London

Academies & Lies: Downhills Primary documentary

Documentary detailing the community campaign against the forced academisation of Downhills Primary in 2012.

The street where God did not strike down Feigenbaum

Ruderman (back row, right)

A short account of anarchist connections to Hanbury Street in the East End of London.

Echoes of Ferrer in an East End back street

Helena Applebaum with Lou

An anarchist history of Fieldgate Street in the East End of London

South London Women’s Hospital occupation 1984-85 - Past Tense

South London Women's Hospital badge

Past Tense tell the inside story of the work-in and occupation of a women's hospital in South London faced with closure.

Corio, Silvio (1875-1954) aka Crastinus, Qualunque

A short biography of Italian anarchist Silvio Corio, active in London

No NUT ballot after school drops academy plans

NUT will not be balloting members for industrial action at Warren Comprehensive after school drops academy conversion plans.

The difference engine - William Gibson and Bruce Sterling

Seminal novel set in an ahistorical Victorian England, where Lord Byron leads the technocratic government funded by trade unions, the Luddites and their Swing Riots threaten London and the first commune is declared in New York.

Down and out in Paris and London - George Orwell

Tramping memoirs from Orwell, where he worked in Paris as a dishwasher and then travelled around London, going from one bedsit to another.

Hangover Square - Patrick Hamilton

Late 30s novel following George Harvey Bone and his similarly unemployed feckless acquaintances in and out of Earl's Court pubs, with war and changing attitudes looming.

A short history of the police strikes of 1918-1919 - Ken Weller

Jack Hayes, police union secretary, addresses strike rally on Tower Hill, 1918

Ken Weller of Solidarity's brief history of the two strikes of London police officers during and after World War I. Libcom does not support strikes of police officers as such but reproduce this text as an important bit of the mass upheavals of the time.