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From The Socialist newspaper, 30 June 2009

Justice for the Shrewsbury pickets march and rally

Saturday 4 July, assemble 10.30am, St Julian's Friar car park.

Rally 12 noon at Shrewsbury council offices.

Speakers at the rally will include: representatives of the Shrewsbury Justice Campaign, Ricky Tomlinson, 1972 jailed picket, Arthur Scargill, NUM leader during the year long miners' strike 25 years ago, Rob Williams, victimised Linamar Swansea Unite convenor and vice chair of NSSN, and a PCS union representative.

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