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Monday, 3 October 2011

Cable Street 75 years on - No Pasaran!

"History is too often about Kings and Queens, Dukes and Duchesses. But here (Cable Street and the International Brigade) this, this is our history. Take pride in it. Racism and Fascism have many heads. Every day, like a farm or a marriage, you have to start afresh (in the fight). Learn our history. Cherish our history. Use our history" said former UNISON GS Rodney Bickerstaffe in a stirring contribution to the Cable Street 75 anniversary rally held yesterday in East London. http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/news/content/view/full/110246

Other speakers included Frances O'Grady TUC Deputy General Secretary, Bob Crow of RMT, Gail Cartmail and Diana Holland of Unite along with veterans of Cable Street and members of the local Bangladeshi community.