London Rebel History Calendar - March 2018

Poll Tax rioters, Trafalgar Square, March 1990

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

 

Acid
Drag
communes
for all!

 

 

 

1

Acid-drag queen commune Bethnal Rouge opens
in Bethnal Green
Agitprop Shop,
1973.

 

2

Anarchist Guy Aldred's West London house raided over seditious paper, 1921.

 

3

Jimi Hendrix sets fire to his guitar for the first time, London Astoria, 1967.

or was it the 31st?

4

National Union of
Women's Socialist Societies executive splits over
support for WW1, 1915.


5

Footmen &
servants riot in
theatre over threat to their right to seating, 1737.

6

1917: Trial of
anti-war socialists
Alice Wheldon & her family
for made up plot to murder
PM Lloyd George starts.

7

Riots over radicals'
right to meet in Trafalgar Square continue, 1848.

8

Mughouse Riots, 1716:
Jacobites fight Hanoverians,
Fleet St & City.
Plague on both houses...

9

Parliamentary
order appoints
censors to search
for seditious pamphlets, 1643.

10

London office
of South African
Airways bombed, 1972.

11

Anti-Boer War meeting
broken up by police,
Highbury Corner, 1900.

12

The 'Phoenix'
Society of Compositors, early printing union, founded, Fleet St, 1792.

13

National Union of Women's Socialist Societies celebrates winning of vote for women, Queens Hall, 1918.

14

Ranter Jacob
Bothumley has his tongue bored through with a redhot iron, for publishing blasphemy, 1650.

 

15

Black Panther
Unity Bookshop burned out by
arson attack,
Brixton, 1973.

16

Abortive Irish
republican bombing of the Mansion House, 1881.

17

Monarchy abolished, 1649.

18

Renowned
cutpurse
Jenny Diver
hung, 1741.

19

Parliament
besieged by Leveller
supporters, 1647 - Nicholas Tew and major Tulidah among nicked.

20

Sailors mob up &
rescue mates nicked in brothels, Chiswell St, 1763.

21

Rally to
commemorate Paris
Commune, New Alexandra Hall, Whitechapel,
1903. Lenin speaks.

 

22

Evil moralists the Society for the Suppression of Vice formed, Grays Inn, 1802.

23

Grosvenor Avenue
commune, Highbury, raided in Angry Brigade bombing panic, 1971.

24

John
Lilburne publishes
the second part of
England's New
Chaines Discovered, 1649.

25

National Front
march against Britain's entry into EU, Islington, 1975. Surely a dead issue...

26

Meeting
of workers supporting
Union in US Civil (on
anti-slavery grounds)
War, Piccadilly, 1863.

27

Prophet Richard Brothers declared insane, 1795,
for mixing
apocalyptic
religion & radicalism.

28

Mob riots
in support of John Wilkes as he wins Middlesex election, 1768.

29

Squatting
comes to
Brixton, 1969 - office block occupied, Brixton Rd.

30

CND
demo to Trafalgar
Square on last day of
Aldermaston march, 1959.

31

Huge riot
erupts in Trafalgar Square against poll tax, spreads through West End, 1990.