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The outstanding leader of the Easter 1916 uprising was James Connolly. There have been many attempts to portray him simply as an Irish nationalist. But Connolly was, first and foremost, a militant workers' leader and a Marxist. He alone in the annals of the British and Irish Labour Movement succeeded in developing the ideas of Marxism. (Written in 2001 on the 85th anniversary of the uprising.) Read the article here.