Revolutionary Rhymes in South Wales
27th May 2013
Available now, a new Socialist Party pamphlet by Scott Jones.
Revolutionary Rhymes is a brief history of class struggle and music in South Wales taking in the region’s working class history stretching from the legacy of early Welsh revolutionaries, through to the influence of Paul Robeson and Dylan Thomas, right up to the modern day and the ultimate flag bearers of socialist rock n’ roll, the Manic Street Preachers. You can get a hard copy from Scott for £2 or on the Kindle (UK, USA).
Scott Jones is a Socialist Party activist in South Wales and a shop steward in Usdaw the shop workers union. He has been involved in struggles against attacks on the NHS, against austerity and in the campaign for a living wage.
A former rock DJ, Scott had a poem published as a schoolboy in 2001. He shares the same hometown of Blackwood as the Manic Street Preachers and now lives in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire the same county Dylan Thomas called home.