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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

Police Scotland Attempts To Stop 30th Annual Connolly Commemoration ‘Will Fail’

The lengths Police Scotland will go to in order to disrupt James Connolly Society activities always amazes. In Jim’s absence (and because he could do with being cheered up) we decided to republish this JCS statement. Last week the James Connolly Society received an email from Edinburgh City Council stating that Police Scotland wanted us … Continue reading

107 Cowgate Refugee Crisis Appeal

107 Cowgate in conjunction with the James Connolly Society are holding a refugee crisis appeal. 107 Cowgate is based in Edinburgh’s Old Town, the part of the city known as Little Ireland in acknowledgement of the influx of Irish refugees and immigrants to the area historically. The JCS was founded by members of that community. … Continue reading

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

Pól O’Scanaill Speech At Connolly Commemoration

The main speech at the 2015 James Connolly Commemoration in Edinburgh was delivered by Pól O’Scanaill, National Organiser of the 1916 Societies. Video of the speech, followed by some photographs from the commemoration can be viewed here. It is a great honour for me to be asked to speak at this commemoration for one of my … 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

JCS New Year Statement

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

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.

Truly A Day Of Huge Political Significance

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

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

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