Tories Out! London March (16.7.2016)

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This weekend was the Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival, which is held every year in July, to commemorate and celebrate the bravery of a group of unionised farmers from West Dorset, many of whom were persecuted by the State for daring to oppose capitalist oppression (in 1834).  Those Socialists and Communist who were not in Dorset today, attended the People’s Assembly Anti-Austerity, Anti-racism and Anti-Tory protest March that started at 1pm (outside the BBC in Portland Place), and which meandered its way through Central London to Parliament Square.  Tens of thousands attended from all different backgrounds and there was an air of jubilation in a crowd that expects the Socialist Jeremy Corbyn to be re-confirmed as the Leader of the Labour Party, and eventually to become Prime Minister of the UK.  In the meantime, the demonstrators passed Downing Street calling for the new Tory administration (led by Theresa May) to call a general election.  Black Lives Matter was present and quite rightly vocal, calling the crowd’s attention to the often racist and deadly behaviour of the British police, described as the arm of the faceless State, empowered by racist White people to kill Black people whilst in custody, or during arrest, etc.  Mixed in with all this was the NHS Staff marching to keep Nursing and Midwifery Bursaries, and to prevent further cuts and privatisation of the NHS itself.  In the light of the recent UN Report slamming the British government for Crimes Against Humanity regarding its despicable treatment of the nation’s disabled people, Disability Rights Campaigners were quite rightly out in force.  Whilst waiting in the 27 degree heat, a Comrade from the Communist Party of Britain (CPB), approached and said that he recognised us due to our excellent flags.  He then presented us with a gift of a unique Marxist postcard of his own design which can be seen below (the contact email for this art is – mina_boromand@hotmail.com):

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