1961 · London
London: Syndicalist Workers Federation; International Workingmen's Association, 1961. Fifteen issues of the monthly paper, most issues on newsprint in miniature tabloid format (8.75x11.25 inches), two earliest issues mimeographed instead. Issues present are vol. 2 no. 2, vol. 4 nos. 6 and 9, vol. 5 nos. 5, 6 and 12, and vol. 6 nos. 1, 2, 4-7, 9-11. In volumes 4 and 5 some issues cite the International Workingmen's Association instead of the Syndicalist Workers Federation on the masthead. Newsprint evenly toned, minor soil or rust stains to the three earlier issues, earliest issue has a faint stain across the front page. The SWF was founded by members of the disbanded Anarchist Federation of Britain. During this period there is substantial coverage of Spanish exile activities opposed to Franco, early activism against the Vietnam War, and a fair bit of local strike news.
(Inventory #: 188085)