London Rebel History Calendar - May 2016

Striking women at Brentford's Trico works demand equal pay with male counterparts, 1976.

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There are cops amongst us... they're not the ones with the shiny shoes...

         

1

Evil Mayday, 1517:
trad holiday revels
end in City pogrom against foreign workers.

 

2

Chartist Convention
ends, 1842: second
great Chartist petition
carried to Parliament.

 

3

Anti-workfare actions bring chaos to tens of West End shops, 2012.

4

The Daily Mail
first vomits its bile
into the world, 1896.

 

5

Anarcha-feminist
Wild Women's Weekend begins, in squatted Brixton housing benefit
office, 1990.

6

Bermondsey
Council refuse to
waste public money on George V jubilee, 1935.

7

Strike at London
Metropolitan University against plans for
drastic cuts, 2009.

8

Leading bosses meet
at Lord Mountbatten's
flat to ask him
to head military
coup, 1968.

9

Italian police spy
Rubino unmasked
at Charlotte Street
Anarchist club, 1902.

 

10

Dingleys mechanical sawmill trashed by sawyers it has deprived of work, Limehouse, 1768.

11

Plashet: Police
attack march in support of framed Newham 7, 1985.

12

Derelict land in
Hounslow occupied for eco-village,
2009.

13

1926 General Strike continues in many
parts of London, despite TUC
having called it off.


14

7000 march behind
racist murder victim Altab Ali's coffin from East End to
Downing St, 1978.


15

Millenarian nutter James
Hadfield shoots at mad old George III, Theatre Royal, 1800. (see July 29th).

16

Crap housing for
the plebs: Ronan Point explosion kills 4,
Newham, 1968.

 

17

Police spy Theodore Reuss expelled from
the Socialist League, 1889.

18

London bus strike
ends, 1917.

19

1897: released from prison, Oscar Wilde stays with radical
vicar Stewart Headlam,
Bloomsbury.


20

GH Baskomb encloses Chiselhurst Common,
1876 - locals trash fences,
and he backs down.


21

Strike of London
carpenters & joiners
wins concessions
from 110 firms, 1896.

22

Cross-dressing spy Chevalier d"Eon dies, Bloomsbury, 1810.

23

Huge sailors' riots in Greenwich over
pay arrears, 1774.

24

1976: 350 women
strike at Trico factory,
Brentford, for equal pay with men. They win...

25

Prison escaper Jack
Sheppard's most hi-tech breakout, from Clerkenwell New Prison, 1724.

 

26

An open air gig ends in proletarian shopping, Harlesden, 1987.

 

27

1400 copies of
Killing No Murder
(calling for
Cromwell's
assassination) seized,
London, 1657

28

Electricians strike
starts at Royal Festival
Hall, South Bank,
1952 - goes national.

 

29

Anarchist Errico Malatesta jailed for
libel, ie outing police
spy Belleli, 1912

 

30

Playwright Christopher Marlowe murdered, 1593, Deptford - for being a spy? gay? An atheist?

 

31

Disabled
suffragette activist
Rosa May Billinghurst
born, Lewisham, 1875.