From Poll Tax Struggles To Recession Resistance

An event by Bristol Anarchist Book Fair on Thursday 23rd April 2009 at the Cube from 7:30pm. £2/3.

19 years ago when the Tories tried to introduce the community charge, or Poll Tax, in England & Wales, they were met with a campaign of mass grassroots community resistance, in the form of anti-poll tax unions. About 17 million people refused to pay, and used a diverse range of tactics to confront the state and tax collectors. What can we learn from that campaign that could help us in the current crisis?

Speakers include Danny Burns, local anti-poll tax activist & author of The Poll Tax Rebellion and East Bristol Debtors Alliance.

More details of this event can be found on Bristol Anarchist Book Fair’s website.

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