This site is mainly the work of one person. I’m aware that it could be biased towards my interests and experiences. To avoid that, I’m keen to hear from other people.
If you have been involved with radical projects in Hackney and would like to talk or write about them (or have documentation of them) then do get in touch!
I am also very open to suggestions, comments, ideas for contributions, criticisms etc.
(For the sake of convenience this site generally covers things which happened before the year 2000.)
I’m looking for copies or scans of the following for inclusion here:
Black Unity and Freedom Party – Who Killed Aseta Simms pamphlet
Hackney Council for Racial Equality – Policing in Hackney: A Record of HCRE’s Experience 1978-82
Hackney Heckler issues 2, 4 and 10.
Hackney Against The Cuts issue 1, 1991.
HCDA – A People’s Account of the Hackney Anti-Poll Tax Demonstration on March 8th 1990, 1990 HCDA – A Crime Is A Crime Is A Crime, 1991. (Report into police crime in Hackney 1989-1991. Presented to the Royal Commission on Criminal Justice in November 1991)
HCDA – Squats ‘n’ Cops, 1993
HCDA – On The Border of A Police State
HCDA – Community Defence bulletin, various issues
Hackney NUT / Hackney Teachers’ Association – Police Out of School, 1986 Copies of Hackney Gutter Press and Hackney People’s Press.
Similar material that I’m not aware of, from the eighties or earlier.
Also general information on:
Kwame Nkrumah school (set up by Hackney black teachers in the 1980s, also connected to Centerprise)
Hackney Black People’s Defence Organisation
leave a comment or drop me an email at hackneyinnit at hotmail.co.uk if you can help.
Please note that this is a radical history site, we are unfortunately not able to help people who have experienced problems with the police. Newham Monitoring Project may be able to help if you have been a victim of racist policing in East London.