London Rebel History Calendar - December 2017

Belmont Workhouse inmates are marched off by the police, after rioting over being fed only 'watery porridge', 1910.

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

time to
bombard all
embassies & workhouses... from SPACE!
     

1

Smugglers battle excisemen, Lee, SE London, 1734.

2

1978: Demolition
Decorators benefit gig
ends in a fire – (arson by pissed off punters ?)

3

1970: Spanish embassy, Belgravia, machine gunned, in protest at sentencing to death of 6 basque activists.

4

7 poachers, ('Waltham Blacks,') executed at Tyburn, for Murder and Deer-Stealing, 1723.

5

1984: Top cops meet to
discuss animal rights threat – leads to founding of Animal Rights National Index.

6

1792: Radical Thomas Spence nicked for sedition.

7

1972: demo to Holloway
Prison after Angry Brigade trial verdict, 1972.

8

Birkbeck College
occupied 2010.

9

Proprietors of
Morning Chronicle nicked for seditious libel, 1793.

10

Banned anarchist
public meeting, Trafalgar Square, attacked by
cops & hostile crowd, 1893.

11

50,000 people
destroy enclosure fences, Hackney Downs, 1875.

12

Crowd attack
St James Palace,
1688, as revolt against
king James intensifies.

13

Section 6
squat Tower Bridge
Road warehouse for cafes,
bands and parties, 1999.

14

350 Belmont Workhouse inmates riot, Sutton, 1910, in protest at crap food.

15

Suffragettes
harangue king &
queen with megaphone in
Royal Opera House, 1913.

16

1939 Women's
Peace Campaign rally,
Central Hall, London.

17

1660: Andrew
Marvell petitions House
of Commons to release
John Milton from prison.

18

1936: Public Order
Act passed, ostensibly
against fascists, but
used more
against the left.

19

Sailors attempt rescue of James Buchanan from hanging at Execution Dock, 1738 – fails, sadly.

20

Feminist & Socialist
Dora Montefiore
born,
Tooting, 1851.

21

Three South London
Autonomous Astronauts go into space, 1995.

22

John Rough &
Margaret Mearing,
burned, Smithfield for protestantism, 1557.

23

Bertrand Russell broadcasts against the bomb, 1954.

24

Radical
West End Democratic
Club opened, Marylebone.
On Xmas eve! 1872

25

"Open Christmas Letter" of 101 British women to women of Germany/Austria appeals for peace, 1914.

26

1798: Constables raid on St Giles
pubs for 'rogues & vagabonds' to press into army sparks mass brawl.

27

3 days of riots
against bishops & papists begin, Westminster, 1640.

28

2008 - Gaza protests
outside Israeli London embassy turn riotous...

29

Mass meeting of dissenters in campaign to repeal test & Corporation Acts, 1732.

30

1672: First public concert in London: musicians perform behind curtain,
patrons
eat cakes & drink ale.

31

Two highwaymen
rob all the tollgates from Kensington to Reading
bar one, 1750.