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Remembering the 1968 Revolts – Voices from Nottingham – Part 1

December 31, 2018

Readers may remember that earlier in the year we flagged up an event in Nottingham to discuss 1968 and its impact.

The audio of that meeting, organised by Five Leaves, Peoples Histreh and Sparrows Nest  is now available on Youtube.

Part one features our friend Julian Atkinson…


Europe In Revolt!

December 25, 2018

Here is a nice item- a poster for an IMG Scotland rally.

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Stewart MacLennan writes:

“A poster for IMG Rally: Europe in Revolt, to take place in Glasgow on Monday 22 April (1974?), featuring as speakers one Stewart Maclennan (UCATT personal capacity & IMG), John McGeown (President Kent Students Union) and some Belgian chappie called Mandel.   As I recall, the rally went ahead, but Mandel couldn’t make it (no doubt frightened off by the competition on the platform)”

And whilst we are on the theme of Europe, here is the 1979 FI European Election Manifesto: “Out of the Bosses Market- For A Socialist Europe”

The IMG’s candidate was Tariq Ali.

Hugo Blanco in London

October 23, 2018

439-44-hugo-blancoThe legend that is Hugo Blanco is speaking in London on TUESDAY 6th NOVEMBER 2018.

7.30pmCommunity Centre, 62 Marchmont Street, WC1N 1AB.

Kings Cross & Russell Sq tubes

The Gyroscope- What was the Personal / Political Group?

October 17, 2018

GyroscopeWe have an issue of a bulletin titled News From the Gyroscope and subtitled “Another Newsletter (Sort-of-Thing) from, to, and on behalf of the people who, until now have sometimes been called ‘The Personal / Political Grouping’ “

It is dated March 1977 and appears to be the work of people in, around or formerly members of the IMG.

Letters show that it had discussions / relations with the (exIMG) Revolutionary Marxist Current and with a grouping within the IMG called “Current X”

“Current X” itself was involved with the cultural magazine Wedge of which we have a couple of copies on the scanning pile…

Any further info would be welcomed…


1968- Dany’s reading tips

October 13, 2018

Daniel Cohn-Bendit suggests a few books…

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But don’t buy them from Collett’s…

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1968- Students In Revolt- Mutual inspiration

October 12, 2018

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1968- Students In Revolt- Radical babies

October 11, 2018

Great picture of the young Tariq Ali…

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