Campaigners are planning to march across England this summer, following in the footsteps of the historic Jarrow marchers, this time in defence of the NHS.
The march, initiated by women in Darlington who go by the Twitter hashtag ‘#darlomums’, has seen more than 500 people register so far to walk anything from a short stretch to the whole route.
Joanna Adams, one of the organisers, says: “At a time when armchair activism is the norm, emails are flooding in with offers to help organise, and to walk one or more of the legs of the route. The route is split up into sections of 10-15 miles making it easy for groups to join in.”
The march will leave Jarrow on 16 August and stop over in towns and cities along the 300 mile route. It plans to reach parliament in London on 6 September.
Left Unity fully supports this initiative and all campaigns to defend our NHS.
Left Unity is active in movements and campaigns across the left, working to create an alternative to the main political parties.
Events and protests from around the movement, and local Left Unity meetings.
Wed 22 March, 18.30
Meet the European Left Party in Manchester
Presented by Left Unity with speakers Heinz Bierbaum, Waltraud Fritz and Stephen Hall. An opportunity to build a radical left movement across Europe.
6.30 – 9pm at Home, 2 Tony Wilson Place, First Street, M15 4FM.
Thurs 23 March, 18.30
Meet the European Left Party in Leeds
Presented by Left Unity with speakers Heinz Bierbaum and Waltraud Fritz. An opportunity to build a radical left movement across Europe.
6.30-9pm at The Tetley, Hunslet Rd, LS10 1JQ
Sat 1 April, 11.00
Leeds March for the NHS
Marching to oppose cuts and to reject the STP’s, calling for an yearly 4% increase in funding, to end privatisation and ensure that good quality free health care is provided for all.
Stop Donald Trump’s state visit to Britain
Oppose Trump’s visit. He is a racist and a misogynist and a supporter of torture and a preacher of hate. Event by Public Reading Rooms.
Sign up to the Left Unity email newsletter.
Get the latest Left Unity resources.