The day has passed for patching up the capitalist system; it must go. And in the work of abolishing it the Catholic and the Protestant, the Catholic and the Jew, the Catholic and the Freethinker, the Catholic and the Buddhist, the Catholic and the Mahometan will co- operate together… For, as we have said elsewhere, Socialism is neither Protestant nor Catholic, Christian nor Freethinker, Buddhist, Mahometan, nor Jew; it is only HUMAN.
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|Birth:||5th June, 1868|
|Death:||12th May, 1916|
|Profession:||Politician, Union Leader|
James Connolly was born in Cowgate, Edinburgh, Scotland. He was an Irish politician. He emigrated to Dublin in 1896 where he founded the Irish Socialist Republican Party. He left school for working life at the age of 11, but became one of the leading Marxist theorists of his day. He also took a role in Scottish and American politics. From 1903 to 1910 he lived in New York City. While in the United States, he helped to organize the Industrial Workers of the World. At Clonmel, County Tipperary, in 1912, he and James Larkin founded the Irish Labour Party. He was Larkin’s chief assistant in organizing the Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union, which conducted sympathy strikes in support of other labour disputes. He was executed by a British firing squad because of his leadership role in the Easter Rising of 1916.
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