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    100 years Anniversary Of James Connolly Execution.

    James Connolly Will Never Be Forgotten.


    If you remove the English Army tomorrow and hoist the green flag over Dublin Castle., unless you set about the organization of the Socialist Republic your efforts will be in vain. England will still rule you. She would rule you through her capitalists, through her landlords, through her financiers, through the whole array of commercial and individualist institutions she has planted in this country and watered with the tears of our mothers and the blood of our martyrs

    James Connolly



    James Connolly
    1868-1916


    James Connolly was a revolutionary socialist, a trade union leader and a political theorist. His execution by firing squad after the Easter Rising, supported by a chair because of his wounds, significantly contributed to the mood of bitterness in Ireland
    Connolly was born in Edinburgh, the son of Irish parents. Like Larkin, he was brought up in poverty, largely self-educated, attracted into politics by the labour movement and drawn through it to Ireland. In 1896, he was invited to become paid organiser of the Dublin Socialist Society. By the time he emigrated to the US in 1903 his ideas had developed, fusing together both his socialist and nationalist principles. When he returned to Ireland in 1910 he found the Irish political environment more receptive. Connolly rose to prominence during the Dublin Lockout in 1913 and in October 1914, after Larkin’s departure for America, became General Secretary of the Irish Transport and General Workers` Union and commander of the Irish Citizen Army (ICA). Liberty Hall was the headquarters of both and this became his power base. He welded the ICA into a potent force and potential weapon for his own use. Though small, just 220 members in 1912, it was well disciplined and trained and ideologically united; its goal was an independent Irish republic.

    With the outbreak of war, Connolly became increasingly committed to fomenting an insurrection against British rule in Ireland; he had gradually changed from labour organiser and agitator into military commandant and theorist. In mid-January 1916 he reached agreement with the Irish Republican Brotherhood Military Council to co-operate in an insurrection the following Easter. He joined the Council, and on the day before the Rising its members appointed him vice-president of the Irish Republic and Commandant-General, Dublin Division, Irish Army.

    Connolly proved himself to be the most effective and inspirational of the rebel leaders during the insurrection. On Easter Monday, 24th April, he led the Headquarters Battalion from Liberty Hall to the General Post Office and commanded military operations there throughout the week – supervising the construction of defences, determining and adjusting strategy, summoning reinforcements and deciding on the disposition of his forces. That only nine volunteers in the post office garrison died during the fighting is testimony to his talents. He himself took constant risks with his own safety but even after being severely wounded on 27th April, he remained, as Patrick Pearse said, "still the guiding brain of our resistance".

    At noon on Saturday 29th April, Connolly supported the majority view of the leaders that they should surrender as he ‘could not bear to see his brave boys burnt to death’. His expectation was that the Rising`s organisers would be shot and the rest set free. Under military escort, Connolly was carried to the Red Cross hospital at Dublin Castle where hours later he signed Pearse`s surrender order on behalf of the Irish Citizen Army. He was court-martialled there, propped up in his bed, on 9th May. At his trial he read a brief hand-written statement which stated that: ‘The cause of Irish freedom is safe … as long as … Irishmen are ready to die endeavouring to win [it]’. His execution took place at Kilmainham Gaol after dawn on 12th May – he was the last of the rebel leaders to face the firing squad.

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    A Martyr for sure .

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    The finest trade unionist Scotland ever produced and a good Hibs fan as well

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    I can't understand all the fuss. He would have died by now anyway, it's not as though he would still be spouting vitriol, is it ? The only good nationalist is a dead one and the British did him a favour. If he hadn't been shot, nobody would have had a feckking clue who he was.

    On a more serious note - nationalism has caused the deaths of millions of innocent people.

    In Wales we have a wonderful story of hope for mankind.


    BBC News - Inquiry call on bomb deaths before prince's investiture

    Jones and Taylor are not regarded as heroes in Wales. They were scumbags who were prepard to kill innocent men, women and children.

    I do not wish to read nationalist propaganda on this forum.

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    Only black martyrs are allowed to be remembered, only blacks suffered, Irish are white and privileged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by can123
    On a more serious note - nationalism has caused the deaths of millions of innocent people.
    He wasn't a nationalist. That's the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by can123
    On a more serious note - nationalism has caused the deaths of millions of innocent people.
    He wasn't a nationalist. That's the point.

    He was. Now, please ask somebody to put you back in your box so that sensible debate may follow.

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    Who's your hero Arthur Scargill ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by can123 View Post

    I do not wish to read nationalist propaganda on this forum.
    Well stop reading then you clown.

    Once you get your own forum you can dictate the content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by can123 View Post
    I can't understand all the fuss. He would have died by now anyway, it's not as though he would still be spouting vitriol, is it ? The only good nationalist is a dead one and the British did him a favour. If he hadn't been shot, nobody would have had a feckking clue who he was.

    On a more serious note - nationalism has caused the deaths of millions of innocent people.

    In Wales we have a wonderful story of hope for mankind.


    BBC News - Inquiry call on bomb deaths before prince's investiture

    Jones and Taylor are not regarded as heroes in Wales. They were scumbags who were prepard to kill innocent men, women and children.

    I do not wish to read nationalist propaganda on this forum.
    Queen lays wreath in honor of leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising

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    The Queen of England has laid a wreath in honor of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising at Dublin’s Garden of Remembrance.

    Just hours after she landed at Casement Aerodrome, the British monarch visited the monument to those who led Ireland’s rebellion against English rule.

    The hugely significant gesture came against a backdrop of unprecedented security measures in the Irish capital.

    The British and Irish national anthems were played by the Army Band and a minute’s silence was observed in memory of those who fought and died for Irish freedom.

    Accompanied by her husband Prince Phillip and Irish President Mary McAleese, the Queen was dignified and respectful through the 20 minutes she spent at the Garden, built in 1966 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1916 Rising.

    Justice Minister Alan Shatter and former Irish Prime Ministers Bertie Ahern and Albert Reynolds were present in the Garden of Remembrance.

    The Queen left the Garden of Remembrance to visit Trinity College where she will receive a private tour of the Long Hall and view the Book of Kells.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by can123 View Post

    I do not wish to read nationalist propaganda on this forum.
    Well stop reading then you clown.

    Once you get your own forum you can dictate the content.

    Learn to read, Dopey ! I said I did not wish to read something. I did not seek to deny others the right to post whatever they wish however nonsensical their scribblings may be. Who's the clown now, Monkeyface ?

    And, don't you just hate it when some pople are abusive ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes
    The British and Irish national anthems were played by the Army Band and a minute’s silence was observed in memory of those who fought and died for Irish freedom.
    Please let me know when the Irish get their freedom. How many more murders will it take ?

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    The Ballot Box Has Spoken , Brits Out ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by can123 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by can123 View Post

    I do not wish to read nationalist propaganda on this forum.
    Well stop reading then you clown.

    Once you get your own forum you can dictate the content.

    Learn to read, Dopey ! I said I did not wish to read something. I did not seek to deny others the right to post whatever they wish however nonsensical their scribblings may be. Who's the clown now, Monkeyface ?

    And, don't you just hate it when some pople are abusive ?
    What a strange person!

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    can123 was a blackleg coal miner chased out of the valleys ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b
    What a strange person!
    I am just too sophisticated for you. I make total sense but you, in particular, really need to use all your brain to understand what I write.

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    Quote Originally Posted by can123
    died for Irish freedom.
    free of the brits.

    Quote Originally Posted by can123
    Please let me know when the Irish get their freedom.
    or the english,the scots, the americans, germans, greeks,

    freedom to obey the laws or lose that freedom in jail.

    I'm forever blowing bubbles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy the kid
    I'm forever blowing bubbles.
    Just take care about where you blow them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes View Post
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    can123 was a blackleg coal miner chased out of the valleys ,
    can123 you have not replied to this comment , I personally think you are the lowest of the lowest a blackleg coal miner who was chased out of the valleys a piece of SHIT you cnut ,

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    Topping one of those pikey terrorists is certainly something worth celebrating.

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    I agree completely. It's a time for celebration when a man who is willing to kill indiscriminately is moved on. They are just evil murderers, nothing better. A disgrace to their own nation and to mankind.

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    Blackleg this colour suits you ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes View Post
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    can123 was a blackleg coal miner chased out of the valleys ,
    can123 you have not replied to this comment , I personally think you are the lowest of the lowest a blackleg coal miner who was chased out of the valleys a piece of SHIT you cnut ,
    I am proud to say that both my grandfathers were coal miners who worked hard. They cared so much for their families that they ensured their children and grandchildren were well educated and would never need to work in a coalmine.

    It's a shame your grandfathers didn't allow you to be educated.

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