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.
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 Welfare Department will be sending political prisoners a specially printed solidarity greeting card this Christmas. You can help us by making a donation to cover the cost of envelopes and stamps. You can also purchase JCS greetings cards. Below is list of political prisoners who we would ask people to send… Continue reading Political Prisoners Christmas Card List
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
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