Local reports on the anti Poll Tax protest outside Brixton Prison in October 1990 in solidarity with prisoners from the recent Trafalgar Square demonstration which turned into a police riot on 31 March that same year.
Hundreds of people were set upon by police outside the prison in what many believed was retaliation for the events a few months ago Continue reading “Brixton Prison anti-Poll Tax protest [October 1990]”
In the late 1980s a man called Ron Tod fixed up a dilapidated old house in Vauxhall with the view to selling it and sending all the money to Bluefields in Nicaragua.
You can download the brochure for the house when it was completed here
121 Tyers street brochure
Below is some of the media coverage about the house, and
this article sums up why Tod did it and all the help he got to make it happen.
The house was eventually sold and the money use to fund building projects in Bluefield’s on the Atlantic Coast.
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Two leaflets, one from Labour Party Young Socialists and one from the Socialist Workers Party, in response to the Brixton riots of April 1981
Continue reading “Socialist responses to Brixton riots 1981”
Ken Livingstone took a trip to Brixton Rec after the GLC bought it from Lambeth Council.
Ken Livingstone lifting weights at Brixton Rec (1985)
Advert for local meetings in Lambeth to discuss rate capping, addressed by Council leader Ted Knight
From the South London Press, March 1985