Alive & Kicking: Cambridge Anarchist News #2 1984

If you don't buy this magazine, we'll eat this Mars Bar (reference to hoax Animal Liberation Front contamination of Mars Bars?)

Including: NHS, free love, Defend the Alconbury Nine, miners strike, hunt sabbing, Northern Ireland, MANarchism, nuclear power, resisting repression, local listings, Territorial Army pisstkae advert etc.

Submitted by Fozzie on February 4, 2024

PDF courtesy of Sparrows Nest Archive, Nottingham.

The cover is a reference to a hoax by the Animal Liberation Front in November 1984. The ALF claimed to the media that it had contaminated Mars Bars as part of a campaign to force the Mars company to stop conducting tooth decay tests on monkeys. The Sunday Mirror received a call from the ALF saying it had injected Mars Bars in stores throughout the country with rat poison. The call was followed by a letter containing a Mars Bar, presumed to be contaminated, and the claim that these were on sale in London, Leeds, York, Southampton, and Coventry. Millions of bars were removed from shelves and Mars halted production, at a cost to the company of $4.5 million. The ALF subsequently admitted the claims had been a hoax.