In late 1970s Britain, the fascist National Front was winning elections, marching through the streets, and attempting to invade the country's burgeoning punk scene. In response, socialists united with artists, musicians, and members of Britain's Black and Asian communities to form two important movements: the Anti-Nazi League and Rock Against Racism. Together, these groups fought to kick the racists out of the UK's politics and culture. Today, Rock Against Racism is seen as a watershed moment in British popular music.
This is the second of a two-part discussion, in which we will look at the height of RAR and the struggle against fascism, the Carnival Against the Nazis, and the impact they had on British music. We will be reading the last three chapters of the short book Beating Time: Rock & Roll & Race & Riot.
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- June 06, 2020 at 2pm to 4pm
- 15 people are going