Irish Socialist Republicans extend fraternal greetings to Yr Aflonynddwch Mawr and the Welsh Socialist Republican Congress on the occasion of the anniversary of the Merthyr Rising.
186 years ago the working class in Merthyr rose up against explotation and oppression, hoisted the Glorious Red Flag, possibly for the first time in history, and seized control of their town, holding it for the workers.
Today, the example of the Merthyr Rising continues to be a shining example to the international working class and oppressed peoples with the Red Flag having been adopted as the international flag of Communism and we salute Welsh Socialist Republicans for carrying high the banner and spirit of the Merthyr Rising today.
In this time of great crisis of capitalism and imperialism, international bonds of solidarity amongst the working class and revolutionaries are of the utmost importance. The working class and oppressed peoples of Ireland and Wales face the same enemies and must stand together to strengthen our common struggle against imperialism.
Let us hold high the Red Flag and the spirit of the Merthyr Rising as we March forward together!
Onwards to national liberation and socialism in Ireland and Wales!