Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/690/12988

From The Socialist newspaper, 19 October 2011

We are the 99% - Fighting for our future

Youth Fight for Jobs Jarrow March 2011 launch demonstration in Jarrow, photo Paul Mattsson

Youth Fight for Jobs Jarrow March 2011 launch demonstration in Jarrow, photo Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)

75 years ago 200 unemployed men from Jarrow marched from their home in the North East to London to demand jobs and an end to their poverty conditions. Throughout October Youth Fight for Jobs is marching their route again.

quote opening

As an unemployed prospective nursing student who can see the NHS being cut back and privatised to the point of being unrecognisable, I see the Jarrow march as an important campaign to highlight all the effects of the government's plans.

The NHS provides crucial services to young people, including mental health, sexual health etc. These supposed 'non-vital' services are being faced with almost total eradication. This, alongside rising youth unemployment to almost a million, the scrapping of EMA and the rise in tuition fees has left young people fighting for a future.

The Jarrow march aims to fight back against all the cuts to give young people a future.

As we have travelled down the country the support has been inspiring. In Jarrow 500 people joined us on the demonstration and applauded the march. One man who saw the original Jarrow march set off was in tears.

Financial support has also been overwhelming. One woman pulled up her car and gave us 100 as we passed.

This crisis is a systemic, international crisis and the march sees the occupation of Wall Street, the student protests in Chile and the anti-capitalist movement as vital aspects of the worldwide fightback.

quote closing

The Jarrow March sends its support and solidarity to all those in struggle.

Kerry Hitchen, Jarrow marcher

On 17 October the Jarrow March was featured on BBC One's The One Show. Henry Winkler, who played 'The Fonze' on Happy Days, gave his support to the march and said that, just like the Occupation of Wall Street, the movement will grow in response to rising unemployment. The episode is available until 24 October on BBC iPlayer.


The Jarrow marchers demand:

Join the demonstration on 5 November

Welcome the marchers to London at the end of their 330 mile journey

12 noon Embankment, marching to Trafalgar Square

Speakers include an Occupy Wall Street activist; Bob Crow, general secretary RMT; Matt Wrack, general secretary FBU; Paul Murphy, Socialist Party MEP; Jarrow marchers and many more!

See www.jarrowmarch11.com for more

Get your Jarrow march t-shirt now!

10 (+ 2 p&p)

Available in sizes:

Men's S, M, L, Xl, XXL and women's M, L

Order online at www.jarrowmarch11.com or send your order with a cheque made out to 'Youth Fight for Jobs' to PO Box 858, London E11 1YG

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 19 October 2011:


Socialist Party news and analysis

15 October: day of intercontinental resistance

Scandal reveals corrupt influence of big business on government

The Hardest Hit protests

Rocketing rents leave tenants facing eviction

Fast news


Socialism 2011

Come to Socialism 2011


What we think

Mass movement needed to save our NHS


Socialist Party workplace news

Support Remploy workers

Construction electricians march on Blackfriars

Workplace news in brief


Socialist Party youth and students

We are the 99% - Fighting for our future

Anti-union, low paying, bullying bosses

Birmingham youth service ravaged by cuts


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Not guilty: Jury rejects the politically motivated charge of 'conspiracy'

Dale Farm - occupiers defiant

More London trade unionists support call for anti-cuts candidates


International socialist news and analysis

Greek workers strike back


Socialist Party review

Reclaim the Game!


Socialist history

Hunger marches - When the unemployed fought back


 

Home   |   The Socialist 19 October 2011   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate  




Related links:

Jarrow:

triangleThe Socialist inbox

triangleJarrow March: an inspiring show of solidarity between workers and youth

triangleYouth Fight Austerity

triangleWhat they really think

triangleHuddersfield Socialist Party: Unemployed workers' struggles

Youth:

triangleFight for free education

triangleWhy do young people need socialism?

triangleInterview with leader of students' union in the Spanish state: "When we fight, we win!"

triangleHull youth festival

Jobs:

triangleNationalise to save jobs at BAE Systems

trianglePCS ballots members on the pay cap

triangleWorkplace news in brief

Young people:

triangleCan you donate to the Socialism 2017 appeal?

triangleYoung people being strangled by debts

London:

triangleNorth London hospital workers fight cuts and job losses

Youth Fight for Jobs:

triangleUnison Broad Left meeting

Unemployed:

trianglePCS protest

News and socialist analysis

News and socialist analysis

19/10/17

Refugees

Hundreds of torture victims wrongly detained

18/10/17

Brexit

Tories torn - bin them now

18/10/17

What we saw

What we saw

18/10/17

Food

Obesity epidemic: end food market anarchy

18/10/17

NHS

Tories scrap the NHS pay cap: now fight for real-terms pay rises!

18/10/17

Debt

Young people being strangled by debts

13/10/17

Labour

The end of the Tories?

11/10/17

Tories

Nasty party imploding...drive out the Tories

11/10/17

Black history

The fight against racial discrimination is tied to fighting against capitalist austerity

11/10/17

Housing

Housing crisis: Corbyn's positive measures blanked by Labour's right

11/10/17

Universal Credit

Major attacks 'Universal Credit', half a million more face poverty

11/10/17

Them & Us

Them & Us

11/10/17

NHS

NHS meltdown - fight the Tory cuts

11/10/17

IMF

IMF helps cause inequality it slams

4/10/17

NHS

Tories wreck our NHS

triangleMore News and socialist analysis articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party

triangle19 Oct Arriva North West bus drivers strike over pay

triangle18 Oct Russia, October 1917: When workers took power

triangle18 Oct Tories torn - bin them now

triangle13 Oct The end of the Tories?

triangle11 Oct Nasty party imploding...drive out the Tories

triangle11 Oct CWU fights court attempt to stop national strike

triangle11 Oct The fight against racial discrimination is tied to fighting against...

More ...

triangle19 Oct Waltham Forest Young Socialists: Deaths in police custody

triangle19 Oct Swansea Socialist Party: Spanish revolution 1936-37

triangle19 Oct Cardiff East Socialist Party: Is equality for women possible under capitalism?

triangle19 Oct Wirral Socialist Party: The October 1917 Russian Revolution

More ...

Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

Archive

Archives:

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

Legal

SP RSS feed RSS

Platform setting: = No platform choice

V2