2016 will mark the one-hundreth anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland. James Connolly was executed by a British Army firing squad for his participation in the rebellion. The uprising had a profound impact on the future trajectory of Irish society and its message had a global meaning in the midst of the barbarism of World War I. Connolly's actions and writing are inspired by a vision of an Ireland and world free from empire, war, and exploitation.
James Connolly (1868–1916) was an Irish republican and socialist leader.
Shaun Harkin is an activist and writer presently based in Derry City, Ireland.
Mike Davis is the author of many books, including In Praise of Barbarians: Essays Against Empire.