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Russian Revolution Education Class 1

Submitted by Administrator on Sun, 02/26/2017 - 22:13
Start Date
Thu 16th Mar at 7:00 pm

Russian Revolution Classes - information and resources are here: http://scottish-communists.org.uk/node/130
Familiarity with the included study material will help you get the most out of these educational classes.

Unity Office,
72 Waterloo Street
Glasgow G2 7DA

4 minutes from Central Station, beside the Admiral Bar. 

Edinburgh: James Connolly, Jim Larkin the 1907 Belfast dockers strike

Submitted by Administrator on Wed, 02/15/2017 - 18:20
Start Date
Tue 21st Mar at 7:00 pm

 

Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/james-connolly-jim-larkin-the-1907-belfast-dockers-strike-tickets-31755045195

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1760748904252870/

Speaker: Tommy Campbell,
Unite Regional Officer, Aberdeen


The Edwardian period saw Belfast at the crest of a long wave of industrial and geographical expansion. Unskilled workers were poorly paid relative to their UK counterparts, and employers were able to draw on huge numbers of unskilled rural workers - the gap in wages and living standards between the two groups was, ‘a yawning abyss, unequalled anywhere else in the United Kingdom.’

The first annual conference of the British Labour Party was held in Belfast in early 1907. Labour organiser and socialist agitator James Larkin attended, intent on the organisation of Belfast's 3100 dockers, 2000 of who were casual ‘spellsmen’ hired at low rates on a daily basis. The 1907 strike in Belfast united Protestant and Catholic workers.

James Connolly and Larkin were instrumental in the setting up of the Irish Labour Party in 1912, in anticipation of a Home Rule parliament. Connolly also had the dubious privilege of being denounced from both Catholic and Protestant pulpits for his activities!

Venue:

Augustine Church Centre
41 George IV Bridge
Edinbrugh
EH1 1EL

Russian Revolution Education Class 2

Submitted by Administrator on Sun, 02/26/2017 - 22:17
Start Date
Thu 30th Mar at 7:00 pm

Russian Revolution Classes - information and resources are here: http://scottish-communists.org.uk/node/130
Familiarity with the included study material will help you get the most out of these educational classes.

Unity Office,
72 Waterloo Street
Glasgow G2 7DA

4 minutes from Central Station, beside the Admiral Bar. 

Russian Revolution Education Class 3

Submitted by Administrator on Sun, 02/26/2017 - 22:18
Start Date
Thu 13th Apr at 7:00 pm

Russian Revolution Classes - information and resources are here: http://scottish-communists.org.uk/node/130
Familiarity with the included study material will help you get the most out of these educational classes.

Unity Office,
72 Waterloo Street
Glasgow G2 7DA

4 minutes from Central Station, beside the Admiral Bar. 

Russian Revolution Education Class 4

Submitted by Administrator on Sun, 02/26/2017 - 22:20
Start Date
Thu 27th Apr at 7:00 pm

Russian Revolution Classes - information and resources are here: http://scottish-communists.org.uk/node/130
Familiarity with the included study material will help you get the most out of these educational classes.

Unity Office,
72 Waterloo Street
Glasgow G2 7DA

4 minutes from Central Station, beside the Admiral Bar.