Born on this day in 1868, the republican socialist James Connolly was Ireland's most famous revolutionary. Over a century after he was killed by the British, his writings on imperial violence and the capitalist degradation of human life are more relevant than ever.
Brian Coney is a writer, editor, and musician living in Belfast. His writing has appeared in the Guardian, Rolling Stone, the Quietus, VICE, and other outlets.
The UK’s Royal College of Nursing hasn’t organized a single strike in its 103-year history. Now that’s changing as nurses across Northern Ireland take industrial action in response to years of neglect of the National Health Service.