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JCS New Year Statement 2017

‘Opportunities are for those that seize them…… the coming year may be as bright as we choose to make it’ – James Connolly, 1st January 1916. The James Connolly Society extends New Year greetings to our members, activists and supporters. We also take this opportunity to offer solidarity to communities and organisations we have worked … Continue reading

Connolly Conference 2015

This years Connolly Conference 2015 will be held in Edinburgh on Saturday 10th October. Speakers from Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland will discuss political developments in the context of James Connolly’s life and work. Tickets can be purchased online here.

Reject Imperialism. Reject The Poppy.

By Alex McGuigan A few years back, there was an article that received considerable publicity from an individual who claimed to be an Irish Republican but who also stated that they would now be wearing a British Legion poppy.  It is no-one’s right to dictate what a person can or can not wear, but we certainly … Continue reading

After Scotland’s Independence Referendum- A Socialist Republican Perspective

By Allan Armstrong A Movement-in-the-making The campaign for Scottish independence has been the largest movement for popular democracy seen in these islands since the Irish War of Independence. In terms of electoral participation it was unprecedented. Voter registration was 97% and voter turnout was 85%. The ‘Yes’ alliance faced the biggest ruling class offensive, backed … Continue reading

Connolly Conference 2014

This video was shown at the start of Saturday’s JCS Connolly Conference 2014. The conference was sold out and included speakers from Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales. Photos from the event can be viewed here. Conference report and video footage will appear on 107 Cowgate soon.

1916 Societies Back A Yes Vote In Scotland

The 1916 Societies take this opportunity to forward best wishes to the Scottish people ahead of their vote for independence and encourage all those with a vote to use that vote, to vote ‘Yes’ and vote for independence. We commend all those who have made the ‘Yes’ campaign such a positive contribution to progress, not … Continue reading

Ferguson Reflections

By David Rovics I just got back from a trip to Ferguson, and elsewhere in the St Louis area, and I thought I’d share some of the thoughts and observations I’ve had along the way. A little background seems in order, particularly for readers from other countries, who might not know. Yes, there is a … Continue reading

Neither King Nor Kaiser

Neither King Nor Kaiser campaign launched tonight at 10pm. Get you selfies taken with the #NeitherKingNorKaiser message and email them to neitherkingnornaiser@gmail.com The campaign is also on Facebook and Twitter. Get involved.

JCS Condemn Political Policing & Protest At Empire Games

Statement from the James Connolly Society Scotland. The James Connolly Society condemns the ongoing campaign of harassment and intimidation by Police Scotland against our members. Such political policing is nothing new it is however wrong and counterproductive. Over the last few days our members have again be targeted by the Met of the North. One … Continue reading

The Empire Strikes Back

This article features in the current issue of the 1916 Societies magazine. By Jim Slaven As Scotland enters the final three months of the independence referendum campaign it remains too close to call. The No campaign have been consistently ahead throughout but the gap has been steadily narrowing. It seems certain that barring some unforeseen … Continue reading

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