Tower Hamlets

Brick Lane 1978: the events and their significance - Kenneth Leech

Scanned PDF booklet about the events in Brick Lane, in London's East End, in 1978, where Bengali youths and anti-racists clashed with the National Front, amid a surge in racist violence.

Stop the EDL in Tower Hamlets - Part II (7 September, 2013)

The English Defence League have announced plans to march to Altab Ali Park* for a rally on 7th September. This is clearly an arrogant and incendiary declaration even by their own (sub) standards. London Anti-fascists, part of The Anti-Fascist Network are calling on every militant anti-fascist to join them on the streets on Saturday with the good people of Tower Hamlets in ensuring that the EDL do not set foot in the area and are effectively opposed!

Social cleansing in Tower Hamlets: interview with Balfron Tower evictee - James Butler

James Butler interviews Sara, a single-parent in Tower Hamlets, East London, which illustrates the impossible situation especially social housing tenants are being put in, squeezed on both sides by government cuts and gentrification.

The street where God did not strike down Feigenbaum

Ruderman (back row, right)

A short account of anarchist connections to Hanbury Street in the East End of London.

Echoes of Ferrer in an East End back street

Helena Applebaum with Lou

An anarchist history of Fieldgate Street in the East End of London

MOTD: EDL vs UAF

DSG aims to publish posts and propaganda from various sources as provocation and stimulation. The following text was produced by Paul O’Hagan, a journalist living in East London. He is writing under a pseudonym.

Video from the Battle of Cable Street, 1936

Video footage of the Battle of Cable Street, when Sir Oswald Mosely's fascists tried to march through east London, and were stopped when hundreds of thousands of anti-fascists turned out in opposition.

Struggle as a second language - interview with Tower Hamlets College strikers

An interview with two workers involved in the open-ended strike against cuts at Tower Hamlets College last year. They describe their criticisms of the union, the ongoing problems since the partial victory at the college, and the state of the sector in the face of government austerity cuts.

Keeping Occupied - Living on the Ocean Estate in Stepney Green

An interesting personal account of squatting on an estate in Tower Hamlets, east London.

An account of unofficial action at Tower Hamlets College

A short account by a participant of a staff rebellion in 2009 against an enforced training session, which helped build workers' collective confidence prior to a big strike.