The relaunched Black Flag came out in December 2007, aiming to be a home for non-sectarian discussion across the anarchist movement and looking to reach out beyond to anyone involved in class struggle. As a first effort, this issue focussed strongly on historical aspects of anarchism, while subsequent issues have published a far greater amount of contemporary work. Below is the full contents listings for the magazine, which is attached as a PDF file.
- Cover story: Nicolas Sarkozy has the attitude, but does he have the strength?
- Analysis: How the French Popular Front of 1936 had the potential to be so much more.
- Obituary: Looking over the remarkable life of Murray Bookchin, a founding father of social ecology.
- Critique: Bookchin trains his insight on a tome which helped change the world –
The Communist Manifesto
- Review: Andrew Flood lauds a long overdue recognition of the contribution of revolutionary Lucy Parsons.
- Centre spread: Maurice Brinton explains the pitfalls and parallels of sects and socialism, followed by a review of the last book he wrote before his death in 2004
- Review/History: Richard Alexander takes an extensive look at the life and times of Buenaventura Durruti, as told by Abel Paz.
- Obituary: John Taylor Caldwell worked his whole life to keep the flame of anarchism alive.
- Analysis: In the first of a three-part series, Iain McKay delves into the Russian Revolution.
Black Flag is stocked in radical bookshops across the UK and available from AK Distribution and Active Distro. The editorial address is Black Flag, BM Hurricane, London, WC1N 3XX, UK. Each issue costs £3 + £1 p&p. UK cheques payable 'Black Flag'. Email blackflagmag AT yahoo.co.uk for more information
This issue, Brighton SolFed writes in Black Flag about the class logic behind the destruction of the post war social contract...
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
- Cover story: Examining the new welfare bill and why its regressive politics must be fought
- Theory: Exploring the roots of anarchist economics
- Overview: The history and present of the anarchist bookfair, by one of the founders of the event
- Breathing Utopia: Our new series on how society’s essential functions might work after a revolution, starting with journalism
- In Focus: Part two of Tom Gaynor’s look at the ideology and legacy of New Labour
- Theory: Examining neoliberalism
- Debate: Nicholas Evans argues the case for a new kind of Wikipedia
- Reportage: The secrets of Oaxaca
- Theory: Was Nietzsche an anarchist?
- Report: The Anarchist Conference 2009 and moves towards another in 2010
- Debate:Manchester No Borders on the need for solidarity with Calais migrants
- Biography: The story of Ethel MacDonald
- Radical Reprint: Ethel and the Civil War
- Ethel MacDonald: An anarchist’s story
- Black Flame: The class politics of anarchism and syndicalism
- The Battle for Spain: 1936-1939
- The Resistible rise of Benito Mussolini
- Plus our regular pamphlet reviews column: Hob’s Choice
Black Flag is stocked in radical bookshops across the UK and available from AK Distribution and Active Distro. The editorial address is Black Flag, BM Hurricane, London, WC1N 3XX, UK. Each issue costs £3 + £1 p&p. UK cheques payable 'Black Flag'. Email blackflagmag AT yahoo.co.uk for more information.
For other issues of Black Flag, go to:
Black Flag 230
Black Flag 229 (Mid 2009)
Black Flag 228 (Late 2008)
Black Flag 227 (Mid 2008)