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Archived backup of the excellent Radical history of Hackney, east London, blog.

Justice for Rash - police kill a twenty year old black man in Hackney

Police chased Rash into a shop, then held him on the floor for several minutes. He stopped breathing and died.

The 1926 general strike in Hackney

Armoured vehicles protect scab deliveries during the general strike

Barry Burke's account of the UK general strike of 1926 in the East London borough of Hackney.

Centerprise black community bookshop evicted

The Black community bookshop. cafe and centre, Centreprise, in Dalston, East London was evicted last week.

Hackney’s anarchic nineties

A summary of anarchist activities in the Hackney area in the late eighties and throughout the nineties.

Top Boy, by Ronan Bennett, Channel 4

Yet another teenage gang tall story glimpses beyond the moral panics and tired miserabilism of most poverty porn.

London riots: Fight there on Mare Street

Rioting is continuing in Hackney after hundreds of people ripped through shops, attacked buses and took on Met police earlier in the day.

Hackney school teachers to strike

Teachers at Cardinal Pole school in East London are set to strike this week over suspected victimisation of a union rep.

Local report from Hackney, London - Crisis in the city's ripped backyard

A report on the effects of the crisis, cuts, restructuring and possibilities for struggle in Hackney, east London.

Workers' report: general conditions and the conditions for generalisation at Hackney Street Cleansing Department

A report about working life in refuse collection, recycling and street cleaning department of Hackney Council, including conflicts and co-operation in the workforce.