Report from the 1234 Festival, Sat 24th July 2010 in Shoreditch Park, also published in Weekly Worker.
From Greenpeace to Amnesty International, from the Metropolitan Police to Lucky Strike and the Socialist Workers Party, everybody was testing their credentials with those trendy young things at the July 24 1234 music festival in Shoreditch Park.
“You can take it or leave it as far as we’re concerned, what we want is buried in the present tense” sang 1970s punk poet Vic Godard from the main stage, as the SWP comrades began chatting up festival-goers to sign a petition against cuts. -Read more>
Do you remember when Nick Cave was a needle thin punk on a death trip? Probably not – his time as a self-destructive living nightmare in The Birthday Party goes as far back as the early 80s. -Read more>
A report from the SWP’s ‘Marxism 2010’ Festival by Claire and Zuri – published in Weekly Worker.
I’m writing as a member of the SWP. Attending Marxism has always been enjoyable for me – the opportunity to listen to debates within a left forum can be inspiring and help foster the belief that we can move forward together.
I’ll admit I have not always been unflinchingly supportive of the CC’s strategies and tactics, which often suggest a suppression of party democracy, combined with a drive to ban any contact between party members and the rest of the left. -Read more>