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The 2013 James Connolly Commemoration Video

The 27th annual James Connolly Commemoration was organised by the James Connolly Society Scotland and the 1916 Societies.

Obama As Cover for U.S. Perpetual War, Austerity, and Racism

By Larry Pinkney “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.  “Hide nothing from the masses of our people. Tell no lies. Expose lies whenever they are told. Mask no difficulties, mistakes, failures. Claim no easy victories.” –Amilcar Cabral The narrative … Continue reading


By Tom Hayden President Hugo Chavez was a man in a hurry to change his country, his region and the world. Perhaps he knew he would die at a youthful age, but I believe it was because he recognized that time was always standing still for the poor. He wanted the blind to see, the … Continue reading

Independence: Should We Stay Or Should We Go

This article, by 107 Cowgate’s Jim Slaven, first appeared at Tal Fanzine. The referendum campaign in Scotland is well under way and almost all politics is dominated by the 2014 vote. Every political statement and decision is viewed through the prism of the constitutional debate. For Irish republicans in Scotland our position on the referendum … Continue reading

James Connolly – A Working Class Hero

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

Serious Political Activism Is A Lifelong Endeavor

By Larry Pinkney “Each generation must discover its mission, fulfill it or betray it, in relative opacity.”—Frantz Fanon Serious political activism, like history itself, is both ongoing and dialectical in breadth, depth, and scope. It cannot be worn and then conveniently removed like a pair of gloves. Whether it is acknowledged or not, every generation … Continue reading

The Need For A Sustained People’s Consciousness Movement

By Larry Pinkney “The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.”—Steve Biko Today, more than at any period in recent history, there is a need for a genuine Everyday People’s Consciousness Movement in the United States. This movement must embrace people of goodwill of all colors, and … Continue reading

The Emperors Gift: Guantanamo, Drone Missiles, Afghanistan and the NDAA

By Larry Pinkney “Killing one person is MURDER – Killing 100,000 is FOREIGN POLICY” – Anonymous “I believe that there will ultimately be a clash between the oppressed and those who do the oppressing. I believe that there will be a clash between those who want freedom, justice and equality for everyone and those who … Continue reading

The Flag Riots

By Jim Slaven The unionist protests across the Six Counties over the decision of Belfast City Council to reduce the number of days the union flag is flown over City Hall are now in their second month. The most serious trouble has centred on parts of Belfast where the UVF have been orchestrating a campaign … Continue reading

The Policing You Don’t See

The problem of the lack of transparency and accountability in policing structures is not one confined to Ireland. In Scotland the SNP Government are introducing a single police force which will become a Met of the North. This report from Committee For Administration Of Justice confirming the ongoing role of MI5 and political policing in the occupied Six … Continue reading

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