechmount Ave). Would later be repainted with a white background. (13)

(1997 M01361)

Biko (with, clockwise, Ché, Miriam Daly, Peltier, Lila Khaled, Mairéad Farrell; Mandela on the side wall) with the flags of Catalonia, Ireland, the Basque Country, Palestine, and Mexico, with a (sideways) aboriginal flag on the chimney and the pots painted in the colours of man: red, yellow, white, black. (14)

(1997 M01364)

Askatasuna 1997 (Beechmount Gr) (15)

(1997 D00604 D00605 D00606 D00607 D00608 | DS3 060 available at CAIN)

Children Of The World in Creggan (16)

(1997 M01318)

Cuba – Ireland – Shiels St (17)

(1998 T00323 | M02056 and M02503)

Peltier – Hillman St (18)

(1999 T00325 | S00090 | DS3 063)

Mumia – Conway St (19)

(2000 dating to 1999 D00894 | DS3 064)

MLK – Hillman St (20)

(1999 T00363 | S00091 | DS3 065)

Londoner Stephen Lawrence was murdered by stabbing in 1993 and, although arrests were made, no charges were brought. A 1998 public inquiry found that the Metropolitan Police Service was “institutionally racist”. In 2012, two of the original suspects were found guilty of the murder (WP). Catholic Robert Hamill was beaten to death by loyalists in Portadown in 1997 while police in an RUC land-rover looked on (WP).

(2005 dating to 1999 M02421 Brompton Park, Belfast. The same board (in slightly different colours) appeared in Artana Street, south Belfast. M02087)

East Timor Raytheon – Market St/Orchard St (21)

(2001 dating to 2000 M01417)

East Timor/Raytheon (Free Derry Corner, rear) (22)
(2000 DS3 062)

F-Block Martyrs (in Turkey)

(2001 M01465)

Erdogan Hunger Strike (23)

(2002 M01621)

Black & White – School de-segregation in Arkansas, USA in parallel with the Holy Cross Primary dispute. (24)

(2002 M01783)

Sharon-Arafat (25) in the Markets, Belfast

(2002 M01766)

Palestinian flag painted on a board in Derry

(2002 M01615 which also shows a Palestinian flag flying over Free Derry Corner)

Che Guevara in Strabane

(2002 M01728)

Palestine Freedom (26)

(2002 M01757)

Saoirse do Peltier (27)

(2002 M01753)


(2002 M01752)

F-Block hunger strikes in Turkey.

(2002 M01989)

PLO – Óglaigh in Derry

(2002 M01764)

Malcolm X (29)

(2002 M01800)

Basque Youth (28)

(2003 M01949)

Boycott Israeli Goods

(2003 M01993 Also stencilled in other locations in CNR west Belfast: see M02007 and M03944)

Lá na bPalíneach tarp on the Falls

(2003 M01996)

Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade/PLO/ETA in Derry
(2004 M02202)

Llibertat Països Catalans (30)

(2005 M02216)

America’s Greatest Failure (31)

(2004 M02219)

Castilla Nacion – Fuera Fascistas de Castilla

(2004 M02217)

Support The Palestinians (Crocus Street)

(2004 M02234)

Frederick Douglass (Divis St) (32)

(2005 M02577)

These next two pro-Palestinian murals were off Lecky Road, on the back of the Bogside Inn.
(2005 M02651)

Balata is a refugee camp in the West Bank, near Nablus.
(2005 M02654 See also M03436)

“Palestine: A Homeland Denied”. PLO leader Yasser Arafat died in 2004.

(2005 M02679)


(2006 M02689)

Catalan Countries off the Falls Road in Andersonstown
(2006 dating to earlier but probably no earlier than 2003 M02742)

“Support Hezbollah in their fight against Isreal [sic] scum! Isreal [sic] scum out now!” Rossville Street, Derry.

(2006 M02751)

Stop Israeli Bulldozers

(2006 M02853)

The next two are graffiti on the wall at the old Andersonstown RUC barracks, which was demolished in 2005.

Ireland – Palestine – Basque Country

(2006 M03117)

(2006 M03115 “psyops” later covered over and replaced with “Hizbollah” plus “Hamas” below – J2902)

Hezbollah Rule – 2006 was the year of the Lebanon War on the Lebanon-Israel border. Stanley’s Walk, Derry.

(2006 M03354 See also M03144 for the flags of Palestine and Lebanon flying in Newry.)

Hand-drawn Basque flag in Dove Gardens, Derry

(2006 M03250 See also M03356)

Palestinian flag flying in William Street, Derry.

(M03344 See M03423 for 2007 version with SF poster. See also M03358)

“No imperialist intervention in Iran” on the International Wall, Divis Street, Belfast.
(2006 J2803)

USA: Hands Off Cuba (Divis St)
(2007 M03522)

Guernica, reproduced as a mural, depicting the Nazi bombing of the Basque town Gernika during the Spanish Civil War.

(2007 M03788)

Las Brigadas Internacionales 1936-39

(2007 M03789)

“Askatasuna! Not Spain, not France – self-determination for the Basque country”

(2007 M03790)

Hamas Rule The Gaza Strip (Lecky Road, Derry)

(2007 M03844)

“Catalonia: 300 years of occupation, 300 years of resistance!” Outside Pilot’s Row Centre in Rossville Street, Derry.

(2007 M03918)

Catalonia 300

(2007 M03931)

Ernesto Che Guevara Lynch, Fahan Street, Derry

(2007 M03980)

Iraqnica – Picasso’s Guernica reproduced in red and grey as a protest at the invasion of Iraq.
(2007 M03923)

Two from Whiterock Road, Belfast.
“Fuck Isra[e]l”

(2008 X00267)

“Israel Fuck You”

(2008 X00274 See also 2006 J2830)

“Free Palestine From 60 Years Of Nakba!”

(2008 M03990)

Weary People, What Reap Ye? (The Great Hunger in Ireland with imagery of native Australians) Donegall Road, Belfast. (There is a separate Visual History page on the Great Hunger.)

(1995 T00155. See also M04224)

George Dubya Bush, War Criminal (Belfast)

(2008 M04468)

“Freedom for the Basque Country” – tarp outside An Cultúrlann, Falls Road, Belfast.
(2008 M04479)

Ireland – Catalonia (white version)

(2008 M04483)

Gaza Bleeds, The World Fiddles

(2008 M04491)

Palestine outside the Free Derry Museum

(2008 M04546)

Cuba – Fifty Years Of Revolution

(2009 M04817 Later with “Venceremos” added – see M05637)

Arkansas – Ardoyne – South Belfast

(2009 M04819)

All Flags Are Welcome

(2009 M04900 See also M04901 Welcome To West Belfast)

Palestine flag in Short Strand, Belfast

(2009 M06874 also M04918)

Israeli flag flying in PUL area (in this case, Shore Rd)

(2009 M05028. See also M05335 for Waterside, Londonderry: M05839 for the Village, Belfast; M06100, Omagh)

Palestinian and Basque flags flying in Top Of The Hill, Derry.

(2009 M05534 See also M06085 and M06086 and M06090)

50 aniversario Cuban Revolution 1959-2009 in Strabane

(2009 M05187)

Free Palestine Now in Derry’s Bogside

(2009 M05427)

Israeli Scum (also “Hamas”) in the Bogside, Derry

(2009 M05429)

Boycott Israeli Goods in Derry

(2009 M05496)

Askatasuna (Basque) mural at the former site of the Andytown RUC barracks

(2010 M05556)

Shame On You Israel

(2010 M05594)

Not Spain, Not France – Catalonia

(2010 M05620)

Barbabrian Israeli Aggression – updated mural on Divis Street, Belfast

(2010 M04810)

Rosa Parks – Mother Of The Civil Rights Movement

(2010 M05737)

Welcome To Iveagh (Belfast)

(2010 M05922)

Women Of Inspiration in St James’s, Belfast

(2010 M05787)

End The Blockade Of Gaza at the Top Of The Rock, Belfast

(2010 M06143)

Pro-Hamas and Gaddafi graffiti in the Bogside (Derry)

(2011 M07504)

Glen Road/Falls Rd, Belfast

(2011 M07515)

Che-Sands board in Hugo Street, Belfast

(2011 M04896)

The new Frederick Douglass mural, now in Northumberland Street, Belfast,

(2012 M07786)

Palestinian hunger strikers on the so-called “International Wall”, Belfast.

(2012 M08095)

‘Free the five’ on the International Wall, Belfast.

(2012 M08097)

Jim Stranney plaque in Belfast

(2012 M08640)

Basque Country mural in Beechmount Avenue, Belfast

(2012 M08759)

Latuff cartoon in support of Palestinian POWs on Northumberland Street, Belfast,

(2012 M08769)

‘Free the Cuban 5’ on the rear of Free Derry Corner.

(2012 M08896)

32CSM placard expressing “solidarity” with Palestine.

(2012 M08979)

“End Israeli terror in Palestine” in Derrybeg, Newry

(2013 M09416)

Additional international-solidarity murals in the ‘Peter Moloney Collection – Murals’ will be added here as they are added to the main page; click here for international-solidarity murals on Extramural Activity.

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