Freedom

A partial online archive of Freedom newspaper, which was the world's longest running anarchist newspaper, published in the UK from 1886 to 2014.

1886

Freedom (October 1886)

The first-ever issue of Freedom newspaper, subtitled A journal of anarchist socialism, dated October 1886.

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Freedom (November 1886)

The November 1886 edition of Freedom

Contents

EDUCATION BY FORCE.
WHAT REVOLUTION MEANS.
FATE-FORCE-FREEDOM. A BAS-RELIEF.
NORTH-WESTERN SPINDRIFT ON THE ETHICS (?) OF MAJORITY-RULE.
LAW AND ORDER IN IRELAND.
THE STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM.

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Freedom (December 1886)

The December 1886 edition of Freedom

Contents

THINGS OF TO-DAY.
WHAT MUST WE DO?
A SCENE IN LONDON.
ON MAJORITY-RULE AS MAKE-SHIFT.
LAW AND ORDER IN IRELAND.
FROM THE WORKERS' POINT OF VIEW.
THE STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM.

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1887

Freedom (February 1887)

The February 1887 edition of Freedom

Contents

THINGS OF TO-DAY.
REMEDIAL MEASURES.
SCIENTIFIC MUDDLES.
LAW AND ORDER IN IRELAND.
THE STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM.

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Freedom (April 1887)

The April 1887 edition of Freedom

Contents

THE REVOLT IN RUSSIA.
THE PARIS COMMUNE. - Peter Kropotkin
WORK AND THE WORKERS IN 
SHEFFIELD.
SOCIALISM AND SEX.
THE PEOPLE TO THEIR LAND (song).
LAW AND ORDER IN IRELAND. 

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Freedom (May 1887)

The May 1887 edition of Freedom

Contents

THE LESSONS OF TO-DAY. 
LOCAL ACTION.
NOTES ON COERCION.
FORERUNNERS OF ANARCHISM
A DUTCH SOCIALIST MEETING. - S.W
LAW AND ORDER IN IRELAND. 
THE STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM. 
AN ANARCHIST COMMUNITY. 

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Freedom (June 1887)

The June 1887 edition of Freedom

Contents

NOTES.
THE END SET BEFORE US.
A LESSON OF TO-DAY.
THE EGOIST. - Ivan Turgenev
ANARCHIST LITERATURE.
THE ENFORCEMENT OF LAW.
A PAINTER OF THE PEOPLE.
AUGUST SPIES ON THE CHICAGO MOVEMENT.
LAW AND ORDER IN IRELAND. 
THE STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM.

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Freedom (July 1887)

The July 1887 edition of Freedom

Contents

THE LAND WAR.
PRACTICAL QUESTIONS
EVICTION. - John Henry Dell
WOMEN'S LABOUR.
THE LOGIC OF COMMUNISM – S.O
PRISONS AND THEIR EFFECTS.
LAW AND ORDER IN IRELAND. 
THE STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM.

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Freedom (August 1887)

The August 1887 edition of Freedom

Contents

BENEATH THE THUNDER-CLOUD.
THE FIRST WORK OF THE REVOLUTION.
ACROSS THE NORTH SEA.
FRIEND AND FOE.
NOTES.
SPONTANEITY.
PRISON LIFE
ANARCHIST LITERATURE.

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Freedom (September 1887)

The August1887 edition of Freedom

Contents

JUSTICE IN ENGLAND.
THE NECESSITY OF COMMUNISM.
AN ENEMY OF FREEDOM.
THE CHICAGO PRISONERS.
NOTES ON THE SOCIALIST MOVEMENT.
SPONTANEITY AGAIN.
PRACTICAL SOCIALISM.
THE NEW LABOUR EXCHANGE.
LAW AND ORDER IN IRELAND.

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1914

Issues of Freedom newspaper from 1914.

Freedom : a journal of anarchist communism. Vol. XXVIII, no. 307

An edition of Freedom newspaper from November 1914.

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1916

Issues of Freedom newspaper from 1916.

Freedom : a journal of anarchist communism. Vol. XXX, no. 323

An edition of Freedom newspaper from March 1916.

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1926

Freedom (January 1926)

The January 1927 edition of Freedom

Contents

Notes
Recollections of W. Tchersoff (conclussion) - M.N
Unity and freedom - W.C.O
Work as a unit of exhange - Vaughn Bachman Brokav
"Socialism in Our Day!" - W.C.O
Heard in the mess - Sir. Phillib Gibbs
Here is my opinion - Peter Kropotkin
Science and Dogma

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1929

Issues of Freedom from 1929

Freedom Bulletin September 1929

Issue of Freedom Bulletin from 1929.

Contents

The Governments Promising Start

History of the First International –MN

Edward Carpenter – Bessie Ward (1844-1929)

Death of Wlm C Owen – TH Keell

William Charles Owen – Victor B. Neuburg

Cuttings and Comments-BBW

Berkmans ABC of Communist Anarchism

Appeal to our Readers

The Road to Freedom

Thomas Henry Keell (24 September 1866 – 26 June 1938) was Editor of this issue No.8 of Freedom Bulletin.

[/i] Found in Spirit of Revolt(Glasgow, Scotland) online archive. [/i]

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1972

1988

Issues of Freedom newspaper from 1988.

Freedom (September 1988)

Issue of Freedom, volume 49, issue 9, with articles about the Iran-Iraq war and more.

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2005

Freedom November 8 2005

The lead article for November was on wildcat postal strikes, which saw 30,000 walk out over "terms and conditions. After the Communication Worker’s Union’s (CWU) ballot over national strike action was lost the Royal Mail management have tried to press ahead with "modernisation" of the service. Modernisation of course being destruction of the union, wage cuts and slashing up to 30,000 jobs.

Also in this issue:

  • Piccadilly line underground train crash
  • George Bush will be in London from 19th to 21st November
  • Thessaloniki hunger strike continues
  • On the picket line
  • Annual anarchist bookfair ... biggest ever ...
  • Anarchist Federation of Gaucha (FAG) talk about Brazilian self-organisation
  • Review: The Beano

----> Note: Text may be a little difficult to read, but it's also searchable.

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Freedom September 17, 2005

NB// This is a bit rough and ready as I'm testing a new scanning wand, but what the hey.

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2012

Issues of Freedom newspaper from 2012.

2014

Issues of Freedom from 2014.

Freedom October 2014

Despite the splash headline, this was not in fact the last print edition of the paper, merely the final edition of it as a monthly production. It has been printed intermittently since.

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2016

Freedom Spring 2016

Reduced paper focusing on reproductive rights, homelessness and the Panama papers.

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Freedom Winter 2016/17

Produced for the London Anarchist Bookfair in October of that year, featuring content from a number of activist groups. The lead article is from Frack Off, detailing government and business plans to expand the controversial gas extraction method across Britain, as well as the resistance against it.

Also in this issue:

  • Students are suffering and rent strikes are the solution [Iida Käyhkö, UCL Cut The Rent]
  • All for the Sisterhood [Sisters Uncut]
  • So we're out of Europe [Matt Black]
  • Democracy and the NHS
  • The Freedom Annual Report 2016
  • Editorial
  • Anarchism and the bookshop trade
  • Anarchy in Haringey
  • Surviving the cop shop
  • Who's Who and Where: A haphazard list of friendly British groups
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