Morris, Olive Elaine 1952-1979

Olive Morris

A short biography of south London based anti-racist community organiser Olive Morris who worked tirelessly as a feminist, black and squatting activist throughout the late 60s and 70s.

Black women organising - Brixton Black Women's Group

FOWAAD!, newsletter of the Organisation of Women of Asian and African Descent.

A critical look at the growth, contradictions and eventual demise of Organisation of Women of Asian and African Descent in the late-1970s/early 1980s, as well as the lessons to be learnt from it, by members of the Brixton Black Women's Group.

Interview With a British Black Panther: Neil Kenlock

An interview with Neil Kenlock, a member of the British Black Panthers and the groups main photographer. A sample of his photography is here.The interview by Vice was prompted by a gallery showing of his work in 2013.

Street parties greet news of Thatcher's death

Street parties greet news of Thatcher's death

Hundreds gather in spontaneous celebrations in London, Glasgow and Bristol on the day former Tory Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's death was announced.

A radical history of 121 Railton Road, Lambeth

The story of the first successful squatters of private property in Lambeth. In 1972, Olive Morris and Liz Turnbull, both members of the Brixton Black Panthers, occupied a flat above a launderette in Railton Road and successfully fought off attempts at illegal eviction. In doing so, they set an example for hundreds of homeless young people in Brixton and the flat remained squatted for many years.

Running riot: Britain's urban violence - Socialist Party of Great Britain

I read this article recently in "Socialism or your money back" which is a collection of historical articles from the 'Socialist Standard', the party paper of the SPGB. I was struck by the similarities to today's riots and but for a couple of alterations to the names could have been written this week.

Hope you find it as interesting as I did.

We want to riot, not to work: The 1981 Brixton uprisings

Pamphlet reflecting on the 1981 anti-police riots in Brixton by the Riot Not To Work Collective. Gratefully taken from the fabulous Red Notes.