Republic Day at James Connolly’s birthplace. Organised by the James Connolly Society and the 1916 Societies.
This documentary, James Connolly – A Working Class Hero, is a comprehensive look at the life and work of James Connolly. From his birth in Edinburgh’s Little Ireland to his execution by the British state and via his life in the United States this great documentary explores Connolly and his times. Featuring contributions from the … Continue reading
In August the James Connolly Society backed the campaign to have a new bridge over the Liffey named after James Connolly. This campaign is consistent with the JCS campaign for a permanent memorial to Connolly in the city of his birth. So it’s great news that Look Left has revealed Edinburgh born author Irvine Welsh … Continue reading
As another Basque national is arrested in London it is clear the Spanish Government is pursuing a strategy aimed at breaking international support for self determination in the Basque Country. The James Connolly Society are currently supporting Benat Atorrasagasti, a political prisoner being held in prison in Edinburgh. In the Basque Country the situation of political … Continue reading
By Jim Slaven “Fellow-workers, stand by the dignity of your class. All these parading royalties, all this insolent aristocracy, all these grovelling, dirt-eating capitalist traitors, all these are but signs of disease in any social state – diseases which a royal visit brings to a head and spews in all its nastiness before our horrified … Continue reading
Congratulations to those who took part in the Connolly Cycle Challenge from Glasgow to Edinburgh. The sponsored cycle was raising funds for two charities, The Connolly Foundation and the Tommy Burns Skin Cancer Trust. Those taking part came from Glasgow, West Lothian, Leith and Edinburgh and all enjoyed a great day. Thanks also go to … Continue reading
What follows is an important statement from the James Connolly Society. Following a lengthy investigation, and after briefing our activists, the James Connolly Society would like to put the following information into the public domain. We have made this decision in the interests of transparency and also to alert the wider community to this ongoing … Continue reading
This Wednesday there will be a march and rally in Edinburgh to support striking workers. Assemble Johnston Terrace at 11.15am and join the Connolly contingent on the march to the Scottish Parliament.