Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival and Rally, Friday 18th July to Sunday 20th July 2014
Tolpuddle 2013 Radical Workers’ Bloc: the weekend in pictures.
This will be our fourth bloc on the Martyrs Festival and rally; from an inauspicious start with seven of us and a black hanky on a stick, we’ve more than doubled each year to about seventy-five in 2013, from as far afield as Wales, France and the Midlands. Our commitment is to the original spirit of the Martyrs: working class self-organisation in the face of a hostile bourgeois state, more relevant today than ever, owing to the abject failure of political and industrial representation to meet the needs of the people, and the increasingly repressive reaction of the state to autonomous protest and resistance.
Once again we have a stall in the Martyrs Marquee; we will be carrying stock from Freedom Books, Britain’s oldest anarchist publisher, plus flags, badges, zines and pamphlets for donations, and loads of free stuff. If you’d like to take part and help run the stall, or if you have literature you’d like to give away or accept donations for please get in touch.
For those who are staying for the weekend festival, an advance party will arrive on Friday afternoon to pitch tents; we corral them together so that people can get to know each other, exchange contacts and ideas, plan and plot another year of class struggle.
If you’re just marching with us on Sunday 20th July, Meet up as usual 1:30 pm outside the Martyrs Museum; bring your flags and banners. View map Farcebook event
To get involved, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org A4 Flyer 2xA5 Flyer
W.I. Hall, North Street, Bridport 7pm for 7.30pm .
JOIN OUR DISCUSSION OVER FREE CAKE AFTER THE FILM
EVENTS ORGANIZED BY OTHERS:
Stir presents film showing of ‘Grasp the Nettle’ Wednesday 21st May 6.45pm for 7pm W.I. Hall, North Street, Bridport.
“A vital grassroots documentary which grapples unflinchingly with activism and protest in austerity Britain” – Leeds Film Festival The film will be followed by a Q & A session with the film-maker Dean Puckett
Open meeting of Bridfem (Bridport feminists) Discussion on ‘What do we mean by feminism?” Wednesday 7th May 7.30pm upstairs at Beach & Barnicott, 6, South Street, Bridport. All welcome, meetings are friendly and lively.
All these mugs will be happy to discuss their politics with you at all hours of the day and night.
Pete Malloy 07917572707
Lady Dorothy Brookes 07754325235
Adam Walker 07713411198
Martin Vaughan 07534037717/07944841659
Chris Thornton 01914209845 /07914550977
Dawn Charlton 08448094581 (Head Office in Cumbria)