The Relevance of James Connolly Today

James Connolly

James Connolly

Although James Connolly was murdered by the British Empire more than a hundred years ago his analysis of the situation in Ireland then is still valid today.

The Teachings of James Connolly

The Teachings of James Connolly

 

 

 

Connolly was a Marxist Socialist. This truth is at the heart of his life’s work; without it his struggles and sacrifice cannot be understood.

 

 

 

James Connolly and Irish Freedom

James Connolly and Irish Freedom

 

 

When James Connolly, Marxian Socialist and Commander-in-Chief of the Irish revolutionary army of Easter Week, 1916, was awaiting his doom at the hands of a British firing squad, his last words spoken to his daughter Nora, expressed a fear that his comrades would not understand this action. And few of them did.

 

 

The Relevance of James Connolly in Ireland To-day

The Relevance of James Connolly in Ireland To-day

 

 

If we believe that working class struggle for better conditions within the society in which we live must, to achieve a worthwhile result, be pushed ahead to the overthrow of the social system that rests on the exploitation of the working classes, and to the organisation of society on a socialist basis instead then we can consider the question of the relevance of Connolly’s teaching to the tactics of today.

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