London Rebel History Calendar - September 2018

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Methodist John Wesley gets mobbed by unbelievers.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday


Masters,
Beware:
your servants
are
combining...


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Women's
open-air anti-war meeting Caledonian Road, 1917.

 

2

137 strikers
sacked by Grunwicks film processing laboratories,
1976.

3

Use Your Loaf
squatted social centre
evicted, Deptford, 2004.

4

Mary Renault,
novelist, lesbian
& anti-apartheid activist, born,
Forest Gate, 1905.

5

Friern Barnet Library squatted after closure, 2012... soon re-opens as community library.

6

Parliamentary Ordinance
closes all
theatres, 1642.

7

Bertrand Russell arrested for incitement to commit civil disobedience
(against nukes), 1961.

8

Henryk Niemasz is last man hanged in Wandsworth Prison, 1961. Gallows still there in working order tho...

9

Master
Cordwainers complain
to Mayor of London
that their 'servingmen'
are organising, 1396.

10

Teddyboys riot, Trocadero, Old Kent Rd, 1956.

11

Bulgarian dissident
Georgi Markov murdered
by poisoned umbrella,
Waterloo Bridge, 1978.

12

Methodist
Guru John Wesley
stoned by unbelievers,
Whitechapel, 1742.

13

Mass protests at DSEI
Arms Fair, Beckton, 2005.

14

Great Dock
Strike ends, 1889, winning a
wage rise.

15

Old Labour paper the Daily Herald becomes The Sun, sorry, The Scum. 1964.

16

Peace Centre
squatted,
Rosebery Avenue,
Clerkenwell,
1983.

17

International
Workingmens
Association conference,
Charing Cross, 1871.

 

18

First Notting
Hill Fayre, 1966 -
one
of the origins of Carnival.

19

Food riots
in the City, continuing
from previous day, 1800.

20

Sackings spark gas workers strike, Beckton, 1889.

21

1885: William
Morris nicked in court-room
dust-up, protesting arrests of socialists, Limehouse.

22

14,000 strong march protesting eviction of St Pancras rent strikers ends in battle with police, 1960.

23

Sweetsway council tenants evicted, Whetstone, 2016: social cleansing to make
way for private homes.

24

1982:
Asian youth defending
kids against racist attacks
by plainclothes cops
nicked: the Newham 8.

 

25

Master tailors
petition Parliament
to stop journeymen
from combining to fight
for higher wages, 1744.

26

Iberia Airlines lounge blown up by 1st of May Group, protesting Francoite repression, 1970.

27

Striking Gate
Gourmet airline caterers sold out by their union (T&GWU), 2005.

28

Crowd
of 'young mechanics'
disrupt election of lord
mayor of London, 1640.

29

Riot in Walworth, 1985: crowd loot shops.

30

Gin Act becomes law,
1736: much feared
uprising in
response fails
to materialise.