This music video says about itself:
From British daily The Morning Star:
Wednesday 28 October 2009
There was a time when we were only slaves,
Who worked and ate and slept, with nothing more
Than lives of toil that led to paupers’ graves.
Each year no better than the one before
And organised against the greedy few
Who robbed the poor and plundered every nation.
Our strength in unity was something new,
That grew in Unions and in time.
The result of struggle has been increased wealth,
Security for those who pass their prime,
And the guarantee of all our children’s health.
It is the dream our parents dreamt and made.
Don’t let it fade!
Colin Bartie is political adviser to David Martin MEP.
The Daily Worker during the Cold War: here.
Captain Swing was in fact a wave of rural revolt over wages and new technology that swept through parts of the English countryside in the last months of 1830: here.