Marxism 2015 11: The Final Rally

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the latest post in my series about my experiences at Marxism 2015, the five day political festival in Central London organised by the Socialist Workers Party.

THE FINAL RALLY

I did not stay for the whole of the final rally, missing one speech and the singing of the Internationale, because standing all the way from London to Cambridge did not appeal, so I wanted to ensure that I was on the 15:44 – the latest train on which one can bet on not standing.

The Internationale
The Internationale

Here is a picture of the platform, taken before the meeting started…

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All the speeches were excellent, but the one that really made an impression on me was the one by a woman from the campaign to get justice for the Hillsborough families…

The chair introducing the final rally.
The chair introducing the final rally.
Richard Boyd Barrett TD (Irish equivalent of an MP) gives the first speech.
Richard Boyd Barrett TD (Irish equivalent of an MP) gives the first speech.
These two were speaking as a pair about their experiences unionizing fast food establishments
These two were speaking as a pair about their experiences unionizing fast food establishments

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SWP Student Organiser Lewis making his speech..
SWP Student Organiser Lewis making his speech..
Still fighting for justice 26 years on.
Still fighting for justice 26 years on.

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Author: Thomas

I am branch secretary of NAS West Norfolk and #actuallyautistic (diagnosed 10 years ago at the comparatively advanced age of 31). I am a keen photographer, so that most of my own posts contain photos. I am a keen cricket fan and often write about that subject. I also focus a lot on politics and on nature.

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