March and Rally 80th Anniversary of Cable Street Sunday 9th October 12.00 noon

Head Office Circular No. NP/233/16/BO

To the Secretary all Branches and Regional Councils

Tuesday 4th October 2016

Dear Colleagues,

March and Rally 80th Anniversary of Cable Street Sunday 9th October 12.00 noon

This Sunday I hope you can all join me on this important anniversary in our movement’s history of fighting fascism. We will commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street, marking the defeat of Oswald Moseley's fascist 'Blackshirts' being prevented from marching through the east end's predominately Jewish area by a united force of working class dock workers, railwaymen and tram driver’s as well as many communists, socialists and other trade unionists saying that the British Union of Fascists 'shall not pass'.

The march will assemble at 12 noon at Altab Ali Park, Adler St, London E1, also significant as it is named in memory of a Bangladeshi garment worker who was murdered nearby in 1978 by three teenage boys as he walked home from work. Nearest tube is Aldgate East.

The march will finish at the Cable Street mural in St George's Gardens E1 at around 1.30pm until 2.45pm with a rally at which I will speak along with 101 year old Cable Street veteran Max Levitas, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Rushanara Ali MP, Frances O’Grady (TUC general secretary) and poet/author Michael Rosen, amongst others.

This video is a visual reminder of this historic day 80 years ago today.

I would urge everyone to go along and show solidarity and our commitment to carry on the struggle against fascism at what will be a tremendous event.

Yours sincerely,

Mick Cash
General Secretary