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To the Leaders of Our Working People

This publication contains Standish James O’Grady’s important but little-known pieces from "The Irish Worker", written in 1912-13. Although O’Grady has usually been regarded as a Protestant unionist, he was always a maverick and, later in life, shared the columns of "The Irish Worker" with socialists such as Jim Larkin, James Connolly and Sean O’Casey. He makes militant statements against capitalism and uses military vocabulary to advocate a commune system. He would not have supported armed insurrection, yet his rhetoric is a stirring call for action.

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Introduction by Edward A. Hagan - Chronology of Standish James O’Grady To the leaders of Our Working People - The Irish Worker columns, 12 October 1912-30 November 1912 Further contributions to The Irish Worker, December 1912-May 1913.

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