London Rebel History Calendar - June 2016

The incomparable Paul Robeson, at an anti-nuclear rally, Trafalgar Square, 28th June 1959.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

A good month for
incoherent
insurrection,
especially plundering palaces & other posh pads...

 

1

1947: fascist British League rally, Ridley
Road market, Hackney,
smashed by Jewish 43 Group.

2

Brian Haw
sets up peace camp,
Parliament Square, 2001.

3

2000: several people
nicked for mooning
at the monarchy,
Buckingham Palace.

4

Police drive 19
nicked anti-Jubilee
protestors to copshops in
co-opted no 11 bus. 2002.

5

Defend NHS demo, Central London, 2014.

6

Best thing since
sliced bread: Gordon
rioters roll Lord Sandwich
in the mud, 1780.

 

7

Striking miners besiege Parliament, 1984.

8

Revolting peasants
plunder a rich man's house,
North Cray, 1381.

9

Pioneering woman
medic & suffragist. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson born, Whitechapel, 1836.

10

Striking miners
& anti-fascists beat
off nazi skin attack
on GLC festival, 1984.

11

Arrest of apprentice sparks street riot,
Bermondsey, 1592.

12

Marshalsea Prison & Lambeth Palace stormed by peasant rebels, 1381.

13

Blank generation?
17 year old Marcus Sarjeant fires blanks at queen, The Mall, 1981.

14

Occupy camp
evicted from
Finsbury Square, 2012.

15

Radical Journo William Cobbett gets 2 years in Newgate for objecting to flogging in militia, 1810.

 

16

Society for the
Protection of Animals founded in London
coffeehouse, 1824.

17

Troops
again sent in
to break London
dock strike, 1948.

18

Post Black Death serf
shortage labour law passed to stop plebs bettering wages/conditions, 1349.

19

Suffragettes target Chancellor
Asquith's house,
Cavendish Square, 1906.

20

John Glover, Ben Bowsey & James Jackson hanged for their part in burning Newgate Prison, 1780.

 

21

Big London Jewish
anarchist demo
protesting pogroms
in Russia, 1903.

22

Thames, 1758: crew of Prince of Wales ship fight off press gang during navy 'recruitment' campaign.

 

23

Traditional date
for beginning of rowdy Pinner Fair. 'Unusually disorderly' in 1906...

 

24

Fashionable
strollers mobbed
in Hyde Park
in Sunday
Trading Bill riots 1855.

 

25

Protesting torture
of jailed suffragettes
gets Labour MP George Lansbury suspended
from Parliament, 1912.

26

'Incoherent insurrection' in the City, as
king struggles with
uppity barons,
1263.

 

27

Police raid Fitzrovia house looking for 'French
anarchist bombers', 1892. No bombers found.

 

28

Black communist singer Paul Robeson speaks at anti-nuclear rally, Trafalgar Square, 1959.

 

29

West Indies first cricket
victory over England at Lords, sparks victory demo through West End, 1950.

30

Army Depot
firebombed,
Southfields, 1970.