1. James Larkin died in his sleep on 30th January, 1947.
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7. At the outbreak of World War I, James Larkin staged large anti-war demonstrations in Dublin.
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8. James Larkin finished with 33 shifts for 26:07, most among Detroit's forwards and second only to Nick Jensen's 28:21.
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11. James Larkin launched a vicious attack on the Labour leader, Tom Johnson, who like Larkin, was Liverpool-born.
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13. James Larkin became an enthusiastic supporter of the Soviet Union and was expelled from the Socialist Party of America in 1919 along with numerous other sympathisers of the Bolsheviks during the Red Scare of that year.
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17. Early in the new year, 1909, James Larkin moved to Dublin, which became the main base of the ITGWU and the focus of all his future union activity in Ireland.
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18. In 1908, James Larkin moved south and organised workers in Dublin, Cork and Waterford, with considerable success.
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19. James Larkin campaigned against Chinese immigration, presenting it as a threat that would undercut workers, leading processions in 1906 in Liverpool with fifty dockers dressed as 'Chinamen', wearing faux-'pigtails' and wearing a powder to provide a 'yellow countenance'.
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23. James Larkin was respected by some commentators during and after his lifetime, with George Bernard Shaw describing him as "the greatest Irishman since Parnell", and his friend and colleague in the labour movement James Connolly saying of him "We have amongst us a man of genius, of splendid vitality, great in his conceptions, magnificent in his courage".
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24. James Larkin moved to Belfast in 1907, but is perhaps best known for his role in the 1913 Dublin Lockout, "Big Jim" continues to occupy a position in Dublin's collective memory, and his legacy was cemented by the construction of a statue of him on O'Connell Street.
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