Paperback Radical Lambeth 1978-1991 / Simon Hannah.
Publication year: 2021
Publisher: London : Breviary Stuff Publications,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781916158634 (pbk.) :
In the 1980s Lambeth was synonymous with rebel Labour councillors and featured regularly in national headlines for its protests, its squatting, and its resistance to and defiance of central government. It confronted racism in the police, the Poll Tax, the Gulf War, and nascent Thatcherism. A site of overlapping resistance from trade unionists, black residents, the LGBTQ community, and other local people. 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.