London Rebel History Calendar - July 2016

 

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This society's a farce.
Mockery and Madness
may be the only polite response...

     

1

National Socialist
Movement rally
disrupted by anti-fascists, Trafalgar Square, 1962.

2

Second day
of riots against the
enclosure of Plumstead
Common, 1876.

 

3

Workers occupy
St Leonards Hospital, Hackney, 1984.

4

John Horne Tooke
gets a year in prison for supporting American Revolution, 1777.

5

Jack Cade's Kentish rebels fight all night battle on London Bridge with loyal Londoners, 1450.

6

Thomas More beheaded; wrote about Utopia,
but also fine with
execution of
'heretics'. 1535.

7

Printers demo denounces Salvation Army for
sacking union printers. Hyde Park, 1890.

8

"then he done a bunk..."
Great Train Robber
Ronnie Biggs escapes Wandsworth Prison, 1965.

9

Poachers battle gamekeepers,
Enfield Chase, 1725.
(See July 20th)

10

Second mass riot
of the year, Brixton,
1981 (this time as rest
of UK also burns...)

11

Peter Lilley, Minister for Benefit Cuts, egged by disability protesters, Balham, 1995.

12

Police spy
Bob Lambert plants
firebomb in Debenhams
Store, Harrow, 1987.

13

(cont from July 8th)... Biggs' singing
on Sex Pistols 'No-one
is Innocent'
leads
BBC to ban it, 1978.

14

Albany community
centre, Deptford, gutted by (probably fascist) arson attack, 1978.

15

Yiddish socialist
(later anarchist) paper Arbeter Fraint founded,
Whitechapel, 1885.

16

Kings Bench
Prisoners hold mock election, 1827...
ends in a riot.

17

West End Green,
Hampstead: locals burn fences in opposition to proposed enclosure, 1882.


18

queen Elizabeth 1 banishes all black people from England, 1596.

 

19

Brilliant mad
Bonkersfest takes over Camberwell Green
for last time, 2008.

 

20

Poachers involved in
July 9th battle return to Enfield to beat up keeper -
for which some hang. 1725.

21

British Socialist Party meeting ends in punch-up over support for WW1, Langham Place, 1915.

 

22

Police blockade fails to prevent huge acid house party as ravers run across motorway, Heston, 1989.

 

23

Indian Sociologist
magazine banned 1909, for sedition. Anarchist Guy Aldred reprints it...

 

24

Riot in
Grays Inn Fields, 1687.

 

25

Third day of Reform Riots, Hyde Park, 1866.

 

26

Shadwell, 1768:
7 coalheavers hanged;
massive show of state force breaks their strike.

 

27

Unemployed occupation
of Wandsworth
Workhouse defeats local dole cuts, 1921.

 

28

Angry crowd stone Gin Act informer to death, New Palace Yard, 1737.

 

29

Messiah & attempted royal assassin James Hadfield (see May 15) escapes
Bedlam, 1802.

 

30

Police taser, nick and beat up black teens
having waterfight,
Hyde Park, 2008.

31

Mass picket of
Pentonville Prison
in support of
jailed dockers, 1972.