Anarchy 29

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Contents of No. 29

July 1963


The Damned Sally Blair 193
The Spies for Peace Story:    
   1. What Official Secret?   197
   2. In the Beginning …   200
   3. The Ripples Spread   202
   4. Informing the Public   207
   5. More Secrets … More Demonstrations   208
   6. Fallout   212
   7. Whodunit?   215
   8. The State Hits Back   218
   9. Onto the Banned-Waggon?   219
  10. RSGs, Parliament and the State   222
  11. Conclusions   227
Observations on anarchy 27: Public Schools   230
Some Conclusions on Anarchism George Woodcock 232
Cover by Rufus Segar  



Letter to readers …


The account of the “Spies for Peace” story and its implications, which fills most of this enlarged issue of ANARCHY has been compiled by members of the Solidarity group, the Syndicalist Workers’ Federation, the London Federation of Anarchists, the Independent Labour Party and the London Committee of 100. It is also being published by them as a separate pamphlet. If you find you have a copy of both editions, don’t be annoyed, just pass one on! This document needs the widest possible circulation and we hope that readers will order extra copies.

The feature on “The Community Workshop” announced for this issue of ANARCHY will appear next month, together with readers’ observations on ANARCHY 28, which we have had to hold over from this issue, and we hope, a long article on gypsies.

Other articles awaiting publication in the next few months include Jeff Robinson’s Anarchy and Practicability, John D. McEwan on Anarchism and the Cybernetics of Self-Organizing Systems, a symposium on Anarchism and Crime, a long analysis of the Anarchism of Alex Comfort, Richard Drinnon on Alexander Berkman and H. W. Morton on Randolph Bourne.

ANARCHY is not a literary magazine and we resolutely decline to publish “creative writing” (by what possible criterion could you select poems and stories for a propagandist monthly of only 32 small pages?), but it is worth finding room for articles on writers whose work has anarchist implications, and among these, we shall have in the next few months Charles Radcliffe on Kenneth Patchen and Dachine Rainer on E. E. Cummings.

We also want to publish symposia on Anarchism and Indian Thought and Anarchism and Greek Thought, and another idea worth trying is a study of a particular city—we thought of Nottingham.

Topics on which issues of ANARCHY have long been projected are Strikes, Science Fiction, Transport, problems of industrial and workers’ control, studies of particular industries, and of the implications for anarchists of political theories about pressure groups.

Our biggest need, as always, is more readers and more distributors. We want, in the Autumn, to have an agent in every university, and we want agents too in colleges of technology and training colleges. Wherever ideas are disseminated we want anarchist ideas to be on the agenda.


Printed by Express Printers, London, E.1.


The secret Regional Seats of Government are meant to ensure that the state outlives the people.

We want to ensure that the people outlive the state …



Other issues of ANARCHY

  1. Sex-and-Violence; Galbraith; the New Wave, Education.
  2. Workers’ Control
  3. What does anarchism mean today?; Africa; the Long Revolution.
  4. De-institutionalisation; Conflicting strains in anarchism.
  5. 1936: the Spanish Revolution.
  6. Anarchy and the Cinema.  (out of print)
  7. Adventure Playgrounds.
  8. Anarchists and Fabians; Action Anthropology; Eroding Capitalism.
  9. Prison.
  10. Sillitoe’s Key to the Door; MacInnes on Crime; Augustus John’s Utopia; Committee of 100.
  11. Paul Goodman; Neill on Education; the Character-Builders.
  12. Who are the anarchists?
  13. Direct Action.  (out of print)
  14. Disobedience.
  15. The work of David Wills.
  16. Ethics of anarchism; Africa; Anthropology; Poetry of Dissent.
  17. Towards a lumpenproletariat: Education vs. the working class; Freedom of access; Benevolent bureaucracy; CD and CND.
  18. Comprehensive Schools.
  19. Theatre: anger and anarchy.
  20. Non-violence as a reading of history; Freud, anarchism and experiments in living.
  21. Secondary modern.
  22. Cranston’s Dialogue on anarchy.
  23. Housing; Squatters; Do it yourself.
  24. The Community of Scholars.
  25. Technology, science, anarchism.
  26. CND; Salesmanship; Thoreau.
  27. Talking about youth.
  28. The future of anarchism.


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