The Angry Brigade: A history of Britain's first urban guerrilla group

This book covers the roots of the Angry Brigade in the revolutionary ferment of the 1960s, and follows their campaign and the police investigation to its culmination in the “Stoke Newington 8” conspiracy trial at the Old Bailey—the longest criminal trial in British legal history. Written after extensive research—among both the libertarian opposition and the police—it remains the essential study of Britain's first urban guerilla group.

Submitted by working class … on December 24, 2012

Between 1970 and 1972, the Angry Brigade used guns and bombs in a series of symbolic attacks against property. A series of communiqués accompanied the actions, explaining the choice of targets and the Angry Brigade philosophy: autonomous organization and attacks on property alongside other forms of militant working class action. Targets included the embassies of repressive regimes, police stations and army barracks, boutiques and factories, government departments and the homes of Cabinet ministers, the Attorney General and the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. These attacks on the homes of senior political figures increased the pressure for results and brought an avalanche of police raids. From the start the police were faced with the difficulty of getting to grips with a section of society they found totally alien. And were they facing an organization—or an idea




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Submitted by Steven. on December 24, 2012

This is a great book, thanks for posting. (On a sub editing note, I fixed article capitalisation, fixed tags and changed content type to history as it's a historical text)


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Submitted by smush on February 4, 2013

Couldn't agree more Steven. This is a fascinating read. Good lessons for anyone being dragged through the courts.