Asian Youth Movement

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.

Short hot summer 1981

A series of articles by History is Made at Night on the 1981 July uprisings/ riots, which occurred in Brixton, Southall, Toxteth, Moss Side, Wood Green, London, Leicester and Bradford.