News Articles

MAY DAY MESSAGE FROM LO STOCKHOLM (2016-05-01)

May Day greetings from LO Stockholm.

 

 

Stefan Hansson

LO Stockholm

MAY DAY AT PEOPLES ASSEMBLY MARCH APRIL 16 (2016-04-21)

 

May Day activists at Peoples Assembly march on Saturday

ARTS & CULTURE BLOC JOIN MAY DAY (2016-04-20)

London May Day has an exciting new element - activists in the arts & culture industry are organising a bloc to take part in the March & Rally. A speaker for the Bloc - Bob & Roberta Smith - is joining the platform. This is a logical development after last year's May Day had a central element in supporting the National Gallery workers who were on strike (and had a great victory shortly after May Day). The importance of the arts & cultural community to our society has always been an important message on May Day.

MAY DAY MARCH ROUTE (2016-04-19)

MAY DAY MARCH ROUTE

 

ASSEMBLE CLERKENWELL GREEN  EC1R 0DU

MOVES ON TO CLERKENWELL ROAD;

THEOBALDS ROAD

LEFT PAST RED LION SQUARE THEN HOLBORN TUBE STATION

INTO KINGSWAY

ALDWYCH

STRAND

TRAFALGAR SQUARE

HOW TO GET TO ASSEMBLY POINT - CLERKENWELL GREEN EC1R 0DU (2016-04-11)

Assembling Clerkenwell Green EC1R 0DU

by junction of Farringdon Road & Clerkenwell Road

 

Nearest tube Farringdon

Buses 55, 243, 63

NEARBY 19, 38, 341, 45, 46, 17

 

 

12.00 Jeremy Corbyn/John ,McDonnell speak

13.00 March moves off to Trafalgar Square

14.20 Arrives Trafalgar Square

 

 

LATEST SPEAKERS CONFIRMED COVERING TWO OF HOTTEST TOPICS TODAY (2016-04-07)

Just confirmed there will be a speaker from the Junior Doctor's dispute and covering the resistance to Government attacks on education will be the General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, Christine Blower.

DOWNLOAD THE FLYER FOR MAY DAY 2016 (2016-04-03)

DOWNLOAD THE FLYER FOR MAY DAY 2016

592491MAYDAY1FLYER1A51ZZ.pdf

May Day at the Marx Memorial Library (2016-04-02)

May Day at the Marx Memorial Library

 For this year’s May Day the Marx Memorial Library will showcase highlights of its collections on the 1926 General Strike.  Exhibited jointly with the Morning Star, this slide-show display relates the key events of the miners’ struggle, the battles for solidarity across the trade union and labour movement, progressive newspaper reports and government and capitalist press propaganda. Searchable texts will also be uploaded on a new page on their website to mark the occasion.

 Guided tours will also be available as part of the Library’s May Day Open Day. Visitors will be able to see the room and desk where Lenin worked in exile in London in 1902/3, see the banners of the British Battalion of volunteers in the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39 and view artefacts from major industrial disputes, such as the mineworkers’ and Wapping strikes of the 1980s. 

 The Library also houses the complete archive of the Daily Worker/Morning Star.  These and other frequently-used key resources bring researchers to the Marx Library from abroad as well as from the United Kingdom.  The Grade II listed building is situated in the heart of Clerkenwell and has been central to the radical history of the area for 150 years.

 Archivist Meirian Jump said ‘for over a century, the May Day rally has gathered outside the building on Clerkenwell Green. This is a great opportunity for people to come and see what the Library is all about’.  She added ‘Bringing history to life on this important day in our calendar, we will mark 90 years since the 1926 General Strike with this very special exhibition of recently digitised archives, just one of many projects broadening access to our collections’.

 The Library building will be open from 10am until 4pm on Sunday 1 May, with the last tour starting at 3.20pm.  Second-hand books, merchandise and refreshments will be available in the Main Hall.

 

Contact for further information:

 Meirian Jump, Archivist & Library Manager

37a Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU

02072531485

archives@mml.xyz

www.marxlibrary.org.uk