London - Hackney history

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Jun 11 2011 00:34
London - Hackney history

Thought this might be interesting to some - scanned radical hackney literature..

http://hackneyhistory.wordpress.com/

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Jun 11 2011 11:07

Yeah, a great site, cheers.

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Jun 11 2011 20:29

Speaking of Hackney, I just bumped into a co-organiser of newly-formed Hackney Anarchist Group (HAG).
From the flyer it seems like well-meaning squatters out of Offmarket looking to do some broad anti-capitalist and anti-cuts stuff but who are completely detached from workers in Hackney. I could be wrong.
Anyone know owt else?

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Jun 11 2011 21:14

That's the ALARM group I think. Don't know much else though.

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Jun 12 2011 08:32

Ah right, flyer doesn't mention Alarm, and the co-organiser I bumped into used to live in Belfast and never mentioned Alarm yesterday.
Are Alarm setting up lots of groups like this?

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Jun 12 2011 10:32

They're linked to it and the initiative got started via an Alarm meeting, but not sure how formal the relationship is atm as they're still in the setup stage right now. Not sure how detached they are as I've only spoken to a couple of them but decent people anyhoo.

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Jun 24 2011 22:51

I'm probably moving up hackney way for work in the next couple of months and was going to ask about what's going on there, any pointers for a newbie to london?

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Jun 26 2011 11:52

Hackney is the best place in the world!

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Jun 27 2011 22:17
Steven. wrote:
Hackney is the best place in the world!

That's great to know thanks smile but is there anything going on there at the moment? I'd quite like to get involved as i've been out of everything for a little while, i worked in a radical bookshop/co-op for ten years but moved to a town with nothing going on and lost touch.