Radical Lambeth 1978-1991 (Paperback)

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In the 1980s Lambeth was synonymous with rebel Labour councillors and featured regularly in national newspaper headlines for its protests, its squatting, and its resistance to and defiance of central government. From the Town Hall to the front line of Railton Road it confronted racism in the police, the Poll Tax, the Gulf War, and the nascent Thatcherism of the Conservative government. It was a site of overlapping resistance from trade unionists, black residents, the LGBTQ community, and other local people.

Condemned in the press as a 'loony left' borough, Lambeth was at the heart of the struggle against the Conservative agenda in the capital. This was a fight for municipal socialism, for solidarity with causes both at home and abroad, and against the crisis of inner city urban life in a decade dominated by greed is good capitalism at the expense of working people.

Drawing on first-hand accounts from those involved, this book tells the story of Radical Lambeth, an inner London community that fought back.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781916158634
ISBN-10: 1916158633
Publisher: Breviary Stuff Publications
Publication Date: July 15th, 2021
Pages: 224
Language: English