Campaigns // International

“We still believe that the struggle of Ireland for freedom is a part of the world-wide upward movement of the toilers of the earth, and we still believe that the emancipation of the working class carries within it the end of all tyranny - national, political and social.”
    ~ James Connolly

“A victory in any country over imperialism is our victory; just as any country's defeat is a defeat for all of us.”
    ~ Ernesto Che Guevara


The World

International Solidarity

Internationalism and internationalist solidarity have always been a central theme of Irish republicanism. In the eighteenth century the United Irishmen were largely inspired by the ideas and events of the revolutions in the United States and France. In the nineteenth century the Fenians continued this tradition by establishing links with the Chartists in Britain and the First International.

The rise of socialist republicanism in the twentieth century saw James Connolly’s ISRP participating in the second international; the Republican Congress taking a determined stand against fascism in Ireland and the Volunteers of the Connolly Column fighting against Franco’s fascism in the Spanish Civil War.

éirígí understands that now, more then ever, the struggle for an Ireland free of the twin fetters of capitalism and imperialism is integrally linked to the wider international struggle of the poor and oppressed against the rich and powerful.

For this reason éirígí is committed to building links with progressive organisations and individuals internationally as well as assisting various solidarity campaigns based in Ireland. In practical terms éirígí supports events organised by the Irish Palestinian, Basque, Venezuelan and Cuban support groups.

Click on the links below to read International Solidarity-related stories from the éirígí news archive:

 

06/09/12: Peter Daly Remembered in Wexford.... The second annual Peter Daly Commemoration took place on Saturday 1st September, in Monageer, county Wexford.....read more>>

23/08/12: Marikana Massacre a Bleak Reminder of Worst Days of Apartheid.... At least 34 people were shot dead and 80 more were injured when police opened fire on striking workers at a platinum mine in Marikana, in the North West province of South Africa last Thursday.....read more>>

17/07/12: Spanish Miners Resist Savage Cutbacks.... Since late May 2012, coal miners from the Asturias and León regions in northern Spain have been on strike in protest against the savage cutbacks and the severe Spanish austerity plan that has been forced upon the regions’ mining communities.....read more>>

30/05/12: From KOE, Greece: Message to the Irish People.... éirígí has just received the following message of solidarity from the Communist Organization of Greece (KOE) in support of our NO campaign.....read more>>

21/02/12: Greece – The fight against the new occupation’s regime continues.... Here we carry a recent statement on the current situation in Greece sent to us by the comrades of the Communist Organization of Greece.....read more>>

03/02/12: The Malvinas – 21st century colonial enclave.... Once again the British government has reacted arrogantly to Argentina’s claim of sovereignty over the Malvinas, South Georgia and South Sandwich islands. The United Kingdom is maintaining its recalcitrant attitude of rejecting any kind of dialogue.....read more>>

    01/02/12: The Ongoing Class Struggle in Greece....

    29/01/12: Protest Greets Colombian Vice-President Garzón....

    14/11/11: Colombia: The Oppressed Are Not Victims....

    08/11/11: The significance of the killing of Alfonso Cano....

    01/11/11: Colombia: the new wave of social protest and the dirty war against the people....


    10/09/11: International Brigader Peter Daly Remembered....

    20/08/11: A Look at the European Financial Crisis....

    28/07/11: Festival of Greek Resistance....

    27/07/11: International Brigades Remembered on 75th Anniversary of Spanish Civil War....


    23/06/11: Greece Shows the Way....

    14/06/11: Remembering the Republic’s Wild Geese....

    31/05/11: Whither political asylum? – The case of Joaquín Pérez Becerra....

    01/05/11: Albert Parsons – Remember Our May Day Martyrs....

    23/03/11: Disentangling the knot: A brief introduction to the Colombian conflict....

    21/03/11: Attack on Libya – Another War for Oil....

    20/03/11: The US Concern in Libya has Never Been About Human Rights....

    15/03/11: ‘Coca-Cola: Worldwide Icon’ or ‘Killer Coke: Worldwide Criminal’?....

    17/02/11: Camilo Torres and Liberation Theology....

    07/11/10: Silvio Meier: Murdered in the Fight against Fascism....

    04/11/10: Alternative Community Cinema in Donegal....

    26/10/10: Fighting Back: The French Working Class Rises Up....

    24/10/10: Latin America ‘Think-in’ Day....

    30/09/10: Together in Struggle: European Workers on the March....

    24/08/10: Breizhistance: The Struggle for Independence and Socialism in Brittany....

    18/06/10: Occupation of Afghanistan Pays Off....

    14/06/10: Repression Against Trade Unionists on the Rise Internationally....

    02/05/10: Greek Struggle an Inspiration....

    30/04/10: May Day Challenge to Fascism....

    15/02/10: NATO’s War of Terror Cranks Up a Gear....

    20/01/10: The Case of Jon Anza....

    30/12/09: The truth of what happened in Copenhagen....

    18/12/09: PFLP Celebrates 42 Years of Resistance....

    13/12/09: Evo Morales Re-elected in Bolivia....

    09/12/09: Remembering Fred Hampton – 40 years on....

    08/12/09: Spanish Civil War Heroes Remembered....

    23/11/09: Bolivians Demand Investigation into I-RMS....