KSL Update Sept. 2020

Our friend and comrade Stuart Christie has died. It’ll take us a while to get over that. Please send us your memories of Stuart. We’d like to try and write something longer about his life (though we don’t really know what that will look like yet).

We have lost so many other comrades this year. There are obituaries for Roberto Ambrosoli, Doris Ensinger, Paolo Finzi and Lucio Urtubia Jiménez on our site https://www.katesharpleylibrary.net/gb5n40. Our thoughts go out to all our friends and comrades who are finding this a bad year.

On our wiki is a chronology of the 1945 split in British anarchism. It’s not simple to sift the legends that have grown up, given the shortage of records from the time. See: http://katesharpleylibrary.pbworks.com/w/page/139511268/The%201945%20split%20in%20British%20anarchism

In this issue of the bulletin we have the second of our new ‘worth a second look’ series (thanks, Devin). The first one was Barry Pateman on Joseph Lane’s An Anti-Statist Communist Manifesto. It’s at https://www.katesharpleylibrary.net/4f4s2z

We also have a piece translated from a new collection of the writings of André Prudhommeaux, who is always worth reading. More at https://www.katesharpleylibrary.net/80gbk1.

If you look at our website or have signed up for our email newsletter you’ll have seen we have done a handful of ‘not the bulletin’ updates since January and put up a lot of articles. Here are a handful:

Elio Ziglioli, an Italian in the anarchist guerrilla struggle: the story of a return by Argimiro Ferrero https://www.katesharpleylibrary.net/ncjvmm

The Return of Comrade Ricardo Flores Magón by Claudio Lomnitz [Book review] https://www.katesharpleylibrary.net/rfj8gt

Tribunals and Political Objectors by Vernon Richards, featuring Albert Meltzer’s statement to the Conscientious Objection Tribunal https://www.katesharpleylibrary.net/hx3gzf

Elsewhere, Andrew Whitehead has just produced a podcast and walking tour devoted to Dan Chatterton. Get that (and a biography) via https://www.andrewwhitehead.net/dan-chatterton.html.

Stuart and Albert published the first issue of the Bulletin of the Anarchist Black Cross on 19th July 1968 (it would become Black Flag from volume 2). Thanks to our comrades at CIRA (https://www.cira.ch/) this and other early issues are available via http://libcom.org/library/black-flag-vol-01-01-july-1968.

Sending best wishes: stay safe comrades.