interviews

Southall Black Sisters interview - Black Flag

Southall Black Sisters are a black women's group that were formed in the late 70s and are still going strong today. They have campaigned tirelessly for the rights of women who fight back against domestic violence and more recently against creeping fundamentalism within Asian and other communities. SBS are not anarchists, but we should have plenty to learn from their struggles and their courage over the last 20 years. We interviewed Hananna and Anita from SBS at their resource centre in Southall.

Stuart Christie interviewed for Black Flag in 2010

Interview: Ade Dimmick talks to the famed author, agitator – and Black Flag founding member – Stuart Christie for the magazine’s 40th anniversary on anarchism and us.

Four decades on from its first issue, Black Flag is one of the few remaining publications from that time. So it is a great pleasure to be able to interview its founding editor, or at least the surviving half of that editorship, Albert Meltzer having died in 1996, as we enter the next ten years of struggle.

Interview: Ronan Bennett - Black Flag

Interview with author Ronan Bennett, which touches on his time in prison in Northern Ireland and on remand in London (as one of the "Persons Unknown" suspects).

From Black Flag #213 - 1998.

Interview: Adil Rahman of Newham Monitoring Project - Black Flag

NMP banner

Newham Monitoring Project has been fighting racial harassment and police harassment in East London for 18 years - consistently running an emergency advice line, offering practical support to individuals and running campaigns. NMP has always been a grassroots community organisation and funding has come and gone. The withdrawal of funding and loss of its office more than a year ago had lead to rumours of its demise but Black Flag found NMP still going strong when we interviewed Adil Rahman.

From Black Flag #214 1998

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.

A Half Hour with Errico Malatesta - Eugene Lanti

A brief interview between Eugene Lanti and Errico Malatesta in 1924 shortly after the rise of Mussolini. Topics covered are linguistics and Fascism.

Migrating tactics: An interview with Ewa Majewska and Katarzyna Rakowska

An interview with two organisers during the Polish women's strike in 2016 over abortion rights.

The ANSA Story - Ferrucio Gambino and Seth Tilet

A discussion about the Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata (ANSA: literally "Associated Press National Agency") the official Italian new agency - and the print media in the 1970s in general.

Interview with Anti Racist Action (Minneapolis)- Maximumrocknroll, 1989

Interview with Kieran of Anti Racist Action by Martin Sprouse and Tim Yohannan. From Maximumrocknroll #78, November 1989

“Give me my job back, say sorry, and don’t do it again” – Interview with a worker sacked for being trans

An interview with a British trans IWW member who was fired for using the toilet at work, but after the company was picketed by the Sheffield section, got their job back.