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: email@example.com A4 Flyer 2xA5 Flyer
7 pm for 7.30 pm 12th October W.I. Hall, North Street, Bridport.
£3 (less if you can’t afford it)
Vegetarian soup on sale from 6.30
OTHER EVENTS OF INTEREST:
Global Frackdown Day
October 19th 2013 a global day of action
Contact: Frack-free Dorset on firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.frackfreedorset.org
‘Unusual things that Happen at Trees’
illustrated talk about a popular tradition of rituals and healing at special trees, which has survived across Europe despite religious repression. Thursday 7th November 8pm at the Ropemakers Pub, Bridport (in the back of the pub) organised by Bridport Pagan Moot.
Reel News have been asked to go on a solidarity trip to Greece in two
weeks time. The delegation trip will last three days, but we are
planning to go for two weeks in order to report about different aspects
of the Greek resistance on film and photo.
We need to raise £1,500 very quickly to cover the costs and to pay the
bills we have this month before we go.