Thursday, 19 August 2010

Clyde-Built: Jimmy Reid 1932 – 2010

From today's funeral in Glasgow of trade unionist Jimmy Reid, who died on 10 August. Reid’s famous speech on becoming rector of Glasgow University, in which he told students to reject individualism, greed and the "rat race", was printed in full by the New York Times - a pdf version is available in booklet form, entitled Alienation [4.9 Mb].

1 Comment:

thesocialistway said...

What lovely video report and from Sky - He was a great example and steadfast to his own class. I'm surprised that there was no mention of Tony Benn, although he did pay public tribute to Reid.

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