London

The Malatesta Club

Malatesta Club members, John Bishop (back right)

A short account of the celebrated anarchist Malatesta Club of 1950s London.

Anarchists and the free speech fight on Wanstead Flats

A short account of the free speech fight initiated by anarchists on Wanstead Flats in East London in 1891.

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.

A history of radical green spaces in East London

An emerging radical history of open spaces in Hackney is being put together by Hackney History.

Battles of Cable Street - Michael Richmond

Battle of Cable Street

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.

Hundreds of anti-fascists arrested at EDL march

Anti-Fascist Network bloc leaving Altab Ali Park

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.

The death of CND as performed by the Grosvenor Square demonstrators under the direction of themselves alone - Solidarity

Police attempt to block demonstrators entering Grosvenor Square, March 1968

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.

“A small anarchist republic”: French anarchists in Fitzrovia

1880s London

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.

Social cleansing in Tower Hamlets: interview with Balfron Tower evictee - James Butler

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.

Despite the Sun (video)

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.