UK

1976: The Notting Hill Carnival riots

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An account of the riots at the popular West London carnival which were sparked by the arbitrary harassment and arrests of young black attendees by police. Taken together with similar anti-police riots such as those in Broadwater Farm and Brixton in 1981 they forced a dramatic change in policing methods in the the capital.

Hunterston nuclear power station "dirty tricks"

British Energy and British Nuclear Group keep up the pressure on striking workers at Hunterston.

Union pays ‘hush money’ over Gate Gourmet wildcat

Two T&G union shop stewards who were sacked by Gate Gourmet over the unofficial walkout at the airline caterers in August last year have reportedly been paid £600,000 to remain silent about union involvement.

Rocker, Rudolf, 1873-1958

Rudolf Rocker

Biography of famed German anarcho-syndicalist, Rudolf Rocker, who amongst other things organised Jewish garment workers in London's East End.

Hunterston nuclear plant - strike update

Following the 2 day strike Balfour Kilpatrick bosses remain adamant that they won’t return the 50p enhancement to electricians pay that had been in place for 30 years.

TV Times 16-22 September

Welcome back to Class War’s TV guide for the revolutionary couch potato. With the political conference season starting, it is now particularly important to check those schedules rather than just switching on the telly willy-nilly!

What now Norwich? Norwich Union job cuts

Comment on the latest case of call centre jobs "transferred" to India, and the trades union response to it, from Norwich Class War.

Turner, Pete, 1935-2004

An obituary for British builder, anarchist and asbestos campaigner Pete Turner.

1976: The fight for useful work at Lucas Aerospace

Useless: The Stingray torpedo, made by Lucas

History of how arms company workers struggled against closure and for a change in their work from weapons manufacture to socially useful production.

1916-1932: The fight for freedom of speech on Glasgow Green

Anarchist Guy Aldred (sixth from right) at a Spanish Civil War rally on Glasgow Green, late 1930s.

The history of the successful struggle to restore freedom of speech and assembly in one of Britain's oldest parks after it was banned in 1922.