London Rebel History Calendar - February 2017

 

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some
TROUBLE!

 

1

Camberwell unemployed mothers march on parliament protesting end of milk ration for babies, 1922.

2

Women blockade
Parliament, 1642,
protesting against
recession and poverty.

3

Whitechapel's Jubilee Street Club opens, 1906: top social space & centre of resistance.

4

'The Square' launched as social centre, Russell
Square, Bloomsbury, 2006

5

Anti-poll tax demo,
Haringey, after Council fines 7,000 people for non-
registration for poll tax, 1990.

6

Rad street theatrical mob Demolition Decorators go on trial for obstruction, Wells St court, 1978.

7

Legendary London
Communist Club starts life as Deutsche Demokratische Gesellschaft, Soho, 1840.

8

Peace activist,
CND founder member,
Peggy Duff born, 1910.

9

The IRA attempt some
drastic architectural work, Canary Wharf, 1993.

10

Robert Nixon,
bomber of parliament
& seditious libeler,
jailed for 5 years, 1737.

11

Legendary Mark Ashton, founder of Lesbians & Gays Support the miners, dies of AIDS, Southwark, 1987.

12

6 Committee of
100 workers go
on trial for
breach of
Official Secrets
Act, 1962.

 

13

Strike of
East End stick makers
ends in wage rise, 1890.

14

Hackney
Social Centre squat opens,
Lower Clapton, 2008.

15

Rioting Tyburn
crowd tries to
rescue
body of executed soldier
from dissection, 1770.

16

Wicked
feminist novelist Angela
Carter dies, Clapham, 1992.

17

Muhammad Ali
visits Brixton, 1999

18

Socialists
Burns and Cunninghame Graham released from Pentonville Prison, 1888 (after being jailed after Bloody Sunday riot).

19

2013: Eileen
House,
Elephant &
Castle, squatted
as
anti-gentrification centre.

20

1796: Kyd Wake
tried for booing & hissing
George III in anti-war riot:
(gets 5 years hard labour.)

 

21

Mammoth Hyde Park, demo against proposed Anti-Conspiracy Bill: attack on political refugees. 1858.

22

Bread riots in
Bermondsey, Stepney, Bethnal Green, Shoreditch & other ends, 1855.

23

Men Against Sexism
National Conference opens, London, 1979.

24

Riot at
Covent Garden Theatre: poor audiences, demand
cut in entry fees, 1763.

25

1983: Rooftop Protest
of Greenham Women,
Holloway Prison.

26

Lollard
William Sawtrey ordered to be burnt for heresy, 1401.

27

Mass mutiny & escape
attempt by army 'recruits'
in Savoy gaol, 1776.

See Oct 1st.
..

28

1990: Protestors treat Greenwich Council meeting on poll tax to flour bombs from public gallery.