Partial archive of the second series of Anarchy magazine, published by the Anarchy Collective in London in the 1970s and 1980s in 38 issues. Its editors included Chris Broad and Phil Ruff at different times. (Our archive of the first series of Anarchy is here.)
Phil Ruff has written about this period in "The Invisible Dictatorship - a short history of Anarchy magazine (second series)" for the Kate Sharpley Library.
Josh MacPhee has published a
Josh MacPhee has published a series of articles at Just Seeds on the covers of Anarchy 2nd Series:
Part One: issues 1-4
Part Two: issues 5-9
Part Three: issues 10-14
Part Four: issues 15-20
Part Five: issues 21-26
Part Six: issues 27-31
Part Seven: issues 32-38
There is also a quite good
There is also a quite good thread on here discussing the different series of Anarchy and the context:
Annoyingly, it looks like a
Annoyingly, it looks like a fair few of the issues that were most likely to have input from "Graham Coates" aren't archived - looking at his statement, it does seem like he definitely wrote for Anarchy about work (page 22).
R Totale wrote: Annoyingly,
Good find, super interesting!
Had a look through my copies.
Had a look through my copies. The only article signed 'GC' is 'Work and Non-Work' in issue 24. Cant see anything else which springs out as potentially being by him.
Here's a scan of that issue.
Looking through the documents the Inquiry has put online related to him there are a number about Anarchy collective meetings and members of the collective, and a few about Zero, but also some about meetings of the London Workers Group, the Persons Unknown Support Group, and the East London Libertarians, amongst others. Also meetings to plan the Anarchist May Day picnic.
In his article about work and non-work he discusses those who do 'imaginary work'
Perhaps we should have got him to write a job report for the London Workers bulletin.
Thanks for that, have added -
Thanks for that, have added - could someone let the COPS/Undercover Research lot know that it's now online? Looking at that statement again, he says on page 27 that he wrote "5 or 6" articles for Anarchy, but I suppose if some of them were anonymous there's no way of knowing really. Would all be either 77 or 78, from the sounds of it.
Thanks Lurdan! I can let
I can let some people know, RT.
@RegionRadPress on Twitter
@RegionRadPress on Twitter flagged up that a couple of undercover cop reports into meetings of the Anarchy collective have now been released by the Undercover Policing Inquiry:
Special Branch report on a weekly meeting of the Anarchy Collective 19 Oct 1978
Special Branch report on a casual meeting of the Anarchy Collective 09 Feb 1979