The last issue of RMT News contained a useful pull-out on the historic 1919 railway strike. It captured some of the excitement of the action and its success in beating back pay cuts. The strikers and their supporters are heroes of our history and deserve to be remembered and honoured.
Talking about my political hero and subject of my biography, Minnie Lansbury: suffragette, socialist, rebel councillor.
To invite Janine to speak about Minnie, email email@example.com.
Part of the Write Idea weekend. Details to follow.
Venue: New Cross Learning, 283-285 New Cross Rd, New Cross, London SE14 6AS
Janine will be giving an illustrated talk about Minnie Lansbury. Copies of her biography of Minnie will be on sale at the reduced price of £10 per copy.
Venue: Wyre Room, St Georges Hall, Load Street, Bewdley, DY12 2EQ
Janine will give an illustrated talk about the life of Minnie Lansbury. Copies of her biography of Minnie will be available to buy at the reduced price of £10 each.
After the talk there will be drinks & nibbles…
It wasn't the Stonewall focus group
or the Stonewall business case
It wasn't the Stonewall let's-present-
Long years of asking nicely had not
got us anywhere
Our rulers did not hear us when
we whispered: it's not fair
So when re-writers try to say
we won by being quiet
Remind them of our history -
that Stonewall was a riot
Edward lived in Hoxton
Labouring his load
on the neighbouring road
to new arrivals
migrated for survival
from Poland, from Russia
to the holy crush of London
Under the same sky
came together, made ties
meeting in the streets
Tars and bars and beats
tasting gifts and eats
More than metropolitan