Past Tense

Occupational hazards

The South London Women's Hospital occupation

A compilation of writings put together by Past Tense on hospital occupations and work-ins in the UK from the 1970s to the 1990s.

The Mental Patients Union, 1973

Press coverage of the Mental Patients Union

Historical information about the Mental Patients Union, formed in London in 1973 to oppose psychiatric oppression, written by Past Tense.

The Chartist Grand National Holiday: The General Strike of 1839

An article by Past Tense on the first attempted general strike called by the Chartist movement for August 1839. It also compares the ideas of the strikes main proponent, William Benbow with other theorists on Mass and General Strikes.

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

Pictured: women demonstrate against closure

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

Nine days in May: the 1926 general strike in Southwark

Past Tense's edition of this account of the general strike in South London, containing both an overview of events and testimonies by those involved in the strike.

They can't extinguish the fire! - Past Tense

Yet another leaflet about cuts and the student riots, this time by Past Tense.