Oration at the graveside of O’Donovan Rossa, given by P.H. Pearse

Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa (September 1831 – 29 June 1915) Irish Fenian leader and prominent member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood. His life as an Irish Fenian is well documented but he is perhaps known best in death for the graveside oration given at his funeral. Oration at the graveside of O’Donovan Rossa on 1 August … Continue reading “Oration at the graveside of O’Donovan Rossa, given by P.H. Pearse”

‘Be Moderate’ verse by James Connolly.

In James Connolly’s time there were labour ‘leaders’ who recommended moderation in the workers demands … he wrote some verse … We only want the Earth Some men, faint-hearted, ever seek our programme to retouch, And will insist, when’re they speak that we demand too much. ‘Tis passing strange, yet I declare such statements cause … Continue reading “‘Be Moderate’ verse by James Connolly.”

Statement of the Campaign Against the European Constitution

Press statement: October 3, 2009 Electorate bullied into Yes vote Call cynical Labour and trade union leaders to account Resist cuts — break the Stability & Growth Pact rules The victory of the Yes campaign in the Lisbon referendum is the result of sustained bullying, threats and lies by the Government, the Opposition, the leaders … Continue reading “Statement of the Campaign Against the European Constitution”

Statement by Anthony Coughlan on the Lisbon Two referendum result

Not the will of the people, but the fear of the people, has led a majority of Irish voters to approve ratifying the Lisbon Treaty in yesterday’s re-run referendum. Ireland’s voters voted not on the content of Lisbon but on membership of the EU, on fear of political isolation if they did not say Yes … Continue reading “Statement by Anthony Coughlan on the Lisbon Two referendum result”

Beyond Vietnam – A Time to break Silence

Speech delivered on 4th April 1967 by Martin Luther King Jr. at a meeting of Clergy and Laity Concerned at Riverside Church in New York City exactly one year before he was assassinated. Martin Luther King, Jr., born on Jan. 15th 1929 and was assassinated on April 4th 1968 Here is a link to a good … Continue reading “Beyond Vietnam – A Time to break Silence”

Vietnamese Declaration of Independence – Hanoi on 2 Sept. 1945

“All men are created equal. They are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness” This immortal statement was made in the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America m 1776. In a broader sense, this means: All the peoples on the earth … Continue reading “Vietnamese Declaration of Independence – Hanoi on 2 Sept. 1945”

The Irish Flag – James Connolly

This article appeared in James Connolly’s Workers’ Republic on 8th April 1916, just weeks before the Irish Citizen Army marched out with the Irish Volunteers to declare the Irish Republic, for all of the people of Ireland. Connolly explained that: “The cause of labour is the cause of Ireland, the cause of Ireland is the cause … Continue reading “The Irish Flag – James Connolly”

‘The Sovereign People’, P.H. Pearse, Republish series 4 of 4

PREFACE This pamphlet concludes the examination of the Irish definition of freedom which I promised in Ghosts. For my part, I have no more to say. P. H. PEARSE ST. ENDA’S COLLEGE, RATHFARNHAM, 31st March, 1916 A .PDF copy of the article may be downloaded here (featured image is of James Fintan Lalor). The Sovereign People National … Continue reading “‘The Sovereign People’, P.H. Pearse, Republish series 4 of 4”

‘The Spiritual Nation’, P.H. Pearse, Republish series 3 of 4

PREFACE This Tract continues and develops the argument commenced in Ghosts, and pursued in The Separatist Idea, and should be read in connection with those Tracts (which form Nos. 10 and 11 of this series). It is not to be taken as an attempt to represent the whole of Davis’s mind or to summarise the … Continue reading “‘The Spiritual Nation’, P.H. Pearse, Republish series 3 of 4”