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Hunger Marches

 

one form of the workers’ struggle in capitalist countries against unemployment and poverty. The biggest hunger marches took place during the world depression of 1929–33, chiefly in the United States (in 1931 and 1932) and in Great Britain (for example, in 1932 and 1933).

REFERENCES

Mal’kov, V. L. Rabochee dvizhenie v SSHA v period mirovogo ekonomicheskogo krizisa, 1929–1933. Moscow, 1961. Pages 169–205.
Hutt, A. Polozhenie rabochego klassa v Anglii. Moscow, 1934. (Translated from English.)
Hannington, W. Unemployed Struggles, 1919–1936. London [1936].
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After the hated means test brought even deeper cuts to paltry family incomes, the South Wales Hunger March took the message "Struggle Or Starve" to the TUC meeting in Bristol.
Paul says: "The Jarrow March was labelled a hunger march but it wasn't.
In a small town in the Midwest he had seen a hunger march to the City Hall on a bitterly cold day.
Beamish a poignant reminder of the past when, fourth son of a Durham miner, he grew up in the 1930s that sparked the Jarrow hunger march against abject poverty and England's newest first class cricketing county which is his spiritual home after St James' Park.
Now a new Jarrow Crusade exhibition at Bede's World features rarely seen items connected to the 1936 hunger march to London which once again propelled the South Tyneside town into the national and international spotlight.
My grandfather may have been a member of the local Labour Party, as he was a long-time member of the Coleshill local party during his later life in the Midlands, and I've been told that he took part in the Jarrow Hunger March.
And Mr Davis came in for more ridicule after the nephew of a Jarrow protester cast doubts on his claim his grandfather Walter Harrison led part of the 1936 hunger march from his home town York to Aldermarston.
Famous for the 1936 Hunger March when the unemployed of Jarrow walked to London to present a petition to Parliament.
A convoy of a mere 30 vehicles began the four-day journey from Newcastle to London in a so-called Jarrow Crusade named after the 1930s hunger march.
Think of Jarrow and the grainy, depressing images of the 1936 hunger march immediately spring to mind - jobless men in cloth caps on a fruitless yomp to London.