1911: Liverpool in Revolt public meeting (audio+images)

1911: Liverpool in Revolt public meeting (audio+images)

Last year, around 50 people attended a public meeting hosted by Liverpool Solidarity Federation to discuss and commemorate the 1911 Liverpool general transport strike.

I've finally got round to doing something with the audio recording of the event which is now available on Youtube accompanied by various images.

libcom arrow for bullet points The first speaker was local historian Frank Carlyle who regularly appears on BBC Radio Merseyside. Frank talked about Liverpool's growth as a port city and the development of its working-class. Watch the video.

libcom arrow for bullet points The second speaker was a SolFed member who had done extensive research into the events of 1911, some of the key figures involved in the strike and the influence of revolutionary trade unionism. Watch the video.

libcom arrow for bullet points Our final speaker was Tony, a member of SolFed since the days when it was known as the Syndicalist Workers' Federation. Tony talked about the reality of working-class life today and the need for a labour movement based on militant solidarity, direct action and rank-and-file control. Watch the video.

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thegonzokid
May 9 2012 10:29

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