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Police Scotland Attempts To Stop 30th Annual Connolly Commemoration ‘Will Fail’

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’

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2015 International Political Prisoners Christmas Appeal

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 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 James… Continue reading 2015 International Political Prisoners Christmas Appeal

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JCS Statement on 29th Annual James Connolly Commemoration

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

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Happy Birthday James Connolly

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

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Connolly Cycle Challenge 2013- Photos

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

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JCS On Anti-Bedroom Tax March

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

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Remember Political Prisoners This Christmas

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

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JCS Welfare Department Christmas Appeal

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

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Dublin Campaign For James Connolly Bridge

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