Leeds

The 1912 Leeds Anarchist Conference

Carrying on a regional tradition common in the 1890s and early 1900s(for example in Scotland), anarchists met for what was the first known UK wide conference in 1912.

We here reproduce a text by Joseph Buckman who appears to be a historian of working class struggles and immigration especially of the jews.

Rioting or Protesting? Losing It or Finding It?

Reflections on the 1975 Chapeltown riot by Max Farrar. The author was arrested for threatening behaviour, assaulting a policeman, incitement to riot and affray, although acquitted after a six week trial.

Riot or Protest, the Hyde Park riot in Leeds, 1995

Hyde Park, Leeds, 1995

In the Hyde Park area of Leeds, there was a night of rioting on 10th July 1995 in response to police continued police harassment of locals, sparked by a raid on three houses in the area.

The Northern ‘race riots’ of the summer of 2001 – were they riots, were they racial?

Bradford riots, 2001

Max Farrar's draft study of the 2001 riots in Harehills, Leeds is one of very few serious examinations of the wave of riots that broke out across the North of the UK in 2001.

Rebel Roo (issue 6, April 2017)

"Everywhere we’ve organised and fought, we’ve won."

Cores, George 1867-1949

A brief biography of George Cores, an English anarchist active for over sixty years.

Corkwell, Fred, 1866-1891

An obituary of the Leeds anarchist Fred Corkwell by George Cores

Opposing the EDL: Leeds 1st June 2013

The occurence at the cenotaph in Leeds on the first of June and its implications for resisting the EDL.

Sollitt, Matt (1840-1916)

A short biography of Leeds anarchist Matt Sollitt

Unemployed struggles in Leeds in 1908

A short account of unemployed agitation in Leeds in 1908 and anarchist involvement in it