From its origins in the late 70s routing of the NF, to dissolution into the IWCA in the 90s, AFA cut a swathe through British politics, upsetting the complacent Left almost as much as it terrified the shell-shocked Right. This is a controversial piece of working-class history, written by someone at the heart of the struggle.
To quote Freedom Press "This is a controversial book. It has to be. It is about controversial issues that still resonate today. Beating The Fascists is an account from one point of view, albeit one at the heart of the struggle. However, thousands of others also took part in the struggle and inevitably some will disagree with the views and conclusions expressed here. We think the historical value of this narrative outweighs the risk of re-opening sectarian differences, but we understand that some people involved may feel that their story has not been told. We hope that this book will encourage other histories, open the debate and ultimately strengthen the fight against fascism."
Published in 2010, authored by Sean Birchall.
Product Code: 9781904491125