Tower Hamlets

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

MOTD: EDL vs UAF

DSG aims to publish posts and propaganda from various sources as provocation and stimulation. The following text was produced by Paul O’Hagan, a journalist living in East London. He is writing under a pseudonym.

Video from the Battle of Cable Street, 1936

Video footage of the Battle of Cable Street, when Sir Oswald Mosely's fascists tried to march through east London, and were stopped when hundreds of thousands of anti-fascists turned out in opposition.

Struggle as a second language - interview with Tower Hamlets College strikers

An interview with two workers involved in the open-ended strike against cuts at Tower Hamlets College last year. They describe their criticisms of the union, the ongoing problems since the partial victory at the college, and the state of the sector in the face of government austerity cuts.

Keeping Occupied - Living on the Ocean Estate in Stepney Green

An interesting personal account of squatting on an estate in Tower Hamlets, east London.

An account of unofficial action at Tower Hamlets College

A short account by a participant of a staff rebellion in 2009 against an enforced training session, which helped build workers' collective confidence prior to a big strike.

Tower Hamlets College strikers interview

The Commune interviews two participants in the September 2009 ESOL teachers strike in East London against job cuts.

Tower Hamlets College strike ends in partial victory

After a month-long strike against cuts, teaching staff at Tower Hamlets College have voted to return to work.

Tower Hamlets College strike continues into fourth week

ESOL teachers in east London continue their indefinite strike. A striker reports...

Solidarity with Tower Hamlets ESOL workers leaflet

A solidarity leaflet for September 12th 2009 rally in support of striking Tower Hamlets College workers.