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The Irish Anarchist History archive October 21, 2011

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Irish Politics, The Left.
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This just in.

The Irish Anarchist History archive goes online on Friday, October 21st. at http://irishanarchisthistory.wordpress.com. This site will be updated at least once every two weeks with new material added.

Our aim is to build an online archive of magazines, pamphlets, papers and books from and about anarchist organisations in Ireland, from their early beginnings in the 1880s through to today. If we don’t record our own history, who will?

We have lots of material to scan and post, including complete and almost complete runs of Workers Solidarity, Red & Black Revolution, Irish Anarchist Review, Anarchist News, Outta Control, RAG, Black Star, Antrim Alternative, Ainriail (both the Belfast and Frontline Collective versions), Black Rag, Anarcho-Communist, Resistance (all three versions), Organise!, Solidarity Bulletin, No Masters, Working Class Resistance. Also pamphlets, leaflets, stickers and more.

That’s great to see, though worth noting that the Left Archive has attempted to cover much of this ground with examples of Ainriail in both variants amongst other Irish anarchist documents included in its collection. But the anarchist history archive is already content rich with a range of fascinating documents from a Black Rag from 1978 that includes a perceptive review of a Boomtown Rats gig to a WSM leaflet for the 2002 election and some newspaper clippings regarding the attendance of Belfast based anarchists at a conference in Leeds in 1912. Great stuff and crucial weekly reading…

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