Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Luk√°cs

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

The Battle of Cable Street


Today marks the 70th anniversary of The Battle of Cable Street, where Oswald Mosley's British Union of Fascists (BUF) were smashed by united mass militant protest by ordinary people from across the East End of London. There are articles about this historic victory in the Guardian, the Mirror while this article dispels some of the myths about the day. The battle against racism and fascism continues.

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At 12:21 pm, Blogger ragged trousered pessimist said...

the bbc news piece on this today was predicatably, short and shite, describing an event in which 'dozens of police and protestors were injured'. quite how the two can be lumped together, when the police spent the day protecting the fascists, i would like to know.

 
At 3:20 pm, Anonymous admin@respect said...

Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street
Sunday 8th October, 12noon to 4pm at Cable Street (nearest tube/DLR Shadwell.)

See www.respectcoalition.org for more

 

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