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"All changed, changed utterly": The historical significance of the Irish Revolution
Doherty, Shaun
The problem with political anniversaries is that they often focus on specific dates in the past without any recognition that they are part of a longer process. Easter Monday 1916 is an iconic date in ...
Connolly, James - Writings - Index
Connolly, James
Writings of James Connolly.
Dublin Lockout: Connexipedia Article
a major industrial dispute between approximately 20,000 workers and 300 employers which took place in Ireland's capital city of Dublin from 26 August 1913 to 18 January 1914.
Easter Rising: Connexipedia Article
An insurrection staged in Ireland during Easter Week, 1916.
The English Government and the Fenian Prisoners
Marx, Karl
On the treatment of Fenian prisoners.
Ireland and the Irish Question
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Brings together all of Marx's and Engels' writing on Ireland in one volume.
Ireland Continues to Remember 1916 and Continues to Betray It (With Some Canadian Help)
O'Brien, Aidan
Do you remember Ireland’s 1916 commemorations in late March? Do you remember the spectacle? Do you remember all those fighting words and strong images of national independence and national justice? Th...
Irish Communist Policy: Letter to Sylvia Pankhurst
Pannekoek, Anton
The belief that some foreign power, the State, may accomplish it for the workers by decrees and laws is a social-democratic belief - nay, only the most narrow-minded social democrats believe it; most ...
Irish War of Independence: Connexipedia Article
A guerrilla war mounted against the British government in Ireland by the Irish Republican Army.
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume II: The Politics of Social Classes
Draper, Hal
Draper ranges through the development of the thought of Marx and Engels on the role of classes in society.
Killing Children: From Ireland to Palestine
Murphy, Pauline
The most tragic casualty in a conflict is that of a child, the most disturbing casualty in a conflict is that of a child killed purposely. In Palestine there is a disturbingly tragic high rate of chil...
Larkin, James: Connexipedia Article
Irish trade union leader and socialist activist. (1876-1947).
The Macmillian Atlas of Irish History
Duffy, Sean (ed.)
A full-colour atlas of Irish history.
Marx at the Margins: On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies
Anderson, Kevin B.
Marx’s critique of capital was far broader than is usually supposed. To be sure, he concentrated on the labor-capital relation within Western Europe and North America. But at the same time, he expen...
Memory Against Forgetting: the Resonance of Bloody Sunday
Kernan, Mark
The museum John guards is a physical manifestation of the moral necessity of remembering that day’s cataclysmic violence. An attempt to remember the silences imposed on peoples’ experiences by time an...
More Than the Troubles: A Common Sense View of Northern Ireland
Shivers, Lynn; Bowman, David
The authors argue that religion is only one of many factors stemming from differing traditional, cultural, and historical allegiances that separate the people of Northern Ireland.
The Mother Behind the Galway Children's Mass Grave Story: 'I Want to Know Who's Down There'
Gentleman, Amelia
It was amateur historian Catherine Corless's painstaking research that brought news of the children's mass grave in Tuam to the world's attention. She tells how her search for the truth turned her lif...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 26, 2016: Forests and trees
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
For countless centuries, forests, and the trees in them, have been seen as sources of life, livelihood, and spiritual meaning. For capitalism, however, forests are sites of extraction and profit-makin...
A Terrible Beauty: Remembering Ireland's Easter Rebellion
Hallinan, Conn
It's a hundred years since some 750 men and women threw up barricades and seized key locations in downtown Dublin. They would be joined by maybe 1,000 more. In six days it would be over, the post offi...
Working Class Experience: Rethinking the History of Canadian Labour, 1800-1991
Palmer, Bryan D.
From nineteenth-century tavern life to late twentieth-century cinema, from rough canallers and the first stirrings of craft unionism to contemporary public-sector strikes, this books provides a sweepi...

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Endemic rape and abuse of Irish children in Catholic care, inquiry finds
McDonald, Henry
Beatings and humiliation by nuns and priests were common at institutions that held up to 30,000 children, Ryan report states.
Galway historian reveals truth behind 800 orphans in mass grave
O'Doherty, Cahir
There is a growing international scandal around the history of The Home, a grim 1840's workhouse in Tuam in Galway built on seven acres that was taken over in 1925 by the Bon Secours sisters, who turn...
Great Famine (Ireland)
Wikipedia article
The Great Famine or the Great Hunger was a period of mass starvation, disease, and emigration in Ireland between 1845 and 1849. It is sometimes referred to, mostly outside Ireland, as the Irish Potato...
The Irish Slaves: What They Will Never, Ever Tell You in History Class or Anywhere Else
The first slaves imported into the American colonies were 100 White children. They arrived during Easter, 1619, four months before the arrival of a the first shipment of Black slaves. Mainstream histo...
Maps of Britain and Ireland's ancient tribes, kingdoms and dna
Rimmer, Sandra
Looks into the various territories and DNA evidence in Britan and Ireland and analyzes maps of these territories.
Slavery in Britain and Ireland
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Slavery in Britain and Ireland dated from before Roman occupation. Chattel slavery virtually disappeared after the Norman Conquest. It was finally abolished by the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 (which ma...
The unrecognised truth behind that 'spontaneous' Belfast riot
Violence was planned by manipulative, self-interested individuals
McDonald, Henry
An analysis of sectarian violence in Belfast between the loyalists and republicans and the international media coverage of this violence, which often frames it as political.