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Sheffield Workers Liberty: How Labour Councils Can Fight Back: Lessons from Poplar
February 16, 2016 @ 19:30
Venue: Central United Reformed Church, Sheffield
With Sheffield’s Council planning to implement £50 million of cuts following the Tories’ slashing of local budgets, Workers’ Liberty, Sheffield host a talk on the heroic rebel councillors of Poplar and consider what is applicable in today’s context.
After the First World War, a group of socialist Labour councillors in Poplar, East London, refused to bow to the “norms” of capitalist economics and politics, and stood up for the working-class people who voted them in. They went to prison rather than accepting inequitable taxes.
Janine Booth, author of ‘Guilty and Proud of It!’ Poplar’s Rebel Councillors and Guardians will talk about the lessons we can learn on how to fight back.
All are welcome and there will be plenty of time for discussion. Prior knowledge not necessary.
Issues and Campaigns:Politics and Protest
Writings:Books, Guilty and Proud of it: Poplars Rebel Councillors and Guardians 1919-25