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Cable Street, the East End and Bolshevism

I have been itching to post more stuff related to Cable Street, more than the posts that you can find here What has been holding me back is that I don’t want to write things that I have already put … Continue reading

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New 75th Anniversary Battle of Cable Street Pamphlet Out Now

The new pamphlet I have written for Searchlight Educational Trust is out now. Link to purchase copies is at the bottom of the blurb. On 4 October 1936 the East End of London’s Jewish community and its allies blocked the … Continue reading

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Cable Street Programme for 75th Anniversary

In a recent post I said I would be putting up more details as they become available about this year’s Battle of Cable Street Commemoration. This excellent eight page listings’ pamphlet from the longstanding Cable Street Group is full of … Continue reading

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Battle of Cable Street Events

I am currently working with others on the Cable Street 75 committee organising a march and rally to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street. It is just one part of this year’s commemoration. I have put … Continue reading

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The Battle of Cable Street

Yesterday I found myself at the Cable Street mural in London’s East End and took a bunch of photos, one of the details of which I have posted above. The mural itself has an interesting history, which you can read … Continue reading

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Egypt’s Exiled Revolutionary

Watching events unfold as protesters attempt to unseat Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak I am reminded of the country’s rich revolutionary history and the suppression of the communist movement there. Many Egyptian communists were effectively expelled from the country in the … Continue reading

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Holocaust Memorial Day – 10th Anniversary

While I knew that today marks Holocaust Memorial Day, it only dawned on me during the day that this is actually the 10th anniversary of when it was first commemorated in Britain. I was made aware of this by a … Continue reading

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Seeger Reprise

Last month I put up a blog post about how Pete Seeger had sung in a virtual concert for the Israeli environmentalist organisation the Arava Institute. In spite of the fact that he was singing from his New York home … Continue reading

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A gem from Compendium’s basement

There was a time when most of my weekends used to incorporate a trip to Compendium Books in Camden. If you were looking for a publication that wasn’t mainstream, and I invariably was, then Compendium was the place to go. My … Continue reading

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The postwar fight against fascism

The way that the fascists in Britain were allowed to reorganise, after the heinous crimes committed by their friends in the other countries in Europe, has always fascinated me. In the mid-1980s, in my search for material on the subject … Continue reading

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