Ireland’s Easter Rising centenary to be marked in London

In 1916 Irish nationalists and revolutionary workers launched an insurrection against British imperialism. This was the beginning of twenty years of revolution across Europe and a struggle which left Ireland partitioned into a colonial and a neo-colonial state a few years later.

Bernadette McAliskey
Bernadette McAliskey

Socialist Resistance and Pluto Books are hosting this public event which is both a commemoration of an important moment in Irish working class history and an opportunity to examine the Rising’s legacy and ongoing significance. Download the flyer here.

Bernadette McAliskey, an anti-imperialist and socialist activist who has been involved in radical politics since 1968, will be drawing out the lessons of the Rising for modern Irish and European struggles.

Geoff Bell, author of the new book Hesitant Comrades: The Irish Revolution and the British Labour Movement will offer his perspective on this less than straightforward relationship.

It’s happening on Monday 7 March at 7pm in Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8EP. Nearest tube stations: Tottenham Court Road, Holborn, Covent Garden, Leicester Square.

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Registration essential here at Eventbrite.
Entrance: £5 waged, £2 unwaged, payable on the door.

For more information e mail or visit the Facebook page here.

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