February 17, 2018

Film and Discussion: The Battle of Cable Street

May 6, 2017 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Walz Branch Library
7910 Detroit Ave
Cleveland, OH 44102
Cleveland Anti-Racist Action
Film and Discussion: The Battle of Cable Street @ Walz Branch Library | Cleveland | Ohio | United States

The 1936 battle of Cable Street, when residents of the east end of London stopped Oswald Mosley and his fascist followers marching through their streets. In this powerful dissection of what happened, the real battle we learn was 3 way, between the police, the fascists and local people. Interwoven with eyewitness testimony provides riveting accounts of events, the context and many hidden truths. The official labor movement tried to stop the anti-fascist protests and organized an alternative rally in Trafalgar Square. Lessons for today come thick and fast as we are left to contemplate parallels to current day struggles.

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