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    Weʼve raised £410 to Support us to build a life size statue of James Larkin, Liverpool's Unsung Hero.

    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Funded on Sunday, 10th December 2017

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    Funding Campaign to Commemorate Trade Unionist and Socialist, James Larkin with a statue in Liverpool. ‘We have amongst us a man of genius, of splendid vitality, great in his conceptions, magnificent in his courage.’ James Connolly ‘The greatest Irishman since Parnell.’ George Bernard Shaw The James Larkin Society formed in 2002 to support local community groups and, trade union and grass root causes and campaigns, we have affiliations in: New York, Dublin, Belfast and Sydney. In 1888, James Larkin (Jim) was born, to Irish parents, in the dockland area of Liverpool, his experience working on the docks and the harsh and, at times brutal, treatment of dockworkers resulted in Larkin becoming a lifelong Socialist and Trade Unionist. As a full-time union officer for the National Dock Labours Union he became involved the struggle to unionise and organise in England, Scotland and Ireland. In 1906 Larkin founded the Irish Transport and General Workers Union, the Irish Labour Party and later the Workers Union of Ireland. The ‘Great Dublin’ lockout of 1913 saw Larkin becoming a major figure in this dispute and his role was revealed in the novel ‘Strumpet City’ and the TV series, of the same name, his character being played by Peter O’Toole. As an Internationalist Larkin travelled to the United States to involve himself and support the ideals of the IWW (Wobblies), and gave the eulogy of the prominent Wobbly, Joe Hill. While in the US he was sentenced to three-five years Sing Sing Prison on the charge of sedition, while in prison he received a visit of support from Charlie Chaplin. On his release he was expelled from the US by J Edgar Hoover. The James Larkin Society are looking for funding towards commissioning and siting a statue, in Liverpool to Larkin as a permanent reminder to one man’s fight against poverty, inequality and injustice. (Francis Kenny)

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    • James Larkin1 year ago
      James Larkin

      James Larkin

      1 year ago

      Thank you very much for your support so far, really appreciated, can I ask you to please share the page, post it to your friends and encourage them to donate and share and post it far and wide and if you have contacts within trade unions or Irish societies please encourage them to donate and share. Keep it up. in solidarity.

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    26

    • Daniel Deery

      Daniel Deery

      Oct 26, 2017

      Solidarity from a half Irish half Liverpudlian socialist

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 24, 2017

      In solidarity from a UAW member

      £10.00

    • Michael OHARA

      Michael OHARA

      Oct 19, 2017

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 17, 2017

      Worthy of all support,great man and icon

      £10.00

    • william Helbert

      william Helbert

      Oct 15, 2017

      Good luck. James Larkin true hero/

      £20.00

    • David McCarron

      David McCarron

      Oct 12, 2017

      £20.00

    • Robert Purfield

      Robert Purfield

      Oct 12, 2017

      A worthy addition to a brilliant city

      £10.00

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