London Rebel History Calendar - October 2017

Zombies march against capitalism, Halloween, 2008.

 

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you can never have too many melodramatic anarchist
burlesques
         

1

Army recruits in
the Savoy palace in
the Strand mutiny, 1759.

2

Huge East End tailors
strike ends in victory, 1889.

3

Walworth residents throw rubbish at marching British Union of Fascists, 1937.

4

West Ham: unemployed demonstrators fight off police attack, 1932.

5

British
Nazi leader Colin Jordan
pelted with eggs as
he weds perfume heiress,
Francoise Dior, 1963.

6

Holloway
Prison opened, 1852.

7

Anarchists stage
'operatic melodramatic
burlesque', Athenaeum,
Tottenham Court Rd, 1899.

8

Second Reform Bill rejected
in the Lords, sparking
working class outrage, 1831.

9

Haymarket
theatre spectators disrupt
play: hissing, catcalling,
ringing bells... 1738.

10

Shipload of Jews
(expelled from England
by king) drowned in
Thames by captain, 1290.

11

Mob commit "great
outrages" at Cheapside
party for anniversary
of
king's coronation, 1738.

12

Richard Carlile trial for publishing Thomas Paine's Age of Reason begins, 1819.

13

John Goodwyn Barmby founds the Communist Propaganda Society, 1841 (announcing it to be Year 1 of the new Communist Calendar).

14

1990: British National
Party papersellers
chased off Brick Lane.

15

1326: Londoners
riot against mayor,
City elite & king.

16

Republican regicides Hugh Peters & John Cook executed, Charing Cross, 1660.

17

Demo against enclosure of One Tree Hill, Honor Oak, erupts into rioting, 1897

18

State Lottery abolished, 1826: 'legalised swindles to catch the thoughtless'.
Nothing ever change.

19

Protest at Spanish
embassy after execution of anarchist educationalist Francisco Ferrer, 1909.

20

Labour Representation League rally opposes threat of war against Turkey, 1876.

21

Anti-nuclear direct
action Committee of 100 launched, Euston, 1960.

22

1 million people
attend CND rally against
nukes, Hyde Park, 1983.

23

Anabaptist
Elizabeth Gaunt
executed for
her part in
Rye House Plot, 1685.

24

Socialist mystics, the
Fellowship of the New Life, formally founded, 1882.

25

Satirical mag
Private Eye launched, 1961.

26

During Barbican
builders' strike, 4 unions sign newspaper ad denying
there's any dispute, 1967.

27

1651: Leveller
women petition
Parliament, demanding
redress for the poor.

28

1619, 'tumultuous
assemblage' at house
of the French Ambassador.

29

Christian socialist
poet Gerald Massey
dies, Norwood, 1907.

30

London
Communist Party leaders
in court for organing
squatting actions, 1946.

31

Anti-capitalist zombies stage Halloween anti-bankers
demo, Canary Wharf, 2008