Libertarian Struggle/Anarchist Worker

An archive of Libertarian Struggle/Anarchist Worker, a publication produced by the Organisation of Revolutionary Anarchists and then the Anarchist Workers' Association in the 1970s. Originally scanned and digitised by the Sparrow's Nest.

Submitted by R Totale on March 23, 2020

Around the time of the final issue of Anarchist Worker, the majority of the Anarchist Workers Association became the Libertarian Communist Group and produced a number of issues of another paper, Libertarian Communist, which can be found here. A minority current which had been expelled from the organisation, holding more "ultra-left" views on subjects such as anti-imperialism and the trade unions, became the Anarchist Communist Association, and produced the paper Bread & Roses, which can be found here. A brief history of all these groups can be found in the article Anarchist Communism in Britain, 1870-1991.

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R Totale

4 years 2 months ago

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Submitted by R Totale on March 23, 2020

By the way, a minor anarcho-nerd trivia point: I notice that the contact address for Libertarian Struggle, at least the early issues, was on Cardigan Road, Leeds. I dunno if Leeds ABC is still a functioning organisation, but I do remember that as recently as the 2010s they gave their address as being on Cardigan Road as well. Would be curious to know if anyone can confirm whether there was also anarcho activity based out of that street in the 80s/90s/2000s, so that one road could claim an unbroken 40-year-plus tradition?

R Totale

4 years 1 month ago

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Submitted by R Totale on April 2, 2020

I had initally thought there'd be no point tagging each issue individually, but am now starting to think it'd be worth going through and tagging the issues dealing with specifics topics (e.g. Portugal, Spain, Northern Ireland, the NF, the Murrays, Grunwicks). Would take a while to do, though.

Fozzie

4 years 1 month ago

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Submitted by Fozzie on April 2, 2020

Thanks for sorting this R Totale. I’m sure tagging would help, but there is hardly any urgency!

R Totale

3 years 8 months ago

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Submitted by R Totale on September 10, 2020

Profile of an undercover infiltrator in the AWA: https://powerbase.info/index.php/Jim/Jimmy_Pickford_(alias) Certificate might be out of date so you have to click through, plus I think libcom links usually break if there's brackets in them anyway.