London Rebel History Calendar - January 2017

1911: Several hundred police and soldiers surround a house in Sidney Street, Whitechapel,
where Russian "anarchist' (actually Latvian socialist) jewel thieves are hiding out.

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

 

PRISON
CAN'T STOP US
PARTYING!

 

         

1

Gerard Winstanley
publishes A New-yeere's Gift Sent to the Parliament and Armie, 1650.

2

Police looking for
anarchist jewel thieves
surround a house in
Sidney St, East End…1911.

3

Fascist William
Joyce hanged for wartime nazi propaganda broadcasts, 1946.

4

German anarchist paper Freiheit first published in exile, from London, 1879.

5

Sybil Morrison,
pacifist, feminist, lesbian, born, London, 1893.

6

Twelfth Day -
famed for cakes,
mischief and masqued fun in 17th century London.

7

1977: Johnny Rotten
nicked for possession of amphetamines, Soho.

8

10,000 drivers,
including 400 at Smithfield, were involved in a road haulage strike, 1947.


9

Lollard religious rebels launch abortive uprising,
St Giles Fields, 1414.

10

Journeymen
weavers take masters
to court for infringing
guild rights, 1434.

11

First instalment of William Morris's News from
Nowhere
serialised in
Commonweal, 1890.

12

Muswell Hill Agitprop shop raided by cops seeking Angry Brigade bombers, 1971.

13

Imprisoned
Leveller conspirator Edward Sexby dies of a fever in the Tower of London, 1658.

14

Mary Harvey breaks out of Kings Bench prison, having been sent down for keeping a disorderly house, 1731.

15

Nicholas Tew
nicked for housing
a Leveller printing
press, Coleman Street, 1645.

16

Disturbances at Stamford Hill in London tram strike, 1898.

 

 

17

Bethnal Green Chartists
in court accused of
hoarding arms and
illegally assembling, 1840.

18

Peter Annet, blasphemous schoolteacher, dies, 1769.

19

1999: Roger
Sylvester dies 8 days
after being 'restrained'
by police in Tottenham.

20

Italian anarchists organize first meeting of London Italian restaurant workers union, Cleveland St, 1901.

21

Occupy London
repossess empty Barbican office block, 2011

22

1.5 million workers
on strike, 1979, in
winter of discontent.

23

Statute of Merton
passed, forming legal
basis for enclosure of
common land, 1235.

 

24

Commons
Preservation Society
publicly launched,
1866.

25

Socialist League
newspaper Commonweal first published, 1885.

26

"Holland's Leaguer',
most notorious
Bankside brothel, resists
siege by constables, 1632.

27

Freedom to Party
march in West End against anti-rave legislation, 1990.

28

William Stone acquitted
of treason – plotting
to assassinate king, 1796.

29

4 stamp tax rebels party on down in Newgate prison for Tom Paine's birthday. 1826.

 

30

300 squatters
evicted from Hornsey
Rise estate by police, 1976.

31

3000 anti-fascists oppose Mosley rally, Kensington Town Hall, 1949.
Fash teargassed inside.