Bookshops appeal for libel funds

<p>Two London bookshops locked in a "potentially ruinous" libel case that has run for six years have appealed for funds to keep them in business. The socialist booksellers, Bookmarks Bookshop in Bloomsbury and Housman's Bookshop on Caledonian Road, claim they were victims of a legal loophole in the old Defamation Act. Now they are about to run out of funds.</p><p> The shops are being sued for stocking an issue of "Searchlight", the "anti-fascist and anti-racist" magazine, in which a political activist, Mark Taha, claims to have been libelled. Taha objected to an article printed in 1993 and ...

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