Bratach Dubh Collection.

Bratach Dubh finding aid

Reference Code

GB243 T/SOR/5

Title

Bratach Dubh Collection

Dates of Creation

1972-1987

Extent

13 archival boxes

Name of Creators

Bratach Dubh

Level of Description

Fonds

Administrative History

Bratach Dubh was an anarchist publisher active in the 1980s. Bratach Dubh was a joint project of Jean Weir and the McGowan family, who had links with the Hammer & Tongs workplace bulleting at Scott Lithgow shipbuilders. Initially based in Port Glasgow, after the first 5 pamphlets Bratach Dubh moved to London with Jean Weir.

The McGowans were, for a period, based near Liverpool and worked on tenants’ issues with Big Flame, the Marxist group based on the Italian group Lotta Continua.

Many of the pamphlets published by Bratach Dubh contained texts by the anarchist thinker and guerrilla, Alfredo M. Bonanno, with the exception of a pamphlet on the activities of the Angry Brigade.

Scope and Content

This collection contains publications collected by Bratach Dubh from anarchist and libertarian socialist groups from North America, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Australia, the UK and Ireland including newspapers, journals and magazines. It also contains a small number of posters and leaflets produced in the UK publicising anarchist events and a small collection of news cuttings and articles.

System of Arrangement

Items have been arranged according to original order.

Custodial History

Material collected by Bratach Dubh and deposited in the Mitchell Library, Glasgow by Keith Millar in 1988.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Glasgow City Libraries

Appraisal, Destruction, Scheduling

Appraised according to the Spirit of Revolt appraisal policy.

Accruals

No further accruals expected.

Access Conditions

Open

Copyright Reproduction

Application for reproduction should be made to the Spirit of Revolt group.

Existence of Copies

No known copies.

Finding Aids

Descriptive list available at Glasgow City Archives and on the Spirit of Revolt website.

Publication Note

No known publications.

Related collections

Other Spirit of Revolt (Ref: T/SOR) collections held at Glasgow City Archives.

Date(s) of Description

Compiled by Christopher Cassells (Project Archivist), November 2012.

1 North American Publications
1 Kick It Over. No. 8. 1983
2 Lightening Rod: a synthesis publication. Nos. 1-2. 1986-1987
3 Prairie Fire: the politics of revolutionary anti-imperialism. Political Statement of the Weather Underground. 1974
4 Soil of Liberty: put out by North Country Anarchists and Anarcha-Feminists. Vol.3 nos. 1, 2, Read On Line,   PDF and others downloads, 5 and vol. 4 nos. 1-2. 1977-1978
5 Bayou La Rose. Nos. 3,  6, Read On Line,   PDF and other downloads. 1979-1980
6 Reality Now. Nos. 6-7. 1986-1987
7 A Forum for Changing Men: monthly paper of the men’s resource centre. No. 46.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads. 1978
8 Renaissance: Detroit’s official welcome to the Rebirth of Capital.  c.1982
9 Processed World. No. 12. 1984-1985
10 Scream!: A voice of the youth movement. Youth Information Network. 1 issue. Read on line,   PDF and other downloads. c.1980
11 The Anarchist Black Hammer: Woodstock Anarchist Party Magazine. Nos. 2, 5-7. 1975-1976
12 The Kite: anti-prison news-journal. Summer issue. Read on line,   PDF and other downloads. 1979
13 Bluff! Vol.1 nos.2. Canada/USA, Read on line,   PDF and other downloads. n.d.
14 A.L.F. Canada Front Line News: Fighting in the front lines for Animal Liberation. No. 3. 1986
15 The Daily Battle. Summer issue. Read on line,   PDF and other downloads. 1985
16 Emancipation: published by the Anarchist Association of the Americas. Vol. 4, issue 8, no. 29. 1981
17 Anarchist Agitators: Information and correspondence organ of the Social-Revolutionary Anarchist Federation. Nos. 50-51. 54, Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.  62-64, Read on line,   PDF and other downloads, 95. 1976-1986
18 Fifth Estate. Vol. 12, no. 11; vol. 13, no. 7;  vol. 17, nos. 1-3; Read on line,   PDF and other downloads,  vol. 18, no. 2 Read on line, (Some pages out of sequence.)  PDF and other downloads, no.3;  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads, vol. 19, nos. 1-2. 1977-1984
19 Strike!: Workers’ Autonomy For Social Revolution. Vol. 1, nos. 11-12, Read on Line,   PDF and other downloads vol. 2 no. 2; Read On Line,   PDF and other downloads, vol. 3, no.3; vol. 4, nos. 1 & 5, Read On Line,   PDF and other downloads, vol. 5, no. 1. 1981-1986
20 Bulldozer: The only vehicle for prison reform. Nos. 2 and 4-5. 1981-1983
21 The Last SLA Statement: an interview with Russ, Joe, Bill and Emily.  1976
22 Dragon: Bay Area Research Collective. Read On Line Courtesy of freedom archives.org Nos.4 On Line,         5 On Line,               6 On Line,                 8 On Line,                9 On Line,               10 On line. 1975-1976
23 Anarchist Black Dragon!: Washington State Penitentiary. No. 8, Read on line,   PDF and other downloads, No.9, Read on line,   PDF and other downloads,  No.10.  Read on Line,   PDF and other downloads. You can read more copies HERE: 1982
24 Free Socialist: An Occasional Paper of Anarchist Opinion. Vol. 1, nos. 2-7. Also includes Autonomia (formerly Free Socialist) vol. 1, no. 9. 1977-1979
25 Ideas for setting your mind in a condition of: Disease.  n.d.
26 Leaflets produced by The Last International.  n.d.
27 Newsletter produced by O.K.A. n.d.
28 The Weekly People: published by the Socialist Labour Party. Vol. 87, no. 23. 1977
29 Russia 1917-1921: There is no stopping half-way. We must conquer or die. Tampa Red and Black. n.d.
30 Parallelogramme. Vol. 8, nos. 2-3, 5; vol. 9, nos.  2-3. 1983-1984
31 Criticism and analysis of the Political Statement of the George Jackson Brigade from The Anarchist Angle by Carl Harp. Read OnlinePDF and other downloads. 1978
32 Political Statement of the George Jackson Brigade.  1977
33 The USAF Airbase Workers Dispute 1978. Printed and published on behalf of the workers strike committee. 1978
34 Bar None. No. 8. c.1978
35 Leftward. Vol. 1, no. 3. n.d.
36 National Unity Cannot Solve the Economic Crisis! E.W. Plawick. 1977
37 Libertarian Socialist Flash Point. Vol. 2, nos. 8-11. 1978-1979
38 The Red Menace: A Libertarian Socialist Newsletter. Vol. 3, no. 1. 1979
39 North American Anarchist: The Newspaper Dedicated to Direct Action. Vol. 1, nos. 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10.  1979
40 The Gentle Anarchist. No. 12. 1986
41 Leaflets produced by Black Thumb Press 1979-1982
2 Spanish, Basque and Catalan Publications
1 Eltopo Avizor: compuesto por trabajadores casuales. Vol. 1, no. 5. 1977
2 Momentos. Federico Arcos. 1976
3 Blues de perro curto. Daniel De Culla. 1982
4 Plataforma Para una Intervencion Comunista: ¿Luchar Contra El Paro O Contra El Capital? 1984
5 Lemoniz dossier/antinuclear. Comite Antinuclear Santurce. Nov.-Dic. 1978
6 ITACA: Organ d’expressió de L’ateneu Llibertari de Sant Andreu (centre cultural d’estudis I discussió).  n.d.
7 Solidaritat. No. 36-38. 1976-1977
8 Cultura Libertaria: boletin de la A.I.P. Nos. 7, 9. 1986
9 Etcetera: Correspondence de la guerra social. Nos. 6-11. 1985-1987
10 Askatasuna: revista libertaria de Euskadi. Nos. 0-2.  6-8, Front cover and index, Read on line,   PDF and other downloads. 11, 14-23 and a special issue. 1977-1981
11 Bicicleta. Nos. 1-2, 7-12. 1977-1979
12 CNT-AIT Newspapers. Nos. 0, 4-5 and a special issue. Also includes issue no. 151 of Solidaridad Obrera and two newsletters. 1976-1984
3 Portuguese publications. Front covers only, displayed.
1 Pela Revolução Socialista Pelo Poder Dos Trabalhadores. No. 1. View on Line.   PDF and other downloads. 1975
2 Contraacorrente Edições/Livraria. Leaflet. View on line.   PDF and other downloads. n.d.
3 Colectivo Anarquista. No. 1. View on linePDF and other downloads. 1976
4 Pé de Cabra: Jornal da Comissão Revolucionária Autónoma de Moradores e Ocupantes de S. José. No. 1.  View on line.   PDF and other downloads. 1975
5 República. No. 15861.  View on line.   PDF and other downloads. 1975
6 Combate: A Libertação dos Trabalhadores é Obra dos Próprios Trabalhadores. No. 29.  View on line.   PDF and other downloads. 1975
7 Aideia: Orgão Anarquista Especifico de Expressão Portuguesa. No. 5-9.  View on line.   PDF and other downloads. 1976-1978
8 A Brigada Da Cólera: guerrilha urbana na grã-bretanha 1967-1972.   View on Line.   PDF and other downloads. 1980
9 A Batalha: Jornal Anarco-Sinicalista. Antigo Órgão da Confederação Geral do Trabalho. Nos. 24, 29, 32, 34-42, 44-71, 73-75, 77, 80-81.  View on line.   PDF and other downloads. 1975-1982
10 Acção Directa: Revista Anarquista. Nos. 6, 7,9,10, 12-15.  View on line.   PDF and other downloadsNo.8, View on line.   PDF and other downloads. 1976-1979
11 Revolução. No. 32 and unknown issue.  View on line.   PDF and other downloads. c.1975
4 French and Italian publications
1 Le Monde Libertaire: Organe de la Fédération Anarchiste. Nos. 214, 247, 597-599, 604, 609, 623-625, 627-628, 630, 633-638, 640-642, 661-668, 677-680, 682-683. Also includes pages from unknown issues. 1975-1987
2 Lavoro Intellettuale E Lavoro Manuale. Pietro Kropotkin. 1972
5 Austrailian publications
1 Treason: Against the State. No. 7.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads. 1981
2 Federation of Australian Anarchists Bulletin. No. 2. 1976
3 Libertarian Workers Bulletin. Vol. 5, no. 2; vol. 6, nos. 1-2, vol. 7, no. 1; vol. 8, nos. 1-2.
6 UK and Irish Publications
1 Glasgow Peoples Press: Clydeside alternative monthly. Nos. 1-11. 1977-1978
2 Practical Anarchy: Clydeside Anarchist Paper. 1981: Pilot issue, February. 1982: April, May Day Special, July, August, October, Christmas. 1983: February, Easter, Summer, August, December. 1984: February, March, June. 1981-1984
3 The Source: Independent Monthly Magazine. No. 1. 1977
4 Clydesider. 1 issue. c.1986
5 2 ‘Stuff the Law: We Want Justice!’ posters from the Miners Strike. Glasgow Anarchists. 1984
6 Nottingham Anarchist News. Nos. 2-3. 1985
7 Stuff It: the theoretical journal of a Bristol Anarchist Group. Vol. 2, no. 3. n.d.
8 Alarm. 1 issue. 1986
9 No Choice. No. 12, anti-militarist special. Read on line,   PDF and other downloads. 1985.
10 Between the Lines. No. 2-3. n.d.
11 Trees and Flowers Fanzine. No. 9. Read On LinePDF and other downloads. n.d.
12 Angry! Pilot issue. Class War paper. 1985
13 Liverpool People’s News. Vol. 3, no. 1. 1982
14 North West Anarchist Federation Bulletin. February issue. 1984
15 Brighton Bomber. Vol. 1, no. 5. 1982
16 News From Nowhere: Anarchist Views. 1980
17 Lib Ed: A magazine for the liberation of learning. Issue number 30 and vol. 2, no. 5. Read on line,   PDF and other downloads. 1987
18 Libertarian Student Network Bulletin. 1976
19 Total Subversion! Reading Students.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads. 1983
20 Know University: An alternative prospect for prospective students.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads. n.d.
21 Crowbar: Squatting news. Nos. 32 & 47, Read on line,   PDF and other downloads. and an unknown issue. c.1986
22 Pigs for Slaughter. No. 2. c.1983
23 Vote Labour and still die horribly. Thames Valley Anarchists.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads. 1980s
24 Peoples’ News Service. No. 145.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads. 1978
25 Grapevine. Nos. 14-16. 1986-1987
26 Brighton Voice. No. 109.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads. 1980s
27 The Beast: the magazine that bites back. No. 8. 1980-1981
28 Bulletin of Anarchist Research. Nos. 7-8, 10-12. 1986-1987
29 Zero: Anarchist/Anarca-feminist Monthly. Nos. 1-7. 1977-1978
30 Free Winged Eagle: Orkney’s Alternative Press. Nos. 1-4, January 1981 issue. Read on line,   PDF and other downloads. 1979-1981
31 The Sheffield Anarchist. Vol. 1, no. 14; vol. 2, no. 1; vol. 3, nos. 1, 8.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads. 1978-1985
32 Emergency. No. 4. n.d.
33 Verbal Assault: South Hants Anarchist Paper. Nos. 1-2, 4-8, 16-17.  1983-1985
34 Northern Star: Disbelieve Disobey Resist. Nos. 1453, 1455. 1983
35 Red Rag. Vol. 4, no. 10; an April, May and 2 June issues from unknown year; and one undated issue. c.1982
36 Me, Myself, I. No. 2. 1982
37 Untitled publication containing short stories and political comment. c.1982
38 Punk fanzine. Contains article about The Destructors on front page.  Read on Line,   PDF and other downloads.
1982
39 Bread, love and struggle: a few Brixton anarchists. Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
c.1981
40 Anarchist Insurrection. Nos. 1-3. c.1984
41 Prisoners of War. No. 1. South Manchester Anarchist Group.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads. c.1984
42 Gettin’ Angry!?: a magazine by and for claimants. No. 1. Read on line,   PDF and other downloads. 1985
43 The Gutted. One issue. c.1986
44 Blast. No. 3 and a special class war issue.  c.1983
45 Text of ‘Desire, Value and the Pleasure Tendency’.  1985
46 Text of ‘The Subversive Past’. 1985.
47 No Choice: Cambridge’s Alternative Paper. No. 10.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads. n.d.
48 Common Cause: a magazine covering community and industrial struggles in South Wales. No. 2.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads. 1978
49 York Free Press: York’s Community Newspaper.  No. 43.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads. 1980
50 Treason: Sunderland’s Own Anarchist Paper. No. 1.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
n.d.
51 As it is. No. 1.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads. n.d.
52 Autonome. No. 9.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads. 1981
53 Cool Notes. No. 3.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads. 1980s
54 Ludd & Swing. One issue.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads 1982
55 Fuck Off: a fanatical magazine for Wales. Pilot issue.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads. 1985
56 Green Options. No. 1.  Read on line.   PDF and other downloads. 1987
57 El Salvador: News Bulletin, El Salvador Solidarity Campaign. No. 14.  Read on line.   PDF and other downloads. 1982
58 Black Chip: A Radical Journal of New Technology. No. 86:2.  Read on line.   PDF and other downloads. 1986
59 Lords of the Realm. No. 1.  Read on line.   PDF and other downloads. n.d.
60 Scram Energy Bulletin: The Scottish Campaign to Resist the Atomic Menace. No. 11.  Read on line.   PDF and other downloads. 1979
61 Ecology & Anarchism. No. 3.  Read on line.   PDF and other downloads. n.d.
62 Seditious Whispers: Doncaster’s Free Anarchist Paper. Nos. 8, Read on line,   PDF and other downloads, 10-11, 12-13, Read on line,   PDF and other downloads. n.d.
63 Poison Pen: Hastings Anarchist Weekly. 31 issues. 1980-1983
64 The Scorcher. No. 2, 1983; and undated December issue. Read on line,   PDF and other downloads. c.1983
65 Stuff It: The theoretical journal of the Bristol Anarchist Group. Nos. 2-3, 5. c.1984
66 Kill Your Pet Puppy. Nos. 2-3. 1980
67 Outta Control: News and Vies of the Belfast Anarchist Collective. Nos. 10, 12, 21, 23-26, 32, 34, 41-42. Includes issue of Gaining Ground, No. 13 which was sold with Outta Control. 1980-1984
68 Aberdeen Peoples Press. Nos. 22, 24-25, 32, 39, 40, 47, 55, 56, 58. 1974-1976
69 Wildcat. Nos. 3-6. 1974-1975
70 Xtra!: The paper for the armchair terrorist. Pilot issue; January issue; and nos. 3-8.  1980s
71 South London Stress. No. 4-6. c.1981
72 Voice of Resistance: Towards Socialist Liberation. Nos. 1-2. n.d.
73 Peace News: for nonviolent revolution. Nos. 1988-1990, 1992-1995, 2096, 2102, 2127, 2142, 2158, 2179, 2188, 2199, 2207. 1975-1983
74 Dawn: an Irish journal of nonviolence. Nos. 21, 23-25, 38-39 1977-1978
75 Second Generation: The magazine of youth C.N.D. No. 10. c.1983
76 Violence & Nonviolent Action. 1 issue. n.d.
77 Sanity: Voice of CND. No. 2-3. 1975
78 Resistance. Dublin Anarchist Collective. June/July issue. 1983
79 Teaching London Kids. No. 17. c.1981
80 Black Bairn: Grangemouth/Falkirk Area News-Sheet. December issue. 1982
81 Poster for a new anarchist news-sheet, West End Crimes.  n.d.
82 Toe Jam: The Real Free Press. No. 1. c.1982
83 Practical Anarchy leaflets and posters. 12 items.Read On Line PDF and other downloads.
n.d.
84 Clydeside Anarchists. Posters for events held by Clydeside Anarchists.  Read On LinePDF and other downloads. n.d.
85 The Big Print: North-East Libertarian Paper. Issues from: April, May, June, September, October, December 1978; February, April 1979. 1978-1979
86 Theses Against Cynicism. Printed and published by The Pleasure Tendency. 1987
87 Black Jake’s Occasional Organ. Produced by Newcastle Anarchist Group. Nos. 1-2. 1976
88 The Hungarian Revolution, 1956. Council Communist Pamphlet No. 1. n.d.
90 Catalyst: Anarchy Peace and Freedom. 1 issue.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads. n.d.
91 News from Neasden: a catalogue of new radical publications. No. 10. Read on line,   PDF and other downloads. 1978
92 University Destroyed: MOI Crowns Ten Years of Government Terror in Kenya. Produced by The Committee for the Release of Political Prisoners in Kenya. Read on line,   PDF and other downloads. 1980s
93 Z Revue. Nos. 2-3. Read on line,   PDF and other downloads.
1977
94 Return of the Moral Subject: An essay on class, identity & free will from The Pleasure Tendency. 1986
95 The Commonweal. News series issue no. 1. 1983
96 It’s Up To Us. Produced by the Alpha Group, a collective of graphic designers, and published by Left Review. Anti-war and anti-rearmament  pamphlet.  Read on linePDF and other downloads. 1936
97 Pacifists and the Election: Peace or Party. Frank Hancock, A Peace News Pamphlet. c.1950
98 Life and its replacement with a dull reflection of iteself. The Pleasure Tendency. 1984
99 Worker-Student Action Committees France May ’68. R. Gregoie and F. Perlman.  n.d.
100 Social Struggles in Spain. 1976
101 Mirror Image: an insight into how the Daily Mirror handled the lorry drivers strike of Jan 1979. 1979
102 An Anarchist Window Pane. No. 2.  n.d.
103 Subversive Graffiti: Free news sheet produced in Aberdeen. Nos. 6-8. c.1982
104 Western Daily Stress. Don’t vote special issue. n.d.
105 Bread, love and struggle: a few Brixton Anarchists. n.d.
106 Boot ‘Em! A Southampton Anarchist Paper. Nov./Dec. Issue. 1985
107 Police News: for nonviolent authoritarianism. No. 121984.
108 Sedition: Birmingham’s Very Own Anarchist Paper. No. 1. n.d.
109 Taking Liberties: Free news-sheet of the Easterhouse Civil Liberties Group. n.d.
110 After Marx – Autonomy. Alfredo M. Bonanno n.d.
111 Elephant Editions Anarchist Pocketbooks. Complete Catalogue. 1986
112 Black Flag Quarterly: Journal of anarchist ideas news and comments. Vol. VII, nos. 5-6. 1984
113 Bahd News: Rathcoole Community Newspaper. No. 16.  1986
114 Castlemilk Today. Nos. 33-34. n.d.
115 Insurrection: Bimonthly anarchist review. No. 1.  1982
116 Weekly World Anarchy. No. 13.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads. 1986
117 Paisley Gutterpress. Nos. 1, 4, 11-12.  1981-1982
118 Me Myself I. No. 1. n.d.
119 Anarchist News Service. 1 issue. c.1984
120 South East Anarchist Federation News. n.d.
121 ALF Action in Leeds. Feb-Sept. Issue. 1986
122 Green Teacher. Preview edition. 1986
123 Organising for Workers’ Power. Porere Operaio. Rising Free reprint 3. 1974
124 Anarchist newsletter titled What I Did On My Holidays. n.d.
7 News cuttings and articles
1 Folder of news cuttings and other material on Torness Power Station.  Read on line,   PDF and other downloads. c.1977-1979
2 Photocopied news cutting on the banning of anarchist publication Stuff It from a Britsol bookshop. n.d.
3 Cutting from Peace News, 18 April 1975, featuring an article on resistance to nuclear power plants being built beside the River Rhine. 1975
4 Typed article on the experience of arrest, court appearances and prison. n.d.
5 Typed article titled Stop Business As Usual… Tuesday 25th Novemeber. 1985
6 Folder of articles, bulletins and political statements, in Spanish and English, relating to the Spanish anarchists movement.  1970s
8 Posters and leaflets publicising anarchist meetings, campaigns, demonstrations and book-fairs. 1970s-1980s