London Rebel History Calendar - August 2018

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Demo in support of the Mangrove West Indian restaurant, Ladbroke Grove,
raided by police, 1970.

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday


We'll build
our pleasure
gardens
in space

 

1

20,000 dockworkers strike, demanding wage increase, 1911 (see August 11th).

2

Judge in 'Oz' magazine obscenity trial gets bomb threat - from wife of
court official...?! 1971.

3

Crap fuhrer
Oswald Mosley battered by anti-fascists, Dalston, 1962.

 

4

Women rally against
World War 1, Kingsway Hall, Holborn, 1914.

 

5

Rioting in
Elephant & Castle, during police strike, 1919.

 

6

5 Covent Garden
houses occupied in anti-Jubilee Squat, 1977.

7

Irish soldiers
riot,
Somers Town,
1798.

8

Former 'Moral
force'
Chartist leader William Lovett dies, Euston, 1877.

9

Notting Hill: Demo about raids on Mangrove
Club leads to arrests
& celebrated trial, 1970

10

Kings Bench
Prison: debtors fail in breakout attempt, 1784.

11

London dock strike
(see August 1st) settled
with wage rise, 1911.

12

Cockney mystic
William Blake dies,
Fountain Court,
The Strand, 1827.

13

Protestants
riot after Catholic
sermon, St Pauls, 1553.

14

Radical
prisoners protest
conditions, Coldbath
Fields Prison, 1800 -
solidarity riot outside...

15

Split opens
at Russian Social
Democratic Party congress in exile, Communist
Club, Fitzrovia, 1903.

 

16

Mr Nixon,
non-juring clergyman, nicked, linked to libellous leaflets & bombing
of Parliament, 1736.

17

Spitalfields silkweavers cut silk from looms working under agreed rate for silk master Chauvet, 1769.

18

Anarchist militant &
theorist Varlam Tcherkezov
dies, London, 1925.

19

'Crimping' houses
(where army recruits
are forcibly held), attacked,
Charing Cross, 1794.

20

Leveller
John Lilburne
acquitted on felony
charges, 1653.

 

21

Robert Owen
calls all religion
false in a debate, City
of London Tavern, 1817.

22

Customs officers attacked by armed smugglers,
Lewisham, 1735.

23

OutRage disrupt 'ex-gay movement', St Michael's church, Belgravia, 1995.

24

Mass meeting, Trafalgar Square, in support of
syndicalist Billy Watson,
jailed for sedition. 1919.

 

25

Atheist-Communist scorcher Dan Chatterton born, Clerkenwell, 1820.

26

Mini-riot on last day of
Notting Hill Carnival, 1985.

27

Seamens'
Union official
shoots at members,
Stepney, as union
plans to break
their strike, 1925.

28

International anarchist gathering in London planned for today cancelled after war breaks out, 1914.

29

Hippy/squatters
People's Free Carnival
begins, Notting Hill, 1971.

30

West India Dock
opens, 1802 - built to
put a stop to endemic
thieving from ships.

31

Fascist British League
meeting attacked by Jewish 43 Group, Dalston, 1946.