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History Will Absolve Me – Fidel Castro

On the eve of his funeral we republish part of Fidel Castro’s four hour speech ‘History Will Absolve Me’. Following the 1953 attack on the Moncada Barracks in Havana Castro defended himself in court. The speech was later distributed as a pamphlet and became the manifesto for the Movimiento 26 de Julio.  Let me tell you … Continue reading

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

July 12th: James Connolly

By James Connolly As this Saturday is the 12th of July, and as I am supposed to be writing about the North of Ireland in particular, it becomes imperative that I say something about this great and glorious festival. The Anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne is celebrated in Belfast by what is locally … Continue reading

Ardoyne Residents Reject SF/UVF Deal

Below we reproduce in full and with permission today’s statement from the Greater Ardoyne Residents Collective. Since partition and before, the Ardoyne Community has borne the brunt of naked sectarianism in our city. In every generation, our community has proudly resisted against the evil forces of the State and Loyalism that view our people as … Continue reading

James Connolly’s Last Statement

On the centenary of James Connolly’s execution we republish his last statement. The statement was given to his daughter on the eve of his execution. We would also encourage people who can to attend tonight’s vigil at 107 Cowgate, 7pm. This last statement will be read allowed at the end of the vigil at 8pm. … Continue reading

Brother Obama by Fidel Castro

  We don’t need the empire to give us anything. Our efforts will be legal and peaceful, because our commitment is to peace and fraternity among all human beings who live on this planet writes Fidel Castro. The kings of Spain brought us the conquistadores and masters, whose footprints remained in the circular land grants … Continue reading

Connolly: What Is A Free Nation

By James Connolly We are moved to ask this question because of the extraordinary confusion of thought upon the subject which prevails in this country, due principally to the pernicious and misleading newspaper garbage upon which the Irish public has been fed for the past twenty-five years. Our Irish daily newspapers have done all that … Continue reading

Connolly: Still Fighting

By James Connolly The following resolution was moved at last meeting of the Dublin Port and Docks Board: That we request the Government to take such steps as are necessary for the purpose of compelling the City of Dublin Company to resume the cross-channel traffic carried on by their steamers previous to November last; and … Continue reading

Connolly: Cannon Fodder for British Imperialism

By James Connolly The Irish Parliamentary Party, which at every stage of the Home Rule game had been outwitted and bull-dozed by Carson and the Unionists, which had surrendered every point and yielded every advantage to the skilful campaign of the aristocratic orange military clique in times of peace, behaved in equally as cowardly and … Continue reading

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