Castaway with John Dunn

Share this & earn $10
Labour Grassroots
Published at : 12 Feb 2021
49 views
8
0

John Dunn was recruited into the Labour Party by Dennis Skinner.

Not long after joining the party, John became a councillor in Cray Cross, Derbyshire. Cray Cross council was run by a avowedly socialist Labour Group and when Edward Heath's Tory government put forward legislation to increase rent for council tenants in 1972, John and the other councillors decided to fight it. After a campaign that went national - and reached the High Court - Cray Cross councillors (including John) were surcharged ‘jointly and severally’ a total of £6,350 and effectively prohibited from running for office.

John worked at Markham Colliery and was an active member of the NUM. When Margaret Thatcher's government drew up plans to close down mines and threaten the livelihood of hundreds of thousands of miners, John and many others went on strike.

In June 1984, John was attacked by police while he was picketing and experienced severe concussion. He was then charged by police and given two criminal convictions without being arrested. You can hear his story here:
https://youtu.be/gOcFkqi8Wz8

What happened to John happened to thousands of miners and they are still seeking justice through the Orgreave Truth & Justice Campaign.

John has been suspended from the Labour Party a few times for speaking out. He's not one to mince words. Most notably when he challenged Owen Smith when Smith decided to launch his campaign for Labour leader in Orgreave in 2016.

Since lockdown, John has become a regular newspaper reviewer on Sunday morning's 'Not the Andrew Marr Show' and his cutting and hilarious comments have made the show very popular.

On 'Castaway with John Dunn', John chose his favourite seven songs and three books and spoke about what they meant to him.

These are the songs that John chose (with YouTube links).

Bob Dylan - The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUYCGyAlytQ

Gorecki - Symphony of Sorrowful Songs 2nd Movement
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5fg8-VWNo0

Leonard Cohen - The Partisan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hs5hOhI4pEE&lc=UggjrK1c5Ssj6HgCoAEC

Bruce Springsteen - No Surrender
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MD3DdskaPhs

Joe Solo - No Pasaran
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqfomuTNJsY

Gerry and the Pacemakers - You'll Never Walk Alone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV5_LQArLa0

Mal Finch/Flamin Nerve - Women of the Working Class
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGOEAtxNgbY

These are the books:
Gunter Grass - The Tin Drum
Carlo Levi - Christ stopped at Eboli
Che Guevara - Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War
Castaway

MOST AMAZING EDM STUDIOS - Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki, Nicky Romero...

MOST AMAZING EDM STUDIOS - Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki, Nicky Romero...

How to Tighten your Breast Naturally at Home | Nature Nurture

How to Tighten your Breast Naturally at Home | Nature Nurture

gregory and hyacinth stealing the show for five minutes

gregory and hyacinth stealing the show for five minutes

Lucky dube - usizi official Lyrics

Lucky dube - usizi official Lyrics

15 Most Unique Beaches In The World

15 Most Unique Beaches In The World

Paper frock for fancy dress competition..#fancy#dress#newspaper#easy

Paper frock for fancy dress competition..#fancy#dress#newspaper#easy

Pigmento Music - Come into View | featuring Fien

Pigmento Music - Come into View | featuring Fien

Why Extensively Drug-Resistant Typhoid Fever is so common in Pakistan : Atifa Ambreen GC University

Why Extensively Drug-Resistant Typhoid Fever is so common in Pakistan : Atifa Ambreen GC University

Satisfying video with Hana Beauty #216

Satisfying video with Hana Beauty #216

What Happens When you Shoot And Kill A Sasquatch

What Happens When you Shoot And Kill A Sasquatch

determine to shipping needs | bigcommerce lesson | part 16

determine to shipping needs | bigcommerce lesson | part 16

THE HERD | Colin reacts to Tom Brady says he would "defomotely consider" playing past age 45

THE HERD | Colin reacts to Tom Brady says he would "defomotely consider" playing past age 45

TOP 7 MUST HAVE TOOLS 2020 PART 20

TOP 7 MUST HAVE TOOLS 2020 PART 20

How to Draw Hyper Realistic Eyes | Step by Step

How to Draw Hyper Realistic Eyes | Step by Step

2021 Genesis GV80 Luxury SUV Street and Off-Road Review

2021 Genesis GV80 Luxury SUV Street and Off-Road Review

Felix Jaehn - Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better) (Official Video) ft. Jasmine Thompson

Felix Jaehn - Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better) (Official Video) ft. Jasmine Thompson

INNOVATIVE HOME TASKS

INNOVATIVE HOME TASKS

12 tone serialism piece

12 tone serialism piece

Years And Years OST - Into The Future - BBC One

Years And Years OST - Into The Future - BBC One

Erick Rowan Appears in AEW!: AEW Dynamite, December 30, 2020

Erick Rowan Appears in AEW!: AEW Dynamite, December 30, 2020

$20 vs $20,000 FORT Survival Challenge (24 HOUR CHALLENGE)

$20 vs $20,000 FORT Survival Challenge (24 HOUR CHALLENGE)

What Is Your MAGIC Power?

What Is Your MAGIC Power?

Template theories and prototype theories

Template theories and prototype theories

Why You May Not Be Moving On From The Narcissist

Why You May Not Be Moving On From The Narcissist

How to cast off your knitting

How to cast off your knitting

The Forum: Love, Law, and…Clerkships  with David Lat and Judge Alison Nathan

The Forum: Love, Law, and…Clerkships with David Lat and Judge Alison Nathan

Highlander Ghar Ma Sessions: Tesaile Hidey Ma | The Elements

Highlander Ghar Ma Sessions: Tesaile Hidey Ma | The Elements

The Causes of Anxiety and Suffering

The Causes of Anxiety and Suffering

Тяжёлое прощание с колобком. Месси не хотел отпускать друга.

Тяжёлое прощание с колобком. Месси не хотел отпускать друга.

Replacement of conventional pumps with energy efficient pumps

Replacement of conventional pumps with energy efficient pumps

SCARY MONSTER BREAKS IN DURING GYMNASTICS AT 3AM!

SCARY MONSTER BREAKS IN DURING GYMNASTICS AT 3AM!

10 Items ALL MEN Should Own By Age 30!

10 Items ALL MEN Should Own By Age 30!

Can You Remake Super Mario Bros Entirely in Minecraft?

Can You Remake Super Mario Bros Entirely in Minecraft?

Work Experience as a Nurse, educated in Sweden, in The Gambia

Work Experience as a Nurse, educated in Sweden, in The Gambia

The Unveiling

The Unveiling

She's certainly one of a kind, just ask her to smile you'll see

She's certainly one of a kind, just ask her to smile you'll see

Les pouvoirs du cerveau - Déchiffrer la conscience (2019) documentaire

Les pouvoirs du cerveau - Déchiffrer la conscience (2019) documentaire

rex orange county - television / so far so good (lyrics)

rex orange county - television / so far so good (lyrics)

Jim Rogers: GOVERNMENT PROPAGANDA MAKES YOU FOOLS, Destroys The Economy And Leads To A Crisis

Jim Rogers: GOVERNMENT PROPAGANDA MAKES YOU FOOLS, Destroys The Economy And Leads To A Crisis

Epidemiology: Calculating Attributable Risk

Epidemiology: Calculating Attributable Risk

Songs to annoy your friends

Songs to annoy your friends

Highest COVID-19 Cases Recorded in a Single Day by Country (December 2020)

Highest COVID-19 Cases Recorded in a Single Day by Country (December 2020)

8 ‘Fear Factor’ Teams Prepared To Drown For $50K | MTV Ranked

8 ‘Fear Factor’ Teams Prepared To Drown For $50K | MTV Ranked

Candy Evolution Throughout History | 1960 to 2020

Candy Evolution Throughout History | 1960 to 2020

Protokseed & La Kajofol - Off Beam

Protokseed & La Kajofol - Off Beam

How GTA 6's NPCs Might Be The Most Realistic Ever - IGN Daily Fix

How GTA 6's NPCs Might Be The Most Realistic Ever - IGN Daily Fix

DJ Snake, Lil Jon - Turn Down for What

DJ Snake, Lil Jon - Turn Down for What

CHILL RADIO 24/7

CHILL RADIO 24/7

No sooner...Than..

No sooner...Than..