Online archive of Direct Action, a monthly paper produced by the Syndicalist Workers' Federation. Taken from the excellent collection at the Sparrow's Nest, the Spirit of Revolt archive and the personal archive of a Libcom user.
The paper began as the organ of the Anarchist Federation of Britain, which changed its title to the Syndicalist Workers’ Federation in 1950 and joined the International Working Men’s Association (the syndicalist international).
This archive commences with volume 5 (1950, when the SWF was formed) through to volume 9 (1954). The numbering then seems to have restarted at volume 1 in the late 1950s or early 1960s.
Direct Action absorbed other SWF papers such as the weekly Workers Voice and the IWMA paper World Labour News.
It was published from 1950 until the late 1970s. After this, the Syndicalist Workers Federation transformed itself into the Direct Action Movement, which published its own paper also called Direct Action.