There was a distinctly international theme to today’s Irish Republican Socialist Party information stall in Belfast City Centre! Comrades from our sister organisations, IRSP-Alba and the Irish Republican Socialist Committees of North America, all put their shoulders to the proverbial ploughshare to help disseminate, as James Connolly described it, the revolutionary ‘divine gospel of discontent’ of Republican Socialism to the Belfast public.
No doubt, as we all march proudly together on the anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising, behind the symbiotic symbols of Irish national liberation and international Socialism, the Starry Plough and the red flag, Connolly’s defiant words will have a special resonance:
“If you strike at, imprison, or kill us, out of
our prisons or graves we will still evoke a
spirit that will thwart you, and perhaps,
raise a force that will destroy you! We
defy you! Do your worst”
Saoirse go deo!