Clem Turff

Clem Turff, who many readers of this bulletin will remember, died in January 2003. His death was certainly hastened by the beating he received at the hands of the police on the criminal justice demo in Hyde Park. To my mind, Clem typified many of the things that are good about anarchists, remaining a humorous and committed militant despite his own personal demons. Apart from a brief notice in Direct Action the anarchist movement hasn't marked his passing in words, a situation we would like to rectify. If anyone has reminiscences or anecdotes of Clem, please send them to or the KSL address. I plan to try and collect them together as a short pamphlet.

Martin H.