Asian Youth Movement

Kala Tara: paper of the Asian Youth Movement Bradford

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Partial online archive of Kala Tara, the newspaper of the Bradford branch of the Asian Youth Movement in the 1970s and 80s.

Newham 8 Defence Campaign - Bulletin 1

Newham 8 Defence Campaign poster

A bulletin for the Newham 8 campaign giving the history and circumstances of the arrest of the men. Supporters are urged to raise awareness for the campaign writing letters, passing model resolutions, attending meetings, demonstrations and eventually the court picket at Snaresbrook. A national demonstration against racism on the 24th September is also publicised.

Self Defence is No Offence - The Bradford 12

Bradford 12

Newsletter produced by Leeds Other Paper and the Bradford 12 campaign shortly after they won their court battle, having been arrested for creating molotov cocktails for community self-defense against the National Front.

Kala Sho or Black Consciousness, April 1986

Newsletter of the Sheffield Asian Youth Movement, May 1986

Sharrow Action Bulletin - May 1989

March in Sheffield

Sharrow Action Committee Against Racism/Fascism's May 1989 bulletin, detailing racist attacks in Sheffield and community response, criticising the role of the police and council.

Kala Mazdoor - Issue 1

Come what may, we are here to stay

The Asian Youth Movement of the late 1970s and early 1980s involved thousands of young people in radical politics, focused on resistance to the National Front, the police, and deportations. This is issue 1 of the Sheffield Asian Youth Movement's paper, Kala Mazdoor.

Kala Tara - Paper of the Asian Youth Movement Bradford - Issue 1

Here to Stay, Here to Fight

The Asian Youth Movement of the late 1970s and early 1980s involved thousands of young people in radical politics, focused resistance to the National Front, the police, and deportations. This is issue 1 of Bradford Asian Youth Movement's paper, Kala Tara.

'You're different, you're one of us': the making of a British Asian

Asian children play in Bradford.

Interesting interview with a Sikh man who grew up in Manningham, Bradford, and was one of the founders of the Asian Youth Movement. Here he talks about his experiences growing up as one of the first Asian children to go through the city's education system and his eventual politicisation.

The politics of Britain's Asian Youth Movements - Anandi Ramamurthy

AYM members from Bradford, Sheffield and Birmingham.

Excellent study into the politics of the Asian Youth Movements, groups of radical working class Asians who fought against the racism of both the British state and far-right as well as conservative elements within the south Asian community itself.

Here to stay, here to fight - Kenan Malik

An extract from Kenan Malik's From Fatwa to Jihad that delves into the roots of the Asian Youth Movements of the 1970s and 1980s and how they came to be formed.