[Marxism] James Connolly, imperialism and anti-imperialism

Philip Ferguson philipferguson8 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 8 16:57:43 MST 2015

Excellent piece by my friend Liam O Ruairc on Connolly, imperialism and

>Connolly developed a number of innovative theoretical positions regarding
the relationship between marxism and anti-imperialism; positions heretical
to both conventional forms of Irish nationalism and the form of socialism
espoused by the Second International prevalent during his life time. He was
among the first to combine the politics of anti-imperialist nationalism
with international marxism in the colonial arena. His fundamental teaching
is that the struggle for national liberation from imperialism is not
opposed  to the struggle for socialism but and integral and necessary part
of it. This is why, in his view, “The cause of labour is the cause of
Ireland, the cause of Ireland is the cause of labour. They cannot be
dissevered” (Connolly 1988, 175).  Why are the two interdependent? . . .
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