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Issue No. 2324

Rock Against Racism/Love Music Hate Racism

This exhibition brings together iconic posters, badges and memorabilia from more than three decades of music and anti-racism. The posters show a wide variety of design and capture the excitement and urgency of the fight against fascism.

Many items relate to the struggles in the 1970s when huge Rock Against Racism carnivals mobilised hundreds of thousands against the fascist National Front.

The exhibition was previously shown at the Rich Mix in east London. It now moves to Edinburgh and runs until 1 December at the Summerhall Gallery, EH9 1LP.

Thee Faction: Singing Down The Government

Thee Faction comically combine Marxist lyrics with rhythm & blues and punk-influenced tunes with a lively brass section. They describe their new album as “a 12 point plan to destroy capitalism”, consisting of “12 tracks of vital polemic”.

Song titles include Let’s Have A Meeting, What’s the Movement Done For You, Baby and Tired of Capital. With their bouncy and energetic pace, their music is great live.

The band are holding a launch party for the album on 18 October at the Half Moon Pub, Putney, London SW15 1EU. Go to for more details.

You Can Still Make A Killing

In Nicholas Pierpan’s new play, one man is looking for an alternative to capitalism in the midst of economic meltdown. But first he has to decide if he’s a victim of the crisis or one of those helping to perpetrate it.

You Can Still Make A Killing is directed by Matthew Dunster and runs until 3 November at the Southwark Playhouse, London SW1 2TF.

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Tue 9 Oct 2012, 17:25 BST
Issue No. 2324
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