A Communist Effort journal

A Communist Effort journal

Online archive of A Communist Effort, a London publication from the mid-eighties in pdf format.

Taken from the Free Communist Website http://www.freecommunism.org/ and Splits and Fusions: https://splitsandfusions.wordpress.com/left-communists-and-libertarians/

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A Communist Effort Issue1 pdf668.84 KB
A Communist Effort Issue 2 pdf733.5 KB
A Communist Effort no3 Miners Special.pdf13.98 MB
A Communist Effort Issue 4 pdf912.87 KB

Comments

Splits and Fusions
Dec 13 2020 13:52

I've just scanned my copy of issue 3 - the Miners special- which anyone is welcome to harvest from the Splits and Fusions blog files to post here....

What can you tell me about the group behind ACE? its origins etc

Fozzie
Dec 14 2020 17:25

Thanks for that Cdde Splits, I have added it here.

I'm afraid don't know much about the group - the 355 Holloway Road contact address was home to the Islington Unwaged Centre at the time:
https://pasttenseblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/18/today-in-londons-dole-his...

The previous Metropolitan Wharf address was for Little A Printers and the Albany Street address was an anarchist bookshop in Euston.

All of those were used for contact addresses for a few projects though.

ZJW
Dec 21 2020 11:41
Splits and Fusions wrote:
I've just scanned my copy of issue 3 - the Miners special- which anyone is welcome to harvest from the Splits and Fusions blog files to post here....

What can you tell me about the group behind ACE? its origins etc

Only this:

According to van der Linden's book 'Western Marxism and the Soviet Union', Neil C Fernandez, the author of 'Capitalism and Class Struggle in the USSR -- A Marxist Theory', 'was active in various British anti-Bolshevik communist projects since the 1980s, such as the journal A Communist Effort (1984–5) and the London-based ‘Red Menace’ collective (1989–90).'

And, according to the footnotes in Fernandez's book, the following was written by him:

The Progression of the Movement. A Communist Effort 1 (March 1984): 14-20.

Russia 1917: In Defence of Council Communism. A Communist Effort 4 [1985]: 4-11.

Spikymike
Dec 21 2020 12:54

Correct information from ZJW- see my comments here:
https://libcom.org/library/capitalism-class-struggle-ussr-neil-c-fernand...
though I fear he is now probably lost as a comrade.

Steven.
Dec 22 2020 03:23
Spikymike wrote:
Correct information from ZJW- see my comments here:
https://libcom.org/library/capitalism-class-struggle-ussr-neil-c-fernand...
though I fear he is now probably lost as a comrade.

He did turn up on libcom a few years ago, pretending to be a Native American woman, and heaping abuse on former members of Wildcat, so you may be right…

Nymphalis Antiopa
Dec 22 2020 03:58
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He did turn up on libcom a few years ago, pretending to be a Native American woman, and heaping abuse on former members of Wildcat, so you may be right…

I heard a few years ago that one of the former members of Wildcat was hanging out with fascists in the USA, so you may be wrong...

Battlescarred
Dec 22 2020 10:13

Didn't, /doesn't he have something to do with the Transpontine blog?

Red Marriott
Dec 22 2020 12:02
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I heard a few years ago that one of the former members of Wildcat was hanging out with fascists in the USA, so you may be wrong...

Not wrong. You're both speaking of different members.

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Didn't, /doesn't he have something to do with the Transpontine blog?

No, only by long-past/pre-internet acquaintance with the blogger.

Fozzie
Dec 22 2020 13:41
Quote:
Didn't, /doesn't he have something to do with the Transpontine blog?

Quote:
No, only by long-past/pre-internet acquaintance with the blogger.

Exactly. Two different people.

Steven.
Dec 22 2020 21:34
Nymphalis Antiopa wrote:
Quote:
He did turn up on libcom a few years ago, pretending to be a Native American woman, and heaping abuse on former members of Wildcat, so you may be right…

I heard a few years ago that one of the former members of Wildcat was hanging out with fascists in the USA, so you may be wrong...

The person he was primarily smearing was definitely still someone involved in the libcom/ultraleft/whatever you want to call it, and not someone who had got friendly with fascists.

ZJW
Dec 28 2020 08:54
Steven. wrote:
Nymphalis Antiopa wrote:
Quote:
He did turn up on libcom a few years ago, pretending to be a Native American woman, and heaping abuse on former members of Wildcat, so you may be right…

I heard a few years ago that one of the former members of Wildcat was hanging out with fascists in the USA, so you may be wrong...

The person he was primarily smearing was definitely still someone involved in the libcom/ultraleft/whatever you want to call it, and not someone who had got friendly with fascists.

Steven, can you point out the post(s) in question or recall the name he was using?

Steven.
Dec 28 2020 16:35

We deleted the threads a long time ago, because they contained numerous false smears about people, as well as truly awful fake stories of him pretending to be an Indigenous woman survivor of sexual assault and the like. Don't remember the username he was using, although Red Marriott or some of the other people involved in those discussions back in the day may recall.

Hieronymous
Dec 28 2020 18:28
Nymphalis Antiopa wrote:
Quote:
He did turn up on libcom a few years ago, pretending to be a Native American woman, and heaping abuse on former members of Wildcat, so you may be right…

I heard a few years ago that one of the former members of Wildcat was hanging out with fascists in the USA, so you may be wrong...

This is not accurate. I don't believe the ex-Wildcat guy is in the U.S. any longer, but when he was here he slid from a pro-Palestinian/anti-Zionist position to flirting with Antisemitism. When he was doing this, I only ever saw him hanging out with yuppies and his corporate colleagues working in the financial sector. But my sightings of him were rare as I actively avoided him because I found his ideas despicable.

Red Marriott
Dec 28 2020 21:24

He used various names; bbbb, jon oncha or oncha, yelt & others.

Steven.
Dec 28 2020 21:48
Red Marriott wrote:
He used various names; bbbb, jon oncha or oncha, yelt & others.

That's right. I thought I remembered bbbb, but didn't want to accidentally implicate someone else if I was wrong. Yelt was definitely the name he used while pretending to be a Native American woman.