Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Communists remember Cable Street

by New Worker correspondent 
NCP leader Andy Brooks with comrades by the mural
LONDON communists joined comrades from Greece and Italy at the Cable Street mural on Sunday to commemorate the 78th anniversary of the battle that stopped the fascists in their tracks in 1936.
Hundreds of thousands of anti-fascists took to the streets of London's East End on Sunday October 4th 1936 to stop Sir Oswald Mosley's Blackshirts marching through a predominantly Jewish part of East London.
The Communist Party played a major part in the mobilisation along with the Independent Labour Party and the Jewish Ex-Servicemen's Association.
Last Sunday, by the famous mural that immortalises the East Enders’ heroic stand against fascism, New Communist Party members remembered all the anti-fascist fighters who fought for a better world, alongside comrades from the Communist Party of Italy’s British Pietro Secchia branch and the Greek communist KKE branch in London.
The Italian communists, who organised the event, called on people to fight fascism and capitalism by raising up their proletarian flag whilst organising themselves in condemning any fascist or imperialist act of violence around the world from Iraq and Syria to Athens and Ukraine.

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