“There can be no perfect Europe in which Ireland is denied even the least of its national rights.”—James Connolly  “The cause of labour is the cause of Ireland, the cause of Ireland is the cause of labour.”—James Connolly  “We still believe that the struggle of Ireland for freedom is a part of the worldwide upward movement of the toilers of the earth.”—James Connolly  “I must say the tasks confronting the youth . . . might be summed up in a single word: learn.”—V. I. Lenin  “Present unfortunate state is entirely owing to treachery, the rich always betray the poor.”—Jemmy Hope  “Our independence must be had at all hazards. If the men of property will not support us, they must fall.”—Theobald Wolfe Tone  “Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution.”  —Marx and Engels 

Why communism?

Communism is the organisation of society on community lines. It puts ordinary people together, their needs and their interests, ahead of any one individual . . . (See more)

Connolly on socialism and nationalism

If you remove the English army tomorrow and hoist the Green Flag over Dublin Castle, unless you set about the organisation of the Socialist Republic your efforts would be in vain . . .
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Connolly on women’s liberation

What a history that would be which would tell us the history of the real women of Ireland—the women of the people . . . (See more)

Lenin on trade unions

“Trade Unions are the schools of socialism. It is in trade unions that workers educate themselves and become socialists, because under their very eyes the everyday struggle with capital is taking place.”—Karl Marx. (See more)

The great money trick

Edited extract of a chapter called “The great money trick” from the famous working-class novel The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell. (See more)