The James Connolly Society Welfare Department will again be sending solidarity cards to political prisoners throughout the world this Christmas. Last year we sent out over 2000 cards to political prisoners. Each A5 card is inscribed with the message: Revolutionary Greetings from the James Connolly Society. The 2020 JCS Christmas appeal aims to highlight the plight of… Continue reading JCS International Political Prisoner Appeal 2020
Last week the James Connolly Society received an email from Edinburgh City Council stating that Police Scotland wanted us to move our 30th annual James Connolly commemoration because they were organising a flute band parade with the Glasgow Celtic Commemorative Committee and the West of Scotland Flute Bands Association on the same day. Of course… Continue reading Police Scotland Attempts To Stop 30th Annual Connolly Commemoration ‘Will Fail’
This years Connolly Conference takes place in Edinburgh on Saturday 10th October. This is a great opportunity for political activists to come together to discuss strategy and debate events. This year we have sessions on: Ireland 100 years after the Rising Connolly’s legacy in Scotland And special guest Dave Douglass (National Union of Mineworkers) speaking… Continue reading Connolly Conference 2015
The 29th annual James Connolly commemoration will be held in Edinburgh’s Cowgate on Saturday 6th June at 1pm. This event is held on the same weekend (the nearest Saturday to Connolly’s birth in the city) every year. The commemoration takes the form of a wreath laying ceremony with non-party political speakers and live music. The… Continue reading JCS Statement on 29th Annual James Connolly Commemoration
The 2013 James Connolly Commemoration held on June 8th at Connolly’s birthplace in Edinburgh. Organised by The James Connolly Society Scotland and the 1916 Societies.
Happy Birthday James Connolly. There can be no better day to launch our Let Us Rise Social History Project than on Connolly’s birthday. Our social history project, Let Us Rise, aims to raise awareness and advance understanding of the history of Edinburgh’s Little Ireland and the place of the James Connolly Society within that community.… Continue reading Happy Birthday James Connolly
On Saturday 30th March about 2000 people marched through Edinburgh in opposition to the Bedroom Tax. As always the James Connolly Society were there. Ensuring the socialist republican politics of James Connolly are central to political life in Scotland and that Connolly is commemorated everyday through the JCS’ involvement in working class politics. … Continue reading JCS On Anti-Bedroom Tax March
The James Connolly Society Scotland are now formally affiliated with the 1916 Societies. This decision was taken after the most extensive members consultation in JCS history. Our affiliation has now been ratified by the 1916 Societies Officer Board and Coiste. The James Connolly Society looks forward to playing a full and positive part in the continued… Continue reading JCS Affiliates With 1916 Societies
Statement issued by JCS committee on death of Dolours Price The James Connolly Society is sad to hear of the death of Dolours Price. A committed republican Dolours Price sacrificed much in the struggle for national liberation. During her imprisonment Dolours Price endured a hunger strike which involved over 200 days of force feeding by… Continue reading Death of Dolours Price
Happy New year to all James Connolly Society members and supporters. The JCS would like to take this opportunity to thank our activists for all their hard work over the past year. We also appreciate the spirit of comradeship shown during the various strategy discussions which took place over the past year and our recent… Continue reading Join The JCS for 2013
Thank you to everyone who supported the JCS Welfare Departments Christmas appeal. With the support of our members over 300 political prisoners in 8 different countries were sent specially designed Christmas cards. The JCS would like to wish our members a merry Christmas and a happy New Year and urge everyone visiting our website to… Continue reading Remember Political Prisoners This Christmas
By Jim Slaven The deal between Alex Salmond and David Cameron on the arrangements for the 2014 constitutional referendum has been widely welcomed. Most commentators have focussed on process issues such as timing, number of questions or votes for sixteen and seventeen year olds but there was also a substantial political battle being waged in the… Continue reading Ireland And The Broader Implications Of Scotlands 2014 Referendum
A selection of photos from yesterday’s emergency national demonstration in support of the residents of Gaza which was held in Edinburgh are now on the James Connolly Society’s Facebook page.
Saturday 17th November Assemble 12noon at Bute House First Minister’s Residence Charlotte Square 12.30pm – March to Scottish Parliament Called by: We are All Hana Shalabi student network & Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign Supported by: Friends of Al Aqsa (Scotland) Edinburgh Uni Students for Justice in Palestine Glasgow Uni Palestine Society Strathclyde Uni Students for Justice in Palestine… Continue reading Emergency Demo For Gaza
This article first appeared at 107 Cowgate. By Ciarán MacAirt There are shining lights for campaigning families that stand as testimony to the courage, industry and will of ordinary people even when pitched against the State and its forces. The Bloody Sunday families and the family of Stephen Lawrence are paradigms. So too are the families of… Continue reading Right Is Might
More photos are available at our Facebook page.
1916 Societies National Draw tickets are now available in Scotland. Tickets can be purchased from JCS members throughout Scotland and online below. Tickets are £5 each or three for £10 1st Prize £500 2nd Prize £250 3rd Prize £250 Draw will be made on November 15th 2015. One Ticket- £5 Three Tickets- £10
The James Connolly Society Welfare Department will again be sending solidarity cards to political prisoners throughout the world this Christmas. In 2012 we sent out over 1000 cards to political prisoners in many countries including Ireland, the United States, the Basque Country, Palestine. Each A5 card is inscribed with the message: Revolutionary Greetings from the… Continue reading JCS 2014 Christmas Appeal For Political Prisoners
The James Connolly Society Welfare Department will again be sending solidarity cards to political prisoners throughout the world this Christmas. In 2012 we sent out over 1000 cards to political prisoners in many countries including Ireland, the United States, the Basque Country, Palestine. Each A5 card is inscribed with the message: Revolutionary Greetings from the… Continue reading JCS Christmas Appeal For Political Prisoners
Some images from the Connolly Cycle Challenge 2013. Well done to everyone who participated in the cycle on the wettest day of the year! Thank you to all the support workers and everyone who sponsored the cyclists. The Connolly Cycle Challenge is just one of the commemorative events the James Connolly Society Scotland and the… Continue reading Connolly Cycle Challenge 2013- Photos