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Handbill. "Mass Meeting of Irish and Other Workers of Battersea to Commemorate the Sacrifice of Jim Connolly during the Historical Struggle of Easter Week, 1916", 1929

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 6
Identifier: EPH 5027-6

Scope and Contents

The handbill is an advertisement for an event organized by the Battersea Trades Council and Labour party (disaffiliatated), scheduled for Wednesday, April 3, 1929. Speakers include S. Saklatvala, M.P., George O'Leary, and Mrs. Emil Burns. The texts of three songs for community singing are included: "Red Flag", "Internationale", and "Irish Soldiers' Song". The second page has a statement on religious freedom, to "Catholic Citizens from the Members of the Irish Delegation to Russia in 1927." James Connolly (1868-1916), a leader of the Easter Rising, grew up in Britain and became a socialist activist in Ireland in the 1890s, forming the Irish Socialist Republican Party (IRSP) and becoming a leading union organizer and writer. He spent some time in the U.S. where he was involved in the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Back in Ireland he became editor of the Irish Worker and commander of the Irish Citizen Army. He led his Citizen Army comrades to join forces with the Volunteers in the Easter Rising, fighting in Dublin's GPO, and was sentenced to death and executed on May 12, 1916.


  • 1929

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