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Class War issue 31 1988

An issue of Class War from late 1988 including: Acid House panic, government anti-crime campaign, Guardian Angels (uniformed anti-crime group), Grimethorpe community crime patrols, rap group Public Enemy, riot at Michael Jackson gig (!), cop fashion, letters, sport.

New Life In An Old Factory - Corliss Anderson and Eddie Roberts

Kerngehäuse

Overview of the squatted Kerngehäuse in Berlin, a former factory which hosted a number of collectives when occupied.

Originally appeared in Bar Fax.

New Chauvinism?

A problematic account of violence against women and macho behaviour in the squatting movement of West Berlin in the early 1980s.

The original article is followed by some letters in response, some of which seem to excuse violence against women and other sexist behaviour.

A difficult read, which is presented here as an insight into the downsides of subcultural political scenes and not because we agree with it.

Minimanual of the Urban Guerrilla

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English translation of a book originally written in Portuguese by Brazilian guerrilla fighter Carlos Marighella in 1969 with advice on how to overthrow military dictatorships. Written under the Brazilian dictatorship, it contains lessons from the Cuban and Chinese Revolutions, and became influential in the late 1960s and early 70s.

Liverpool Anarchist #11

Latest issue of the Liverpool Anarchist with articles on the Kill the Bill protests, the 1913 porridge strike, electricians against deskilling and legal advice for protesters.

22.9.81 – Death On The Potsdamerstrasse

An anonymous account of police violence during a protest against evictions in Berlin. 19 year old Klaus Rattay died during the demonstration, although this is not directly covered in the text. (Rattay's death is covered in "A Short History Of The Berlin Squatting Movement December 1980 - July 1982")

Originally appeared in Bar Fax.

A Day In The Life

An anonymous middle class English woman writes about her experiences during a brief stay in prison after being arrested at a demonstration against US Secretary of State Alexander Haig's 1981 visit to Berlin.

An interesting article in the context of the counterculture of the time, though it is doubtful that this was representative of the experience of working class German prisoners then.

Originally appeared in Bar Fax.

Love & Rage Vol. 2 No. 6, June/July 1991

Vol 2 Issue 6 of Love & Rage, with articles on indigenous spear-fishers, letters continuing the debate on the Gulf War, an upcoming Love & Rage conference, a revolt against police violence in DC, a report from an anarchist speaking tour, Wayne Price on the Bookchinite Left Green Network, the ABC column with updates on John Perotti and a graphic about the Irish Murray case, anarchism and AIDS activism, a riot in Tompkins Square Park, a European autonomist congress, Soviet Jews and Israel, an anarchist critique of free trade, the On Gogol Boulevard column with news from Russia, Poland, and Czechoslovakia, and more.

Barricade Bulletin 13 - April/May 2021

Issue 13 of Barricade Bulletin, with articles on the struggle at Debenhams, further education college strikes in Northern Ireland, local councillors, repression against Spanish anarchist and tenants union organiser Ruyman Rodriguez, solidarity with the "Kill the Bill" movement, anarchists arrested in Barcelona, the 100th and 150th anniversaries of Kronstadt and the Paris Commune, anarcho-punks in the Philippines, a review of the Working Class History book, and resistance to police violence in Greece.