Film Review Timely tribute to a working-class hero

A great new documentary on union leader Jack Jones is essential viewing for old and young alike, says JOHN HAYLETT

JACK JONES was fated to be a militant trade unionist and socialist, being christened James Larkin Jones in tribute to Liverpool-born Irish labour movement colossus Big Jim Larkin.

But the stimulus to the late transport union T&GWU leader’s lifetime of struggle was the poverty-stricken existence into which he was born, before following his father and brothers into the organised resistance to capitalist brutality.

His life story, encapsulated in Hurricane Film's Unsung Hero,...
source: Morning Star Online

2018-06-13 15:47
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