Reports that SWP bookshop Bookmarks attacked

Discussion in 'protest, direct action and demos' started by PaulOK, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. PaulOK

    PaulOK Well-Known Member

    SUTR is reporting that the SWP run bookshop in Central London, Bookmarks, was attacked by fascists last night.
     
  2. emanymton

    emanymton A cat politely sat on the flaming gardener.

    Attacked as in there were people there, or attacked as in someone broke a window in the middle of the night?
     
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  3. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam Arm the mentally ill

    How do they know this alleged attack was by fascists?
     
  4. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    I saw that it was today in opening hours and a load came in shouting abuse damaging books shelves displays wall hangings posters etc
     
  5. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam Arm the mentally ill

    Any links?
     
  6. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Bookmarks Twitter
     
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  7. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam Arm the mentally ill

    Cheers. Whilst it may well have been fash doing this, there’s nothing in the tweets to indicate who was behind it
     
  8. Yogibear

    Yogibear Let it be Banned

    Well thanks for your SWP update lad.
     
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  9. PaulOK

    PaulOK Well-Known Member

    Common in the 1970s through to the 1990s when lefty bookshops up and down the country were attacked. One of C18's first actions was to attack the Anarchist bookshop in Whitechapel in 92 (or was it 93?).
    This latest one shows their confidence in operating in Central London I guess.
     
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  10. PaulOK

    PaulOK Well-Known Member

    Footie firm linked to DFLA, if it was going to be anyone. (Millwall?). Championship season has kicked off so there will be "likely lads" in and around the centre from across the country.

    Now cue the SWP leadership lecturing their members about the supposed evils of "Squadism"
     
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  11. PaulOK

    PaulOK Well-Known Member

    Good point....maybe it was the LibDems?
     
  12. Yogibear

    Yogibear Let it be Banned

    Or Swappies who had lost contact with the rest of us...
     
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  13. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam Arm the mentally ill

    Well if the Swaps say it was fash it must be
     
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  14. PaulOK

    PaulOK Well-Known Member

    I know a "false flag" could be staged to illicit support and gain sympathy on the wider Left but that's just not the SWP's style. They are too boring and conservative to do something like that.
    Given the current environment they probably were turned over. Their security has always been piss
     
  15. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam Arm the mentally ill

    Or anti-SWP left, random hooligans etc
     
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  16. tedsplitter

    tedsplitter Well-Known Member

    My copy of Cliff's 'State Capitalism in Russia' has a sticker in the front stating that it was salvaged from a fascist firebomb attack on the SWP's bookshop in Birmingham in the 1970s.
     
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  17. tim

    tim Well-Known Member

    Not much effusive comradely outpouring of solidarity, so far.
     
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  18. PaulOK

    PaulOK Well-Known Member

    Anti SWP left ? Very much doubt it.....random hoolies? Hoolies yes....random, no... The DFLA are composed of hooligan firms and they know the SWP are behind their main adversaries at their demos , SUTR, so they probably wound up some Millwall to attack the bookshop. Most likely scenario but hardly earth shattering. Feel sorry for the young staff in the bookshop. The SWP do nothing to protect them
     
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  19. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Probably not relevant at all but quite a lot of anti swp stickers round here these past few months ( saying about the delta thing & that stand up to racism is the same people etc).
     
  20. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

    Boro, charlton, Brentford and Luton in London earlier, or even a firm that didn't have a game. West ham were out earlier looking for a row. Millwall had more urgent stuff to deal with and i doubt smashing up a book shop is high up there list.
     
  21. tedsplitter

    tedsplitter Well-Known Member

    No great love for the rump-SWP but for avoidance of doubt despite all the shit from recent years, solidarity against fascist attacks is pretty much automatic.
     
  22. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

    Why are you pinning this on Millwall? Just because they played at home today?
     
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  23. PaulOK

    PaulOK Well-Known Member

    Always thought the best use for that book was for kindling
     
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  24. Wilf

    Wilf Meeting few of his KPIs

    Hnnnnn.. ghhhhhh…. I'm trying. Goddammit, I wish you'd given me some notice! :mad:
     
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  25. PaulOK

    PaulOK Well-Known Member

    Match turned out at 5:00pm and the attack happened at 6:45pm....Not got a railway timetable on me but you do the math.
    Millwall are one of the bigger groups in the DFLA. Along, ironically, with West Ham.
     
  26. Yogibear

    Yogibear Let it be Banned

    It couldn't have been easy for you what with your big online presence here. Did you take them on?
     
  27. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

    They must have moonwalked over there if it took that long.
    So that's it for you, it must be one of those. Have you considered that it could have been be anyone/group/firm or not tied to football at all? Doesn't' these football lads set ups have people from all over?
    Columbo has nothing on you :rolleyes:
     
  28. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    I dont want to put 2 and 2 together to make 5 but there was small group protesting for Justice for Our Boys at Millwall today.
     
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  29. Nigel

    Nigel For A Degenerates' Workers State

    By the way Pau l S and his cronies have been posturing at demos recently, perhaps by their 'Orwellien' logic; they are the true Squadist and no one else is doing anything !
     
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  30. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

    What was that all about? Where did it happen?
     

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