London Rebel History Calendar - November 2016

Protests against the local council's removal of the Battersea Brown Dog anti-vivisection statue.

 

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Yes we're slightly annoyed. But
Trotskyism may not
be the answer.

1

First issue of New Moral World, Owenite socialist journal, published, 1834.

2

Eden Must GO!' Demo against British invasion
of Egypt over Suez,
Parliament Square, 1956.

3

First Campaign Against the Arms Trade demo, at arms fair, London, 1975.

4

Brent housing co-op
tenants protest eviction by council, 2005.

5

Elephant & Castle
Dole office attacked
in solidarity with
striking miners, 1984.

6

Gagging Acts outlaw
all reform lectures
& meetings, 1795.

7

Mass sit-in against
Iraq war/occupation,
Whitehall, 2004.

8

Met Police
Commissioner Charles Warren bans demos in Trafalgar Square, 1887.

9

Newgate replaces Tyburn as main venue for
public hangings, 1783.

10

Lady Chatterley's Lover sells 200,000 copies,
after being declared
not obscene, 1960.

11

Mary Young sent to Bridewell for 'raising great disturbances
in Fleet St', 1737.

12

Public birth of
British Trotskyism:
dissident Communist Party members protest at party congress, Battersea, 1932.

13

1979: After a year of trade disputes and non-appearance, the Times resumes publication.

14

Loyal Volunteer
(muppet patriots)
Dewy killedby friendly fire in training exercise, Hornsey, 1803.

15

Mass radical rally
on Spa Fields,
Clerkenwell, 1816.

16

1732: Robert Walker & John Dormer arrested for attacks on government in Royal Oak Extra-Ordinary.

17

Slightly Annoyed
Brigade petrol bomb Castle Pub for hosting stripping, 1983.

18

University
College occupation
protesting George
W Bush visit, 2003.

19

'Mr Stephens' fails
to convince Chief
Justice Mansfield
that imprisonment
for debt is illegal, 1770.

20

First attempt by reactionary medical students to smash Battersea brown dog anti-vivisection statue, 1907.

21

William Morris
falls out with anarchists
& resigns from the
Socialist League, 1890.

22

Journeymen bakers taken to City court for refusing to work
without payrise, 1441

23

Mr Mears, Count Passeran & John Morgan nicked for publishing 'Philosophical Dissertation on Death', 1732.

24

North London
Herald League
mass meeting demands release
of jailed socialist
John MacLean, 1918.

25

Police & military
raid Communist
Working Men's Club,
Fitzrovia, 1916.

26

Croydon trams hit by drivers strike, 2003.

27

First 'No
Conscription
Fellowship' convention, Farringdon, 1915.

28

Eviction of squatted Claremont Road begins, Leytonstone, 1994.

29

Tony's Cafe occupied against gentrification, Broadway Market, Hackney, 2005 (see December 26th).

30

Divisions among
silkweavers: machine loom weavers fight handloom weavers, Clerkenwell, 1767.