James Connolly Quote
“Yes, friends, governments in capitalist society are but committees of the rich to manage the affairs of the capitalist class.”
Irish Worker (socialist newspaper) 29 August, 1915. Reprinted in P. Beresford Ellis (ed.), James Connolly - Selected Writings, p. 248.
“Those who live by the sword shall perish by the sword' say the Scriptures, and it may well be that in the progress of events the working class of Ireland may be called upon to face the stern necessity of taking the sword (or rifle) against the capitalist class...”
The Worker (socialist newspaper) 30 January, 1915. Reprinted in P. Beresford Ellis (ed.), James Connolly - Selected Writings, p. 210.
“The worker is the slave of capitalist society, the female worker is the slave of that slave.”
The re-conquest of Ireland (1915 edition)
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJames Connolly
Born: June 5, 1868
Died: May 12, 1916 (aged 47)
Bio: James Connolly was an Irish republican and socialist leader. He was born in the Cowgate area of Edinburgh, Scotland, to Irish immigrant parents and spoke with a Scottish accent throughout his life. He left school for working life at the age of 11, but became one of the leading Marxist theorists of his day. He also took a role in Scottish and American politics.
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