James Connolly Quote
“Such a scheme.. the betrayal of the national democracy of Industrial Ulster, would mean a carnival of reaction both North and South, would set back the wheels of progress, would destroy the oncoming unity of the Irish labour movement and paralyse all advanced movements while it lasted.”
P. Beresford Ellis (ed.), James Connolly - Selected Writings, p. 275.
“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.
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJames Connolly
Born: June 5, 1868
Died: May 12, 1916 (age 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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