The article gives a brief history of Kennington Common, South London, and its enclosure, before tracing some parallels between reasons for its enclosure and anti-Occupy rhetoric.
An outsize ‘Monopoly’ board, made (allegedly) by the street artist Banksy and presented to the Occupy London protest outside St Paul’s Cathedral.
From time to time, every generation or so, rioting in London has challenged the forces of order and stretched them past breaking point. At times, too, London has seemed on the brink of civil war. This article discusses London’s long history of riot and public disorder from 1780 to the present day.
Editor’s blog about memories of deaths associated with massive construction projects and structures
India’s hugely influential progressive writers’ movement dates its inception to a meeting in the basement of the Nanking restaurant in Denmark Street – even then London’s ‘Tin Pan Alley’ – in 1934. Sajjad Zaheer was among those present. He was a student from an elite Muslim family in Lucknow, who […]
A memorial card for Jacob Schwartz, a member of a small group of Jewish immigrant anarchists in New York associated with Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman, who was arrested, beaten in police custody and died soon afterwards in 1918.
Review of the recently published book “Striking a Light” by Louise Raw, which examines one of the best known industrial disputes in labour history, the 1888 matchgirls strike at Bryant and May’s factory in Bow, East London.