Ireland

Connollism – Solidarity

Connollism – Solidarity

A review in Solidarity for Workers' Power vol. 7, no. 11 of James Connolly: Selected Writings edited by P. Berresford Ellis and published by Pelican Books in 1973.

Finally a Referendum to Repeal the 8th - Organising Made this Happen

The announcement that there will be a referendum to Repeal the hated 8th amendment is the product of decades of active campaigning. Pro-choice campaigners built for repeal ever since the referendum was passed in 1983.

The general strike and Irish independence

The 1918 general strike

Interesting article by John Dorney on the syndicalist tactic of the general strike and its relationship with the struggle for Irish independence in the early 20th century.

The postal strike of 1922

Striking postal workers march, September 1922

Cathal Brennan tells the story of the postal strike of September 1922, in which the postal unions struck against pay cuts in the infancy of the Irish Free State and at the height of the Irish civil war.

‘Rough and ready work’: The Special Infantry Corps

Free State troops take prisoners

Article by John Dorney telling the story of the Special Infantry Corps, a military unit set up during the civil war of 1922-3 to suppress agrarian agitation and strikes.

Socialist View - World Socialist Party of Ireland

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Full archive of Socialist View, the publication of the World Socialist Party of Ireland, a companion party of the World Socialist Movement

Quiet Rumours An Anarcha-Feminist Reader, New Edition

This is a fascinating window into the development of the women's movement in the words of those who moved it.

IWW statements on language school organising in Dublin

Workers in Dublin's English language schools have been getting organised!

Life denied

An aggrieved North American's reflections on work and travel.

Remembering Sue Richardson

Sue Richardson, photo by Derek Spiers

An obituary for anarchist Sue Richardson, born Sarah Fenwick Owen, written by Aileen O'Carroll in 2011.