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5:30 pm, April 24th, 2017 - 5 comments
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Daily review is also your post.
This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.
The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).
Don’t forget to be kind to each other …
Just want to say that I am remembering Blair Peach – yesterday was the anniversary of his murder in 1979.
from Working Class History on fbook
“On that day, a group of National Front members had decided to organise and hold a meeting in Southall’s town hall. After enduring years of racist violence, the working-class in Southall – predominantly South Asian, and particularly the young (some of whom were members of the militant Asian Youth Movement) – organised a demonstration against the National Front with the help of the Anti-Nazi League. Despite the fact that none of them were locals, around 30 National Front members were escorted through Southall, to the town hall for their meeting by thousands of police officers. The protesters, mostly South Asian but also African-Caribbean and white, were determined to stop the meeting, broke through the police lines and ended-up at the receiving-end of extreme violence, in the form of mounted police charging, and blows from truncheons and shields. One of the protesters was a 33 year-old, New Zealand-born SWP/ANL activist and teacher called Clement Blair Peach, he died as a result of head-injuries received from a police officer. In the aftermath of his death, an investigation found that some of the police officers present at that demonstration were Nazi sympathisers, who had Nazi flags and paraphernalia. No-one was held accountable for his murder.”
Thanks marty mars. I remember that incident. It was widely covered in the media. Nazi sympathisers were common in the 70s and the 80s. I worked in a NZ Public Service during those decades where two of my colleagues were Nazi sympathisers. One of them openly boasted about the Nazi memorabilia displayed on the walls of his house. The other used to make extreme racist statements straight out of the Third Reich copy book. He ended up a senior spokesperson for a former govt. owned corporation in the 80s and 90s.
I remember Blair Peach well, I was at secondary school with him – he was a great football player – his friend who played football with him married a school friend of mine. Yes, I remember the terrible time when it happened. Can’t believe how the time has flown by. His friends will not forget him.
I first heard if Blair Peach through Linton Kwesi Johnson. Respect.
Very Interesting Marty Mars ….. I remember the bare basics of Blair Peach s killing… but not the nazi style impunity afterwards.
A modern president speaking exceptional American wisdom … on the past
“So often in the past there’s been a sharp division between left and right, between capitalist and Communist or socialist. And especially in the Americas, that’s been a big debate, right? ……… Oh, you know, you’re a capitalist Yankee dog, and oh, you know, you’re some crazy Communist that’s going to take away everybody’s property. And I mean, those are interesting intellectual arguments,”
Great Presidential intellect on display….. the correct answer is you bomb communists..
It was Obama ….. and he’s apologizing for operation Condor …. coordinated Nazi police in south America …..