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From The Socialist newspaper, 13 July 2011

Support for Jarrow March at the Durham Miners' Gala

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Support for Jarrow March at the Durham Miners' Gala, photo Northern Region SP

Support for Jarrow March at the Durham Miners' Gala, photo Northern Region SP   (Click to enlarge)

60,000 people descended on Durham on Saturday 9 July for the 127th annual Durham Miners' Gala. The Gala sees ex-miners and their communities join with other trade unionists to march through the city centre accompanied by the surrounding pit villages' local brass bands and a proud display of colliery banners.

Despite the closure of all coalfields in Durham, the Gala maintains great popularity, attracting thousands of people every year.

Socialist Party members from all over the North and elsewhere in the country were out in force on the day. Socialist Party, Youth Fight for Jobs and National Shop Stewards Network stalls were a great success.

In particular, the Youth Fight for Jobs' Jarrow March and the Socialist Party's strategies to defeat the cuts attracted a great deal of positive interest from members of the public. 130 copies of the Socialist were sold.

Labour leader Ed Miliband cancelled his appearance at the Gala as he refused to appear speaking alongside RMT transport union general secretary Bob Crow. This has been viewed by many in the traditionally Labour-voting North as a further confirmation that Labour cannot be relied on to fight the cuts.

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In The Socialist 13 July 2011:


News International

Take over Murdoch's press!

The media 'lie factory' exposed

Nothing New in the World at Wapping


Socialist Party news and analysis

Hidden by hacking scandal, Cameron seeks wholesale privatisation of services

Jobs not Cuts


Socialist Party feature - disability rights

Con-Dem 'reforms' promise misery for disabled people and must be fought!


Socialist Party workplace news

Southampton: Anger grows as workers face the sack

Stop the jobs slaughter at Bombardier, Derby

'Fire and rehire': Shropshire council sacks 6,500 workers

Unison - name the day for action

CWU elections

Workplace news in brief


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Needed - a workers' alternative in London 2012 elections

Support for Jarrow March at the Durham Miners' Gala

Merseyside Socialist Party - going forward with confidence

Opposing the racist and hooligan EDL

Tamil Solidarity Old Trafford protest


International socialist news and analysis

Greece's debt crisis: No way out for workers under capitalism


Socialist Party review

From a Spark to a Flame


 

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