Saturday, 14 November 2015

Rent Strikes And Walk Of Pride.

       The Spirit of Revolt exhibition being held in the Mitchell Library foyer has been running now for two weeks, and has proved popular and has had many positive comments. 
       If you have not yet made your way long to browse through the exhibits and have a chat with Spirit of Revolt members, you still have an opportunity, as it has a couple of weeks to run, it ends on November 28th.
      The main theme of the exhibition is the 1915 rent strikes, and is called, The Rent Strikes 100 Years On. It highlights the use of rent strikes across the world as a tool of struggle by people trying to improve or safeguard their conditions.  There is also display paying homage to the peace movement around the same period during WW1. As November this year marks the centenary of the execution of Joe Hill, there is a display marking some details of his life. 

      There is another event in which the Spirit of Revolt is involved. To mark the magnificent victory of the 1915 Rent Strikes. There will be a "Walk of Pride" held on November 17th. forming up at the Donald Dewar statue at the top of Buchanan Street and walking, noisily and with pride in our tradition of solidarity and struggle, making our way to the City Chambers in George Square. Do come along, bring your friends, family and the rallying implements of the rent strike, pots, pans, whistles, racquets and banners, let's reclaim that pride in our history and our working class culture.

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