CYM Commemorates the 109th Anniversary of the Irish Citizen Army

“On 26th November 2022 the Connolly Youth Movement held a commemoration for the 109th anniversary of the Irish Citizen Army. The Irish Citizen Army had made its first debut on the 23rd November 1913 at Fairview Park, and remains a cornerstone of Irish socialist and working-class history, and their vision of an Irish Socialist Republic remains the ambition of the CYM.”

Nakba Day Commemoration Speech

RM, Corcaigh Originally delivered by a CYM member at the 2022 Nakba Day commemoration in Cork Today what we are talking about the current situation in Palestine. and the path to Palestinian liberation. We in the Connolly Youth Movement are revolutionary optimists. We believe that there’s a path to liberation for all oppressed people, and this includes the people … Read more

Bullshit Jobs – Survey

Bullshit Jobs are jobs that are loosely described as having no productive social value and being drawn out for no particular reason. Bullshit Jobs are not necessarily shit jobs, because a lot of shit jobs are extremely useful to society. Think about that definition as you fill in the short survey.

Left anti-communism: The Unkindest Cut by Michael Parenti

    This essay is from the book ‘Blackshirts and Reds’ and has been republished due to the on-going propaganda war against the People’s Republic of China. You can find the full PDF here if you’re tired of the imperial let anti-communist and racist propaganda. Click to access michael-parenti-blackshirts-and-reds-rational-fascism-and-the-overthrow-of-communism.pdf     In the United States, … Read more

Street Fighting by James Connolly

This is one of a series of articles written by the Irish Marxist, James Connolly, in the newspaper Workers’ Republic during May-July 1915. The articles analyzed insurrections in cities from 1830 to 1905, concluding that the Russian experience in 1905 “succeeded in establishing the fact that even under modern conditions the professional soldier is, in … Read more

Burnout or Bust: Capitalism & Health (Part I)

The idea of performing meditation during a stressful or hectic shift is laughable but even more so is the initial suggestion of adopting aspects of eastern philosophy to enhance work life. Trying to sanitize and repackage the teachings and reflections of eastern philosophers which centre around harmony and balance are bizarre suggestions by themselves and completely ill-fitting within a corporate environment.

Response to the article on Republican Youth titled ‘Sinn Féin: The One True Working Class Option for Ireland’

  The opening salvo of the assertion in the title is that this article is a series of ‘fundamental principles for democratic socialism’. The author, throughout the article interchanges the term ‘socialism’ with ‘democratic socialism’.  The author does not go on to explain what democratic socialism is, but uses the principles below to explain the … Read more