When Jobbik’s leader, Gabor Vona, visited London on Sunday 26 January 2014, he was rightly greeted by a Unite Against Fascism protest and a howl of derision from the press and media. For Hungary’s Jobbik is an unashamedly racist and fascist organisation.
Pete Seeger, who has died at the age of 94, was a great folk singer and activist. He sang folk songs: people’s songs from around the world, workers’ songs, songs for the struggle.
This is my top 10 selection of tracks for the past month.
Here’s some footage of the Battle of Cable Street on 4 October 1936, when huge crowds of antifascists stopped Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists blackshirts from marching through the East End of London.
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On 29 December 1965, a group of musicians, critics and activists gathered at St Paul the Apostle School in New York to debate the relationship between jazz and revolutionary black nationalism.