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hunger march

n
(Sociology) a procession of protest or demonstration by the unemployed
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Noun1.hunger march - a march of protest or demonstration by the unemployedhunger march - a march of protest or demonstration by the unemployed
march - a procession of people walking together; "the march went up Fifth Avenue"
hunger marcher - an unemployed person who participates in a hunger march
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hunger march

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Postwar social democracy had the Jarrow hunger marches of the 1930s.
Hounded by authorities on both sides of the Atlantic, he joined miners on hunger marches in 1927 and 1928, and in 1940 starred in the Ealing Studios movie The Proud Valley, which told the tale of a black miner who moves to South Wales.
She returned to Parliament in 1935 representing Jarrow and leading the Hunger Marches.
Our history sings with the voices of protest and opposition, from the Peasants' Revolt in the 14th century to the 1930s Jarrow and hunger marches to the million-strong demonstration against the Iraq War.
He joined them on hunger marches in 1927 and 1928, and in 1940 starred in the Ealing Studios movie Proud Valley, which told the tale of a black miner who moves to the valleys.
In fact, hunger marches were not uncommon at the time, as workers and families across the country were suddenly hit by the hardship and misery of unemployment as Britain's first industrial boom came to a shuddering halt in the wake of the worldwide Depression.
Similarly, the July 1935 Regina (police) Riot that marked the brutal end of the On-to-Ottawa Trek is familiar to many, but this volume tells the important stories of the Communist-inspired hunger marches in Edmonton and Calgary in 1932.
SINCE the end of the Second World War many people have seen the inter-war period as an age of unmitigated economic failure, marked by mass unemployment, hunger marches, including the famous Jarrow March of 1936, and lengthening dole queues.
Matt said the 26-mile march was inspired by the Hunger Marches of the 1930s and the Spanish miners' march to Madrid last year.
In the 1920s and 1930s his organisation within the Seamen's Vigilance Committees, unemployed demonstrations, and hunger marches from Liverpool became part of a wider cultural force.