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New York IWW Memorial for founding member, James Connolly

Updated: May 8, 2022

Photo: James Connolly addressing IWW May Day rally, Union Sq, NY, 1908.

The James Connolly Upstate New York Regional Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) will honour the memory and legacy of our former members, James Connolly on Thursday 12th May at the Connolly Monument at Riverfront Park, Troy, New York. Adjacent to 4th Street.

The ceremony will the placing of traditional red carnations at the monument which begins at 6.30pm.

Connolly, Irish revolutionary, labour leader, linguist, author and IWW member resided in troy for about a year and a half before joining the IWW in 1905.

He returned to Ireland to lead the Transport Workers Union, becoming a key figure in the struggle for independence.

He was executed by British troops following his role within the Easter Rising on May 12th 1916.

For more information, you can contact Greg Giorgio, IWW Delegate on 518 861-5627 or by email at:

Rebel Tongues Living Tongues was put together by the Upstate NY I.W.W. and our friends to raise funds for our organising workers. We have just finished our largest organising training to date and have workers in a dozen shops. This album continues the rebel traditions that have come together in our union, many peoples and many tongues working to end the wage system and liberate our class. From schedule changes to full worker control, sign on and sing along. CD releases May 31, 2022 All credit to contributing artists with CD Mastering By William Russell. Rebel Tongues HERE

Check out the Upstate New York twitter at for further details: @iwwupstateny


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