Notes for Revolutionaries - from Issue 3 | An Spréach

"The people must fight for their lives and freedom always – and to root them in the soil and exalt agriculture and debase landlordism must be their weapon"

~ Roger Casement 

 

"If you do not interfere in politics, politics will eventually interfere in your life"

~ Vladimir Lenin 

 

"Persevere in plain living and hard struggle, maintain close ties with the masses"

~ Mao Zedong

 

"Those who do not move do not notice their chains"

~ Rosa Luxemburg  

 

"For capitalism war and peace are nothing but business"

~ Karl Liebknecht 

 

"The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house"

~ Audre Lorde 

 

"Stormont is still there, but it is a Stormont with Republicans in it. Stormont has not changed. The whole apparatus of the Stormont regime is still there, it is still controlled by the British, it is still unjust, it is still cruel. The RUC is still there. The whole civil service are still there, the same civil servants who controlled the shoot-to-kill policy, who controlled the plastic bullets, who controlled the H Blocks of Long Kesh, who took responsibility for ten men dying. It is all still there. But, saviour of saviours, we have two Sinn Féin ministers there, who happen to close hospitals. The sad thing about all this is that the British set this up. This is the British answer to the Republican problem in Ireland. It’s a British solution, it’s not an Irish solution. It’s not a solution that we have control of. There are people up there and the British ministers are handing money out. But the whole thing is built on sand"

~ Brendan Hughes 

 

"You don’t fight fire with fire. You fight fire with water. We’re gonna fight racism with solidarity. We’re gonna fight capitalism with socialism. Socialism is the people. If you’re afraid of socialism, you’re afraid of yourself"

~ Fred Hampton 

 

"Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed"

~ Karl Marx

 

"It is a fallacy to believe that a Republic of any kind can be won through the shackled Free State. You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. The Free State is British created and serves British Imperialist interests. It is the buffer erected between British Capitalism and the Irish Republic."

~ Liam Mellows

 

"I say to my people’s masters: Beware. Beware of the thing that is coming, beware of the risen people, who shall take what you would not give."

~ Padraig Pearse

 

"But while Ireland is not free I remain a rebel, unconverted and unconvertible. There is no word strong enough for it. I am pledged as a rebel, an unconvertible rebel, to the one thing - a free and independent Republic."

~ Constance Markievicz

 

"Intolerance has been the curse of our country." 

~ James Larkin

 

From Issue 3 of An Spréach Magazine, Jan - Mar 2019.