James Alwyn was one of several volunteers from Bolton that traveled to Spain to take up the fight for democracy against fascism. This short film shows how the people of Bolton honour the memory of James, and the many others like him.
The successful work of Unite rep Luke Agnew from Wallasey for a new headstone to Edward McHugh, an inspirational dockworkers organiser, has been captured in a short film.
Irishman Edward McHugh, co-founder of the National Union of Dock Labourers led long, bitter, successful strikes in Glasgow and Liverpool in 1889 and 1890 respectively. Earlier he led a Land League mission to the Scottish Highlands where he helped direct the nascent crofters’ agitation. McHugh later settled down in Birkenhead but in the 1890s he spent time in New York City where he organised the American Longshoreman’s Union and preached Henry George’s gospel that the unequal distribution of land lay behind all social ills.
Charlie Clutterbuck explains how and why we should grow more food locally whilst also outlining how switching public funds away from land owners towards labour would create tens of thousands of rural jobs, thus reviving rural communities