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riots

What do we do when the cops fuck off?

An article from Class War looking at the experiences of London riots in the early-mid 1980s and the questions that would have to be solved to make police-free zones sustainable. Content note for discussion of sexual violence.

The Delivery of Newgate 6 June 1780

The burning, plundering and destruction of Newgate Prison

An entertaining account of The Gordon Riots, 18th Century black culture in London - and the invention of toothbrushes and locks.

By Midnight Notes Collective, 1985.

Layers of Injustice: Re-Examining Lucasville

A series of essays by Staughton Lynd examining the 1993 events at Lucasville, written in the run-up to a conference on the 20th anniversary of the uprising in 2013.

The Lucasville Uprising, April 11-21 1993: An Introduction

An introduction to the Lucasville Uprising on April 1993, compiling the "Background" section of the Lucasville Uprising site and "Re-Examining Lucasville" by Staughton Lynd.

The Notting Hill Riots (1976) - Martin Wright

Martin Wright on the Notting Hill riots of August 30 1976. From Anarchy (second series) #21.

The History of a Riot: Class, Popular Protest and Violence in Early Colonial Nelson

Petitions, public meetings, strikes, go-slows, violence and armed revolt. Nelson, New Zealand in 1843 was said to be 'in a state little short of anarchy'. In this paper, Jared Davidson argues that the self-activity of the Nelson labourers and their wives had a significant impact on the development of Nelson, drawing on traditions of popular protest, class power and the gendered labour of making shift. The agricultural backgrounds of many of the emigrants and the conflicts of the English countryside – including but not limited to the Swing Riots of 1830/31 – played a role in structuring the gang-men’s response to their situation.