London Rebel History Calendar - November 2017

Protest against the building of a police control centre for the Olympics, Wanstead Flats, 2011.

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

if it's too
cold for a
picnic,
squat the
nearest hotel...
 

1

Finsbury: Mass radical
rally intended to spark
an armed uprising:
ends in damp squib. 1819.

2

Dalston Theatre
squat evicted, 2006.

3

Newham 7
Defence Campaign picket racist Duke of Edinburgh pub, Plashet, 1984.

4

Richard Price gives famous lecture supporting French revolution, sparking
pamphlet war. 1789.

5

1975: 50 homeless women and children squat Palm Court Hotel, Richmond.

6

Parliament Square picnic held to beat anti-demo exclusion zone, 2005.

7

Algernon Sidney,
republican theorist, tried, 1683, for Rye House Plot,

8

Disability
Discriminination Act becomes Law, 1995 - a step forward, if not enough...

9

Millwall fans pelt police after a match, 1985.

10

Coal porters strike
starts, Walworth -
spreads city-wide. 1892.

11

Palestinian protesters
shut down West London
centre of Israeli agricultural
export company, 2004.

12

Anarchist Emma Goldman heckled for denouncing repression in Soviet Russia in Fleet St meeting, 1924.

13

Claridges demo (see
July 11th) trial collapses after cop proved to have planted evidence, 1964.

14

Riot in
Broad Street, St Giles, 1796.

15

William
Rayner found guilty
of libelling Prime
Minister Walpole, 1732.

16

1883 : William Morris delivers lecture: 'Art under the Rule of Commerce' to Democratic Federation.

17

English Collective of
Prostitutes occupy Holy Cross church, 1982. Some local pros are sceptical...

18

Unpopular actor
Charles Macklin
sacked on stage, by
audience demand, 1770.

19

Gin act informer murdered in Dean St, 1737.

20

Communist MP Cecil L'Estrange Malone gets a month in prison for
seditious speech, 1920.

21

Protests against building of police prefabs on Wanstead Flats for Olympics, 2011.

22

92 Jews jailed on dubious evidence of murdering a Christian child, 1137.

23

St Clements Day: of old twas a custom to go round
begging drink on this eve.

24

1740: William
Duell revives on surgeons table after hanging
(gets transported instead).

25

Wildcat Lambeth
library workers strike against cuts, 2015.

26

MP George Lansbury loses Bow seat after resigning to re-stand on pro-women's suffrage ticket, 1912.

27

Albert Bowes shoots Met Police Commissioner Sir Edward Henry, 1912.

28

Police
prevent striking masons talking to German
scabs arriving at Victoria
to break strike, 1877.

29

Radical & unstamped press champion, James Watson dies, Norwood, 1874.

30

king Edmund
Ironside killed, possibly on
the toilet, London, 1016.