riots

Port Adelaide struggles, 1928-1931

Strikers congregate near the police station

Photo gallery of the strikes and riots at Port Adelaide in Australia which began in 1928 when the employers introduced new working conditions. They cut workers' break time - when workers already did 16 to 48 hour shifts, and crucially strengthened the "bull system", whereby bosses would handpick workers. This meant not only workers having to wait around for hours each day to potentially not get any work but also that union workers could be denied hiring. Union leaders rapidly called off the action but workers continued to fight for three years.

A spree of rebellions in the Greater Noida, India

An expansion of the Delhi-NCR region, New Okhla Industrial Development Authority - NOIDA - is an example of 21st century expansion of wage-labour based commodity production. Below, we look at some glimpses of what this entails.

Bure, France: march turns into riots at demonstration against nuclear waste landfill

Protesters clashing with police. Credit: les ZIRAdiees Twitter.

In the French eastern region of Meuse, three hundreds to a thousand people rallied this Tuesday against a Cigeo -short name for nuclear waste landfill facilities. After the march was quickly stopped by authorities, demonstrators clashed with police in the nearby village of Saudron.

Rioting or Protesting? Losing It or Finding It?

Reflections on the 1975 Chapeltown riot by Max Farrar. The author was arrested for threatening behaviour, assaulting a policeman, incitement to riot and affray, although acquitted after a six week trial.

Riot or Protest, the Hyde Park riot in Leeds, 1995

Hyde Park, Leeds, 1995

In the Hyde Park area of Leeds, there was a night of rioting on 10th July 1995 in response to police continued police harassment of locals, sparked by a raid on three houses in the area.

From Oldham to Bradford: the violence of the violated

Bradford riots, 2001

From April to July 2001, the northern English towns of Oldham, Burnley and Bradford saw violent confrontations between young Asians and the police, culminating in the clashes of 7-9 July in Bradford in which 200 police officers were injured.

The Northern ‘race riots’ of the summer of 2001 – were they riots, were they racial?

Bradford riots, 2001

Max Farrar's draft study of the 2001 riots in Harehills, Leeds is one of very few serious examinations of the wave of riots that broke out across the North of the UK in 2001.

Manningham riots, Bradford 1995

Manningham in Bradford erupted into two nights of pitched battles against police, after police brutality against two asian youths on 9th June 1995.

Folk devils and moral panics

Mods and rockers fight, Brighton 1964

A detailed study by Stanley Cohen of the making of "moral panics" by the media, in particular examining the mods and rockers youth culture in the UK in the 1960s.

1988: The Tompkins Square Riot

A brief account of the riot of 1988 when Police started evicting homeless people from Tompkins Square park. The event led to the exposure of widespread brutality by the precinct police.