TUESDAY, MAY 7
7PM, FREE ENTRY
RISE OF THE RIGHT:
THE STRUGGLE AGAINST RACISM AND FASCISM IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Workers in Ireland are faced with a number of important struggles in 2019. Not least among these, the resurgence of far right politics, racism and fascism in Irish society is cause for significant alarm. What shape have these reactionary forces taken in today's world, and what can we do to combat them?
Joining us for a discussion on anti-racism, anti-fascism, and the challenges and opportunities facing migrants in political organising in Ireland today are the following speakers:
Direct Provision activist
Brazillian Left Front
Chaired by Spark Podcast
In addition to their stellar start to the season, Bohemian F.C. are renowned for their work off the pitch in battling racism and bigotry of all forms, as well as facilitating people housed in Direct Provision to attend their football games. Therefore, it is fitting that we ask you to join us in the Members’ Bar in Dalymount Park, the home of Bohs, from 7p.m. on Tuesday 7th May 2019 for what is sure to be a lively and informative event.
VENUE: MEMBERS BAR DALYMOUNT PARK
PHIBSBOROUGH DUBLIN 7
IN PROUD ASSOCIATION WITH BING BANG CAFE DUBLIN 7
dennis skinner: nature of the beast:
with q&a afterwards hosted by emmet kirwan featuring allan melia (producer and cinematographer)
Dennis Skinner: Nature of the Beast is a 2017 documentary by director Daniel Draper. The film is about the life, times and work of 87 year old socialist, trade unionist and Labour Party MP Dennis Skinner. On Wednesday May 8th, James Connolly Festival 2019 will host the first Dublin screening of the film.
We expect this to sell out and encourage tickets to be bought in advance!
venue: The new theatre 43 essex street temple bar
THE WORLD IS IN A STATE OF CHASSIS. WHY?
TIME: 7PM FREE
“The world is in a state of chassis”
This famous statement is from Seán O’Casey’s play “Juno and the Paycock.” But what does it mean?
The character (Joxer Daly) meant to say that it is in a state of chaos; and this is certainly true. The environment is in crisis, with global warming, pollution of the world’s oceans, and the increasing loss of bio-diversity. Wars, both large and small, rage around the world. Hundreds of thousands of people have become refugees, fleeing hunger, war, and genocide, many of them dying at sea in their effort to find refuge and security. Billions of people live in dire poverty and experience super-exploitation by global corporations.
What has brought us to this point in the history of our planet, and to this deepening crisis? What are the forces propelling us towards the environmental abyss? How do we change direction and build a more democratic and socially just society, both at home and internationally? How do we end the super-exploitation of working people?
This is the real challenge that we all need to face, so as to work towards a solution. With this in mind, James Connolly Festival 2019 is happy to host three excellent speakers in Hugo Rene Ramos Milanes, Cuban ambassador to Ireland, Dr Moataz Khalifa of the Sudanese Communist Party and Eugene McCartan, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Ireland.
Hugo Rene Ramos Milanes (Cuban Ambassador to Ireland)
Dr Moataz Khalifa (Communist Party of Sudan)
Eugene McCartan (Communist Party of Ireland)
Chair: Laura Duggan (Communist Party of Ireland)
VENUE: THE NEW THEATRE, 43 EAST ESSEX STREET, TEMPLE BAR