London Rebel History Calendar - February 2016

 

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1

Last 'Frost Fair'
opens on the frozen
river Thames, 1814,
becomes a rowdy party.

2

1660: Army units
mutiny in London over
non-payment of wages

3

Imprisoned in the Tower of London, Bishop Ranulf Flambard gets guards pissed & climbs to freedom, 1101.

4

1911: London printers strike for shorter hours.13

5

Community occupiers
win battle to
keep Friern Barnet
Library open, 2013.

6

London dockers
rescue 2 Romanian stowaways as ship's crew try to arrest them, 1975.

 

7

'Devil's Chaplain' Robert Taylor's blasphemous preaching lands him a year in prison, 1828.

8

1919: 1000s pack largest 'Hands Off Russia'
meeting, Albert Hall.

9

Betrayed by
their union leaders, Wapping printers hold final march, 1987.

10

Leveller John
Wildman nicked, for planning uprising against Cromwell, 1655.

11

Strike of London
British Telecom
workers ends, 1987.

12

5 men jailed
for planning to blow
up Kings Bench Prison to free debtors, 1793.

13

Private tenants launch mass Rent Strike,
Stepney, 1938 (Spoiler Alert: They Won!)

14

59 womens suffrage activists jailed, after
trying to carry petition
to Parliament, 1907.

 

15

International
solidarity organisation
Third World First launched, London, 1970.

16


100s resist eviction of squats on M11 link route, Wanstead, 1994.

17

Reformer John Horne Tooke nicked for publishing attack on Speaker of House of Commons, 1774.

18

Islington Shell petrol
station occupied in protest against involvement in enviro-destruction, 2006.

19

Really Free School squat evicted from mockney twat Guy Ritchie's Fitzroy Square house, 2011.

 

20

A mob besieges
the Savoy palace,
home of hated prince John of Gaunt, 1377.

21

Colonel Edward
Despard & six others
executed for planning
radical uprising, 1803.

22

Parliament orders pro-American Revolution pamphlets burnt, 1775.

 

23

350 black Londoners sail to Sierra Leone colony, 1787 - in attempt to 'deal' with slavery problem...

24

'The Call' newspaper founded as voice of
British Socialist Party anti-war faction, 1916

25

1000 tailors riot
in the City, after
forming combination
to raise wages, 1792.

26

Anti-WW1 women meet, Caxton Hall, to plan for Hague women's anti war congress, 1915.

27

1900, Farringdon: 120 trade unionists form what becomes the Labour Party. Arrgh! Blind Alley!

28

Deptford &
Greenwich Chartists
hold mass meeting
on Blackheath, 1846

29

West Ham fans
stage pitch invasion against proposed bond scheme, 1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will occupy,
rebel, rise up - 'til the rivers freeze over, and beyond...