Today for the third straight year, members and supporters of the Irish Republican Socialist Committees of North America gathered to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising at the James Connolly statue in Chicago.
The Easter Proclamation was read by Deirdre Fennessy of the Irish Freedom Freedom Committee. The IFC and IRSCNA have cooperated together on a number of projects such as political status pickets at the British consulate for the POWs in Maghaberry as well as commemorating the 1981 Hunger Strike as part of the broad front Chicago Hunger Strike Commemoration Committee. The IRSCNA Easter statement was read by local IRSCNA member Seán Lally. Colm Mistéil, IRSCNA Coordinating Committee member and its Prison Welfare Officer, read the IRSM’s main oration.
The IRSCNA Midwest cumann is planning on taking part in protests planned for next month at the NATO summit in Chicago.