The Raven: Anarchist Quarterly (Front Covers) 1987-2003

The 'Raven' was a quarterly anarchist journal. It was published by Freedom Press, and ran between 1987-2003. In total there are 43 issues, each edition focuses on a specific topic, from a wide range of contributors.

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working class s...
Aug 10 2012 19:08

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Rob Ray
Aug 10 2012 15:54

This is awesome cheers grin.

Steven.
Aug 10 2012 18:22

The thumbnails for these images are not displaying. I'm 99% sure this is because the image file names have "&" in them. Image file names with spaces or funny characters in do not display. If you rename the image files "1-2" etc, then re-upload then they should display fine

working class s...
Aug 10 2012 19:15

deleted them all, renamed and uploaded again

General Strike
Jan 6 2013 17:05

Does anyone know where I can find digital copies of these? I'm after #17 specifically. Any help would be very gratefully appreciated. Thanks.

Steven.
Jan 6 2013 19:53
General Strike wrote:
Does anyone know where I can find digital copies of these? I'm after #17 specifically. Any help would be very gratefully appreciated. Thanks.

as far as I know there aren't any online. I may scan them at some point and put them up, but it's not a priority as apparently they were mostly not very good.

I will try to do 17 though either late this week or early next week for you

Rob Ray
Jan 7 2013 09:45

Or you could try ringing up Freedom bookshop and buying one, http://www.freedompress.org.uk/news/bookshop/

(Steven - worst sales technique ever, also what's with the putting things up without asking Freedom first? It's not like we play commercial hardball about it but y'know, politeness and comradely behaviour towards struggling bricks and mortar asset for the movement etc).

Steven.
Jan 7 2013 10:23
Rob Ray wrote:
Or you could try ringing up Freedom bookshop and buying one, http://www.freedompress.org.uk/news/bookshop/

(Steven - worst sales technique ever, also what's with the putting things up without asking Freedom first? It's not like we play commercial hardball about it but y'know, politeness and comradely behaviour towards struggling bricks and mortar asset for the movement etc).

sorry, didn't know the situation with freedom and the Raven was different now. When I worked there they/we had thousands of copies of the Raven destroyed, following attempting to give away as many as possible (which were largely unsuccessful)!

Should I take it then that you don't want them put online?

Rob Ray
Jan 7 2013 10:51

No worries, yeah we did dump a load as we just ran out of space but we've still got sets for sale knocking around that sell bits and pieces sometimes. We might be up for it (personally I think it could be a good plan if there was a plug for getting hardcopies or something alongside) but I'd need to take the idea to the collective if that's ok?

Steven.
Jan 7 2013 11:03
Rob Ray wrote:
No worries, yeah we did dump a load as we just ran out of space but we've still got sets for sale knocking around that sell bits and pieces sometimes. We might be up for it (personally I think it could be a good plan if there was a plug for getting hardcopies or something alongside) but I'd need to take the idea to the collective if that's ok?

sure, please do that and let me know. We could put a link to the online store saying buy hardcopies/subscribe to freedom etc

Personally, I argued against the destruction of the books, saying that instead we should try to give them away. However we weren't very successful at this, so the pulpers won out!

Rob Ray
Jan 8 2013 13:02

K had the monthly Freedom meeting last night and people reckoned putting it up with hardcopy plug was fine. They also suggested doing so for Anarchy, if we can hunt down the various issues (we only have two full sets afaik so can't really spare them for the cut n scan process you guys do).

Steven.
Jan 14 2013 11:48
Rob Ray wrote:
K had the monthly Freedom meeting last night and people reckoned putting it up with hardcopy plug was fine. They also suggested doing so for Anarchy, if we can hunt down the various issues (we only have two full sets afaik so can't really spare them for the cut n scan process you guys do).

hi, that's really great, thanks!

I have uploaded issue 17 here: http://libcom.org/library/raven-17-use-land

that is also brilliant with Anarchy. However I can't scan things page by page for health reasons. Could someone volunteer to do this? We can provide a scanner if necessary…

Ronald Par
Apr 1 2013 17:14

Impressive!

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