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Rioting or Protesting? Losing It or Finding It?

Reflections on the 1975 Chapeltown riot by Max Farrar. The author was arrested for threatening behaviour, assaulting a policeman, incitement to riot and affray, although acquitted after a six week trial.

Riot or Protest, the Hyde Park riot in Leeds, 1995

Hyde Park, Leeds, 1995

In the Hyde Park area of Leeds, there was a night of rioting on 10th July 1995 in response to police continued police harassment of locals, sparked by a raid on three houses in the area.

From Oldham to Bradford: the violence of the violated

Bradford riots, 2001

From April to July 2001, the northern English towns of Oldham, Burnley and Bradford saw violent confrontations between young Asians and the police, culminating in the clashes of 7-9 July in Bradford in which 200 police officers were injured.

The Northern ‘race riots’ of the summer of 2001 – were they riots, were they racial?

Bradford riots, 2001

Max Farrar's draft study of the 2001 riots in Harehills, Leeds is one of very few serious examinations of the wave of riots that broke out across the North of the UK in 2001.

Manningham riots, Bradford 1995

Manningham in Bradford erupted into two nights of pitched battles against police, after police brutality against two asian youths on 9th June 1995.

Durham Teaching Assistants fight on - against Labour and their unions

Durham Teaching Assistants have remained solid in their resistance to the threats and deals done behind closed doors between the unions and the Labour Council. The fight goes on.

Too Young to Go to War but Old Enough to be Executed

blindfolded soldier herbert burden

A short account of Herbert Burden, a 17 year old boy executed by the British Army for desertion during the First World War. Burden was among 306 British and Commonwealth soldiers executed by the British Military for ‘cowardice and desertion’ during the First World War. The article originally appeared on the WordPress blog Running Past.

Squatting in London: Precarity and Emergency Crisis Planning

Due to sustained attacks from the state, councils, and property owners, squatters in England have developed a capacity for emergency crisis planning whilst neglecting long term organising. This article examines why and briefly looks at attempts to reverse this trend.

Stitched Up

An account of working conditions and class relations in a small business.

'You can't build jobs on the corpses of innocents'

Eliza Egret and Tom Anderson speak with peace activist SAM WALTON about a daring raid he took part in to disarm a Yemen-bound warplane