Oxford

Roaming Marches Disrupt Oxford - Personal Account

Marches of hundreds (mainly school students) disrupted Oxford City Centre, briefly occupying County Hall, Barclays, Lloyds, and Castle Mound (see the photo), disrupting traffic, and roaming through the streets and shopping centres of Oxford.

The university, the car factory and the working class

A text on class conflict in Oxford and the Blackbird Leys riots of the early 90s.

AN (UN)FRESHER’S GUIDE TO OXFORD’S CLASS WAR

At its very outset Oxford University was established to tie together the hegemony that would run dear old Albion for ever more. In Oxford science, religion and the aristocracy pooled their resources to deepen, mystify and finance their power. The presence of the working people of Oxford was permitted essentially only in order to facilitate all this cerebral masturbation.

First published probably in autumn 1991.

Oxford's Class War and the Blackbird Leys Riots of the Early 90s

AN (UN)FRESHER’S GUIDE TO OXFORD’S CLASS WAR

A text on some of the history of class conflict in Oxford, concentrating on the Blackbird Leys riots of the early 90s, and written shortly afterwards.

At its very outset Oxford University was established to tie together the hegemony that would run dear old Albion for ever more. In Oxford science, religion and the aristocracy pooled their resources to deepen, mystify and finance their power. The presence of the working class in Oxford was permitted essentially only in order to facilitate all this cerebral masturbation.

Oxford postal strike continues as Abingdon wildcats

Posties on unofficial strike since Monday are due to meet this morning, as a suspended worker is re-instated after a wildcat walkout in Abingdon.

Posties pique - Royal Mail workers out on wildcats

With postal workers already angry at the Royal Mail's decision to impose a 2.9% pay offer, two small wildcat strikes have broken out in Oxford and Wolverhampton