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
Republican Political Prisoners, Roe 4, Maghaberry Jail, wish to highlight and condemn the recent politically motivated arrests of 5 Republican Prisoners who were taken from the Republican landings to Antrim barracks on Wednesday 18th March. These men have been questioned and reports sent to the PPS by the PSNI regarding alleged threats made against jailers … Continue reading
The James Connolly Society extends New Year greetings to all our members, activists and supporters. We also offer our solidarity to political prisoners and organisations we have worked in partnership with during the last twelve months. 2014 was a remarkable year for the JCS. A year full of activity, political development and sustained increase in our … Continue reading
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.
By Plunkett Nugent This is a day of huge political significance as Scotland goes to the polls, a day which may well bring the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to an end. Whatever the result, this binding exercise in national self-determination is in itself an outright triumph for those who have brought … Continue reading
Who are the 1916 Societies? The 1916 Societies are an emerging political, cultural and historical movement in Ireland founded in 2009 to oppose the further running down of the republican struggle, with the specific remit of securing the legacy of those who gave their lives in the cause of Irish freedom and ensuring the … Continue reading
Statement From 1916 Societies 20 years on from the momentous events of August 1994 and the historic IRA ceasefire of that time, movement towards the reunification of Ireland has been sparse on the ground with Irish Unity arguably as far away as ever. Promises of a new and final phase of struggle to secure British … Continue reading
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
Last weekend a Belfast republican was detained after arriving at Glasgow Airport and subjected to a series of threats and harassment at the hands of two men who identified themselves as being from the ‘Security Services’. Speaking exclusively to 107 Cowgate he told how after his flight from Belfast landed he was initially detained by … Continue reading
In 1970 John Lennon gave an interview to Tariq Ali and Robin Blackburn of the International Marxist Group. A partial account of this interview appeared in the paper Red Mole. Now a tape recording of the interview has been put online.