London Rebel History Calendar - May 2018

'Oil Armada' sails up the Thames, protesting plans for another oil refinery on Canvey Island, 1973.

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

 

Take over
their
temples of
repression!
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1

Fulham Workhouse
occupied by unemployed
hunger marchers, 1930.

2

'Sodomite' Hitchin
battered by mob in
the pillory, 1727, despite fierce
defence by his friends.

3

Brian Douglas arrested by Kennington cops, who fracture his skull, 1995.
He dies 5 days later.

4

South side of
squatted Tolmers Square
evicted, Euston, 1979.

5

Arson attack
on
the Times
fails during
General Strike,
1926.

6

Crowd reject
election of new
pro-king
mayor, 1266, in wake of
de Montfort rebellion.

7

William Morris speaks at Mayday celebrations,
Hyde Park, 1893.

8

People's Charter
first published, 1838.

9

2000 watermen riot at Royal Exchange over decline
in their trade, 1768.

10

Middlesex JPs order arrest of all 'players of interludes' & gamblers, 1744.

11

Preservation of
the Rights of Prisoners
launched, opposite
Pentonville Prison, 1972

 

12

Anti-fascists
capture Oswald Mosley's HQ, Victoria, 1962.

13

350 inmates take part in sitdown protest, Wormwood Scrubs Prison, 1972.

14

Tramworkers
strike
begins, 1915.

15

National Fast Food workers Day of Action, 2014.

16

National
Union of the Working
Classes leaders tried for
protest against govt-backed
'fast' to beat cholera, 1832.

 

17

Keston
'Youling' fertility ritual this week: youths hug fruit trees,
& demand drinks from
landowners... til 1800s.

18

East End tailors'
strike ends with concessions by masters, 1890.

19

Canvey Islanders
sail 'oil armada'
up Thames protesting
new oil refinery, 1973.

20

Playwright Christopher Marlowe nicked
on charges of atheism, 1593 -
11 days later he's murdered.

21

Last use of
judicial torture
in England: Archer, anti-
royalist rioter, racked, 1640.

 

22

First stone of South Place Chapel, freethought
meeting place, laid, 1822.

23

Discovery of
anabaptist plot to
assassinate
Cromwell, 1654.

24

Section 28 becomes law, banning 'promotion of homosexuality' by local councils, 1988.

25

Sixth & final conference of the Socialist League, 1890: William Morris ousted & anarchists take over.

26

Michael Barrett executed for Clerkenwell fenian bombing, 1868 - last public execution in England.

27

First Disabled
Direct Action Network 'Block Telethon' demo,
London Weekend TV, 1990.

28

Students occupy
Hornsey Art College,
1968: lasts 6 weeks.

29

2004:
700-strong Critical Mass bikeride, Blackfriars Bridge, remembers Vicki McCreery,
recently killed there.

 

30

International Workingmens Association splits over the Paris Commune, 1871.

31

Mass meeting at Windmill Tavern to debate action against the king, 1644.