An epic poem attacking the system that cloaked the murder of IRA members Daniel McCann, Sean Savage, and Mairead Farrell by British security forces in Gibraltar in March 1988. The poem, written in 1988 in response to the Gibraltar killings, is a fine example of how poetry can make incisive political points that really awaken the listener's interest and understanding.
An afterword by Niall Farrell, brother of Mairéad, reflects on the political situation twenty-five years later. “The IRAs guns have fallen silent,” but not those of the British. “Together with fellow imperialist powers its bloodlust has become more brazen. From Afghanistan to Yugoslavia, especially from Asia to Africa, imperialism of assorted nationalities has joined forces to kill and conquer.”