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1970s

Xtra! Pilot issue Nov 1979

Pilot issue of Xtra! from November 1979.

Articles on Persons Unknown trial, an Xtra! exclusive on the National Front's HQ Excalibur House (and feature on its notorious minder Derrick Day), Nuclear Power, splits in the Labour Party, health, abortion used to choose the sex of a child, Do The Workers Really Want Control?, self help guide for arrestees, film censorship, working conditions at Haymarket Publishing, denationalise the Church of England, Nuclear Waste.

Black Flag vol 01 #07 (Jan 1970)

An issue of the Bulletin of the Anarchist Black Cross, kindly scanned in by the comrades at Centre international de recherches sur l'anarchisme (CIRA).

The Bulletin would become Black Flag from volume 2.

The struggle of Asian workers in Britain - Race Today

Pamphlet published in 1983 by the Race Today Collective containing three articles and sets of interviews on the struggles of Asian workers in the UK.

Race, class and the state: the black experience in Britain

A. Sivanandan on the political economy of post-WW2 immigration and state control in Britain.

Riot and Representation: The Significance of The Chicano Riot

A text, credited to "Herbert Marcuse" but actually written by the Bay Area pro-situ group 1044, on a Chicano riot in East Los Angeles in 1970. This text was first hosted by Bureau of Public Secrets.

Splits of the Socialist Workers Party (Britain)

Esme Choonara, Amy Leather, Candy Udwin, Maxine Bowler, 2013 Disputes Committee

We do not agree with their politics but reproduce this for reference.

Notable splits and departures from the Socialist Workers Party in Britain (and some notable international splits) in chronological order including key figures. The list shows a history of active members' serious complaints about the organisation and how it is organised. The issues are repeated since the formation of the SWP which should raise questions about the much-vaunted SWP model of ‘building the party’ especially for those unfamiliar with the party and its history.

Bread & Roses - Paper of the Anarchist Communist Association (c1978-1980)

A partial archive of Bread & Roses, a paper produced by the Anarchist Communist Association, a short-lived group formed as a result of a split in the 1970s Anarchist Workers Association. Taken from the excellent archive at the Sparrow's Nest. See Anarchist Communism in Britain, 1870-1991 for the history of these groups.

Anarchy #109: Russell and the Anarchists

Issue 109 of Anarchy: A Journal of Anarchist Ideas from March 1970.

The Notting Hill Riots (1976) - Martin Wright

Martin Wright on the Notting Hill riots of August 30 1976. From Anarchy (second series) #21.

Fascism in Britain Today (1976): The National Front, the working class and the lumpen - Martin Wright

Martin Wright on the class composition of support for the National Front, from Anarchy #19, 1976.