last night in a frenzied bout of insomnia i immersed myself a little in some of the history of my adopted town, and elarnt all sorts of things about brixton that i didn't really know about. what i'm especially interested in knowing more about is railton road. it's reputation as "the frontline" back in the late 70s and early 80s, pre and post riots... the stuff on here mentions lots of squats divided between afro-caribbean-centric squats and white anarchist squats... what was the reality in terms of actual buildings? was it really a no go area for police and outsiders? how integrated was it? a few reports i have read give them impression that it was a rough and almost lawless community, yet during the riots the pub that is now harmonies was burnt out, along with shops on atlantic road... why shit on their own doorstep? or were the shop owners not considered part of the community? was anyone here about then? any good books or websites about it? also what happened later. there are fliers on urban for the 121 centre, which appears to have been a traditional anarchist teapot kind of place... what's the story with that? what went on tehre, what was the timescale etc? anyone else able to tell stories from this little bit of town or recommend some reading to help me learn more about where i am these days?