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The Battle of Cable Street Oct 4 1936

In October, Mosley and his blackshirts announced a plan to march through London’s East End, a neighborhood populated mainly by Irish and Jewish refugees and immigrants. The government allowed it against the strenuous objections of local groups.

Some anti-fascist groups, including the Labour party and Jewish Board of deputies, decided to ignore the march to starve it of attention.

Most, however, were not about to allow such a thing in their community. A broad coalition of Jews, Irish, Communists, Socialists, unionists, dockworkers and other East Londoners were determined to halt the fascist march by any means necessary.

Source: Mashable.com

Interference Archive: Activating Social Movement Histories – LCC

As usual managed to miss the beginning which was a presentation by Interference Archive, but was in time to catch the discussion that followed. We had spent a few hours before that at the 56a Infoshop meeting with Chris which is always nice and the space is so inspiring, being surrounded by documentation of the struggles happening/have happened around the world. Here’s a summary of what I took back from it:

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An introduction to the event at the LCC:

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Feminist Library: http://feministlibrary.co.uk/

Interference Archive: http://interferencearchive.org/

56a Infoshop: http://www.56a.org.uk/

New Era Housing Estate

Turned up at the demo on 8th December 2014 a bit late but found these:

New Era Housing Estate Demo1

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and then at the housing estate where protestors had gathered was music and free food by the Hare Rama Hare Krishna people who I encountered again in a few hours at a Socialist Party event at SOAS with free food!

New Era Housing demo3

For a background to this demo you can read this: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/devastated-families-face-eviction-after-3786578

http://hackneycitizen.co.uk/2014/07/01/new-era-estate-families-rent-hikes-benyon-landlord-takes-over/

You can also read about Russell Brand’s support of the resistance here: www.russellbrand.com/tag/new-era-estate/

For a video that hosts interviews with residents of the Estate watch:

For some good news! http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/nov/13/benyon-estate-new-era-hoxton-sells-stake-tory-mp