People's March

October 2 2016 at 10:33 AM
Palmiro Togliatti 


Response to The 1972 Builders strike and the Shrewsbery 6.

 

As well as his work in the West Midlands, we should also recall his role in the People's March for Jobs. His energy and organising ability was critical to one of the left's big set-piece events that still remains as a spiritual source of inspiration.

Also, I wonder if the 83 march, with its pathetic turnout at Hyde Park, was a turning point for some, including Carter, in which the MT line on the end of the proletariat - anchored by Lane and Hobsbawm - started to resonate at a recognisable pitch.

 
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