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.
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Events and protests from around the movement, and local Left Unity meetings.
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Branch meeting on the Podemos phenomenon West London Left Unity
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Sat 8 August, 13:30
Surround #YarlsWood - Demonstrate to SHUT IT DOWN - Shut Down ALL Detention Centres, END Fast Track & STOP the Scapegoating of Immigrants Movement for Justice By Any Means Necessary
Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre
Sat 8 August, 11:00
Left Unity Wales - national meeting 8 August Cardiff Left Unity Wales Chwith Unedig Cymru
National Sports Centre of Wales Cardiff
Sat 8 August, 14:00
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Left Unity Southend Branch Meeting Left Unity Southend
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Solidarity games for Greece - in Brockwell Park - fundraiser
Brockwell Park, Herne Hill, London
Thu 20 August, 19:00
Open discussion meeting: 'Can councils refuse to implement cuts?' Stockport Left Unity
The Bungalow Club, Hardcastle Road, Stockport, SK3 9DB (next to Stockport County FC). Contact email@example.com
Sat 5 September, 10:00
NCAFC Summer training and gathering (5-6th of September) National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts
Sat 12 September, 11:00
5th Wigan Diggers' Festival - Saturday 12th September 2015 Wigan Diggers' Festival
Gerrard Winstanley Gardens - The Wiend, Wigan
Sat 3 October, 00:00
Take Back Manchester - Protest The Tory Party Conference The People's Assembly Against Austerity
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