Liberation - Paper of the Anarchist Communist Federation (1986-87)

A complete online archive of Liberation, a paper produced by the Anarchist Communist Federation in the mid-late 1980s.

Submitted by R Totale on March 1, 2020

Taken from the excellent archive at the Sparrow's Nest.

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Serge Forward

3 years ago

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Submitted by Serge Forward on March 1, 2020

This came about when the ACF was formed out of the Libertarian Communist Discussion Group (London) and the Syndicalist Fight group (Medway) with other scattered individuals around the country. So London published the magazine, Virus, and Medway towns did Liberation. After the first two issues, Medway group collapsed with at least one of their movers and shakers going over to the SWP! So London took it over after that and I was involved in editing/pasting up issues 3-5. We decided to cease publication because, being a small organisation at the time (30-odd strong) we couldn't sustain two publications. So we focused on Virus, which went on to become Organise!

And sadly, there were no more episodes of Tatty the Rat.

R Totale

3 years ago

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Submitted by R Totale on March 1, 2020

Cheers for that background - I had been wondering if there were any other issues, but sounds like the Sparrows' Nest collection has the whole run in that case.

Liberation #01 (Jun 1986)

Issue #1 of Liberation, with articles on apartheid, the nuclear industry, the police, authoritarian vs libertarian communism, the Wapping dispute, union news and more.

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Liberation #02 (c1986)

Issue #2 of Liberation, with articles on Wapping, Prince Andrew's wedding, police infiltration, Spain 1936, military intervention in Libya, international news from France, Chile and Spain, BBC radio cuts, attacks on travelling communities, and more.

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Liberation 2 (15.28 MB)

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Liberation #03 (Feb 1987)

Issue #3 of Liberation, with articles on class war, a scab running someone over at Wapping, trials after the Broadwater Farm riots, a restaurant workers' dispute, a strike wave and revolts in France, religion, Bloody Sunday, updates on the CNT struggle at Vitoria in Spain, the Silentnight dispute, lesbians and gays jailed for a protest against a homophobic councillor, women's liberation and more.

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Liberation 3 (18.58 MB)

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Serge Forward

3 years ago

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Submitted by Serge Forward on March 1, 2020

Tatty the Rat's first appearance!!!!!!11!

R Totale

3 years ago

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Submitted by R Totale on March 1, 2020

Hah, I had been wondering if it'd be worth making copies of each strip to create a mini-gallery of Tatty the Rat.

Serge Forward

3 years ago

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Submitted by Serge Forward on March 1, 2020

Do it!

Battlescarred

2 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by Battlescarred on May 21, 2020

Tatty the Rat, the creation of a Luton comrade

Liberation #04 (Apr-May 1987)

Issue #4 of Liberation, with articles on the nuclear arms race, the Trader print dispute in the Midlands, the Laura Ashley/Ardbride dispute, US imperialism, welfare restructuring, benefit cuts and claimants organising, international news including repression against Brazilian anarcho-syndicalist rail workers, class war in Spain, solidarity with Eastern European workers, deportations and resistance, harrassment by Manchester police, and more.

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Liberation 4 (20.09 MB)

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Liberation #05 (Jul-Aug 1987)

Issue #5 of Liberation, with articles on Thatcherism after the 1987 election, reports of anti-fascist action in Leicester, public order in Northern Ireland, coal redistribution in Wales, the Midlands Trader print dispute, the Ardbride/Laura Ashley dispute, the Labour party and the limits of its anti-racism, reproductive rights, gay autonomy, state violence, anarchist organisation, international news including riots in East and West Berlin, Urguayan anarchists organising, and the Spanish dockers' Coordinora, and more.

Submitted by R Totale on March 1, 2020

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Liberation 5 (20.53 MB)

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