A look at how some communities in London have been responding to the riots which have swept the country.
I've just seen this on Facebook and twitter, interesting to see how Lewisham (London's most radical borough, according to SLSF comrades...) responds to the rioting. This call out came from a street assembly tonight in Deptford High Street.
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emergency demonstration against the cuts which caused the riots. today (wednesday 10th) 6.30pm from the anchor, deptford high street, to lewisham town hall, catford.
I've also seen this facebook event set up by the North London Assembly:
Give Our Kids a Future! A North London Unity Demonstration
13 August · 13:00 - 15:00
Gillett Square Dalston to Tottenham Green
This march is called by The North London Assembly, a temporary Assembly which saw 70 local community activists meet at the North London Community House on Tuesday 9th August to discuss our reaction to the riots of early August in Tottenham and Hackney. It includes people from many Turkish and Kurdish community groups, like Day Mer and Gik Der, and also the Haringay and Hackney Alliances for Public Services who are all supporting this march.
We state that this is not us seeking to represent the community but it is our attempt to try to bring unity to the community in which we live. It is neither supporting nor condeming the events but seeking the most positive outcome from them.
This will be a positive and peaceful march with an Assembly at the end for people to express what they are thinking about recent events
The NLA will be putting out a full statement / demands tomorrow which will be sent out to all on this list.
Youth Fight for Jobs also called a meeting and demonstration in Tottenham on 16th Aug.
Hopefully out of these various lefty happenings something a bit more directed can come out of the rioting, and we can highlight the context of the rioting before they're written off as "mindless" violence. If I wasn't up here in sunny Scotland I'd be along to these, and I'll be interested to hear what any libcommers have to say about how they go!