London

First impression

Short account from a first-year student just beginning secondary school in London about his educational experience.

Anarchy in the UK: the Angry Brigade - Tom Vague

Time Out Angry Brigade cover

Detailed book on the Angry Brigade urban guerrilla group in 1970s London. While it overly romanticises the group, it contains detailed historical information, photographs and anecdotes.

From Greenford with love: an interview with the Angry Workers of West London's warehouses

libcom.org catches up with the excellent Angry Workers of the World to discuss their ongoing agitation in the West London warehouses and surrounding communities.

Dockers boycott SS Jolly George, 1920

Commemorative stamp depicting Harry Pollitt and the boycott

A short account of UK dockworkers who in May 1920 refuse to load a ship carrying armaments bound for use against the revolution in Russia.

Beyond White City - Some Snap-Shots on West London Workers' History

Summary of west London workers' history from 1920s to today, with focus on migrant workers strikes in the 1970s.

‘We Want Our Club Back!’: the Clapton Supporters Action Fund

Clapton FC's fans have gained notoriety in recent years: for their massive turnouts at non-league games, their dedication to anti-fascism, and their passionate singing from kick-off to the final whistle. Now they're challenging the club's owners in attempt to take over the club and put it under fan-ownership.

Pushing Dust: Work Report from Greenford Street Cleansing Gangs

We look at the company structure, the work-mates, the re-structuring and how the trade union engages with it.

Olday, John, 1905-1977, aka Arthur William Oldag aka Fredrick Frostick aka Frank Allen aka Willi Freimann, aka Michael Peterson

John Olday

A short biography of Scots-German anarchist John Olday

Battles on the Barbican: the struggle for trade unionism in the British building industry, 1965–7 - Charlie McGuire, Linda Clarke and Christine Wall

Construction workers at the Barbican. Photograph by John Steeden.

History of the industrial disputes and workers' struggles on the Barbican construction site 1965-1967.

Building the Barbican 1962-1982: taking the industry out of the dark ages

Workers on the Barbican site, 1965

Fantastic pamphlet on the workers' struggles during the construction of the brutalist masterpiece the Barbican in central London. Told largely in the words of the workers themselves.