28 October 1969
Guild Gazette reports today on last week’s Socialist Week, organised by the Socialist and Communist Societies, which culminated in a sit-in at the U.S. Consulate at Pier Head:
A sit-in at the American Embassy in Liverpool last week was organised by the Socialist and Communist Societies. The sit-in was part of the Socialist Week. A signed letter was written to President Nixon, deploring his policy in Vietnam and handed to the Ambassador.
After an hour, the group of 30 students was moved on by police.
The primary aim of Socialist Week was to bring to the attention of the University the plight of the Vauxhall workers and to rouse support for them.
Mr Marc Kahn, a socialist French film producer, showed some films he had made on the situation for Cinema Action […]
Footnote from the future (2010)
There wasn’t a US Embassy in Liverpool – it was a Consulate, established in 1790 and closed some time in the 1980s.
Cinema Action was among several left-wing film collectives formed in the late sixties.
I haven’t been able to discover more about ‘the plight of the Vauxhall workers’. Does anyone reading this recall?