Virus magazine

Virus magazine

Partial online archive of Virus magazine, a journal for militant anarchism initially founded by Colin Parker which then became the magazine of the Anarchist Communist Federation (later renamed the Anarchist Federation).

If you have any more issues of this magazine please add them to this archive or consider donating them to libcom to digitise

AttachmentSize
Virus 3 full.pdf15.71 MB
Virus 7 full.pdf19.03 MB
virus 8 full.pdf21.28 MB
virus 9 full.pdf17.56 MB

Comments

rat
Apr 26 2015 22:07

Excellent to see this archived on Libcom!

Steven.
Apr 26 2015 22:18
rat wrote:
Excellent to see this archived on Libcom!

we only have one issue though at the moment so if you know anyone who has an archive let us know!

Serge Forward
Apr 26 2015 23:17

Sparrows Nest does. I gave them a few back issues from no 1 onwards. Think they've got the whole set now.

rat
Apr 27 2015 09:07

I've just had a very quick look at the Sparrows' Nest website and I can see a reference to Virus magazine being scanned but I couldn't find a direct link to the publication. I did only take a quick look though.

Battlescarred
Apr 27 2015 10:59

I've got hold of some issues of Virus ( multiple copies) yesterday from the attic of the old flat in central London of Colin Parker. Can pass copies on to libcom. PM me.

rat
Apr 27 2015 23:01

Virus has to be the best ever title for an anarchist communist mag.

Steven.
Apr 28 2015 11:11

Hi rat, thanks for that. Looking at their website they just have a few bits and pieces scanned

Battlescarred wrote:
I've got hold of some issues of Virus ( multiple copies) yesterday from the attic of the old flat in central London of Colin Parker. Can pass copies on to libcom. PM me.

that would be great. I'll get in touch when I have some time in the next couple of weeks

arminius
Apr 28 2015 16:55
rat wrote:
Virus has to be the best ever title for an anarchist communist mag.

Even better now with the internet connotation of 'viral'.

Steven.
Apr 28 2015 21:50
arminius wrote:
rat wrote:
Virus has to be the best ever title for an anarchist communist mag.

Even better now with the internet connotation of 'viral'.

apparently they stopped using it because of the HIV-AIDS epidemic and the resultant connotations with the word "virus"

Serge Forward
Apr 28 2015 22:17

I'd forgotten that but yes, that was one reason we changed the name.

RobberBurns88
Oct 18 2017 09:35

Added 3 and 7 courtesy of Scottish Radical Library at Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh.

RobberBurns88
Oct 18 2017 22:05

Added some more.

little_brother
Oct 20 2017 18:29

Great. Yes we have all Virus issues at The Sparrows' Nest but we have been busy with other material in the last year or so. How can we see easily what has already been uploaded? Also I've been discussing this with one of Libcom collective in the last week or so as follows as there is useful material on AF old website including content list text for many issues:

AF has already got all of Resistance and most of Organise! as a fairly handy archive in PDF and some HTML for older issues.
What we have all nicely listed on http://af-north.org/afed/res/ and http://af-north.org/afed/org/
For Resistance the PDFs are all available as resistX.pdf where X is 1-162
e.g. http://af-north.org/afed/res/resist1.pdf
However note that the contents lists for later issues of Resistance are only found on the latest CMS site starting on https://afed.org.uk/publications/resistance/page/11/ (then more recent issues on pages 1-10).

Organise is in PDF from issue 56 e.g. http://af-north.org/afed/org/org56.pdf
and some earlier issues as HTML.
For the very early issues and Virus (which became Organise! at issue 14) we'd need to scan in which will happen at some point via The Sparrows' Nest library and archive here in Nottingham.
*** update - those that RobberBurns has not done already - thanks!!

As you can see on the above webpages there is text for contents of Organise! and some Resistances. You'll also find a full index of content for issues 14-29 of Organise! even though the content is not all online yet. See http://af-north.org/afed/org/

We also have a few special issues (including Desist spoof issues) and 'Irish Resistance' 4-10 e.g.
http://af-north.org/afed/res/Iresist4.pdf

A libcom archive of everything would be clearly a great thing to have.

imposs1904
Oct 20 2017 23:06

I wish the files weren't so big.

#MoaningMinnie

little_brother
Oct 23 2017 06:44

I suppose that is due to quality of scanning from paper copies. Certainly the PDFs created directly from text and graphics are much smaller filesizes. At Sparrows' Nest we are trying to produce optimal file sizes from scans.

jef costello
Oct 23 2017 12:39

The file sizes aren't too bad. You could try using OCR software to digitise it but I think you'd lose quality.
Thanks for posting

little_brother
Oct 27 2018 09:46