London Rebel History Calendar - November 2018

Army 'Grandees', Levellers and Agitators debate the future of the
English Revolution at the Putney Debates, November 1647


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday


Rave all
night
in the
ruins of
their banks!


 

 

 

1

Army agitators call for overthrow of monarchy at Putney Debates, 1647.

2

'Lady Chatterley's Lover' judged not obscene, 1960.

3

Workers on
Docklands Light
Railway go on strike, 2015.

4

Govt sends troops
to smash Woolwich
shipwrights pay strike, 1739.

5

Police fail to block
mass acid house rave in old Beckton gasworks, 1988.

6

Crowd riots
in the City, denouncing heir to the throne,
the Duke of York, 1682.

7

Forger John
Austin is last person
hanged at Tyburn, 1783.

8

First ABC Trial for breach of Official Secrets Act
starts, 1977 (See Feb 20)

9

24-hour bus strike
starts, East Acton, 2009.

10

Army attack radical social centre, the Rotunda, 1830.

11

Patriotic crowd
trash communist
'Workers Dreadnought'
office, Fleet St, 1920.

12

Means test for the
unemployed comes
into force, 1931.

13

Mass meeting of
weavers debates action against the government,
Aldersgate, 1647.

14

Murdered Leveller leader William Rainborough
buried, Wapping, 1648.

15

Eleven Jailed
Greenham women arrive in Holloway Prison, 1982.

16

Huge public meeting
protests repressive 'two bills', Old Palace Yard, 1795.

17

Arrests disrupt anti-
capitalist bloc on European Social Forum march, 2004.

18

Occupy squat
UBS bulding & launch
Bank of Ideas, 2011.

19

Protestors block
The Mall as warmongering US president George W. Bush visits the queen, 2003.

 

20

Second ward
occupation at University College Hospital, 1993.

21

Hunger strike
starts on outside
Grunwick
picketline, 1977.

22

Ricky Bishop
dies after arrest
by Brixton police, 2001.

23

John Milton
publishes
Areopagitica,
his plea
for a free press, 1644.

24

More riots against student fees in West End, 2010.

25

600 women
march through Soho to Reclaim the Night, 2005.

26

Radical
John Gale Jones sentenced to 12 months in Coldbath
Fields Prison, 1810.

27

Street fighting disrupts Oswald Mosley meeting, Bethnal Green 1947.

28

Occupiers of Tony's Cafe, Broadway Market, Hackney, resist eviction, 2005.

29

Times owner John Walter brings in new technology & sacks all printers, 1814.

30

Secularist writer
'Saladin' (William
Stewart Ross) dies, 1906.