riots

Unrest in Britain in 1919

Government dispatches tanks to Liverpool - August Bank Holiday 1919

A short account of unrest in Britain during the year 1919

Xtra! #9 1981

Issue 9 of Xtra! from 1981.

Contents include: Letters, Hampstead hit by waves of moderation (i.e. no riots), right to silence, Anarchist Youth Federation, Anarchists and Ireland, "Urban Collective Bargaining" - three and half pages of riot commentary, Xtra! banned from Collett's bookshop after a Sunday Express expose of a supposed "Street Guide To Terror" in a previous issue, Herstory/feminism, Prison Control Units, mental hospitals, Wapping Autonomy Centre opens, Basic First Aid for Injured Rioters, back page "Spot The Molotov" competition.

Crowbar #45 1985

Issue 45 of Crowbar from late 1985. A "Riot Special".

Contents include: Broadwater Farm riots in Tottenham (first person account), guide to police radio, Brixton riots (first person accounts), Tulse Hill, Stockwell and Peckham riots, Demos delay evictions, Rotherhithe squatters, Smash South African Business, more bile for Ted Knight, forensics - hints and tips, Greece - anarchist hunger striker + occupation of University building in protest against police brutality, south London squat updates, letters, magazine reviews, over the top back page riot collage.

The LA gang truce and uprising of 1992 - Davey D & Twilight Bey

An interview with Twilight Bey, a former gang member involved in negotiating the truce, on the LA gang truce and uprising of 1992. This interview was first conducted on the 10-year anniversary of the uprising in April 2002, and was archived at indybay.org.

Stonewall Means Riot Right Now: What the Queer Uprisings of 1969 Share with the George Floyd Protests of 2020

Many of us are reflecting on how today’s struggles against police and white supremacy connect to past uprisings. Let’s look at the resonances between Stonewall and the Justice for George Floyd rebellions and what these show us about how to catalyze resistance to oppression. This article was first published by Crimethinc.

Long Live The Revolt!

After another night of revolt in the streets of The United States due to the killing of George Floyd, president Trump, from a bunker in the White House, announced that he would designate “Antifa” as a terrorist organization. This finger-pointing seeks to frame a spontaneous and manifold movement (without capitals) as an Organization, not only assigning it an ideology but also a functionality that is hierarchical and in consonance with state logic.

No Justice, No Peace - Asad Haider

Asad Haider explores the concepts of peace and justice in the thought of Martin Luther King. This article was first published by Viewpoint Magazine.