Freedom bookshop

Submitted by martin on 5 February, 2013 - 7:44

The anarchist and radical East London bookshop Freedom, linked to the Freedom Press publishing house founded in Whitechapel by Peter Kropotkin in 1886, was firebombed on the morning of Friday 1 February.

No-one was hurt, but the store’s stock, and the archives of the Freedom newspaper, were badly damaged. It is not yet known who carried out the attack, but Freedom has previously suffered attacks by Nazi groups due to its links with anti-fascist activism.

The shop has launched an appeal to help pay for repairs. Hip-hop artist Skribbo has released a mixtape, featuring Workers’ Liberty member The Ruby Kid, to support the appeal.

• “How you can help”, from Freedom’s website:

• Download the “Demanding the Impossible” mixtape:

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