James Connolly was proud to raise the Green Flag of Ireland.

It is neither Social Class nor Philosophy, but Democracy that is the issue today Let’s make our own analysis of today’s conditions, to create a decent future is something we must do for ourselves. James Connolly made a unique and original contribution to our history. He revealed more on the fundamental truth previously highlighted, in … Continue reading “James Connolly was proud to raise the Green Flag of Ireland.”

A MODEST PROPOSAL – Jonathan Swift

Published in 1729, learn about this work of satire on Wiki. For preventing the children of poor people in Ireland, from being a burden on their parents or country, and for making them beneficial to the publick. by Dr. Jonathan Swift It is a melancholy object to those, who walk through this great town, or travel … Continue reading “A MODEST PROPOSAL – Jonathan Swift”

Someone has said that we need to fight for socialism?

In our opinion, neither ‘Socialism’, nor any other ‘ism’, can be the basis for building a united democratic movement of the people. It is good that we all have our own policy preferences … but democracy requires us to accept that it is the right of the citizens to determine the policy of our state. … Continue reading “Someone has said that we need to fight for socialism?”

An Chomhdháil Phobail | The People’s Convention

Your assistance is needed in getting a new initiative off the ground. We are pleased to pass on the following information: The new An Chomhdháil Phobail / The Peoples Convention (CPPC) will be announced on Saturday 27th November next – the ICTU demonstration in Dublin will be used to leaflet the public, a web site will … Continue reading “An Chomhdháil Phobail | The People’s Convention”

Who had the largest ever republican funeral in Cork?

Tadhg Barry was a patriot and a great friend and advocate of the working class. A very interesting lecture was delivered last Tuesday evening at the Solidarity Bookshopon Douglas Street, Cork.  It was given by Dr. Donal O’Drisceoil, lecturer in history at UCC and editor of the Saothar Journal of Irish Labour History; he was also historical … Continue reading “Who had the largest ever republican funeral in Cork?”

Stefan Adami from Slovakia is dead – shame on our state!

Firstly, our condolence to the wife and family of Stefan on their tragic loss, may he rest in peace. I was driving on Wednesday when this shocking story hit the news on Live Line; I had a lump in my troath for several hours thinking about it. How can an ordinary decent man who came … Continue reading “Stefan Adami from Slovakia is dead – shame on our state!”

What are the most revolutionary ideas today?

  A reader on our Facebook page has contributed a posting which from start to end states: “IRA”. Others in the ‘left wing’ have commented to us in a similar way; about the need for revolution. We offer the following comment which might be of some interest.     Who are the revolutionaries? Traditionally they are … Continue reading “What are the most revolutionary ideas today?”

Dedicated to the cause of the majority…

thefuture Initiative is dedicated to the future … to new thinking, to finding answers and to problem solving. It is dedicated to the great majority, always down-trodden in our society. This site is dedicated to the families left in negative equity, those robbed or disposessed by the plunder of ‘Celtic Tigers’; to young people worried … Continue reading “Dedicated to the cause of the majority…”

‘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.”

What should the working class demand in the face of this economic crisis?

Download a .PDF image of the published A4 leaflet here… Cutbacks.pdf (includes additional items) The original publication included the words of ’Be Moderate’/’We only want the Earth’ by James Connolly, they are available here. First thing is to demand a solution which serves the people’s interests, and then, those with responsibility must be called to account for … Continue reading “What should the working class demand in the face of this economic crisis?”