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Physical Resistance: Or, a Hundred Years of Anti-Fascism
     

Physical Resistance: Or, a Hundred Years of Anti-Fascism

by Dave Hann
 

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Large-scale confrontations, disruption of meetings, sabotage and street fighting have been part of the practice of anti-fascism from the early twentieth century until the twenty-first. Rarely endorsed by any political party, the use of collective bodily strength remains a strategy of activists working in alliances and coalitions against fascism.

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Large-scale confrontations, disruption of meetings, sabotage and street fighting have been part of the practice of anti-fascism from the early twentieth century until the twenty-first. Rarely endorsed by any political party, the use of collective bodily strength remains a strategy of activists working in alliances and coalitions against fascism.

In Physical Resistance famous battles against fascists, from the Olympia arena, Earls Court in 1934 and Cable Street in 1936 to Southall in 1978 and Bradford 2010, are told through the voices of participants. Anarchists, communists and socialists who belonged to a shifting series of anti-fascist organizations relate well-known events alongside many forgotten but significant episodes.

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Combining scholarship with the knowledge that can only come from political experience this is a moving memorial to the late author and those who have fought fascism in Britain for almost a hundred years. Detailed accounts, eye witness testimony and a non-sectarian approach make this an engaging and fascinating account that should be read by activists and historians of all kinds.
—Dr Hilda Kean

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780991771
Publisher:
Hunt, John Publishing
Publication date:
01/16/2013
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Dave Hann was an anti-fascist activist and self-taught historian. He worked as a plasterer and builder for most of his life. He died in 2009, aged 48.

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