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The Brixton flag: lessons in activism and apathy

How not to start a revolution

By Neil Arun  

In spring 2011, my friend Will Aspinall and I began wondering what it would take to liberate Brixton from the rest of London. Neither of us had any real answers, but we did agree that Brixton must come together around something before it broke away from anything.

As a way of anchoring our counterfactual fantasy, we decided to unite the neighbourhood around a new flag, and film…

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