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Historians bring solidarity to Bookmarks socialist bookshop after fascist & far right attack

In Uncategorized on August 6, 2018 by kmflett

London Socialist Historians Group

6th August

Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

Historians bring solidarity to Bookmarks socialist bookshop after fascist & far right attack on 4th August

The London Socialist Historians Group, which convenes the socialist history seminar at the Institute of Historical Research in central London, has offered solidarity to the central London socialist bookshop and official TUC bookseller Bookmarks after it was attacked by fascists and far-rightists on Saturday evening.

At 18.45 hours on 4th August just as the shop was closing 12 far rightists and fascists, one wearing a Trump mask, entered Bookmarks the shop and tore up material and generally messed up displays. Fortunately no one was injured.

The LSHG says it has worked closely with Bookmarks over many years sometimes sponsoring joint events while the bookshop has provided history bookstalls at LSHG seminars and conferences

Socialist Historians Convenor Dr Keith Flett, in the battle of ideas, books are weapons. They inform, guide and educate. Fascists hate that which is why back to the 1930s they have a record of destroying books. It is time to support Bookmarks in solidarity.

Latest Update here on solidarity:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/aug/06/socialist-bookshop-support-after-rightwingers-attack-bookmarks

Excellent piece by Bookmarks manager David Gilchrist on the wider context

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/06/far-right-target-books-alarm-bells-bookmarks-donald-trump

SAT, AUG 11 AT 2 PM

Solidarity Day. We Will Not Be Silenced! Bookmarks 1 Bloomsbury St· London WC1

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