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Never Again! Rock Against Racism and the Anti-Nazi League

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David Renton, Historian and Barrister, will be talking about his new book ‘Never Again, Rock Against Racism and the Anti-Nazi League, 1976-1982’, which explores the history of the mass movement—political and cultural—that helped defeat the National Front. We will bring this history into discussion with today’s struggle against a resurgent far-right.

“By 1976, the National Front had become the fourth largest party in Britain. In a context of national decline, racism and fears that the country was collapsing into social unrest, the Front won 19 per cent of the vote in elections in Leicester and 100,000 votes in London. In response, an anti-fascist campaign was born, which combined mass action to deprive the Front of public platforms with a mass cultural movement. Rock Against Racism brought punk and reggae bands together as a weapon against the right.”

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