black liberation in Britain

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.

The Standard Telephones and Cables strike, 1973

STC Picket line, Spare Rib.

The Standard Telephones and Cables strike in 1973 was one of a wave of strikes by black and asian workers confronting both the racism of their white colleagues and management, and sabotage from their own trade unions in the 1970s. It was preceded by the Mansfield Hosiery strike in 1972, and followed by the Imperial Typewriters strike in 1974.

Morris, Olive Elaine 1952-1979

Olive Morris

A short biography of south London based anti-racist community organiser Olive Morris who worked tirelessly as a feminist, black and squatting activist throughout the late 60s and 70s.

Organising the Unorganised: 'Race', Poor Work and Trade Unions

Burnsall Strike

John Wrench and Satnam Virdee discuss the relationship between mostly South Asian women workers at Heathrow and Burnsall (Smethwick), their relationships with the TGWU and GMB trade unions, and the role of non-union groups such as the Indian Workers Association and London Support Group. They also discuss racism and reactions to it in British trade unions more generally.

The Black Panthers in London, 1967-1972 - Anne-Marie Angelo

An in-depth look at the activities and ideology of the British Black Panther Movement in London, and the influence which the experiences of the American Black Panther Party had on them.