Tony Parsons at the battle of Lewisham and other South London stories
Parsons and Burchill fight Nazi thugs
Tony Parsons in interview mentions his relationship with Julie Burchill: 'They didn't become lovers immediately. Parsons dates their relationship from the Lewisham riot in 1977 - they were there together. "I gave her a flickknife and my telephone number. I think she threw away the number and kept the knife."'
The Lewisham riot (or Battle of Lewisham, as we anti-fascists like to call it) actually took place in New Cross. It was a key victory in the physical fight against the fascist resurgance of the late 1970s. See an account here and this Guardian article from the time.
Brockley councillors fight globalization
Socialist Party councillors support MSPs suspended after G8 riots
Steve Bloke fights thugs in hoodies
Bizarrely, Lewisham Mayor Steve Bullock will be debating whether or not we can "impose respect", with Polly Toynbee amongst others, at the Progress annual conference.
No blood for oil
The Surrey Advertiser reports that Star Energy might soon be drilling for oil on Blackheath - they're asking to build a 120ft drilling derrick.
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