Black Star: an anarchist review

Black star anarchist review
Black star anarchist review

Partial online archive of Black star, a publication of the Social Revolutionary Anarchist Federation in the US published from 1975.

Submitted by Steven. on July 26, 2014

If you have any other issues of this publication please add them to this archive, or maybe you could donate some to us to digitise? Please let us know in the comments below.

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OliverTwister

9 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by OliverTwister on July 27, 2014

That's quite a first cover. How many women were in the organization at the time? And in the editorial group?

syndicalist

9 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by syndicalist on July 27, 2014

Sad to say this is a typical graphic from the time period. I was involved with the broader group of SRAF members engaged with this. There were actually a number of women involved. Been a long time so I can't remember the breakdown

syndicalist

9 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by syndicalist on July 27, 2014

I have some water damaged issues in my personal archives
I'd have to dig them out tho

Steven.

9 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on July 27, 2014

Syndicalist, that would be great if you could dig some up!

Yeah, with the graphic nowadays I would say that was totally inappropriate, however from stuff I have seen from the 70s that sort of imagery seemed pretty common

syndicalist

9 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by syndicalist on July 27, 2014

Steven.... We'll see what we can do. It really was very eclectic and not the best publication. But it reflected the eclectic nature of mid 1970s anarchism. Def not class struggle That's why we went on to form the ACF/NA a few years later

I'll be in touch on this

Steven.

9 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on July 28, 2014

Great stuff, thanks

syndicalist

9 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by syndicalist on July 28, 2014

No problem

Polar Bear

9 years 6 months ago

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Submitted by Polar Bear on December 10, 2014

Mimi did the graphic, and I always liked her drawings. The mag was certainly class struggle, although not of the rabid organizational variety that leftoids like. I did the process camera work at RPM print Coop in Madison for a few issues.

syndicalist

9 years 6 months ago

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Submitted by syndicalist on December 11, 2014

although not of the rabid organizational variety that leftoids like.

And this is why SRAF failed.

Black Star: an anarchist review #1.01

First issue of Black Star: an anarchist review, published in 1975 by the U.S. based Social Revolutionary Anarchist Federation.

Submitted by Juan Conatz on June 30, 2014

CONTENTS:

-News: here and there
-Some thoughts on anarchist culture by Glenn Meredith
-Wooden Horse (reprint from Black Flag, March 1975)
-How we saved Arboretum from the multiversity
-Why I espouse such reformist undertakings by Louise Crowley
-Rape a crime? by Jim Bumpas (Trigger warning for mention of sexual violence.)
-The June Second, Baader-Meinhoff and Holger Meins Commandoes: an account
-A lifetime in institutions by Sandy Ruben
-Government, state & society by Mike Hargis
-A position on Armageddon
-Hard times in East Europe by Jeff
-Declaration of the Social Revolutionary Anarchist Federation

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