Annual James Larkin Society March & Rally 2014
The Annual James Larkin Society March & Rally this year takes place on Sunday 20th July. The march will assemble at 1pm on Combermere Street (Larkin’s birthplace), off Park Road, Liverpool 8. It will then take a route through the city centre, and finish with a Rally at the Pier Head.
The James Larkin Society was formed in 2002, to promote the memory and legacy of Liverpool-born Irish Trade Union Leader and Socialist Republican, James Larkin. The James Larkin Society is Non-Sectarian and actively Anti-Fascist.
Each July the Society holds an event themed around remembering Larkin and marking significant events in working-class history, both in Ireland and England. The main theme for this year’s March & Rally is to mark the 30th anniversary of The Miners’ Strike on 1984, for Jobs, Justice and Dignity.
Speakers at the Rally on 20th July will include:
John Cunningham of the Orgreave Truth & Justice Campaign – Which seeks truth and justice for the Miners who were victimised and falsely arrested by Police from many different forces during the picketing of Orgreave Coking Plant, South Yorshire in June 1984.
David Hopper, Durham & North-East General Secretary of the NUM (National Union of Mineworkers).
Dave Douglas, who worked as a Miner in the coalfields of Durham and South Yorkshire, and was NUM Branch Secretary at Hatfield Main Colliery. Dave is a political activist, historian and writer. He is the author of a new book entitled ‘’The Liverpool Waterfront 1850-1890 – The Struggle for Organisation’’.