The 35th Annual James Connolly Commemoration will be held online due to Covid restrictions in Scotland. The event will take place on James Connolly’s birthday, Saturday 5th June at 2pm, and be streamed exclusively on 107 Cowgate YouTube Channel. Subscribe to the channel to be kept updated on all developments. More details will be announced… Continue reading 35th Annual Connolly Commemoration To Be Online
The James Connolly Society is an independent working class organisation. We are not affiliated to any political party. The JCS will not be supporting or endorsing, in any way, any political party or candidates in the forthcoming Scottish Parliament election. The James Connolly Society are currently celebrating our 35th anniversary and remain focused on our… Continue reading Election 2021
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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
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
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.
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 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