Lewisham

Fascists attack paper sale in Lewisham

Whilst undertaking their usual Saturday morning paper sale in Lewisham several SWP members were viciously assaulted by a group of fascists. At least two people required hospital treatment. This is the latest in a growing list of attacks against anyone that the fascists deem to be 'left wing'.

Reproduced via - http://transpont.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/fascist-attack-in-lewisham-today.html

Any further information relating to this story will be gratefully received and added to the blog post.
Reports on Twitter and elsewhere that one person (and possibly two people) needed hospital treatment today after extreme right wing thugs attacked a socialist stall in Lewisham town centre.

Resistance issue 131, April 2011

Full text and PDF of the Anarchist Federation's monthly bulletin.

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Lewisham Bridge school occupation

Parents have occupied the roof of a South London primary school in a bid to keep it open.

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Anti-social behaviour: a view from a London estate

Short article with comment on anti-social behaviour, ASBOs, government policy and class in the London Borough of Lewisham.

1977: The Battle of Lewisham

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An account of the street battles which took place in London when local residents decided to stop a fascist National Front march in their community.

On August 13 1977, the fascist National Front (NF) tried to march through the multi-racial working class area of Lewisham in South East London. It was a national mobilisation with local NF branches coming from all over Britain. However, a large anti-racist mobilisation turned out to oppose them in what was to become the biggest street battle against the fascists since Cable Street in 1936.

Sharpley, Kate, 1891-1978

Kate Sharpley

Brief biographical information about London resident, anarchist and World War I-widow, Kate Sharpley who once attacked Queen Mary.

Albert Meltzer first met Kate Sharpley on the day of the Lewisham anti-National Front riot in 1977 when he got into an altercation with some racists on the train home. One of the passengers was a frail lady in her eighties, going up to Guy's & St.