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Help us raise £5,000 for Firebox - a new café, meeting space, media centre and resource for the wider movement


Firebox Appeal: ₤5,000 for 6th October
106-108 Cromer Street, London WC1H 8BZ

We are very excited to be involved in the opening of a new space for the left in central London called Firebox.

Firebox is a café, a meeting space and a media centre. It is a space for political meetings, film showings, book launches and a resource for the wider movement. It will also host exhibitions, performances, readings, music and other events.

The first events are already taking place, with more in the pipeline.

Firebox supporters have made generous financial contributions and we are grateful to everyone who has donated. But we still need to raise a further ₤5,000 to ensure the space is fully equipped in time for the official opening on 6th October.

Firebox can become this generation’s International Club – led by the legendary Sylvia Pankhurst in her day – a point of departure for a lifetime of radical engagement, a meeting point for the left, a starting point for a new left.

Please consider giving a donation if you haven’t already. Any amount, big or small, is welcome. You can give a regular donation or a one-off in the following ways:

1) Donate by Paypal.

Use the donate button on the front page, with "Firebox donation" in the subject line. Or use this link:


2) Make a deposit straight into our bank account by either electronic transfer or at your local bank.

Account name: Counterfire

Co-operative Bank
PO Box 20
Sort code: 08 92 99
Account No: 65331196

3) Send a cheque made payable to 'Counterfire'.

c/o Firebox
106-8 Cromer Street

4) Become a Friend of Firebox which will entitle you to discounts and special offers by taking out a standing order. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for more details on this.

Finally, come and visit Firebox anytime and give us your ideas and your imagination.

Yours in solidarity,

Feyzi Ismail

Feyzi Ismail

Feyzi teaches at SOAS, University of London, and is active in UCU and the anti-war and anti-austerity movements. She is a contributor to The Assault on Universities: A Manifesto for Resistance, and is on the editorial board of Counterfire.