London Rebel History Calendar - January 2016

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...they'll beat you, shut you down, shoot you, even trash your grave - all you can do is SWING...

     

1

Trevor Monerville
beaten up by Stoke
Newington Police, left with brain damage, 1987.

2

Rupert Murdoch
takes over his first Fleet Street paper, the News of the World, 1969.

3

Unemployed
try to take over
Islington Town Hall, 1921

4

Army sent
into Spitalfields to
keep peace, during
silkweavers' riots, 1768.

5

1642: Barricades in
London, as royalists
are rumoured to be
planning a massacre...

6

Battersea Park adventure playground occupied against demolition, 2013.

7

Prominent class struggle anarchist Albert Meltzer, born, Tottenham, 1920.

8

Richard Francklin
nicked for publishing
the Craftsman, a
seditious paper, 1731
.

9

Thomas Venner & Fifth Monarchists captured after rebelling against king Charles II, 1661.

10

Richard Carlile
gets 32 months for sedition, for supporting Swing rioters, 1831.

11

St Charles Hospital
Chief exec's office occupied in protest at planned
A&E closure, 1993.

12

Colin Roach
Centre launched,
Hackney, as local
campaigning hub, 1993.

13

Tax riot in London, 1648

14

Ranter Abiezer Coppe delivers blasphemous
sermon, St Helen's Church, Bishopsgate, 1649

15

Inspector Lovelock cleared of any blame for shooting & crippling Cherry Groce, 1987.

16

1939: Flower & Dean Street tenants launch rent strike, Spitalfields.

17

Suffragette Flora
Drummond breaks
into 10 Downing
Street & is chased around the house, 1908.

18

'Anti-communists' vandalise Karl Marx's grave, 1970.

19

1944: Helen Duncan is last person charged
under 1735 Witchcraft Act. Gets 9 months.

20

Kings College
occupied in protest
at Israeli attack on Gaza, 2009

21

Spitalfields
Silkweavers attack
East India Company HQ, 1697

22

Letterbomb sent
to MP at House
of Commons, 1972.

23

Bread riot,
Deptford, 1867

24

Armed Irish footpads attack Westminster
Gatehouse lockup, 1749; to free nicked mate.

25

Dynamite Saturday,
1885: Fenians bomb London Bridge, Tower of London & Parliament.

26

BT workers strike
after some suspended for refusing compulsory overtime, 1987.

27

Parliament finds king Charles guilty of waging war on his people, 1649. Sentence: Death.

28

1953: Derek Bentley hanged for murder of policeman, despite not firing the shot.

29

1728: John Gay's
Beggars' Opera
premieres, satirising
the rich, Lincoln's Inn.

30

Police
shut down final Beatles gig, Savile Row, 1969.

31

Arson attack on Epping Magistrates Court, 1988.