A short account of the free speech fight initiated by anarchists on Wanstead Flats in East London in 1891.
“On a fine Sunday evening thousands of working men, attended by their sweethearts or wives and families, may be seen proceeding along the Mile End Road in the direction of Wanstead Flats, a large open space, perfectly level and covered with verdure, close to the Forest Gate Station of the Great Eastern Railway.
Unions woo capital's bike couriers: Rival groups are competing for the organisation of dispatch riders in an effort to improve pay and conditions
Article from The Guardian April 9, 1990 about the libertarian direct action union the Despatch Industry Workers Union.
Two rival trade union organisations are competing to recruit members in the dispatch riding industry, amid allegations of dangerous conditions and low pay.
An emerging radical history of open spaces in Hackney is being put together by Hackney History.
The ever-wonderful 'The radical history of Hackney' has published notes towards a history of the East London borough's parks and green spaces originally put together the Radical History Network's meeting on a similar subject.
One of the hundreds of anti-fascists arrested opposing the EDL march in Tower Hamlets takes a detailed look at how the state response compares with the original Battle of Cable Street.
One of the kettles that hothoused anti-fascist protesters for several hours on Saturday just so happened to be a mere toss of a cop’s truncheon away from Cable Street: scene of the folkloric 1936 battle where the amassed inhabitants of East London ensured that Mosley’s fascists and The Met left under no illusions as to who those streets b
Nearly 300 anti-fascists were arrested on Saturday following attempts to prevent the far-right English Defence League (EDL) from marching in the London borough of Tower Hamlets.
Police revealed 286 people, the vast majority anti-fascists, were arrested for allegedly breaching conditions placed on the protests. Among those arrested were passers-by, legal observers and journalists.
The death of CND as performed by the Grosvenor Square demonstrators under the direction of themselves alone - Solidarity
Solidarity compare and contrast an orderly CND Aldermaston march with the militant Grosvenor Square riot against the Vietnam war and critique pacifism as a method for social change.
Readers should note the back page of this pamphlet has an offensive cartoon which we are reproducing for reference only.
First published in 1968 as Solidarity pamphlet 28
Nick Heath's riproaring short journey through the escapades and intrigues of the French anarchist exile community in London's Fitzrovia in the late 1800's.
The area in London bounded by Oxford Street to the south, Great Portland Street to the west, Euston Road to the north, and Tottenham Court Road to the east, was dubbed the London’s Old Latin Quarter by E. Beresford Chancellor and later Fitzrovia by the Labour MP Tom Driberg.
James Butler interviews Sara, a single-parent in Tower Hamlets, East London, which illustrates the impossible situation especially social housing tenants are being put in, squeezed on both sides by government cuts and gentrification.
The Balfron Tower is famous. Designed by Ernö Goldfinger, it is the older – and less loved – sister of the Trellick tower in North Kensington. Standing 27 stories tall, and adjacent to Carradale House, another Goldfinger block, it has become a Poplar landmark.
In January 1986, Rupert Murdoch moved his printing operation, News International, publishers of the Sun and the Sunday Times, from Fleet St to Wapping in East London. Over 5,000 print workers, clerical staff, cleaners and secretaries were sacked in one day.
'Despite the Sun' is an investigation into the year-long dispute, which shook the print industry. Produced from the point of view of the residents and print workers, the camera records the effects on residents harassed by the police and Murdoch's lorries alike and cavalry-like charges of police horses on the picket lines.
As the Asian Women's Advisory Service in Hackney is turned into a trendy burger bar, should we be complaining about hipsters, or organising in our communities?
You may have seen/read or heard about a trendy burger bar in Dalston opening recently, in the gutted remains of the both publicly and privately funded Asian Women’s Advisory Service which has been shut for years following a lack of funding.