Angry Brigade

The Angry Brigade: A history of Britain's first urban guerrilla group

This book covers the roots of the Angry Brigade in the revolutionary ferment of the 1960s, and follows their campaign and the police investigation to its culmination in the “Stoke Newington 8” conspiracy trial at the Old Bailey—the longest criminal trial in British legal history. Written after extensive research—among both the libertarian opposition and the police—it remains the essential study of Britain's first urban guerilla group.

Between 1970 and 1972, the Angry Brigade used guns and bombs in a series of symbolic attacks against property. A series of communiqués accompanied the actions, explaining the choice of targets and the Angry Brigade philosophy: autonomous organization and attacks on property alongside other forms of militant working class action.

The Angry Brigade: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Britain's First Urban Guerilla Group (Documentary)

The complete documentary.

Between 1970 and 1972 the Angry Brigade used guns and bombs in a series of symbolic attacks against property. A series of communiqués accompanied the actions, explaining the choice of targets and the Angry Brigade philosophy: autonomous organization and attacks on property alongside other forms of militant working class action.

In the eye of the beholder [Review, The Angry Brigade by Gordon Carr]

Review of the book, The Angry Brigade: a history of Britain's first urban guerilla group

Book reviews, like beauty, are in the eye of the beholder. So too the authorship that produced this indexed, expanded new edition of Gordon Carr's “THE ANGRY BRIGADE: a history of Britain's first urban guerilla group”. My meaning here is simply that inevitably there is a degree of subjectivity on all sides, including my own.

The angry brigade : the cause and the case. [Review]

Short review of the book, The Angry Brigade: The Cause and the Case.

Carr, Gordon. The angry brigade : the cause and the case. Christiebooks: 2003. 151 pages, illustrated; A4 book.

You can't reform profit capitalism and inhumanity. Just kick it till it breaks. - Angry Brigade, communique

Mendleson, Anna, 1948-2009

Short bio of British writer, poet and political activist who was convicted of conspiracy to cause explosions as part of The Angry Brigade.

Anna Mendleson*, ‘Stoke Newington Eight’ defendant and poet, has died in Cambridge at the age of 61. She died on 16 November 2009 after a long battle with a brain tumour. Her three children were with her in her last days.

Granny Made Me An Anarchist: General Franco, the Angry Brigade and Me by Stuart Christie [Review]

Review of Stuart Christie's autobiography. In KSL: Bulletin of the Kate Sharpley Library No. 40, November 2004.

This is the third version of Stuart's autobiography to be published. The first came out in 1980 (as The Christie File, published by Cienfuegos Press in the UK and Partisan Books in the USA) and more recently Stuart issued a version in 2 volumes in his own ChristieBooks imprint, which was a limited edition.

The Angry Brigade - documents and chronology

Full text of a booklet about the British urban guerrilla group the Angry Brigade in the 1960s and 1970s containing timelines, communiques and contextual information.

Libcom introduction

An Introduction to The Angry Brigade - Jean Weir

"Bighead Brigade"

An article about controversial UK urban guerrilla group, the Angry Brigade looking particularly at anarchist criticism of them at the time. While we disagree with much of the article we reproduce here for reference.

The eight libertarian militants on trial in the Old Bailey in 1972 who were chosen by the British State to be the `conspirators' of the Angry Brigade, found themselves facing not only the class enemy with all its instruments of repression, but also the obtusity and incomprehension -- when not condemnation -- of the organised left.

Review: Vague's Anarchy in the UK: The Angry Brigade - John Barker

An excellent piercing, critical review - by an ex-Brigade member - of Vague's romanticising, fetishistic book on the Angry Brigade.

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Book Review: Anarchy in the UK, by Tom Vague
(Reviewed by John Barker, late 1990s)

"Anarchy in the UK: The Angry Brigade"
by Tom Vague, AK Press, 162pp, £6.95