London Rebel History Calendar - August 2017

 

Grunwick Strikers, 1976.

 

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no, really, what IS
to become of
the middle
classes?

1

1592: crowd tear
down fences round
farms on Ebury, Pimlico,
asserting Lammas rights.

2

Secularist, socialist,
somewhat unscrupulous, Edward Aveling, dies 1898.

3

Anti-parliamentary
socialist conference held at the Autonomie Club, Fitzrovia, 1890.

4

Wembley Park sports ground, occupied by local anti-academies alliance, evicted again, 2008.

5

1417: Unruly
tailors plotting protest banned from annual
gathering near Smithfield.

6

The 'War Game'
film pulled by
BBC after
political pressure
cos of
dark nuclear subject, 1965.

7

Squatters
occupying several streets hold
festival in Heath
Road, Clapham, 1982.

8

Levellers take over the
Moderate newspaper, 1648.

9

Disruption of service at Westminster Cathedral to demonstrate against Church homophobia, 1992.

10

Foretaste of a bankrupt future: Communist
Party applies to affiliate
to Labour Party, 1920.

11

Levellers Richard & Mary Overton' house raided, both taken to prison. 1646

12

1966: Harry Roberts
offs 3 cops, East Acton: sparks huge manhunt – and 1000 terrace chants...

13

Troops marching
to repress
Plug Rioters in northern England booed
by crowds,
Regent St, 1842.

14

The Poor Law Amendment Act, 1834 brings in vicious workhouse regimes.

15

1911: Mass local
General Strike starts,
Bermondsey, - 21,000
women workers out at peak.

16

Fascist leaders charged under Public Order Act for setting up paramilitary Spearhead force, 1962.

17

Indian nationalist
Madan Lal Dhingra hanged
(in Pentonville Prison) for
assassinating aide to Secretary of State for India, 1909.

 

18

Guns smuggled into
Newgate Prison inside
smoking hot pies, 1735. (but resulting breakout fails.)

19

Chartists fight police
in Lincolns Inn Fields
& Clerkenwell, during
week of unrest, 1842.

20

First walk out at
Grunwicks begins year-long
lockout & dispute, 1976.

21

London seamen's strike
officially starts, 1925 – spreads across British empire.

22

ASLEF strike on Central Line over sickness policy and other grievances, 2014.

23

1885 : William Morris delivers lecture: `What's to Become
of the Middle Classes?
', Hammersmith.

24

Bartholomew
Fair descends
into riots after Lord
Mayor bans stalls, 1776.

25

Meeting of radical workers votes to form Social Democratic Club, 1877: a step towards a socialist movement.

 

26

2000 attend radical
Henry Hetherington's funeral, Kensal
Green Cemetery, 1849.

27

Poet John Milton's
works burnt by hangman
after restoration
of monarchy, 1660.

28

1918: women working on tube go back to work after huge pay equality strike.

29

Riot after Notting Hill carnival, 1989.

30

Black Frog squatted centre Camberwell evicted, 2007.

31

Jack Sheppard escapes
Newgate Prison, 1724 (for the first time...)