Tag Archives: James Connolly

“Kilmichael’s road, what worth?” – The usurpation of our revolutionary past

“Barry’s dead, does no-one hear? 
Kilmichael’s road — what worth? While Irishmen wear rusty chains that beseth them from their birth.” – Bobby Sands, The Sleeping Rose Irish Republicanism is at one of its most factionalised states in its history, arguably … Continue reading

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Up The Republic!

“It is a fallacy to believe that a Republic of any kind can be won through the shackled Free State. You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. The Free State is British created and serves British … Continue reading

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Solidarity to the striking LUAS workers!

From all at Rebel City Writers, we wish to send our unwavering solidarity and support to the LUAS drivers that are currently engaging in a 48 hour work stoppage, which commenced at 4am this morning. The decision to take industrial action, … Continue reading

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1916 – Unfinished Business

The idea that 1916 was a simple blood sacrifice or a romantic and spontaneous uprising by a group of fanatics will be parroted out to no end in the coming months. It doesn’t help that this is a revisionist myth. … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Spirit

After such dizzying highs based on artificial gains, the new lows brought on the Irish people have stunned, shocked and angered many. A long forgotten spirit has begun to return to the hearts and minds of people around Ireland, the … Continue reading

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The n*****s of Europe?

Note: I am fully aware that my use of a certain word in this article might be construed by some as offensive, so to those that are truly offended by the word I apologise and ask you to please consider … Continue reading

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Work Must Pay – direct action campaign against exploitation of workers

WorkMustPay is a campaign of young trade unionists and political activists against the JobBridge internship racket. JobBridge is a state scheme which forces young workers to work for periods of 6-9 months with only 50 euro extra on top of … Continue reading

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Rebel Lives: Seán Murray – Marxist-Leninist and Irish Socialist Republican

Seán Byers’ book caught my eye in Easons in Cork City. It was quite appropriate that a book dealing with the first General Secretary of the Communist Party of Ireland would be selling in one of the city’s main bookshops … Continue reading

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Socialism: What is it and why do we need it?

  The following is one young Rebels ideas of what socialism is and how it would best suit us here in Ireland. Socialism is a system whereby the means of production, distribution and exchange are publicly owned and used for … Continue reading

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Rebel Lives: Staff Captain Joe McCann – Revolutionary Socialist Republican

The above image has become one of the most iconic images of the conflict in the north-east of Ireland, not only for what the photo itself captures, but also the story behind it. A guerilla fighter crouched beneath the Starry … Continue reading

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