These are some copies of Red Clerk, a rank and file magazine for Civil and Public Services Association (CPSA) activists that was based out of the Brixton/Oval job centres.
Ray Goodspeed recounts the fundriasing meeting held at Lambeth Town Hall in support of the Miners’ strike
“Look at me in my dapper 1980s style chairing a very successful LGSM public meeting in Lambeth Town Hall in January 1985, with Stuart Holland, the left Labour MP for Vauxhall, and Ali Thomas, a miner from Dulais. I said when introducing the meeting – and I absolutely meant it – that I had never been so proud to be gay or so proud to be working class as I was at that time. Solidarity!”
From Capital Gay 25th January 1985
Linda Bellos, then leader of the Council, is at the front turning and debating with a protester. The protest was in response to cuts proposals for the 1988 budget
Two leaflets, one from Labour Party Young Socialists and one from the Socialist Workers Party, in response to the Brixton riots of April 1981
For nearly 20 years, 121 Railton Road was occupied by a collective of anarchists. The 121 Railton Road squat became a round the clock organising centre, complete with book shop, cafe and disco. Continue reading “121 Railton Road – anarchist centre”
Ken Livingstone took a trip to Brixton Rec after the GLC bought it from Lambeth Council.
From the South London Press, March 1985
A special edition of the Black Sections news paper for the 1985 Labour Party Conference
Continue reading “Labour Party Black Sections newsletter – October 1985”