Freedom and Empire, 1948

In his second article looking at recent editions to the Freedom digital archive, historian Jack Saundrs considers the anarchists’ take on Britain’s declining imperial holdings as another vicious conflict broke out just a few years on from World War II — the Malayan Emergency. In the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, the governors of

Freedom and the 1974 Miners’ Strike

Jack Saundrs looks over some recent additions to Freedom’s extensive digital archive, which draws together unique scans and mirrored works to create a sizeable library of the paper’s historic works. The 1974 papers set was first scanned by the excellent Sparrows’ Nest. Between 1970 and 1974 Britain experienced a peak in worker militancy. There were

Kropotkin and Freedom

Rounding off our month of articles commemorating 100 years since Kropotkin died, Selva Varengo writes on the political philosopher’s long association with the Freedom Group through the Freedom newspaper and how many of his key works were outlined in its pages. A partial digital archive of the many issues he contributed to can be found

Pioneers of anarchism: Varlam Cherkezishvili (Tcherkesoff)

Lesser-known of two “anarchist princes” exiled to London in the 1890s (the other being Peter Kropotkin), Cherkezishvili (Warlaam Tcherkesoff in the Russian manner) was an influence on British and wider European movements up to the beginning of the First World War. Tcherkesoff, as he was best-known during his exile from Russia, was born to Georgian

Freedom, December 2013

December 2013 issue of Freedom The December 2013 issue is now out and available either directly from Freedom Bookshop or from other good radical bookshops or social centres. Stockists: » Freedom Bookshop, London » Housmans bookshop, London » LARC, London » 56a Infoshop, London » Newham Bookshop, London » Pogo Cafe, London » Rough Trade, east London » Rough Trade, west London » Whitechapel Art Gallery,

Freedom, November 2013

November 2013 issue of Freedom The November 2013 issue is now out and available either directly from Freedom Bookshop or from other good radical bookshops or social centres. Stockists: » Freedom Bookshop, London » Housmans bookshop, London » LARC, London » 56a Infoshop, London » Newham Bookshop, London » Pogo Cafe, London » Rough Trade, east London » Rough Trade, west London » Whitechapel Art Gallery,

Freedom, September 2013

September 2013 issue of Freedom The September 2013 issue is now out and available either directly from Freedom Bookshop or from other good radical bookshops or social centres. Stockists: » Freedom Bookshop, London » Housmans bookshop, London » LARC, London » 56a Infoshop, London » Newham Bookshop, London » Pogo Cafe, London » Rough Trade, east London » Rough Trade, west London » Whitechapel Art Gallery,

Freedom, August 2013

August 2013 issue of Freedom The August 2013 issue is now out and available either directly from Freedom Bookshop or from other good radical bookshops or social centres. Stockists: » Freedom Bookshop, London » Housmans bookshop, London » LARC, London » 56a Infoshop, London » Newham Bookshop, London » Pogo Cafe, London » Rough Trade, east London » Rough Trade, west London » Whitechapel Art Gallery,

Freedom, July 2013

July 2013 issue of Freedom The July 2013 issue is now out and available either directly from Freedom Bookshop or from other good radical bookshops or social centres. Stockists: » Freedom Bookshop, London » Housmans bookshop, London » LARC, London » 56a Infoshop, London » Newham Bookshop, London » Pogo Cafe, London » Rough Trade, east London » Rough Trade, west London » Whitechapel Art Gallery,