Sunday, 13 August 2017

The Battle of Lewisham

 “If you cannot convince a Fascist, acquaint his head with the pavement.” - Leon Trotsky 

The fortieth anniversary of the Battle of Lewisham, which falls today, has been given some unwanted context by events in the US. I was there of course, and the pictures in yesterday's Guardian and the others I include here certainly bring back memories.

"Are you a communist?"
"No, I am an anti-fascist."
"For a long time?"
"Since I have understood fascism." 

- Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls

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