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John MacLean: Krassivy, Krassivy

John MacLean 24th August 1879- 30th November 1923. Krassivy, Krassivy by Hugh MacDiarmid Scotland has had few men whose names Matter- or should matter- to intelligent people, But of these MacLean, next to Burns, was the greatest But it should be of him, to every Scotsman and Scotswoman To the end of time, as it … Continue reading

Fidel Castro: That Invincible Hope

Cuban artists and intellectuals Vicente Feliú, Diana Balboa and Rebeca Chávez recall moments with Fidel “I’M pretty sure the first time I saw Fidel was in the University of Havana’s Plaza Cadenas when I was studying to become a Physics teacher in 1967. He would come to the University every so often, to talk with … Continue reading

Jim Slaven Interview On Scottish Independence Podcast

In the first in a new series on Missing Histories, Jim Slaven of the James Connolly Society (and 107 Cowgate) spoke to the Scottish Independence Podcast about Connolly’s life and relevance. The interview also covers Thomas Paine, republicanism, Hibernian and Scottish independence. You can download here if you right click THIS LINK and “save as” You … Continue reading

James Connolly Documentary

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JCS 30th Anniversary Video

New short video for the 30th anniversary of the James Connolly Commemoration organised annually by the James Connolly Society in his home city of Edinburgh. The video features posters and images from the previous 29 JCS commemorations.

Scotland’s Interregnum And The Crisis In Greece

By Jim Slaven Interregnum was originally used to describe that period between the death of one monarch and the enthronement of the next. This period was characterised by a suspension of old laws as people prepared for the new monarch introducing new laws. It was a period of flux yet simultaneously a period of stasis. … Continue reading

Video Of 2015 James Connolly Commemoration

Short video of the 2015 James Connolly Commemoration which was held at Connolly’s birthplace, 107 Cowgate. There are also photographs from the event included at the end of the video.   —– 107 Cowgate is run by volunteers and we need your support to survive. Please donate to help sustain the site and the tours, conferences … Continue reading

Marching To A Different Tune

By Stevie McAloise Friday 19th September, 2014, was an interesting day in Glasgow. It was, of course, the day that followed the massive 45% vote in favour of independence, more than double the previous figures in favour of Scotland breaking from the UK. Despite losing the referendum, the momentum was with the YES campaign and … Continue reading

Art And The Revolution

  By Jim Slaven In 1884 Aloysius O’Kelly’s Mass in a Connemara Cabin became the only painting of an Irish subject ever to be exhibited at the prestigious Paris Salon. In subsequent years it was also exhibited and well received in London and New York before vanishing at the end of the nineteenth century. The … Continue reading

International Brigades Commemoration

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James Connolly by Robert Ballagh

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