Counterfire, the cultural-political project formed in 2009 by former members of the Socialist Workers’ Party, is behind a significant development in the vibrancy of the activist left.
The group has established a new cultural space, meeting zone and café in central London, which aims to emulate the Partisan Café of 1958-61. Called the Firebox, the space is already hosting a series of talks and discussions at 106-108 Cromer Street, London WC1.
A grand launch on Saturday 6th October will feature Tony Benn; anti-war activist, author and former Respect London mayoral candidate Lindsey German; former University of London Union president Clare Solomon; Sanum Ghafoor, creator of the #blamethemuslims hashtag; and more. The space is also advertising for staff.