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Alliance For Socialism rally 1985

July 20, 2016
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Red Mole Rising has recently been sent these pictures of a Socialist Action “Alliance for Socialism” rally. They seem to date from the end of 1985 so are just outside our usual timeframe but we thought they may be of interest to our readers.

From the same period is this Socialist Action pamphlet In Defence of the NUM

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Socialist Action rally

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Barry Buitekant permalink
    July 21, 2016 6:21 am

    I think it’s Harry Wicks sitting in front of the banner. Can anyone confirm?

    • Keith S permalink
      July 21, 2016 9:14 am

      Barry I will send you (via Facebook) the original scan of the pic but I though it was Tony Benn sat to the left of John Ross who is speaking – assuming we are both looking at the same image

      • July 21, 2016 10:28 am

        I think it looks like Harry Wicks. Benn didn’t wear glasses….

  2. Keith S permalink
    July 21, 2016 4:01 pm

    I have dug out the Socialist Actions for November 1985 and have sent Rob M a couple of full page scans. I am now certain the pics are for the Alliance for Socialism held on 16-17 November 1985. Tony Benn definitely spoke at the event. His speech is featured in Socialist Action dated 22 November 1985. There is no mention of Harry Wicks speaking. So I still think it is Tony Benn 🙂

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