Britain: Jarrow Marchers march into history

And vow that the struggle goes on

Dozens of people walked 330 miles over the last 5 weeks from Jarrow, in the north-east of England, to London, against unemployment. They began their epic trek on 1 October 2011, and finished it at a vibrant demonstration in Trafalgar square on 5 November.

This was an initiative taken by ‘Youth Fight for Jobs’, a campaigning youth organization linked to the Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales). It was planned to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the 1936 “Jarrow Crusade”, when 200 unemployed workers took a similar route to raise awareness of, and campaign against, devastating mass unemployment during the Great Depression. Click on this link to find reports, photos, videos and press releases about the march:

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November 2011