Tuesday, April 01, 2008

1987: First Mutual Aid Centre opens in Victoria Street

On 1st April 1987, at a time of massive unemployment in Liverpool, a group of fifteen unemployed people and a couple of students set up a squatted social centre in what is now Millennium House, on the corner of Whitechapel and Victoria Street. They established an advice centre, a vegan cafe, and a space for film screenings. While the press where screaming about lazy dole 'scroungers', these activists fought bailiffs, the 'socialist' council, and fascists, proving they were anything but lazy. Eventually they were successfully evicted, but a second centre was set up at 45 Seel Street.

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