History

James Connolly - from Anarchy #6

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JAMES CONNOLLY (1868-1916) born in Edinburgh of a Co. Monaghan father, was Commandant-General of the Dublin Division. He was a member of the Military Council and Provisional Government. He founded the Irish Socialist Republican Party in Dublin in 1896. In 1903 he emigrated to the U.S.A., but returned after seven years. With Padraic Pearse he led the main Insurgent force from Liberty Hall to the G.P.O. Severely wounded during the fighting, he was taken after the surrender to Dublin Castle. Despite his condition he was executed - sitting on a chair - on May 12th, in Kilmainham Jail.

Cork: The Land War - Winter Talks Solidarity Books

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Finbarr Dwyer of Irish history podcasts fame, a Dublin based archaeologist and member of the Workers Solidarity Movement he will speak on the subject of the Land War that saw mass mobilisation, direct action and a lot more besides.

 

The Land War 25th November 8pm - Number 5

8pm Solidarity Books 43 Douglas Street, Cork

Cork: Spanish Revolution talk given by James O'Brien

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This Tuesdays Winter Talk at Solidarity Books, 8pm! 02/11/10 Come learn about The Spanish Revolution with a talk given by James O' Brien!

Cork: Kropotkin the Anarchist Prince - Winter Talks Solidarity Books

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Winter Talks Series Solidarity Books

Number 6

Kropotkin the Anarchist Prince

Jim McLaughlin who has taught political and social geography for many years will deliver this talk on the thought of this extremely groundbreaking thinker.

8pm Solidarity Books 43 Douglas Street, Cork

Winter Talks Solidarity Books

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Winter Talks Series Solidarity Books

Number 4

Labour Militancy 1917-1923  Conor Kostick

Conor Kostick will speak on the subject of his ground breaking book, Revolution in Ireland , Popular Militancy 1917-1923. The book has been republished by Cork University Press this year.  Conor lectures in history in Trinity and is aformer editor of  Socialist Worker.

8pm Solidarity Books, 43 Douglas Street, Cork

Winter Talks Solidarity Books

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Winter Talks Series Solidarity Books Cork

Number 3

The Spainish Revolution James O'Brien

8pm Solidarity Books , 43 Douglas Street Cork

Shifu and the possibilities for Chinese Anarchism

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In July 1914, the Shanghai Association of Anarchist Communist Comrades published its statement of principles, concluding with the resolution that, "the implementation of anarchist communism depends on the strength of our party. If we wish to increase our party's strength, uniting as a whole body and advancing together is our most important task today. Wherever they are, all our comrades should unite with those who share the same purposes and establish groups in free association.” The key member of this group was a Chinese anarchist known as Shifu who was to die a mere nine months later. Although the group carried on after his death, the core concept of this paragraph was never to be implemented.

Revolutionary Experiments In Ireland 1917-1923 - Conor Kostick audio

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Connor Kostick author of Revolution in Ireland: Popular militancy 1917 to 1923 spoke at the 2010 Dublin anarchist bookfair about the wave of workplace occupations and 'soviets' as well as the general strikes that are forgotten by conventional nationalist histories of this period.


The audio is about one hour in length and was first published on indymedia.ie. 

Captain Jack White on the Easter rising

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These opinions and reactions are just a small sample of what is out there. This Easter Week, we should look at the event not just as a week long insurrection, but as an event that would ricochet on through the troubles that followed and continue to spark debate long after the last bullets whizzed through the Dublin sky.

The 1916 rising and class struggle in Ireland 1886-1923

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 Money issued by the 1919 Limerick Soviet

Articles on 1916, the War of Independence and related issues published by the WSM as well as material by other anarchists and documents from the period.

Image: Money issued by the 1919 Limerick Soviet

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