THE ANNUAL Burston school strike rally was held in Diss in Norfolk last Sunday. It celebrates Britain's longest school strike, which took place in 1914. Between 400 and 500 people attended the event. It was a bigger and younger audience than in previous years.
Mick Rix, general secretary of the Aslef rail union, made a powerful plea for maximum turnout on 28 September for the demonstration against war on Iraq. Doug Nicholls, general secretary of the Community and Youth Workers Union, also spoke passionately against war against Iraq.
He told Socialist Worker, 'There is total unity here against any attack on Iraq and in support of justice for the Palestinians.'