“As back through the glen I rode again And my heart with me fell sore For I parted then with valiant men Whom I never shall see ‘more But to and fro in my dreams I go And I kneel and pray for you For slavery fled a glorious dead When you fell in the […]
The first Dungannon Convention of the Ulster Volunteers on February 15, 1782 calls for an independent Irish parliament. This is the parliament that Henry Grattan also campaigns for and later becomes known as “Grattan’s parliament.” The Irish Volunteers are a part-time military force whose original purpose is to guard against invasion and to preserve law […] […]
By Gavin O’ Reilly Source Ask the question in left-wing circles of what affect partitioning a country along ethno-religious lines at the behest of an imperial power can have and the response will usually be straightforward. In Ireland, following the 1921 surrender agreement between former revolutionaries and the British government, a six-county statelet was formed […] […]
This is an important look at the massive theft of Indian wealth by the British Empire. It gives lie to recent attempts to rewrite British colonial history as somehow beneficial to the people of the subjugated territories . The figures involved here are shocking.
This news report from Africa provides a brief look at one of the most feared and respected tribal groups on the African continent. The Zulus have a 200 year history, immersed in a struggle to survive against the British Empire. Today, there are approximately 11 million people who claim Zulu ancestry in South Africa. This […]
The Irish fled Ireland for many reasons. Some were dispossessed by rampant colonialism. Some ran from religious persecution. Others saw no chance of a prosperous future at home and so looked at far away fields as being greener. Paisanos is an entertaining journey into the lives of some of those adventurers.
The following is a famous poem by Pádraig Pearse, one of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin. Pearse was executed by the British colonial authorities after the failed rebellion. His death, and those of others who perished with him, inspired a mulitude to rise up and fight for Irish freedom. That fight […]
This is a fine assortment of photographs from the war fought between militant Irish Republicans and the British forces and their proxies in the Occupied Six Counties (OSC). The pictures show militant Republicans, as well as British squaddies and their friends and allies among the terrorists of Unionist paramilitarism. – If you care, give it […]
The Wild Colonial Boy is an Irish-Australian ballad that recounts the exploits of an Irish emigre to Oz (or the son of Irish emigres) who got into all sorts of bother as he resisted the colonial authorities. In the original poem, his name was John (Jack) Donohoe (Donohue), said by some to have been a […]
Thomas Davis was an Irish Republican of the 19th century. He is widely regarded as the Bard of Republicanism. My Land She is a rich and rare land; Oh! she’s a fresh and fair land; She is a dear and rare land This native land of mine. No men than her’s are braver- Her women’s […]
This short documentary provides some insight into the tragic Battle of Vinegar Hill in Wexford, fought between the United Irishmen and the British military. There is a re-enactment shown, as well some some academic commentary. This is well worth the look for anyone interesting in better understanding Irish Republicanism. Sadly, Irish Republicans are too prone […]
Ireland has both the good fortune and misfortune to have a large number of martyrs. Many honourable men and women have felt it necessary to step forward to fight the blight of British colonialism. Of those Rebels who were imprisoned, some chose to battle the foreign regime using the only weapon they had left to […]