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
The James Connolly Society’s Welfare Department are delighted to unveil our new logo. Recently relaunched the Welfare Department logo signifies perfectly the JCS’ commitment to campaign for the freedom of political prisoners. December is traditionally prisoners for republicans and this year the JCS is launching a new Christmas card campaign. We want to send specially… Continue reading JCS Welfare Department Christmas Appeal
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
Wreath Laying ceremony at James Connolly’s plaque in Edinburgh’s Cowgate. Photos to follow.
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
The Czar is dead and the elections are over. The new Czar has issued a manifesto, and Bailie M’Donald is now Lord Provost. The peace of Europe is still maintained, the Nihilists are plotting in silence, and Councillor Waterston has been and gone and done it. A Tory Lord Provost rules over Liberal Edinburgh, and… Continue reading Party Politicians: Noble, Ignoble and Local