London

Once upon a time there was a place called Nothing Hill Gate…

A personal account covering 20 years of working class history in Notting Hill, including the Carnival, the 1987 riot and the conflicts on All Saints Road. Published by BM Blob in the spring of 1988.

Diary of Margaret Woods during the 1926 General Strike

Diary account from a schoolgirl during the 1926 General Strike which is largely critical but reproduced for reference.

Libcom at the London anarchist bookfair 2012

London anarchist bookfair

Ahead of the London anarchist bookfair on Saturday, here's a few recommendations and announcements from the libcom team.

Walthamstow: The return! Or not

The English Defence League (EDL) have vowed to return to East 17. Oh dear!

Camden traffic warden strike

Video about the Camden traffic wardens on three-day strike this week.

Going underground

London underground

Review article: Workmates – direct action workplace organising on the London underground.

Cleaners strike protest near London Olympic site

Cleaners strike over pay and conditions on London Underground and Docklands Light Railway.

Education round-up 12 July 2012

Bournville School on strike next week. Worthing High out this week. Noel Park School, Haringey out.

On the buses - Solidarity

London buses, 1976. © Copyright Martin Addison

An excellent pamphlet from 1976 by libertarian socialist group Solidarity about work and struggle on London's buses. Includes strikers' leaflets.

IWW cleaners at John Lewis going on strike

IWW Cleaners Protest at John Lewis Oxford St. Store

The independent union the Industrial Workers of the World has today served notice for strike action of cleaners at the John Lewis Partnership’s flagship Oxford Street store. This is the first strike in the history of the Partnership only recently hailed by Deputy Minister Nick Clegg as a model for the British economy.