Hackney

Rough In Hackney - East London Borough Goes Bankrupt

Workers and residents in Hackney, North London, are fighting a corrupt and incompetent council which has lost £26... £76... who knows how many… millions of pounds. Strikes, occupations and demonstrations have been the response to cuts and closures. There's more to come.

Article from Black Flag #220 (2001)

Privatisation and Gentrification, Reaction and Resistance, in Hackney's 'Regeneration State' – Black Flag

Article on gentrification in the London Borough of Hackney, from Black Flag #222 2002.

Cleaning Up The Streets For Who? - Black Flag

Prostitutes working on the edge of the city in East London have recently been subject to a concerted campaign of abuse from the police, the local press and vigilantes. Some of the women are as young as thirteen, many are care leavers and work to support drug habits. Police harassment of prostitutes is nothing new, and the women believe that the latest round of arrests were made in revenge for the arrests of local officers found using the services of local working girls.

Cops and Cocaine: Bent for the cause – Black Flag

In Black Flag issue 212, in the article "Scotland Yardies" we argued that "police strategy is in reality about the confinement of crime within working class areas" and that "whether for political purposes or private gain, some police are actively involved in the drug trade in inner cities." This article attempts to further substantiate that contention.

Fighting On Home Turf: Community Politics & the IWCA

A Black Flag article on the working class community politics of the Independent Working Class Association (IWCA) from 2003.

The radical history of Hackney blog

Hackney radical history banner

Archived backup of the excellent Radical history of Hackney, east London, blog.

Justice for Rash - police kill a twenty year old black man in Hackney

Police chased Rash into a shop, then held him on the floor for several minutes. He stopped breathing and died.

The 1926 general strike in Hackney

Armoured vehicles protect scab deliveries during the general strike

Barry Burke's account of the UK general strike of 1926 in the East London borough of Hackney.

Centerprise black community bookshop evicted

The Black community bookshop. cafe and centre, Centreprise, in Dalston, East London was evicted last week.