At this Easter time the Irish Republican Socialist Committees of North America pay respect to the spirit of 1916, and in particular the contribution of the Irish Citizen Army and the distinct republican socialist tradition.
Despite the constant lies and slander from the desperate lackeys of the bosses who have tried to convince the world that the Rising was sectarian or simply mad, the Easter Rising remains an inspiration to all freedom-loving exploited people. It is a fitting time to remember our comrades who gave their lives for a Workers’ Republic.
We recognize the Irish Republican Socialist Party as the inheritor of Ireland’s incorruptible tradition of working class anti-imperialism and true human liberation. We are honored to continue supporting the IRSP and Teach Na Failte, and representing them in North America. We salute the hard work of our comrades who daily build the party in the footsteps of Connolly and Costello. We recognize the courage of the Irish National Liberation Army in continuing their stance and when necessary being ready to defend the working class.
We also note with pride the excellent work done by the IRSP’s youth section in advancing republican socialist and youth politics. The Republican Socialist Youth Movement continues to represent the working class republican socialist tradition throughout Ireland.
We take this opportunity to send our greetings to the republican socialist prisoners of war. They, like our martyred fallen comrades, remain an ever-present inspiration to us in our efforts. We likewise send greetings to all those in Ireland and around the world imprisoned for wanting to live in a better world.
The IRSCNA would like to recognize the hard work and commitment of our friends in the Irish Freedom Committee and look forward to coming together with them yet again to commemorate the hunger strikers of 1981.
We are living in a time of extended and unresolvable crises. A collapse in which the failure of the Good Friday Agreement and St. Andrews accords are obvious. No longer are the bosses’ agreements serving to cover the divisions and fault lines in the Occupied Six Counties. As long as Britain remains, there will be no peace in Ireland, and no genuinely democratic settlement is possible.
The IRSCNA is proud to report that we are now larger and more active in North America than we have been in years. We continue to proudly serve the IRSP and stand for the Workers’ Republic.