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
More photos are available at our Facebook page.
The James Connolly Society is today launching a campaign in support of an all Ireland constitutional referendum in Ireland to be held in 2016. This referendum, initiated in Ireland by the 1916 Societies, would resolve the democratic deficit which currently exists due to the British state’s continued occupation of the six counties. Wales held a… Continue reading Free The People- Let Them Have Their Say
Great news that there is a campaign in Dublin to have a new bridge spanning the Liffey named after James Connolly. The James Connolly Society supports this campaign. Here in Edinburgh the JCS continue to work in support of permanent memorials to Connolly the city of his birth. We are still campaigning for a pathway… Continue reading Dublin Campaign For James Connolly Bridge
The James Connolly Society is supporting Benat Atorrasagasti, a Basque political prisoner currently being held in Saughton Prison in Edinburgh. Benat has lived openly in Scotland for many years and is now facing European extradition warrants from Spain and France. The JCS have been involved in solidarity work with the Basque Country for many years. In… Continue reading JCS Supports Basque Political Prisoner in Scotland
The James Connolly Society has received various requests for interviews and quotes regarding recent events. Our position is outlined in the following article which appeared first on 107 Cowgate. On Meeting Monarchy by Jim Slaven
Here it is a piece of social history, the best song ever written and the James Connolly Society’s anthem The Footsteps Of The Young James Connolly. This song was written by Gerry Mulvenna during his time living in Edinburgh as a student in the late eighties. Edinburgh based folk duo Patsy Mack, Bobby Nicholson and… Continue reading The Footsteps Of The Young James Connolly