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70th Anniversary of The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

This month marks the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. It is the most symbolic and well-known act of anti-fascist resistance ever to take place. The Ghetto fighters have entered the annals of Jewish martyrdom, but the lesson of … Continue reading

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Remembering Stanley Forman

I read today in the Morning Star That Stanley Forman passed away. He really was a wonderful man. I have found an interview that I did with him in 1998 on the 100th anniversary of Paul Robeson’s birth which is … Continue reading

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76th Anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street

Today marks the 76th Anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street. Below is an article that I had published last year in a Searchlight Educational Trust publication and in Jewish Socialist Magazine. ¡No Pasarán! THE GHOSTS OF CABLE STREET By … Continue reading

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Stalingrad 1942 : The hour of courage had struck the clock

Mark Perryman at Philosophy Football just sent me the text below advertising their new T- Shirts commemorating the epic Battle of Stalingrad. We know what’s at stake and how great the foe’s power, And what is now coming to pass. … Continue reading

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The trial of Adolf Eichmann

Just came across video of the entire trial of Adolf Eichmann on YouTube put up by the Yad Vashem museum. It is an amazing resource and an insight into a key person involved in carrying out the Holocaust. The trial … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Communist at Work: Biography of Bert Ramelson

I’m very much looking forward to getting my hands on a biography of former Communist Party of Great Britain industrial organiser, Bert Ramelson, that is coming out soon. Titled Revolutionary Communist at Work: a political biography of Bert Ramelson by … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur, Ham Sandwiches, Bomb Hoaxes and Riots

I recently rediscovered an account by Bill Fishman of how the Jewish anarchists in the East End caused a riot during Yom Kippur over 100 years ago. It took place outside the Spitalfields Great Synagogue, what is now the Brick … Continue reading

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Chilean fascism – an interview with Ernesto Leal

In the mid 1990s I worked on an anti-fascist pamphlet on trade unions that is now long out of print. One of the sections was on the fascist coup in Chile for which I interviewed Ernesto Leal, a Chilean exile … Continue reading

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Video of Cable Street 75 March and Rally

Video of the Cable Street 75 march and rally shot by RMT.

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Battle of Cable Street 75 Anniversary

It was a long hot day yesterday, but one which was a great success. The Cable Street 75 march had well over 1000 people on it. It was great to see so many different organisations with their banners and to … Continue reading

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