Anarchist Black Dragon

An archive of Anarchist Black Dragon, a publication produced by the anarchist communist prisoner Carl Harp and others held at Washington State Penitentiary from around 1978-1982. Taken from the collection at the Anarchist Black Dragon noblogs site.

Submitted by R Totale on December 19, 2020

Anarchist Black Dragon: Selected Writings

A compilation of various writings from the Anarchist Black Dragon.

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Anarchist Black Dragon: Volume 1, Issue 2, September 1978

Issue 2 of Anarchist Black Dragon, featuring various articles including an update on Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin being placed in a "control unit", Bob Potter on anarchists, freedom and parties, a reprint of a critique of Frelimo in Mozambique from Zero, and more.

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Anarchist Black Dragon: Volume 1, Issue 3, December 1978

Issue 3 of Anarchist Black Dragon, with articles on Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin's situation, anti-racism, and updates on various prison struggles and political prisoners including the case of Noel and Marie Murray in Ireland. This issue also mentions the Anarchist Black Dragon collective affiliating to SRAF, the Social Revolutionary Anarchist Federation.

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Anarchist Black Dragon: Volume 1, Issue 4, February 1979

Issue 4 of Anarchist Black Dragon, with articles including one on Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin, a critique of Marxist-Leninist groups, updates on prison struggle, discussions of anarchist theory and more. This issue was printed and distributed by Count Down, a libertarian communist group from Madison, Wisconsin.

Submitted by R Totale on December 21, 2020

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Anarchist Black Dragon: Volume 1, Issue 5, August(?) 1979

Issue 5 of Anarchist Black Dragon, with articles on sexism/homophobia and racism in prison, a report on an uprising at Walla Walla/Washington State where several prisoners including ABCD member Carl Harp took hostages to demand reforms, a discussion of political prisoners and class prisoners, sex in prison, repression against a writers' group who ran an advert in the Black Dragon, discussions of violence, a letter from Russ Little of the Symbionese Liberation Army and more.

Submitted by R Totale on December 21, 2020

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Anarchist Black Dragon: Volume 1, Issue 6, late 1979/early 1980

Issue 6 of the Anarchist Black Dragon. This issue is heavily devoted to the after-effects of the May 1979 uprising, with a letter from Carl Harp describing how he was subjected to ongoing retaliation and torture for his involvement in the action, a report from a press conference held by prisoners, articles on the continuing struggle in the prison after the uprising, an article on violence, nonviolence and unity, and news from prison struggle in Canada.

Submitted by R Totale on December 21, 2020

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Anarchist Black Dragon: Volume 1, Issue 7/Special Issue, 1980(?)

A special issue of Anarchist Black Dragon, focusing on "the anti-dictatorship of the Party line, the dictatorship of the Proletariat, Leaders, the State, and revolution in the West." Described as being between Vol. 1 No. 6 and Vol. 2 No. 1, but there is no sign that a Volume 2 was ever produced, as the next issue appears to follow on as Vol. 1 No. 8.

Submitted by R Totale on December 21, 2020

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Anarchist Black Dragon: Volume 1, Issue 8, February 1981

Issue 8 of Anarchist Black Dragon. This issue was mainly edited by the outside solidarity committee based in Montreal as the inside members of the ABD collective were all underground, in restrictive segregation or had been exiled to other prisons as a result of their active involvement in the struggle. Features news of charges being dropped against Carl Harp, a strike movement at Walla Walla, a letter from an ex-SLA member, a trial following from the Pontiac uprising in Illinois, the Marion Federal Control Unit, Leonard Peltier, a controversial article called "Dungeons & Dragons" criticizing Black separatism, a review of Discipline & Punish, and more.

Submitted by R Totale on December 21, 2020

Anarchist Black Dragon: Volume 1, Issue 9, Summer 1981

Issue 9 of Anarchist Black Dragon, with news on legal victories for Carl Harp and the Pontiac 16, repression against Native American militants, updates on women prisoners, a review of Towards A Citizen's Militia, the Kamalla and Arthur Miller custody case, conditions for Black prisoners at Walla Walla, the RAF hunger strike in Germany, the death of Bobby Sands, letters from Black liberation prisoners Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin and Mark Cook criticising the "Dungeons & Dragons" article from issue 8, and more.

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R Totale

3 years 5 months ago

In reply to by libcom.org

Submitted by R Totale on December 21, 2020

A great cover on this one, imo.

Anarchist Black Dragon: Volume 1, Issue 10, Spring 1982

Issue 10 of Anarchist Black Dragon. This was the first issue published after the murder of Carl Harp. It features extensive tributes to Harp, including from Mark Cook of the George Jackson Brigade, updates on prison struggles and repression against Native Americans including Leonard Peltier, a defence by John Bosch of his "Dungeons & Dragons" article criticising Black nationalism from issue 8, international prisoner news from the USSR, Spain and Canada, and more.

Submitted by R Totale on December 21, 2020

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R Totale

3 years 5 months ago

In reply to by libcom.org

Submitted by R Totale on December 21, 2020

Something really quite chilling about how this one has an editorial from Carl Harp, that must have been written immediately before his murder, celebrating that "we... are into our tenth issue looking forward to issue eleven with no loss of life... Without all of you many of us would be dead right now."

Anarchist Black Dragon: Volume 1, Issue 11, 1983(?)

Issue 11 of Anarchist Black Dragon, seemingly the last one produced. This issue has extensive reprints of other newspaper stories, as well as a letter from Kuwasi Balagoon continuing the debate on Black nationalism, updates on the Leonard Peltier case, Native American struggles and more.

Submitted by R Totale on December 21, 2020

Criticism and Analysis of the Political Statement of the George Jackson Brigade from the Anarchist Angle - Carl Harp

An anarchist critique of the politics of the George Jackson Brigade, written by Carl Harp of the Anarchist Black Dragon collective and published by the rest of the group after his death.

Submitted by R Totale on December 22, 2020

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