Martin Wright

Xtra! #6 1980

Issue 6 of Xtra!

Contents include: Resistance: Why The Struggle Has Already Started, Fire at Alexandra Palace (plus council corruption), fare dodging, gay pride, Boredom Weighting (satire of pay scales), tips on bewildering bank cashiers, Aberdeen anarchists disrupt official May Day celebrations, Oxford Anarchist Conference report, A Distribution set up, Women in Prison, small press reviews, contacts, back page poster/comic.

Xtra! #2 Jan 1980

2nd issue of Xtra!

Contents include: Xtra! collective member gives evidence at inquiry into NF HQ Excalibur House, protest march against Excalibur House, early days of Thatcher government, overview of the NF and how to infiltrate it, what to do when you're facing trial, French Anarchist Federation conference report, the S.A.S. - its history, training and ideology, disruption of Labour Party mass meeting, critical reflections on anarcha-feminist conference, anarchism and fascism - the Italian connection, contacts.

Xtra! #7 1980

7th issue of Xtra! from late 1980 (mentions of Christmas etc).

A compressed version of a scan made available by the comrades at Sparrows Nest, Nottingham.

Xtra! #5 1980

5th issue of Xtra! from either late 1980.

A compressed version of the scan made available by the comrades at Sparrows Nest, Nottingham.

Xtra! #4 1980

Issue 3 of Xtra! from 1980.

A compressed version of a scan made available by the comrades at Sparrows Nest, Nottingham.

Xtra! #3 1980

Xtra 3 cover

Issue 3 of Xtra! from 1980.

A compressed version of the scan made available by the comrades at Sparrows Nest, Nottingham.

Xtra! #8 1981

Eight issue of Xtra!

Contents include: Brixton riots, the trial of the Xtra! contributor who infiltrated the National Front's HQ Excalibur House, letters, the Social Democractic Party, Red Army Faction prisoners, snide review of autonomist event "After Marx April", riots in Zurich, review of a Police manual on how to search a house, working conditions at Trust House Forte hotels, Who Needs Maggie? (campaigns against her avoid criticising the system), schools (and leaving them), the middle class, responses to "Backlash" in previous issue, religion, back cover poster.

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.

Xtra! The Paper for Armchair Terrorists

Xtra! logo

Partial online archive of Xtra! - an anarchist/autonomist newspaper published in North London from 1979 until 1982. It seems like there were 10 issues?

Xtra's "Structureless Tyrants" included Simon Read (who infamously infiltrated the National Front's HQ Excalibur House in Shoreditch and became a key witness in the inquiry set up to investigate it). Martin Wright (who would later be involved with Class War) was also a contributor.

In 1981 a teenage Chemistry student in Nottingham was sentenced to three years imprisonment for distributing 200 photocopies of issue 8's cover story ("Burn Babylon Burn" on the Brixton riots) - see Black Flag vol 6 #11 p8.

The Notting Hill Riots (1976) - Martin Wright

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