London, UK. 9th October 2016: Class War felt that the official celebration was failing to reflect the spontaneous and anarchist nature of of the Battle of Cable Street.
They see too many of the speakers representing organisations which had opposed popular resistance on the streets and feel it inappropriate that a march celebrating an event where the people took over the street should walk tamely along the pavements and a cycle lane rather than on the street. We decided to hold an alternative rally in front of the Cable Street mural with local resident Martin Wright giving an address.
The only speech worth listening to at the 80th anniversary of the Battle Of Cable Street: Martin Wright!
Quote: “Left to Labour, the next battle of Cable Street will be against developers & bankers due to Labours Tower Hamlets councils industrial malfeasance: Biggs, Fitzpatrick & Ali…lest we forget Balfron Tower, Robin Hood Gardens and many more Council homes now in the pockets of private interests…these 3 are up to their necks in the social cleansing of Tower Hamlets for the rich & banks…never forgive & never forget what they’ve done!”