Connolly commemoration, Dublin, May 12

connolly_13éirígí will be marking the 97th anniversary of the execution of James Connolly, with an event at Arbour Hill on Sunday, May 12.  The event will start at 12.3o.

Since its foundation in 2006 éirígí has held events at Arbour Hill to mark the execution of Connolly and reaffirm his socialist ideas.

“This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the great Dublin Lockout, when Connolly and Larkin led the workers of Dublin in an epic battle against capitalism,” notes the party’s cathaoirleach (chairperson), Brian Leeson. “A century later, socialist republicans are still involved in that same fight in communities across Ireland.

“A lot can be learned Connolly’s writings, lessons that are as relevant today as they were at the time of their writing. That is why this year’s commemoration is so important. Not only will we honour the sacrifice of our patriot dead, we will also commit ourselves to today’s struggle against the same forces of capitalism which Connolly battled.

“I would encourage people from across Ireland to join éirígí in paying tribute to James Connolly on May 12. Join us at 12.30pm at Arbour Hill and get involved in building a strong, militant socialist republican movement that will finish the business of 1913 and 1916.”

Posted on April 29, 2013, in 21st century republicanism and socialism, éirígí, Commemorations, Economy and workers' resistance, Irish politics today, James Connolly, Jim Larkin, Public events - Ireland, Republicanism post-1900, Revolutionary figures, The road to the Easter Rising, Trade unions. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Connolly commemoration, Dublin, May 12.

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