The Wolverine - Gay Voices of Hostility

Online archive of The Wolverine, a class struggle anarcho-gay newsletter loosely connected to the London Autonomists/Monday Group - some members of whom were also involved in the early incarnation of Class War. Published in London in the early 1980s.

It is unclear how many issues were produced. Possibly three? If you know more - leave a comment...

Submitted by Fozzie on July 24, 2020

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Reddebrek

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Submitted by Reddebrek on July 28, 2020

This looks interesting

Fozzie

3 years 8 months ago

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Submitted by Fozzie on July 28, 2020

I'd be interested to know what people think about it - very of its time but does paint quite a picture!

R Totale

3 years 8 months ago

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Submitted by R Totale on July 28, 2020

I'd actually been thinking that the title makes it sound quite contemporary, but maybe that's just down to every generation liking to think that they invented sex/gayness/insurrectionary anarchism. I mean, this is a relatively recent young person's meme, but it feels like it could fit straight into the pages of Wolverine. Reading some of the old 80s London Autonomist stuff has made me more confused than ever about what autonomism actually is, but then again maybe you can say that about any ideological label that gets popular enough.

The Wolverine #1 (1983?)

Debut issue of The Wolverine from late 1983 (or perhaps early 1984).

From a scan by the comrades at Spirit of Revolt archive, Glasgow.

Contents include: Neil Kinnock becoming leader of the Labour party, reprint of London Autonomists leaflet about the police, class and image, social workers get lost!, queer bashing in Islington, Ravachol - anarchist and homosexual.

Submitted by Fozzie on July 24, 2020

The Wolverine #2(?) (1984)

Probably the 2nd issue of The Wolverine from 1984.

From a scan by the comrades at Spirit of Revolt archive, Glasgow.

Contents include: Miners strike, riots, gay apologists (Keith Silvester piece from 1979), Conservative MP outed, A Letter To Dear Comrades (long piece on gay people in poltical groups, the activist scene generally etc), is it worth running away?, public schools.

Submitted by Fozzie on July 24, 2020

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